“I feel like for me I’m like the old high school quarterback who can’t let go of my high school years.” Maddie Phillips, Elon class of 2008, came back to Elon last weekend – not for an alumni event or a speaking engagement, but to celebrate 15 years of Elon’s first all-women acapella group, Sweet Signatures. Phillips, who now lives in Charlotte, initially planned for the event to be a small gathering of some Sweet Sigs alumnae, but it snowballed into a performance at the group’s final concert of the year.
Danielle Deavens, a Style senior reporter for The Pendulum and The Edge, is a senior print and online journalism major from Farmington, Connecticut. She spent last summer working at Essence Magazine in NYC and had a blast writing about books and entertainment. When she's not writing, reading a book or watching Netflix, she can be found testing out the sound system in her blue punch buggy.
A year and two months ago, Nasia Thomas sat in the audience, waiting for the show to start. She’d heard about the production from friends who had auditioned for it, though she knew little about the woman whose name was in the title.
This week hundreds of Elon students will print their resumes, iron their best business casual, and march confidently into Alumni Gym for the annual spring Job and Internship Expo, hosted by the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC). For most students across majors and intended career paths, their job search will be a combination of job fairs, networking and submitting applications. Musical theater students take a slightly different approach.
While "undergraduate recruitment" is often associated with athletics or targeted scholarships, the Elon University Department of Music has created a unique and effective strategy for attracting potential students: Elon Music Ambassadors (EMA).
For many Elon University students, fall break is a time to go home, visit friends at other schools or stay on campus to catch up on sleep and binge watch a series on Netflix. But for some students, break is an opportunity for an adventure through service learning and community engagement. The Alternative Breaks Program through Elon’s Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement takes students to places they might never go otherwise — and always for a good cause.
During the spring 2015 semester, Elon University’s Student Union Board (SUB) collaborated with Dining Services to launch a new event: Food Truck Frenzy. Five food trucks parked in the temporary parking lot behind Belk Library and served a variety of foods, from dumplings to ice cream to gourmet baked potatoes. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, SUB welcomed back last year’s vendors in addition to five more, resulting in a diverse array of cuisines.
As Elon University celebrates its annual Family Weekend, its musical theater department will put on a different time-honored event — one that, like the university, is an ever-changing standby the community has come to love.
Elon Community Church is known for its weekly farmer’s market and exam week study space, but in less than a week, it will hold a unique and well-loved event for Elon students — the Dog Day Mixer.
Three words Michael Williams, director of campus center operations and conferences at Elon University, would use to describe Barry Bradberry are honesty, integrity and Elon.
Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette spoke to a crowded room of Elon University students, faculty and staff Monday evening about his experiences coordinating nonviolent protests starting in 1960.
“Purpose, not paycheck,” drove Paul Castro to leave his life as a screenwriter in California to teach in Elon University’s cinema program.
Tucked along Burlington’s Huffman Mill Road between Krispy Kreme and Cook-Out is a white building with an orange roof. Inside, customers step into a dim dining room with green and red booths and drapery that runs through the center of the room. The sign outside says Sal’s Italian Restaurant.
When Geleana Drew Aston made plans for life after high school, she only had one goal: to move away from home.