Archive for September, 2007
September 28, 2007
Please remember the dangers of campfires and fireworks during this period of intense drought in the area. Fireworks and unregistered fires are against the policies outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. A burning ban is also in effect for all of Guilford County.
Public Safety will be patrolling both the meadows and the woods area, and any students found with open fires or fireworks will be documented. A recent “campfire” in the meadows spread and nearly had disastrous consequences for the neighboring residential community. The Greensboro Fire Department reported:
“Engine 18 responded to a reported still alarm in reference to smoke in the area of 1212 New Garden Road. Upon arrival, Engine 18 found an area of approximately 1/4 acre involved in fire. Engine 18 assumed command and requested a tanker response from station 17. Upon committing the apparatus into the field, personnel discovered an accessible hydrant at the dead end of Robinridge Road. Station 17 equipment was canceled upon establishment of a positive water supply. Extinguishing was completed utilizing one 1 3/4 inch hand line, and the deck gun. Investigation revealed an area where a campfire had been built, with the remnants of an empty charcoal lighter fluid can, and disposed alcohol beverage containers.”
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding regarding this critical safety issue.
September 28, 2007
Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at Dana Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m., as part of Homecoming Weekend. The performance will feature some of the best sketches, songs and improvisations from Second City’s 45-year-plus history.
The Second City troupe replaces British comedian John Oliver, who is unable to appear due to a movie filming commitment. Existing tickets will be honored, and refunds may be requested at the point of purchase.
Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City has become the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest, including Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert and countless others.
The Dana Auditorium audience will be treated to a 90-minute performance featuring hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation by seven comedy stars in the making.
Guilford students and employees may purchase discount tickets on campus Monday, Oct. 8, Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 11, as well as Tuesday, Oct. 23. Prices and sales locations will be announced. Tickets will also be available for the Homecoming concert featuring the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Polecat Creek.
Tickets are available to the general public for $25 (premium reserved) and $15 (general admission) at the Greensboro Coliseum Advance Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 336-852-1100. Service charges apply to online and phone orders.
September 28, 2007
A selection of books by Bryan Series speaker Isabel Allende are now available in the college bookstore. Some books are available in Spanish.
Allende, an internationally best selling author and Latin America native, will be in Greensboro Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will visit with students on campus and deliver an evening lecture at War Memorial Auditorium.
A variety of campus programs leading up to Allende’s visit are being planned. In addition, the Greensboro Public Library is sponsoring “One City, One Author” programs beginning Thursday, Oct. 4. Click here for details.
Guilford student and employee free-ticket pickup for the lecture will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5:15-7 p.m. in the lobby of Dana Auditorium.
More info: http://www.guilford.edu/bryanseries
September 27, 2007
Guilford will host the “One Guilford” symposium, featuring presentations and discussions about visions for Guilford County’s future Wednesday, Oct. 17. Sponsored by the News & Record, the event will run from 8:15 a.m. to Noon at Dana Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
The symposium is the next event in a series that has an objective of bringing together community leaders and motivated citizens for discussions of key issues pointing to a bright future for a strong, unified Guilford County. The series began at High Point University in May.
The tentative schedule for the Oct. 17 event is:
8:15 a.m.: Informal gathering, refreshments.
9 a.m.: Welcoming remarks by President Kent Chabotar.
9:15 a.m.: Introductions by Allen Johnson, News & Record editorial page editor.
9:20 a.m.: Overview of Guilford County government’s Strategic Alliance by Paul Gibson, Guilford County Board of Commissioners chairman.
9:30-10:15 a.m.: Presentations of four visions for Guilford County:
“Aerotropolis” — Creating a global economy based on aviation, manufacturing, transportation and logistics around Piedmont Triad International Airport, by Don Kirkman, president and CEO of Piedmont Triad Partnership.
Furniture Capital — The economic impact of the High Point Market and potential for High Point’s development as the intellectual and creative center of the worldwide furniture industry, by Andy Brod, director of UNCG’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
Millennium Campus — What collaborative efforts between N.C. A&T State University and UNCG mean for the future of Guilford County, by N.C. A&T State Chancellor Stanley Battle.
Opportunity Preparedness — What it will take to educate Guilford County’s young people to meet challenges and reap rewards in the future One Guilford, by Amos Quick, Guilford County Board of Education vice chairman.
10:15-11:15: Breakout group discussions, one for each vision, led by facilitators and attended by presenters.
11:15-Noon: General session, with reports from facilitators followed by conclusions and outlook by Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux.
September 27, 2007
Guilford College Magazine, the college’s signature publication for about 18,000 alumni and friends, will be printed with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in 2007-08.
The magazine will be printed by Lane Press of Vermont on FSC-certified paper that is 10-30%% post-consumer recovered fiber. In addition, FSC certification ensures the paper comes from well-managed forests and is manufactured by companies that adhere to strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.
- Communities’ rights and workers’ rights to a healthy environment are protected.
- Ending the clearing of natural forest ecosystems and their conversion into plantations for paper fiber.
- Function of the forest as protector of soil, climate and habitat is preserved.
- Ending the use of wood fiber that threatens endangered forests.
- Protect ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them.
The Office of Communications and Marketing produces the magazine and other printed publications. For more information, contact MICHAEL CROUCH, associate director (design) by calling 316-2168 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 27, 2007
WFDD-FM (88.5) will broadcast “A Conversation with Daniel Wallace,” a program presented at Guilford earlier this month, on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.
Wallace, the author of Big Fish and Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, talked with Mary Dalton, media critic for WFDD’s “Voices and Viewpoints” public affairs program, about his life and work in an evening program Sept. 5. He was featured speaker for opening academic convocation that afternoon. Guilford first years read Big Fish over the summer and are discussing it in First Year Experience classes.
The Office of Communications and Marketing presented the evening program and recorded it for public broadcast.
To listen online visit http://www.wfdd.org.
September 25, 2007
The annual Security Report is now available in print and online. The information provided in the report is part of Guilford’s commitment to campus safety and security and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Anyone can obtain a printed report from the Office of Public Safety, Office of Campus Life, Human Resources, Office of Admission and Registrar’s Office.
The Security Report can also be viewed online here.
September 24, 2007
The 2007-08 women’s basketball schedule features the first Guilford College Classic Tournament and two non-conference matchups with Salem College. The schedule includes 13 home dates.
The Quakers open the season Nov. 16 and 17 in the Guilford College Classic, which also includes Averett University, Ferrum College and York College (Pa.). Ferrum, which boasted a 21-7 record last season, finished first in the USA South Conference with a 12-2 record, but fell to Christopher Newport in the conference final, knocking the Panthers out of the league’s NCAA Tournament bid.
Guilford plays local rival Greensboro College on the Pride’s home court for the first time since 1999. Last year’s matchup, held at the Ragan-Brown Field House, ended in defeat for the Quakers as the Pride put together a strong second half in an 85-77 win. The win was the third straight for Greensboro over its Gate City neighbors.
The Quakers get two more shots at Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Virginia Wesleyan, which ended Guilford’s season in the first round of last year’s ODAC Tournament. The Marlins, who finished second in the conference, defeated the Quakers on three different occasions in 2006-07.
Guilford welcomes back nine students from last year’s roster, including four starters. The Quakers added seven newcomers who strengthen the team’s depth. Last year’s squad finished 10-16 overall and 9-11 in the ODAC.
2007-08 Women’s Basketball Schedule
16- AVERETT, 2 p.m.
17- FERRUM 4 p.m.
20- at Greensboro 7 p.m.
27- at Roanoke* 7 p.m.
30- HOLLINS* 7 p.m.
1- RANDOLPH* 4 p.m.
3- SALEM 7 p.m.
5- at Emory & Henry* 4 p.m.
9- at Hollins* 7 pm
11- at Randolph-Macon* 7 p.m.
12- at Virginia Wesleyan* 4 p.m.
15- LYNCHBURG* 7 p.m.
18- EASTERN MENNONITE* 7 p.m.
19- BRIDGEWATER* 3 p.m.
23- at Salem 7 p.m.
26- at Lynchburg* 3 p.m.
29- at Washington and Lee* 7 p.m.
1- RANDOLPH-MACON* 7 p.m.
2- VIRGINIA WESLEYAN* 4 p.m.
8- at Bridgewater* 7 p.m.
9- at Eastern Mennonite* 4 p.m.
12- WASHINGTON AND LEE* 7 p.m.
16- ROANOKE* 1 p.m.
19- EMORY & HENRY* 7 p.m.
23- at Randolph* 2 p.m.
27- March 1 ODAC Tournament (at Salem, Va.)
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
* – Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Game
September 24, 2007
The men’s basketball team’s 2007-08 schedule includes an exhibition game at the University of South Carolina, a home-opening face-off with Villa Julie College (Md.) and a matchup with neighboring Greensboro College on the Pride’s homecourt.
The Quakers open the season Nov. 5 with an exhibition game at Division I South Carolina. The Gamecocks are coached by DAVE ODOM ’65. USC has won two NIT tournament titles in the past three years. The last time these two teams met was the 1917-18 season, when the Quakers lost 28-26.
Guilford faces off against Villa Julie Nov. 28 in Ragan-Brown Field House. The Mustangs, who finished 20-8 in 2006-07, made their second straight Division III NCAA Tournament last season before falling to Johns Hopkins in the first round, 84-72. The Quakers, who were in the same NCAA Tournament bracket, knocked Johns Hopkins out in the second round, 80-73. In addition to Villa Julie, Guilford plays fellow 2007 national tournament participants Averett University, Hampden-Sydney College and two-time defending NCAA finalist Virginia Wesleyan College.
Greensboro hosts the heated rivalry between the Quakers and the Pride Nov. 28. Last year’s matchup resulted in the Quakers handing Greensboro a 78-74 overtime loss. The Pride finished 20-7 overall and 9-3 in the USA South Conference a year ago.
Guilford returns three starters from last year’s 24-5 team. With a 15-3 record in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, the Quakers received their highest seed (2nd) in the ODAC Tournament since joining the league in 1991. Guilford was knocked out of the ODAC Tournament in an upset by seventh-seeded Bridgewater College, but still received a bid to the Division III NCAA Tournament. The Quakers reached the Elite Eight before falling to conference rival Virginia Wesleyan, 81-71. The campaign was Guilford’s best showing since the 1974-75 team went 24-4.
2007-08 Men’s Basketball Schedule
5- University of South Carolina (exhibition) 7:30 p.m.
17- VILLA JULIE 7 p.m.
28- at Greensboro 7:30 p.m.
1- at Lynchburg* 3 p.m.
5- METHODIST 7 p.m.
8- at N.C. Wesleyan 3 p.m.
17- at Shenandoah 7 p.m.
2- AVERETT 7 p.m.
5- at Emory 3 p.m.
9- HAMPDEN-SYDNEY* 7 p.m.
12- RANDOLPH-MACON* 3 p.m.
13- VIRGINIA WESLEYAN* 7 p.m.
16- at Roanoke* 7 p.m.
19- at Emory & Henry* 2 p.m.
23- ROANOKE* 7 p.m.
26- at Bridgewater* 6 p.m.
27- at Eastern Mennonite* 3 p.m.
2- at Randolph-Macon* 2 p.m.
3- at Virginia Wesleyan* 2 p.m.
6- WASHINGTON AND LEE* 7 p.m.
9- LYNCHBURG* 3 p.m.
13- at Hampden-Sydney* 7 p.m.
16- BRIDGEWATER* 3 p.m.
17- EASTERN MENNONITE* 3 p.m.
20- at Washington and Lee* 7 p.m.
23- EMORY & HENRY* 3 p.m.
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
* – Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
September 21, 2007
The State of North Carolina building code requires names for any campus roads that do not have names. Such names will help fire protection and other emergency personnel to respond more quickly and accurately when called.
Suggestions for names have been received informally from community members involving notable Guilfordians and Quakers, our core values, and other attributes. We would appreciate feedback from everyone.
Please click here and follow the instructions. You can select one of the names suggested for each road or add your own. There is a limit of one submission per person, and participation is open to the Guilford community only.
The decision on road names will be announced in October. Thanks very much for your participation.