Archive for February, 2007
February 28, 2007
JOE JOHN ’09 and KRYSTAL PARRISH ’08 received Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the week awards. The announcement marks the first spring awards of the season and the first such honors for both students. John also received Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week Award, presented by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
John, an outfielder on the baseball team, has hit safely in each of the Quakers’ first eight games. His .448 batting average stands second on the team. He leads Guilford with five stolen bases (in five attempts), 11 walks, two homers and a .619 on-base percentage. The Quakers’ leadoff hitter ranks second on the squad with nine runs, 13 hits, and four doubles. He matched his career high with three hits in home setbacks to Averett (Feb. 20) and Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 23). John belted two solo homers in Guilford’s loss to Averett, matching another personal best.
Coach NICK BLACK’S ’02 Quakers open ODAC play Saturday, March 3, at Lynchburg at 1 p.m.
Parrish, a captain of the women’s tennis team, posted a three-set win in the Quakers’ spring season-opening victory over Peace Feb. 24. She rallied to beat the Pacers’ Anna Jane Hesmer, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 11-9 in Guilford’s 8-1 win. The victory marked her first second-singles win since 2005. Earlier in the day, Parrish teamed with NIKA BOTKIN ’09 for an 8-6 first-doubles victory. Including fall competition, Parrish has a 1-2 overall singles record this year.
Coach JENNIFER ANDERSON’s ’96 Quakers begin ODAC play with their first home match of the season Saturday, March 3, against Bridgewater at Noon.
February 28, 2007
The Human Resources Office is pleased to offer two seminars, “Simplify Your Life” and “Creative Thinking,” sponsored by CARE 24, a division of United Health Care.
The first program, “Simplify Your Life,” will be held Thursday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Walnut Room in Founders Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please call PAT ANDERSON at 316-2138 to reserve your place.
This program encourages participants to take a look at their inner beliefs as they identify personal roadblocks to streamlining their approach to the requirements of everyday living. The impacts of excuses we make to avoid personal change are examined.
- Examination of inner beliefs (Healthy vs. Unhealthy Guilt)
- Getting rid of clutter in your life (The 10 Commandments of Clutter)
- Streamlining chores and commitments
The second program, “Creative Thinking,” will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Walnut Room in Founders Hall. Again, lunch will be provided. Call Pat at extension 2138 to reserve your place.
This workshop provides an opportunity to have some fun while you learn. The program is a lively, highly interactive session that encourages participants to think “outside the box.” Employees will learn how to break out of self-limiting patterns of thinking and begin to use their own creative process.
- What is creative thinking?
- Factors that influence creative thinking
- Stages of the creative thought process
- Puzzles, exercises and brainteasers to test creativity
Human Resources encourages all employees to participate in one or both sessions. Please pre-register by calling Pat Anderson at 316-2138 so there will be enough handouts for everyone.
February 27, 2007
The Board of Trustees approved a revision in Guilford’s enrollment goal for the fall of 2009 during its meeting Feb. 24. Based on the recommendation of the Strategic and Long Range Planning Committee, the Advancement College of the trustees and President KENT CHABOTAR, the board revised the total headcount goal from 3,300 to 2,867.
Strategic Priority 2-2 in The Strategic Plan for Guilford College 2005-2010: Creative Leadership for the 21st Century calls for increasing enrollment to ensure the college’s financial health and give an age-diverse group of students the opportunity for a Guilford education. The revised headcount goal calls for 1,520 traditional students, 1,252 non-traditional CCE students and 95 students in The Early College at Guilford in the fall of 2009.
The college has doubled its headcount in the past five years and enrolled a headcount of 2,687 in fall 2006, including 1,351 traditional students, 1,242 adult students and 94 students in the Early College.
February 27, 2007
On Feb. 24, the Board of Trustees approved Guilford’s budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007. The budget is balanced with revenues and expenditures of $64.8 million. It continues the implementation of the strategic and operational priorities contained in The Strategic Plan for Guilford College 2005-2010: Creative Leadership for the 21st Century.
Highlights of the budget, in addition to funding the strategic plan’s priorities, include the following:
- Total traditional student enrollment increase of 2%%; no increase in CCE students;
- Endowment spending rate of 5%%;
- Additional faculty and staff positions (4 FTEs);
- An overall salary and wage increase of 5.0%% for faculty and staff, including 3.5%% for base merit,
- Funding of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Writing in the Majors,” and
- An increase in tuition/fees/board charges for traditional students averaging approximately 5.5%%.
The budget was recommended by the Budget Committee and approved by President KENT CHABOTAR. As a part of the process, there were two community forums on the budget, involving students, faculty and staff. Providing the budget narrative and attachments, as presented to the trustees and approved without amendment, is part of the administration’s goal of transparent decision-making and open communication.
Click here to view the budget documents.
If you have questions about next year’s budget or other financial matters before the trustees, contact JERRY BOOTHBY, vice president of finance and administration, or your respective vice president.
A full digest of the Feb. 23-24 trustee meetings will be published in the Beacon at a later date.
February 26, 2007
Instructor in English CAROLINE MCALISTER presented a paper Feb. 23 at the 19th Southern Writers Symposium at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. The title of the paper was “Remembering and Forgetting the Southern Grotesque: The Girl Child’s Point of View in the Stories of Ruth Moose.” The topic of the conference was “Neglected Southern Writers,” with a special consideration of the works of the late Raymond Andrews.
February 23, 2007
TRACEY CRONER ’09 has earned Second Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference basketball honors. She was Guilford’s lone all-star in selections made by the league’s head women’s basketball coaches.
A 5-9 forward, Croner led the Quakers and ranked seventh in the ODAC with 13.4 points per game through games of Feb. 21. She led the conference with a .898 free-throw percentage and stood eighth in field-goal percentage (.482). Croner ranked second on the team with 19 three-pointers and averaged 14.8 points in 20 league games.
Entering the tournament, she led Guilford’s scorers in 12 games and had four 20-point games. Her career-high 28 points helped the college to a Feb. 13 road win over league-rival Emory & Henry. She notched her first college double-double with 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in the Quakers’ Feb. 6 ODAC win at Washington and Lee.
February 22, 2007
Professor Emeritus ALEX STOESEN completed his 23rd Habitat for Humanity International mission, this time in Cambodia. The team completed and dedicated three brick houses in a village about 10 miles west of the capital, Phnom Penh. The families receiving houses had been removed from nearby squatter communites where they had lived for about 10 years.
While there, the Habitat team visited the “Killing Fields” memorial for the 1976 Cambodian genocide carried out by the Khmer Rouge. There was also a Killing Fields museum located in an old high school in Phnom Penh where interrogations and executions had been carried out. Stoesen said it is “as grim a place as could be imagined.” The team also visited the great Hindu-Bhuddist temple ruins at Angkor Wat. On the way out they stopped for two days in Taipei, Taiwan, “a vibrant, throbbing city of 2.5 million where the lunar new year was being celebrated.”
February 22, 2007
College Meeting for Worship, an opportunity for the Guilford community to gather in weekly interfaith worship, and reflect on their spiritual journeys will be held Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Moon Room of Dana Auditorium. This week’s meeting will be led by CHRIS HOHN ’07, psychology/art.
February 22, 2007
Information on the Bryan Hall incident continues to be updated on the incident Web page. The newest updates regarding the student judicial process were posted on Feb. 19.
The incident Web page can be found here.
February 22, 2007
The Board of Trustees will be meeting on campus Feb. 23-24. The Board meets three times a year to discuss business matters of the college.