Guilford College News in Brief

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Campus Kwanzaa Celebration

On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Friends Center and the Multicultural Education Department hosted a Kwanzaa celebration for Guilford students, faculty and staff. The event was open to people of all faiths and was intend- ed to teach attendees about the practice, purpose and history of Kwanzaa. The event also featured a cultural presentation, live entertainment, snacks and artifacts. Even though Kwanzaa officially ended on Jan. 1, attendees of this event were able to learn about the holiday on Guilford’s campus through this event.


Guilford Hosts MLK Jr. Day Event

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Guilford held a celebration for children on Jan. 15, sponsored by the Bonner Center, the Friends Center, the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement and the Multicultural Education Department. The celebration was served through the Persimmon Grove Church AME Youth Group and included activities such as an art project, step performance, a film, games and a speaker. This event was one of many hosted across the Triad on Jan. 15 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.


Guilford Community gathers to watch “Jumanji”

Guilford community members gathered in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 7 to watch the 1995 film “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt. The event was hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement in preparation for the recently released reboot of the movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Guilford’s event featured a full ice cream bar.


Community Service Institute training

On Saturday, Jan. 20, Guilford will host a Community Service Institute training course at the Bonner House for students. This training is required for all students who plan to engage in service-learning opportunities. The workshop will include cultural competency training, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss the social and economics effects of their community service projects and the importance of these projects to the local community and beyond.


Seeking Justice on JPS and JGBTQIA respect

WQFS’s live radio talk show, “Seeking Justice,” with Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies Mary Kendall Hope featured Visiting Instructor for Justice and Policy Studies Ziwei Qi on Jan. 11 and junior Fernando Jimenez on Jan. 17. The two shows discussed Qi’s new JPS course, “Women, Crime & Criminal Justice” and understanding and respect for LGBTQIA individuals.


New Student Orientation

On Saturday, Jan. 6, Guilford hosted an orientation event for new students who will be starting at the College this semester. The orientation featured speeches from President Jane Fernandes, Interim Director for the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement Tim Johnson and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Kathryn Shields. New students learned about student life and opportunities to get involved in the Guilford community, met with FYE and FYS instructors and moved into their residence halls.