Archive for March, 2007
March 30, 2007
CCE is pleased to present “How to…Succeed in the Business World!” Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10, from 6-7 p.m.(identical workshops) in Hendricks Hall lounge. The workshops were postponed from April 2 and 3.
ELLEN MARTIN, a Guilford alumna and vice president of supply chain systems for VF Corporation, headquartered in Greensboro will lead the workshops. She has worked in business for over 30 years and is the only female vice president at VF Corporation, which is the largest apparel company in the world. Martin is excited to share the experience and wisdom she has gained from her longevity in the business world.
Free pizza and soda will be served. Please come and learn from those who have gone before you.
The last workshop in the spring “How to…” speaker series, “How to…write a winning resume” with Marjorie Liles, will be held Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, from 6-7 p.m.
Liles is a Greensboro native and the Director of Recruiting for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network-Greensboro. She has had varied professional experiences working in education, hospitality and recruiting (restaurant, management, supply chain, legal, financial and para-professional). Liles has expressed her interest in recruiting Guilford CCE students who are near graduation for positions within Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
March 29, 2007
EVELYN HALL is retiring from her housekeeping position after 32 years of dedicated service. Her last day of work will be Friday, April 13. Hall has been a great inspiration to many students, staff and the entire campus community. The Facilities Department is saddened to see her leave; however, we join with her in celebrating her new life of retirement.
Please join us on Thursday, April 12, in the Facilities Department at Noon to bid Hall best wishes and farewell.
March 28, 2007
Mohammed Abu-Nimer, professor in American University’s program in international peace and conflict resolution, will speak Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Bryan Auditorium on the topic, “Reconciliation and Justice: What Might Guilford Do Now.”
Abu-Nimer has worked in conflict resolution, dialogue, and peacebuilding efforts throughout the world contributing to intercultural and inter-ethnic conflict resolution and reconciliation. He has worked in the Middle East, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, as well as the US.
The event is sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture Series and the Teach-In Committee.
March 28, 2007
The Teach-In Committee,an ad-hoc group of faculty, staff, students and administration which deals with an on-going response to the events of Jan. 20, will host an open dialogue session on Wednesday, April 11, in the Alumni Gym from 3-5 p.m. The discussion will open with a response to questions submitted online at https://phoenix.guilford.edu/teachinques.nsf and will continue as an open question and answer session, including members from each segment of our community.
All questions will be available April 3, at the above link, and will be displayed prominently on large screens during the discussion. This list will display the concerns of people in the community, as well as provide the opportunity to formulate other questions to ask during the session. Everyone is invited to ask questions and raise issues that address any of the specific groups present at Guilford.
The Committee is willing to host follow-up sessions in order to continue the important process of asking the difficult questions regarding this incident.
March 28, 2007
A Hunger Banquet will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. The event will explore the disparity of worldwide food consumption and distribution. The $3 recommended donation will benefit Vidas de Esperanza, a local non-profit that does service work in Ixmiquilpan, Mexico. The money will be used to buy food supplies and fund a school lunch program.
Ascary Arias, on staff with Vidas de Esperanza, will speak about the organization and about the spring break trip to Mexico in which both Guilford and Greensboro College students participated. This event is sponsored by Hunger Fellows and the Quaker Leadership Scholars, with the assistance of MIKE WATTS from Guilford food services.
March 28, 2007
The classic musical “Man of La Mancha” will be performed by the theatre studies and music departments April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium. The musical is directed by Professor JACK ZERBE, with musical direction by Choral Director WENDY LOOKER. Tickets are $5 for the public and free to members of the Guilford College community. For reservations, call 336-316-2414.
Upon being imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, poet and actor Don Miguel de Cervantes presents the tale of the errant knight, Don Quixote, as his defense in a kangaroo court run by the prisoners. His story not only earns him the right to keep his original manuscript, but also reawakens a sense of optimism in the downtrodden prison population.
Originally produced in 1965, “Man of La Mancha” anticipated the dawning idealism at the end of that decade. According to director Jack Zerbe, “this play with music celebrates the power to imagine one’s way to a better world despite difficult obstacles. It resonates deeply with the college’s commitment to positive social change and Quakerism’s belief in the inner goodness of human beings.”
Arguably one of the most frequently produced musicals of all time, “Man of La Mancha,” written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, received five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for a record-breaking 2,328 performances. Its score includes several popular hits, such as “Dulcinea,” “What Does He Want of Me?,” and “The Impossible Dream.” The music department and a reduced orchestra of professional musicians will help audiences hear these classic tunes afresh.
March 28, 2007
Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Common will be the featured performer during Guilford ‘s spring festival, Serendipity, March 30-31. He will perform Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, Guilford employees and adult students, and $10 for Guilford traditional-age students. Tickets will be sold in the first-floor library of Frank Family Science Center Friday, March 23, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, from noon-4 p.m. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $30. All seats are reserved and sales are limited to two per person.
The Chicago-based artist has recorded six albums, including the platinum-selling 2004 album “Be,” which received four Grammy nominations including Best Rap Album. In 2006, his video for the single “Testify” was nominated for Best Hip Hop Video in the MTV Video Music Awards. His seventh album, “Finding Forever,” is expected to be released this year.
Common has a burgeoning film career, having appeared as a musician in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2006 and Smokin’ Aces this year. He will co-star with Denzel Washington in American Gangster, which is due for release later this year.
Common has written children’s books that include The Mirror and Me, I Like You But I Love Me (which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award) and M.E. (Mixed Emotions).
He also started The Common Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to utilizing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop to serve as an advocate for justice, education, to fight poverty, and to increase health awareness among youth in underserved communities throughout the United States.
On Friday, March 30, the Serendipity festival will include student activities on the Founders Hall lawn from 4-7 p.m. and performances by three bands at the Guilford lake from 9-11 p.m. Performing will be the indie group S. Burns, rock band Han Shot First and bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers.
For more information about Serendipity, contact the Office of Student Activities and Leadership at 316-2388.
March 28, 2007
In preparation for “Spring Into Guilford,” the Facilities Department invites everyone to participate in planned workdays. Workdays will be Tuesday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Projects may include spreading mulch, lake area cleanup and litter patrol. Dress comfortably and bring gloves and water, if desired. Tools and equipment will be provided.
For questions or to RSVP, contact BRIAN WENGER at 316-2260 by April 4.
March 28, 2007
International Studies continues its presentation of world films with the 1985 Argentinian movie, The Official Story on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Bryan Jr. Auditorium. It will be followed on Thursday, April 5, with the 2005 South African film, Tsotsi, which will also be shown at 7:30 in Bryan Auditorium.
The Official Story tells the story of a family who adopt a little girl during a period in 1970′s Argentina when thousands of accused terrorists were tortured, killed, and buried in unmarked graves.
Tsotsi won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as numerous other awards from around the globe. Tsotsi is a 19-year-old orphan whose life changes after he steals a car which contains something unexpected.
Admission to both films is free and refreshments will be provided. The series is sponsored by International Studies.
March 27, 2007
On Wednesday, April 4, from 5:15-7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium lobby, students, faculty and staff may pick up free tickets for “A Conversation with Richard Leakey” which will take place Tuesday, April 17, in Dana Auditorium. Students may pick up one free ticket and employees, two, with presentation of a valid Guilford ID.
Leakey is a world-renowned paleoanthropologist and political activist. He was named one of the “100 Greatest Minds of the 20th Century” by Time magazine. Click here for more information.