Archive for March, 2011
March 31, 2011
Three groups of students competed in the first Principled Problem Solving-Guilford Undergraduate Symposium (PPS-GUS) Challenge on Feb. 25. These 12 students who comprised the three groups have worked together on CPPS Projects over the past year and a half. The groups included:
- Access Everywhere: Handicap Accessibility on Guilford Campus with MARISSA DUNGAN ’12, AMELIA MCLAUGHLIN ’11, REID PERKINS ’12, and DARIUS VERDELL ’12
- Reaching Out to the Stars with GRAHAM BRYDEN ’12, MELANIE CORBETT ’11, HANNAH SEYB ’12 and GARRETT TANNER ’12
- Rooting Ourselves in Greensboro with ALYZZA CALLAHAN ’10, CHESAPEAKE FIRST ’11, COURTNEY MANDEVILLE ’12, and HANNAH SWENSON
This pilot year of the PPS-GUS Challenge built on an established PPS Project model to encourage greater practice of teamwork and the development of more effective public presentation with a PPS framework. The opportunity was made possible through the work of MARK JUSTAD, DAN MOSCA, DAVID NEWTON, MIKE POSTON and ROB WHITNELL.
Judges included VIC COCHRAN, former Board of Trustee member and current CPPS Board of Advisors member, Mark Justad, director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving, BETTY KANE, assistant professor of business management, and ELIZABETH SCHRODER ’11, PPS Scholar. Projects were evaluated on content relevance to one or more core values, concept clarity, project method coherence and effectiveness, evidence of teamwork, and presentation.
The judges are delighted to announce that the Access Everywhere group has been awarded the $1,000 prize for their efforts. Through their work, this group has raised visibility about accessibility issues on campus. They have helped to have accessibility represented in the Diversity Plan, SLRP II and on the Diversity Action Committee.
March 30, 2011
As part of the ongoing “Windows and Mirrors” installation on campus, Friends Center is sponsoring a panel discussion, “Christianity and War,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdy, April 5 in Founders Gallery.
Panelists include Eric Handy, an ROTC recruiter at North Carolina A & T State University; Kevin Matthews, Episcopal priest and campus minister; FRANK MASSEY, Friends minister and Guilford faculty member; WILLIAM BERRY ’11, peace & conflict studies/religious studies major; and Michael Heller, West Point graduate and professor of English literature at Roanoke College. MAX L. CARTER, director of Friends Center, will serve as moderator of the panel.
All are welcome.
March 30, 2011
Quaker healer John Calvi will visit Guilford the weekend of April 1-3, and will hold several workshops and discussions.
Calvi is a certified massage therapist and Released Friend who has spent nearly 30 years working with sexual abuse survivors, people with AIDS and tortured refugees. He founded the Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT) in 2005. He has taught in four countries, five prisons and 10 yearly meetings. Calvi lives in Putney, Vt., with his husband of 22 years.
His schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 1:
- Noon to 2 p.m. Workshop: Stress Reduction and Self-Care for the Guilford faculty, staff and students (Community Center General Purpose Room)
- 2:15-3:15 p.m. Community Tea (Bayard Rustin Center, Founders Hall Room 203)
- 7:30-9 p.m. Talk: “Awakening Sexuality, Awakening Divinity” (Founders Hall Gallery) Open to the public
Saturday, April 2:
- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop for students: “What Sex is and What Sex Isn’t” (Founders Hall Gallery, Commons and Bayard Rustin Center)
- 1:30-4 p.m. Workshop for students: “Safe Touch, Healing Touch” (Founders Hall Gallery, Commons and Bayard Rustin Center)
- Noon to 1:30 p.m. Individual sessions. Please email MARTHA LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time
- 2-3 p.m. QUIT (Quaker Initiative to End Torture) Update (Founders Hall Gallery) Open to the public
For more information, contact Martha Lang at email@example.com.
March 30, 2011
Guilford’s series on sustainable economic development will conclude with a talk by Green for All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins on Tuesday, April 5, at 8 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.
Green for All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty, and has become one of the country’s leading voices on the relationship between the environment and the economy. Ellis-Lamkin joined as CEO in March 2009. Under her leadership, Green for All successfully lobbied the House of Representatives to include funding for green jobs training in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
Prior to joining Green for All, Ellis-Lamkins was a leader in California’s labor movement, heading both the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council and Working Partnerships USA.
She serves as the chair of the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and on the boards of the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change for the Joint Center, the Economic Policy Institute, the Leadership Council of California Forward, the Tipping Point Community Board and the Partnership for Working Families. She is also a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum.
Ellis-Lamkins appears at Guilford as part of the series “Moral Choices and the Bottom Line: Sustainability and Economic Development,” which is co-sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving, the Department of Business Management, with support from a BB&T Foundation grant dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.316.2180.
March 30, 2011
At a time when global political events have brought the Arab world and its diverse peoples into the media spotlight, a three-session workshop will explore how Western media represents Arabs and the consequences of those images.
Each session of “Understanding Orientalism,” which begins April 6, will include a screening of a short film followed by a discussion. All sessions take place in the Community Center on campus. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Details of the sessions are as follows:
- Wednesday, April 6, 8-9 p.m. “On Orientalism” film and discussion
- Wednesday, April 13, 8-9 p.m. “Hollywood Harems” film and discussion
- Tuesday, April 19, 7:30-9 p.m. “Reel Bad Arabs” film and panel presentation by Naadiya Hasan, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and Community Senate President Dana Hamdan
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving; women’s, gender and sexuality studies program; Guilford Film Society; and the Multicultural Education Department. For more information contact DIYA ABDO (email@example.com, 316-2214).
March 30, 2011
Theatre Studies closes its 2010-11 season with a student performance of Albert Innaurato’s boisterous comedy, “Gemini” April 8-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium. The production is directed by instructor MARC WILLIAMS.
“Gemini,” one of the longest running plays in Broadway history, was an unlikely smash hit that ran for more than four years. On his 21st birthday, Francis, a young Harvard student in the midst of a sexual identity crisis, is surprised by an unwelcome visit to his South Philadelphia home from two wealthy college friends.
The unlikely mix of Francis’ Italian-American family, his noisy neighbors and his preppy friends leads to situations that border on farce. Director Williams notes, “The play features bombastic, noisy characters who may not be instantly charming. While they appear to be monsters on the outside, they are really quite vulnerable and loving.”
The play contains adult language.
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/47sb99o.
March 30, 2011
JESSICA BURCHAM ’12 of the softball team earned Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week Award, presented by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Burcham, a junior pitcher, led Guilford to its first softball sweep of cross-town rival Greensboro College ever. She recorded a win and a save without yielding an earned run in 10 innings. She threw a career-high nine innings in a complete-game shutout in Guilford’s opening win, 4-2. Burcham fanned 13 batters in the contest, which ranks second in school history. Her shutout was the school-record 10th of her career. In the nightcap, Burcham earned her first save of the season and the school-best fifth of her career as she struck out one batter in the seventh inning. The Pride only batted .111 against her in the doubleheader.
In 12 appearances this year, Burcham leads Guilford with an 8-4 record and ranks fifth in the ODAC with a 2.12 earned run average. She a conference-best has 92 strikeouts and 21 walks in 82.2 innings. Opponents are batting .225 against her this season.
Coach DENNIS SHORES’ Quakers are 15-11 on the season, 1-7 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play.
March 30, 2011
NOAH RATNER ’13 earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Golfer of the Week Award. Ratner has been a recipient of this award five times throughout his career, four times in 2010-11.
Ratner shot 69-68-76-213 to place him in 11th place at the Camp LeJune Gold Intercollegiate March 25-27. He had the best finish on the team and was tops among 30 ODAC competitors in the 160-man field.
Ratner holds Guilford’s lowest stroke average (72.95), which also tops the ODAC, and has helped Guilford hold Division III’s number one ranking for the majority of the season. His finish helped Guilford place 13th in the 32 team field.
First-year coach COREY MAGGARD’S Quakers are rated first in the March 30 Golfstat.com Division III Head-to-Head Standings. Ratner and his teammates put their top rankings on the line April 11-12 at the Stonemont Golf Course in Stone Mountain, Ga.
March 28, 2011
BRYAN BRENDLEY recently completed a training course entitled “Innovative Perspectives for Investigating Sexual and Non-sexual Homicide.” The seminar was presented by the Center for Excellence in Justice Administration at Methodist University. World renowned criminal psychologist and co-founder of the Vidocq Society, Richard D. Walter was the speaker and presented innovative perspectives that will allow educators and criminal justice professionals to evaluate and investigate homicides in ways they may not have previously considered.
March 25, 2011
JANE REDMONT, assistant professor of religious studies, led a two-part adult education series, “What’s Race Got to Do With It? A Gospel Call to Racial Justice and Reconciliation” at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Mooresville, N.C. Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. She also preached at both of St. Patrick’s Sunday worship services on Jan. 30. Jane is a member and immediate past chair of the Bishop’s Committee for Racial Justice and Reconciliation of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
She also gave a talk on Christian prayer practices in contemporary life followed by a book signing for her book When in Doubt, Sing: Prayer in Daily Life at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point, N.C., on Nov. 4.