Diplomat talks about careers in the Department of State
<p>The Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the mid-Atlantic region, Kathryn&nbsp;Crockart&nbsp;met with students, visited classes, and gave a talk about careers in the Department of State.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon alumni receive World Series rings
<p>Benjamin Morse &rsquo;15, Carter Speers &rsquo;17 and Matthew Gladstone &rsquo;18 were among the members of the Boston Red Sox organization to receive championship rings during the team&rsquo;s 2019 home opener.</p>
Elon students receive State Department scholarships to study Hindi, Arabic
<p>Shariq Ali &rsquo;20, Ashley Jutras &rsquo;20 and Styrling Rohr &rsquo;19 have received Critical Language Scholarships from the federal government to study foreign languages deemed critical to U.S. diplomacy and outreach.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Kesgin&rsquo;s research considers political leaders&rsquo; audiences and foreign policy
<p>Baris Kesgin&rsquo;s recent publication looks into how political leaders attend to different audiences in their foreign policy statements. Kesgin&rsquo;s paper &ldquo;<a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14683849.2019.1575735">Turkey&rsquo;s Erdogan: leadership style and foreign policy audiences</a>,&rdquo; is published in <em>Turkish Studies</em>, an international, peer-reviewed journal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Elon website pages adopt new navigation header
<p>A redesigned top section of pages on the Elon website includes a new link that highlights the university&rsquo;s emphasis on global engagement.</p>
Kesgin publishes paper on when leaders make uncharacteristic foreign policy choices
<p>Assistant Professor of Political Science Baris Kesgin&rsquo;s recent research is based on the premise that when leaders depart from their long-held, publicly known policy positions, one possible explanation is changes in their personality. Kesgin puts this assumption to test in the case of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon&rsquo;s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in August 2005.</p>
Winter Term focuses on themes of Health, Intercultural Engagement, Media and Politics
<p>Winter Term 2019 will offer students a broad array of opportunities to explore these themes throughout the next month.</p>
Model United Nations wraps up busy, successful semester
<p>Model United Nations (MUN) at Elon is an academic club and a class,&nbsp;where students work together to simulate&nbsp;the United Nations Security Council on and off campus.&nbsp;Elon&rsquo;s MUN is a student-administered club, with a faculty advisor overseeing its activities.</p>
Ariela Marcus-Sells wins prestigious national fellowship
<p>The assistant professor of religious studies will use the support from the National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to support her work on a book manuscript.&nbsp;</p>
Kesgin presents research at ISA-Midwest, elected 2019 Conference Chair&nbsp;
<p>Baris Kesgin, assistant&nbsp;professor of political&nbsp;science and associate coordinator for the International and Global Studies Program, recently presented his ongoing research projects at the International Studies Association (ISA)-Midwest annual convention in St. Louis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
Isabel Treanor &#39;19 Presents at SAMLA
<p>Spanish and International Studies major&nbsp;Isabel Treanor&nbsp;presented her research for the panel on &ldquo;(Socio)Political: Where Culture and Genre Meet&rdquo; at Undergraduate Research Forum at South Atlantic Modern Languages Annual Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Claussen publishes article on war and humility
&nbsp; <p>Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen&#39;s new article appears in the journal&nbsp;<em>Interreligious Studies and Interreligious Theology</em>.</p>
Ebru (water marbling) at Elon attracts students, staff &amp; faculty
Ebru artist, Bingul Sevimli, recently offered a hands-on experience to Elon students, faculty and staff. <p>&nbsp;</p>
Intern Insider: Sarah Wood&rsquo;s study abroad experience in South Africa leads to interview with grandson of Nelson Mandela
<p>The&nbsp;senior journalism and international &amp; global studies major completed the interview as an intern with Diverse Issues in Higher Education.</p>
Virginia Novine Whittaker and Matthew Buckmaster present at JazzIt Festival in Montegrosso, Italy
<p><span>Their presentation included an overview of Undergraduate Music programs in the U.S., suggestions for international students who are interested in auditioning for college-level music programs and examples of careers opportunities with an undergraduate music degree.&nbsp;</span></p>
Intern Insider: Anton Delgado&rsquo;s internship takes him to Jordan to tell stories from Syrian refugee camp
<p>The&nbsp;Elon University junior is writing from inside Zaatari for Save the Children Jordan, a non-governmental organization focused on educating impoverished children.</p>
Four awarded Fulbright grants to study and conduct research abroad
<p>Three members of Elon&rsquo;s Class of 2018 and a recent alumna are among 10 Elon students selected for Fulbright awards this year &mdash;&nbsp;a record for the university.&nbsp;</p>
Elon University hosts N.C. Study Abroad Re-entry Conference
<p>North Carolina Association of International Educators&#39; annual Re-entry conference hosted at Elon University.</p>
Elon senior earns $15,000 public service award to support nonprofit work
<p>Surya Shahi, who is majoring in acting and international studies, has received the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to advance his nonprofit that is building a school in his native Nepal.&nbsp;</p>
Elon students and staff attend Diversity Abroad Conference and Global Student Leadership Summit&nbsp;
<p>Elon students who have participated in study abroad programs attended the Diversity Abroad Conference and Global Student Leadership with members of Elon faculty.</p>
Arts &amp; Sciences alumni recognized
<p>Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts &amp; Sciences, were honored Thursday at&nbsp;an annual awards celebration.</p>
Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.&nbsp;</p>
GEC hosting annual photo contest&nbsp;
<p><span>Submit an entry to the Global Photo Contest by&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">April 22</span></span><span>&nbsp;for a chance to win a free flight voucher! Vote for your favorites between&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">April 23 and 29</span></span><span>.</span></p>
Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford d.school
<p>The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.</p>
Elon sophomore named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
<p>Campus Compact has named Fiona Zahm &#39;20&nbsp;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.</p>
Drop-in TODAY to learn about courses and opportunities with languages &amp; cultures
<p><strong>The Department of World Languages &amp; Cultures is collaborating with the Global Education Center to host a drop-in open advising session in Carlton on Monday, Oct.&nbsp;30</strong></p>
Career Moves: Relationship with SPDC mentor aids in securing two internships in nation&#39;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