NEWS 11/17/14 8:32pm

Warm Clothing for a BBQ Sandwich

A number of Elon's religious organizations partnered with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning to sponsor a clothing drive event called BBQ for Warm Clothing on Friday. It was an event hosted in Moseley's Student Center Kitchen, and it was intended to motivate people to donate warm clothing for Alamance County's Allied Churches Homeless Shelter. Participants who donated clothing received a free BBQ sandwich or veggie burger in return. The idea started with Alec French, adjunct professor in Health and Human performance, who made a proposal to the students in Elon's Baptist Association to collect warm clothing for the local homeless shelter. French said this was the first time they'd planned an event like this to encourage people to donate. There are currently a number of clothing bins in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, Koury Athletic Center, Koury Business Center, Campus Recreation Common Area, Hillel House and CCM Newman center. French is one of the people in charge of keeping up with the bins. "A few days [ago], the bins were empty," said French.

NEWS 11/17/14 4:52am

BFA Class of 2015 host senior showcase

Investing in the future can be expensive, and for the BFA Acting Class of 2015, casting directors and agents are not cheap. Elon's BFA Acting Class of 2015 hosted their Senior Showcase this weekend in the Black Box Theatre.

NEWS 11/17/14 3:51am

Update on the New School of Communications

Danielle Commons isn't the only building awaiting major construction. The fundraising campaign for the new School of Communications is officially one month in, and the Dean of the School of Communications, Paul Parsons, said that 8 out of the 15 million dollars the school wants to raise has already been secured. Parsons said the school is in a good position to raise the remaining 7 million dollars over the next 14 months of campaigning.

SPORTS 11/15/14 11:34pm

Elon falls to Maine on Senior Day

Following Elon's 24-17 loss to Maine on Saturday evening, Phoenix seniors hung around on the field for a few extra moments as they left Rhode's Stadium for the final time. "We've shared a lot of disappointment and some success together," Elon senior linebacker Jonathan Spain said of his fellow seniors.

SPORTS 11/15/14 12:27am

Eddy, Sabato fuel Elon in season opener

The Elon University men's basketball team kicked its season off with a bang Friday night as Luke Eddy and Tony Sabato led a Phoenix comeback to take down Florida Atlantic 64-58. Down by 10 just 12 minutes into the game something clicked for the Phoenix as they slowly but surely chipped away at the Owls' lead before taking the advantage for good with 8:35 left in the contest. Elon, despite going cold on the offensive end and scoring only one bucket over the next four minutes, managed to hold off the FAU attack with stingy defense that limited the Owls to 4-of-12 shooting over the game's final 8:52. "For an inexperienced team and a young team to stay as consistently focused as we did is a great tribute to our players," Elon Head Coach Matt Matheny said. The stars of the night for Elon was the unlikely duo of Eddy, who was starting in place of an injured Austin Hamilton, and Sabato, who was making only his second career start after backing up Lucas Troutman for the past two years. Eddy, who finished with 13 points on the night, was the sparkplug for Elon, running up and down the floor, driving the lane and fighting for every ball, making several key plays in the game's waning minutes that helped secure the win for the Phoenix. Sabato was Elon's leader down low, fighting through FAU's much bigger frontcourt on his way to a team-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. A big factor in the win was the depth Elon displayed throughout the night, playing nine players for at least 17 minutes, including five underclassmen. "These guys came in and we knew from the first game of pickup that they were going to come in and be good," Sabato said.

NEWS 11/13/14 3:49pm

Administration makes new plans for building projects on campus

Expect to see more construction cones around campus. The board of trustees recently approved a project to add additional facilities to the Danieley neighborhood. The new facilities will include a fitness center, various offices, a demonstrative kitchen and Einstein Bagels, which will be located next to Qdoba.

NEWS 11/12/14 1:45pm

Elon Sigma Pi Fraternity Suspended for Hazing

Please see our updated information here. According to Eric Townsend, Director of Elon University News Bureau, the university has upheld the three-year suspension of Elon's Epsilon-Theta chapter of Sigma Pi. Dean Jana Lynn Patterson, Associate Vice President for Student Life, told ELN the president of Sigma Pi met with her on Nov.

NEWS 11/12/14 1:40pm

Gas leak causes shut down of Lakeside Dining

A gas leak reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, caused the shutdown of Lakeside Dining Hall. Elon Dining said all connections to the gas line were immediately cut off, and impacted Moseley Center, the Global Neighborhood and Koury Athletic Center. Physical Plant fixed the gas leak just before 12:30 p.m., but Elon Dining said it will not reopen for lunch this afternoon, due to inability to prepare food.

NEWS 11/12/14 12:10pm

Alamance Battleground Celebrates Veterans

Preserving the past is what Alamance Battleground reenactor Bill Thompson strives to do everyday during Colonial Living History Week. Thompson has worked at the battleground for 11 years, and he started working during his junior year at Elon University. The Alamance Battleground, named after the Battle of Alamance in 1771, holds historical value because it's said that it hosted the first battle of the American Revolution. The county was named in remembrance, and the local community has since then hosted the week-long living history event to commemorate the lives sacrificed and freedoms gained from that battle. Thompson said he enjoys working there mainly because of the interactions he gets to have with those who have served on active duty. "I've talked to people that've been all over the world," said Thompson.

NEWS 11/9/14 11:05pm

Dancing in the black box

This weekend Elon's Department of Performing Arts held its annual dance concert, consisting of nine original choreographic works done by the students, faculty and guest artists.

SPORTS 11/8/14 11:01pm

Northeastern knocks Elon out of CAA playoffs

Coming off of Rudd Field following Elon's 2-0 defeat by Northeastern, Jason Waterman felt only one emotion: anger. Not sadness, not regret, but anger at the way he and his team played, as the Phoenix missed opportunity after opportunity and bowed out of the Colonial Athletic Association playoffs in the quarterfinal round. "There's nothing else to it, I'm pissed," Waterman said.

NEWS 11/3/14 9:35pm

Elon officer bridges age gap between police force and students

At quick glance, you might mistake her for a student; two years ago officer Hannah DeAngelo was one. "I can relate to these students' college life, the workload,trying find a job when you get out,extracurriculars,just the day in and day out of college life" DeAngelo said. During her senior year at UNC Greensboro, DeAngelo interned with the Town of Elon Police Department, where she worked closely with university police.

NEWS 11/3/14 12:16am

Clinton Speaks at Raleigh in Support of Kay Hagan

Former President Bill Clinton spoke in favor of Kay Hagan, Friday at a rally held in a high school gym in Raleigh. The former president spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 people highlighting issues concerning voting rights, equal pay for women and political campaigns increased spending amounts. "Here we are in the most expensive Senate race in the country, where you are being invited to tell yourselves and to tell the rest of America whether you're going back to being the state of the future -- where we work together and grow together," Clinton told the crowd. Clinton cites one of the largest problems in the nation to be its state of "political dysfunction" and criticized Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis for his contributions to the issue. "Kay Hagan wants to grow together and work together," Clinton said of Hagan.