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Mylène Dressler wins book award

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Mylène Dressler is the 2018 winner of the is Book Pipeline award for her latest novel, “The Last To See Me.” The Book Pipeline award is a $10,000 prize intended to get winning books on the fast track to film and TV production. Dressler’s novel is a supernatural story about a ghost named Emma Rose Finnis who must survive while a ghost hunter tries to drive her away from the house she inhabits. “The Last to See Me” was released on Sept. 5, 2017 and earned a spot in Amazon’s top 100 books.


Guilford offers “Black Panther” discussion

On Tuesday, March 27, in the Gilmer Room, Guilford hosted a discussion about the themes of the 2018 Marvel film, “Black Panther,” which has earned nearly $1.3 billion in sales worldwide. Part-Time Lecturer of History Tiffany Holland, Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning James Shields and senior Precious Adisa hosted the panel, which was sponsored by the Multicultural Education Department. All Guilford faculty, staff, students and community members were invited to attend the event.


Teach-in event focuses on the role of women

Guilford offered community members the opportunity to learn about women in East Asia, in the criminal justice system and in social institutions at the College’s HERstory Month Teach-In on Wednesday, March 28, which was offered as part of Women’s History Month. Associate Professor of History Zhihong Chen, Visiting Instructor for Justice and Policy Studies Ziwei Qi and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Naadiya Hasan presented at the event on their work in their classes this semester.


All College Meeting for Worship focuses on women’s experiences

As part of Women’s History Month, in March, Guilford’s monthly All College Meeting for Worship focused on the experiences of women of faith. The monthly interfaith gathering, which is intended to build community through worship, was held on Thursday, March 29. It featured a panel consisting of Director of the Multicultural Education Department Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Jewish Life Associate Corie Hampton and Community Director Ja’lessa Morris, who shared personal reflections on religion and spirituality.


“My Friend Victoria” begins International Film Festival

On April 2, Guilford’s International Film Festival began with the showing of the French film, “My Friend Victoria,” which tells the story of a young black woman whose life is changed after she spends the night with a wealthy white family. The film centers around themes of race and class identity. The theme of the film festival is “home,” and it consists of six international films from countries such as Germany, Mexico and China. The film will be shown at Guilford until April 17.


Guilford art department hosts Draw-A-Thon event

Guilford’s art department invited students, faculty, staff and community members to explore their passion for art and appreciation of learning and community building at the Draw-A-Thon event on Thursday, April 5. The event featured drawing, stamp making and performances from campus musicians and offered attendees the chance to have a drawing lesson. It was organized by junior Natalie Bodian, first-year John Ellis and senior Emma Rice.