News in Brief

“Voices from the margins” movie screening

On Nov. 6, 11 and 15, French film screenings will take place in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium as part of “Voices from the Margins: Films from the French-Speaking World.” All films begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The movies featured will be “Parce Que J’Etais Peintre (Because I Was A Painter),” “La Religieuse (The Nun)” and “Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night).”

A celebration of Max Carter

After 25 years at Guilford College, former William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center Max Carter will soon be retiring. To celebrate his impact at Guilford, there will be a series of events between Nov. 6 and 7, including a Quaker History Tour, a community lunch and a closing worship service. During his time at Guilford, Carter created the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program and served as director of the Friends Center, campus ministry coordinator and adjunct professor of religious studies. Currently he is acting chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies department. For details contact Campus Ministry Associate Greg Woods at woodsgp@guilford.edu.

Len Sippel appointed new VP for Finance and Administration

President Jane Fernandes has appointed Len Sippel to take the position of vice president of administration and finance, effective Nov. 1. In this new position, Sippel will take on the roles previously held by the vice president for administration and the vice president for finance. Before coming to Guilford, Sippel performed similar roles at Arcadia University, St. Cloud State University, the College of Saint Rose and Pace University. He has also taught accounting and finance at many universities across the country.

Avner Gvaryahu visits Guilford

On Nov. 2, Avner Gvaryahu, director of public outreach for Breaking the Silence, a non-profit organization of Israeli veterans advocating for peace, paid a visit to Guilford College’s campus. Gvaryahu presented at the second Fleming Peace Lecture at 7:30 p.m. at New Garden Friends Meeting. Beforehand, he spoke at a “Tea & Talk” at 4 p.m. in the Hut. At the events, Gvaryahu explained the obstacles to peace and Breaking the Silence’s goals for peace in Israel and Palestine.

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