Archive for January, 2011
January 31, 2011
Ana María Trelles, mother of SYLVIA TRELLES, professor of foreign languages, died Jan. 29 in Jamestown at the age of 95. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
She was born in Havana, Cuba, and married Raúl J. Trelles in 1939. She earned a degree from the School of Art and Design at the University of Santo Tomás de Villanueva in Havana and was co-owner of an interior design shop.
She and Raúl lived in New York City and Miami, Fla., where she worked for several architecture firms before retiring in Greensboro.
She is survived by her daughter, Sylvia, two sisters-in-law and an array of family living in Miami and Savannah, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to the American Fox Terrier Rescue 6209 Twenty Year Chase, Columbia, MD 21045.
January 28, 2011
The Senior Gift Campaign is underway. The senior gift this year is the purchase of bikes for a bike rental program with “Class of 2011″ logos on them. The goal for the gift is $2,000. In order to reach this goal, we will need every senior to participate. This is an opportunity for seniors to help leave their legacy at Guilford.
Each person who donates will get a water bottle. Please contact GILIAN M’MAITSI at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want to make a donation.
January 27, 2011
Since July 2010, the Office of Communications and Marketing and the Mitre Agency have been engaged in the complex task of creating a new website for Guilford, as authorized by the president and Board of Trustees.
The new site is needed to attract prospective students and better present college content to all external audiences. The new site will feature improved architecture, enhanced imagery and standard graphic presentation across all department and administrative pages.
The first phase of the redesign project has been oriented toward launching a new website with essential information as quickly as possible in order to impact the College’s student recruitment and fundraising efforts this year. It takes about 18 months to fully complete a project of this type. Now in the seventh month, we are nearing completion of the first phase and launch of the site in early March.
At launch, the new website will be well organized and have a new, more effective design that is uniform throughout the site. A new home page, new top-level pages and essential information at the department-page level will be completed. This is the beginning of a process and not the end.
It has been necessary to prioritize content included on the new website in the first phase in order to meet the redesign deadline set by the president and Board of Trustees. Our staff and contracted writers, photographers and designers have been working with departments across campus to repurpose existing website content and create new content.
In the second phase of website development, from March until August 2011:
Departmental content contributors who have been making web updates will be trained in the new content management system.
Additional material for department pages will be created or migrated from the current website. The Office of Communications and Marketing will provide a liaison with departments to collaborate on webpage content.
Information relevant only to internal users will move to a password-protected intranet portal to streamline the content on the new website. More details on this will be coming soon.
Editorial content and photos will be reviewed by the web project manager before publication for typos and clarity of writing and images.
A New Commitment
Colleges are making stronger commitments to marketing and electronic communications in order to attract students and supporters. Since our website redesign of 2006, strategy for electronic communications and marketing has changed dramatically. Guilford trustees recognized this and authorized funds for the website redesign and staff positions.
A web advisory group of faculty, staff and students was involved in the early stages of the first phase and will assist the web team on an ongoing basis after launch.
If you have questions about the new website, please direct them to AIMEE WHITE, web project manager, at email@example.com.
Read a detailed memo focused on academic program content.
The image in this story is a version of the new home page design, with some modifications expected before launch.
January 27, 2011
Best-selling author Jeannette Walls will give a Bryan Series talk entitled “Half-Broke Horses: Knowing how to Fall” Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in War Memorial Auditorium.
Her latest book, Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel, which was released in October 2009, features her grandmother Lily Casey as its heroine. Casey was a school teacher, mustang breaker and poker-playing bootlegger who lived through flash floods, tornadoes, the Great Depression and personal tragedy. In her talk, Walls will share lessons from her grandmother’s life that show the positive rewards of confronting challenges.
Walls is the author of the memoir The Glass Castle, which details her upbringing in extreme poverty. The book sold over two million copies, spent three years on the New York Times best-seller list and was named one of the “Top 10 Books of the Decade” by Amazon.
Walls is also a journalist whose work has appeared in New York Magazine, Esquire, USA Today and on MSNBC.
January 27, 2011
The Department of Theatre Studies continues its 2010-11 season with a student performance of David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winner, “Rabbit Hole.” Performances are February 11-12 and 17-19 at 8 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium (located in Founders Hall).
“Rabbit Hole” is the heartbreaking and improbably witty story of a family in crisis. Following an unexpected accident, a mother and father find themselves grieving for a tragic and sudden loss. Their different ways of confronting and coping with that loss open old wounds and create new tensions as they make their way back to the light of day.
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, “Rabbit Hole” received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. A film version of the play is in current release starting Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest. Kidman’s performance as the mother earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Guilford’s production is directed by Professor of Theatre Studies JACK ZERBE.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for all members of the Guilford campus community. For more information, call 316-2414, or to purchase tickets, go to http://tinyurl.com/4q3aoev.
January 26, 2011
FALEN CHRISTINE HELMS ’13, a resident of Thomasville, died Jan. 22. She was 28 and was studying forensic biology at Guilford.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Jan. 26 at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Building Fund of the church, 222 Mt. Zion Church Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Friends In Need Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1641, Lexington, NC 27293.
She was a native of Davidson County and an in-home care provider and is survived by her mother, maternal grandmother, fiance who is serving in Afghanistan, two brothers, and other family members and friends.
January 26, 2011
Residence Life has proposed changes to the off-campus policy in an effort to make the policy more clear. The new policy will make credit hours and age the main requirements for off-campus eligibility, ensuring more consistency across the board with off-campus approvals. The full policy is available for review at www.guilford.edu/campuslife.
In addition, to improve the quality of the offerings in the dining hall, all students who live on campus will be required to have a meal plan, regardless of housing assignment in the 2011-12 school year. A new variety of plans will be offered, including a 75-meal “block” plan (available to apartment and theme house residents only) which will act similarly to a declining balance, rather than a per week allotment. Meriwether Godsey has worked closely with the VP for Administration JON VARNELL and Campus Life to create plans that are affordable and to provide a variety of plans.
Please send any comments or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 25, 2011
MARY BROOS is serving as the lead athletic trainer for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which are taking place at Greensboro Coliseum through Sunday, Jan. 30. Broos was Guilford’s athletic trainer for 30 years before her retirement in 2008.
January 24, 2011
Reserve a seat at a small group Q&A session with Bryan Series speaker Jeannette Walls Thursday, Feb. 10, from 4-5 p.m. This opportunity is open to anyone in the Guilford community.
Jeannette will discuss her latest book, Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel. She talks about Half Broke Horses in the following video.
To reserve space at the small group session, please contact SUZANNE SULLIVAN by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 316-2852 by Friday, Feb. 4. If you would also like to reserve a copy of the book, Half Broke Horses, please contact Suzanne by Monday, Jan. 31.
January 24, 2011
Author and social entrepreneur Lyle Estill will open a lecture series on sustainable economic development with a talk on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.
The series, “Moral Choices and the Bottom Line: Sustainability and Economic Development,” features speakers with expertise and passion in the areas of sustainable business practice, economic development and green job creation. The series continues March 29 with Joel Makower, executive editor of GreenBiz.com, and April with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, the CEO of Green for All.
Estill is co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and author of Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People and the Politics and Small is Possible: Life in a Local Economy. He is also publisher of the Energy Blog.
He has received numerous awards and honors for his outreach on alternative energy sources, including the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Waste Reduction from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Governor’s Business Council Award for Arts and Humanities; and the Sustainability Award from Sustainable North Carolina for green building design. In 2004, the N.C. Environmental Educators Association named him the Environmental Educator of the Year.
The series is presented by Guilford’s Center for Principled Problem Solving and Department of Business Management, with support from a BB&T Foundation grant dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.