Honors Program

News Archives

Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducts new members
<p>An April 14&nbsp;dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by T. Mills Kelly, a professor of history at George Mason University&nbsp;<span>and a specialist in the scholarship of teaching and learning history.&nbsp;</span></p>
Honors Fellow receives national summer research fellowship
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Elon senior awarded UK Fulbright to research political communication
<p><span>Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives&nbsp;next year at Royal Holloway, University of London,&nbsp;as she works toward a graduate degree&nbsp;in m</span>edia, power&nbsp;and public affairs.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar recognized for research at national conference&nbsp;
<p>Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston&nbsp;in March 2015&nbsp;to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow&nbsp;received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.</p>
Lumen Scholar sheds light on impacts of microfinance
<p><span>Research by Elon University senior Kate Smith-Lin finds that citizens of Indonesia don&rsquo;t necessarily save more money after a bank opens in rural areas, but they do change the way they save, making it easier to protect their families in times of crisis.</span></p>
Professor Awtrey, math majors and Honors Fellow publish research article
<p>Assistant professor of mathematics Chad Awtrey and mathematics majors Nicole Miles &#39;15, Chris Shill &#39;14 and Honors Fellow&nbsp;Erin Strosnider &#39;14 published a research article in a recent issue (Volume 8, no. 2) of the journal Involve.</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>
Elon named top producer of U.S. Fulbright students
<p>Elon University ranked #3 on an annual list of American master&#39;s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2014-15.</p>
On MLK Day, a tribute through service
<p><span>Fifty students, faculty and staff took part Monday in a &ldquo;Day of Service&rdquo; in Greensboro, N.C., to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</span></p>
Professor and alumni publish two research articles
<p>Recent graduates Chris Shill &#39;14 and Erin Strosnider &#39;14 each co-authored an article with Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey in the Department of Mathematics &amp; Statistics&nbsp;based on research conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year.</p>
Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper
<p>Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research&nbsp;accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation.&nbsp;</p>
Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship
<p>More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.</p>
Six seniors receive Fulbright awards
<p>The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.</p>
Elon senior receives Princeton in Asia fellowship
<p>Jill Capotosto will spend up to two years in Vietnam assisting with communications for an international wildlife anti-trafficking organization.</p>
CELEBRATE! Profile: Gloria So &#39;14
<p>A human rights &amp; social justice independent major has spent two years comparing local and national media perceptions of poverty in Appalachia.</p>
Elon names 2014 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</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>
Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducts new members
<p>An April 7 dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by Jill McCorkle, a critically acclaimed author of Southern literature.</p>
Cindy Fair, two young alumni publish research on HIV/AIDS issues
<p>The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor &#39;10 and Jamie Albright &#39;13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.</p>
English majors present at national conference
<p>Kim Lilienthal and Kyle Whitaker presented their Honors research projects at the &nbsp;2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis on March 20.</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>
Professors, alumna publish research in Applied Economic Letters
<p>Steve DeLoach, Jennifer Platania and Stephanie Franz &#39;11 studied the effects of part-time work on students&rsquo; academic performance.</p>
Alumna makes Super Bowl &amp; Olympics picture perfect
<p>For many, attending the Super Bowl is a &ldquo;bucket list&rdquo; experience. So is getting to witness an Olympic Games in person. Doing both within the span of a few days? That&rsquo;s the stuff of dreams &ndash; and it&rsquo;s just what Elon alumna Angie Lovelace Walton &rsquo;10 is doing through her job at USA TODAY.</p>
Lumen Scholar helps close &#39;gap&#39; in scholarship on WWII leader
<p>Claire Mayo&#39;s freshman survey course three years ago sparked an undergraduate research project that may one day lead her to become a top expert on former French leader Charles de Gaulle.</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>
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>
Elon names 2013 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</p>
2013 Top 10 Under 10 award recipients honored
<p>The 10 outstanding young alumni from the past decade were recognized during an April 20 ceremony on campus.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Kelsey Haines &#39;13
<p>The special education/elementary education major worked this year with two children with autism to help develop math skills using an innovative approach.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Joshua McGee &#39;13
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-20432d58-440a-4d1b-8f36-01f211c1e778">A senior political science major studies the evolution of Internet security and warns about the risks of responding to all cyber attacks with militaristic rhetoric.</span></p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Danielle Damren &#39;13
<p>An Honors Fellow and history major on her way to graduate school has researched courtship practices and the nature of love in England during the reign of Henry VIII.</p>
&#39;Bully&#39; filmmaker offers insight for Teaching Fellows
<span id="internal-source-marker_0.8820511663062561">Cynthia Lowen visited Elon University this month as part of a series of campus programs organized for &ldquo;Anti-Bullying Week.&rdquo;</span> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Phi Beta Kappa inducts 54 new members
<p>Students were honored April 9 at a dinner recognizing their superior achievement in the arts and sciences.</p>
Lumen Scholar&rsquo;s gaming app promotes STEM concepts
<p>Thomas Price &lsquo;13 developed a mobile application for middle and high school students to create their own video games using math and science principles.</p>
Religious Studies faculty and students participate in SECSOR conference
<p>Five faculty members from the Department of Religious Studies and five undergraduate students participated in the recent Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in Greenville, S.C.</p>
Elon student receives study abroad immersion award
Junior psychology major Alex Ward received the Outstanding Immersion Award from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad this past fall.
Honors Fellows blogging from Istanbul in January 2013
Fifteen Honors Fellows are in Turkey this month for tours, university lectures and museum visits.
Chemistry students honored for research presentations
Rachel Wilson, Kelsey Van Dalfsen and Cecilia Smith were recognized at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemistry Society.
Dan Koehler '12 film wins prize at Starz Denver Film Festival
Dan Koehler's film, &quot;Tobacco King,&quot; was awarded a special jury prize in the International Short category at the 2012 Starz Denver Film Festival.
Lauren Kolodrubetz '12 presents research at national conference
Lauren Kolodrubetz, a 2012 graduate of the School of Communications and Elon's Honors program, presented a research paper at the American Journalism Historians Association conference Oct. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.
Crider, Weston publish article on "Life in the Universe" course
Tony Crider, associate professor of physics, and Anthony Weston, professor of philosophy, have published an article describing several experiential activities from their co-taught, interdisciplinary &quot;Life in the Universe&quot; class.
Faculty, students present at Service-Learning Research Conference
Faculty and students from the School of Communications and Elon College, the College of Arts &amp; Sciences presented original research at the annual conference of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Sept. 23-25 in Baltimore.
NWF gives stamp of approval to Elon Community Garden
<p>The National Wildlife Federation has designated a vegetable garden near the Academic Village as a certified wildlife habitat.</p>
Elon honors theses now available online
Staff members in Belk Library have digitized many of the papers dating to 2007 and are continuing to add more.
Recent Elon graduates join Teach for America
For many of the alumni who return to grade school classrooms this fall, Teach for America gives an opportunity to fight educational inequality.
Alumna Amy Reitnouer building a bluegrass career in L.A.
A passion for bluegrass and an unexpected contact from a Hollywood star is helping an Elon grad find success in the music industry.
Elon junior Gloria So wins LIN Scholarship
The award comes with guaranteed internships over the next two summers and up to $20,000 for expenses in her junior and senior years.
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.
Elon student &amp; alum receive NSF graduate fellowships
Amanda Bienz '12 and Chelsie Wagner '09 will each receive $30,000 annual stipends for three years while pursuing their doctorates.
Senior Grace Foster wins best undergraduate paper at Midwest Economics Association annual meeting
Senior Grace Foster&rsquo;s honors thesis was selected as the best paper of the undergraduate sessions at the 2012 Midwest Economics Association annual meeting.