L.D. Russell has been a professor of Religious Studies at Elon University for 20 years. He was recently promoted to Senior Lecturer, an honor that recognizes faculty with exceptional teaching records.
The Greensboro Science Center has a new visitor named Sue. Sciquarium Programs Manager, Alison Manka, says she is quite the spectacle. "Most of the other exhibits we've had have not been to this scale, Sue is definitely the largest thing that we've ever had come visit here at the Greensboro Science Center," Manka said. Sue is the fossilized remains of an ancient Tyrannosaurus Rex.
When Senior Emily Tryon moved into her pet friendly apartment, she immediately began looking for a dog to be her new roommate. "I saw that Izzy's owner had died and she needed a place to stay, so I was like I'll take her," Tryon said. Tryon found Izzy through a group called Carolina Border Collie Rescue.
Church Street in Burlington is no stranger to local businesses. New stores and restaurants seem to open monthly, but many of them go out of business just as fast.
A troubled childhood left 17-year-old Anna Malika searching for love. "All these things that I had been wanting to hear my whole life, I was finally hearing from him," Malika said. She met her 40-year-old ex-boyfriend while working at a movie theater.
Out-of-state students may face issues when voting in N.C. elections. In an attempt to prevent voter fraud, North Carolina passed a bill that requires people to bring a government-issued photo identification to the polls.
Sport and event management students hosted the Hitting Home for Crossroads tailgate on Sunday, April 14, at Hunt Softball Park. Students were able to enjoy food and fun games, but the main goal of the event was to raise awareness for Crossroads, a resource center in Burlington, that aims to reduce sexual violence.
Today, several people choose careers and to have life experiences before settling down. As a result, the average age at which a couple gets married is increasing.
Senior Chrissy Pacewicz knows first hand the dangers of an unhealthy relationship. "It started off fine and it was a good relationship and then I think he just became kind of possessive," said Pacewicz. At just 16 years old, Pacewicz found herself in a verbally abusive relationship. "He just kind of took everything out on me," said Pacewicz.
Two words that everyone wants to hear, but never get said enough: thank you. Elon's "A Thousand Thanks" campaign kicked off last week with the mission to collect more than a thousand hand-written thank-you notes to Elon donors. Students who participated were given a card in which they could write their own message to an Elon donor chosen at random. Amanda Zamzes graduated from Elon in 2008 and returned just a year later to work for the university. "As an Elon Alum, an Elon donor and an Elon staff person, I've realized what it takes, in very short part to run this university," Zamzes said. Zamzes' new found appreciation for donors led her to start the push for "A Thousand Thanks." "I am so lucky to have gone to school here, to study here and now to work here because I have had so many doors opened to me through donors contributions," Zamzes said.