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CELEBRATE! Week runs April 27 - May 2

Hundreds of Elon students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2015, a celebration of achievements in academics and creative endeavors that culminates with the university's second annual extravaganza of the arts & sciences.

Programs during CELEBRATE! 2015 include presentations, award ceremonies, musical performances, films, dance programs and more.

Monday, April 27

College Writing Showcase
4-6:30 p.m.
Belk Library open area on first floor

The 8th Annual College Writing Showcase will feature digital presentations of outstanding work created by ENG 110 and ENG 100 students during the 2014-15 academic year. Showcase pieces will be eligible for prizes in several categories. 

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony
6-7:30 p.m. 
McKinnon Hall 

The annual induction ceremony of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes juniors and seniors from all disciplines who are at the top of their class and graduate students, alumni and faculty, staff and administrators who have achieved recognition in their fields and/or by their peers

Tuesday, April 28

Faculty presenters for the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum
8:30-10 a.m. - McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Faculty presenters for SURF morning poster session:

  • Chris Richardson, "Identifying the Physical Parameter Responsible for the Ionization Sequence in Star Forming Galaxies"
  • Scott Wolter, "Development of airport security baggage scanners using X-ray coherent scatter for detection of explosives"
  • Amy Allocco, "From Survival to Respect: The Narrative Performances and Ritual Authority of a Female Hindu Healer"
  • Carmen Monico, "Child Abduction and the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption: Evidence from Constructivist Research in Guatemala"
  • Lee Bush, “Creating Our Own Lineup: Identities and Shared Cultural Norms of Surfing Women in a U.S. East Coast Community”
  • Brian Walsh, “Memory Picture: An interactive documentary on the history and practice of embalming”
  • Karl Green, “Costume Designs for Antigone” [directed by Fred Rubeck]
  • Tracey Tonsor/Diane Duffy – “Legal and Medical Aspects of Capacity”
  • Alexis Moore – “Adolescents behaviorally and perinatally infected with HIV, the intersection of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and transition of care: Are their needs being met?”
  • Shawn Tucker, “Sigmund Freud and Brené Brown in Zombieland”
  • Keely Glass, "Analyzing the organic composition of art and pottery with HPLC-MS, GC-MS, and PCA"
  • Steven Bednar, "Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker"
  • Yilun Shi, “Do scandals trigger governance changes? Evidence from option backdating”
  • Kacy Kim, "Social Media Conversation Effects on Business Outcomes"
  • Brian Lyons, “The prevalence and effectiveness of peer reporting policies”
  • Catherine Chiang, “Speed Up for a Successful Organizational Turnaround - Temporal Dimensions of Retrenchment"
  • Jennifer Uno, “The Wildlife Within: The Impact of the Intestinal Microbiota on Human Health and Disease”
  • Kristen Mazur, “The Mathematics of Agreement Voting in Multi-Dimensional Societies”
  • Cynthia Fair, “Health Care Transition Outcomes: A Delphi Stage 3 Survey”
  • Shannon Duvall, “Interactive Spaces for Special Needs Kids”  [needs table]
  • Rena Zito, “Linking Family Structure to Sexual Debut: Instability, Maternal Dating, and Family Processes”
  • Sarah Glasco, “Literary Lessons in Intercultural Competence: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Transcultural Discourse” 
  • Joyce Davis, “Instrument integration and development of models for kinematic and kinetic analysis of human motion”
  • Rebecca Pope-Ruark, “Agile Faculty: Translating Workplace Project Management Strategies to Faculty Work”
  • Elena Schoonmaker-Gates, “Learner perceptions of regional accent in Spanish: Comprehension and Recognition”
  • Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, “The green bean has to be longer than your thumb: An observational study of math and science experiences in a preschool garden"
  • Cindy Conn, Danny Lanier, and Paula Weller, "Speaking the Language of Business: Case Studies Emphasizing Writing in Accounting"

Student Research Presentations 
10-5 p.m. 
(See SURF schedule for more details)

elondocs production program: Student Documentary Showcase
6-8 p.m. 
McEwen 011

Audio, photography and video documentaries created by members of the elondocs production program will be screened as a part of the showcase. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers.

[Re]Gen New Media Festival 
6-7 p.m.
Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington  

A part of ART 362/462 – Video Art and Animation, students will exhibit their creative research alongside the work from new media artists selected from a national/international call for submissions. [RE]Gen is part of a community partnership with Burlington Downtown Corporation. The partnership will use arts and technology as community development in historic Burlington.

Wednesday, April 29

Opera Workshop
4-5 p.m.
Whitley Auditorium

The Elon Opera Workshop has been concentrating this semester on Operas in English. It is performing scenes from 'The Medium' by Gian Carlo Menotti, 'On the Town' and 'West Side Story' by Leonard Bernstein, and a scene from North Carolina composer Robert Ward's Pulitzer Prize-winning adaptation of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible.'

Caribbean Fest
6-8 p.m. 
Lakeside Plaza (rain location in McKinnon Hall)

Caribbean Fest is an opportunity to celebrate Caribbean identity at Elon. Come enjoy good music and authentic cuisine, while exploring the diverse traditions and cultures of the Caribbean.

Thursday, April 30

Celebrate! Academic Service-Learning
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Oaks 212

Students from Service-Learning communities and the Civic-Engagement Scholars program present about their experiences with service-learning and the results of their work in the Burlington community and beyond.

Professional Writing and Rhetoric Senior Showcase
2:30-4 p.m. 
Alamance 318

Omicron Delta Kappa Annual Awards Ceremony
3:45-5:30 p.m. 
Whitley Auditorium

-Reception 3:45 p.m. (Outside Whitley Auditorium, weather pemitting. Rain location: West Common)
-Awards Ceremony 4:15 p.m. (Whitley Auditorium)

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.

Human Service Studies Awards and Induction Ceremony
5:30-8 p.m. 
Oaks 212

Greek Honor Society reception
6-8 p.m.
McKinnon Hall

Air Force ROTC Military Ball (by invitation only)
6-11 p.m. 

Friday, May 1

Packet pickup for the 5k Run/Walk for H.O.P.E.
4-6 p.m.

Omega Sports, Alamance Crossing

The English Department Showcase
4-6 p.m.

Belk Pavilion 208

The English Departmental Showcase is an opportunity for students in the English department in three concentrations - Creative Writing, Literature, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) - to present any research, papers or creative works from their time at Elon. The event will be sponsored by the Xi Omicron chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Elon University.

Smooth Progressions Concert
7-9 p.m.
Whitley Auditorium

Saturday, May 2

Packet pickup for the 5k Run/Walk for H.O.P.E.
7:30-9:20 a.m.  
Young Commons

5k Run/Walk for H.O.P.E. begins! (Timing provided by Cardinal Race Services)
9:30 a.m.
Young Commons

Visit www.SPORToften.com to register for the race.

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lakeside Plaza and Center for the Arts patio (rain location is Alumni Gym in Koury Center)

A family-friendly “Explore the World” festival on Young Commons and in the Center for the Arts will welcome people of all ages to learn more about the many ways in which the arts & sciences play a vital role in the world today. All activities are free. Food will be available for sale.   

More Details on Programming and Events: ''Explore the World' at Elon features family activities & 5K fundraiser - May 2'

President's Music Concert
7:30-9 p.m.
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts

President Leo M. Lambert hosts this popular musical event featuring Department of Music students, faculty, staff and alumni. The extravaganza showcases an eclectic blend of musical masterpieces not to be missed. Admission is free. Tickets are required and are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office.

Eric Townsend,
4/20/2015 4:35 PM