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Super Blood Wolf Moon lights up Guilford

On Sunday, Jan. 20, Guilford’s physics department presented a multimedia lecture on the topics of lunar eclipses and observing the moon, a tour of the Cline Observatory and a session for open observing. The program began at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Jr. Auditorium. The total lunar eclipse was not total until almost midnight, providing Guilford students, staff and faculty members with the opportunity to learn more about the Super Blood Wolf Moon before seeing it in person.


Dr. Sonia De La Cruz visit to spark meaningful community conversation on immigration issues

On Monday, Jan. 28, Dr. Sonia De La Cruz, assistant professor of Communication Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, will be visiting Guilford in discussion of issues of immigration, community engagement and documentary storytelling. In King Hall 126, there will be a community breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a teaching workshop on Latino Roots Project at 2:00 p.m. Afterwards there will be a screening of “Sad Happiness: Cinthya’s Transborder Journey” at 7:00 p.m. in Bryan Jr. Auditorium.


Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Training to equip community members

On Saturday, Jan. 26 in Founders Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression training session that examines both historical and modern-day dimensions of oppressive systems and interrogates sources and effects of power, privilege and oppression. The training session will be facilitated by Krishauna Hines-Gaither and Meagan McNeely and will offer Guilford students tools and strategies for dismantling racism and oppression.


“Soul Food” welcomes Black History Month 2019 with alumni

In celebration of Black History Month, Guilford’s Planning Committee is inviting Guilford alumni to a meet and greet event that is followed by a dinner and movie in the Gilmer Room of Founders Hall on Friday, Feb. 8. Alumni will be able to meet and greet other Guilford students, staff and faculty members from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., before the viewing of “Soul Food.” The event will be sponsored by the Intercultural Engagement Center and the Black History Month Committee.


Guilford Dance Marathon to support YWCA with 7-hour event

Sponsored by the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning, Guilford Dance Marathon will take place in the Alumni Gym on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. All proceeds from the marathon event will go to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Greensboro Family Shelter. Participation in the dance marathon is open to all community members, individuals within and outside of the Guilford and Greensboro community, and is encouraged.


Women and Non-Binary Student Union holds first interest meeting

The Women and Non-Binary Student Union held their first interest meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the East Gallery of Founders Hall. The meeting was held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and invited all strong women and non-binary individuals of the Guilford community to be a part of the grassroots of the group. The Women and Non-Binary Student Union is an intersectional group that was created to help build solidarity and support for community members pushing to dismantle the patriarchy together.