News in Brief

Last day for Bryan Series Registration

Oct. 30 is the last day for Guilford College students, faculty and staff to register for free tickets for Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham’s visit to the Bryan Series on Nov. 19. Meacham has previously served as the managing editor for Newsweek and executive editor and executive vice president at the Random House Publishing Group. He now serves as a contributing editor at TIME and has published numerous books on American politics and history. To reserve a ticket, visit

John Kiriakou visits Guilford

Former CIA counter-terrorism agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou made a visit to Guilford College’s campus on Oct. 28 in an event sponsored by the Friends Center, “Exposing Torture with John Kiriakou”. At his visit, Kiriakou spoke about prison conditions, torture and human rights. In 2007, Kiriakou exposed the U.S. government’s torture program on ABC News, leading to a 30-month prison sentence. In addition to his public presentation, he spoke to students, faculty and staff during an informal lunch session.\

Department of religious studies hosts panel on Myanmar

On Oct. 26, The Department of Religious Studies held the panel, “Elections, Floods, Ethnic & Religious Conflict and the Seas of Change in Myanmar,” in the Moon Room of Dana Auditorium. The panel discussed current events in Myanmar, including elections, religious conflict and floods. The event was moderated by William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies Wess Daniels. Panelists included sophomore Brian James, Professor of Political Science George Guo, Professor of Ethnomusicology at UNCG Gavin Douglas, junior Momo San and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen.

Guilford Shares campaign launched

From now until Dec. 4, Guilford College will be taking donations for Guilford Shares, the College’s annual giving campaign that aims to support nonprofits in Guilford County. The organizations that are part of the Guilford Shares campaign this year are ArtsGreensboro, EarthShare NC and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. Guilford’s goal is to have a 50 percent participation rate for full-time faculty and staff members. In 2014, Guilford Shares raised $10,835. To donate visit or contact Director of Human Resources Rick Williams for a paper form.