From the dean
Over the summer, we've worked hard to deepen and strengthen our curriculum, and we've upgraded our facilities and equipment. From computing sciences and engineering, to environmental sciences and biology, to psychology and music techology, we've enjoyed improvements and renovations that will keep our students at the cutting-edge of their fields of interest. We thank our generous alumni and parents whose gifts have made this possible and look forward to sharing with you the fruits of these investments as we proceed in the academic year.
Changes, changes everywhere
Renovations to Long 201 have created additional laboratory space for student and faculty collaborations. The suite includes a waiting area, seven data collection rooms for surveys and interviews, and facilities for data storage. See more from the Department of Psychology.
Students will benefit from a new "Theater Lab" that is a 1:6 scale model of McCrary Theater. Outfitted with a lighting inventory and console, theater curtains, backdrops and a stage floor, the space will help students explore how lighting affects the composition and emotional impact of a theatrical piece. See more from the Department of Performing Arts.
The department moved from third-floor Duke to the first floor in space vacated by the Career Services office. The new suite offers more space for the J. Albert Carpenter computer lab and student engagement spaces. The department installed a Microsoft Kinect-based interactive screen in the entrance lobby of Duke Building. See more from the Department of Computing Sciences.
A series of teaching and research projects have begun at Elon's Environmental Education Center at Loy Farm, a property southeast of campus. Activities center on the interdisciplinary study of green architecture and agroecology. See more from the Department of Environmental Studies.
Don't forget to join us Oct. 19-21 for Homecoming 2012! A number of events for alumni are scheduled, and we will be celebrating the five-year reunion for our first class of Elon College Fellows. Visit the Elon Homecoming website for more information and online registration.