Archive for August, 2011
August 31, 2011
Several staff members are taking on new responsibilities as the College strengthens its fast-growing sustainability program.
As part of the reorganization, DAVID PETREE has been named director of environmental sustainability. A Rural Hall, N.C., native and N.C. State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, Petree was landscaping and grounds manager and has been working at Guilford for 17 years. His new role includes oversight, organization and implementation of sustainability projects as well as oversight of grounds keeping.
“With his commitment to sustainability and many years of service to the College, David is well-suited to manage this area in which we have many projects underway or anticipated,” said JON VARNELL, vice president for administration. “As this area has grown, so has the importance and the work load. David has the knowledge and the work ethic to provide the leadership we need on a day to day basis.”
ERIC BROWN, landscape supervisor the past four and a half years, has a greater role in grounds keeping operations, and JIM DEES, on the sustainability staff since 2008, manages the Guilford farm and works alongside David on projects ranging from energy initiatives to solid waste work. KOREY ERB also works on the farm.
In addition, the sustainability program is supported by staff members who are contracted or whose positions are funded by energy savings or a state grant.
BRYCE BJORNSON ’10 leads the Green Office certification program, Energy Allowance, green building walkthroughs and green tours. He coordinates the annual Solarpalooza and AASHE’s STARS program. Energy savings fund his position. SARAH BARNETT ’12 works with Bryce as sustainability outreach intern.
Four Energy Team members and an intern/coordinator conduct audits to identify possible energy savings on campus. They are: BRETT HACKER, sustainability project manager, DUSTIN SCOTT and DAMIEN MARKIEWICZ, energy data specialists, DAVID MUNRO, energy team support services assistant, and ALEXIS GOLDMAN, intern/coordinator. A state Energy Office grant funds these positions.
In addition, MATT O’CONNELL works in marketing the sustainability program on a contracted basis.
August 31, 2011
Families of current students are invited to attend Family Weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for a series of on-campus activities, including a reception, faculty seminars and discussions of study abroad opportunities, first-year student support and career services.
Attendees may also participate in a 5K Fun Run, stargaze at Cline Observatory’s telescope, take an historical tour of campus or watch the men’s soccer home game scheduled Saturday afternoon.
The first 150 families to register by Sept. 15 will receive a free Guilford College umbrella at check-in.
Register for Family Weekend.
August 31, 2011
Free tickets for the Bryan Series event featuring former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be distributed on Monday, Sept. 12, at Dana Auditorium lobby from 5-6:30 p.m. Students are eligible for one ticket, faculty and staff two, with a valid Guilford ID. Sign up for transportation will be available as well.
The Bryan Series event is on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at War Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Blair served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from May 1997 to June 2007. He was leader of Britain’s Labour Party (1994-2007) and a Member of Parliament (1983-2007). Currently, he is working in the Middle East on behalf of the United States, United Nations, Russia and European Union as the Quartet Representative.
For more information, please contact SUZANNE SULLIVAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 2852. For information on the 2011-12 Bryan Series, visit bryanseries.guilford.edu.
August 30, 2011
For the 15th year, Guilford will collect cans and other nonperishable food items as part of the Soup Bowl, a friendly rivalry with nearby Greensboro College that culminates in the football game between the two schools Sept. 3.
Donations can be left at marked boxes in several locations on campus, or can be brought to the Bonner House. The College will also accept donations of money. Off-campus, donations may be dropped off at Deep Roots Market, located at 3728 Spring Garden Street.
This year’s game is at Grimsley High School (Greensboro College’s home field) on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. Admission to the game is two cans or nonperishable items.
All proceeds will benefit Greensboro Urban Ministries.
Since 1997, Guilford and Greensboro College have collected over 40,000 pounds of food for local food banks.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Guilford’s Hunger Fellows Tinece Holman at email@example.com or Chelsey Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 30, 2011
On Aug. 24, about 750 students, faculty, and staff gathered in Dana Auditorium for Opening Academic Convocation. Director of Campus Ministries MAX CARTER led opening and closing moments of silence. First year and senior students were recognized and received bookmarks labeled with their respective class years. Welcomes were offered by Vice President and Dean of Students AARON FETROW, SGA President JEAN KELLEY ’12, and Community Senate President YAHYA ALAZRAK ’12. Vice President and Academic Dean ADRIENNE ISRAEL provided closing remarks about the College’s academic principles and the importance of the liberal arts.
President KENT CHABOTAR was the main speaker on the topic “Directions of Leadership” that borrows from Native American tradition. Each of the four directions of north, south, east and west represent a different approach to leadership. Kent used clips from four movies to illustrate the directions: 300 Spartans, Dead Poets Society, Lion in Winter and The Producers. Associated with each direction is a seasonal sign and animal or bird symbol. For example, a leader who favors the east direction tends to be creative, and has the sign of spring with its newness and sense of possibilities. The eagle is the symbol because it can see far like a visionary but has poorer vision up close that indicates that east leaders can also be too idealistic and impractical how to get things done. Effective leaders try to strike a balance among all directions and be sure that others in their team or department compensate for any direction in which the leader is weak.
Following convocation, about 400 faculty, staff, and family members attended the annual college picnic.
August 29, 2011
A monthly tour highlighting Guilford College’s various sustainability commitments is now available for future students and their families, area residents and current students, faculty and staff.
Sponsored by the Admission and Sustainability Offices, the 75-minute “green” tour will be offered the first Friday of each month at 3 p.m. beginning today. Other tours are scheduled Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. There is no charge to participate.
The tour will originate from New Garden Hall on campus and is limited to seven people. Transportation will be by golf cart, which will allow for easy access to Guilford’s farm about a half mile from the center of campus.
Make tour reservations by calling 316-2100. Information about self-guided “green” and full campus tours is available from New Garden Hall.
Stops on the “green” tour will include Archdale Hall, the P.E. Center, the farm, Earth tubs, the bike shop and the Greenleaf.
Points of emphasis will be the LEED Silver certification of Archdale Hall, solar thermal panel installations on campus buildings, energy generation, savings and efficiency, local food purchasing and production, composting and student co-ops.
August 29, 2011
Guilford’s TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for One-on-One counseling sessions all day on Sept. 13, 14 and 15. These meetings will be held in the Back Conference Room in the Hege Library. Please call 1-800-732-8353 (Monday-Friday) to make an appointment. If all the appointment times are filled, please ask to be put on the waiting list.
August 28, 2011
Professor of Economics BOB WILLIAMS presented two papers at the 6th Biennial Conference of the US Society of Ecological Economists in East Lansing, Michigan. The presentations were titled “Economic Resilience: Not Just Making the Economy Greener, But Including the Whole Rainbow” and “What Does the Rising Tide Bring? Impact on Household Wealth, 1989-2007.”
Travel support was provided by the Academic Dean’s Office.
August 26, 2011
Old Dominion Athletic Conference volleyball coaches picked Guilford sixth in the league’s preseason poll. Randolph-Macon College, the two-time defending ODAC champion, and Washington and Lee University share the poll’s top spot.
Sixth-year coach EMILY GANN leads a squad that features 10 returning letter winners from last year’s 16-13 season, the team’s best since 1995. The 10 veterans include libero TAYLOR PHILLIPS ’12, who earned honorable mention All-ODAC honorable mention mention after compiling 3.93 digs per game in 2010. Outside hitter MARY MOODY ’12 returns as the Quakers’ second-leading defensive specialist and top offensive veteran. She averaged 3.56 digs and 1.02 kills per set in 2010.
The Quakers open their regular season today when they play Washington and Lee at 4 p.m. in the Averett University Cougar Classic in Danville, Va.
August 25, 2011
The football team was selected seventh in the preseason Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coaches’ Poll. Defending league champion Washington and Lee University earned the top spot.
Here’s the football team’s schedule (1 p.m. kickoff unless otherwise noted and conference games noted by *):
9/3 at Greensboro, 9/10 at Methodist, 9/17 AVERETT (7 pm), 10/1 at Washington and Lee* (1:30 pm), 10/8 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 10/15 at Bridgewater*, 10/22 RANDOLPH-MACON*, 10/29 HAMPDEN-SYDNEY*, 11/5 at Catholic*, 11/12 EMORY & HENRY*
The season opener against Greensboro is the 16th annual Gate City Soup Bowl, to be played at Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School.