CELEBRATE! Week 2017


CELEBRATE!  5-for-1 Food Drive

Elon Dining and the Campus Kitchen at Elon University are collaborating to help address food insecurity in Alamance County during CELEBRATE! Week. During the week of Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, any student, faculty, staff, or community member who brings 5 non-perishable food items to Lakeside Dining Hall gets a free meal! Please consider picking up some items this weekend while at the store.
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. Each pantry is helping to feed 1,500 individuals each month through weekly shopping at the pantry and through emergency food boxes.
Current needs include:
  • grits
  • oatmeal
  • cereal
  • granola bars
  • pop tarts
  • canned beans
  • spaghetti
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned potatoes
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
In North Carolina, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger. Help us address this important need in our community by bringing 5 canned goods and enjoy a meal in Lakeside Dining Hall. Lakeside's hours are as follows:
       Monday - Thursday     7:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.
       Friday                            7:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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 or Facebook page.  
CELEBRATE! Writing Center consultants!
Showcase of academic and creative writing by the consultants of the Writing Center. 
Digital display board, Center for Writing Excellence, Belk Library

Monday, April 24

12:15 PM  –  1:30 PM Holocaust Remembrance Readings
Elon University is proud to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. NJTF HTII at UM Miller center Remembrance Readings is composed of simultaneous events drawing up the power of Theater to honor Holocaust victims and survivors. We know this effort will stimulate an appreciation of how the Art of Theater can and must be used as a tool to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons in contemporary society. 
McBride Gathering Space
4 PM  – 5:15 PM College Writing Showcase
The College Writing Showcase features exemplary projects completed by students in ENG 110 during the past year. Students and faculty will be at the event to talk about the projects and about writing. The event is open to the entire community. 
Belk Library Atrium
6 PM – 8 PM Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony
Phi Kappa Phi honors students with outstanding academic work in all disciplines across Elon’s campus.  In addition to undergraduates, Elon inducts graduate students, alumni, and faculty/administrators/staff who have let the “love of learning” be an example in their lives.  This year’s speaker, Dr. Kimberly Pyne, Is not only an Elon alum but associate professor in the English department who will share some of her experiences in animal conservation.
McKinnon Hall, by invitation 

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Tuesday, April 25

9 AM – 10:20 AM  Please check the SURF schedule

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

School of Education

  • Jeff Carpenter and Scott Morrison, "The Evolution of #ElonEd: Twitter in Teacher Education"

School of Education and Health Science

  • Elizabeth Bailey (Dept of Health and Human Performance, School of Ed) and Stephen P. Bailey (Physical Therapy Education, School of Health Sciences), "The Impact of High Intensity Internal Training on Body Composition and Fitness in Adolescent Children"

Love School of Business

  • Brian Lyons, "Do Peer Reporting Policies Work? A Person-Situation and Formal System Strength Perspective"
  • Kacy Kim, "Active Bidders versus Smart Bidders: Do Participation Intensity and Shopping Goals Affect the Winner's Joy in Online Bidding?"
  • Mostafa Mesgari, "Ecological Approach to User-Technology Interaction"

School of Communications

  • Jooyun Hwang, ”What They Did or Who They Are? An Examination of Linguistic Intergroup Bias in Media and Public Responses to Corporate Crises"
  • Ben Hannam, Amanda Sturgill, and Brian Walsh, "External Resource Use for Undergraduate Learning Coding in Communications"

Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Eric Bauer (Biology), "Can Snails Feel You Coming? Neuroethology of Gastropod Vibrational Senses"
  • Scott Spurlock (Computing Sciences), "Gaze Estimation with Learned Discretization"
  • Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Li Li, and Michael Strickland (English), "Connecting senior assessment to program development in a Professional Writing and Rhetoric program"
  • Amanda Chunco (Environmental Studies), "Species Distribution in a Changing World"
  • Caroline Ketcham (Exercise Science), "Elon BrainCARE: Concussion Knowledge and Education for Faculty and Staff in a University"
  • Amy Johnson (History), "Indigenous slave holding in colonial Jamaica"
  • Carmen Monico (Human Service Studies), "Elon's Guatemala Practicum: A Practice Model of Global Learning and International Human Service Delivery"
  • Todd Lee (Mathematics), "Rankings: Maximum Likelihood, Embedded Tournaments, and Markov Flows"
  • Suzanne Shawyer (Performing Arts), "Audience Response to Theatre of Cruelty at the 1968 Democratic National Convention"
  • Kyle Altmann (Physics), "Magnetic thin film deposition in a vacuum"
  • Bilal Ghandour (Psychology), "Eating Disorders and Perfectionism: The Connection between Anorexia and Obsessive-Compulsive Personalities"
  • Ariela Marcus-Sells (Religious Studies), "Sorcery, Science, and Secrets: Technologies of Muslim Devotion in Eighteenth-Century West Africa"
  • Elena Schoonmaker-Gates (World Languages & Cultures), “Dialect awareness and the perception of regional variation by L2 learners of Spanish”
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

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM A Post-SURF Celebration of Elon Core Capstone Projects
Third and fourth-year 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 A elondocs 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. 
Turner Theater

Wednesday, April 26

11 AM - 1 PM The 2017 Student Kickbox winners' demonstrations
Moseley, Room 104
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM The 2017 Class of Issues in African Art presents: The Body in African Art
A multi-media exhibition reviewing cultural and artistic creativity from throughout the continent of Africa and its Diaspora. 
Isabella Cannon Room
6 PM Screening of the film Butterfly
Please join the Department of World Languages & Cultures for a compelling Chinese film in our international LGBTQIA filmseries.  We will be showing Butterfly (2004), with subtitles in English, followed by a Q&A led by Dr. Carlos Rojas, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University.  The event is open to the entire community.
Global Commons Media Room 103
7 PM- 8:30 PM Design Thinking and Social Innovations Interactive Workshop
Come learn what all the buzz is about design thinking! The Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation students invite you to this interactive and hands-on workshop. Attendees will go through several design thinking challenges that they can use in their own lives and work. No experience is needed prior to this workshop. Simply bring a good attitude and an open mind.
Design Thinking Studio in Town Center

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Thursday, April 27

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 - 2 PM The Buzz on Design Thinking
Don’t have time to join us for the full workshop, but still want to win prizes and learn how to solve complex problems? We, Elon’s first cohort of the Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, invite you to join us on Young Commons this Celebrate week to learn more about the design thinking process through a series of interactive activities. Walk through a physical representation of the process and win prizes along the way!
Young Commons
2:30 PM - 4 PM Professional Writing and Rhetoric Showcase
Alamance Hall, Room 318
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. Sponsored by ODK and the Center for Leadership.
Whitley Auditorium (Rain location: West Parlor)
6 PM - 7 PM DRIFT: An Aerial Dance Film Viewing and Presentation
Please join faculty and students from the Performing Arts Department and School of Communications in celebrating the collaboration of DRIFT: An Aerial Dance Film. A short discussion of our creative process of collaboration will precede the viewing of our film. After, we will perform a live demonstration of our outdoor aerial dancing on a twenty-foot-high aerial rig by Lake Mary Nell.  
Center for the Arts, Room 112 (Studio B)
7:30 PM Jubilation!
Elon University’s vocal jazz/a cappella ensemble, élan, presents an evening of music highlighting the history and tradition of the gospel jubilee quartet tradition featuring selections and arrangements from such groups as the Jubilee Four and the Golden Gate Quartet. The concert will also include popular pieces from black quartets such as The Mills Brothers, The Del Vikings, the Ink Spots and others. Featuring special guest artist Dr. Kevin Johnson, son of the late Willie T. Johnson (founding member of the Gates). Dr. Johnson’s appearance supported in part by the Elon Fund for Excellence. No admission charge.
McCrary Theatre

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Friday, April 28



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Saturday, April 29

10 AM – 3 PM  LEAD Capstone Presentations
An opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to learn about Leadership Education and Development Program Common Good Projects. Tier III graduates will present during eight educational sessions, highlighting the positive and sustainable changes they have created in their local communities by participating in the LEAD Program
Lindner Pavilion classrooms 
7:30 PM   Spring Choral Showcase

The Elon choirs, Chorale and Camerata, each present their own set of works featuring a variety of composers and genres. Special guest appearance by the Spelman Glee Club, under the direction of Spelman Director of Choral Activities Dr. Kevin Johnson, presenting their own selections. The choirs will then combine to finish off with spirituals and gospel selections. Dr. Johnson’s appearance supported in part by the Elon Fund for Excellence. No admission charge.
McCrary Theatre

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