Making others feel important isn’t very difficult, according to freshman Kate Sims. Along with others from Elon University’s Center for Leadership, Sims is reaching out to the campus community to make sure that message is known — at least for a week. What the Center for Leadership used to recognize once a year as Pay it Forward Day is, for the first time, becoming a weeklong event from April 22-25.
Business students buy real world experience: Senior fellows manage investment portfolio with portion of university endowmentBy Natalie Allison | 11/28/12 10:48am
At a university where engaged learning is a primary focus, finding the means to manage an investment portfolio as an undergraduate can be a difficult task for students aspiring to be professionals in the financial services industry. But such an opportunity is afforded to a select group of students at Elon University — the business fellows — some of which selected the school largely for the portfolio management program. David Campbell, a senior double major in finance and accounting, was one of those students attracted to Elon because of the opportunity to manage a portion of the university’s endowment. Campbell is one of eight business fellows enrolled in the two-semester senior investment course.
Just days before students arrive back on campus each year and prepare for the upcoming semester, faculty members gather to make preparations of their own. For more than 15 years, planning week has served as a time for faculty and staff to gather and discuss strategies and new programs for the upcoming semester. “This year, we have several new programs that will begin to reinforce some of the goals in The Elon Commitment,” said Mary Wise, associate vice president of Academic Affairs.
There was a kind of mystique surrounding Elon University’s 122nd commencement, held under the oaks Saturday morning.
Most people, at some point in their lifetimes, will encounter someone with autism, be it a family member or acquaintance.
Across the nation and at Elon University, a dispute over church-affiliated organizations, hospitals and colleges having to cover birth control in their employees' health insurance plans has resulted in a debate that stems from two arguments: the lack of contraception availability for some women versus a violation of religious liberty for employers. In light of the Obama administration’s federal requirement that employers include complete contraception coverage under all health insurance plans, conservatives and some religious organizations not exempt under the original rule — any that are not considered a church or house of worship — expressed disproval of the mandate. The Obama administration has announced an accommodation for these organizations, according to a news release from the U.S.
The combination of a $5,000 prize and a create-your-own menu item at Biscuitville calls to students' imaginations.
At Elon University, to experience is to learn — and studying the issue of poverty is no exception.
When sophomore Eryn Gorang began riding the BioBus to tutor at Burlington Housing Authority her freshman year, she noticed that no one got off at the Cummings High School stop. Gorang asked the director of BHA’s Leaders in Collaborative Services tutoring program about the school, located in East Burlington.
Sophomores and juniors attempting to squat their current on-campus apartments may be relocated to the Station at Mill Point during phase one and two of housing selection beginning this week. Though the $634 monthly rent matches that of The Oaks, The Station at Mill Point will feature four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartments and have a clubhouse, pool and fitness area onsite.
Rachel Wilson’s bike has been stolen three times since she arrived on campus almost four years ago.
This is an age of convenience. A culture of drive-thru establishments and vending machines has enabled us to get what we want when we want it, without having to plan ahead. Drink machines have been a common conveience for Americans for years, selling bottled water and canned Coke right down the hall from workspaces, classrooms and meeting areas. Go to the right restroom and you can find aspirin and ibuprofen machines — even condom dispensers — for people who need to purchase personal items without dealing with a clerk. But what about birth control pills?
Brad Moore, former associate director of planning, design and construction management, was named director of the department after Neil Bromilow retired earlier this year.
The founders might be surprised to see how the small Christian college they birthed from a church became a place where no one deity holds preeminence. There was a day at Elon College when chapel attendance was a requirement, a day when college trustees were elected by the local church and professors had to be members of that church. More than 120 years have passed since Elon was founded as a training ground for young ministers of the Christian church.
Junior David Campbell has completed two summer internships but only registered for academic credit for one because of the related cost. Campbell, an accounting and finance major, said he works two jobs on campus and is on the board of two campus organizations, making an off-campus internship during the school year impractical. "It is unfair to take students who are excelling in school and extracurricular activities during the academic year and tell them they must also take on (an internship) or else they'll be forced to pay for it during the summer," Campbell said.
Though hammering won't stop anytime soon at some construction sites around Elon University's campus, other projects are running on schedule and new additions will be unveiled as soon as next year.
On New Year's Eve, the complete renovation of the Gerald L. Francis Center is scheduled to be finished.