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NEWS 9/2/12 10:45pm

SGA Freshman Speeches

Freshman President: Alexandre Bohannon Chris Johnston John Cameron Crowder Matthew McCann Taylor DeBlock Freshman Vice President: Brandon Anderson Madison Tamblyn Ruth Robinson TJ Mullen Will Dawkins Freshman Senator: Ashleigh McGrath Cash Armstrong Chris Holden Conor Janda John Mathewson Lauren Eckstrom Margot Shoemaker


NEWS 8/31/12 8:52am

Elder Law Clinic meets growing need in Guilford County

Since it began taking cases Aug. 15, the Elder Law Clinic at the Elon School of Law has received over 90 calls from low-income senior residents in Guilford County seeking legal aid with issues such as power of attorney, Social Security and Medicaid benefits and end of life planning. The clinic was developed this summer to meet the needs of the county’s growing senior demographic, according to Margaret Kantlehner, director of the clinic. “There was a consensus that there was more need than could be met,” she said.


NEWS 8/29/12 6:32am

Frank Campisano, Elon Freshman Novelist

Many first-year students have spent the last six-months preparing for College, but Frank Campisano has had other things on his mind. Like a book he's been writing. It started two-years ago when a routine writing assignment sparked his imagination. "It was just writing for fun," said Campisano.


NEWS 8/28/12 9:13pm

Move-In Day Wrap-Up

Elon first-years arrived on campus this past Friday and it was a day filled with excitement. Incoming student Arthur Tildesley shared with us why he chose Elon and what he plans on becoming involved with during his Freshman year. "I visited here and I fell in love," he said. Some of Elon's most important figures were seen around campus talking to new students and parents.


NEWS 8/27/12 11:27pm

DNC Preview

Jason Puckett and Nicole Chadwick give us an idea of what Elon Local News will be covering at the Democratic National Convention next week.


NEWS 8/27/12 11:06pm

Elon Hillel space to change

A student organization finds a new home on campus. Elon Hillel will move into the old Truitt Center this January. Study areas, a kitchen, offices and a garden are expected to be added to the building. Hillel intern Julia Denick thinks more students will come with the new house. "This is just going to be a great opportunity to engage first year students possibly when they don't have a place like a common room, or a kitchen," Denick said.


NEWS 8/27/12 10:49pm

Elon construction crews out in full force

School was out but there was no summer break for the Elon construction team. The video we're showing you was once North Area...and soon enough, it will become the Global Neighborhood. The new facility will house 600 students..but that's not all. The International Centre will also be located here...along with several language learning communities.


NEWS 8/25/12 1:22pm

Faculty, staff use week before classes to prepare for semester

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.


NEWS 8/15/12 2:46pm

Residence Life in need of RAs as fall semester approaches

If the recent email sent to students from new associate director of residential education Laura Arroyo seemed urgent to recruit new resident assistants, it’s because all empty RA slots needed to be filled by the start of training this Thursday. “There are only three or four open slots that need to be filled,” said Thomas Bowie, the assistant director of Residence Life for Danieley Center.


NEWS 5/16/12 2:16pm

Elon graduates offered variety of lifetime benefits

Most graduating seniors are sad to say goodbye to their college years. But through the benefits offered to Elon University graduates by Elon’s Alumni Association, students can continue to stay connected to the university in both fun and rewarding ways. After graduating from Elon, students are automatically considered members of the Elon Alumni Association.


NEWS 5/16/12 11:57am

The Year in Review

A year is characterized by many moments. Some coarse with a pain that we hope is fleeting. Others overflowing with joy so strong we want to relive it again and again.


NEWS 5/15/12 3:21pm

From acorn to oak: growing a tradition

Surprisingly, it started with a redwood tree. When Furman Moseley, Class of 1956, gave Elon University’s commencement address in 1991, he had no idea he was planting the seed of tradition at his alma mater. Moseley spoke about his career in the California timber business, offering each graduate a redwood sapling to solidify the metaphor for life, hard work and growth. “President (Fred) Young and the students loved it so much, he wanted to continue it,” said George Troxler, professor emeritus of history.


NEWS 5/15/12 2:44pm

Words of Wisdom

Leaders at Elon were asked to share their advice for the Class of 2012 as they prepare to enter life outside of the bubble.


NEWS 5/15/12 12:41pm

Commencement FAQs

Q: Where do graduates sit? A: B.A.: They will sit on the audience’s left, near the McEwen Dining building, and a portion will sit in the front row on the audience’s right, near Whitley Auditorium. B.F.A.: They will sit on the audience’s right near Whitley Auditorium. B.S.: They will sit on the audience’s right near Whitley Auditorium. Q: Can I order a DVD of graduation? A: Yes, DVDs are available for $20.