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CELEBRATE! Week 2011 runs April 26-May 2

Hundreds of Elon University students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2011, a weeklong celebration of student achievements in academics and the arts that begins April 26 and runs through May 2. Programs include seminars, art exhibitions, plays, a film festival, dance and music performances.

Tuesday, April 26

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

Dance Concert on the Patio
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Pardue Court, Center for the Arts (Rain Location: Center for the Arts, Dance Studio C, Room 111)
An entertaining hour of witty, beautiful, and whimsical dances ranging from solo to group performances by Jane Wellford’s improvisation classes.

Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Alamance 318
PWR students display their work, demonstrating connections between the liberal arts and the post-graduate world. The presentations are diverse, ranging from fundraising materials for a local nonprofit to a grant writing guide to an examination of the impact of word count limits on students’ writing processes. On the web: www.elon.edu/pwr

Experiential Excellence in Environmental Studies
4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Powell House Backyard (Rain Location: Powell House First Floor)
The Environmental Studies Department will gather to recognize and celebrate those students majoring in Environmental Studies and Environmental and Ecological Science who have participated in professional internships, undergraduate research, Elon College Fellows research, Honors research, and international environmental study experiences. Refreshments will be provided.

Selections from Spoon River Anthology by Edwin Lee Masters
6:00 p.m. 104 S. Williamson Ave. (the downtown Acting Studio, next to All That J.A.S.)
Acting majors will portray various characters from the play Spoon River Anthology. They will display the techniques of character acting that are used to minimize trickery (vocalization, makeup) and maximize the cathartic effects of point-of-view usage and the speaking of elevated text with justification.

Katherine Bates, Senior Voice Recital
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Holt Chapel
Voice Performance major Katherine Bates will sing works by Haydn, Massenet, Bellini, Mozart, and Bernstein, accompanied by Dr. Billy Summers.

Wednesday, April 27 (SURF Day)

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship
All faculty poster presentations: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at McKinnon Hall

Student Undergraduate Forum (SURF): Student Poster Session I
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Authors present from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at McKinnon Hall

College Coffee
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Moseley Center

SURF: Session I
10:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Koury Business Center

SURF: Student Poster Session II
Noon - 2 p.m. Authors present from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. at McKinnon Hall

SURF: Session II
12:40 - 2:20 p.m. Koury Business Center

SURF: Student Poster Session III
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Authors present from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McKinnon Hall

SURF: Session III
2:40 - 4:20 p.m. Koury Business Center

SURF Reception
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall

Teacher Candidate Excellence Ceremony
6:30 - 8 p.m. LaRose Digital Theatre
This ceremony officially welcomes teacher education candidates into the program.

Faculty Violin/Piano Recital
7:30 p.m. Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts

Thursday, April 28

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

Eat, Think, and Be Merry: Students Read from Their Work
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Carlton 209
Students will read poems and excerpts from their short stories and personal essays.

CELEBRATE! Service-Learning
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Oaks 212
Come hear outstanding students discuss their valuable experiences with Academic Service-Learning. Please free to attend any portion of the event that you can. Refreshments will be available throughout the session.

Observe the students of THE 328: Movement IV
4-4:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Studio A
Students in this course will be presenting the most recently learned theatrical fight. Four partnerships will perform the fight in the context of four different plays. They will briefly explain the basic principles that govern safe and effective theatrical fights, and answer questions.

Omicron Delta Kappa Annual Awards
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Day Ceremony, Whitley Auditorium
Omicron Delta Kappa is honored to sponsor the Annual Awards Day Ceremony. Since 1977, Elon’s Circle of ODK has recognized juniors and seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills while maintaining high academic standards. The Circle’s core components include academics, multicultural experiences, athletics, campus/community service, social/religious activities, campus government, creative and performing arts, and journalism, speech, and mass media.

School of Communications Student Awards Ceremony
5 - 6 p.m. Studio B, McEwen Communications Building

about:belk Video Contest
6 - 7 p.m. Belk Library 102
Student winners of the video contest to showcase Belk Library’s resources will be announced. Check the blog for a list of the prizes awarded to the top three videos! Online: http://blogs.elon.edu/aboutbelk

Colonnades Unveiling
7 - 8 p.m. Trollinger House
Colonnades, Elon’s exclusive literary and art magazine, will be unveiled. Come hear your fellow students read their work and pick up a copy of the magazine for your personal enlightenment. If you like good art and good literature, this is the place for you! Snacks will be served.Snacks will be served.

Student-Directed Full-Length Play
7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Please join us for a performance produced entirely by Elon Performing Arts majors. Admission: $5 at the door. Note: Viewer discretion advised.

E3: Elon Electric Ensemble
7:30 - 9 p.m. McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
The Department of Music’s pop/rock ensemble performs an exciting show as part of CELEBRATE! The concert will showcase an eclectic mix of music including original songs by Elon students and faculty.

Friday, April 29

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

Department of Performing Arts presents Music Theatre Senior Recital
2 - 3:30 p.m. Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
The program will include solos, duets, and trios from music theatre favorites such as Damn Yankees, She Loves Me, Floyd Collins, and many others.

Anthropology Senior Poster Session
3 - 4 p.m. Lindner 209
The 2011 Anthropology seniors will present their original research during this poster session.

Alana Read, Senior Piano Performance Degree Recital
5 p.m. Whitley Auditorium
The program includes works by Bach, Cimarosa, Schumann, Poulenc, and Bonds. One hour of great classical piano music.

Student-Directed Full-Length Play
7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
See listing for Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University World Percussion Ensemble Presents Global Rhythm Fusion
7:30 p.m. Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts
Major rhythm centers from around the globe including Africa, Cuba, Brazil, India, and the Middle East are studied and infused into a comprehensive percussion experience performed by Elon students.

Saturday, April 30

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

Student-Directed Full-Length Play
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
See listing for Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception
1 p.m. Arts West Gallery
A group exhibition and the culmination of an Elon art major’s capstone experience. Each installation delineates an artist’s undergraduate art-making endeavors. At the opening, participants will offer remarks and provide context to their theses. Exhibition continues until May 10.

Department of Music presents A British Choral Invasion
7:30 - 9 p.m. Front Street United Methodist Church
Director of Choral Activities Stephen A. Futrell conducts the combined choirs of Elon Camerata and Chorale, with organ and piano. Featured works include William Walton’s “Jubilate Deo,” Henry Purcell’s “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (1692),” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music,” and Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb.” Featuring the Williams High School Choral Ensemble with director Laura Sam, faculty pianist Sharon LaRocco, and special guest organist David Ratchford. Online: www.elon.edu/music

Monday, May 2

‘Mixed Media’ Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy an eclectic selection of student art in multiple formats.

College Writing/English 110 Showcase
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Alamance 201
The Fourth Annual College Writing Showcase will feature student projects completed in support of the ENG 110 course objectives. In addition to displaying the College Writing projects, students’ electronic poster presentations will reflect on the writing processes undertaken to complete the projects.

Phi Kappa Phi Induction
6: p.m. McKinnon Hall
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of students from all disciplines. The annual induction ceremony welcomes our new members into the Society.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
5/3/2011 12:40 PM