Lifestyle

Alumna publishes book about the comedy in motherhood

11/8/16 1:11pm

DeeDee Filiatreault has spent her career “writing words for other people,” but with the publishing of her first book of essays, the spotlight is on her. Filiatreault graduated Elon in 1993 after serving as the Editor in Chief of The Pendulum. At the time the organization consisted of a few students and a wax machine. “When I became editor, everyone took a step back and I was the one standing there,” Filiatreault said.

Student Juried Arts Exhibition has student work, coordination

10/31/16 5:05pm

Sarah Luther is the only junior in Art 380: Professional Practices, but that didn’t stop her from claiming third place in this year’s Student Juried Art Exhibition (SJE). The exhibition hosted its opening reception on October 27 and runs through December 8 in the Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts.

Annual Pumpkin festival brings in autumn

10/30/16 1:58pm

October has blown past, and the season of autumn has arrived. The time has come for pumpkins, cider and the changing of leaves. On Friday, the Garden Club hosted its annual pumpkin festival, bringing many of Elon’s students together. Everyone enjoyed the festivities, whether it was pumpkin carving, decorating cookies, or playing composting games.

Students film biggest budgeted movie in Elon’s history over Fall Break

10/24/16 10:19pm

Over the span of nine days, 37 Elon University students were running around with cameras, props and actors, spending around 13 hours a day filming “Providence,” a short film written and directed by senior Kenner Clark. Taking place in a rural college town in North Carolina, “Providence” follows four characters that become entangled in a crime of passion and how a deteriorating relationship reaches its breaking point in 36 hours.

Taking Scotland by storm, song

10/22/16 11:37am

When Elon first-year Jess Avellino was a child, she was “obsessed” with Willy Wonka. Now she's a published screenwriter--her musical "Black Heart" was performed in Scotland this past summer. 

Walking to worship: churches within a mile of Elon

10/11/16 12:45pm

Elon was founded by a religious movement known as the “Christian Connection,” and while the university has long since traded the “Fighting Christian” mascot for the Phoenix and become unaffliliated with any particular denomination, the strong sense of spirituality remains.

Film series to help educate community on difficult issues

10/11/16 10:37am

Through their partnership with Crossroads, an Elon class is helping to educate the Burlington community on important issues through film. Crossroads is a sexual assault response and resource center and child advocacy center that was established 40 years ago.  With offices only minutes away from campus, Crossroads provides a 24/7 crisis hotline as well as trained advocates for victims of sexual assault. “That’s where we provide really valuable services,” said Julie Budd, volunteer and outreach coordinator for the center.

Professors share residence halls with students

10/11/16 8:00am

After a day of filled with lecturing, attending meetings and meeting with students, some professors — just like students — go back to their residential neighborhood and wind down in what they consider their home.

Bringing together the art of politics and comedy

10/1/16 8:32pm

            This week, the Elon community will have a chance to see “an amazing play that most Americans have never heard of,” according to Kevin Otos, the director of Memorandum—a play by Václav Havel and this year’s fall production.             Many people know Havel, the native of Czechoslovakia, as a politician.  He was largely opposed to the communist domination in Czechoslovakia.

Dancers to perform first show of the season

9/29/16 8:53am

Throughout the week, students have been stretching on stairs and doing pirouettes on the sidewalks of Global Neighborhood. Turing the heads of onlookers, they've actually gotten a sneak peek of "Dancing in the Landscape," a performing arts production that will utilize the sites of campus on Oct. 1 at noon in Love Terrance.