Experts and Elon students engage in dialogue on the Nicaragua crisis 

The human rights crisis experienced in Nicaragua during 2018 was the main topic of discussion at an expert forum at Elon.

Expert forum at Elon offers insight into the opioid epidemic

Concern about the growing opioid epidemic prompted the Elon community to organize the forum as a way to educate students, faculty and staff.

Women's conference raises the voices of black and brown women and girls in North Carolina

Elon was a partner in the conference, which focused on learning about and lifting the souls of black and brown women and girls. The event was held at Shaw University in partnership with the Raleigh/Apex chapter of the NAACP. 

Public health students, alumni, & professors present at the American Public Health Association conference

Elon students Stephanie Ntim '19, Taylor Jones '19, Samantha Perry '18 and Sarah Holdren '18 presented research at the American Public Health Association Conference held Nov. 10-13 in San Diego.   


‘Elon University Faculty: Passionately Curious’ celebrates faculty scholarship

The 2018 edition of the President’s Report highlights the accomplishments of the university’s outstanding educators. These intellectual leaders exemplify the kind of drive and commitment that makes Elon such a distinctive academic community.

Elon faculty and students present at Latino Social Work Organization 2018 Conference in Chicago
Department of Human Service Studies faculty member Carmen Monico, and 2018 Leadership Prize Recipient David Duncan presented at the 2018 Latino Social Work Organization held at the University of Illinois-Chicago this past week.   


Elon faculty voices highlighted

Cindy Fair, Tony Crider, Haya Ajjan and Jean Rattigan-Rohr shared their innovative scholarship, insights into teaching and approaches to community engagement at Elon Talks: Faculty Voices.

Monico joins teach-in to raise awareness on family separation policies and practices

After the "Taking Kids: Border Madness" Teach-in was convened by Columbia University School of Social Work early this year, California State University Monterey Bay School of Social Work invited Assistant Professor Carmen Monico to visit its campus in October as an expert speaker.

Faculty, student represent Elon at Forced Migration Institute conference

Elon faculty & students attended the Forced Migration Institute, presenting and participating in discussions on current refugee and immigrant policies

Alamance Community Foundation grant supports Human Service Studies course

A grant from the Alamance Community Foundation has been awarded to the Department of Human Service Studies to support the work of senior course.

In My Words: ​Do not forget the lives impacted and lost by forcing migrant families apart

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about the challenges migrants face in their journey from Central America to the United States, and urges readers to not develop amnesia about how families are being impacted.

Cynthia Fair named Watts-Thompson Professor

Professor Cynthia Fair of the Department of Public Health Studies is renowned for her research into the changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

Monico represents Elon at World Congress of Sociology

Carmen Monico, an assistant professor of human service studies, was among thousands of scholars from around the world who attended and presented at the XIX World Congress of Sociology held in July in Canada.

Elon’s 2018 faculty retirees recognized

At the annual Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon on May 9, the Elon community honored 12 faculty members who are retiring this year.

Lindsey Jordan '19: ‘I want to do good in the world’

Elon junior Lindsey Jordan ’19, of Mooresville, North Carolina, shares her passion for helping others thanks to the life-changing impact of her Honors Fellows scholarship. This is the first in a series of videos highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon. 

Volunteering at Elon paved the way for Tara Nager '12 to serve The Boys & Girls Club as an alum

Nager grew passionate about working with children while serving as a volunteer through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement.

Your health matters — be heard! 

Take the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) beginning Sunday, April 15, through Friday, May 4.  All students who submit a survey will be automatically entered in a random drawing for one of twenty-five $10 gift cards for Irazu.  Your health matters. Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! 

Faculty members host fatherhood and child development community panel discussion

Associate Professor of Human Service Studies Judy Esposito and Assistant Professor of Psychology Sabrina Thurman hosted a panel discussion for their Winter Term courses on fatherhood and early childhood development. 

Gendle, Monico have article published in Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security 

Mat Gendle, professor of psychology, and Carmen Monico, assistant professor of human service studies, address the role of U.S. drug policy on the displacement of unaccompanied minors from Central America

Lumen Scholar learns to adapt as she explores community health care in Uganda

Elon Lumen Scholar Samantha Perry ’18 is researching the challenges that Village Health Team volunteers face in delivering health care in Uganda. 

Fair, alumni publish articles in public health journals

Cindy Fair, chair of the Department of Public Health Studies, has co-authored three journal articles with recent graduates relating to the maturing cohort of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired HIV. 

Student-led Active Bystander Program launched to help prevent sexual assault at Elon

Students, faculty, staff and community partners have united to develop and promote bystander intervention to prevent sexual violence at Elon, with students offered the opportunity to lead campus conversations.

Duke Law Summer Prelaw Fellowship introduces Elon students to legal education

Elon students Jazmine Langley '19 and David Duncan '19 are among 20 students selected to participate in Duke Law School's inaugural Prelaw Fellowship this summer.

Elon creates Department of Public Health Studies

The move comes as Elon has expanded its offerings in the discipline since the launch of a public health studies minor more than a decade ago. 

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Elon sophomore named 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact has named Amy Belfer '19 a recipient of a Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-oriented students and is named for Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact. 

The Conversation: Educating children in Guatemala before they decide to migrate to the U.S. border

Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about her Fulbright research into the root causes of migration for at-risk youth in Latin America and the programs designed to keep them home. 

Read On Elon program opens with 'The Life You Can Save'

Professors Raj Ghoshal and Katherine Johnson facilitated a student discussion of Peter Singer's "The Life You Can Save: Doing Your Part to End World Poverty," as the inaugural Read On Elon event.

Professors team up to offer community-based learning opportunities during Winter Term

During winter 2017, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty partnered to educate students on sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking and women offenders and to collaborate with community organizations. Outreach activities were supported by a Health Promotion Mini-Grant and the CAS Small Enhancement Grant.

Human service studies course receives national recognition, additional grant funding

A human service studies course has received national recognition from Learning By Giving Foundation and additional funding for class projects.

Guatemalan scholar finds opportunities to interact, share expertise during visit to Elon

Guatemalan graduate student Marco Saz visited Elon University to immerse himself culturally in the United States and share his expertise on education with youth at risk with Elon students, faculty and staff.

Elon faculty, students use film series to raise awareness about sexual violence

In a partnership with Elon's community partner Crossroads and with the support of an Elon's Kermode Center Community Partnership Initiative grant, a Human Service Studies Department professor and her students presented a film series on sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking in the United States, as part of an ongoing community outreach program addressing these critical global issues locally.

N.C. Campus Compact honors Elon student as 'civic trailblazer'

The statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service. 

Elon professor participates in training to increase diversity in health-oriented research

Elon faculty joins a diverse community of scholars promoting community health. The capacity-building activity was organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connection program in Denver at the end of October 2016.

Six faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Leadership scholars gather as a cohort for workshops and seminars designed to focus on issues related to leadership pedagogy. 


Scholars showcase wide range of public health topics at research collaboration event

The second annual Undergraduate Public Health Research Collaboration was held at Elon on Friday, Sept. 23, and brought together students and faculty from Elon, Davidson College and Furman University. 

Six months in Guatemala gives Elon professor insights into challenges facing at-risk youth

Professor Carmen Monico's work in Guatemala was funded through a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. 

Mary Knight-McKenna Awarded Impact Alamance Grant

The grant will allow the associate professor of education to work with two Elon professors on finding strategies that are helpful, culturally relevant and easy for families to use to foster their infant's language development.

Elon students support sexual assault survivors

Anita Bryant, Grace Landsberg and Zachary (Zack) Czajkowski presented a quilt made by survivors of sexual abuse and assault to the Burlington City Council April 5.

ESL Tutoring Program continues to grow

Students volunteer two nights a week during the fall and spring semesters: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

In treating patients with HIV, 'look at the whole person'

Professor Cynthia “Cindy” Fair delivered Elon University’s 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award Lecture on Tuesday with stories of her research into the lives of young people born with HIV, and the challenges they face transitioning from pediatric care into adult health care settings. 

Elon HSS Faculty and Students Assess Community Protocols on Domestic Violence

Human Service Studies faculty and students assisted the Vctim's Advocacy Council of Alamance (VACA) in assessing the Coordinated Community Response Protocols developed for handling cases of domestic violence.  

Seminars on youth-at-risk and violence prevention in Latin America

Elon Faculty launches series of seminars on youth-at-risk and violence prevention programs in Latin America as part of her Fulbright Project in Guatemala

Carmen Monico contributes to new book on adoptions

Forging identities through hip hop

As Miles Williams 15 co-captained the Elon Phoenix football team over the past year, he was also conducting undergraduate research just a few miles away on the way hip hop music might help African-American children develop self-confidence and a sense of self.

Stephanie Baker White presents research on policing in black communities

Research offers guidance for doctors treating young adults

A study co-authored by Elon University Professor Cynthia Fair in JAMA Pediatrics gives healthcare providers clearer goals for helping young patients with chronic illnesses transition successfully to adult care settings.

Miles Williams '15 claims spot on FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

The human service studies major from South Carolina excelled in the classroom and on the field this fall for the Elon Phoenix football team, earning him honors from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. 

'I Am That Girl' at Elon promotes self-assurance

Founded two years ago by Alli Lindenberg '17, the Elon University chapter of a national nonprofit organization fosters love and support among young women who confront a daily barage of cultural expectations and media stereotypes.

Peace Corps Prep Program expands into global health

As she applies to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru, Lily Merritt, who finishes her degree program this month, is the first student to complete the requirements of a new track focused on global health in Elon University’s Peace Corps Prep Program.