News in Brief

Guided Discovery hosts Graduate School Fair

Guilford College’s Guided Discovery hosted the school’s annual Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Hege Library. Guilford, along with graduate programs from Elon University and UNC-Greensboro, participated in the fair. A free event, the fair offered students the chance to take professional headshot photos (courtesy of the Guilford Marketing Department), which could be used for online profiles like LinkedIn. The fair was an opportunity for students to explore options for higher education.

New LGBTQIA Coordinator meets and greets

In Guilford’s search for a new LGBTQIA+ coordinator through the Intercultural Engagement Center, two prospective candidates were announced. However, even after Ryan McKell withdrew his candidacy, faculty and staff met with  the second candidate, Brian Thomas, in the Founders Conference Room. Thomas later gave a public presentation for students. With experience as an events coordinator and administrative assistant, Thomas has done some collegiate work related to this position at Dickinson College.

Lecture explores transformative responses to conflict and violence

On Nov. 4 in the West Gallery of Founders Hall, Dr. Amr Abdalla, a professor emeritus at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, gave a public lecture. In her talk, Abdalla explored peaceful approaches to conflict and violence. The lecture also examined the role of Muslim communities in Rwanda and Burundi during the 1994 ethnic genocide and the conflict resolution approaches used by Karamah and the Doctrine Revision initiative, led by former members of the Islamic Jihad Organization of Egypt.

Education Studies offers non-licensure track

The Education Studies Department is now offering a program in which students can study education on a new non-licensure track. Graduates in this track would complete core courses but also work with faculty to design a focused path in their area of choice, such as Education Policy, Social Justice Education, etc. An information session was held at 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in Bauman 202. For more information, contact Deedee Perman at dpearman@guilford.edu.

Bonner Center receives $50,000 from University of Buffalo

The Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning received $50,000 in funding from the Veggie Van project through the University of Buffalo for its Mobile Oasis program. Guilford’s Mobile Oasis team, led by Mallory Cerkleski and Ana Huckins,was invited to Buffalo to meet with researchers. The Mobile Oasis program is one of nine across the country chosen to participate in the University of Buffalo Veggie Van project.

Guilford partners with EVERFI

Guilford College has partnered with EVERFI, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and financial literacy in higher education institutions across the nation. Guilford is requiring students to complete one online education course through EVERFI by Thursday, Nov. 7 to empower all to make well-informed decisions about issues relevant in college and beyond.

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