Archive for September, 2010
September 30, 2010
Twenty-four members of the Guilford community joined with presenters from the Communications & Marketing staff and Mitre Agency for a forum on the main website redesign Sept. 29.
Community members learned about the process for redesigning the website including the confirming of brand positioning and “voice” as part of the Integrated Communications & Marketing Plan.
Initial design concepts for the website were presented. A new content management system and its features were discussed. The need for departmental involvement in October in the redesign content creation phase was emphasized.
With the launch of a streamlined website focused on prospective students and other external constituents, the college is planning to enhance its intranet to serve the day-to-day needs of the campus community. Details are being developed.
The Web Advisory Group of faculty, staff and students, the Ad Hoc Marketing Group of senior leaders on the campus and a working group of four trustees have viewed and offered feedback on the work that has been done to date. The Board of Trustees will receive a report when it meets Oct. 8-9.
Design concepts and site architecture will be confirmed soon in order that Mitre Agency can begin to build the website for a rollout scheduled in early 2011.
A redesign blog and additional forums are planned. For more information about the redesign, contact AIMEE WHITE, web project manager, at email@example.com.
September 30, 2010
Are you following Guilford on Facebook?
If not, you missed main-page postings about WQFS being named one of the 40 “best little radio stations” in the U.S. and Guilford’s “green” curriculum.
In addition to the main page, be sure to follow the alumni, athletics, Hege Library and Bryan Series pages on Facebook.
September 30, 2010
Tickets for the Bryan Series event featuring David Brooks will be distributed on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the lobby of Founders Hall, from 5-6:30 p.m.
Guilford students are eligible for one free ticket, employees 2, with a valid Guilford ID. Sign-up for bus transportation will also be available.
Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for The New York Times and is a regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
He will speak in the Bryan Series on Tues., Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium. For more information, contact SUZANNE SULLIVAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 316-2852.
September 30, 2010
Medical ethicist Larry Churchill of Vanderbilt University will speak on “Exploring the Power of Healing Relationships” Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro is marking its 30th anniversary year and is partnering with Guilford to present the program.
For the past five years, Churchill has been researching the aspects of health care relationships that make them therapeutic. His belief–which is widely shared, but seldom studied–is that relationships with clinicians, in addition to drugs, medical or surgical procedures, have healing power.
Churchill joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2002 as the Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics. He holds appointments in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, as well as in the Divinity School and in the Department of Philosophy. Prior to Vanderbilt, Churchill was Professor of Social Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, where he served as department chair from 1988-98.
A limited number of free tickets are available for Guilford students, faculty and staff. Call 316-2852 for more information.
September 30, 2010
The men’s golf team is ranked prominently in two NCAA Division III ratings after its first tournament of the season. The Quakers are ranked No. 1 in the Sept. 29 edition of the Golfstat.com Head-to-Head Rankings and No. 7 in the second NCAA Division III Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll, which appears in the Oct. 4 issue of Golf World.
Guilford opened the 2010-11 campaign Sept. 24-26 with a fifth-place finish at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate in Sunset Beach, N.C. They were the only non-Division I entry in the 12-team field. MAT HENNICK ’12 placed sixth among 69 individuals with a three-under 213. His performance resulted in Old Dominion Athletic Conference and Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week honors. NOAH RATNER ’13 shot 214, good for a share of 12th place.
Hennick leads the Quakers with a 71.0 stroke average through three rounds. Ratner stands second at 71.3, followed by DUSTY ROBERTS ’12 at 73.3 strokes per round. Hennick and Ratner lead the ODAC in stroke average through action of Sept. 26, while Roberts stands fifth.
First-year coach COREY MAGGARD’s squad returns to action Oct. 3-4 at the Ted Keller Memorial at Hunting Hawk G.C. in Glen Allen, Va. The Quakers host the Greensboro-Gordin Classic Invitational Oct. 10-11 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro.
September 29, 2010
Guilford will offer discounted employee medical premiums effective with the Jan. 1, 2011, health insurance renewal. Discounted rates will be determined later this year.
In order to be eligible for the reduced premium in 2011, employees and their covered spouses must:
Have a routine physical between July 1, 2009, and Nov. 12, 2010. Proof of physical exam must be provided to Human Resources no later than Nov. 16, 2010. Acceptable forms of proof are:
1) Letter from physician
2) Signed letter provided by HR (letter can be found in the folder named “HR Shared for Faculty-Staff” at Resources on ‘gcstore’)
There are many employees currently enjoying reduced premiums that have outdated physical exam letters (physical exams completed before July 1, 2009). In order to continue at the discounted rate, all employees must have had a physical exam between July 1, 2009 and Nov. 12, 2010.
September 28, 2010
The Guilford College Art Gallery will present an exhibition by photographer Susan Mullally focusing on a community of homeless people exploring ideas of class, race, ownership, value and cultural identification. The exhibition, “What I Keep: Photographs of the New Face of Homelessness and Poverty,” runs Oct. 8-Dec. 12.
Since 2007, Mullally has collaborated with members of The Church Under the Bridge in Waco, Texas, an interdenominational, multicultural Christian church that has been meeting under an Interstate 35 overpass for 17 years. The artist asks each person what he or she keeps and why it is valued. The exhibition is a series of life-size images with brief statements about each person’s choice.
Presented in conjunction with Guilford’s theme year on sustainability, Green & Beyond, and with the Greensboro Public Library’s One City, One Book community reading of The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, the exhibition offers opportunities to consider the related issues of spiritual, economic and community sustainability, along with topics of homelessness, mental illness, and the power of the arts both to heal and to forge connections and friendships between unlikely individuals.
Mullally will be in residence at the College Oct. 8-12. During that time she will visit several classes and participate in the following public events:
- Friday, Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m. — Opening Reception
- Sunday, Oct. 10, 2:30 p.m. — Public discussion of themes shared by the photographic exhibition “What I Keep” and the Greensboro Public Library’s One City, One Book selection The Soloist, by Steve Lopez. This event is co-sponsored by the Guilford College Friends of the Library.
- Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7:30-9 p.m. — Public dialogue focusing on homelessness with the artist, the Guilford Principled Problem Solving Scholars and guests from Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, a day center for homeless people. Seating is very limited. Please call 316-2438 or 316-2483 to reserve a space.
All events take place in the Art Gallery (located in Hege Library) and are free to the public. For more information, call 316-2251 or visit the gallery’s Web page at www.guilford.edu/artgallery.
September 27, 2010
In compliance with the federal Clery Act, the Guilford College Annual Security Report is now available. The report includes statistics of reported crimes on and immediately adjacent to campus for 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Annual Fire Safety Report, a collection of fire statistics for each on-campus student housing facility, is also available.
Obtain a copy of these reports from the Office of Public Safety or by visiting www.guilford.edu/clery.
September 27, 2010
TY BUCKNER, associate vice president for communications and marketing, was inducted into the UNCG Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 25.
Buckner was UNCG’s first full-time sports information director, later moving into a senior administrative role as associate athletic director of public affairs during the university’s transition from Division III to Division I in the NCAA. He began working with the athletics staff as an undergraduate, earning his bachelor’s degree in English in 1984.
He helped found the Athletics Hall of Fame and worked with the Greensboro Sports Commission to form the Tom Ward Basketball Luncheon series, which features five area colleges and universities in weekly media gatherings. Additionally, he helped to build UNCG’s first commercial radio network for basketball broadcasts and first athletics website.
Buckner joined Guilford in July 2001 as director of college relations, becoming senior director of communications and marketing in 2007. He was named associate vice president last year.
While serving at Guilford, Buckner has remained active with UNCG, serving on the Athletics Hall of Fame’s selection committee, including a stint as chair from 2001-07. He was enshrined on the UNCG Soccer Stadium’s Wall of Honor in 2004.
Watch Ty’s introduction and acceptance.
September 26, 2010
Assistant Professor of Physics DONALD SMITH presented a poster at a Gordon Research Conference on Physics Research and Education in June at Mt. Holyoke College. Smith’s paper was entitled “Eat Dessert First: Teaching Modern Physics to Freshmen.” He presented aspects of Guilford’s unique and creative curriculum, in which we engage students with cutting-edge ideas in physics in their first semester.