The Guilford College Choir, Chamber Singers and Guitar Ensemble will present the annual Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Dana Auditorium.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review the College’s weather emergency policy to be aware of College procedures in the event of severe winter weather or other weather emergencies.
Learn more about how and when decisions are made about changing the schedule for opening the College and delaying or cancelling classes. In recent years, the need for adjusting the schedule has been rare.
The College uses a variety of internal and external means for communicating information about changes in the schedule.
Come enjoy performances by fellow members of the campus community at the Guilford College Follies, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Dana Auditorium.
The Follies is a decade-old irregular celebration of talent and creativity in all parts of the Guilford community. The eclectic evening is sure to be astounding, fun and mostly tasteful.
This year, we have a number of acts scheduled, including singing, guitar playing, comedy routines, latin dance, a tongue-twister showdown with the Dean of Students, a barbershop quartet, pop and classical music, performances from the new campus improv comedy group and the pep band, and our faculty trivia showdown with losers receiving the traditional vaudeville penalty of a pie in the face.
Rula Quawas, a faculty member at the University of Jordan, will speak Friday, Nov. 22, about three initiatives by young Jordanian activists to combat violence against women.
Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of RMS Titanic among other famous shipwrecks, will deliver a talk entitled “Human History Under Water” in the Bryan Series Nov. 19.
The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium. In the afternoon, he will take part in a Q&A with Guilford students and faculty and other guests at the Greensboro Science Center.
During his long career, Robert has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology. He is a pioneer in the early use of deep-diving submarines.
He is best known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents and numerous contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world–including the Titanic, battleship Bismarck and PT-109.
Robert has pioneered distance learning in the classrooms of America and globally with the JASON Project, an award-winning educational program that reaches more than a million students and 25,000 teachers annually.
He is president of the Institute for Exploration, scientist emeritus if the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and director of the newly created Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.
Robert is the second speaker in five programs scheduled in this year’s Bryan Series.
Guilford College’s Advancing Excellence campaign has reached its $60 million goal seven months early.
“Thank you to the many donors whose gifts, large and small, have helped us reach this milestone,” President Kent Chabotar said. “Your generous support benefits students not only today but for decades to come.”
Advancing Excellence kicked off its public phase in October 2010 and has raised $16.6 million in current-use funds, $16.2 million for scholarships, $10 million for program endowments, $9.2 million for facilities, $5.8 million in unrestricted gifts and $2.2 million for faculty support. Board of Trustees Chair Joseph M. Bryan Jr. ’60 serves as chair of the campaign steering committee.
The campaign runs through June 30, 2014, the same date Kent will step down as president. Since he became the College’s eighth president in 2002, Kent has been involved in two major capital campaigns. The $56.4 million Our Time in History campaign was completed during his first year at Guilford. About $88 million in gifts and bequests has been raised thus far during his presidency.
Fundraising will continue in order to meet additional College priorities, said Vice President for Advancement Mike Poston.
“Having met our primary goal, we will focus on a bridging campaign of $15 million aimed at further expanding endowments for scholarships, faculty support and innovative programs,” Mike said. “We will also focus on enhancing facilities in ways that enrich the Guilford experience.”
The priorities of Advancing Excellence and the bridging campaign, which runs through December 2015, have been identified through the College’s strategic planning process. Kent has led the development of two strategic long-range plans, the first for 2005-10 and the second for 2011-16.
In addition to Joseph M. Bryan Jr., the members of the Advancing Excellence Steering Committee are Ed and Vivien Bauman (honorary co-chairs), Seth ’40 and Hazel Macon ’41 (honorary co-chairs), D. Hayes Clement, William Seth Cross III ’72, B. Randy Doss ’82, Gerald Enos Jr. ’82, W. Groome Fulton Jr. ’60, J. Douglas Galyon ’53, Carolyn K. Harmon ’64, Marsha M Jensen ’74, Dalton L. McMichael Jr., Daniel D. Mosca, Lynn Moseley, G. David Odom ’65, Ann T. Raper, Jay Shipowitz ’85, and Elizabeth W. Voltz ’91.
Tom Guthrie, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, has published a book exploring public efforts to interpret and preserve Native American and Hispanic heritage in northern New Mexico.
Based on ten years of ethnographic and archival research, Recognizing Heritage: The Politics of Multiculturalism in New Mexico from University of Nebraska Press, examines the political implications of multicultural celebrations in a region with a double colonial history.
Tom argues that dominant forms of multiculturalism challenge colonial hierarchies on the surface but reinforce them at a deeper level. He critiques the politics of recognition and suggests steps toward a more just multiculturalism that fundamentally challenges colonial inequalities.
He also published “Going to Hopi,” a creative non-fiction essay in Journal of the Southwest about a trip he made to Arizona to observe a Hopi kachina dance. In the essay Tom reflects on his often uncomfortable experience of being an anthropologist and tourist interested in Indians.
Tom is currently spending a year-long study leave conducting fieldwork on efforts to revitalize small-scale agriculture in northern New Mexico.
Helen Mandalinic ’14 has received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award for her tireless work to feed the hungry.
She is one of 19 students across the state to be honored by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement. A Community and Justice Studies major from Winchester, Va., Helen has been a leader in the food justice movement at Guilford as a Bonner Hunger Fellow.
She helped establish the on-campus Guilford Farmers Market and a Mobile Market that brings fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods. She also spearheaded the Guilford College Food Pantry to serve students and staff in need and the Community Kitchen, which re-purposes surplus cafeteria food to feed the homeless. She coordinated the Soup Bowl effort, which yielded 6,000 pounds of donations for local food banks, and organized a Stop Hunger Now event that packaged 10,000 meals.
“Helen has been a major force in furthering food justice,” says James Shields, director of Guilford’s Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning. “Her work also gives Guilford students opportunities to understand and address local and regional hunger issues.”
Helen will be honored at North Carolina Campus Compact’s annual student conference. Now in its 20th year, the conference will be held Nov. 2 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. More than 175 student leaders from 27 campuses in three states will attend.
North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide association of nearly 40 colleges and universities that seek to develop civically engaged students and strengthen communities. Presidents and chancellors commit their institutions to being “engaged campuses” that enhance a student’s sense of responsibility, citizenship and leadership, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs.
Guilford will host the Soy un Lider conference on Saturday for Latino and Latina high school students from Alamance, Forsyth and Guilford counties. Soy un lider means “I am a leader.”
The seventh annual conference, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, aims to provide students with all the information they need to be ready for college. Students will attend workshops on financial aid, picking a college, the admissions process and building confidence.
The conference is free and transportation is provided. The main location for registration and opening remarks is the Alumni Gym. Students can enter the essay competition, where the top four essays will receive a monetary prize.
For different reasons, many of these students don’t think that college is an option for them,” said Jorge Zeballos, director for diversity training and development. “We want to empower them to see themselves as college students. It is a very impactful day for them and they leave uplifted and motivated to apply to college.”
For more information, contact Jorge at jzeballo@guilford.