‘Imagine the Opposite’ at Convocation Aug. 28
Dave Limburg, professor of foreign languages, will challenge the campus community to “Imagine the Opposite” at Convocation.
Convocation, at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, celebrates the start of the College’s 177th academic year.
“The title comes from an artwork I saw with my students on my first study abroad trip to Munich as faculty leader in the fall of 1996,” Dave says. “… The blue neon light installation above the entrance to the art gallery said, ‘You can imagine the opposite.’
“I’m going to work with that theme and apply it to the college experience, trying to get especially the new students to think about the idea that college will get them to imagine the opposite in many different ways.”
Dave has taught German at Guilford since 1993 and was honored with the Bruce B. Stewart Teaching Excellence Award for tenured faculty last spring.
“What makes Dave a gifted teacher, as well as a cherished member of the community, is that he doesn’t just see the best in people – he helps people see the best in themselves,” said one alumnus who recommended him for the award.
In addition to Dave’s talk, President Kent Chabotar will offer welcoming remarks. Kent is beginning his 12th and final year as president.
Vice President and Academic Dean Adrienne Israel will recognize the Class of ’17 and honors program students. Vice President and Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow will introduce the presidents of Community Senate and CCE SGA, Samir Hazboun ’14 and Victor Lopez ’14.
Max Carter, coordinator of campus ministry and Quaker studies, will participate in the program, and student Megan Swinyard will lead the singing of the alma mater.