This week, we featured a great style story about a new gardening class on the front page.  The photography for the story was phenomenal and we were really pleased with the turnout of both the photos and the article.

We were really excited about the other stories packaged on the front page as well.  Elon students were given the unique opportunity to work on the set of “Restaurant: Impossible” as they remodeled University Grill, a restaurant just two miles from Elon’s campus.  Students from the art department painted the colorful mural on the outside of the building, which was the first time the show had ever renovated the exterior of one of the restaurants, and Robert Irvine came to speak in a Strategic Campaigns course.

We also ran a story about Fellows Weekend on the front page, which incorporated information from the fellows receptions held in various departments. The article acknowledges that the prospective students weren’t the only ones competing; Elon students and faculty are fighting for them to be part of the incoming freshman class. Other interesting news pieces include:

Awareness of higher learning starts early: Elon Academy Ambassadors, who are high school students and previous participants in the Elon Academy program, recently introduced North Graham Elementary fifth graders to the possibility of higher learning.   The Ambassadors program targets younger students to foster positive attitudes about college and begin the dialogue early.

Faculty find outreach resources grounded within university: Melissa Kansky wrote an article about the Brown Bag Lunch Session, which provides an opportunity for professors to discuss how to implement a service-learning component into their courses. The program was designed by Pam Kiser, professor of human resources, in 2004, and has continued to draw faculty and even local agencies to present ideas and interact.

SGA executive president-elect examines passions in, out of office: This article allows Pendulum readers to learn more about Darien Flowers, the Student Government Association’s president elect. Flowers has been involved in student government since high school and says it has continued to be a priority in his life throughout his time at Elon.