Archive for May, 2008
May 29, 2008
KELLY HALE ’09 earned a spot on the N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association College Division Softball Team. Hale joins JENNIFER FRANKLIN ’05 as Guilford’s two all-state picks in the team’s five-year history.
The all-star unit is comprised of student-athletes from North Carolina’s NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA institutions. The state’s sports information directors nominated student-athletes for the teams, which were selected by NCCSIA members. NCCSIA was founded in 2002 and its first all-state softball teams were released in 2005
Hale enjoyed arguably the finest softball season in the program’s seven-year history. She earned Second Team All-Atlantic Region from the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association earlier this month. The three-year starting first baseman hit .431 with nine homers and 43 RBIs, all school records, en route to First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honors. She led the league in batting average and ranked among the ODAC’s best in on-base percentage (2nd, .529), homers (3rd) and slugging percentage (3rd, .741). Also an accomplished student, Hale earned Second Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) earlier this month.
The left-handed hitting Hale had 13 multiple-hit games in 2008 and led the Quakers with 12 contests with at least two RBIs. She ended the season on a 13-game hitting streak. One of her best games came in Guilford’s April 8 win at Mary Baldwin College where she went four-for-four with a double, home run and three RBIs.
Hale helped second-year head coach DENNIS SHORES’ club to the best 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 Hale.
May 29, 2008
MARY HUTCHINS ’08 will compete in the Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game June 14 in Downingtown, Pa. One of 40 students selected from a field of 76 seniors, she will play for the South team and joins CARYN STONE ’07 as Guilford students to be honored. The annual contest is part of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-America Banquet and Champions Cup Tournament.
Hutchins, a 5-8 midfielder, became Guilford’s second two-time First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference selection earlier this spring. She led the Quakers’ scorers for the fourth straight season with 58 points on 35 goals and 23 assists, also team highs. She ranked third among ODAC assists per game leaders (1.44), sixth in points per game (3.62) and 10th in goals per game (2.19). Hutchins missed her school record for assists in a season by two and posted the fifth-highest season points total in the college’s history. Her team-leading 45 draw controls stand sixth all-time. Hutchins tallied a season-high eight points on four goals and four assists in Guilford’s April 9 win over Sweet Briar College, the fourth-highest point total in school history. She matched her career high with five assists, the Quakers’ second-best single-game total, versus Goucher College March 1.
Hutchins concluded her stellar career as the Quakers’ career scoring leader with 226 points in 63 matches. She ranks second all-time with 140 goals and holds the college’s standards for career assists (86) and draw controls (147). Hutchins was named the school’s 2007-08 Best Female Athlete according to a vote of the athletic department staff. She earned second-team all-region honors in 2005 and 2006 and was a First Team All-ODAC pick in 2007. Hutchins leaves with five school records.
Hutchins helped fourth-year head coach MATTHEW GROSSO’s team to a 9-7 overall record, which matched the school standard for wins in a season. The Quakers went 5-3 in conference play and earned their highest seed (4th) for the ODAC Tournament. Guilford’s season ended with a 15-14 loss to Randolph-Macon in the league quarterfinals April 23. The Quakers could return as many as 13 letter winners in 2009.
May 29, 2008
A total of 732 students, faculty and staff participated in a recent college survey on tobacco use, conducted between April 18 and May 2. 74 percent of the surveys were completed by students.
The 21-question survey, offered online, was designed to gauge opinions about tobacco use on campus and the impact tobacco use has on the health and wellness of the community.
President KENT CHABOTAR and the vice presidents and deans discussed results of the survey at their regularly scheduled meeting May 13. More discussions about tobacco use and its implications for health, wellness and the environment are expected during the next academic year, involving students, faculty and staff and groups such as Sustainability Council, Guilford Green and the Benefits Committee.
View the survey results here.
View the college’s current smoking policy here.
This update will be re-published when the new academic year begins.
May 29, 2008
Beginning with this issue, the Beacon will observe its every-other-week summer publication schedule. Summer issues will be published June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25. Regular weekly publication will resume August 8. The campus community is reminded that Beacon submissions are due by 5 p.m. each Wednesday for Friday publication.
May 29, 2008
The spring issue of Guilford College Magazine, featuring profiles of alumni serving in elected office, is now available online here.
Other features include:
- Undergraduate Symposium: Connecting Across Disciplines
- Recruiting Latino Students: Soy un Líder Hopes to Lead the Way
- Dan R. Warren ’50 recounts his 1964 legal battles against segregation and the Ku Klux Klan
Also, there are features on Becky Gibson, who is retiring from faculty, and Jack Jensen, who was inducted to the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Faculty and staff will receive printed copies of the magazine through campus mail soon.
May 29, 2008
The tennis courts project funded by trustee DALTON L. “MAC” MCMICHAEL JR. and his wife, Susan, is expected to be ready for use this fall. The college announced a gift from the McMichaels of nearly $500,000 for the project last August.
The DOROTHY RAGSDALE MCMICHAEL ’37 Centennial Class Tennis Courts, a new six-court complex with restroom facilities, will be constructed beside the softball field in the northwest corner of campus off New Garden Road. Four existing tennis courts next to Alumni Gym will be renovated for recreational use. The other four existing courts will be removed, creating green space.
The project is in the design phase and being prepared for bid. Construction and renovation is expected to take place over four months once the bid is awarded.
The location of the new complex is consistent with land use prescribed in the Campus Master Plan, according to JON VARNELL, associate vice president of operations and facilities. “Additionally, we want to transform the space in front of Alumni Gym around to the tennis courts and create an outdoor terrace near or around Founders Hall. We are pulling all of these designs together to create even more great outdoor spaces,” Varnell said.
The McMichael gift is in memory of Mac’s mother, Dorothy Ragsdale McMichael, who graduated in the centennial class. Her sister, RUTH BURTON, and three nieces also graduated from the college.
Mac McMichael has served as a Guilford trustee since 1994. He is president of McMichael Mills Inc. of Madison, N.C., manufacturers of elastic yarns.
May 29, 2008
The N.C. Campus Compact has selected JAMES SHIELDS 00, director of the Bonner Center for Community Learning, as its Civic Engagement Professional of the Year. He received the award May 28.
The annual award recognizes one staff person at a N.C. Campus Compact-member campus that has worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.
Shields trains and supervises 60 Bonner Scholars annually as they each complete 140 hours of service per semester. He coordinates 12 committed community service sites, including The McLeansville Prison Literacy Program, Glenwood Library ESOL and Project Home, a partnership with the Greensboro Housing Authority.
He has promoted student-led civic engagement campaigns on Guilford’s campus and in the community, such as voting and diversity awareness drives, the Real Talk Series, the King Campaign, “Hip Hop Now” and Express Yourself Week. As the chair of the Greensboro Collegiate Council, Shields also builds collaborative service efforts among students at area colleges.
Additionally, he supervises student groups who participate in service trips overseas and partners with the African American Studies department to teach about the Underground Railroad in area schools. In his free time, he stars in “Pathway to Freedom,” the stage play about the Underground Railroad, at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre.
The N.C. Campus Compact is a coalition of almost 40 colleges in the state collaborating to increase campus-wide participation in community service. It is affiliated with the 1,100-member National Campus Compact.
The winner of the Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award is selected by a national committee, which this year included officials from the University of Washington (Seattle), Michigan State University, the Colorado Campus Compact and the National Campus Compact.
Past recipients of the award are Jenny Koehn, Appalachian State University (2007) and Jason Denius, East Carolina University (2006).
May 29, 2008
Stafford Loan reimbursement checks will be available in the Student Financial Services office starting Monday, June 2. To determine eligibility, students should check their Banner Web student account for the code “REMB” next to the Stafford Loan and amount. The date should be a date on or around May 15.
May 28, 2008
DAVID HAMMOND, professor of theatre studies, will be the graduation speaker for the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard Friday, June 6.
SCOTT LYMAN ’08 and JACOB MARTIN ’08 will be enrolled at the Institute this fall.
The Institute has been at Harvard University’s Loeb Drama Center for 22 years and is a two-year professional training program including a three-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre School.
The program accepts around 20 acting, dramaturgy and voice students per year.
May 23, 2008
Student Financial Services will be hosting extended office hours in New Garden Hall and hours in Hendricks Hall. Office hours in New Garden Hall will be Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Hendricks Hall hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-8 p.m.
New Garden Hall operations now include Quaker Card transactions. Quaker Card functions are available by appointment 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. More announcements pertaining to this information will be posted on campus.
New Garden Hall office hours will be extended to 6 p.m. on the first days of a refund check disbursement each semester. These dates will be posted in advance in the Buzz, Beacon and the Web site.