A human service studies course has received national recognition from Learning By Giving Foundation and additional funding for class projects.
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.
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.
The statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service.
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.
Leadership scholars gather as a cohort for workshops and seminars designed to focus on issues related to leadership pedagogy.
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.
Professor Carmen Monico's work in Guatemala was funded through a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamie Albright '13 and Professor Cynthia Fair shared original HIV/AIDS research at a conference of the American Public Health Association.
The human service studies major from Baltimore has received a 2015 Community Impact Award from North Carolina Campus Compact.
Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.
The assistant professor of human service studies spoke with the international wire service for an article that looked at the corrupt adoption process involving Guatemalan children following a decades-long Civil War - and efforts by Guatemalan adoptees today to find their birth parents.
Assistant Professor Carmen Mónico travels to the Central American nation next spring to assess a vocational training program aimed at creating work opportunities for youth who might instead emigrate elsewhere.
The professor of human service studies was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award for her wealth of research on changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Assistant Professor Carmen Monico took part in the Second Congress of Development Studies on Migration, Health and Development in Guatemala City in late May, where she was joined by multiple national and international stakeholders.
Daniel Sheehan, a human service studies and strategic communications double major, begins his career after Elon with a fellowship in New York City that develops "the next generation of aspiring change makers."
Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.
Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st. Active now through Friday, May 8th.
Public talks peek behind the scenes of the deeply moving musical "Next to Normal" and explore its representation of a family coping with mental illness
Furthering her research on civic engagement in development interventions financed by international humanitarian and financial institutions, the assistant professor of human service studies presented at the World Bank Land Conference during spring break.
In an example of collaboration between academics and practitioners, Carmen Monico worked with her former dissertation chair, Karen Smith Rotabi, now in the United Arab Emirates University, Kelley McCreery Bunkers, a child protection consultant, and Lucy Armistead, an adoption agency director, in the production of two book chapters summarizing the social literature of intercountry adoption globally, and the U.S. intercountry adoption experience from post-disaster Haiti.
The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, a private, liberal arts university in Guatemala, invited Elon faculty Carmen Monico to join other internationally recognized faculty in supporting the development of a PhD program in applied psychology.
The assistant professor of human service studies had studied the topic as part of her doctoral dissertation and it remains one of her areas of scholarship.
The professor of human service studies and coordinator of the university's Public Health Studies program traveled to Houston in October to share findings of her research with collaborators from the consortium, Duke University and Elon University.
Emily Delaplane ’14 turned to the Student Professional Development Center last spring for advice and feedback when applying for a position in Delaware helping the families of hospitalized children.
Human Service Studies (HSS) Faculty, Carmen Monico, and HSS undergraduate research students Meredith Berk and Alejandra Orellana-Portillo present at the 2014 Latino Social Work Organization held at the University of Illinois-Chicago this past weekend.
In an induction ceremony held Oct. 11, 2014, Assistant Professor Carmen Monico became a charter member of the District 7600 Rotary Alumni Association two years after having served as an Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Research Scholar in Guatemala.
About a hundred practitioners and scholars from around the U.S. engaged in refugee and immigrant assistance and scholarship in various states and overseas came together at a conference in Greensboro this week.
Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.
The assistant professor of human service studies advocated for children and other vulnerable populations as she called on both governments and individual citizens to help those in need around the world by upholding the principles of the CRC.
The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.
Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.
As concerns over illegal practices in intercountry adoption and global surrogacy continue to capture the world's attention, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico presented at an international forum of experts informing The Hague Conference on International Law's reporting on these critical global issues.
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.