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“Love, Respect and Empowerment” dance event recognizes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The JPS/WGSS 350 Women, Crime and Criminal Justice class hosted a dance event on Tuesday, April 17 to recognize National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event, entitled “Love, Respect and Empowerment,” invited Guilford faculty, staff, students and community members to learn Zumba and samba with the guidance of professional instructors. By encouraging participants to dance, the event focused on the celebration of love, respect, survival and empowerment.


International Film Festival closes with “Gui lai”

On April 17, Guilford’s Film Festival closed with the showing of the 2014 Chinese film, “Gui lai,” or “Coming Home,” which tells the story of a man finally returning home from a Cultural Revolution-era labor camp only to find that his wife has amnesia and no longer recognizes him. The film has won 15 awards and 30 nominations. The film festival featured six international films from around the world, and was centered around the theme of “Home.” All films were open to Guilford faculty, staff, students and community members.


Guilford art department to present 2018 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Guilford’s art department will host and present the works of seven art major students in the 2018 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition entitled, “Things Not Seen.” The opening reception will be held in the Bauman Galleries in Founders Hall on Friday, April 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Things Not Seen” will showcase the artists’ shared year-long thesis experience in working alongside one another in Guilford’s studios while representing a wide variety of interests, ranging from investigations in materials and processes to concerns with identity.


Planetarium show and observatory open house explores monsters of the universe

Guilford’s planetarium gave Guilford faculty, staff, students and community members a full dome video presentation on the monsters of the universe, in greater exploration of black holes and other strange objects that pose various theoretical possibilities. The planetarium show and observatory open house was held on Sunday, April 8, and provided attendees with the opportunity to explore if black holes really exist, how they are created and how they can be observed.


Home Cookin’ potluck to commemorate seniors

With the Class of 2018 awaiting commencement in May, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and Office of Student Leadership and Engagement will host its annual Home Cookin’ potluck on Wednesday, May 2. The Guilford tradition hopes to shower Guilford’s seniors with appreciation and support with home-cooked meals from faculty, staff and alumni. The potluck focuses on showing the graduating students support while also providing them with the opportunity to get to know their fellow alumni and learn more about the available resources of the alumni and greater Guilford community.


Bayard Rustin Center Symposium to focus on “Be Healthy. Be Proud. Be You.”

The seventh Annual Bayard Rustin Center Symposium at Guilford will be centered around the 2018 theme, “Be Healthy. Be Proud. Be You.” Exploring the nine dimensions of health and wellness within the LGBTQIAA+ community, the symposium will be held in Hege Library on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The nine dimensions include emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, mental, social and spiritual health and wellness.