Mentor: Brooke Barnett
Project title: The Tobacco King: A Documentary Film and A Comparative Study of Ethical Fieldwork Models in Documentary and Video Ethnography
This semester I focused on the distribution phase for The Tobacco King. While waiting to hear back from film festivals, I created marketing materials, including a website, trailer, and poster. The film has had some success, screening across the nation and receiving many awards, including Best Undergraduate Documentary at the Ivy Film Festival and Best Student Long-Form Documentary at the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The Tobacco King also helped me to land a job with two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Marshall Curry. To construct the written component of my Lumen project, I interviewed professionals in documentary and video ethnography. A preliminary version of that paper will be published in the Elon Journal.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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.
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.
The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.
Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.
Elon University senior Leigh Iler developed strategies for a middle school tutoring program as she studied an emerging technique for deciding whether students require special education.