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Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Sunshine and strawberries: Elon Community Garden buzzes with activity during annual festival

Hundreds turned out for the annual Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale, an annual event produced by the Garden Studio class taught by Michael Strickland, lecturer in environmental studies and English. 

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Elon professor is co-author of research presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology

The presentation highlighted two projects of Catherine Bush, adjunct assistant professor of biology and research fellow at the Center for New North Carolinians at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

 

Elon students, faculty share research at Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference

Five faculty members and eleven undergraduate researchers from the Biology and Environmental Studies departments represented Elon University at the Association of Southeastern Biologists conference at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on March 28-30, 2018.

Four Elon students presented at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference

APOS is the only multidisciplinary organization in the United States dedicated to researching and treating the psychosocial aspects of cancer, and these students were among the few undergraduate researchers to present their work at this conference.

Biology professor gives invited seminar at UNC-Asheville

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of UNC-Asheville's Biology Department Seminar Series on Thursday, March 22nd. 

Gammon weighs in on the 'filthiest animal' for Gizmodo

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, offered his take on a contender for the title in Gizmodo's "Giz Asks" weekly article. 

Class assignments help students explore Elon's Maker Hub

Jennifer Nunez, assistant professor of biology, shares how inclement weather inspired her to integrate the Maker Hub into her course assignments with overwhelming support from her students. 

2018 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 14

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

 

Elon ranked among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Among medium-sized colleges and universities, Elon ranked No. 16 for the number of Peace Corps volunteers it produced in 2017. Last year, Elon Law launched a new fellows program to help returned Peace Corps volunteers become lawyers. 

Gut instinct: what our intestines tell us about how we think

The billions of bacteria that populate our intestines influence a wide range of processes in our bodies—including our behavior and brain development.

Eighteen Elon scholars named semi-finalists for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study.

Career Moves: Work to stand out as a physician assistant studies applicant pays off 

After graduation in May, Hannah Winchell will begin a physician assistant studies program at Chatham University, and attributes her success to the advice offered by professionals who work in the Student Professional Development Center. 

Voices of Discovery series features Nancy Allbritton

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series brings UNC Kenan Professor Nancy Allbritton to McCrary Theatre, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Vandermast featured in Times-News article about poinsettias

David Vandermast, associate professor of biology, shared his insights about the plant that becomes particularly popular during the holiday season. 

Gut instinct: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the link between the brain and the microbiome of the gut 

Alex Ball ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

 

Elon senior seminar event included in recent Washington Post article 

The article focused on the impact of tax cuts by the N.C. General Assembly included a mention of a senior seminar at Elon. 

2017 President's Report highlights Elon scholarship

Elon's annual celebration of intellectual inquiry and scholarship features the work of eight accomplished faculty scholars as well as eight students who are working with faculty mentors on undergraduate research.

Activist Winona LaDuke says democracy takes connection to the environment, each other 

A member of Ojibwe tribe who lives on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, LaDuke is the co-founder and program director for Honor the Earth, and spoke at Elon at the invitation of the Liberal Arts Forum.

Kathy Gallucci presents at National Association of Biology Teachers

Kathy Gallucci, associate professor of biology, attended the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 9-11, 2017.

 

Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival returns TODAY

The annual festival by the Elon University Garden Studio Class is now in its ninth year and will be held at the Elon Community Garden.

Salt life: Lumen Scholar explores salinity and growth in wetland ecosystems

Elon Lumen Scholar Mariana Kneppers ’18 is researching how changing global weather conditions might affect the future of native wetland plants.

In My Words: ​We the People seek an end to partisan gerrymandering

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that we deserve better than politically driven legislative maps.