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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

Elon student wins poetry contest

English major Emily Cinquemani won a poetry contest sponsored by the University of Houston.

Public Talks Peek inside Broadway Musical “In the Heights”

Speakers from Princeton University and Elon University will take audiences inside the popular musical in series of short pre-performance talks.

Elon senior uses Lumen Prize to write first novel

Brianna Duff used the university's top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement to combine her love of physics and writing into a story driven by scientific principles.

Elon student awarded Holocaust Studies scholarship

Kelly Swaim ’17, recipient of the Miriam and Abe Brenner Holocaust Education Scholarship, traveled to Europe during Winter Term 2015 as part of Elon’s "Holocaust Journey" study abroad course.

Janet Warman publishes poem

The Elon University professor of English and education has a poem, "In the Silence," featured in the latest issue of Spillway.

Elon names inaugural Leadership Prize recipients

A new award provides students with $10,000 to research and understand problems of interest to them and then use their leadership abilities to test potential solutions.

In My Words: Lord Mansfield shows why Jane Austen still matters

Professor Rosemary Haskell reflects in a newspaper column on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" and points to issues of poverty, class and gender that remain relevant today.

Haskell presents paper on poetic commemorations of World War I

Rosemary Haskell, professor of English,  presented on Nov. 8 her paper at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta.

Three faculty members named CATL Scholars

Brandon Essary, Jennifer Uno and Barbara Gordon will work on projects that explore the way students learn in Italian, in biology service-learning courses, and through writing and multimodal assignments, respectively.

Paula Patch and Greg Hlavaty present on Elon's 'College Writing for High School Juniors' course
 

 

Steven Lessner interviewed on 89.3 FM WSOE about teaching and scholarship

Professor Steven Lessner in the Department of English was interviewed about his research in hip hop and his creation and development of a first-year writing pedagogy using this musical genre on 89.3 FM WSOE, broadcast live on Oct. 16, 2014.

Kevin Boyle publishes seven poems

Common Reading author energizes Elon with stories of windmills & hope

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.

Janet Warman publishes poem in Slipstream magazine

The professor of English and education wrote "Tin Man" in the poetry magazine.

Greg Hlavaty publishes essay in MAYDAY magazine

In My Words: Does nudity upset you? Cover your eyes and don’t subscribe

Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in a recent newspaper column about public nudity and the cultural double standards Americans must confront pertaining to breasts.

In My Words: A single #hashtag never created lasting change

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.

Elon seminar focuses on undergraduate research mentoring

Professors from 26 colleges and universities were on campus July 13-18, 2014, for a research program hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning.

Incoming students participate in creative writing workshop

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.

In My Words: 'Slow violence' against N.C. schools harms us all

Professor Steve Braye laments lawmakers' treatment of North Carolina public school teachers and students in a guest column published by regional newspapers.

Drew Perry writes essay on love for Huffington Post

The associate professor of English and published novelist authored "Love in the Time of the Toad" for the website's "Love Matters" section.

Cassandra Kircher publishes essay

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.

In My Words: Good teachers already know about trigger warnings

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.

In My Words: As one angel ascends, millions of 'phenomenal women' remain caged

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.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

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.

From Holden Caulfield to Harry Potter, young adult literature strikes chords for all ages

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.

Steven Lessner Presents On Opening Pedagogical Spaces for African American Males in First-Year Writing at National Hip Hop Conference

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.

Prudence Layne presents paper and leads workshop at the Mico Research Day Conference in Jamaica

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.

Prudence Layne interviewed on Jamaican Radio program

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.

Lumen Scholar traces the history of mental illness guide

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 Discusses Working Conditions and Writing Instruction in Featured Session at National Conference

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.

English majors present at national conference

Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the  2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.

Kevin Boyle has a poem published

Student winners named in inaugural university writing contest

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.

Prudence Layne presents paper at NCBS 2014 conference

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.

Writing Center satellite locations now open in KOBC and Multiculteral Center

Faculty receive Writing Excellence Initiative grants

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.

Coker, Haskell and Nelson publish Global Studies article

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."

Rebecca Pope-Ruark wins awards from Association for Business Communication

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 Pendulum, Colonnades honored by state media association

The student media organizations were both recognized as NCCMA Best of Show winners.

Janet Lee Warman publishes poems, receives honorable mention

Janet Lee Warman has had three poems published one poem win Honorable Mention.

Prudence Layne presents workshop at WISE 2014 conference

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."

Prudence Layne authors essay for the Aspen Institute's 30th anniversary of Wye Faculty Seminars

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.

New novel by Drew Perry explores life and fatherhood

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.