Archive for April, 2007
April 30, 2007
ANNE HURD, who has led development functions at Guilford since 2003, has accepted the position of director of advancement at Greensboro Day School. She finishes work at the college at the end of May and begins at the school July 1.
“Anne has led and focused our development program in a most positive and energetic manner,” said MIKE POSTON, vice president for advancement. “While we are sorry to see Anne leave us, we know she will take on this new responsibility with passion and tenacity. We wish her well.”
At Greensboro Day School, Hurd will oversee the offices of development, public relations, marketing, communications, alumni affairs and special events.
She was hired as director of development at Guilford in June 2003 and served as interim vice president for advancement for three months at the beginning of 2005, prior to the appointment of Poston as vice president.
She was director of advancement at Canterbury School in Greensboro before arriving at Guilford.
April 27, 2007
The deadline of May 31 is approaching to submit Personal Wellness Profiles in order to be eligible for monthly savings on health insurance. If you already have the profile, please make sure to send it in ASAP. If you have not picked one up, please come to the Human Resources Office to get one, so you can participate in the savings.
April 26, 2007
The golf team captured its league record-tying 10th Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship April 23 and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament May 15-18 in Indiana.
COLIN CLARK ’07 (72-73-66-211) birdied the last five holes to overtake JOSEPH POPLIN ’07 (68-70-76-214) for individual medallist honors. Guilford shot 296 in the’s third and final round to finish with a 54-hole 873, 17 strokes ahead of second-place Washington and Lee.
The Quakers, ranked No. 2 in the latest Golfstat Division III Head-to-Head Standings and second in the Nike/Golf World Division III Coaches’ poll, await the announcement of the rest of the championship field.
This year’s NCAAs will be held at Hawthorns Golf and Country Club in Fishers, Ind., and Prairie View Golf Club, in Carmel, Ind.
Guilford, the 2002 and 2005 NCAA Division III champion, finished fifth at last year’s tournament.
April 26, 2007
The Convocation and Celebrations Committee invites students, faculty and staff to take advantage of the volunteer opportunities associated with commencement next week.
Volunteers are needed for three different parts of the event. They are needed from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, to help set up the chairs for the ceremony. They are needed to help shuttle guests from the parking lots to the quad from 8-9:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Finally, they are needed to put chairs away from 12:30-3 p.m. on Saturday.
This is a great opportunity for developing community, getting some fresh air — and all for a great cause. If you are able to volunteer for any or all of these opportunities, please e-mail Nancy Semones Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know when you are available.
We appreciate any assistance you can provide.
April 26, 2007
WFDD-FM (88.5) will broadcast “A Conversation with Richard Leakey,” the program presented at Guilford earlier this month, on Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
Leakey, the world’s best-known paleoanthropologist and the son of the famous Drs. Louis B. and Mary Leakey, spoke to an audience of 650 people in Dana Auditorium April 17.
WFDD News Director Denise Franklin interviewed Leakey about his life and work and then took questions from the audience.
To listen online visit http://www.wfdd.org.
April 26, 2007
On Wednesday, April 25, more than 100 students, staff, and faculty enjoyed music, food and fun during the dedication of the new solar panels installed on Shore Hall that will provide hot water to the residence hall.
The dedication for the sustainability project gave Associate Vice President of Facilities and Operations JON VARNELL, Assistant Professor of Geology ANGIE MOORE and CARL SIMON ’07 the opportunity to share other sustainability successes and future plans. In addition to the solar panels project, two areas of achievement were central: a beefed-up recycling program and student academic projects that resulted in positive environmental change.
Student-led initiatives have included the installation of 16 waterless urinals, the move to 100%% recycled content paper towels, the switch to green cleaning products and plans for an endowed Green Fund to help Guilford finance future environmental endeavors.
The event included news and examples of how different groups within the college community have worked together to inspire and change Guilford in the 21st Century.
Top: Sustainability Council speaks to the group during the dedication
Middle: Attendees stop to look at student exhibits
Bottom: President KENT CHABOTAR and the recycling squirrel
April 26, 2007
The 2007 graduating seniors in political science recently scored among the highest in the nation on the ETS Major Field Test in Political Science.
The Major Field Test in Political Science allows undergraduate political science departments to gauge the progress of students compared to others in similar programs at schools throughout the country. This year, 71 programs nationwide participated in the test.
Building on last year’s spectacular results, this year’s graduating seniors in political science scored one point higher than last year’s cohort and moved the political science program at Guilford from the 90th to 95th percentile nationwide. All but one student scored at or above the 65th percentile of nearly 1500 individual test-takers. The high scores from this year were ADAM WAXMAN ’07 and COURTNEY SHAW ’07.
April 26, 2007
Dana Professor of English CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW will be among poets presenting their work in the Poetry GSO (Greensboro) event “Poetry to Make You Laugh” Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at the Greensboro Historical Museum.
ANN DEAGON, Hege professor of humanities emeritus, will be among other local poets participating, along with Fred Chappell, Mark Smith-Soto, Clement Mallory, Sarah Lindsay, Valerie Nieman and Christine Garren and Chris Fox.
The event is sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library and is free and open to all. For more information, visit http://www.poetrygso.com.
April 26, 2007
As the college approaches the end of fiscal year 2006-07 on June 30, 2007, we again ask the cooperation of the community to control expenditures toward the goal of another balanced budget. We have come a long way financially in the last five years. We have balanced the budget while also reducing endowment spending, funding faculty and staff salary improvements, transforming our buildings and grounds and constraining increases in student fees below the increases of most of our competitors.
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The budget is especially tight, partly due to enrollment shortfalls in the CCE program. Competition has become stronger as local universities have learned from Guilford’s success. We have new initiatives planned to address that. Without going into the accounting details, we are limited on cash this year, even though it is always an issue at the close of spring semester as we await infusions of cash from student fees for summer school and fall semester and other sources. It has been exacerbated somewhat by significant cash outlays for such transformative projects as the renovations of King and Duke Halls that affect cash flow and the budget in different ways. Thankfully, other projects such as the Armfield Athletic Center improvements are gift-funded, and the more gifts we get for similar projects, the better off we are.
This is not a crisis. The outlook for student fees, endowment growth and gifts remain strong. The most significant indicator of financial health is the change in total net assets. This begins with the budget surplus or deficit and then factors in major gifts not to be expended until future years, changes in endowment market value and other non-operating transactions. The college has had three consecutive years of increased total net assets that have added about $17 million to our financial health.
In the next weeks, you will see capital projects reduced or deferred, and other expenditures cut, in order to save cash. Stay tuned for more details from the Budget Office and senior officer. In the meantime, any spending you can postpone, if not avoid, on your own will help.
April 25, 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, April 29, at 1 p.m. in the Moon Room of Dana Auditorium. This week’s meeting will be led by MARTIN SHOFFNER ’07, peace and conflict studies/sociology-anthropology major. All are welcome