Elon News Network

Recent Articles

NEWS 6/3/24 8:18pm

New Dunkin Donuts under construction 7 minutes away from Elon University

Construction is underway for a new Dunkin Donuts on the 3000 block of South Church St. — which is just under three miles away from campus and roughly a seven-minute drive. The site plan for the construction was approved Feb. 29. The permit did not list expected completion or opening dates. According to the permit, the space will be 1,600 square feet. 

NEWS 5/31/24 1:49pm

Elon University, on-campus summer schedule

Elon University changes its services and operations for the summer season, including for counseling and health services, Belk Library and the Moseley Center. Other than TimelyCare virtual care, all Elon operations will be closed for Independence Day on July 4 and 5. Starting Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, August 17, the Moseley Center will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The building will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer. Mail Services is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on weekends.

NEWS 5/23/24 7:34pm

Photo Gallery: Class of 2024 school receptions

Elon University hosted receptions across campus on May 23 for class of 2024 graduates and their guests as an opportunity for friends and family to spend time with faculty and staff within their schools of education. Receptions were held for the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education at LaRose Student Commons; the Elon College, College of Arts and Sciences at Lindner Patio; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at the Chandler Fountain; and the School of Communications in the Snow Family Atrium.

NEWS 5/9/24 10:16am

Guide to Elon University commencement, senior activities for class of 2024

A comprehensive and interactive calendar for Elon University's class of 2024 graduation and commencement events. The bulk of events occur from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24. All graduates confirmed to participate in the 134th Commencement on May 24 in Schar Center must reserve guest tickets to their diploma ceremony. With the anticipated number of graduates in each diploma ceremony, the maximum number of guest tickets is five. Parking lots will open at 7:15 a.m. for Commencement guest parking. Guests are asked to park at Schar Center only for the ceremony they are attending.

NEWS 4/24/24 11:35am

Elon announces 2024 Lumen Scholar winners

The Lumen Advisory Committee has announced Elon University’s 2024 Lumen Scholar winners. Lumen Prize winners are granted $20,000 to support their mentored research and creative projects over the next two years. “The competitive level was extraordinary this year and these winners deserve admiration for the creativity, thoroughness, and potential impact their proposals represent,” Mike Carigan, director of the Lumen Prize, wrote. There are 15 prize winners for the 2024 Lumen Scholarship.

NEWS 4/24/24 8:12am

Elon Earth Week 2024 events calendar

For earth week, the office of sustainability gets a lot of attention for its events. But, Elon’s office of sustainability plans events throughout the year in collaboration with other student organizations, Kelly Harer, associate director of sustainability for education and outreach, said. The goal of collaborative events is to help make sustainability accessible across campus, Harer said. This year, earth week takes place April 21 to April 27. In addition to events it hosts throughout the year, Elon University is hosting a variety of environment-themed events for the university and town communities.

NEWS 4/22/24 6:23pm

Elon University collaborates on large-scale solar facility

Elon announced on April 22 that it will be collaborating with eight other universities and colleges to create a large-scale solar facility supported by a Power Purchase Agreement. The project will be located in Robards, Kentucky and will power roughly 24,000 homes each year. The site is set for construction in early 2025. Elon joined the project, which has been deemed “Sebree Solar Project II”, in hopes of reaching its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2037. This goal is just one of many parts under Elon’s Sustainability Master Plan 2025.

NEWS 4/1/24 5:35pm

Elon University Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Calendar

April 1 marks the beginning of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Elon’s Center for Race Ethnicity Diversity Education has prepared several events to educate students. This year’s theme is “Identities in bloom, Identities take root” which is meant to spread awareness on API students building communities and forging their own path on Elon’s campus. Other organizations such as the Asian-Pacific Student Association, Chinese Club and Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. are also hosting events. The kickoff event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Medallion Plaza.

NEWS 3/19/24 3:25pm

Delta Delta Delta faces probation

Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri Delta, is one of Elon’s nine Panhellenic sororities and has been placed on probation. According to student involvement ambassador Aidan Connolly, Tri Delta is not allowed to recruit new members next spring and the organization's operations have been briefly suspended. According to university spokesperson Owen Covington, the sorority will face disciplinary probation for two years due to multiple violations of the Code of Conduct. This comes after investigations of activities related to its new member education program.

NEWS 3/18/24 1:27pm

Three individuals trespass on campus; false rumors circulate

Last night, multiple Elon resident assistants sent messages to their halls warning students about going outside alone, as there were rumors circulating about three individuals targeting girls on campus. Elon University Campus Police Chief Joe LeMire said three individuals were found making rude comments and “racially charged words.” Elon News Network reached out to the office of campus police for comment at roughly 11:30 p.m. on March 17, and was told police were actively dispatched and unavailable for comment. Elon News Network then reposted the messages sent from RAs to Instagram and Facebook.

NEWS 3/17/24 6:29pm

Student Government Association hosts spring 2024 elections: meet the candidates

After extending the deadline for applications to run for a Student Government Association race, 44 candidates applied across all 60 spots. The deadline was extended twice — as no one applied to run for student body president. Voting opens on PhoenixConnect at 8 a.m. Monday, March 18 and closes 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Elon News Network asked each candidate what they hope to accomplish in their role if elected, as well as how they plan to accomplish it.

NEWS 3/10/24 1:52pm

Photo Gallery: Elon Day 2024

Elon University received more than $2.6 million in donations and roughly 6,126 gifts for the 11th annual Elon Day on March 7. Throughout the day, four new endowments were created and donors gave to approximately 224 different campus funds. These donations put the total amount of money given to Elon at just under $20 million over the last 11 years — all provided by alumni, parents and grandparents, faculty and staff, friends or students.

NEWS 2/7/24 7:56am

Elon University Black History Month Calendar

Join the Elon community in celebrating Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February. The Black History Month Theme for 2024 is “Rhythms of Resilience: One Soul, One Sound.” This month’s theme centers on the concept that Black history, culture and music embody a tapestry of diversity and interconnection, rather than being a single narrative. The theme underscores the value of fostering unity and solidarity among diverse cultural identities and highlights the role of music as a unifying force that bridges these varied experiences.

NEWS 11/2/23 8:45am

Native American Heritage Month events calendar

November is Native American Heritage Month in the U.S. and was established in 1990. Elon’s Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education hosts events throughout the month including a kickoff, artist showcase and beading workshop. Elon University, which is situated on land originally occupied by the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi nation, is beginning a process to revitalize the tribe’s heritage language: Yesa:sahį. The language revitalization is the university’s 14th institutional priority for the 2023-24 school year. Randy Williams, vice president for inclusive excellence, said the university is partnering with the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation to revitalize the tribe’s heritage language. 

NEWS 9/27/23 2:33pm

Alamance County Community Calendar

Elon News Network compiled a brief list of events happening between Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 within the Alamance County community. The City of Burlington, City of Graham, Town of Gibsonville and town of Elon are all represented — including Elon University football games, a Gibsonville Girls Night and Alamance Pride.

NEWS 9/13/23 7:02am

Hispanic Heritage Month events calendar

Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Elon University hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Festival in Medallion Plaza each year, with various events throughout the month that celebrate Hispanic food, music, performers and more. Sept. 14 and 15 mark the beginning of community-wide celebration with the kick-off festival and book display beginning Sept. 15. Here is a comprehensive list of Hispanic cultural events on or around Elon's campus over the next month.

NEWS 8/18/23 12:13pm

Elon University Move-In Day 2023 welcomes new students to campus

Elon University officially welcomes the class of 2027 to its campus on Friday, Aug. 18, amid one of the hottest summers on record — according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Orientation leaders, faculty and staff — including university President Connie Book and Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley — were stationed across campus by 8 a.m. to greet students and parents as they settled onto campus for the first time. Roughly 20% of the class of 2027 identifies as ALANAM, 10% as first-generation students, 12% as members of the LGBTQIA community and 7% as international students.

NEWS 8/18/23 6:59am

Elon University welcomes class of 2027 to community

Elon University officially welcomes the class of 2027 to its campus on Friday, Aug. 18, amid one of the hottest summers on record — according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The class of 2027 joins the community with 20% identifying as either African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaska Native or multiracial. In addition, 10% identify as first-generation students, 12% as members of the LGBTQIA community and 7% as international students. Compared to the class of 2026, this is a 1% increase across each group. 

LIFESTYLE 8/17/23 4:39pm

Elon University 2023 move-in, orientation calendar

Elon University will kick off its Move-In Day and New Student Orientation festivities this Friday, Aug. 18. Events will last through Monday, Aug. 21 and classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 22. Elon News Network compiled a list of all move-in and orientation events for the weekend. Check in for freshmen begins at 8 a.m. on Friday at Schar Center, while the New Student Convocation will take place Saturday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. Under the Oaks.

LIFESTYLE 5/10/23 2:27pm

Guide to Elon University commencement, senior activities for class of 2023

A comprehensive and interactive calendar for Elon University's class of 2023 graduation and commencement events. The bulk of events occur from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, May 19. Commencement guest parking will open at 7:30 a.m. and Schar Center parking will only be available for guests during the ceremony they are attending. Participating graduates must ensure that tickets are in the possession of the guests who will attend the diploma ceremony by May 19.

More Articles by Elon News Network »

Recent Media

More Media by Elon News Network »