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THj/Sffl 111 FDRDIAN GREENSBORO, NC Founders renovation plans announced Matt Haselton Staff Writer A\ pproximately a dozen students, faculty, staff and alumni were on hand to see the April 1 unveiling of plans for the New Founders hall. The renovation is expected to cost $5 to s7mil lion and is funded largely by a gift from the Bauman Estate, which also provided Bauman Telecomunications Center. Walton Teague, of Teague Freyaldenhoven Architects and Planners, designed the plans. Before creating them he met with Guilford students to hear their hopes. "He was very receptive to our ideas," said senior Laura Myerchin. "He was president of Student Union when he was in college, which gave him an idea of what we want ed." The goal of the five-summer renovation plans is to "turn Founders into a building that would be the true social hub of Guilford College," said Chair of Theatre Studies Jack Zerbe, who has been involved in planning the reno vations for nearly 10 years. Construction will begin this summer with the installation of a 14-foot wide brick patio around the front of Founders Hall, facing the quad. The patio will include wireless access and a wheelchair ramp, and be the first step towards creating more usable space in Founders Hall. Director of Student Involvement Rebecca Saunders already has ideas for using the space , suggest ing that "it would be nice to have a craft fair, or a farmers market on the terrace." Phase Two, scheduled to be completed next sumn.er, is the biggest step of the proj ect. It will entail "filling in" the outdoor space where the cur rent handicapped entrance is, between the cafeteria and Sternberger. That area will be excavated to the level of the Underground, expanding that space and providing more Continued on Page 2 Two retiring from Women's Studies Program Hannah Winkler W&N Editor A mix of students, facul ty, and retired profes sors attended the 'Reflections on Women's Studies' celebra tion on Thursday, April 1, hosted by the Women's Studies program. The event both mourned and celebrated the retirement of two of its prominent faculty members: Rebecca Gibson, Associate Professor of English, and Carol Stoneburner, Coordinator of VOLUME 90, ISSUE 22 WW.GUILFORDIAN.COM ./ AG M /J I J^^IHX I> w % J | "11 'WFERRN S - TFFE" JFHMI JHIL A, MHI I JACK HILLEY/SPECIAL TO THE GUILFORDIAN Women's Studies. Gibson joined the faculty in 1988. She earned her B.A. from Converse College and a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill. Stoneburner earned her A.B. in Religious Studies from Drew University. She became faculty in 1970 and coordina tor of Women's Studies in 1974. Stoneburner spoke primari ly on the development of the program to practice "mid wifery of students, to positive ly impact the culture of moral and ethical stances." "The study of women is illic it," said Stoneburner. "Something needed to be done to allow them power." She also noted the increased role in women in the Guilford faculty over the last 30 years. Through interwoven pieces of literature and by referenc ing a variety of midwives to knowledge, Gibson and Stoneburner celebrated their experiences at Guilford. Stoneburner's respected midwives included Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Judith Herman, while for APRIL 9, 2004 Metamorphoses K rin Greenway and Steffen Schollaert perform at Wednesday night's rehears al of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. Greenway portrays several different characters, including Queen Alcyone, Ceres, and Pomona (pictured). Schollaert por trays King Ceyx, Hermes, and Vertumnus (pictured). Metamorphoses, directed by Jack Zerbe, will be per formed Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium. Page 6 Gibson, the embodiment of women's power came from Adrienne Rich's 'Re-forming the Crystal*. In reflecting on her role of teacher, Gibson spoke pas sionately about women and women's relationships - reflecting as both a mother and daughter. "How do we mother our stu dents when we haven't learned to mother ourselves? Have we provided a path safe enough for this ... work?" asked Gibson. Continued on Page 2

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