Periclean Scholars offer life skills workshops during work in Zambia

The Winter Term program is the culminating project for the Class of 2018 Periclean Scholars, who spent two weeks in Cipulukusu in Zambia. 


Leadership Prize: Courtney Kobos ‘19 explores the challenges facing ESL teachers

A recipient of Elon's Leadership Prize, Kobos is responding to the needs of educators in linguistically diverse schools.

Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton debuts new play at Elon

Through a staged reading, Department of Performing Arts students participated in the creation of a new play.

Podcasts feature Pope-Ruark's Scrum work 

The work of Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, on Scrum has been featured on two top higher education podcasts.

Elon to celebrate National Day on Writing with events across campus on Oct. 20

Elon University will be celebrating the National Day on Writing with events all across campus on Friday, Oct. 20! Join in the discussion of #WhyIWrite at any, or all of the events being hosted by groups from across campus.

Writing Mindfully: The Heart and Spirit of Daily Lives workshop - Feb. 14

Co-sponsored by The Center For Writing Excellence and ENGf 110/College Writing, this informal workshop will focus on the use of writing as a tool for becoming more present in our daily lives. Lunch served, so please register. 


Proudfit has two publications in January

In January, Scott Proudfit, Assistant Professor of English, published an essay in the journal Modern Drama and a chapter and introduction in Palgrave's edited collection "Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre."

Elon in South Africa: Spreading sustainability through saplings

A group of students participating in the Winter Term program The Call of South Africa write about the effort to offset the environmental impact of international travel by planting trees at the University of Cape Town.

Literature course hosts Stephen King adaptation event for Winter Term students

Assistant Professor of English Dan Burns invited two Asheville film critics to campus Saturday, January 13 for an evening double feature and discussion of two King classics: "Carrie" (1976) and "Stand by Me" (1986).

Haskell publishes article on  transnationalism in the novels of Fatou Diome

The article by Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, appeared in a special issue of the journal South Atlantic Review.

Techniques from the tech world: Pope-Ruark’s new book shows how to put Agile strategies to work in academia

A first book by Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, published by the University of Chicago Press looks at how the popular Agile project management techniques can be applied in the classroom and in research work. 

Zinchuk publishes article on metacognition and writing in the journal Composition Forum

Assistant professor of English Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk chronicles and assesses a pre-college transitional writing course that focuses on building students’ metacognition, confidence, and fluency in writing.

English Department welcomes inductees to Sigma Tau Delta honor society

President Leo M. Lambert spoke to inductees about the importance of appreciating beauty and complexity during the Oct. 30 ceremony. 

Haskell presents paper at South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, on Nov. 10.

In My Words: Don’t just thank veterans. Get to know them.

Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate  about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.

Three CATL-affiliated faculty present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada

Warman publishes poem in anthology

Janet Warman has published "Panther and Jaguar" in "Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse."

Annual fall poetry contest accepting entries through Nov. 3

Entries will be judged this year by visiting poet Cate Marvin, with submissions due by Friday, Nov. 3. 


American playwright Steven Dietz visits Elon

Dietz attended the opening night of "American La Ronde" and taught playwriting masterclass.

Haskell publishes essay in World Literature Today

The essay, "Senegalese Migrant Novelist Fatou Diome is Now the Militant Marianne," by Professor of English Rosemary Haskell appeared in World Literature Today's "Cultural Cross Sections" blog.

Moore publishes on undergraduate research on Literacy & NCTE

Jessie L. Moore and Joyce Kinkead write about the transformative power of undergraduate research on the National Council of Teachers of English blog, Literacy & NCTE.

Writing faculty make presentations at national conference

English and Writing Studies faculty Jennifer Zinchuk and Paula Patch presented at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Knoxville in July.

Elon alumna Wesley Langford Swain '04 appointed high school principal

At a board meeting earlier this month, Wesley Langford Swain '04 was appointed Principal of Park View High School in Mecklenburg County Schools in South Boston, Virginia.

In My Words: Pending release of 'Dunkirk' evokes professor's memories of a father rescued

English Professor Rosemary Haskell writes about her fascination with the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, which saw her father among those who were rescued. 

Emily DeMaioNewton '18 receives top recognition in New York Times essay contest

The Elon English major was named one of five finalists in the newspaper's competition for college student writers.

Women's Forum has successful inaugural year, names new leaders

In keeping with the values of the Women’s Forum, new women are taking leadership after a successful inaugural year.

Buy the book: It Takes a Village project takes students shopping

The initiative is part of Elon's Center for Access and Success and pairs tutors with students in all levels of elementary and secondary school to help them succeed in school. 

Elon senior to teach English in Indonesia through Fulbright award

Kelly Richard '17 is one of seven Elon students to be offered Fulbright awards this spring. 

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Yes! Weekly features Crenshaw's inclusion in 'Best American Essays' series

Paul Crenshaw is an assistant professor of English who has previously had his work published in the "Best American Essays" series in 2005 and 2011. 

Preparing your SURF Poster 

Sigma Tau Delta presents reading by Paul Crenshaw tonight

Hlavaty offers tips for navigating the stock market in Business North Carolina column

Greg Hlavaty is a lecturer in English in Elon and an amateur investor who has written for Arts and Letters, Bird Watchers Digest, Our State and other publications. 

Winners announced for Thomas Jefferson essay contest

The three winners of the contest, endowed by the late Philip L. Carret, were celebrated at a March 7 banquet. 

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

Warman publishes poem in 'Forgotten Women' anthology

Janet Lee Warman is a professor of English and education at Elon

AAC&U presentation features findings of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning

Nina Namaste and Jessie Moore represented the Center for Engaged Learning in a recent AAC&U presentation featuring findings from the center’s 2015-17 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience.

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!


Jessie Moore, director of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning, publishes new book on writing transfer 

Jessie Moore, Director of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning, published a new book Understanding Writing Transfer that features work from Elon’s Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer research seminar.

Grant to support research of how Design Thinking Studio students adapt to writing in different genres

Rebecca Pope-Ruark was awarded the two-year, $10,000 grant by the Conference on College Composition and Communication Research Initiative. 

Moore presents at international educational development conference

Jessie L. Moore presented a Center for Engaged Learning project at the 2016 International Consortium for Educational Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in November.

Death of Program Assistant Pamela Moffitt

Moffitt, who passed away Dec. 1, served as a program assistant in the Department of English. 

Senior lecturer presents at English leadership conference

Paula Patch described the outcome of a CATL Scholar project to revise tools education licensure candidates use to demonstrate grammar competency

CATL team members present at annual faculty development conference

Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 41st annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Nov. 9-13 in Louisville, Kentucky.


Paula Patch and Patrick Rudd present on the library/first-year writing partnership as a community of practice

Their presentation, “Co-Owners in Engaged Learning: Reimagining the Library/First-Year Writing Partnership as Community of Practice,” described the evolution of a model of library instruction for first-year writing students that simultaneously reflects and highlights the changing roles of librarians and their relationship to faculty. 

Elon professor awarded Burroughs Wellcome Grant for wildlife studies project

The award will support "Wildlife Studies: Critical Carnivores," a year-round learning experience that exposes secondary school students to the world of wildlife science through a focus on carnivorous mammals.

Winners announced in Fredrick Hartmann Poetry Contest

Visiting Writer Debra Nystrom selected the winners in this year's poetry contest.

Elon adds track to Peace Corps Prep Program with focus on teaching English internationally

The new track is the third in Elon's Peace Corps Prep program, which launched in 2013. 

Professor takes leadership role with International Consortium for Educational Development

Deandra Little is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Professor offers 'easy ways to embrace high-impact learning' in Chronicle of Higher Education article

Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, penned the article for the Chronicle's Oct. 28 issue focusing on innovation in higher education.