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Study Abroad program expandod, transformod
AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE
SEMESTER WITH NEW STUDY ABROAD
By Ellen Nicholas
"If we want a new generation of leaders and innovators
who can be effective in an ever more globalized world,
sending our students overseas is not a luxury," travel
writer Rick Steves wrote in USA Today on Jan. 18. "It's
Which is why Guilford is expanding its study abroad
"You're not getting a complete education that prepares
you for the world unless you have studying abroad as
part of that education," said Daniel Diaz, Study Abroad
To help make this vision a reality, Guilford's Study
Abroad office has undergone a dramatic transformation.
Professor of Theatre Studies Jack Zerbe took over as
the director of Study Abroad last May. Zerbe and Diaz,
who also came to the department in May, have brought
new energy and vision with them.
"There are no limits to our imagination about what
we think could be possible," said Zerbe. "We have never
said about something we were contemplating, 'Well,
See "Study Abroad" on Pages 6 & 7
Senior Sarah Stangl plays in the Senegalese sand while abroad. Guilford now offers
over 300 destinations to travel to during a semester, summer or the new January term.
Religious Emphasis Week brings discussion across GuQford
By Keyla Beebe
(Right) Junior Sara Hussein shares during the "Me, Myself
as a Muslim" panel on Jan. 25 under Todd Drake's "American
Muslims' Self Portraits" photography exhibit.
While many students at Guilford
may not consider themselves religious,
most can easily empathize with a story
of being pranked by waking up to a
giant poster of George W. Bush over
Luby Casey Campus Ministry
visitor Shane Claiborne told this and
many other stories as he spoke at the
New Garden Friends Meeting Center
to help start off Religious Emphasis
The Guilford Community of
Religious Observants sponsored
its twenty-second annual Religious
Emphasis Week, featuring a variety of
events from notable speakers to root
"The point is to let folks know what
is happening on campus," said GCRO
co-clerk Scott Weiss, senior. "It has a
dual purpose to coordinate between
groups and to generate awareness on
all the religious activities."
One of the highlights of the week
See "Religious Emphasis" on Page 3
$3 million Founders
slated for Summer
PLANS FOR A RENOVATED
STUDENT UNION NEARING
By Victor Lopez
Guilford College administrators say a
$3 million Founders Hall renovation that
will change the look and function of the
student union's existing structure will take
place this summer.
Vice President for Student Affairs and
Dean of Students Aaron Fetrow said that
the college wants the new Founders Hall
to serve as the hub of activity and the focal
point for student programs.
"We hope students will use Founders
very informally and spend time studying,
hanging out and meeting," said Fetrow.
Fetrow credited Vice President for
Administration Jon Vamell and President
and Professor of Political Science Kent
Chabotar with making the Founders
renovation — which has been made
possible by donations — a priority.
"There was not one dollar of tuition
money put into the renovations of
Founders Hall," said Chabotar.
Varnell said that though the materials
and appearance will be innovative, the
idea to give Founders a fresh look and feel
are far from being new.
"The Founders renovations build on
many visions created over the past decade
with various Founders plans that have
been done by groups of faculty, staff and
students," said Varnell.
The Founders renovation will include
a stairwell in its center, with the upstairs
overlooking the space below in a top-to-
See "Renovations" on Page 2
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