News In Brief

Alumni Association Awards recognize eight alumni and Max Carter Saturday

The Alumni Association will reward eight alumni and faculty members on Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Moon Room. The 2015 Alumni Excellence Award will be given to Jeff Thigpen ‘93 and Kelly Dempster ‘73. The Young Alumni Achievement Award will go to Nicole Arnold ‘11 and Deena Zeina Zaru ‘10. John K. Bell ’58 will receive the Charles C. Hendricks Distinguished Service Award and Carolyn Kirkman Harmon ’64 will receive the Community Cares Award. Food Service Manager Douglas Gilmer and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and former Friends Center Director Max Carter will receive the Honorary Alumnus Award.

Peace Week begins on Sept. 21

Guilford’s Conflict Resolution & Resource Center and the Peace & Conflict Studies department will host a Peace Week from Sept. 21 to 25, marking the international day of peace. Events include a keynote address by Scott Holmes, a local Quaker lawyer and former public defender. There will also be a Peace Pole Ceremony, a Schmoozefest and an Iran Nuclear Panel discussion featuring Guilford faculty, including Mary Kendall Hope, Frank Massey, Jahan Salehi, Kyle Dell, Robert Duncan and Ken Gilmore.

Last day to withdraw from first half of semester classes with W grade

Monday, Sept. 21 is the last day to drop classes with a “W” grade. Students can drop courses through the add/drop form on BannerWeb. Though “W” grades appear on transcripts, they do not affect students’ GPA. After Sept. 21, students wishing to withdraw from classes will receive grades of either WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing).

Artist Daniel Johnston visits Guilford

On Monday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., studio potter Daniel Johnston will visit the Guilford College Art Gallery in Hege Library to give an artist’s talk. During his visit, Johnston will speak about his artwork and how it has developed throughout his career. Johnston digs his own clay and uses a wood-fired kiln, trying to work with, not control, the material. The event is free and open to the public. Johnston’s work will be on display in the library until Nov. 1, and can be viewed whenever the library is open.