Archive for February, 2010
February 28, 2010
Associate Professor of Philosophy NANCY DAUKAS presented her paper, “Testimonial Injustice and Epistemic Justification”, in an invited panel at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, in Chicago, Feb. 17-20. The paper’s argument concerns what follows from testimonial injustice (social injustices caused when power and privilege determine whose views/voices are incorporated into the practices through which community knowledge is constructed) for theorizing about epistemic justification.
Last October, Daukas presented her paper, “Is ‘Naturalized Epistemology’ Still Useful for Feminists?” at the 25 anniversary conference of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, at the University of Washington, in Seattle.
Both conferences included presenters from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Daukas’ participation in the conferences was supported by a Guilford College Faculty Research Grant, and Kenan Grants for the Improvement of Teaching.
February 26, 2010
The Guilford College Choir, Chamber Singers and Guitar Ensemble will travel to Savannah, Ga., Friday, March 5, for the annual choir tour. The ensembles, directed by WENDY LOOKER and KAMI ROWAN, are scheduled to perform at the following venues:
Saturday, March 6: The Episcopal Church of St. John the Apostle, Savannah, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 7: informal performance at the Telfair Museum, Savannah, early afternoon
Sunday, March 7: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, Savannah, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 8: Dreher High School, Columbia, S.C.
Since 2006, Looker and Rowan have led choir tours to Washington, D.C., Charleston, S.C., Atlanta, Ga. and Ireland. Future plans include a tour to Spain in May 2012.
February 26, 2010
TYLER SANBORN ’10 earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Award. The senior joins former teammate BEN STRONG ’08 as Guilford winners of the league’s top prize, named for former Randolph-Macon College standout Kurt Axe.
CLAY HENSON ’10 joined Sanborn on the First Team All-ODAC squad and RHETT BONNER ’10 garnered second-team recognition.
A three-time ODAC Player of the Week and three-time Scoutware D3hoops.com Team of the Week honoree, Sanborn averages 20.2 points per game, which ranks third in the league. The 6-9, 260-pound center leads the ODAC and ranks fourth nationally with 13.6 rebounds per contest. He stands seventh in Division III with an ODAC-best .650 field-goal percentage. Sanborn has a league-high 22 double-doubles and 15 games of 20 or more points.
Henson captured his second straight First Team All-ODAC honor after averaging 18.0 points and a league-best 3.04 three-pointers per game. The 6-2, 170-pound senior guard ranks fourth among ODAC leaders in scoring, second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73) and seventh in assists (3.12).
Also a 2009 Second Team All-ODAC selection, Bonner ranks third on the team and 14th in the league with 14.5 points per game. The 6-1, 175-pound senior guard stands second in the league with a .897 free-throw percentage that ranks ninth nationally. He also carries the ODAC’s second-best three-point percentage (.442) and stands 11th in the league with 2.92 assists per outing.
February 25, 2010
Guilford and the Greensboro Sports Commission will co-host the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. Dates for the 37-team, 190-student championship are May 10-13, 2011.
“The committee is excited to take our championships to Greensboro and the Grandover Resort,” said Chris Gage, chair of the Division III Men’s Golf Committee and director of athletics at the University of Texas at Dallas. “The Greensboro group has done a tremendous job in hosting previous championships, and we believe the two courses on site will provide a quality test of golf and an outstanding experience for our student-athletes.”
Guilford has made 26 national tournament appearances over the past 32 years, won the 2002 and 2005 NCAA Division III Golf titles and finished second in 2001. In addition, the Quakers won the 1989 NAIA National Tournament.
“Greensboro and North Carolina’s fine reputation as a golf destination certainly worked to our advantage [in this selection], but the fact that so many great intercollegiate golf programs are in our region practically guarantees a highly competitive event,” said Kim Strable, president of the Sports Commission and former athletic director at Greensboro College and staff member at Guilford.
The city of Greensboro hosted the 1988 Division III Golf Championships with Greensboro College at the Greensboro Country Club Farm Course.
The Grandover Resort is located on Greensboro’s south side. David Graham and Gary Panks designed two 18-hole golf courses, which were both ranked “4
February 25, 2010
The golf team holds the No. 4 ranking in the Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll. Methodist University, which earned all 16 first-place votes, is No. 1. Huntingdon College ranks second and Skidmore College remained in third place.
PETER LATIMER ’10 owns the Quakers’ lowest stroke average with a 72.93 over 14 rounds. He is followed closely by BRIAN CREGHAN ’10 (73.93) and NOAH RATNER ’13 (74.36).
Guilford opened the spring season earlier this week by winning the Johnny Palmer/Old North State Invitational in New London, N.C. Guilford defeated eight other teams, including No. 7 Greensboro College. Latimer had the team’s best individual performance, sharing second place with a two-day score of 149. Ratner finished one stroke back in fifth place with a 74-76-150.
JACK JENSEN’S Quakers return to action Monday, March 1, at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate in Southern Pines, N.C.
Feb. 25 Golf World/Nike Division III Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (First-place votes) Points Last
1 Methodist (16) 400 1
2 Huntingdon 378 2
3 Skidmore 357 3
4 Guilford 353 4
5 Oglethorpe 316 5
6 Saint John’s (Minn.) 315 6
7 Greensboro 274 8
7 Emory 260 7
9 LaVerne 235 T8
10 Rhodes 216 10
Illinois Wesleyan 216 11
February 25, 2010
Two seniors received All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference basketball honors. ANN SEUFER ’10 earned Second Team All-ODAC, and ALEXA WILLIAMS ’10 was an honorable mention All-ODAC pick.
Randolph-Macon College senior Molly Ariail was named the league’s Player of the Year for the third straight season. Virginia Wesleyan College senior Maggie Davis won the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, marking the first league scholar-athlete win for the Marlins. Roanoke College’s Susan Dunagan received the ODAC Coach of the Year award for the eighth time, and Jasmine Green of Hollins University collected the league’s Freshman of the Year prize.
Seufer, a 5-8 guard, has started all 25 games and stands second on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg.) and assists (2.36 apg.) and third in steals (1.72 spg.). She ranks sixth among the league’s three-point field goals leaders through games of Feb. 21 with 1.88 three-pointers per game. Seufer paced Guilford’s offense six times and has scored in double figures 14 times. She won the ODAC’s Player of the Week prize Feb. 15 and hit for a season-high 26 points in the Quakers’ 92-75 win at Hollins University Feb. 2. Seufer is Guilford’s all-time career leader in three-pointers made and attempted. She scored her 1,000th career point Feb. 14 and ranks 15th among Guilford’s scoring leaders.
Williams, a 5-9 forward, has played in all 25 games this season, starting 24. She leads the team in rebounds (7.5 rpg.), which also ranks eighth in the ODAC. Her 2.28 steals per game stands second on the team and fourth in the league. Williams is also third on the team in points (9.6 ppg.). She has scored in double figures 11 times with three double-doubles. Williams also led the team in rebounds 13 times.
Coach STEPHANIE FLAMINI’s Quakers posted a 14-11 regular-season record (11-9 ODAC) and is competing in this weekend’s ODAC Tournament in Salem, Va.
February 25, 2010
Guilford has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Guilford has been named to the Honor Roll each year since its start in 2006.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
Students at Guilford contribute an estimated 60,000 hours of service each year at more than a dozen dedicated sites, including the Greensboro Housing Coalition’s Project Home, the Pathways temporary family housing shelter and the African Services Coalition. In addition, Guilford started the Student-to-Student mentoring/tutoring program three years ago with the goal of increasing literacy rates among Guilford County youth.
The college is also one of the charter members of the Bonner Scholars Program, which now operates at 25 colleges nation-wide. Every year, 60 students–chosen on the basis of high financial need and demonstrated commitment to service–receive scholarship funds in exchange for performing 140 hours of community service each semester, plus two additional summer service requirements. Other students work in exchange for work-study funds through the Community Scholars program.
Overall, the Corporation honored six schools with Presidential Awards. In addition, 116 were named to the Distinction List and 621 schools as Honor Roll members. A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
February 25, 2010
Nominations are now being accepted in the President’s Office for the Bruce B. Stewart Community Service Award, named in honor of BRUCE STEWART ’61. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 17, at 5 p.m. President KENT CHABOTAR will present the award to a staff member at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony.
Stewart served Guilford as director of admission, assistant professor of education, assistant to the president, acting academic dean, provost, acting president, associate to the vice president for development, trustee and chair of the Board of Trustees, and he is currently a trustee emeritus. The Soles Family — BILL ’81 and MELANIE SOLES and JAN SOLES NELSON ’87 — generously established and endowed awards at $5,000 each.
The Bruce B. Stewart Community Service Award is intended to recognize individuals for their contributions to the Guilford community at the highest level of excellence. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is beyond the duties normally assigned to their positions. For 2010, the award will be given to one staff member, either administrative (non-hourly) or support (hourly).
Criteria for the Bruce Stewart B. Community Service Award include: (1) specific contributions to the quality of community life at Guilford College, with preference to student life, (2) concrete outcomes of those contributions, and (3) demonstrated concern and respect for others.
Candidates must have a minimum of five years of consecutive full-time Guilford employment. Candidates must devote at least 50 percent of their time to administrative/staff duties per their official appointment with the college.
The selection committee will consist of two students, one from CCE, one from traditional students, one hourly staff employee, one non-hourly staff employee, and if possible the award recipient(s) from the immediately prior year, with the chair being selected by the group. These selections will be made by the president. The respective employee/student groups will select committee members. The chair will forward the committee recommendation with rationale and an alternate to the president for final selection. Committee members should also nominate persons for these awards but must recuse themselves during any committee discussion of the nomination. This is the same process used for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. It is also possible that the committee would recommend that no award be given in that year.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Mar. 17. Nominate only one candidate on each form you submit. The candidate information you provide can be supplemented by additional supporting documentation. Please return nomination forms to the Office of the President. Forms can be downloaded here.
Previous Community Service Award Recipients:
TERRY HAMMOND ’81
LYNN VAN HORN
February 25, 2010
Author Jay Parini will deliver a talk entitled “Thirteen Books that Changed America” Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Dana Auditorium. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Parini, the D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College, is a well-known author of novels, poetry, biography and criticism. His latest book, Promised Land, examines the books he believes represent the soul of the American republic.
His 1990 novel, The Last Station, was recently adapted into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture starring Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and James McAvoy. It is the story of the last tumultous years of Leo Tolstoy’s life.
A Pennsylvania native, Parini earned a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in 1970 and a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1975. He taught at Dartmouth College from 1975-82 and has been on the faculty at Middlebury since 1982.
He is a regular contributor to various journals and newspapers, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Guardian (U.K.). In 1976, he co-founded New England Review with Sydney Lea. In 2005, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal.
February 25, 2010
Nominations are now being accepted in the President’s Office for the Bruce B. Stewart Teaching Awards, named in honor of BRUCE STEWART ’61. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 17, at 5 p.m. President KENT CHABOTAR will present two teaching awards at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony.
Stewart served Guilford as director of admission, assistant professor of education, assistant to the president, acting academic dean, provost, acting president, associate to the vice president for development, trustee and chair of the Board of Trustees, and he is currently a trustee emeritus. The Soles Family–BILL ’81 and MELANIE SOLES and JAN SOLES NELSON ’87–generously established and endowed awards at $5,000 each.
Bruce B. Stewart Teaching Awards are intended to recognize individuals for their contributions to attaining the highest levels of academic excellence for Guilford’s students and academic programs. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service that is beyond the responsibilities normally assigned to their positions.
For 2010, one award will be given to a tenured faculty member, and the other award to an untenured full-time faculty member, whether on tenure track or not. These awards, especially for the tenured faculty member, are designed to recognize excellent performance sustained over time rather than potential.
Criteria include: (1) sustained teaching excellence as shown by student course evaluations and other evidence, (2) demonstrated commitment to both intellectual challenge and student learning, (3) service as a formal and/or informal advisor to provide guidance and direction to students, (4) integration of scholarship and/or professional growth and experience with her or his teaching, and (5) promotion of the practical application of knowledge in the college community outside, as well as inside, the classroom.
Any full-time faculty member is eligible to receive an award. One award will be given to a tenured faculty member, and the other award to an untenured full-time faculty member, whether on tenure track or not.
A committee of three faculty members (selected from the ranks of those currently holding endowed professorships and if possible an award recipient[s] from the immediately prior year) and two students, nominated by the respective government organizations (Community Senate and CCE Student Government Association) will be selected by the vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. Student course evaluations will be considered as one of the proofs of teaching excellence with the expectation of scores above appropriate benchmarks over time. The committee will select a chair, evaluate the nominations, and recommend two recipients with an alternate for each award. Committee members should also nominate persons for these awards but must recuse themselves during any committee discussion of the nomination. This is the same process used for the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. The chair will forward the committee recommendations with rationale to the president for final selection. It is also possible that the committee would recommend that one or both awards not be given in that year.
The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Mar. 17. Nominate only one candidate on each form you submit. The candidate information you provide can be supplemented by additional supporting documentation by the nominator or the committee. Please return nomination forms to the Office of the President. Forms can be downloaded here.
Previous Teaching Awards Recipients:
VANCE RICKS ’92
ROBERT G. WILLIAMS
DONALD A. SMITH