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Pumpkin Festival returns to Elon Community Garden - Oct. 24

Students in a fall semester Garden Studio course are leading an event that is free and open to the community from 2:30-5:30 p.m. with fall-themed baked goods, musical entertainment and pumpkin carving for children.

Elon's Peace Corps Prep program earns recognition in STARS annual review

Created in 2013, the program provides students with a basic skill set the Peace Corps and its participatory countries need for successful community projects.

Nanotechnology pioneer talks of advances in lifesaving treatments

Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.

In My Words: Coal ash legislation shows the political system can work

Associate Professor Dave Gammon gives credit in regional newspapers to North Carolina lawmakers who recently passed a law that helps prevent future coal ash spills like the one earlier this year that polluted the state's Dan River.

Dave Gammon publishes article in Journal of Avian Biology

Dr. Ann C. McKee, "Emerging Concepts in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy" - Nov. 6

Three rising juniors selected as Noyce Scholars

Catherine Lee, Emma Luparello and Julie Merritt will each receive a $21,900 scholarship for each of the next two years while working toward teacher licensure as part of their studies in mathematics and the natural sciences.

Three new Elon graduates joining the Peace Corps

A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.

The entrepreneurial medicine man

An immunologist-turned-businessman, Niclas Stiernholm ’89 is at the helm of a Canadian biopharmaceutical company making advances in the fight against cancer.

Elon senior accepted into Virginia Governor's Fellows Program

Elon senior receives Princeton in Asia fellowship

Jill Capotosto will spend up to two years in Vietnam assisting with communications for an international wildlife anti-trafficking organization.

Strawberry festival draws crowd to community garden

An effort to showcase both the university's Community Garden and heirloom plants grown by Elon students proved popular, as did delicious strawberry treats.

Elon junior awarded Udall Scholarship

Colby Halligan secured the nation's premier academic award for students dedicated to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.

Winners announced for Thomas Jefferson essay contest

The 15th annual Philip L. Carret Endowment Thomas Jefferson Essay Contest asked students to write about the relationship between public education and the common good in the 21st century.

Mike Kingston presides at North Carolina Academy of Science annual meeting

Elon student secures prestigious internship in Italy

Colby Halligan '15 travels to Europe this summer as one of the youngest students ever selected for a program that gives hands-on experience in organic farming while learning a foreign language.

In My Words: Relationship between science and faith is still evolving

Associate Professor Dave Gammon writes in a newspaper opinion column about the tension between strong religious adherents and members of the scientific community, arguing how the two groups aren't mutually exclusive.

Elon College Fellow wins national biology research award

Mary Savarese '14 received the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award from the American Physiological Society.

Apply now for summer Study USA programs

Although applications are open until March, now is the time to apply for Elon in Alaska, Elon in D.C. and Elon in L.A. in order to secure a space and find an ideal internship.

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."

Dave Gammon completes graduate certificate program in ecological economics

Works by Samantha DiRosa included in photography exhibit at Torpedo Factory

The Elon associate professor of art and environmental studies collaborated with poet and landscape theorist Jolie B. Kaytes for the project, Gathering Dust: Sediment/Sentiment, which will be on view at Virginia's well-known Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria through Dec. 1.

2014 Sustainability Faculty Scholars named

Seven faculty members will take part in a program that will allow them to incorporate or enhance a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.

GlaxoSmithKline mentors visit campus

Mentors for the GSK Women in Science Scholars Program connected with their mentees and visited a biotechnology class on Nov. 5.

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 Janet MacFall, Drew Perry and Anthony Weston.