Archive for April, 2008
April 30, 2008
Beginning this fall, the college will be offering a new major in forensic accounting and six other new minors, licensures and program tracks. The Department of Sport Studies will be reorganized. In response to student demand, three majors will be added to the evening degree program.
- A new major in forensic accounting will be available for the first time this fall. The program will specifically train future accountants to investigate fraudulent bookkeeping practices. Courses in forensic accounting are in greater demand since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley reforms in 2002, but Guilford’s major will be the first bachelor’s degree program in forensic accounting in the state. The new major will be offered in both days and evenings.
- The Department of Sport Studies will combine two existing programs–sports medicine and exercise and sport studies–into a single major, exercise and sports sciences. The major will offer three tracks: sports medicine, health and fitness and physical education teacher education, a completely new program that will meet the needs of students wishing to teach physical education in elementary and secondary schools. The department will continue to offer its major in sports management.
- The Business Management Department will offer a new pre-MBA track, which includes courses commonly needed as prerequisites in master’s degree programs. Students enrolled in the Guilford-UNCG Accelerated Bryan MBA program, beginning this fall, will be able to apply MBA courses taken at UNCG to their undergraduate degree requirements.
- The Center for Continuing Education will offer three additional majors that can be completed entirely through evening courses: the new forensic accounting major; computing management and information technology; and African American studies. For more information, contact the Center for Continuing Education at 316-2179
- The computing management and information technology program will now be a stand-alone major. The program had previously been designated interdisciplinary, requiring a supplementary major.
- The foreign language department will begin offering the “Spanish in the workplace” minor and certificate program, which will also be available in the evenings.
- The Education Studies Department will now offer a licensure in comprehensive secondary science education, which will qualify one to teach science in grades 9-12. The comprehensive program will include the same number of credit hours as the double-major currently required of students in the department.
April 30, 2008
Ten students have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of the Principled Problem Solving Scholars Program during the 2008-09 academic year.
The scholars were selected from a competitive pool of applicants and will begin a four-semester sequence of courses and engaged learning opportunities beginning this fall. This creative and interdisciplinary program offers students an extended examination of matters of social change and innovation in a variety of settings.
The program builds on Guilford’s commitment to principled problem solving as a method for putting the college’s core values to work in the world and includes an internship with a partner community organization in Asheville, Greensboro or Raleigh and the support of an alumni mentor.
PPS Scholars receive a scholarship and summer internship financial support and will have the opportunity to develop projects of their own design in partnership with the program’s leadership.
The first class of Principled Problem Solving Scholars includes:
- MARKAS BRUNSUN (Goldsboro, N.C.), a rising junior majoring in psychology and history
- CHRISTINA CROCKER (Lexington, Ky.), a rising junior majoring in education with a concentration in English
- ELI EDSON (Durham, N.C.), a rising sophomore with an interest in psychology
- JUN GAO (Shanghai, China), a rising sophomore majoring in international studies and economics
- COURTNEY KOZAR (Laurens, S.C.), a rising sophomore majoring in health sciences and with an interest in peace and conflict studies
- GRACELEE LAWRENCE (Chapel Hill, N.C.), a rising sophomore with interests in art and Spanish
- MISCHA MILES (Greensboro, N.C.), a rising junior majoring in English and education studies with a concentration in African American studies
- ATI NENOVA (Sofia, Bulgaria), a rising sophomore majoring in accounting and mathematics
- RAY RIFFE (Greensboro, N.C.), a rising junior majoring in history and political science with a concentration in business
- ELIZABETH SCHRODER (Atlanta, Ga.), a rising sophomore majoring in English
The Principled Problem Solving Scholars Program is a joint effort of the Center for Principled Problem Solving and the Leadership for Social Change Program. The scholars program is dedicated to fostering excellence in engaged teaching, learning and scholarship and seeks to equip students with the critical and constructive knowledge and skills to address the world’s needs focused on Guilford’s core values.
The scholars program is funded by the college with internship support provided by the Lilly Endowment. The leadership team includes MARK JUSTAD, director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving, JUDY HARVEY, director of the Leadership for Social Change Program and KIM YARBRAY, coordinator of the LSC Program.
April 30, 2008
The softball team’s AMBER STAPLER ’09 received the Student Athlete of the Week Award. The honor covers competition from April 21-27 and is presented by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Stapler, the left-handed batting starting shortstop, hit .500 with four hits in eight at-bats in the Quakers’ first Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament appearance since 2003. She scored three runs and handled all five fielding chances perfectly as Guilford went 0-2 in the six-team, double-elimination event. Stapler was the college’s lone All-ODAC Tournament Team selection and the Quakers’ first in school history.
Stapler finished her first softball season ranked third among the team’s batting leaders with a .348 average. She set school records with 42 starts, 155 at bats, 41 runs scored and three triples. Stapler also led the college with 54 hits, the second-highest total in the team’s seven-year history. Her 20 runs batted in ranked third on the squad and her three stolen bases stood second. She led the Quakers with 16 multiple-hit games, including three three-hit efforts. Stapler ended the year on a seven-game hitting streak, three shy of her longest streak of the season. One of her best games was a three-for-five performance with three runs scored and an RBI in the Quakers’ April 13 upset of No. 6-ranked Lynchburg. She went two-for-four with a career-high four RBIs in an April 2 win over Randolph College and slugged her first career home run versus Swarthmore March 13.
Stapler helped second-year head coach DENNIS SHORES’ club to the finest softball season in school history. The Quakers went 20-21-1 (8-10 ODAC) and set school records for wins, runs, batting average and hits in a season. Guilford returned to the six-team ODAC Tournament for the second time in school history after a five-year absence. Shores could return as many as 14 letter winners from this season’s team in 2009, including Stapler.
April 29, 2008
BETTY KATHLEEN OSBURN, a CCE student who completed requirements for her degree in February, died March 30. Services were held April 5 in Tulsa, Okla., where members of her family live. Osburn was a psychology major who transferred to Guilford after receiving her associate’s degree from Randolph Community College in May 2005.
April 28, 2008
BEN STRONG ’08 concluded play at the Collegiate Basketball Invitational Tournament April 25. Strong averaged 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in three contests for the MBM Logistechs squad that placed sixth in the eight-team tournament.
Strong was one of 64 college seniors from the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and the NAIA levels selected for the event held April 24-26 in Wadsworth, Ohio. Eight teams of eight players each played three games in two days at Wadsworth High School. An all-star team was chosen from the participants, and the all-star game was televised live April 26 on ESPNU. Strong was not selected to an all-star team. In 2007, 18 of the 20 all-stars were offered professional contracts.
One of seven Division III students in the field, Strong shot a team-best 55.6 percent from the floor and averaged 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks over three games. He ranked fourth in the tournament in blocks per game and 28th in points per game. After scoring two points in MBM Logistechs’ opening-round 95-78 loss to tourney runner-up Louis Perry & Associates, he bounced back with 14 points and eight boards in his team’s 96-87 victory over Wadsworth-Rittman. Strong netted a team-high 21 points on nine-of-11 shooting from the floor in MBM Logistechs’ 125-99 loss to Renacci-Doraty Chevrolet in the fifth-place game. He added five rebounds and three assists in the contest.
A two-time first-team All-American and Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Strong concluded his Guilford career in March ranked second in school history with 2,241 points. He helped coach TOM PALOMBO’s club to the 2007-08 ODAC regular-season and tournament titles as well as NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 2007 and 2008.
April 25, 2008
Guilford’s Beta Beta Beta Sigma Phi Chapter received the Yokely Award for 25 years of Outstanding Chapter Activity in Continuous Membership and Participation in the National Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. The award was presented at the Annual Association of Southeastern Biologists/ Beta Beta Beta Symposium in Spartanburg, S.C., April 16-19.
Ten biology and chemistry students presented research at the symposium, with several winning awards for presentation and research excellence. In addition, MARVIN MORALES ’08 was elected the Southeastern District I Secretary for Beta Beta Beta for 2008-09.
Presenters for the symposium were:
- MAHLET ABERA ’08: “Preliminary crystallization study for the interaction between the c-terminus of plexin B1 receptor and the PDZ domain of Leukemia Associated RhoGEF (LARG) to activate RhoA” (with the University of Michigan)
- ADAM BRUEHL ’08: “Comparative pollen morphology of the genus Symplocos” (with The California Academy of Sciences)
- ASHLEY CAMPBELL ’08: “Development of a Microfluidic Method for Transcription Factor Assays” (with Xavier University)
- ASHLEY DAVIS ’08: “Level of LLO at the time of Listeria monocytogenes infection does not affect its escape from vacuoles in Dendritic Cells” (with Wake Forest University)
- GRAHAM HICKEY ’08: “Characterization of an understudied bacterium, Azotobacter zettuovi” (with Melanie J. Lee-Brown, assistant professor of biology)
- MICHAEL D. IGLESIA ’08: “Binding Interactions Elucidate Function in Yeast Transcription Factor Iws1″ (Guilford College and Duke University) and “Computational molecular dynamics of vibrational energy flow from dichloroethane to haloalkane dehalogenase” (with Robert Whitnell, associate professor of chemistry)
- ANNIE IRVING ’08: “Completing the Puzzle: Classifying Two Strains of Azotobacter salinestris through Genomic Comparison of Ribosomal DNA and Metabolic Profiles” (with Melanie J. Lee-Brown, assistant professor of biology)
- MARVIN MORALES ’08: “Breeding Biology of Swainson’s Warbler on a Bottomland Hardwood Forest of North Carolina” (with N.C. State University)
- CLINTON OREBAUGH ’08: “TREX1 mutations in autoimmune disease” (with Wake Forest University and Leeds Institute of Molecular Management)
- SHELBY SCHWARTZ ’08: “Wildlife displacement: The effects of human activities andstructures on wildlifemigration anddispersal is Mbirikani group ranch, near Amboseli, Kenya” (with the School for Field Studies)
- ELIZABETH TYSON ’08: “Case Study of Local Biodiesel Co-operative: Processes and Lifecycle Carbon Budget”
April 24, 2008
HEATHER HAYTON, assistant professor of English, and VANCE RICKS ’92, professor of philosophy, presented seminar papers at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Long Beach, Calif. The theme of this year’s conference was “Arrivals and Departures,” addressing figurative, metaphorical, social, political, imaginative, emotional and psychological possibilities of representing movement.
Hayton presented “Reanimating Beowulf: New Media and the Textual Undead.”
Ricks read “‘A Craving for Higher Things’: J.S. Mill’s Religious Thought.”
April 24, 2008
On April 19, EDDIE GUIMONT presented his paper, “From the World State to Oceania: The Political Development of British Futurism Post-World War II,” at the North Carolina History Undergraduate Thesis Writers Conference at Duke University.
April 24, 2008
Guilford placed three student-athletes on the 2007-08 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference golf teams, including Co-Sportsman of the Year BRIAN CREGHAN ’01. PETER LATIMER ’01 earned First-Team All-ODAC for the second consecutive year and was joined on the squad by BURTON WOOD ’09. Creghan earned honorable mention recognition and shared the league’s Sportsmanship Award with Adam Rhodes of Bridgewater College.
The league’s head coaches chose the all-conference squads. Guilford has had 49 All-ODAC golf selections since joining the league in 1991-92.
Latimer, the 2006-2007 ODAC Rookie of the Year, helped his case by winning the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Invitational Feb. 25-26, with a two-day 143. He tied for fourth in the Greensboro College Invitational with a two-day 146, one of his five top-20 finishes this year. Latimer received the ODAC Golfer of the Week Award three times this season and leads the team with a 75.22 average in 23 rounds, which ranks third in the ODAC.
Wood, a 2006-07 Second-Team All-ODAC pick, finished in the top-10 at four tournaments this season, including the ODAC Championships. He took fifth there with a three-day 226 and earned all-tournament recognition. Wood tied for second in the Pine Needles Intercollegiate Invitational with a two-day 145. He had the league’s fourth-best stroke average through April 15 and his 75.39 ranks second on the team.
Creghan earned honorable mention for the second consecutive year after ranking fourth on the team with a 76.17 stroke average in 23 rounds. His best performance was at the ODAC Championships where he finished sixth with three-day 227. Creghan also finished tied for fifth in the Oglethorpe Invitational with a two-day 143. As of April 15, his stroke average stands ninth among ODAC golfers.
Guilford is ranked No. 12 in the April 23 Golf World/Nike Golf Division III Coaches’ Poll. The Quakers finished second among nine teams in the ODAC Tournament April 19-21 in Amherst, Va. Washington and Lee University topped coach Jack Jensen’s Quakers by 10 strokes. Guilford has eight top-10 finishes in nine events this year, including a win in the Oglethorpe Invitational last October.
The Quakers hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in Georgia next month. The 35-team field will be announced May 5.
April 24, 2008
The men’s golf team fell to 12th place in the fourth Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll of the spring season. The Quakers fell out of the top 10 for the first time this season.
Methodist University retained sole possession of first place after receiving 14-of-15 first-place votes and winning its conference title last week. Oglethorpe College jumped up two spots back into second place, after falling to fourth place in the April 2 poll. St. John’s (Minn.) also moved up two spots into third place, while Huntingdon College fell two spots to fourth place. Gustavus Adolphus, which was previously ranked third, fell to fifth place.
The Quakers finished second out of nine teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament April 21 in Amherst, Va. Washington and Lee University topped coach Jack Jensen’s Quakers by 10 strokes. Guilford has eight top-10 finishes in nine events this year, including a win in the Oglethorpe Invitational last October.
PETER LATIMER ’10 owns the Quakers’ lowest stroke average (75.22) by a slim margin over teammate BURTON WOOD ’09 (75.39). Wood finished fifth at the ODAC tournament, which earned him all-tournament honors. He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate BRIAN CREGHAN ’10, who finished sixth in the tournament.
Guilford is finished with its regular season. The Quakers are hoping for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in Georgia next month. The 35-team field will be announced May 5.
Apr. 23 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll
1. Methodist, 2. Oglethorpe, 3. St. John’s (Minn.), 4. Huntingdon, 5. Gustavus Adolphus, 6. LaVerne (1), 7. Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 8. Texas-Tyler, 9. Illinois Wesleyan, 10. Nebraska Wesleyan, 11. Redlands, 12. Guilford