News in Brief: Week of 2/20/15

Robert Reich presentation postponed:

The Bryan Series Robert Reich presentation has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets from the Feb. 17 date may be used on April 7. However, if you are unable to attend the event on that date, you can return them to the Office of Communications and Marketing. If you registered for the event and are interested in attending the event, but did not pick your tickets, contact Suzanne Ingram at ssulliva@guilford.edu.

Recyclemania “Hazmat” Event canceled:

Due to the recent ice and snow, the outdoor “Hazmat” event will not take place this week. The “Hazmat” event is an annual occurrence hosted by the Sustainability Department. It entails collecting all recyclable and landfill waste from outdoor containers. They are then weighed and sorting out separately, all with the goal of finding out truly how effective recycling is at Guilford. Previously, “Hazmat” goers have found that Guilford has an issue with sullied recyclables, recyclable containers that were not completely emptied yet thrown into recycling bins.

Guilford wins award to improve STEM education:

Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Melanie Lee-Brown and Chair and Associate Professor of Biology Michele Malotky are recipients of a SENCER-National Science Foundation Post-Institute Implementation Award. The award is for a project called Allies in Community Outreach, Research and Education (ACORE), which include faculty and students from the Bonner program, Guilford’s biology department and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Their main goal is to use science outside the classroom while undertaking civic engagement and peer mentoring through community-based research projects.

Board of Visitors Award For Excellence in Academic Advising

Nominations for the fourth annual Board of Visitors Award for Excellence in Academic Advising are currently being accepted. This award recognizes the excellence and commitment to student support and guidance in advisors. All full-time faculty members are eligible for the award, and nominations can be made from anyone in the Guilford community, including students, alumni and parents. Nominations may be submitted to the Dean’s Office, King 101, or by email to Steve Shapiro by Mar. 13, at 5pm. On April 10, the award will be presented at the Spring Awards Ceremony.