Elon alumna receives Fulbright to teach English in Taiwan
<p>Katherine Shafer &rsquo;15, an international studies major from Port Jefferson, N.Y., will spend 11 months teaching English in Taiwan as part of a federal program that promotes mutual goodwill between people of the United States and people of other nations.&nbsp;</p>
Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina
<p>Erin Luther &lsquo;16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.</p>
Top 10 Under 10 Awards celebrate the successes of young alumni
<p>The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and its community.</p>
Elon students awarded State Department scholarships
<p><span>Elon University senior Alexandra &ldquo;Allie&rdquo; Barteldt and junior Benjamin Lutz have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Hindi in Asia, and Arabic in Africa, respectively.</span></p>
2016 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;
<p>The honorees are alumni from the past decade who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.</p>
Professor&#39;s book honored by International Studies Association
<p>Co-authored by Elon University&#39;s Laura Roselle, &quot;Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order&quot;&nbsp;received the 2016 International Communication Book Award for having made &quot;the most substantial impact in the area of international communication in the context of international studies.&quot;</p>
&#39;Perspectives on the Global Migration-Refugee Crisis: Responsibilities, Rights, and Politics&#39; - Sept. 16
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Career Moves: An internship with diplomatic impact
<p>Elon University senior Alexandra Cantone authored a report on <span>women&#39;s roles in countering violent extremism in Saudi Arabia</span> as part of a&nbsp;summer internship at the&nbsp;<span>Institute for Gulf Affairs, a Washington think tank to which she applied with help from faculty and the Student Professional Development Center.</span></p>
Safia Swimelar lectures and leads workshop on globalization and higher education<br />
<p>The associate professor of political science and policy studies took part in March 2015 in the&nbsp;<span>Mellon Globalization Forum at Sewanee: the University of the South</span><span>.</span></p>
Safia Swimelar presents at conference on LGBT rights in East Europe &amp; Balkans<br />
<p>The February program brought together scholars from Europe and the United States to&nbsp;<span>discuss the state of LGBT rights in both regions.</span></p>
Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France
<p><span>Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.</span></p>
Conference examines war crimes, human rights and immigration
<p>Elon&#39;s Conference on International Law featured law, history and political science scholars, human rights advocates and practicing attorneys.</p>
Elon senior named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
<p>Nicole &quot;Niki&quot; Molinaro, a political science and international studies double major from Wading River, New York, was honored by the national organization for her commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility.</p>
Michael Matthews named O&rsquo;Briant Developing Professor in History
<p>The associate professor of history is the inaugural recipient of an honor that supports a faculty member in the Department of History whose professional accomplishments are in keeping with Elon University&rsquo;s teacher-scholar model.</p>
Scholar gives talk about French Muslims in contemporary France
<p>A Feb. 19, 2015, guest lecture by Professor Michel Bondurand of the NC Consortium Paris program spoke about the way Muslims in France practice their faith.</p>
Lumen Scholar&#39;s work gives voice to African immigrants
<p>Elon University&rsquo;s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement assisted senior Omolayo Ojo in her efforts to share why people from Senegal move to the United States, and what effect those moves have on families left behind.</p>
Students learn about Ebola during panel held in the Global Neighborhood
<p><strong>Attendants learned about the historical and contemporary factors facilitating the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone</strong>.</p>
State Department awards scholarship to Elon senior
<p>Madison Ann &ldquo;Maddy&rdquo; Clough is studying Arabic in Morocco this summer with the support from the U.S. Department of State&rsquo;s Critical Language Scholarship Program.</p>
Jason Kirk publishes insight post for Political Studies Association blog
<p>The associate professor of political science and policy studies traces the evolution of elections in India for a UK-based academic association and explores the implications of the Bharatiya Janata Party&#39;s historic win at the polls on May 16, 2014.</p>
Elon alumna receives fellowship in Central America
<p>Rebecca Berube &#39;12 will spend 2014-2015 enhancing environmental awareness in Panama through the Princeton in Latin America program.</p>
Prudence Layne presents paper and leads workshop at the Mico Research Day Conference in Jamaica
<p>The associate professor of English &amp; coordinator of African and African-American Studies program was invited to present&nbsp;a paper titled &quot;Transforming Higher Education: Restructuring Space and Minds&rdquo; and lead a workshop for faculty during the Mico University College&#39;s Week of Activities held in Kingston, Jamaica&nbsp;during the week of&nbsp;April 8.</p>
Prudence Layne interviewed on Jamaican Radio program
<p>Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university&#39;s African &amp; African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show &ldquo;Both Sides of the Story,&rdquo; a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.</p>
Dan Layman &#39;12 accepted to master&#39;s program at GWU
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Prudence Layne presents paper at NCBS 2014 conference
<p>The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university&#39;s African &amp; African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.</p>
Elon junior a finalist for Truman Scholarship
<p>Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.</p>
Ashley Fowler &#39;14 leads workshop in Lithuania on LGBT issues
<p>The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.</p>
Prudence Layne presents workshop at WISE 2014 conference
<p>The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university&#39;s African &amp; African-American Studies program led participants in a&nbsp;session titled &quot;Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students.&quot;</p>
Book looks at political players&#39; use of stories to communicate
<p>Professor Laura Roselle co-authored a book that explores the way world leaders and policy makers interact with each other, and with their citizens, through the narratives they share.</p>
Elon junior awarded Clinton Scholarship to study in Dubai
<p>Madison Ann &ldquo;Maddy&rdquo; Clough, an international studies major with an interest in working as an Arabic speaker for the United States government, is the first Elon student to receive a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study at the American University in Dubai.</p>
Alumna launches campaign to support sustainable food project in Kenya
<p>Jasmine Whaley &#39;13 is seeking to raise $30,000 to expand the Rita Rose Garden in Kisumu, Kenya, a sustainable community garden led by 88 women entrepreneurs that works to feed and support more than 900 people.</p>
Career Moves: SPDC helps sophomore find French embassy internship
<p>Maggie Liston &#39;16 has known since high school that she wanted to incorporate the French language into her career plans, and with guidance from Student Professional Development Center staff, she found an internship this summer in New York City with the French Embassy.</p>
Hundreds attend forum on the crisis in Syria
<p>Elon University faculty experts, joined by a colleague from UNC Chapel Hill, explored on Sept. 11 the complexities of resolving a civil war in Syria that has escalated with the use of chemical weapons.</p>
Elon alumni receive Fulbright awards
<p>Allyson &ldquo;Ally&rdquo; Golightly &rsquo;13 and Kelly Zug &rsquo;12 will begin their teaching careers in South Korea and Bulgaria, respectively, as recipients of Fulbright program English Teaching Assistantships.</p>
Elon senior awarded Princeton in Africa fellowship
<p><span>Kristen Conroy will spend a year in Kenya helping an organization that matches orphans of those killed by HIV/AIDS with elderly residents who lost their own adult children to the disease.</span></p>
Alumna receives prestigious Pickering Fellowship
<p>As part of the award, Brittany Carroll &#39;11 will pursue a master&#39;s degree at American University before serving as a U.S. foreign service officer for three years.</p>
Elon sophomore wins Boren Scholarship
<p><span>Omolayo Ojo&rsquo;s $10,000 award covers her expenses to study in Senegal for the fall semester as she conducts Lumen Prize research on African emigrants to the United States.</span></p>
College of Arts &amp; Sciences recognizes outstanding alumni
<p>Mark J. Brewin &rsquo;08, David Fuhr &rsquo;00 and Erin Krupa &rsquo;02 are the recipients of the 2013 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards.</p>
New book looks at role of imagery in Buddhism
<p>Assistant Professor Pamela Winfield explores the intersection of art and religion based on the writings &amp; teachings of two Japanese Buddhist masters.</p>
Dan Layman '12 publishes on Jabhat al-Nusra
Dan Layman '12, an international studies major with minors in Middle Eastern studies and German studies, has published an analysis of the Syrian radical Islamist group known as Jabhat al-Nusra.
Elon Model UN ranked No. 22 in the nation
Elon is the top-ranked collegiate program in North Carolina in rankings released by the Model UN consulting company Best Delegate.
Elon students &amp; alumni receive Fulbright awards
Seniors Jensen Suther and Shannalee Van Beek, and alumni Natalie Lampert and Hunter Gros, will travel overseas beginning this fall.
CELEBRATE! presentations showcase service-learning
<p>Several Elon students, including five Civic Engagement Scholars in the Class of 2012, on Thursday shared their work with classmates and faculty.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: James Dolphin '12
An international studies &amp; political science double major analyzed arguments U.S. officials make against joining the International Criminal Court.
Elon alum awarded Rotary Scholarship
Caitlin Goodspeed '08 will spend a year in Scotland working toward her master's degree in global and international sociology.
Olivia Feldman '12 to participate in year-long service program in Germany
Career Moves: Internships lead to U.S. Census job
A young alumna has already returned to campus to recruit more Elon University students to analyze data in Washington, D.C.
Kenan Scholar adds to identity: U.S. citizen
In her first months on campus, freshman Omolayo Ojo prepared to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.
Elon explores exchange with South China Normal University
Chinese delegation visits campus to begin formal discussions about student, faculty and academic exchange possibilities with Elon.
Career Moves: Résumé prep helps land internship
An Elon junior sought feedback from Career Services when applying for an internship that had him researching cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.
Elon grads take part in Sri Lanka forum
Two young alumni grew their Periclean Scholar legacies through a program for social and environmental activists.