Honors Program

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Honors Fellows travel to Asheville for Habitat for Humanity service retreat
<p>The annual trip helps build community among first-year Honors Fellows while they work in service of others.&nbsp;</p>
Alumna, Richardson co-author peer-reviewed article on starburst galaxies
<p>Elon University physics major Helen Meskhidze &#39;16 co-authored a research publication with Assistant Professor of Physics Chris Richardson for the journal Astrophysics and Space Science</p>
Chemistry students receive national recognition for excellence in research&nbsp;
<p>Stefanie Miller &#39;17 and Mary Alice Allnutt &#39;18 received awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the National Institutes of Health, respectively.</p>
Student presents at sociology conference, participates in top sociology honors program
<p>Sociology major Jensen Collins &rsquo;18 traveled to the American Sociological Association&rsquo;s annual meeting to present research and participate in the ASA Honors Program in Montr&eacute;al, Canada.</p>
Opening Doors: Weaver family endows Honors Fellows scholarship
<p>Elon Trustee Katherine Weaver and her husband, Mike, have made a generous gift that supports &nbsp;students who are among the university&#39;s highest achievers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Runner&#39;s World cites Elon research about the psychology of exercise
<p>The popular running publication focused on research by Wally Bixby, associate professor of exercise science, and recent alumna Kristen Fontela &#39;17.</p>
Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago
<p>Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.</p>
CELEBRATE! profile: Amber Adams-Kuebler
<p>An elementary education major explores the potential barriers to integrating environmental education into the curriculum at an Educating Children Outdoors campus.&nbsp;</p>
Ben Bridges &#39;17 wins top student paper prize at Southern Anthropological Society conference
<p>The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.</p>
MaryClaire Schulz &rsquo;17 presents honors thesis at International Public Relations Conference
<p>The strategic communications major and Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither both led research discussions at the March conference in Orlando, Florida.</p>
Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members
<p>A March 27 dinner and ceremony featured a keynote address by Peter Felten, assistant provost and executive director for the Center for Engaged Learning.</p>
Elon student interning at U.K. Parliament shares thoughts about recent London attack
<p>Honors Fellow Stefanie Milovic &#39;19, an event coordination and public relations major, is interning this semester at under Member of Parliament Ben Howlett.&nbsp;</p>
Passion for pure math theory fuels Lumen Scholar&#39;s research
<p>Peter Jakes &#39;17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.&nbsp;</p>
Elon community comes together to offer prayers, support for injured student
<p>First-year student Molly Offstein of Frostburg, Maryland, was seriously injured on March 7&nbsp;when she was hit by a car while out for a morning run.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar is all ears as she explores the impact of birth stories on first-time mothers
<p>Michelle Reissig &rsquo;17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.</p>
Lumen Scholar dives into the data to help drive health care changes
<p>Justin Morin &#39;17&nbsp;<span class="s1">is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.&nbsp;</span></p>
Honors Fellows trade in textbooks for trowels during service weekend in Asheville
<p>Nearly three dozen from Elon traveled to Asheville, N.C. last weekend to work with Habitat for Humanity on three homes now under construction.&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>
Car Window Poetry project by Elon alum featured on NBC Nightly News
<p>A national audience learned about the project, started this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Alex Lewis &#39;16, during the Nov. 14 news report.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Senior presents thesis, gains experience in international collaboration
<p>Stephanie Bedard &rsquo;17 presented her thesis and worked on a global team to solve a real business challenge during the Academy of International Business Southeast conference.</p>
Daniel Schneider &#39;16, Scott Spurlock and Megan Squire publish research at international conference
<p><span>Their research appears in the proceedings of OpenSym 2016, the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, held in Berlin, Germany.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Question of a lifetime among those asked at New Student Orientation Alumni Panel
<p>The panel for current Orientation leaders&nbsp;featured eight Elon alumni and former members of the New Student Orientation team.&nbsp;</p>
Five presented with Elon University&#39;s highest honor &mdash; the Elon Medallion
<p>Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university&#39;s highest honor upon five&nbsp;retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university.&nbsp;</p>
Elon math department has strong showing at MathFest, with Lumen scholar taking home award
<p>Peter Jakes &#39;17, Professor Jeff Clark, Assistant Professor Aaron Trocki, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey gave presentations at MathFest in Columbus, OH, on Aug. 3-6, 2016.</p>
Challenging traditional diversity discourse in higher education&nbsp;
<p>Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university&rsquo;s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by &quot;identity&quot;&nbsp;and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.</p>
Exposing pre-Olympic human rights abuses in Rio de Janeiro
<p>Elon University Lumen Scholar Michelle Alfini visited Rio de Janeiro to analyze the media&rsquo;s lacking coverage of human rights violations prior to this year&rsquo;s Olympic Games and fill the void in coverage through her website, RightingRio.com.</p>
Elon named a top producer of Fulbright students
<p><span>Elon University is featured on an annual list of American master&#39;s-level institutions whose graduates received Fulbright student awards for 2015-16.</span></p>
Elon senior teaches piano 15 seconds at a time
<p>Honors Fellow Addison Horner created&nbsp;the account @thehashtagmusician to provide musical &quot;micro lessons&quot; to budding pianists, and he&#39;s sharing his undergraduate research findings this spring at several conferences.</p>
Buffie Longmire-Avital and Brenda Reavis &#39;15 co-author article in the Journal of Black Psychology
<p>Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna&nbsp;Brenda Reavis &#39;15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners.&nbsp;</p>
Honors Fellows strengthen community through service
<p>Elon University students participated&nbsp;in a January&nbsp;service project at the North Carolina Arboretum where they&nbsp;<span>constructed natural shelters, built stick looms, and prepared children&rsquo;s garden and craft activity areas, among other assignments.</span></p>
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, alumni publish research
<p>The professor of psychology collaborated with Cara McClain &rsquo;14, Katelyn Massey &rsquo;14 and Alyssa Kendall &rsquo;14 on separate projects that culminated in publication.</p>
LIFE@Elon begins fifth year &#39;Lost in the Limelight&#39;
<p><span>Elon alumnus Jared Allen &#39;14 performed an original one-man show&nbsp;on Tuesday for dozens of community members enrolled in the university&#39;s lifelong education program designed for people ages 50 and older.</span></p>
Kyle Whitaker &#39;14 presents research at international conference
<p>The Elon&nbsp;Honors Program graduate presented&nbsp;research <span>at the Pekan International Education Confernce in Malyasia</span>&nbsp;on the value students place on writing in the 21st century.</p>
In My Words:&nbsp;In debating the Confederate flag, we&#39;re asking the wrong questions
<p>Professor Tom Mould explains the power of symbols in a column published by several regional newspapers as Americans&nbsp;discuss and debate&nbsp;the future of the Confederate flag.</p>
Michael Carignan talks with FOX 8 about the Magna Carta
<p>The associate professor of history talks with reporter and anchor Bob Buckley about the legacy of a document signed 800 years ago by King John of England.&nbsp;</p>
Lumen Scholar researches the interplay of dance students and power
<p>Elon University senior Rachel Mehaffey&nbsp;used the university&#39;s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievements to study the way dancers interpret what they are asked to perform on stage and in the classroom.</p>
Elon students selected for 2015 Scripps Howard internship program
<p>Danielle Deavens &#39;16 and Connor DelPrete &#39;16 will earn summer grants and scholarships.</p>
Elon senior &amp; alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships
<p><span>Laura Sturdivant &#39;15 and Alexander Ward &#39;14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.</span></p>
CELEBRATE! Profile: Caroline Crew &#39;15
<p><span>Using economic data from China, an Elon University senior found that tourism helps reduce poverty for many residents in developing countries, though some people are helped more than others.</span></p>
Elon students win RiverRun film festival&rsquo;s pitchfest
<p>School of Communications students Kathryn Jeffords &#39;15 and Kayla Hammer &#39;16 captured first place in the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival&rsquo;s documentary pitchfest, a student competition judged by a panel of industry experts, including award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson.</p>
Scholarship takes center stage at SURF
<p><span>Elon University students and professors shared research findings and creative work Tuesday at the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, a day set aside each spring for the campus community to celebrate scholarship and faculty mentoring relationships.</span></p>
Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars
<p>The university&#39;s top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.</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>
Six Elon alumni selected as NSF Graduate Research Fellows
<p>The alumni are part of the 2,000 graduate applicants selected to receive funding from the National Science Foundation in 2015.</p>
Physics major receives national scholarship
<p>Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.</p>
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
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>