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.

NEWS 5/1/12 1:27pm

International Briefs - May 2, 2012

Dutch businesses forbidden to sell cannabis to international tourists Dutch authorities have passed a law that prohibits foreigners from buying cannabis, or marijuana, in the Netherlands.

NEWS 4/5/12 11:59pm

The Swing - April 5, 2012

This week on The Swing... Meet the host of "The Carnal Romp," Sports editor Zach Horner practices with the intramural frisbee team, freshman Alison Ryncarz shows you the latest in spring style and Kassondra Cloos gives you the news in 60 seconds. Subscribe to The Swing on YouTube.

NEWS 4/3/12 3:01pm

SPECTRUM finds common ground at Southeast Regional Unity Conference

Members of SPECTRUM, Elon University’s queer-straight alliance, gathered to discuss the commonalities that bind individuals within their community together at this year’s Southeast Regional Unity Conference. “A conference such as Unity brings together multiple schools and a variety of different people to show us that there are many people, specifically in the southeast, that can support one another and bond with one another,” said Kevin Moore, president of SPECTRUM. The conference, which was held March 30 to April 1, focused on the ways the diverse identities within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities intersect to form one larger identity. The conference took place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and gave members of LGBTIQ communities from a variety of schools an opportunity to interact and network. “I got the chance to work with many other schools from different states, and now have developed plans and ideas on how our (schools) can work together towards a goal of equality for everyone,” Moore said. In addition to learning about how LGBTIQ organizations function on campuses other than Elon’s, networking allows members of SPECTRUM to develop important contacts, according to Raafe Purnsley. “So many of the ideas, so many of the speakers and programs we bring back to campus come from the conference,” Purnsley said. Attending the conference has always compelled SPECTRUM to make some important changes, according to Purnsley.

NEWS 3/9/12 1:42pm

SGA meeting recap: March 8, 2012

In a 35-0 vote, the Senate approved a reaffirmation of the SGA stance on diversity, which is stated: Whereas: The first theme of the Elon Commitment Strategic Plan is to increase diversity and global awareness on campus and; Whereas: Discriminatory acts on campus during this academic year have highlighted the need for a more complex understanding of diversity; Whereas: Diversity is not always seen visually but contributed also through differing beliefs, values and ideas. Be it resolved by the Student Government Association of Elon University that: Article I: We the Student Government Association of Elon University define diversity as appreciating and celebrating individual, community and cultural differences through learning and understanding.

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