Guilford College News in Brief

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Society of Physics Students and GSBA celebrates the end of the 2018 fall semester

Guilford’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students and the Guilford Student Body Association hosted an “end-of-the-semester” and “pre-finals” party on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the West Gallery of Founders Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event provided Guilford students, staff and faculty members with an opportunity to socialize and relax with community members before finals week while enjoying free sandwiches, chips, soft drinks and desserts.


2018 annual WGSS Conference expected to spark meaningful conversation

On Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Guilford students will gather to share discussion around issues of gender, sexuality and social justice as a part of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department’s annual conference. Planned and produced by current members of the WGSS 110 course, the conference will include a breakfast, guest keynote speaker at lunch in the Gilmore room and student sessions throughout the day, primarily taking place in Founders Hall.


Quaker Cupboard reminds community of resourcefulness with drop-in party

Guilford’s Quaker Cupboard hosted a drop-in party on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in King 122 to welcome the Cupboard’s new home in King Hall. The Quaker Cupboard serves as an on-campus food pantry and resource, providing fresh and canned foods, as well as packaged meals for the Guilford community. Run under the Food Justice Club and advised by the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning, the Quaker Cupboard aims to address food insecurity issues on campus and beyond.


“Prisons in the U.S. and Norway” information session emphasizes three-week study away opportunity

On Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Guilford community members were invited to learn more about the three-week Study Away course, “Comparison of Prison Systems in Norway and the USA,” during a dinner and information session in the Gilmer Room. The course will be taught by Professor of Justice and Policy Studies Sherry Giles and Professor of Psychology Eva McGuire in Norway in fall 2019, and will investigate the question, “Is humane prison reform possible?”


Interfaith Worship Night encourages open-mic sharing

Guilford’s Black Student Union, Guilford Christian Ministry, Intercultural Engagement Center and Friends Center hosted a night of community-building worship and interfaith gathering at the Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event was open to the Guilford community and provided students, staff and faculty members with the opportunity to share expressions of worship through song, dance, spoken word and instrument, among others.


Guilford Dance Marathon gift wraps for the community

Starting from Tuesday, Dec. 4, members of the Guilford Dance Marathon invited Guilford students, faculty and staff to bring gifts to the Lobby of Founders Hall for gift-wrapping services. The services continued through Friday, Dec. 7 and were held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All the money collected from the services went directly to the Young Women’s Christian Association of Greensboro Family Shelter. The Guilford Dance Marathon event will be held on Jan. 26.