Career Moves: Relationship with SPDC mentor aids in securing two internships in nation's capital
<p>Unsure how to find an internship opportunity, Elon University senior Steven Armendariz &rsquo;17 found that having someone to consult about the future made his internship hunt easier &mdash; and he gives much of the credit to the Student Professional Development Center.&nbsp;</p>
Gisclair travels to Spain for digital teaching tools seminar
<p>The communications department chair was one of seven academics nationwide to take part in the Council on International Educational Exchange&rsquo;s weeklong seminar in Seville.</p>
Alumnus selected for Fulbright award, will teach in Indonesia
<p>Greg Sutton &#39;14, who majored in&nbsp;political science and international studies while at Elon, will travel to Indonesia as part of a federal program that builds goodwill between the United States and people of other nations.&nbsp;</p>
Fulbright award to send Elon senior to Spain to teach English
<p>Steven Armendariz &rsquo;17, a political science and international and global studies double major, will travel to Spain as part of a federal program that builds goodwill between the United States and people of other nations.</p>
Elon senior named Gates Cambridge Scholar
<p>Leena Dahal &#39;17 will pursue a master&#39;s degree in modern south Asian studies at the University of Cambridge in England with the support of a scholarship established by the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation.&nbsp;</p>
Elon delegation shines in first Model Arab League conference
<p>The 16-member team from Elon placed second overall and received 12 individual awards.&nbsp;</p>
Elon students to study Arabic in Morocco, Jordan through State Department scholarship
<p>Elon University sophomore Alex Mancuso and senior Ben Lutz have&nbsp;received&nbsp;Critical Language Scholarships from the federal government to study Arabic. &nbsp;</p>
Students, professor explore &#39;reconnecting America&#39; during Harvard conference
<p>The conference for the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement brought together students and faculty from nearly 20 colleges and universities at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.&nbsp;</p>
I Am Elon with Ben Lutz &rsquo;17
<p><span>An international studies and political science double major, Lutz feels at home in the academic organizations he has been a part while at Elon.</span></p>
Aid worker with experience in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan to speak on politics of humanitarian assistance, refugee crises
<p>Federico Motka along with Joel Shelton, assistant professor of political science and policy studies,&nbsp;will present,&nbsp;<span>&quot;Rethinking Humanitarianism in a Fragmenting World: Lessons from Syria and Beyond&rdquo; on Thursday, Feb. 9.</span></p>
Interactive Media students showcase projects for the public good in Iceland, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic
<p>During their Jan. 25 presentations in Turner Theatre, graduate students in the Interactive Media master&#39;s program discussed their Winter Term &ldquo;fly-in&rdquo; projects and their experiences traveling to Costa Rica, Iceland and the Dominican Republic.</p>
Ten Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards
<p>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.&nbsp;</p>
Alumna recognized for research about N.C. Sikh community
<p>Melina Oliverio &#39;16 was named first runner-up for the ASIANetwork&#39;s Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes top student papers focused on Asia.&nbsp;</p>
Elon students debate world&#39;s most serious crises at Model United Nation conference
<p>A group of eight Elon students recently spent the weekend in Washington, D.C., putting themselves in the place of international leaders to navigate historic and fictional international crises.&nbsp;</p>
National Humanities Center fellow to discuss &#39;Imperialism, Environmental Dependency, and Modern Nation&#39; &nbsp;&ndash; Oct. 25
<div> <div> <p>A University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor uncovers the global circulation of geopolitical discourses on natural resources and state power.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Discovering the power of words
<p>A White House internship with Vice President Joe Biden&rsquo;s speechwriting staff over the summer helped senior Gabriela Alvarez discover a new career path.</p>
Syrian representative to the United Nations to speak Sept. 7 at Elon
<p>The senior negotiator and democracy activist will&nbsp;speak on&nbsp;<strong>the current state of the civil war and prospects for peace.</strong></p>
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>