William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.
The professor of English and education wrote "Tin Man" in the poetry magazine.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne describes in several regional newspapers the fleeting nature of social media hashtags and how only a proper education can effectively combat social injustice.
Professors from 26 colleges and universities were on campus July 13-18, 2014, for a research program hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning.
From July 6-11, six students participating in the university's "Chapter One" program traveled the region and explored Elon's campus in search of inspiration and creativity.
Professor Steve Braye laments lawmakers' treatment of North Carolina public school teachers and students in a guest column published by regional newspapers.
The associate professor of English and published novelist authored "Love in the Time of the Toad" for the website's "Love Matters" section.
Professor of English Cassandra Kircher's essay "On E.B. White, Adoption, and Writing Hybrid Reviews" was published in a 2014 edition of Essay Daily.
Professor Rosemary Haskell authored a column for regional newspapers in which she analyzes a national debate over professors warning students in syllabi about sensitive material to be covered in a course.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne wrote a column for regional newspapers on the legacy of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who died at home in North Carolina on May 28, 2014.
The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.
Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.
Professor Steven Lessner, in the English Department, presented his research in a session at the 2014 “Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip Hop Landscape(s) Conference,” held April 11-13 at Albany State University.
The associate professor of English & coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present a paper titled "Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds” and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College's Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica during the week of April 8.
Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the nation’s most recognized resource for classifying conditions like depression and anxiety, but through five editions and half a century, its self-professed raison d'être continues to evolve. Elon University senior Kelsey O’Connell set out to learn “why,” and more importantly, she wanted to pinpoint “how.”
Paula Patch discussed opportunities for non-tenure-track writing faculty as part of a panel, "Surviving and Thriving while Working off the
Tenure-Track: Gender, Contingent Labor, and Writing Instruction in the 21st Century," at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.
More than $5,000 in prize money to be used at Barnes & Noble was awarded during College Coffee on March 18 as winners of the university's Human Rights and Social Justice Writing Contest were announced.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.
Lisa Rosenberg, Belle Booker, Kris Zorigian, Angela Owusu-Ansah and Victoria Shropshire will use funding to help develop innovative approaches to writing in various courses.
Jeffrey Coker, associate professor of biology and director of general studies; Rosemary Haskell, professor of English; and Thomas Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published "Teaching Global Studies to All Undergraduates: A Required First-Year Course."
The associate professor of English was honored for a paper published in the September 2012 issue of Business Communication Quarterly and for her overall contributions to the mission and membership of the association.
The student media organizations were both recognized as NCCMA Best of Show winners.
Janet Lee Warman has had three poems published one poem win Honorable Mention.
The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."
The essay, "Wye Diversity Matters," is part of a collection from 18 of the more than 1,000 participants who attended the faculty seminars since 1983.
With a dose of humor and grace, Associate Professor Drew Perry's second novel spins the tale of a man and his wife who relocate to Florida and find themselves swept into the shady dealings and family drama of their in-laws. Listen to him read excerpts and share his thoughts in a short video interview.
Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.
Jessie Moore and Paula Rosinski, associate professors of professional writing and rhetoric in the Department of English, collaborated with researchers from the University of Central Florida, Michigan State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and Kenyon College on a research article about students' writing lives.
Elon University faculty, staff and students with ties to South Africa reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela, a global leader whose humility and selflessness helped his nation heal from the ravages of apartheid.
Delaney McHugo created a public service announcement for a class assignment and was honored for her work when she entered the video in a contest sponsored by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
The four professors will work on projects that explore the way students learn in music, creative writing and English education.
Rebecca Pope-Ruark, associate professor of English, earned two awards at the international Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference in New Orleans in late October.
Students present research at the Association for Business Communication international conference.
A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janet MacFall, Drew Perry and Anthony Weston.
The Association for Business Communication presented the associate professor of English with two awards during its recent conference in New Orleans.
Our visting poet, Joe Millar, selected the winners in the Frederick Hartman Poetry Contest, and the winners are...
Kevin Boyle, professor of English, publishes three poems in Terminus magazine.
Seven English (Teacher Licensure) majors attended the NC English Teachers Association conference in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 11 to learn new approaches to the classroom and join others in the local professional community.
The entry deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, for a student competition focused on human rights that will award cash prizes totaling $3,600. Categories include: research papers, journalism, electronic media, creative writing, photos, and world languages
Jessie L. Moore, Peter Felten, and Michael Strickland contributed a chapter on Elon University's Faculty Writing Residencies to a new edited collection. "Supporting a Culture of Writing: Faculty Writing Residencies as a WAC Initiative" describes the annual writing residency that the authors launched in 2006.
Connotation Press has published three poems byProfessor of English Kevin Boyle.