News in Brief Issue 15

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Founder and CEO of Myna Mahila Foundation visits Guilford for keynote address

In collaboration with the Public Health department, Peace and Conflict Studies, Business Studies, Justice and Policy Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Center for Principled Problem Solving hosted Suhani Jalota’s visit to Guilford and keynote address in the Gilmer Room on Monday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 p.m. A Knight Hennessy Scholar, Suhani is the founder and CEO of the Myna Mahila Foundation, an NGO empowering women, focusing on women’s health in India’s slum communities.


Buddhist Meditation celebrates Lunar New Year

In correspondence to the celebration of the Lunar New Year, Guilford held a Buddhist meditation session that was open to all Guilford students, staff and faculty members on Monday, Feb. 4 in King Hall 108. The meditation event was hosted in hopes of restarting the long tradition of evening meditations and was held from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., inviting community members, both with and without experience, to bring a pillow and join the community in meditation.


G-Chella kickoff countdowns to Serendipity 2019

On Friday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Campus Activities Board (CAB) sparked excitement for Serendipity 2019 with an artist reveal in the Alumni Gym. This year, Serendipity is adopting the additional moniker “G-Chella,” a play-on-words of the musical and arts festival, Coachella. Wale, BlocBoy JB and Drizzy were all announced as Serendipity’s featured artists.


Guilford welcomes Black History Month with kickoff event

Guilford’s Black History Month Kickoff was held on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 1:00 p.m. in Dana Auditorium and featured a special performance by NC A&T’s Cold Steel Drumline. The kickoff also featured a preformance by the CNC Step Team, spoken work, miming and an African Fashion Show. The event was sponsored by the offices of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Student Engagement and Leadership, Advancement and Alumni Relations, the Intercultural Engagment Center and the 2019 Black History Month Committee.


Interest Meeting discusses “Social Justice in the Southern U.S.” study abroad program

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, an interest and informational session for Guilford students, regarding the three-week study abroad program and course for Fall 2019, “Social Justice in the Southern U.S.,” was held in the IDEA Incubator of Hege Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The study abroad course will focus on intersectional social justice and movement-building. Students were provided with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the course and its contents.


“A Different World: Artwork from Guilford’s Black Community” brightens up Bauman Galleries in opening reception

In conjunction with the first week of events celebrating Black History Month 2019, an opening reception of “A Different World: Artwork from Guilford’s Black Community” was held on Thursday, Feb. 7. Open to all Guilford students, faculty and staff members, the reception for the artwork on display in the Bauman Galleries, which are located on the second floor of Founders Hall, was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. These pieces will continue to be on display for community members to view.