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Elon University in the News - Mid Summer 2011

From blogs hosted by The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to appearances on statewide news channel News 14 Carolina and NPR affiliate WUNC 91.5 FM, Elon University faculty, students and alumni continued making news this summer for their research and service both on campus and around the nation.

The following list should not be considered exhaustive and does not include athletics news.

6/24: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press: “Digital signs go up at J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge” profiled work by Lars Bredahl’s as part of his iMedia studies at Elon. Bredahl graduated in May.

7/10: (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record: “Sacrifices of the Fallen Matter More than Memorial Politics” was a monthly business leadership column by professor emeritus David Noer, who wrote about the need to separate the commemoration of soldiers who die in wars from the politics & motivations of those who planned them. (Column not posed to the News & Record website; link goes to Noer’s personal site)

7/12: News 14 Carolina: “DNC to look to state's colleges for convention volunteers” includes an interview with professor Chalmers Brumbaugh in a story on student involvement with the Democratic National Convention to be hosted in Charlotte in 2012.

7/13: (Jacksonville, N.C.) Daily News and the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: “Teaching Fellows a plus for education” is a staff editorial lauding Elon University for its plans to fund national Teaching Fellows after state support for the program ends in 2012.

7/13: YES! Weekly: “North Carolina by Train” included observations on rail travel by Kevin Otos in the Department of Performing Arts.

7/14: WUNC 91.5 (NPR affiliate): “Elon Will Continue Teaching Fellows Program” reports on a revised Teaching Fellows offering that the university created after the state ended the program in recent budget cuts.

7/15: The Gazette (Montgomery County, Md.): “Middletown High School alumnus joins ‘South Pacific’ touring cast” profiles the work of Alex Pepper ’11, who will join the cast of a touring production of the critically acclaimed musical performance.

7/18: (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: “Elon Academy introduces Alamance County students to college experience” recaps the 2011 summer component of the Elon Academy college access and enrichment program organized by Elon University.

7/19: Fox 8 WGHP: “Elon University to Start Program Designed for People 50 and Older” reports on the start of the LIFE@ELON program. RELATED from the Business Journal of the Triad: “Elon launching new lifelong learning institute” RELATED from the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: "Fifty or older? Elon has a program for you"

7/20: News 14 Carolina: “In Depth: Dr. Tony Crider, What’s Next for NASA?” was a one-on-one interview between News 14 Carolina anchor Tracey Early and associate professor of physics Tony Crider.

7/20: (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer: “Press lords and political royalty” was an opinion column by professor Rosemary Haskell on the relationship between press mogul Rupert Murdoch and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

7/24: (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record: “Docs need help, too” featured Elon’s new graduate program for physician assistant studies.

7/25: Chronicle of Higher Education: “Great Colleges to Work For 2011” lauded Elon University as a place where employees feel valued by their employer. RELATED from Fox 8 WGHP: “Elon recognized by Chronicle of Higher Education”

7/26: Roll Call: “Making Facebook Personal” includes quotes and information from assistant professor Mileah Kromer in a story on politicians who use social media. Kromer is researching how state lawmakers use the social network Facebook.

7/27: Fox 8 WGHP: “Triad College Construction Projects Hit Crunch Time” updates viewers on building projects taking shape on campus over the summer.

7/28: New York Times: “Designing a Better Food Label,” an entry on the Times’ “Well” blog, includes the design for a new food label by iMedia alumnus Bradly Mu ’11 that placed third in a national contest.

8/1: The Princeton Review: "The Best 376 Colleges" lauds Elon for its Study Abroad (#4 in the nation) and theatre programs (#15 in the nation) in the publication's annual rankings.

8/2: Wall Street Journal: “How Long Do You Take to Get Ready?” was a post on the Journal’s “The Juggle” blog, which cited research by Elon University professors Steve DeLoach and Tina Das on grooming.

8/3: Fox 8 WGHP: “Several Local Colleges Make Princeton Review's List of Top Schools” is a digest of North Carolina schools honored in recent Princeton Review rankings. RELATED from the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: “Elon earns high marks on Princeton Review list” RELATED from News 14 Carolina: “10 NC schools make Princeton Review’s best colleges list”

8/3: (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News: “Elon's Lambert participates on panel at the White House” reports on President Leo M. Lambert’s involvement in a White House-sponsored panel discussion promoting President Barack Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

8/7: (Jacksonville, N.C.) Daily News: “Jacksonville dentist retires after 53 years” profiles the career of Dr. Walter O’Berry ’54.

8/9: Jerusalem Post and the St. Louis Jewish Light (via the Jewish Telegraphic Agency): “Hillel to launch its own tents for Israel” quotes Elon University student Arielle Weil in a story that reports on a national conference for Hillel in St. Louis, Mo.

8/10: The St. Petersburg Times: “Recent Palm Harbor High grad makes biodiesel fuel in his family’s garage” tells the story of Evan Lutvak ’15 and his efforts to make biodiesel to fuel a 1981 Mercedes-Benz he purchased for $650.

Eric Townsend,
9/16/2011 4:18 PM