The "unsinkable" Titanic did just that in the middle of the North Atlantic and a show that opens Oct. 23, 2014, in McCrary Theatre tells the tale of those who survived and perished more than a century ago on the maiden voyage of the doomed oceanliner.
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Thousands of refugees each year face hurdles in rebuilding lives away from homes where they were persecuted, and on Monday evening in the Global Neighborhood, Elon University students learned more about issues confronting new arrivals to the United States.
Students in a fall semester Garden Studio course are leading an event that is free and open to the community from 2:30-5:30 p.m. with fall-themed baked goods, musical entertainment and pumpkin carving for children.
The name change reflects the center’s focused mission and goals as the university’s dedicated resource for race- and ethnicity-related advocacy, services and programs.
More than 3,000 people gathered on campus Oct. 18 to celebrate Elon's 2014 Homecoming.
From raking leaves to painting front stoops, Elon University students and alumni on Saturday assisted Town of Elon residents with sprucing up homes built over the past two decades through Habitat for Humanity.
The director of Elon University's Physician Assistant Studies program received the PAEA's 2014 Master Faculty Award for her contributions to physician assistant education.
More than 100 members of the Elon community attended the Oct. 17 event that kicked off this year’s Homecoming festivities with the recognition of eight distinguished alumni and class and affinity volunteers.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.
Plans for a new academic complex excited alumni, students and faculty who gathered Friday to help launch a fundraising drive that, once complete, will allow Elon University to double the amount of campus space dedicated to the School of Communications.
Furman Moseley '56 met Friday with students in the Center for Access & Success to share his own memories of Elon and to learn about their collegiate experiences made possible through scholarships he created.
President Leo M. Lambert has issued his annual report detailing impressive research being done by Elon faculty and students.
Elon University School of Law will launch a fully redesigned curriculum in fall 2015, better positioning students to excel in the rapidly evolving legal profession.
Elon received the group's Carraway Award for preservation of the historic schoolhouse on the university's campus.
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has selected Elon University to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement.
The Princeton Review gives top marks to the MBA program of Elon's Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.
World tech experts predict telepresence, virtual reality and highly personal information apps are ahead in the next decade of high-speed Internet development.
The second House Dinner of the semester brought together students, faculty and staff for an intellectual discussion.
Created in 2013, the program provides students with a basic skill set the Peace Corps and its participatory countries need for successful community projects.
The Elon University Poll, for the first time in its history, used an online survey to ask registered voters about their impressions of North Carolina's U.S. Senate candidates this fall while measuring the way name ordering on ballots might affect support for major party nominees.
President Leo M. Lambert and four Elon professors led dinner conversations on Oct. 6 with students from the university's Historic Neighborhood who wanted to share the lessons they learned from Fall Convocation.
Elon University’s Fall Convocation and Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Oct. 2, 2014, featured Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband-and-wife journalists who shared ways for people to make a difference in battling global challenges like poverty, sex trafficking and lack of educational opportunities.
Amanda Ketner ’11, a math teacher at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, N.C., visited campus Oct. 2 with several students to hear husband-and-wife Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, whose book inspired her to create a chapter of Girls Learn International at the school.
Elon students organized and led a Walk Against Victim Blaming on Oct. 3, 2014, to condemn sexual violence and highlight resources available to prevent it.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the first married couple to win journalism’s highest honor, took questions from Elon University students Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium conversation on the education of girls, their roles as storytellers and the “white savior complex.”
The professor of history is the fourth recipient of an honor that supports preeminent teachers and scholars at Elon University.
Five sport and event management majors helped manage a concession tent during men's and women's golf championships this summer in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and proceeds from their effort will benefit a scholarship program for Elon students completing sport and event mangagement internships.
Williams will join Elon President Leo M. Lambert at the Waldorf Astoria for the Oct. 16 event, which will include a special presentation about Elon’s School of Communications.
In a column for the Burlington Times-News, President Leo M. Lambert writes that "To make America better, we need to begin by investing in our local community."
Associate Professor Omri Shimron’s recorded performance of “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” by American composer Frederic Rzewski pays homage to his own ancestors’ Zionist aspirations.
Elon University leaders have dedicated a new facility on West Haggard Avenue that gives performing arts students expanded rehearsal and studio space that complement existing venues in the Center for the Arts.
Two dozen seniors are sharing with classmates how gifts to Elon University can help future students grow from the same experiences they have discovered through their studies.
The sister of a man executed for the killing of an off-duty Georgia police officer, and the author of a book about the controversial case, shared with Elon University students on Thursday details of a homicide investigation they say prove an innocent man died for the crime.
The highest-ranking German government official to ever visit campus spoke with Elon University students on Wednesday in a program sponsored by the Business German Speaker Series and the Student Professional Development Center.
Daniel J. Watts ’04 returned to Elon this week to work with students on a spoken word performance piece, “As We Journey From Mind to Mouth…,” which premieres this weekend in Yeagar Recital Hall.
A special Family Weekend jubilee brought together Catholic students and their loved ones for a special Mass led by Bishop Michael Burbidge that commemorated a quarter century of Catholic eucharistic celebrations and service at Elon University.
Elon University School of Law Dean Luke Bierman presented Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, with Elon Law’s highest professional honor, the Leadership in the Law Award, recognizing Martin’s significant contributions to law, the legal profession and society.
Alan White, a distinguished coach and athletics administrator at Elon from 1974-2006, will be one of 14 people to be honored in December in Charlotte, N.C., during the ACC football championship weekend.
Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.
Jack MacKenzie, president of Magid Generational Strategies, discussed the youngest U.S. generation, called "The Plurals" in a Sept. 18 lecture.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.
William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.
Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.
Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.
Mason Sklut ’14, Maggie Sloane ’14 and Sergio Ingato ’15 co-produced "BrocKINGton," which premiered in September at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.
Elon's Student Government Association passed legislation that led to new efforts to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and remember the lives of those who were killed.
National LGBT Center Awareness Day offers Elon students, faculty and staff a chance to better get to know the university's Gender and LGBTQIA Center.
Honesty, integrity, responsibility and respect were emphasized in a Sept. 11, 2014, program for freshmen who heard from President Leo M. Lambert and other student leaders about the university's most cherished principles.
Prominent "foodie" and author Marion Nestle shared with her Elon University audience Tuesday night a brief history of American agricultural policies while suggesting ways for students to be advocates for better federal oversight of food production and marketing.
Elon receives three #1 rankings and top marks for academic programs, teaching and affordability in the annual U.S. News ranking.