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From novels to neuroscience, SURE scholars dive deep into research

This year's 53 students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences program presented mid-summer progress in their work on July 22.

Two British Fulbright Scholars to teach at Elon in 2016-17

The faculty members from universities in the United Kingdom will teach courses in criminology and literature.

Paul Crenshaw wins Pushcart literary award

An essay by the English faculty member was selected for a 2017 Pushcart Prize, which honors the best literature published in small presses.

Lauren Phillips ’16 receives post-grad fellowship with Time Inc.

The English major was selected for the media organization’s Lifestyle Group Fellowship Program and will assist the editorial staff of Coastal Living, a print and online magazine based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Paul Crenshaw’s essay to appear in ‘Best American Essays 2016’

An essay by Paul Crenshaw, assistant professor of English, was picked as one of the top essays featured in magazines, journals and websites this year.

Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk presents at conference

Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk, assistant professor of English, gave a presentation on facilitating students' metacognitive practices in the college writing classroom and led a workshop on teaching multilingual students at the Conference on College Composition and Communication's annual convention, held April 6-9 in Houston, Texas.

Winners announced for Thomas Jefferson essay contest

Three students won top honors in the annual essay competition endowed by the late Philip L. Carret.

Top 10 Under 10 Awards celebrate the successes of young alumni

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and its community.

PBS Co-anchor Jeffrey Brown delivers 2016 Elder Lecture

The senior correspondent for NewsHour discussed topics ranging from journalism to poetry and the humanities in news and life.

Eric Ashley Hairston Co-chairs and Presents at ACLA Conference at Harvard

Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.

Dan Burns publishes article, guest edits recent special issue of American literature journal

Dan Burns, an instructor in English, has guest-edited the most recent issue of American Book Review, a journal specializing in recently published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women's presses.

Rosemary Haskell publishes article

Rosemary Haskell, Department of English, publishes an article about representations of migration in the novels of francophone Senegalese author, Fatou Diome.

Prudence Layne delivers keynote address 

Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.

Dan Burns presents paper on multi-ethnic fiction and the literary canon at annual MELUS conference

Paula Patch elected to executive board of Council of Writing Program Administrators

Paula Patch, senior lecturer in English and coordinator of the College Writing program at Elon, has been elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the Council of Writing Program administrators, a national association of faculty with professional responsibilities for directing writing programs. 

All's Well that Ends Well Pre-Performance Talks

Talks on the Steps explore Elon's Performance of Shakespeare's comedy

2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced    

The honorees are alumni from the past decade who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

News & Observer publishes Rosemary Haskell column on Brits, Trump and U.S. gun violence

Three professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows

A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Casey DiRienzo, Clyde Ellis and Ashley Hairston.

Five professors named Sustainability Faculty Scholars

The newest cohort of scholars will participate in a program that helps Elon University faculty integrate sustainability into an existing course.

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Patrick Phillips announced the student poetry contest winners at his reading Monday night.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help roommates pursue graduate school

Jasmine Bryant '15 and Negesti Kaudo '15, with support from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, were recently accepted into top master's programs for social work and creative writing, respectively.

Author: 'Orange is the New Black' more than a story about prison

Piper Kerman, whose 2010 memoir inspired the critically acclaimed Netflix series by the same name, visited Elon University to make the case for reforming the criminal justice system.

English majors participate in undergraduate research workshop

Christian Kowalski and Miranda Romano participated in the 2015 Naylor Workshop on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies at York College.

Kyle Whitaker '14 presents research at international conference

The Elon Honors Program graduate presented research at the Pekan International Education Confernce in Malyasia on the value students place on writing in the 21st century.

In My Words: Stop talking 'rights' and start talking 'health'

In an open letter to presidential hopefuls, Professor Rosemary Haskell uses literature and knowledge of her native Great Britain to make the case for American policymakers treating firearms as a public health issue.

Sam Slaughter ’09: In a few words

Writer Sam Slaughter ’09 finds beauty in the brevity of words, something that has inspired him to write a flash fiction book.

Burbridge, Covington, Crawford and Gill honored with Elon Medallions

Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university’s highest honor Monday upon four of its most distinguished retired employees for their meritorious service to the school.

First-Year Summer Experiences help 125 students transition to Elon

Elon alumna publishes biography on C.S. Lewis’ wife

In her first book, Abigail Santamaria ’00 tells the story of the intricate life of Joy Davidman, the woman who captivated Lewis late in his life and influenced many of his works.

In My Words: The skin is not the sin - the dangers of miseducation

In a guest column published by several regional newspapers, Associate Professor Prudence Layne reflects on the summer tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, and society's culpability for what transpired at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  

Kathy Lyday Presents at Melungeon Gathering

The professor of English discussed the 21st century stereotyping of Melungeons in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa series of urban fantasy novels

Janet Myers: Dedicated, inspiring and supportive mentor

The professor of English received the 2015 Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award for her role as director of National and International Fellowships.

Rosemary Haskell writes column on homelessness

The professor of English had her column about homelessness in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina, appeared June 13, 2015, in the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer.

Maria Temming ’16 awarded fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The double-major in physics and English will be a writer for Scientific American magazine after successfully competing in the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program.

Cassie Kircher: inspiring, dedicated and gifted teacher

The winner of this year’s Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cassie Kircher, professor of English, is hailed for her insightful classroom discussions and commitment to student development.

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.

Elon Community Garden sees strawberries galore

An annual Strawberry Festival and Heirloom Plant Sale hosted by a "Garden Studio" course proved popular with the campus community on the final Friday of classes for the 2015 spring semester.

Kevin Boyle publishes book of poems

Kevin Boyle publishes a new book of poems, ASTIR.

Elon students selected for 2015 Scripps Howard internship program

Danielle Deavens '16 and Connor DelPrete '16 will earn summer grants and scholarships.

Kevin Boyle publishes poems

The professor of English published six new poems this spring.

Elon graduate to publish novel

Sam Slaughter, a 2009 graduate and former English major, is publishing two works.

Three College of Arts & Sciences distinguished alumni recognized

Peter Lindstrom ’94, Julie Dyke Ford ’95 and Christopher Nave ’04 received the 2015 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special April 30 ceremony.

Ashley Hairston Gives Humanities Presentation and Has Book Named Outstanding Academic Title

Eric Ashley Hairston, associate professor of English and director of the Center for Law and Humanities, recently lectured at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on his continuing research into the interdisciplinary connection between classical studies and African American literature.  His first book on the subject was recently named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Janet Lee Warman publishes two poems

The professor of English and education has two poems in the Main Street Rag anthology Crossing Lines.

Two students honored in North Carolina poetry contest

Emily Cinquemani and Allison Ginsburg were finalists in NC State's Poetry Contest 

 

Cassandra Kircher publishes essay

Cassandra Kircher's essay, "No More to the Lake," was published in the most recent issue (Volume 80.2) of North Dakota Quarterly. 

Prudence Layne delivers invited lecture at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Professor co-edits book for educating 21st century college students

Associate Professor Prudence Layne worked with Peter F. Lake of Sheffield Hallam University on "Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries."

Prudence Layne delivers invited lecture at Sheffield Hallam University