The CPPS provides a focus for students, alumni, faculty, and staff who wish to engage the world critically and creatively from an intentional values-based perspective. Because the Center is shaped by the Guilford Community, the ways to be involved are as diverse as the people who have become involved. Some key ways that people have gotten involved include: Faculty & Alumni Fellows, Projects, PPS Scholars, and Internships.
PPS Partnership Project offers students, faculty and staff the opportunity to apply for and receive project grants of up to $1,000 and administrative support that can be used to address issues in the world through a PPS lens. View the PPS Partnership Project Information and Proposal Requirements and complete the PPS Partnership Project Application.
PPS Partnership Project Examples
A week of events geared toward raising awareness about disability issues on campus, this project served as a capstone for a group of four students who researched and worked on this issue beginning Fall 2009. Project team included Marissa Dungan ’12 (Sociology and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Amelia McLaughlin ’11 (History), Reid Perkins ’12 (History), and Darius Verdell ’12 (Health Science).
This project visually commemorates countless hours of community service completed by Guilford students by telling their stories from the field through pattern, image, and voice. It is a tribute to past and current Guilford students’ engagement as world citizens. The students involved included Kathleen Kennedy ’10 (Art) and Sarah Kelly ’11 (Art).
In an effort to address a feeling of disconnection between students who are athletes and students who are not, the focus of this project was to encourage open dialogue inspired by hosting speakers or other events. Involved in this project is Mandie Baum (Staff Hall Director).
A semester-long project that explored the power that sexual shame holds over people. This project originated in Professor Heather Hayton’s Summer 2010 English class, Gay, Lesbian, Queer Studies and was continued indepenently by three students, Brian Daniel ’11 (Education Studies), Emma Lovejoy ’13 (Peace and Conflict Studies), and Benjamin Sepsenwol ’12 (Political Science).
The student team for this project increased their operational knowledge of radio telescopes by bringing Guilford’s telescopes into working order and by creating four lesson plans for Guilford County school chidren. By teaching these lessons, students hoped to bring more hands-on physical science experiences to local school children. The project team included Graham Bryden ’12 (Computing and Information Technology), Melanie Corbett ’11 (Computing and Information Technology), Hanna Seyb ’12 (Physics), and Garrett Tanner ’12 (Chemistry).
Students recognized that a Guilford education can be informed by our local community as well as class work and planned a week of service work at some of their favorite organizations so that other students could learn more about the greater Greensboro community over fall break. This project has since become a regular fall opportunity. Project team included Alyzza Callahan ’09 (Peace and Conflict Studies), Chesapeake First ’11 (Environmental Studies), Courtney Mandeville ’12 (Biology and Environmental Studies), and Hannah Swenson ’11 (Community and Justice Studies). A new group of students continued this project in fall 2011 and 2012.
In an effort to connect strong academic interest in chemistry to the surrounding community and help young people enhance their science skills, the participants in this project will design, equip, and teach chemistry modules to local middle school children. Project team includes Coy Eakes ’11 (Chemistry), Samantha Huff (Chemistry), Garrett Tanner ’12 (Chemistry), and Gail Webster (Assistant Professor).
Food from the cafeteria is often wasted. A local grocery store throws out older produce. People on the streets are hungry. These three things fit together because this project group works to divert food headed to the compost or trash to people that need it. Tinece Holdman (African American Studies) leads this project.