Guilford College News in Brief

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Katherine Calvin presents on “The Brit Abroad”

Guilford College took a trip back in time on Wednesday, Jan. 24 when Visiting Lecturer in Art History Katherine Calvin gave a lecture entitled “The Brit Abroad: Travel in Portraiture and Landscape, 1750-1815.” Calvin’s presentation focused on the evolution of British art over time. This semester, Calvin is teaching two art classes at Guilford, “Introduction to Visual Arts” and “Arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas.” Aside from her work at Guilford, Calvin is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Guilford Hosts Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, an independent, locally managed, nonprofit community blood center, gave Guilford students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save up to three lives by donating blood at the Guilford College Community Blood Drive held on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Kristen Poteat, the graduate assistant at Guilford, was involved in organizing and coordinating the event. Guilford has held blood drives in the past with organizations such as the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and the American Red Cross.


All College Meeting for Worship features Zhihong Chen

A monthly interfaith gathering that focuses on building a stronger community through shared worship, featured Associate Professor of History and Muslim Student Association Advisor Zhihong Chen on Wednesday, Jan. 24. As part of this event, every month a speaker from the Guilford community shares a presentation on personal religion and spirituality. Past speakers have included Assistant Director for Multicultural Education and Latino Community Coordinator Irving Zavaleta Jimenez.


Richard Walter visits Guilford

Richard Walter is a forensic psychologist, crime scene analyst, one of the creators of modern criminal profiling and the co-founder of the Vidocq Society, an organization of forensic professionals who solve cold cases. visited Guilford’s forensic biology club on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The event featured a light dinner and a presentation from Walter. This was not Walter’s first visit to Guilford. In 2014, he gave a lecture on campus entitled “Murder, Madness, & Mayhem: Mental Illness versus Criminal Cleverness.”


Guilford honors Black History Month through events

In honor of Black History Month, which lasts throughout all of February, Guilford’s Multicultural Education Department and several co-sponsors such as the Friends Center, the Black Student Union and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be hosting events across campus beginning on Feb. 7. These events will include a Black History Month kickoff, panels, film screenings and the All Black Everything Symposium. All events are free and open to the public.


Guilford Offers tax assistance program

During the 2018 tax season, Guilford will be hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in order to assist nearby communities, particularly refugee communities, in filing their taxes. The program will last from now until April and student volunteers are needed throughout its duration. Anyone interested in volunteering for the VITA program is encouraged to contact seniors Mamta Gurung or Hlois Mlo or Assistant Professor of Accounting Ron Cardwell for more information on how to get involved.