<p>Madison Ann “Maddy” 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>
<p>Jasmine Whaley '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>
<p>Maggie Liston '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>
<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>
<p>Allyson “Ally” Golightly ’13 and Kelly Zug ’12 will begin their teaching careers in South Korea and Bulgaria, respectively, as recipients of Fulbright program English Teaching Assistantships.</p>
<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>
The Professional Development Committee of the International Studies Association has awarded Elon University a grant to support a professional development workshop for graduate students and junior faculty in international studies.
A new undergraduate exchange program created this month between Elon University and Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, will allow students to study abroad in a part of the world steeped with culture, history and art at a time when academic interest in the Middle East is blossoming.
Elon University senior Cedric Pulliam, a political science and international studies double major with aspirations of joining the U.S. Foreign Service, will participate this summer in a highly selective national program that introduces scholars to diplomatic officials and career opportunities in international relations.
Since the 1600s, lawyers and scholars have grappled with how to best bring to justice the men and women who commit war crimes. Elon University senior Elizabeth Leman studied three of the biggest global conflicts in recent history to shed light on the complexities of international humanitarian law, and her work is the latest to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on Lumen Scholars in the Class of 2011
What does the future hold for the United States now that Osama bin Laden is dead? And why did Americans feel the need to celebrate someone’s death? A panel of faculty and students addressed those questions and more on May 9 in a community discussion sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
Three Elon University seniors – Chris Jarrett, Gabrielle Dean and Brittany Carroll – have each been awarded Fulbright Program grants for overseas research and teaching, and their selections represent the largest number of students in university history to receive the prestigious national honor in the same academic year.
Elon University senior Tracy Schell wanted to stay on campus last summer to prepare for her final year of study, but she needed a paid internship to do so. That’s when she visited Career Services. Now, with her own Commencement just weeks away, Schell not only has work experience on her resume because of the visit - she has a job lined up with one of the region’s largest employers.