NEWS 3/6/12 5:17pm

Elon sorority keeps Service Day tradition alive

Members of many Elon organizations gathered in Harden Clubhouse 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3 to benefit a cause they said they felt was well worth waking up early for. These students were participating in Impact Day: A Day of Service, an event that promotes community service at several sites in Elon and the towns surrounding it. “I think (service) is an important part of being a student at Elon,” said Brittany Walker, chairwoman of the event. Walker decided to organize the event after she learned the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement had chosen not to host it, as it had in the past. [quote]I think it’s always good to take part in an event that gives back to the community. -- Candice Blacknall, Impact Day participant.[/quote] Walker said her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, considers community service one of its core values, and its members agreed to host Impact Day to benefit those in need. “We thought it was such an amazing day that people could volunteer for,” Walker said. Walker said she was eager to expose participants of Impact Day to a wider range of service opportunities than they may not have known existed. In order to partner with a variety of service locations, Walker personally contacted the Elon community partners listed on the university’s website, many of which she coordinated with in the past as the director of the Kernodle Center’s Leadership in Collaborative Services. She then worked with the service sites that responded to her emails to identify their greatest areas of need, some of which called for labor-intensive projects. “We’re cleaning out stables, we’re digging up gardens and we’re weeding,” Walker said.

NEWS 2/23/12 12:43pm

The Swing - February 23, 2012

This week on The Swing Caitlin O'Donnell talks about this week's letter from the editor, the results of the recent SGA elections are revealed, Cleo Dan and Katie Caler teach you how to make simple peanut butter cookies and Kassondra Cloos runs through this week's edition of The Pendulum in less than 90 seconds.

NEWS 2/8/12 12:11pm

The Swing - Februrary 8, 2012

This week on The Swing, we talk to Sheryl Davis about her research on PostSecret, Melissa Kansky talks to us about the Elon School relocating, actor Adam Kaplan joins us to talk about his role in the latest Elon production, "She Loves Me," Will Brummett explains his new position as The Pendulum's student body representative and Kassondra Cloos gives us this week's news in brief

NEWS 1/31/12 2:10pm

Elon begins Multi-faith Center construction

Construction of the Numen Lumen Pavilion brings increased noise levels and obstacles for pedestrians in East Area, but despite the current inconveniences, students look forward to the opportunities associated with the Multi-faith Center. The construction creates an obstacle for students walking through the area, said sophomore Beth Beless, resident assistant in the International Pavilion.