Archive for June, 2008
June 26, 2008
ERIC and Dasa MORTENSEN are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Søren Pejchar Mortensen.
Søren was born at 6:35 p.m., on Thursday, June 19 at the Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. His birth-weight was 7 lbs., 15 oz., and he is 20 inches long.
June 26, 2008
HERB APPENZELLER, Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Sport Studies Emeritus, will be inducted to the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame later this year.
He will be joined by eight other inductees–UNCG women’s basketball coach Lynne Agee, NFL standouts Jeff and Joe Bostic, high school football coach Dick Kemp, college and pro basketball star Danny Manning, newspaper writer Bodie McDowell, auto racer Ken Rush and baseball star Floyd “Pep” Young.
During Appenzeller’s 31-year tenure as Guilford’s athletics director, the Quakers captured national titles in men’s basketball (1973) and women’s tennis (1981). It was his vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation’s first academic majors in sport management in the early 1980s.
Appenzeller is a member of several other Halls of Fame.
June 25, 2008
IT&S will be switching to a new Network Storage System (home drives and share spaces) July 4-6. Although the change is expected to take only one day, services may be impacted through July 6. Consequently, the following campus IT services will be interrupted: desktop access to e-mail (Lotus Notes), access to share spaces, and access to connect to campus using Citrix or VPN.
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June 24, 2008
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, will replace the late Tim Russert in this year’s Bryan Series. She will present a program entitled “America and the World” with her husband, former Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium. Russert died suddenly on June 13.
Amanpour is best known for her reporting from war zones and hot spots around the world, ranging from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Balkans to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. Her work, the cornerstone for CNN’s coverage of major international events, includes exclusive interviews with figures such as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Yasser Arafat, Great Britain’s Tony Blair and Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf.
Her recent work has focused on the production of a series of highly acclaimed long-form programs that have aired across the CNN networks. In 2007, she presented a six-hour series on the world’s three leading monotheistic religions and their defenders, “God’s Warriors.”
Amanpour is the recipient of numerous honors, including two George Foster Peabody Awards and nine Emmy Awards. A native of London who lived in Iran as a child, Amanpour’s family left that country after the 1979 coup. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor of arts in journalism.
As assistant secretary of state and chief spokesman for the State Department, Rubin served as top adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and oversaw efforts to communicate with the public regarding foreign policy. Since leaving the State Department, he has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Columbia University, and is a regular commentator for the Financial Times, the BBC and CNN. He is a graduate of Columbia.
The 2008-09 Bryan Series opens with author Khaled Hosseini on Friday, Oct. 24. Following the Amanpour-Rubin program, the series continues with Salman Rushdie (Tuesday, Feb. 10) and Anna Quindlen (Tuesday, April 14).
Guilford students and employees will have an opportunity to pick up free tickets on campus approximately three weeks prior to each event.
For more information about the 2008-09 series, visit www.guilford.edu/bryanseries.
June 20, 2008
WENDY LOOKER and her husband, Jeremy Truhel, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Elizabeth Truhel, pictured at right. Madeleine was born Sunday, June 15, at 12:04 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and is 21 inches long.
June 16, 2008
KIRSTEN SCHRADER has been named head athletic trainer, replacing MARY BROOS, who retired in May after 30 years in the position.
Schrader, a Greensboro native, spent the past four years as part-time assistant on Broos’ staff. She worked with a variety of Quakers’ teams and also served as an instructor in the sports studies department. In addition to her employment at Guilford, Schrader worked with Murphy-Wainer Orthopedic Specialists, taught courses at Greensboro College and served as the athletic trainer for Guilford Technical Community College’s men’s basketball team.
Guilford becomes the fourth institution where Schrader has served as head athletic trainer. She spent one year as the head athletic trainer at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where she provided care for 36 junior-college student-athletes. From 2002-04, Schrader worked at Queens University of Charlotte where she oversaw athletic training services for the Royals’ 16 varsity teams. While there Schrader designed two athletic training facilities and served as a clinical instructor for the school’s National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) accredited athletic training program. She was Pfeiffer University’s head athletic trainer from 1999-2001 and also taught athletic training courses.
Schrader graduated from Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, before earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from the UNCG in 1994. She completed an athletic training internship at Bellevue University while fulfilling requirements for a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997.
An NATA member, Schrader is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of North Carolina and a certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid instructor. She lives in Greensboro with her husband, Jason, and their two children, Sophie and Millie.
June 12, 2008
Guilford College Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees met May 16-17. Following is a digest of board meeting activity (Board action in bold italics):
Friday, May 16, 2008
The Guilford College Board of Trustees met in executive session at 8:15 a.m. in the D. Ralph Parker Board Room of New Garden Hall.
FULL BOARD MEETING
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Presentation on Tuition Discounting at Guilford College
Vice President for Enrollment Services B. RANDY DOSS and Director of Student Financial Services ANTHONY E. GURLEY gave a briefing on tuition discounting and how Guilford’s student tuition discount rate impacts the FY 2008-09 proposed budget. The tuition discount rate is the total of all institutionally funded grant aid (minus tuition remission) divided by the revenue from tuition and fees. Guilford’s current rate is 39 percent. According to Gurley, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NABUCO) classifies Guilford as a Small College Lower-Tuition (SCLT). Until recently, Guilford’s 39 percent discount rate ran slightly above those of other SCLT institutions. However, Guilford has intentionally reversed that trend while maintaining academic standards and student diversity. For FY 2008-09, it is projected that 89 percent of discounting funds will come from revenue and 11 percent from endowed scholarships, based on a five percent endowment utilization rate.
Currently, the college’s yield rate (accepted students who enroll) for students with demonstrated need is 33 percent, which has declined over the last several years. The applicant pool contains a higher number of financially needy students. (The average Guilford student’s debt upon graduating is $23,000, close to the national average.) Some of this change may be due to the fact that Guilford’s main competitors (seven of the top 10) are public colleges, rather than independent colleges as in the past. Endowed scholarships —of which Guilford has only one— are an important recruitment tool and reduce pressure on the college’s other resources. The college is funding from current revenues the equivalent of a $250 million endowment just for scholarships; nearly 40 cents of every one dollar paid in tuition and fees go toward financial aid, and are therefore not available to the college for any other purpose.
Information Session: Effects of Enrollment on FY 2008-09 Budget
Randy Doss summarized the college’s recent enrollment growth and challenges. This year, Guilford received a record number of both applications and acceptances; however, the number of paid deposits slightly down compared to this point last year. Additionally, more students graduated this year than expected. Meanwhile, the CCE fall enrollment is expected to exceed projections. Since enrollment details will not be finalized until October, no official budget revision action will be presented until after the October 2008 Board meeting.
Chair CHARLOTTE M. ROBERTS reported that nine new tenure-track faculty will join the college this year, including four from Jordan, China, Lebanon and India. The committee also discussed the possibility of instituting a civility policy, such as those in use at Swarthmore and Princeton, which would encourage respect in academic discourse (including written communications such as e-mail). ROBERT B. JONES recounted a collaborative effort among students, faculty and staff to create such a policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine. (The committee’s recommendations regarding faculty promotions and the granting of tenure were acted on during College Hour/Executive Session.)
Vice Chair M.L. CARR said that the committee was focused on integrated marketing and branding efforts as they related to the capital campaign, and reported that the Campaign Steering Committee had its first meeting on May 15. He reviewed three proposed revisions to the Guilford College Gift Acceptance Policy (approved in June 2006) for Board approval. The Board of Trustees approved the proposed changes.
Buildings and Grounds
Chair D. VICTOR COCHRAN III reported on the status of a developer’s offer to purchase college property near the intersection of Dolley Madison Road and West Friendly Avenue, which includes Hildebrandt House. The Executive Committee approved the final offer, with the caveat that the developer’s plans may not come to fruition, since the college property is one of only several properties needed. If the property is sold, the college will renovate Hege-Cox Hall and relocate the art department. In addition, the development by a private developer of the housing complex on Dolley Madison Road, adjacent to the college, has been delayed; this will not be a housing option for students in fall 2008.
Enrollment and Financial Services
Chair W. GROOME FULTON thanked Randy Doss and Anthony Gurley for their presentation on tuition discounting, saying that, after eight years of increasing growth, the college must be cognizant of potential enrollment challenges. The committee also stressed the links between fundraising goals and recruitment–campaign priorities such as the Founders Hall renovations, new wellness center and additional financial aid will help attract and retain students.
Chair DANIEL D. MOSCA reported the latest projection for FY 2007-08: an excess of revenues over expenditures of $159,000 (subject to a projected decrease of $25,000 in Summer School tuition and fees). An unrestricted gift allowed the Archdale Hall project to begin immediately following Commencement; funds that had been set aside for the project can now be applied to reducing the college’s balance on line of credit from $3.9 million to $3.4 million (projected) by fiscal end of FY 2007-08 (June 30). The committee also proposed the reclassification of a $2 million gift that was mistakenly put into unrestricted endowment funds to unrestricted non-endowed funds, pursuant to the request of the donor. The Board of Trustees approved the reallocation of funds.
Chair MARTIN D. EAKES informed the Board that the first quarter managed endowment was valued at $66.6 million, decreased from $69 million due to unfavorable trends in the equities markets. He cautioned Board members that the stock market would continue to be volatile in the upcoming months. The College’s investments will remain diversified. Other asset classes are being investigated, and the committee looks forward to increasing the endowment significantly during the capital campaign.
Acting Chair WALTER P. BLASS reported that the committee engaged in various financial discussions related to the impact of budgetary reductions on continuing implementation of The Strategic Plan for Guilford College 2005-2010. Randy Doss led a discussion regarding community college student recruitment. The Planning Committee will seek a joint meeting with the Finance Committee during the October 2008 Board of Trustees meeting schedule for further consideration of various budgetary issues and resulting impacts on the strategic planning process.
Quaker Life and Diversity
Chair LAWRENCE W. NEWLIN summarized President Chabotar’s April 30, 2008 memorandum that outlined the college’s progress on developing a diversity plan, a component of the strategic plan. The committee members have met with members of the anti-racism team and analyzed the proposed diversity plan (available on the college Web site). Board members may address feedback to President Chabotar. The committee also encouraged the Board to participate in summer recruiting opportunities and submit names of prospective Quaker students to the Office of Admission.
Chair THOMAS W. EVAUL JR. reported that the committee discussed the proposed civility and respect policy, the community tobacco-use survey and possible revisions to smoking policies. The committee also reviewed on-going efforts to improve retention, particularly of students who may be at risk academically. Dean of Students AARON L. FETROW provided an update on his February presentation to the Board regarding efforts to curtail drug and alcohol abuse.
Trusteeship and Governance
Chair EDWARD C. WINSLOW III reported that the committee is actively engaged in trustees scheduled dates of rotation, as well as the recruitment of prospective trustees. He expressed appreciation to Board members for their assistance in recommending individuals for consideration as candidates for Board membership. Trustee recruitment was discussed further during the College Hour/Executive Session.
Alumni Association Report
Thomas W. Evaul, Jr. stated that the overall focus of the Alumni Association is “friend raising,” with outreach efforts toward alumni and families, promoting the Guilford Connections on-line portal and calling prospective students. He reminded trustees to reserve November 7-9 for Homecoming/Family Weekend.
Academic Affairs (ADRIENNE ISRAEL, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean)
The number of full-time faculty has been reduced from 135 to 129 to maintain the appropriate student/faculty ratio of 16:1. As Academic Affairs Committee Chair Charlotte M. Roberts reported, nine tenure-track faculty will join Guilford this year. Among them, four are international. This diversity of experience and expertise will strengthen the arts and humanities division and the peace and conflict studies program.
Advancement (MIKE POSTON, vice president for advancement)
Mike Poston reviewed activities by the Campaign Steering Committee, which has reviewed recommendations by Campbell and Company and mapped out a campaign timeline. To date, donations recorded during the “quiet phase” of the capital campaign total $22 million. Advancement efforts have grown the prospect base of those prospective donors capable of giving campaign gifts of $25,000 or above to 1,420. The number of Annual Fund donors has also increased by 250. Additionally, at the direction of President KENT CHABOTAR, the Communications and Marketing team is working with Randy Doss, RITA SEROTKIN and others to achieve a focused marketing of Guilford’s brand and mission that will provide more effective student recruitment and overall marketing of the institution.
October 2008 Board of Trustees Meeting
The Campaign Steering Committee will meet on Oct. 2, followed by a full-Board retreat with Vice Chair MARTHA W. SUMMERVILLE and President Chabotar that afternoon; the full Board will convene Oct. 3. Meeting topics will include a possible update on the civility project, student wellness, a recommendation of the diversity plan for Board approval and possible FY 2008-09 budget revisions.
- Per the recommendation of the Advancement Committee that the following changes be made to the Gift Acceptance Policy:
- Gifts to Guilford College may be received by online method;
- Securities delivered to the College in person are valued as of the date the owner surrenders the security to Guilford College, based on closing price (bid);
- Prior to completion of the gift, no commitments by Guilford College shall be made regarding re-purchase or sale to a third party of closely held securities,
the Board of Trustees approved the changes.
- Resolution of the Guilford College Board of Trustees Regarding Reallocation of Funds (see report of Finance Committee) –the Board of Trustees approved the reallocation.
- With the endorsement of President Chabotar, Academic Affairs Committee Chair Charlotte Roberts recommended that tenure should be granted to the following faculty:
- Maria L. Amado-assistant professor sociology and anthropology
- Bryan W. Brendley-assistant professor of biology
- Melanie J. Lee-Brown-assistant professor of biology
- Lavon Williams-associate professor of sport studies
The Board of Trustees approved granting tenure to the above listed faculty.
- With the endorsement of President Chabotar, Ms. Roberts presented the committee’s recommendation that promotions in academic rank be granted to:
- Heather R. Hayton, Department of English, to associate professor
- Hiroko Hirakawa, Department of Foreign Languages, to associate professor
- Robert M. Whitnell, Department of Chemistry, to full professor
The Board of Trustees approved the promotions in academic rank.
The Board engaged in a discussion of recruitment of potential trustees; the information must remain confidential until the individuals accept appointment to the Board.
Report from the Naming Committee
KATHLEEN M. COE provided a report from the Naming Committee for the next Board Chair. The Trusteeship and Governance Committee asked Ms. Coe, W. GROOME FULTON JR. and Martha W. Summerville to enumerate the characteristics and responsibilities related to the Board Chair position and to evaluate those individuals who have been suggested as candidates to serve as Board Chair Elect. Any trustee who has additional suggestions or input should be in touch with one of these members of the Naming Committee.
Summary and Evaluation
ELLEN P. HAMRICK summarized the meeting’s activities. Trustees were reminded to complete the electronic submission of the meeting evaluation form.
Chair JOSEPH M. BRYAN JR. adjourned the meeting with a moment of silence.
June 11, 2008
Congratulations to those receiving degrees July 25.
2 DANIELLE MARTINA ARMSTRONG, B.S.,Community & Justice Studies and Psychology
2 CLIFTON BRADLEY BURTON, B.S.,Business Management & Computer Information Systems
1 COLIN MICHAEL BUSSIERE-NICHOLs, A.B., Art
1 MATTHEW LOUIS CHARNY, A.B., History
2 ROSALIE ELLEN COCHRAN, A.B., English
2 JENNIFER LYNNE COLE, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 JaNELLE CHRISTINE COLON-LEWIS, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 CHRISTOPHER J. CORRIGAN, A.B., History
1 JORDAN GARRISON COSTON, B.S., Business Management
2 NATASHA DANIELLE COVINGTOn, B.S., Business Management
1 COLIN MATTHEW DAVIS, B.S., Sport Management
1 LAURA ENGLISH DUKESHIRE, A.B., Art
2 NICOLE L. DUNN, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 SEAN M. FINAN, A.B., Theatre Studies
2 HARRY FLORES-HERMOZA, B.S., Accounting
1 CHRISTOPHER DELEON FRIENDE, A.B., English
2 JANET M. GREENE, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 ROBERT WESLEY HARMON, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 SONJA LYNN HAYES, A.B., Biology and Women’s Studies
2 MELISSA SMITH HEDRICK, A.B., Education Studies(Elementary) and Psychology
2 TRACY LYNNETTE HOWELL, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 COURTNEY L. HUBBARD, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 NICHOLAS EVANS HUNTER, A.B., Sociology/Anthropology
2 JAMES BENJAMIN HUTCHENS, A.B., Religious Studies
1 FELICE JOSEPH IENTILE, B.S., Exercise & Sport Studies
2 SUSAN DIANE JACKSON, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 ALICE KATHRYN JACOBY, A.B., Political Science
2 REGINA LEE JOHNSON, B.S., Community & Justice Studies
1 ROBIN ALETA JUDGE, A.B., Psychology
1 MORGAN MARIE CATHERINE KELLEY, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 MICHAEL WYATT KNOLL, B.S., Sport Management
2 REGINALD HARRIS LASSITER, A.B., History
2 GENARO D’ARDEN LAWHORN, B.S., Business Management
1 BENJAMIN ALEXANDER LEVIN, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 DEBORAH ANNETTE LUNSFORD, A.B.,Education Studies(Elementary) and Psychology
2 MARY GENEVIEVE LUONG, A.B., Integrative Studies
1 ZARINA ROSE MARENECK, A.B., Art
2 KRISTEN R. MARSHALL, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 CORA BERNICE MATHEWSON, A.B., African-American Studies and History
1 SHARDE KIANA MCCONNELL, A.B., Psychology
2 MICHELLE PHELPS MCGIRT, B.S., Business Management
2 MICHAEL MITCHELL, B.S., Computer Information Systems
2 CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH MITKISH, A.B., Art
2 LINDA N. MURRAY, B.S., Computer Information Systems
1 MELISSA MAE NARRO, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 GENOA GLYNIS O’BRIEN, A.B., Biology
2 SUNAWH BRYAN PARK, A.B., Psychology
2 DEREK RYAN PARRIS, B.S., Accounting
1 ARIANNA GEHRKE PELULLO, B.F.A., Art
2 LEVETTE LETICIA PERKINSON, B.S., Business Management
2 MICHELLE A. PRENDERGAST, B.S., Business Management
2 JONATHAN VICTOR PRESTON, A.B., Forensic Biology
2 MONICA LYNN PROWITT, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 IRIS SIMPSON REDD, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 PETER MICHAEL REY, A.B., Art
2 MELISSA ANN ROMANEK, B.S., Business Management
1 ERIN MAUREEN ROTHWEILER, B.S., Sports Medicine
2 DELAYNE L. SCHOOLFIELD, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 SHELBY E. SCHWARTZ, A.B., Psychology
2 JAMES D. SHAVER, A.B., Political Science
2 LINDA DENISE SHERMAN, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 SHERRILL LEWIS SIMMONS, B.S., Business Management
1 CHELSEA ELIZABETH SIMPSOn, A.B., English and Peace & Conflict Studies
1 JUSTIN SHERWOOD-MURPHY SMITH, A.B., Music
2 JENELLE NATASHA SOMERSALL-TOWNSEND, B.S., Criminal Justice
2 PAMELA RENEE THOMAS, A.B., Forensic Biology
1 AMBER MICHELLE TURNER, A.B., English
1 STEVEN LOUIS TUTTEROW, A.B., History
2 SHANNON LAMARRA WARD, B.S., Computer Information Systems
1 CARYN LOUISE WASHINGTON, A.B., English
2 BRIDGETTE DARLENE WELBORN, B.S., Criminal Justice
1 MATTHEW DAVID WHITE, A.B., Psychology
2 JAMES M. WILSON, A.B., Forensic Biology
1- Traditional Student
2- Continuing Education Student
June 11, 2008
DAVID SANDS was named assistant women’s basketball coach in an announcement by interim athletic director TOM PALOMBO. Sands takes his first college coaching position as the top assistant to sixth-year head coach STEPHANIE FLAMINI.
Sands is well known around central North Carolina girls’ basketball circles, having spent 13 years coaching scholastic basketball, plus another 10 years as the head coach of the Piedmont XPress Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team. He has strong ties to the Quakers, having coached Guilford guard BRITTANY BUMGARNER ’09 in high school and in AAU basketball. Sands assisted Guilford Athletics Hall of Famer JOHN RALLS ’76 on two state champion teams at Ledford High School.
Sands coached the girls’ basketball team at West Forsyth High School to a 49-34 record and three state playoff appearances from 2002-05. He received the 2004 Central Piedmont 4-A Conference Coach of the Year Award. Sands spent the previous three seasons at Ledford, where in addition to working with Ralls’ varsity team, he also coached the Panthers’ junior varsity girls’ basketball team to a 40-1 record over two years. Sands made his head-coaching debut in 1998 at Southwest Guilford High School and spent six years coaching the junior varsity girls’ basketball team at Asheboro High School.
A 1990 graduate of High Point University, Sands joins Flamini’s staff one season after the Quakers compiled an 11-14 overall record. Guilford went 6-14 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play and returns 12 letter winners for 2008-09.
June 09, 2008
GAIL WEBSTER and ROB WHITNELL attended and presented at the national meeting of the POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) Project at the University of Texas at Arlington from May 31-June 3. POGIL develops both content and process skills in students, and the Guilford chemistry department uses these methods throughout its curriculum. The National Science Foundation-funded POGIL project supports the development and dissemination of the method and supporting materials.
The invitation-only national meeting was an opportunity for Webster and Whitnell to interact with other practitioners of the POGIL method, learn about the latest research developments in active learning methods, and develop and extend collaborative efforts with faculty at other institutions to understand and improve the efficacy of guided inquiry learning. Webster and Whitnell presented a poster “POGIL Implementation and Assessment Throughout the Chemistry Curriculum at Guilford College,” co-authored with ANNE GLENN and DAVE MILLICAN. This work described and analyzed student self-assessment of their learning gains in Chemical Principles II and Organic Chemistry II. It also describes the initial work on the SPUR (Special Project Underwriting Request) grant awarded to Webster and Whitnell by the POGIL Project last year for their research on “POGIL Methods to Improve and Assess Concepts of the Mole.”