CELEBRATE! Week 2016


CELEBRATE!  5-for-1 Food Drive

From Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29, any student, faculty, staff, or community member who brings 5 non-perishable food items to Lakeside Dining Hall gets one free meal! The donated goods will go to The Salvation Army and Allied Churches of Alamance County. Food pantries at these two community partners distribute food on a daily basis to local residents. The Allied Churches pantry alone helps feed 2,000 individuals each month. The Salvation Army feeds about 250 families a month through emergency food boxes. Current needs include: breakfast items, peanut butter, canned fruit, and pasta. In North Carolina, one out of six people struggles with hunger. Help us address this important need in our community by bringing five canned goods and enjoy a meal in Lakeside Dining Hall. This initiative is an example of an ongoing effort to address food insecurity involving Elon Dining and the Campus Kitchen at Elon University. To learn about more ways to get involved please visit the Campus Kitchen website. 

Monday, April 25

5 PM – 6 PM  Pi Delta Phi, French Honor Society Induction & Dinner 
Johnston Hall, by invitation
6 PM – 7 PM Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony
Induction of Phi Kappa Phi interdisciplinary honor students. 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
McKinnon Hall, by invitation 

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Tuesday, April 26

9 AM – 10:30 AM  Please check the SURF schedule

Faculty presenters for SURF morning poster session (located in the Great Hall):

  • Tom Arcaro, Sociology, “Aid Worker Voices:  Views on identity, gender and issues related to humanitarian aid”
  • Christopher Arena, Physics, “Evaluation of Irreversible Electroporation Ablation Thresholds in Human Prostate Cancer”
  • Robin Attas, Music, “The Power in our Feet: Dancing as a Form of Popular Music Analysis”
  • Matt Buckmaster & Clay Stevenson, Music, “Zoey’s garden”
  • Pablo Celis-Castillo, World Languages & Cultures, “Poverty, Racism, and Performance in Héctor Gálvez’s Paraíso (2009)”
  • Todd Coleman, Music, “‘In Kensington Gardens’ for Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion, and Organ”
  • Cindy Fair, Human Service Studies, “I usually talk to my best friends”: Personal sources of information on dating and sexuality among AYA with PHIV.
  • Ken Fernandez, Political Science & Policy Studies, “Attitudes toward Immigrants: Testing the Contact and Threat Hypotheses”
  • CJ Fleming, Psychology, “Do as I say, not as I do? An examination of the relationship between partner behaviors and help-seeking for alcohol-related issues”
  • Martin Fowler, Philosophy, You Always Belonged and You Always Will - A Philosophy of Belonging
  • Jen Hamel, Biology, “Examining effects of parasites and other biological community members on mating behavior”
  • Natalie Taylor Hart, Performing Arts, “Commedia dell'Arte Mask Making”
  • Rosemary Haskell, English, "Interpreting Fatou Diome's Fictions of Migration: A Senegalese Novelist in France."
  • Lynn Huber, Religious Studies, "Making Men in Revelation 2-3:  Reading the Seven Messages in the Bath-Gymnasiums of Asia Minor"
  • Erika Lopina, Psychology, “Understanding Older Workers’ Decision to Participate in Voluntary Training Opportunities”
  • Titch Madzima, Exercise Science, “Effects of Resistance Training and Protein Supplementation on Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1, Adiponectin and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors”
  • Kathy Matera, Chemistry, “Peptide aggregates and their role in neurological diseases”
  • Kristina Meinking, World Languages & Cultures, “Culture, Competency, and Composition: A Tripartite Approach to Learning Latin.”
  • Aunchalee Palmquist, Anthropology, “Taking Milk from Strangers: Cooperative Infant Feeding in a Digital Age”
  • Federico Pous, World Languages & Cultures, "The Gaze of the Prisoner: Filming 'Desaparecidos' in Post-dictatorship Argentina"
  • Chris Richardson, Physics, "Understanding the Nature of the Molecular Hydrogen Emitting Gas in the Crab Nebula"
  • Elena Schoonmaker-Gates, World Languages & Cultures, “Dialect development while abroad and in the Spanish language classroom.”
  • Karl Sienerth, Chemistry, “New method for detection of explosive substances”
  • Jack Smith, Performing Arts, "How to Over-Dress for a Revolution; Marie Antoinette the first victim of bad Press"
  • Scott Spurlock, Computing Sciences, “Recognizing Human Actions One Camera at a Time”
  • Aaron Trocki, Mathematics & Statistics, "Examining the Effects of a Dynamic Geometry Task Analysis Framework"
  • Srikant Vallabhajosula, Physical Therapy, “Dance and Creative Movement May Improve Quality of Life but Not Gait and Balance in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease”
  • Stephanie Baker White, Public Health Studies, “Harm Free Zone: A multi method evaluation of a community-created mediator project”
  • Matt Wittstein, Exercise Science, “Movement with the Heart and Lungs: Connecting All the Dots to Better Health”
  • Jennifer Zinchuk, English, "Beyond Language: Fostering Learning Strategies for International Student Success"
  • Bill Anderson, Communications, "Labor's Slam Dunk: How the National Basketball Players Association suffered management before Congress"
  • William Moner, Communications, "Storyscapes: The Technological Platforms of Participatory Documentaries"
Undergraduate research presentations continue throughout the day (see SURF schedule for more details)
in Moseley, Lakeside, Inman, and Global Commons
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM College Coffee

Commons Area outside of Great Hall

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Closing Reception and Poster Session for SURF
Great Hall
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM A Post-SURF Celebration of Elon Core Capstone Projects
20 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.
2nd floor of the Global Commons
7 PM – 8 PM  Elondocs production program: Student Documentary Showcase
This special screening will include a selection of short documentaries created by members of the elondocs production program.  A mixture of audio, photo, and video documentary shorts will be presented and a Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
McEwen 011
7 PM – 8:30 PM  Gap Program Presentation of the 2015 cohort experience
Lindner 102

Wednesday, April 27

4 PM - 9 PM Elon College Fellows Senior Celebration
Oaks 212, by invitation

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Opera Workshop Performance, "Mostly Mozart"
Whitley Auditorium, free, no ticket required
5 PM - 6 PM Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership Ceremony 
A reception will follow the ceremony.
LaRose Digital Theatre 
7:30 PM – 9 PM English Department hosts Joni Tevis from Furman University, visiting nonfiction writer
In conjunction with CELEBRATE! Week, Joni Tevis – Elon’s 2015-2016 visiting nonfiction writer – will announce the winners of this year’s nonfiction contest.  Formerly a park ranger, factory worker and seller of cemetery plots, Tevis is the author of two books of essays, “The Wet Collection: A Field Guide to Iridescence and Memory,” and “The World Is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse,” both published by Milkweed Editions.  Her essays have appeared in Orion, Oxford American, Poets & Writers, the Pushcart Prize anthology and elsewhere.  She serves as the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature at Furman University.
Johnson Hall, Room 100

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Thursday, April 28

11 AM – 2:30 PM Celebrate! Academic Service-Learning
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.
Oaks 212
12 PM - 1:30 PM Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon
Johnston Hall, Room 100, by invitation
3:45 PM – 5:45 PM Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Annual Awards Ceremony
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.
Whitley Auditorium
4:30 PM - 6 PM Kickbox/Maker Hub Presentations
This spring the Maker Hub launched the Elon Kickbox grant program. A Kickbox is (literally) a box filled with resources, a process for making an idea a reality, and $300. Eleven students and teams have spent spring semester pursuing and building their ideas with Kickbox, and are working on everything from a model rocket recovery system, to a smart mirror that can tell you the weather or compliment you, and a board game that teaches chemistry concepts. Come see the results of their efforts!
Moseley 215
5:30 PM – 8 PM Human Service Studies Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner
Oaks 212, by invitation
6 PM – 8 PM Ethics Town Hall with Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, and Associate Professor from DePaul University
Rita Crundwell stole $53 million while working for the small town of Dixon, Illinois. She abused the trust of the city taxpayers, her coworkers and the public. Her crime was the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history…but could it have been prevented?  Come to the Ethics Town Hall meeting to see footage from the in-process documentary, All the Queen’s Horses, which chronicles this unbelievable story. The film’s director, Kelly Richmond Pope, will provide an inside look at how this incredible fraud lasted for 20 years.
Love Schoolf of Business, KOBC 101
6 PM – 8 PM School of Education's Kappa Delta Pi Induction Ceremony
Johnston Hall, Room 100

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Friday, April 29

2 PM  4 PM Elon Epicenter University Innovation Fellows presentation
Come hear about the innovative work underway by Elon's second cohort of Epicenter University Innovation Fellows. We will pin this new group of fellows and hear from them about their recent visit to Stanford University's D-school. They returned with exciting, entrepreneurial ideas to share with Elon's campus community. 
KOBC 300
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Lumen Scholars Cohort Meeting
Moseley 215
7 PM – 9 PM Gospel Choir Concert
Gospel music is a form of Christian music that incorporates influences from spirituals, jazz and the blues.  Elon’s Gospel Choir will be celebrating 40 years of inspiring through song. Please join us for an evening of worship, empowerment, and inspiration.
McKinnon Hall


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Saturday, April 30

11 AM – 12 PM  Outdoor Dance Improvisation Class Concert!
Come and enjoy an entertaining hour of Improvisational Dances by Jane Wellford’s Dance Improvisation Class. Beautiful, heart warming, and whimsical dances of original solos and group dances await your viewing pleasure in this beautiful outdoor environment.  Family friendly concert. Everyone welcome.
Lakeside Plaza (If rain, location is Center for the Arts, Studio 111)
6:30 PM – 8 PM  CREDE Black Excellence Awards Ceremony
McKinnon Hall
7:30 PM – 9 PM  Music Department's Piano Extravaganza: Past, Present, and Future

This is an event to support the Piano Initiative at Elon University and features Music Department faculty and alumni—including 16-hand selections.   Free, no tickets required.   RSVP:
Whitley Auditorium

8 PM - 9 PM CREDE Black Excellence Awards Dessert Social 

Moseley 215

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