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Advancement Lunch & Learn event offers students with opportunity to learn more about office

On Friday, Mar. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria Atrium, Guilford community members were invited to join members of the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office for lunch to learn more about the office’s work, the Advancement Plan and other policies. The Advancement team sought to answer questions and help students learn about ways in which they can raise money for departments, programs and clubs. Advancement Lunch and Learns will be held on Fridays throughout February and March.


Bayard Rustin Center unites in celebration of Rustin’s birthday

Sunday, Mar. 17 marked Bayard Rustin’s birthday, which dates back to 1912. A leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence and gay rights, Rustin helped to organize the March on Washington in 1963. He acted as an adviser to civil rights leaders behind the scenes due to criticism over his sexuality. Guilford community members were invited to celebrate with snacks and trivia in the Bayard Rustin Center located in King 128E. The celebration was held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Health Professions Club engages students with health industry, opens up meeting to community

The Health Profession Club held a meeting on Sunday, Mar. 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in King 222. Guilford students, faculty and staff members with interests in careers within the health industry or curious about the health industry in general were encouraged to attend the meeting and consider becoming involved with the club’s work on and beyond campus. Pizza and drinks were provided to those who were in attendance at the meeting. More meetings will follow upon announcement.


Lobbying workshop with Democracy Matters engages Guilford

The Democracy Matters chapter at Guilford hosted a workshop on lobbying on Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. Community members of North Carolina Central University also joined the workshop event in efforts to highlight the significance of lobbying to legislators. Democracy Matters is a non-partisan and campus-based national student organization that seeks to bring power back to the people with a commitment to civic action and social change.


Opportunities Fair highlights postgraduate possibilities

The Opportunities Fair was held on Wednesday, Mar. 20 in Hege Library and was presented by the Guided Discovery team. The fair was held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and sought to provide Guilford students and alumni with the opportunity to meet new contacts and expand their ranges of current and postgraduate possibilities. Employers and recruiters, internship hosts, volunteer sites and graduate schools representing an array of professional areas participated in the fair.


Friends Center organizes events for International Good Deeds Day 2019

Chavurah will be participating in this year’s International Good Deeds Day in partnership with Beth David Synagogue and the Streetwatch Program, which include volunteers who seek to offer hope and help to those experiencing homelessness. The Friends Center invited the Guilford community to help bake desserts for Streetwatch on Thursday, Mar. 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and serve dinner on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The event was open to all Quakers and encouraged those attending to bring a friend.