Guilford College News in Brief

Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital presents findings on intersectional identities among Black gay men

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Associate Professor of Psychology and African American Studies at Elon University Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital presented the results of her qualitative research on how the experiences of Black gay men, managing homophobia and racism, influence perceptions of ideal romantic relationships, long-term partners and sexual risk reduction behaviors. This presentation was open to Guilford community members and was held in King 222 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

 

Global Advocacy Workshop talks empowerment and leadership

The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Every Campus a Refuge hosted the United Nation Foundation’s Global Advocacy Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Gilmer Room. The workshop aimed to empower youth with the resources needed to be effective UN advocates, providing participants with information on Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are part of a shared plan, adopted by 193 countries in 2015, to end poverty, reduce inequalities and protect the planet by the year of 2030.

 

Guilford encourages community members to take part in self-care through painting

Guilford’s resident advisers hosted a self-care event on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the courtyard inside Bryan Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All first-year students were invited to come hear and learn more about self-care from an on-campus counselor while participating in a canvas-painting session. The event offered students with a means for self-expression away from the stress of college that can often be overwhelming for first-year students going through adjustments.

 

LeClair discusses experiences in shadowing physical therapist

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Frank 320, Korbin LeClair gave a presentation illustrating his experiences in shadowing a physical therapist from this past summer. In addition to discussing his shadowing experience, LeClair also used the presentation time to further discuss and elaborate on information relating to the application process of physical therapy schools. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with attendees.

 

Lunch with Friends Committee on National Legislation encourages involvement

On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jeff Pudio held a Quaker lunch with Guilford students, faculty and staff in the McMichael Atrium located in Founders Hall. Pudio is the Program Assistant for Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. During this discussion, Pudio shared information about the work of the lobbying organization and how community members can become more involved in its efforts.

 

2018 Greensboro Pride Festival animates city

The 2018 Pride Festival in downtown Greensboro was held on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on South Elm Street. Free and open to the public, the event featured a wide spectrum of musicians, food trucks, vendors, entertainment and fashion. Performers included former contestant on “The Voice” Vanessa Ferguson, rapper Ed E. Ruger and North Carolina drag legend Sonja Simone. The impacts of Hurricane Florence in September forced the festival to reschedule to its October date.