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Friday and Saturday, March 31and April1
It’s a Grand Night for Singing XIII
Directed by Catherine McNeela
Sharon LaRocco, Piano
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Music Theatre and Theatre Arts majors give you a fun-filled evening of song and dance with show stopping numbers.

Monday, April 3
Fifth Annual 5x5 Exhibition
Opening Reception
Isabella Cannon Room, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The James H. McEwen, Jr. Visual Arts Series

This popular annual exhibition will feature works by artists from across the country in a broad range of materials, techniques, and themes. Exhibition continues through April 20.

 

Monday, April 3
Melissa Rogers
“Religious Freedoms and the Courts”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
The H. Shelton Smith Lecture

Rogers, visiting professor of religion and public policy at Wake Forest University Divinity School, will deliver the annual H. Shelton Smith Lecture. Ms. Rogers has served as executive director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio on church-state issues.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life



Tuesday, April 4
Convocation for Honors:General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
“Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values”
Koury Center, 4:15 p.m.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) became the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001. Before becoming Secretary of State, Colin Powell served as a key aide to the Secretary of Defense and as National Security Advisor to President Reagan. He also served 35 years in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Four-Star General and serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989 – 1993). During this time, he oversaw 28 crises including the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War. In his Convocation address, General Powell will describe the delicate process of forging alliances, bringing people and countries together, and promoting universal human ideals of democracy and peace around the world.

Admission by ticket only: $15 or Elon ID*

 

Wednesday, April 5
Andy Angyal and Lamar Bland
Faculty Nonfiction Reading
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6
Elon University Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Artist in Residence Jon Metzger, will perform big-band arrangements of well-known standards and jazz classics. 

Thursday, April 6
William A. Graham
“Political Islam: Myth and Reality”
Whitley Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
The James P. Elder Lecture

Dr. Graham, dean of Harvard Divinity School, has been a member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1973. His scholarly specialization is in the early religious history of Islam, with special focus on the Qur’an and Hadith literatures. Dr. Graham will deliver the inaugural James P. Elder Lecture, an annual program endowed by alumni members of the Liberal Arts Forum.

Thursday, April 6
Steve and Sekou
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Sekou and Steve Connell are two accomplished actors, writers and poets. They have been featured on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry and the Declare Yourself Voting Tour founded by Norman Lear, proving themselves to be all-star entertainers. Both poets have appeared on ABC’s World News, Good Morning America, Showtime’s Crossover, and BET’s Lyrical Café.

Sponsored by the Student Union Board

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Monday, April 10
Jennifer Jako
“Young and Positive: Living with HIV”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Jako is a young HIV-positive filmmaker whose documentary, True Life: It Could Be You, premiered on MTV and received numerous honors including a 1999 Ribbon of Hope Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Ms. Jako’s powerful story reflects upon the shock and despair of HIV and AIDS and the determination and hope that has reshaped her future.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum

 

Tuesday, April 11
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jon Metzger, will perform student arrangements and compositions.

 

Thursday, April 13
élan-Elon University Vocal Jazz presents élan a cappella
Paramount Theatre, Burlington, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen A. Futrell directs a concert of all a cappella pieces from Swingle Singers, to Singers Unlimited, to Bobby McFerrin to modern a cappella.

 

Thursday, April 13
Rachael Ziady DeLue
“Diagnosing Pictures: The Science of Looking
in Late Nineteenth Century America”
Yeager Recital Hall, 6 p.m.

DeLue, assistant professor of American art at Princeton University, is author of the recently published book, George Inness and the Science of Landscape. She will lecture on her current research into a fascinating intersection of art and science in turn-of-the-century American art criticism.

Art History Lecture Series

 

Tuesday, April 18
Jon Metzger
University Distinguished Scholar
Lecture/Performance
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:45 p.m.

Elon’s 2005-06 University Distinguished Scholar, Jon Metzger, will direct a varied program including his latest composition for baritone voice, piano and percussion ensemble. The Distinguished Scholar Award, established in 2000, recognizes a faculty member whose research has earned peer commendation and respect and who has made a significant contribution to his or her field of study.

 

Wednesday, April 19
John Hope Franklin
“Stalking An Unknown Historian”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

John Hope Franklin is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. A former president of the Southern Historical Association, the American Historical Association, and the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, he has received dozens of major awards and more than 100 honorary degrees including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Franklin’s literary landmark, From Slavery to Freedom, has reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught.

Sponsored by The Elon members of Phi Beta Kappa and Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

 

Thursday, April 20
Cameron Sinclair
“Rebuilding after Natural Disasters”
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.


Cameron Sinclair, executive director of Architecture for Humanity, will speak about how his organization calls for a comprehensive response in rebuilding. Founded in 1999, Architecture for Humanity is an international non-profit organization which promotes architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

 

Thursday – Sunday, April 20-23
Department of Performing Arts presents
The Trojan Women by Euripides
Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Thursday – Saturday;
2:00 p.m. Sunday

The Trojan Womenis as relevant today as when it was written in 415 BC. The play follows the terrifying plight of the women of Troy after the destruction of their city at the conclusion of the Trojan War. Their suffering, along with the ultimate, ironic fate of the conquering army, provides apt warnings for today’s society.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID*

Sunday, April 23
Senior Thesis Exhibit I
Opening Reception
Isabella Cannon Room, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Featuring works by senior art majors in a variety of media. Exhibition continues through May 4.

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Tuesday, April 25
Elon University Chamber Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Director Dr. Thomas Erdmann leads the orchestra in two works featuring guest trumpet soloist and Juilliard graduate Dr. Paul Neebe, along with Elon University faculty soloists, in a complete concert reading of Henry Purcell’s opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Wednesday, April 26
Andrew Perry and Tita Ramirez
Faculty Fiction Reading
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
Department of Music presents
A Choral Celebration of 50 Year Anniversary of the Alamance Arts Council
McCrary Theatre, 8:00 p.m.**

 

The Elon University Camerata and Chorale welcome the Alamance Chorale, the Burlington Boys Choir and the Alamance Girls Choir. Each of the ensembles are member organizations of the Alamance Arts Council and each will present it's own brand of choral singing. All of the groups will combine for an inspiring performance of Aaron Copland's "Promise of Living".

**NOTE: The performance time has been changed to 8:00 p.m. to accommodate scheduling various members of the community choirs. Thank you for you understanding and support.

 

Friday, April 28
Jason Robert Brown
Master Class
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Jason Robert Brown has been hailed as one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters and his extraordinary, jubilant theater music has been heard all over the world.

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Thursday, April 27 & Saturday, April 29
Department of Performing Arts presents
Festival of Student-Directed One-Acts

Black Box Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday;
2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
(please note there is no performance on Friday, April 28)

Elon Performing Arts majors take control of the director’s chair for this series of diverse one-act plays. Some of the plays may contain mature language and subject matter – viewer discretion is advised.

Admission by ticket only: $5 or Elon ID – tickets available at the door before each performance.

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Saturday, April 29
Chapter 6
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Since their debut, this a cappella group has garnered numerous awards for their technique and arrangements. In 2000, they became the youngest group to win the Chicago Harmony Sweepstakes, and held that champion title for three consecutive terms. In 2004, they received the Grand Champion title at the National Harmony Sweepstakes. Ask anyone who attended their performance in McCrary Theatre last September – Chapter 6’s unique, comedy-infused blend of jazz, gospel, and rock is not to be missed!

Sponsored by the Student Union Board