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CELEBRATE! Week runs April 22-28

Hundreds of Elon students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2012, a celebration of achievements in academics and the arts.

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Programs during CELEBRATE! 2012 include seminars, art exhibitions, plays, a film festival, dance and music performances.

Sunday, April 22

B.A. Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
1-5 p.m. Arts West Gallery
This is the second of two consecutive exhibitions that are part of graduating art majors’ capstone experiences at Elon. Participation represents the culmination of their art-making endeavors. During the opening reception, exhibiting artists present statements that offer context to their theses.

The Department of Performing Arts presents Pride and Prejudice
2 p.m. McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission is $12 or free with Phoenix Card.

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. However, with three sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined to resist his looks and wealth and instead pursue her true feelings – but the truth is not as clear as one might expect. Can Elizabeth, Darcy, and their families look beyond their pride and prejudice for the betterment of all?

Monday, April 23

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

B.A. Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
See listing for Sunday, 1 p.m. Arts West Gallery

Eat, Think, and Be Merry: Students read from their work
12-1:30 p.m., Carlton 209
Students will read poems and excerpts from their short stories and personal essays.

Interactivity and the Illusion of Nature - Artificial Life Art
12:30-5 p.m., Ward Gallery, Center for the Arts
How do we define life? Interact with a myriad of “living” creatures that will intrigue and inspire you at Art major Natalie Butler’s senior thesis exhibition of touch-screen habitats. Lunchtime refreshments and a brief talk by the artist will be provided at the opening. More online: http://student.elon.edu/nbutler2/thesis.html.

Celebrate! Internships in Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences - Poster presentations
1-5 p.m., Lindner Pavilion Lobby

College Writing Showcase
5:30-7 p.m., Belk Library 113
The College Writing Showcase will feature electronic poster presentations of outstanding work completed by students in ENG 110 College Writing classes in fall 2011 and spring 2012. More online: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/college_writing/.

Tuesday, April 24

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

B.A. Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
See listing for Sunday, 1 p.m. Arts West Gallery

Interactivity and the Illusion of Nature - Artificial Life Art
See listing for Monday, 12:30-5 p.m., Ward Gallery, Center for the Arts

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship - Poster presentations
9-10 a.m., McKinnon Hall

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Poster Session I
8:30-10:30 a.m., McKinnon Hall. Authors present from 9-10:30 a.m.

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

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Session I
10:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m., LaRose Digital Theatre, KOBC 200, KOBC 208, KOBC 211, KOBC 242, KOBC 244, KOBC 310 and KOBC 346.

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Poster Session II
12-2 p.m., McKinnon Hall. Authors present from 12:30-2 p.m.

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Session II
12:40-2:20 p.m., LaRose Digital Theatre, KOBC 208, KOBC 211, KOBC 242, KOBC 244 and KOBC 346.

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Session III
2:40-4:40 p.m., LaRose Digital Theatre, KOBC 208, KOBC 211, KOBC 242, KOBC 244, KOBC 310, KOBC 346 and KOBC 353.

Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) Poster Session III
3:30-5:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall. Authors present from 4-5:30 p.m.

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

Student documentaries
6-7:30 p.m., McEwen 011
elondocs presents a series of short student documentaries. The first four films are projects created by students participating in the elondocs production program, which is a one-year extracurricular training and mentorship program for students interested in making documentaries. The topics include Elon’s marching band, the creation of a dance piece, the a cappella group Rip Chord and a banjo player with cerebral palsy. The last film is a Lumen Prize project supported by elondocs that looks at race relations on a farm in Africa. FOTC by Catherine Creeden; The Making of Short Circuit by Maddie Carlin; Find Your Voice by Liv Dubendorf; I Was Meant to Do This by Baden Piland; The Tobacco King by Dan Koehler.

Black Box Festival: A Man of No Importance
7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

With lovely music by Ahrens & Flaherty, and a wonderful book by Terrence McNally (the team that brought us RAGTIME), the story told in A Man of No Importance is of friendship, the transformative powers of art, and of courage—to love and be loved, no matter the consequences.

Elon University Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m., McCrary Theatre
The Elon University Orchestra closes Professor Thomas Erdmann’s eighth season as conductor with guest saxophonist and Elon alum Brad Linde ’01. Currently working in both New York and Washington, D.C., jazz clubs, Linde will perform rarely heard selections from Charlie Parker’s historically important Bird with Strings album. The orchestra will also perform Handel’s electrifying Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10.

Wednesday, April 25

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

B.A. Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
See listing for Sunday, 1 p.m. Arts West Gallery

Interactivity and the Illusion of Nature - Artificial Life Art
See listing for Monday, 12:30-5 p.m. Ward Gallery, Center for the Arts

Take Back the Night
6 p.m., Academic Village Amphitheater (End location: Whitley Auditorium)
This is an event to support and empower survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones that includes a beginning rally, a march through campus, and an opportunity to share survivor stories in a safe environment.

Teacher Education Induction Ceremony
6:30-8 p.m., KOBC 101
This formal ceremony officially welcomes teacher candidates into the Teacher Education program.

Black Box Festival: Dog Sees God
7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

A twist on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters, Dog Sees God explores the growing pains of finding who you are through the darker, teenage days. Written by Burt V. Royal, directed by Dylan Moon, and produced entirely by Elon Performing Arts majors.

New Music for Saxophone and Electronics
7:30 p.m., Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts
This program will be performed by the Elon University Saxophone Studio, and it will consist of interesting and unique works written for the saxophone during the 20th and 21st centuries. Come and treat yourself to sounds that will awaken your ears and expand your auditory horizons.

Thursday, April 26

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

B.A. Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
See listing for Sunday, 1 p.m. Arts West Gallery

Interactivity and the Illusion of Nature - Artificial Life Art
See listing for Monday, 12:30-5 p.m., Ward Gallery, Center for the Arts

Outdoor Dance Concert: Dance Improvisations
1-2 p.m. Center for the Arts Patio (Rain location: Center for the Arts, Dance Studio C, Room 111)
Come and enjoy an entertaining hour of improvisational dances by Jane Wellford’s Dance Improvisation class. Witty, beautiful, whimsical, and heart-warming performances of solos, duets, and group dances await your viewing pleasure in this beautiful outdoor setting.

Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Showcase
2:30-4 p.m., Alamance 318
PWR students display their work, demonstrating connections between the liberal arts and the post-graduate world. The presentations address diverse topics such as public relations materials for the Conservators’ Center in Mebane, NC, a mentoring guidebook for Elon College Fellows, and an examination of revising undergraduate work for professional publication. More online: www.elon.edu/pwr.

Omicron Delta Kappa Annual Awards Day Ceremony
4:15-5:15 p.m. 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.

The Cutting Edge: Safety Meets Technology in the Performing Arts
4:15-5:15 p.m., 416 W. Haggard Ave. (Performing Arts Scene Shop)
The program includes an open house of the new scene shop for the Performing Arts Department. The new shop features state-of-the-art scenic fabrication equipment in a safety-conscious environment. Highlights will include demonstrations of a robotic router using computer numeric control and other equipment in the shop. Refreshments will be provided.

School of Communications Awards Ceremony
5:30-6:30 p.m., Studio B, McEwen Communications Building
The School of Communications will honor outstanding seniors in their respective concentrations, award scholarships to deserving students, and present annual faculty excellence awards.

Colonnades Unveiling
7 p.m., 201 Trollinger Ave. (Trollinger House)
Colonnades, Elon’s exclusive literary and art journal, will be unveiled. Contributors will read selections from the journal, and art featured in the magazine will be on display.

Black Box Festival: A Man of No Importance
7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

With lovely music by Ahrens & Flaherty, and a wonderful book by Terrence McNally (the team that brought us RAGTIME), the story told in A Man of No Importance is of friendship, the transformative powers of art, and of courage—to love and be loved, no matter the consequences.

Elon University Combined Choirs Concert
7:30 p.m., McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
Elon University Camerata and Chorale perform a concert of music of various styles.

Friday, April 27

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

Interactivity and the Illusion of Nature - Artificial Life Art
See listing for Monday, 12:30-5 p.m., Ward Gallery, Center for the Arts

Celebrate! Scholarship in Exercise Science
2:30-3:30 p.m., Koury Athletic Center main ground floor concourse (Rain location: Koury Athletic Center upstairs concourse)
Exercise Science students and faculty will present their research. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served at this poster session.

Anthropology Senior Poster Session
3-4 p.m., Lindner 209
The 2012 Anthropology seniors will present their original research during this poster session.

David Kerman, Junior Voice Recital
7:30 p.m., Whitley Auditorium
This is a degree recital for junior Vocal Performance major David Kerman, who will sing works by Hahn, Bellini, Schumann, and Vaughn Williams. Sharon LaRocco is the pianist for the concert.

Black Box Festival: Dog Sees God
7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

A twist on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters, Dog Sees God explores the growing pains of finding who you are through the darker, teenage days. Written by Burt V. Royal, directed by Dylan Moon, and produced entirely by Elon Performing Arts majors.

Saturday, April 28

Photography Student Art Exhibit
All day. Oak Grove Lounge, First Floor Belk Library
Enjoy a selection of student photography from the Arts West building.

Black Box Festival: Dog Sees God
2 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

A twist on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters, Dog Sees God explores the growing pains of finding who you are through the darker, teenage days. Written by Burt V. Royal, directed by Dylan Moon, and produced entirely by Elon Performing Arts majors.

DeMar Austin Neal IV, Baritone, and Katherine Thomas, Piano
3:30 p.m., Whitley Auditorium
A faculty recital featuring contemporary American art song with works by Simon Sargon, Dominick Argento, Jake Heggie, Frank Ferko, Lee Hoiby, and Gabriel Kahane.

Sweet Signatures Spring Concert
7:30 p.m., Whitley Auditorium
$7 general admission, $5 for students.
Come see fifteen women recreate classic and modern songs using only their voices! Sweet Signatures will be singing songs from a variety of genres and sharing new songs that they will be recording on their upcoming album this summer. They will also be honoring their senior singers.

Black Box Festival: A Man of No Importance
7:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts
Admission $10 or free with Phoenix Card.

With lovely music by Ahrens & Flaherty, and a wonderful book by Terrence McNally (the team that brought us RAGTIME), the story told in A Man of No Importance is of friendship, the transformative powers of art, and of courage—to love and be loved, no matter the consequences.

Eric Townsend,
Staff
4/25/2012 3:51 PM