Archive for October, 2008
October 31, 2008
Friends Center will present “Methods of Peacemaking in the Middle East,” a lecture by grassroots peacemaking expert Maia Hallward, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Founders Hall Gallery.
Hallward is a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and the associate editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events sponsored by the Friends Center, call 316-2445.
October 30, 2008
Old Dominion Athletic Conference men’s basketball coaches picked Guilford third in the league’s annual preseason poll. The Quakers received 88 points, but no first-place votes. Nationally ranked Randolph-Macon College received 119 points and 10 first-place votes, thanks to a roster that boasts four starters among 12 returning letter winners. Three-time national tournament veteran Virginia Wesleyan College earned the remaining first-place vote and was picked second.
Despite graduating a class that accumulated 76 wins, made two national tournament appearances and included two-time player of the year BEN STRONG ’08, the Quakers are still predicted to finish near the top of the ODAC. Sixth-year head coach TOM PALOMBO returns two starters and 10 letter winners from last year’s 24-5 ODAC champions team, including CLAY HENSON ’10. The 6-1 shooting guard is Guilford’s top returning scorer at 12.9 points per game. Henson also contributed 97 assists, which ranked eighth among league leaders, and 33 steals on the season. Palombo also returns 6-10 center TYLER SANBORN ’10, who totalled 6.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest last season.
For the first time, ODAC men’s basketball teams have been divided into two divisions with each team playing its divisional rivals twice and other league members once. With the change in the format, Guilford’s schedule features more nonconference matchups than in recent years. The Quakers travel west for contests with the University of Texas-Tyler and the University of Texas-Dallas in late November. Guilford’s nonconference slate also features an exhibition matchup with NCAA Division I Davidson College and regular-season contests with two-time NCAA participant Averett University and crosstown-rival Greensboro College.
Palombo’s Quakers are coming off their second consecutive 24-5 record, the Quakers’ best record in over 30 years. Guilford also made its second straight NCAA Division III playoff appearance last season thanks to winning its first ODAC Tournament title. The Quakers open the year with a Nov. 14 exhibition at Davidson, which reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last season.
Preseason Coaches’ Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Randolph-Macon 119 (10)
2. Virginia Wesleyan 110 (1)
3. Guilford 88
4. Hampden-Sydney 84
5. Roanoke 79
6. Bridgewater 64
7. Washington and Lee 50
8. Eastern Mennonite 43
8. Emory & Henry 43
10. Lynchburg 30
11. Randolph 16
October 30, 2008
KITTY HUBBARD ’87 will give a public lecture about her art, teaching and life after Guilford on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall Gallery.
Hubbard was the first female photography major to graduate from Guilford. She currently creates digital photography, experiments with new media and installations and is associate professor of art at SUNY Brockport.
October 30, 2008
The Office of Communications and Marketing has distributed 540 free tickets for the Nov. 18 Bryan Series event featuring Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin to Guilford-related people, including 357 to students, faculty and staff. Some tickets were distributed to classes attending on assignment and other tickets were distributed Oct. 28 at a regularly scheduled pickup. All tickets for the event have been sold or distributed.
Since the college moved the series to 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium in 2005, students, faculty and staff have been given the opportunity to pick up free tickets and request bus transportation for each program. Demand for seating has varied significantly with each event. We will continue to offer tickets to students, faculty and staff in two ways: in advance of the pickups as part of classes and other groups who guarantee their attendance and at the pickups on an individual basis. Ticket availability at the pickups will be limited this year. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The next event is Tuesday, Feb. 10, featuring Salman Rushdie. Classes and groups interested in tickets may contact SUZANNE SULLIVAN at firstname.lastname@example.org. The individual pickup is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in Boren Lounge of Founders Hall.
The Bryan Series is funded by income from a 1994 gift to the college and ticket income.
October 30, 2008
Faculty, staff and students:
The college’s seventh-annual budget letter has been prepared to help every member of the campus community be a more informed participant in budget discussions. It aims to encourage budget managers to carefully consider their budget needs for fiscal year 2009-10 in anticipation of detailed instructions and forms that will soon be distributed by the Budget Office. It also provides an update on actual financial results for fiscal year 2007-08 and reviews current budget estimates for fiscal year 2008-09.
The first open budget forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss the FY 2009-10 budget is currently scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Founders Hall.
Guilford students, faculty and staff may click here to read the budget letter.
October 30, 2008
Noted circus performers Cirque Voila! will perform in Dana Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 p.m. The entertaining troupe’s two-hour show includes jugglers, clowns, strongmen, contortionists, trapeze artists and more.
Members of Cirque Voila! will also do a workshop on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in Dana Auditorium, teaching popular circus techniques such as juggling, character and physical comedy.
Both the evening performance and workshop are free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-316-2388.
The events are sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Community Senate as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend, which takes place Nov. 7-9.
For more information about Cirque Voila!, visit their Web site here.
October 30, 2008
Once again this year, Guilford will hold screenings as part of the 22nd Latin American Film Festival, sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The college will host three film screenings and related presentations beginning Friday, Nov. 7.
All of the Guilford events will be held in Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium. The three programs are co-sponsored by the departments of foreign languages, international studies and multicultural education. For information about the Guilford screenings, call 316-2367.
Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
Moro No Brasil, directed by Mika Kaurismäki (Brazil, 2002). Portuguese with English subtitles; 70 minutes.
This stirring and passionate documentary grants the viewer unparalleled access to the diversity and musical richness of Brazilian music, reaching far beyond Samba and Bossa Nova. Writer/director Mika Kaurismäki’s musical journey covers 4,000 kilometers, with stopovers in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and presents the voyage from the roots of samba to its present-day excursions into rap and funk. Experience Brazilian culture and get to know its people with over 50 musical performances from the streets of Brazil by over 40 musical acts, including interviews and performances by Walter Alfaiate & Seu Jorge, Antônio Nôbrega, Darue Malungo, Silverio Pessoa, Margareth Menezes, Ivo Meirelles and much more. The film will be introduced by ALFONSO ABAD MANCHENO, assistant professor of Spanish at Guilford, and will include a special musical presentation by Paulo Barata’s Trio do Brasil.
Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. (World Premiere)
Invisible Faces, directed by Luis Nascimento (Brazil 2008). Portugese with English subtitles; 60 minutes.
Every eight hours one person dies in Rio de Janeiro, as a victim of the police. Each death grabs with it the pain of who’s left behind, affecting his/her social circle, especially family and friends. The documentary Invisible Faces centers around the stories of these survivors, mostly women, who fight for justice while turning invisibility into subjectivity. Director Luis Nascimento will be present at the world premiere screening.
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
Brasileirinho, directed by Mika Kaurismaki (Brazil, Switzerland, Finland, 2005). Portuguese with English subtitles; 90 minutes.
Brasileirinho is a musical documentary film about Choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music, developed in the late 19th Century when Brazilian musicians started to blend European melodies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the melancholic interpretation of the Brazilian Indians’ music. Choro is credited as being the first musical expression of Brazil’s melting pot, and had a prominent place in the development of Brazil’s cultural identity. The film follows “Trio Madeira Brasil,” composed of three of Brazil’s outstanding Choro musicians, and includes “playing” interviews with well-known Samba and Bossa Nova artists like Zezé Gonzaga, Elza Soares and Guinga. This film will also be introduced by Professor Mancheno and will feature a special presentation by the Greensboro Capoeira Collective.
All screenings are free and open to the public. In all, 30 films will be shown at Guilford, UNC Greensboro, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State University, N.C. Central University and Durham Technical Community College.
For more information about the film festival, visit its Web site.
October 30, 2008
The Cincinnati-based Americana/folk band Over the Rhine will perform in concert Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities. The event is part of the Eastern Music Festival Fringe series this fall.
Guilford students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets in advance for $5 at the Alumni House until 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. All tickets will be $15 the night of the event.
At the core of Over the Rhine is husband-and-wife duo Karin Bergquist (vocals/guitar) and Linford Detweiler (bass/piano/guitar), with other musicians and vocalists joining for tours. The band takes its name from the downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, neighborhood where it formed in 1989. They’ve described their music as “post-nuclear, pseudo-alternative, folk-tinged art-pop.”
The concert’s opening act will be singer/songwriter Julia Easterlin, a jazz vocalist who studied at Berklee College of Music and now attends Guilford. She has recorded two albums, “Calling Out,” a compilation of original songs and “Why Can’t You Behave,” a jazz cd with pianist, Yuma Sung.
For more information about Homecoming click here and for Family Weekend click here.
October 29, 2008
The opening reception and awards presentation for the Annual Juried Student Art Show is Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5-7 p.m. in Founders Gallery. Free refreshments will be served.
October 29, 2008
Take Back Your Time Week concludes on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, with these events:
Friday, Oct. 31
Noon-2 p.m. “Fun with animals.” Shelter animals and campus pets. Hut.
2 p.m. Wood hauling, splitting and stacking workshop. Hut.
4 p.m. Home made doughnuts and cider. Hut.
8 p.m. Lantern tour of the Quaker graveyard, with special appearances by Randall Jarrell, Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rick Farrell, Levi Coffin and Uncle Frank. New Garden Friends Meeting.
Saturday, Nov. 1
8-10 p.m. Barn dance and hayrides at Hodgin Valley Farm, Pleasant Garden. Live music and calling; refreshments; fun in the hay! Sponsored by Alumni Relations, Friends Center, GCRO, Community Senate, Fancy Feet & Fingers, Cooking Club, and Expressions in Dance. Rides leave from the Binford lot at 7:30 p.m.