Archive for January, 2007
January 31, 2007
Patch Adams will be making a presentation for students and employees on humor and health in the Greenleaf Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. He will also give a public presentation that day at 7:30 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium. Admission is free. On Thursday, Feb. 8, he will visit several classes.
Adams, a medical doctor, clown and social activist, has spent 30 years trying to change America’s healthcare system. He uses laughter, joy and creativity in the healing process and believes true health care must incorporate such life.
Adams and his colleagues have practiced medicine for 12 years, based on a mutual trust between patients and doctors, in a pilot program in West Virginia and has devoted his life to the study of what makes people happy. By incorporating his experience as a street clown, Adams explores the relationship between humor and therapy using his unique blend of knowledge, showmanship and hands on teaching techniques.
January 29, 2007
CHARLIE TEFFT ’97, continuing part-time lecturer in art, had two teapots selected for the juried show “100 Teapots III.” The show is at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, Md., and will be on display until Feb. 21.
The two teapots were selected from a group of over 670 entries by 165 artists. Charlie is one of 70 artists on display in the show.
January 29, 2007
The Theatre Studies Department presents Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in an acting version by Thornton Wilder, directed by DAVID HAMMOND. The shows will be in Sternberger Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Feb. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are $5 for the general public and free to members of the Guilford community.
In a world governed by Victorian rules of gender, Nora, a young middleclass housewife, struggles with social conformity and blackmail. She must decide whether to live by the code of her time or strike out on a more revolutionary path. The groundbreaking material in A Doll’s House was so scandalous at the time of its creation in 1879, that it was initially banned in Germany and England. Wilder’s adaptation was very successful in the United States, and starred the much-loved Ruth Gordon. It has never been published, but the Wilder estate is preparing the text for release in the near future.
A Doll’s House marks Hammond’s directorial debut at Guilford, having joined the Theatre Studies Department in January. Hammond is artistic director emeritus of PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was artistic director for 14 seasons.
In reflecting on the occasion of directing this landmark work in the canon of Western drama, Hammond observed, “It’s just a remarkable play, and we’re all very excited about it. There are two great playwrights involved in the event here and the clarity and power of their shared vision is stunning.”
For ticket reservations, please call 316-2414.
January 26, 2007
TIAA-CREF has undergone some changes in the past six months. Since migrating to their new platform in September, the college has had the opportunity to expand our investment options and take advantage of direct investment advice. There have also been some growing pains, which are to be expected with enhancements and changes of this magnitude.
In September, TIAA-CREF migrated the records of our employees participating with TIAA-CREF to the new record keeping system. It has come to TIAA-CREF’s attention that some college participants may have seen delays in the posting of contributions to their individual accounts. There will be no negative impact to individual participant’s TIAA-CREF accounts and all contributions will be backdated to post as of the date funds were received at TIAA-CREF.
In working with TIAA-CREF regarding this issue, we recommend that you review your account(s) with TIAA-CREF to ensure proper posting of your contributions. If there are any questions or concerns about the posting of contributions, notify Heather Conover, plan consultant in Charlotte, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 25, 2007
Updates on the college’s response to the Bryan Hall incident that occurred Saturday, Jan. 20, are available on the front of the Web site. An update was posted Tuesday, Jan. 23, and another one is anticipated this week.
January 25, 2007
DENNIS SHORES has been appointed softball coach, replacing TY COOK, who led the Quakers to a 34-82 record in three years before resigning in December.
The Quakers’ fifth softball coach, Shores spent the past three seasons as an assistant softball coach at Neumann (Pa.) College, during which time the Knights compiled a 60-52 record. He worked with head coach Bill Saar and helped Neumann to its first Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 2006.
A native of Lancaster, Pa., Shores founded and coached the Chester County Stars, a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) softball program with teams in the under-10, -12, -14, -16 and -18 age groups. He served as Tournament Director for the Stars College Showcase and served as president of GGS Fastpitch. A member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Shores has hosted winter pitching clinics in the Downingtown (Pa.) area since 2001 and also has experience as a hitting instructor.
Shores, a 1991 graduate of Penn State-Delaware County, recently retired after working more than 20 years as the facility manager of the St. John Vianney Center in Downingtown. He and his wife, Susan, have three children, Dennis, Danielle and Christine.
The Quakers open their sixth fastpitch softball season at Christopher Newport Feb. 17. Guilford returns six letter winners from last season’s 9-31 team.
January 25, 2007
BECKY GOULD GIBSON has won Texas Review Press’s 2006 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize for best full-length poetry manuscript. “Aphrodite’s Daughter” will appear in fall 2007.
January 25, 2007
There will be a Graduate School Information Session Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 4-5 p.m. in The Gallery in Founders Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about the graduate school experience
Participants can learn about ways to successfully apply to graduate school, as well as hear about the experiences of current graduate students.
Graduate students and graduate school administrators from Duke University will talk about the application process, ways to increase your chances for a successful application, applying for fellowships and scholarships, and the graduate school experience.
The graduate students visiting Guilford will represent a wide variety of fields including biology, business, chemistry, computing, earth sciences, ecology, economics, environment, engineering, English, history, mathematics, psychology, political science, religion, romance studies and sociology. Guilford students will have the opportunity to talk with graduate students in their area of interest.
The session will not focus on graduate school at Duke; but is instead meant to educate undergraduates about the application process and graduate school experience in general.
For more information contact EMILY FITCH at email@example.com or ext. 2187.
January 25, 2007
LEE TAYLOR will begin his appointment as director of planned giving within the Office of Advancement Thursday, Feb. 1.
In his new role, Taylor will direct marketing and administrative functions to encourage life income gifts and bequests to the college. He succeeds PHIL WARSHAUER, who resigned in October to accept a position with the Foundation of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C.
“Lee Taylor has a very strong banking and investment background which has translated very nicely into his second career in higher education development. His vast knowledge of planned giving instruments will help donors understand the variety of charitable giving options that can maximize their giving capacity to the college,” stated Senior Director of Development ANNE HURD. “Plus, Lee is warm and approachable; someone whose company our alumni and friends will really enjoy.”
Taylor will plan and implement all planned and deferred gifts programs at Guilford as well as maintain and coordinate the reporting, administrative and accounting systems to support those programs. He serves as the principal in-house resource for gift planning and for tax information and counsel related to charitable giving.
Taylor was the director of major gifts at Lynchburg (Va.) College from January 2005 to January of 2006. While at Lynchburg, Taylor he restructured the college’s approach to identifying major gift donors, which aided the development team in reaching their campaign goal. Prior to his job at Lynchburg, Taylor worked as the major gift and planned giving officer at Sweet Briar (Va.) College.
Taylor earned a bachelor of political science from Lynchburg and attended T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.
January 25, 2007
Patch Adams, doctor and social activist, will be speaking Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Adams also will be visiting several classes during a visit scheduled Feb. 7-8.
Adams, a medical doctor, clown and social activist, has spent 30 years trying to change America’s healthcare system. He uses laughter, joy and creativity in the healing process and believes true health care must incorporate such life. Adams and his colleagues have practiced medicine for 12 years, based on a mutual trust between patients and doctors, in a pilot program in West Virginia; and he has devoted his life to the study of what makes people happy. By incorporating his experience as a street clown, Adams explores the relationship between humor and therapy using his unique blend of knowledge, showmanship and hands-on teaching techniques.
Adams will be speaking along with Susan Parenti, a performer, writer and collaborator with Adams. Parenti is a teacher and organizer of the School for Designing a Society in Urbana-Illinois, a two year program for college-age students where ideas from compositions are utilized in relation to social change.
Adams and Parenti have been lecturing and collaborating together since 1993.