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WUNC’s “The State of Things” broadcasts at Triad Stage

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, North Carolina Public Radio WUNC’s “The State of Things” broadcasted live from Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro. Guilford community members were invited to attend the broadcast for free. The program featured librarian and archivist for the Friends Historical Collection Gwen Gosney Erickson, who discussed the history of Quaker sanctuary, and Christy Hopkins ’10, who performed with the featured band, Whisky Christy and the Half Pint Orchestra.


Guilford community invited to participate in meditation

Friends Center intern and practicing Buddhist John Kernodle offered two events to Guilford students, faculty and staff this week. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, he hosted an event entitled, “Visualization Meditation in the Hut,” and an event entitled, “Listening and Mindfulness Meditation in the Hut,” on Friday, Feb. 23. Both events offered attendees guided meditation practice and were open to everyone, even those without prior experience with Buddhist meditation. Kernodle has hosted similar events in the past.


Art faculty host panel

Associate Professor of Art and Associate Academic Dean Kathryn Shields and Assistant Professor of Art Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Sunny Spillane recently edited and authored a book entitled, “Creative Collaboration in Art Practice, Research and Pedagogy,” which focuses on the ways in which collaboration influences the production, study and teaching of art. On Thursday, Feb. 22, Spillane and Shields moderated a panel about their new book. The panel featured several art professors from Guilford and other colleges and universities.


Guilford hosts private “Black Panther” screening

The Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board will host a private screening of Marvel’s “Black Panther” at The Grand 12 on Friday, February 23 for Guilford community members. “Black Panther,” Marvel’s first solo superhero movie with a black lead and predominantly black cast, made over $201.8 million during its first weekend in theaters. After the private screening of this film, the BAGC is encouraging anyone 21 years or older to meet up at the Boxcar Bar + Arcade in downtown Greensboro.


Physics department teaches about the solar system

The Guilford Physics Department offered community members the chance to learn about the solar system on Feb. 18, when the department hosted a multimedia lecture entitled, “Oumuamua: Visitor From Beyond the Solar System.” The lecture was followed by a planetarium show that featured asteroids and comets and discussed their possible impacts with Earth. Attendees were also given a tour of the observatory and invited to look through the department’s telescopes.


Every Campus a Refuge hosts recital

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Every Campus a Refuge, a Guilford organization that houses refugees on campus, offered a recital and reception for the ECAR Art Exhibit which is currently on display in the Hege Library. The recital featured performances from the Triad Tapestry Children’s Chorus, Part-Time Lecturer for Music Sarah Love Taylor and pianist Radha Upton. The art exhibit includes works by calligraphy artist Ali Khasrachi, an Iraqi refugee hosted by ECAR, photographs of the Red Sand Project created by Molly Gochman ’01 and paintings by Laura Todd ’16.