Guilford College News in Brief

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Student fellows present on experiences

As a member of the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium since 2012, Guilford has a strong relationship with the Pulitzer Center. One way that students can benefit from the relationship is by becoming a student fellow, which allows selected students to pursue international reporting projects. Last year, Early College at Guilford student Praveena Somasundaram was Guilford’s student fellow. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Somasundaram hosted a panel with several previous student fellows. The participants discussed their experiences and their reporting projects.


Music Department holds harp dedication concert

On Sunday, Feb. 11 the Guilford College Music Department presented a concert entitled, “Dragon King’s Daughter Harp Dedication Concert” in the Carnegie Room of Hege Library. The event was free to the public and held in honor of harpist Carol Rauch ’92. Rauch recently donated $10,000 to the department for the purchase of a concert harp. The concert featured Associate Professor of Music Wendy Looker, Carol Rauch, Winifred Garrett and Kyia O’Neal, all playing harp.


Guilford offers Black History Month film

As a part of Black History Month, on Feb. 14, Guilford presented a documentary entitled, “The Gospel of Healing: Vol. I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS.” The film focuses on the ways in which faith has interacted with and responded to HIV and AIDS. It features four models of faith-based HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care services that are provided across the U.S. This film is only one of the events that Guilford’s Multicultural Education Department and the Black History Month Planning Committee are sponsoring for Black History Month.


Black Student Union holds talent show

Guilford will provide faculty, students, staff and other community members the opportunity to showcase their talents on Friday, Feb. 16 in the Community Center at the annual Element Talent Showcase held by the Black Student Union. Talents that will be showcased include singing, dancing, spoken-word poetry and art. Performers were asked to sign up in advance for the event. Last year, after planned performances ended, audience members were encouraged to perform.


Panel on black student experiences

As part of Black History Month, Guilford’s Multicultural Education Department hosted a panel entitled, “Black Experiences at Predominantly White Institutions vs. Historically Black Colleges and Universities” on Feb. 12. The event informed attendees of the differences between black student experiences at PWIs and HBCUs. Panelists included black students from Guilford, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Winston-Salem State University.


Counseling Center offers tips on self-care and healthy relationships

This Valentine’s Day, the Counseling Center offered Guilford community members tips in Founders Lobby on how to make Feb. 14 a positive day. The event entitled, “Just Another Wednesday,” was created to combat the negative feelings that Valentine’s Day can trigger. Since the day is often associated with the pressure to be in a romantic relationship, the Counseling Center encouraged attendees to prioritize self-care and to pursue healthy relationships.