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CELEBRATE! Week continues with performances and more...

This week, Elon students, faculty and staff are involved in activities to mark CELEBRATE! 2019, a celebration of student achievements in academics and the arts. 

​CELEBRATE! is Elon's annual, weeklong celebration of student achievements in academics and the arts that includes the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) and an annual Awards Day Ceremony sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK). 

Each year, hundreds of Elon University students are involved in activities during CELEBRATE! The week includes seminars, presentations, art exhibitions, plays, student showcases, dance and music performances, and much, much more. CELEBRATE! 2019 brings together the stimulation of academic inquiry and scholarly pursuit with the exhilaration of creative expression. 

Find a lineup of events open to the public during the celebratory week are below. A full listing is available here

Monday, April 29

Senior Class Giving campaign “Donuts for Donors”
Fonville Fountain in front of Alamance Building
(Rain location: Moseley Center)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate Stage
Between Moseley and Koury Rec
11:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m. 

Varied presentations include the Faculty Jazz Trio

Women of the Elon Entertainment Empire 
McEwen 205
7 to 10 p.m.

WEEE (Women of the Elon Entertainment Empire) at Elon is hosting a panel for any female-identifying students and male allies interested in pursuing a career in entertainment in LA! Come hear from Kari Taylor (Deputy Chief of Staff for Elon University, Red Bandit, CAA) and our WEEE in LA Board Member Katrina Taylor (Documentarian, Sundance, SWSX, Berlinale, Venice Biennale)! All majors are welcome. Come learn more about our initiative here on campus to connect more students with our alumnae working in the entertainment industry!

Tuesday, April 30 ~ SURF Day

Poster Session
Great Hall, Global Commons
9 a.m. 

Please see the SURF Day schedule for many additional undergraduate research events.

Post-SURF Celebration of Elon Core Capstone Projects
Global Commons, second floor

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Twenty students will present posters or PowerPoint summaries of their Core Capstone Projects to the Elon community. Every Interdisciplinary Core Capstone Course requires a substantial project that allows students to integrate and apply what they have experienced throughout their studies at Elon, from first-year courses to the Core Capstone. These projects also provide opportunities for reflection on the components of the larger mission of the Elon Core Curriculum, thus preparing students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.

Wednesday, May 1

Celebrate Stage
Between Moseley Center and Koury Recreation Center
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Varied presentations include students from the African Dance and Jazz III courses

“Celebrating SOTL with CATL, CEL, and CRGE” event
Moseley Center 215
4 to 5:30 p.m. 

Maker Takeover
Moseley Center Lobby
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

See the projects and prototypes that Elon students have made at the Maker Hub’s biggest show-and-tell of the year. Demos include virtual reality, cooking, laser engravers, free cupcakes and a chance to win a special Elon souvenir.

Senior Class Giving campaign’s “S’more Time Under the Oaks”
Under the Oaks
(Rain location: Snow Family Grand Atrium and Turner Theatre)
 
7 to 10 p.m.
Showing the movie "Top Gun" starting at 8 p.m.

Julianne Papadopoulous presents her Honors research in a performance of Greek music with guest artists
Yeager Recital Hall
Center for the Arts
7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 2

Celebrate Stage
Between Moseley Center and Koury Recreation Center
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Varied presentations include the World Percussion Ensemble and the Elon Jazz Ensemble!

“ElonEx: Experiential Learning Presentations” (a Service Learning & ELR Poster Session)
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

ElonEx is a poster presentation event designed to celebrate the Elon Experiences! Student presenters from all five experiences will be sharing their stories about the impact that the Elon Experiences have had on their personal and professional careers. Stories range from interactions across the globe to meaningful relationships formed in our very own community. There will be a morning (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and afternoon (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) poster session. Refreshments will be provided. No prior registration required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Leadership Awards Ceremony sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa
Whitley Auditorium
4:15 to 5:30 p.m, with a 3:45 pm outdoor reception in front of Whitley before the ceremony
(rain location: Snow Atrium in Schar Hall) 

Omicron Delta Kappa is honored to sponsor the Annual Awards Day Ceremony. Since 1977, Elon’s Circle of ODK recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills while maintaining high academic standards. The Ceremony is a means to recognize students campus-wide who exemplify integrity and excellence in their academic and experiential endeavors. A reception will be held at 3:45 p.m., with the ceremony to follow at 4:15 p.m. Sponsored by ODK and the Center for Leadership.

English Department’s “Food & Literature Event”
Global Commons 108D & 110D
5 to 7 p.m.

There’s more to food in literature than Proust’s madeleine. Find out what more by preparing and eating dinner with Dr. Kevin Bourque. Participation limited by space: email jschickedantz@elon.edu reserve a spot!

1940s Radio Hour opens in the Roberts Studio Theatre
Scott Studios at Arts West
7:30 p.m. curtain 

Book by Walton Jones based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees, Music by various composers, Director – Linda Sabo, Music Director – Valerie Maze

A different time is evoked in this live radio broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Tunes such as “Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Blues in the Night” and a host of others are featured. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is accurately captured. A shortened radio version of “A Christmas Carol” is even presented accomplishing sound effects the old-fashioned way. Productions continue through May 6.

Friday, May 3

Celebrate Stage
Between Moseley Center and Koury Recreation Center
Noon to 2:30 p.m. 

Varied presentations include improvisation troupes Please Clap! and Instant Laughter, and musical ensembles include Elon’s Saxophone Quartet and Techtronica!

1940s Radio Hour opens in the Roberts Studio Theatre
Scott Studios at Arts West 
7:30 p.m. curtain 

Book by Walton Jones based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees, Music by various composers, Director – Linda Sabo, Music Director – Valerie Maze

A different time is evoked in this live radio broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Tunes such as “Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Blues in the Night” and a host of others are featured. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is accurately captured. A shortened radio version of “A Christmas Carol” is even presented accomplishing sound effects the old-fashioned way. Productions continue through May 6.

Saturday, May 4

1940s Radio Hour opens in the Roberts Studio Theatre
Scott Studios at Arts West 
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. curtain 

Book by Walton Jones based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees, Music by various composers, Director – Linda Sabo, Music Director – Valerie Maze

A different time is evoked in this live radio broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Tunes such as “Black Magic,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Blues in the Night” and a host of others are featured. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is accurately captured. A shortened radio version of “A Christmas Carol” is even presented accomplishing sound effects the old-fashioned way. Productions continue through May 6.

Elon Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
McCrary Theatre
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  

The concert program will be a culmination of the ensemble’s hard work throughout the course of the entire 2018-19 academic year. With a program comprised of a wide variety of jazz styles, this concert is sure to have something for everyone. Conductor – Rusty Smith

 

Owen Covington,
Staff
4/23/2019 9:45 AM