Elon Academy scholars make rap album for summer class

Fourteen high school students in a philosophy course on race, gender and hip-hop visited a Greensboro recording studio Wednesday to create their own album with messages of resilience, hope and equality.

Elon faculty win award for article on philosophy teaching & learning

Professor Ann J. Cahill and Associate Professor Stephen Bloch-Schulman received the 2014 Lenssen Prize from the American Association of Philosophy Teachers for "Argumentation Step-by-Step: Learning Critical Thinking Through Deliberative Practice."

John Sullivan authors his fifth book

The Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus continues his writing on the seasons of life

Samuel Moyn to lecture on human rights and the Holocaust

The noted intellectual historian will be speaking in the Numen Lumen Pavilion March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Three professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows

A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janet MacFall, Drew Perry and Anthony Weston.

Lizzy Appleby '13 named 2013 Newman Civic Fellow

The honor from Campus Compact recognizes students "finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country."

Residence halls in The Oaks dedicated
The buildings in The Oaks neighborhood were named in honor of four emeriti faculty in recognition for their service to the university.
John Sullivan publishes article on life's journeys
Ann Cahill interviewed by 3:AM Magazine
Professor of Philosophy Ann J. Cahill was recently interviewed by 3:AMMagazine, an online literary magazine.
Philosophy class debates 'in vitro meat' production in mock hearing
Professor Anthony Weston led a course that used a "Senate hearing" to measure student knowledge of environmental ethics.
Anthony Weston publishes third edition of ethics classic
Elon trustees name facilities for emeriti faculty and staff
Elon trustees have named campus facilities in honor of five emeriti faculty and staff members who provided distinguished service to the university.
John Sullivan publishes article “Friendships in Later Life”
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published an article titled “Friendships in Later Life,” in the Summer 2012 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the North Carolina non-profit, Second Journey.
Elon scholar: Intersubjectivity of pregnancy “inescapable”
Philosopher Ann J. Cahill explores female identity, and how pregnancies & miscarriages shape it, in an annual lecture for distinguished Elon scholars.
Anthony Weston publishes 'Mobilizing the Green Imagination'
New Society Publishers has published Mobilizing the Green Imagination: An Exuberant Manifesto by Professor Anthony Weston.
Bloch-Schulman's essay wins honorable mention in 2012 Lenssen Prize
The American Association of Philosophy Teachers has selected "When the 'Best Hope' Is Not So Hopeful, What Then? Democratic Thinking, Democratic Pedagogies, and Higher Education," Journal of Speculative Thought, 24:4 by Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy, as an honorable mention for the 2012 Lenssen Prize.
Maggie Castor ('12) and Bloch-Schulman present at AAC&U annual meeting
Along with four other members of the Elon Research Seminar on Engaged Undergraduate Learning (ERS), Maggie Castor, a senior philosophy major, and Stephen Bloch-Schulman, an associate professor of philosophy, presented "Teaching Democratic Thinking" at the annual meeting of the Associate of American Colleges and Universities, January 26 in Washington D.C.
Service event boxes children's books for charity
Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., members of the campus community aimed to empower under-served youth by shipping donated books.
John Sullivan publishes article “Markers in the Stream”
Sullivan's latest essay considers adulthood, elderhood.
Faculty, student present at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Five Elon faculty and a student presented widely at the 2011 meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Held in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 20-23, the conference brought together faculty and student scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research on teaching and learning.
Celina Bragagnolo earns Ph.D.
On Friday, October 28, adjunct professor Celina Bragagnolo successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY.
Anthony Weston co-authors textbook
Hackett Publishing Company has released A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical Thinking, co-authored by Elon's Anthony Weston and David Morrow of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Senior Maggie Castor writes op-ed for Change magazine
Castor's article details her experience in a class led by philosophy faculty member Stephen Bloch-Schulman.
Sullivan publishes article “Service through Life’s Seasons”
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published an article titled ““Service through Life’s Seasons” in the Summer 2011 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the North Carolina non-profit organization, Second Journey.
Stephen Bloch-Schulman named to editorial board of college teaching
Elon Academy students share ideas in philosophy conference
Scholars enrolled in Elon Academy philosophy courses this summer gathered July 13 for the first session of the inaugural Elon Academy Philosophy Conference, a two-day program in which students present final papers based on the conference’s theme – “Why Perspectives Matter” – and converse with classmates, mentors and the public.
Elon grad explores forgiveness in mental health community
Caregivers can face special challenges when helping clients with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. Leigh Ann Stutts ’11 explores these challenges and exposes gaps in caregiver training – including the need to learn forgiveness – in a recent edition of the The Open Mind, the newsletter of the Durham, N.C., chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
John Sullivan publishes essay: “The Hidden Work of Eldering”
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, published an essay titled “The Hidden Work of Eldering,” in the Spring 2011 issue of Itineraries, the electronic journal of the NC-non-profit, Second Journey.
Awards banquet honors exemplary faculty and staff
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
Panelists discuss impact of Osama bin Laden's death
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.
John G. Sullivan publishes article
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy emeritus, published an article “Remembrance as a Spiritual Practice” in the Winter 2011 issue of Second Journey’s electronic journal Itineraries.
Professor’s new book adds "missing chapter" to John Dewey’s philosophy
By his own admission, the eminent American philosopher John Dewey never adequately articulated a theory of personality. Six decades after Dewey's death, Elon University professor Yoram Lubling offers that missing chapter by tracing the philosopher's developing understanding of personhood in a new book titled The Person Vanishes: John Dewey’s Philosophy of Experience and the Self.
John and Gregg Sullivan co-lead workshop for young ministers
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, and his wife Gregg co-led a workshop on spirituality for 20 young ministers from all over the United States.
John Sullivan has presentation and book signing in Maryland
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, gave a presentation on his new book "The Fourfold Path to Wholeness: A Compass for the Heart," followed by a book signing.
John Sullivan gives workshop
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy emeritus, gave a day-long workshop: “Coming to God through Stories: Teaching Stories from Zen Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.” at Healing Ground Retreat Center, Summerfield, NC, February 5, 2011.
Professor gives sexual objectification a critical look in new book
It’s a common view among feminists that in today’s society, women are frequently depicted in advertising, art and media as little more than sex “objects” for men. But is that the right description? Ann J. Cahill, a professor of philosophy, doesn’t think so, and her new book Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics offers an evolved viewpoint for critiquing the portrayal of women in the 21st century.
John Sullivan publishes new book on the path to wholeness
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus has published a new book, titled "The Fourfold Path to Wholeness: A Compass for the Heart."
Ann Cahill publishes book about objectification
Ann J. Cahill, professor and chair in the Department of Philsophy, has published her new book, Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics. The book has been released by Routledge as part of its Research in Gender and Society series.
John G. Sullivan presents at NC Governor’s Conference on Aging
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, made a presentation “Re-envisioning the Gifts of Later Life: A New Framework for the Spirituality of Aging” at the NC Governor’s Conference on Aging in Durham, NC, on Oct. 14, 2010.
Panelists host conversation on Musharraf visit to Elon
It was an oft-repeated word on Thursday: “complex.” For three professors and two students taking part in a community conversation focused on the upcoming visit to Elon University of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, there was no other way to describe the man’s history, or what it means for the university that he’ll be on campus as the keynote speaker at Fall Convocation.
John G. Sullivan publishes essay on Equanimity/Peace
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published the final in his 2010 series A Fourfold Path to Wholeness: Love, Compassion, Joy and Peace. The article, “The Doorway to Equanimity / Peace” appears in the Fall 2010 issue of Second Journey’s electronic journal, Itineraries.
Cahill's invocation posted on PBK site
Last spring, Ann J. Cahill delivered a brief invocation at the inaugural induction of the Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Elon. Her comments have been posted on the national Phi Beta Kappa website under the title "The Promise of a Liberal Arts Education."
John Sullivan to offer workshop Sept. 24
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus will offer a workshop Coming to God through Stories at Healing Ground Retreat Center, Summerfield, NC 27358 on Friday, September 24, 2010 -- 10 am - 4 pm.
Yoram Lubling to deliver keynote speech in Israel
Professor of philosophy Yoram Lubling's recent book in Hebrew, Met Pa-amaim, was chosen to be the topic of this year's meeting of the Center for Culture and History of the Jewish People at Haifa University, Israel.
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Ann Cahill, and Martin Fowler present at international workshop with Elon junior
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, associate professor of philosophy, Ann J. Cahill, professor of philosophy, Elon junior Maggie Castor and Martin Fowler, lecturer in philosophy, presented at the recent American Association of Philosophy Teachers International Workshop-Conference on Teaching Philosophy in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
John Sullivan publishes essay on joy
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, has published a new essay titled “The Doorway to Joy.”
John G. Sullivan publishes essay on compassion
John G. Sullivan, Powell professor of philosophy emeritus, has published the second essay in his 2010 series, "A Fourfold Path to Wholeness: Love, Compassion, Joy and Peace."
Stephen Bloch-Schulman co-authors article in Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, assistant professor of philosophy, has co-authored an article with Spoma Jovanovic (associate professor of communications at UNC-Greensboro) in the latest volume of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.
Bloch-Schulman presents at, becomes coordinator of, Hannah Arendt Circle
Stephen Bloch-Schulman, assistant professor of philosophy, presented his paper, "Arendt’s Perspective Change: Exploring the Impact of Adolf Eichmann’s Trial on Hannah Arendt’s View of Responsibility" at the fourth independent meeting of the Hannah Arendt Circle at DePaul University (Chicago), April 17.
John G. Sullivan gives workshop at Virginia Tech
John G. Sullivan, Powell Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, gave a workshop titled “Becoming an Elder: Re-imagining the Second Half of Life” at Virginia Tech on April 24.