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CELEBRATE Week! runs April 22-27

Hundreds of Elon students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2013, a celebration of achievements in academics and the arts.

 

Programs during CELEBRATE! 2013 include presentations, award ceremonies, musical performances, films, dance programs and more.

Monday, April 22

Eat, Think, and Be Merry: Students read from their work
Noon-1:30 p.m.; Carlton 209

Students will read poems and excerpts from their short stories and personal essays.

College Writing Showcase
5:30-7 p.m.; Belk Library 113

Students will display and narrate electronic posters that depict exemplary writing projects completed in ENG 110 Writing: Argument and Inquiry in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. The showcase is a drop-in event.

Elon Chapter of The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's Annual Induction Ceremony
6-7:15 p.m.; McKinnon Hall, Lakeside Meeting Room

The annual induction ceremony of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes juniors and seniors from all disciplines who are at the top of their class and graduate students, alumni and faculty, staff, and administrators who have achieved recognition in their fields and/or by their peers.  The speaker this year will be Mark Davis, Southeastern Regional Vice-President of Phi Kappa Phi.  A reception will follow.

Hunter Lovins, “The Business Case for Implementing Sustainability”
7:30 p.m.; McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Hunter Lovins is respected for her expertise in sustainable development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic development and climate change among other areas. She has co-authored 10 books and hundreds of papers. She will discuss how companies and communities are implementing genuine sustainability to create a more prosperous future.

Tuesday, April 23

Celebrate! Faculty and Student Scholarship

  • Poster Session I (8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.; authors present 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; McKinnon Hall)
  • Paper Session I (10:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; various locations across campus)
  • Poster Session II (12:30 p.m-2:30 p.m.; authors present 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; McKinnon Hall)
  • Paper Session II (12:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m.; various locations across campus)
  • Paper Session III (2:40 p.m-4:20 p.m.; various locations across campus)
  • Poster Session III (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; authors present 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; McKinnon Hall)

For a full list of faculty and student presenters, visit the CELEBRATE! website.

SURF Reception
4:30-5:30 p.m.; McKinnon Hall

The Elon Gap Program: Insights from Year One
5:30-6:30 p.m.; McEwen 101

The Elon Gap Semester Program debuted in Fall 2012 with great success. During this session, the inaugural cohort of 15 first-year students will share their experience with the Elon community as they reflect on their personal and intellectual growth through outdoor leadership, service learning, and study abroad in Costa Rica.

Unveiling of Colonnades: The Literary and Art Journal of Elon University
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Trollinger House

The Colonnades staff will be unveiling the 64th edition of Colonnades: The Literary and Art Journal of Elon University. Copies of the journal contain original student poetry, short stories, creative essays, and artwork, and some artists featured will read / display artwork from journal. All copies are free.

Outsoucing Surrogacy to India: A screening of the documentary film "Made in India"
7-9:15 p.m.; LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC 101)

In an effort to avoid more stringent legal codes and higher costs elsewhere, individuals and couples from so-called First World countries who face obstacles in their paths to parenthood are increasingly seeking out Indian surrogates. As India’s commercial surrogacy business burgeons, ethical concerns are being raised about this $300 million annual industry. This film follows the parallel journeys of an American couple whose embryo is implanted in the womb of an Indian surrogate and that of the surrogate herself. Alanna Vagianos ’13, an independent major in Women’s & Gender Studies whose capstone project focuses on how conceptions of “womanhood” and “motherhood” intersect with the Indian surrogacy industry, will facilitate a discussion after the film screening.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
7:30-10:30 p.m. The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts

This is the final dress rehearsal of this year's MT BOX musical presented in the Black Box Theatre. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. First come, first serve.

Wednesday, April 24

Elondocs Production Program Student Projects
6-7:30 p.m.; McEwen 101

Come enjoy a presentation of short documentaries produced by student members of the elondocs production program.  A question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Celebrating Jane Austen: Happy 200th Birthday to Pride and Prejudice
6:30-8 p.m.; Yeager Recital Hall

Celebrate (and satirize) all things Austen in this variety show of readings, games, film clips and other engaging presentations that demonstrate why, even two hundred years later, Jane Austen still matters.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
7:30-10 p.m.; The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church. 

This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

Thursday, April 25

Celebrate! Academic Service-Learning
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Oaks 212

  • Poster Sessions (11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)  
  • Presentations (12-1:30 p.m.)

For a full list of student presenters, visit the CELEBRATE! website.

Outdoor Dance Concerts: Dance Improvisations!
1-2 p.m.; Center for the Arts, Studio C, Room 111

Come and enjoy an entertaining hour of Improvisational Dances created by students in Jane Wellford’s Dance Improvisation Class.  Witty, beautiful, whimsical and heart-warming performances of solos, duets and group dances await your viewing pleasure in this beautiful outdoor setting.

Professional Writing & Rhetoric Senior Showcase
2:30-4 p.m.; Alamance 318 (CUPID2)

Professional Writing & Rhetoric students display their work, demonstrating connections between the liberal arts and the post-graduate world through a range of presentations. Stop by the poster session as your schedule allows.

ODK Annual Awards Ceremony
4:15-5:30 p.m. Whitley Auditorium

Omicron Delta Kappa is honored to sponsor the Annual Awards Day Ceremony. Elon's Circle of ODK recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills while maintaining high academic standards. A reception will be held at 3:50pm on Whitley Lawn (West Parlor, rain location) prior to the recognition of Rising Phoenix and presentation of awards to students and faculty/staff.

Carret Essay Competition Banquet
5:30-7 p.m.; Isabella Cannon Room

Contestants in the annual Carret Essay Competition will join American Studies faculty and members of senior staff to honor the competition winners.  Essayists this year addressed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson, the West, and American Individualism.

Kappa Delta Pi Induction Ceremony
6-8 p.m.; McCoy Commons Building 212

Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society for graduating seniors majoring in Teacher Education and graduates of the Masters of Education Program who have maintained a GPA of 3.60 and above.

'Voice of Blood' : A Student Film
7-8 p.m.; McEwen 101

Two brothers are working for the mob until one brother's greed threatens both their lives.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
7:30-10 p.m.; The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church. 

This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be Additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

Friday, April 26

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
7:30-10 p.m.; The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church. 

This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be Additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

Saturday, April 27

The President's Gala celebrates "Music Is..."
7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. McCrary Theatre

The President’s Gala is an evening to benefit the Department of Music celebrating the talents of our students, faculty and alumni. Tickets are available at the box office: $20 for students, $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/18/2013 8:55 AM