LIFESTYLE 9/7/21 3:21pm

Gibsonville welcomes new shops in growing community

With a population reaching more than 7,000 people, downtown Gibsonville is home to local restaurants, small businesses and a culture of its own. Three new businesses joining the growing area all have the same intention — bringing Elon students and the greater community through their doors.

LIFESTYLE 8/26/21 4:22pm

How to succeed in an on-campus job

On-campus jobs give students the opportunity to not only gain skills, but real world experiences. Nancy Carpenter, assistant director of career services for student employment said as part of the Student Professional Development Center, she hopes to help students make connections. 

LIFESTYLE 8/20/21 10:17am

Transforming the Elon transfer student experience

President of Elon’s Transfer Student Organization, Claire Quinlivan, said the desire to ease the transition for students sparked discussions with Director of Transfer and Special Admissions James Thurnes and Transfer Student Coordinator and Assistant Director of Academic Advising Rebecca Krylow. The conversations ultimately led to reinstating the TSO in the fall of 2020. 

LIFESTYLE 5/7/21 8:56pm

Lavender Graduation honors Elon’s graduating LGBTQIA+ students

After over a year of limited opportunities for Elon’s LGBTQIA+ community to gather in person, Lavender Graduation took place in-person on Friday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. Unlike previous years, only lavender graduates, professional staff and the staff of Elon’s Gender and LGBTQIA+ Center were in attendance.

LIFESTYLE 5/4/21 12:49pm

Elon alumni and family transform 150-year-old farm into wedding venue

Murchison Farm has been in the Cockerham family since 1876. Located in pastoral Alamance County, the farm holds the beloved memories of the Cockerham's. Robin Murchison-Cockerham and her family decided to turn Sytz Rickert’s wish of being married on the farm into a reality, marking the start of the family's journey to transform the farm into the wedding venue it is today: Hayfield at Murchison Farm. 

LIFESTYLE 4/30/21 4:46pm

Q&A with an Elon arborist

Arborists like Wendy Williams and Cameron Holmes are helping to protect and preserve plant and tree life on campus, especially after former president Leo Lambert designated Elon as a botanical garden in 2004. Williams and Holmes both hope their knowledge and upkeep of Elon’s plant life will help oak trees and other plants to continue to provide a canopy of greenery on campus for many years to come. 


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