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NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 1
Department of Performing Arts presents
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Directed by Catherine McNeela
Choreographed by Linda Sabo

McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Sondheim’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber”-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with hilarious moments of dark humor.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 9.


Monday, November 3
Hometown Heroes: Models of Community Leadership
McKinnon Hall, 4 p.m.

Five people chosen by members of the class of 2012 will be recognized for service to their home communities an commitment to the common good.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and Freshman Class Officers


Thursday, November 6
SJE Art Exhibition, opening reception
Arts West Gallery, 5-6:30 p.m.

This annual juried exhibit represents the strongest art from enrolled students of Elon University. It is coordinated and executed completely by the students enrolled in ART 380: Professional Practices. The exhibition continues through December 2.


Thursday, November 6
A.E. Dick Howard, “The Global Voyage of American Constitutionalism: The Influence of the American Constitutional Experience in Other Lands”
Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m.

The Sandra Day O’Connor Lecture

Howard is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law.



Friday-Sunday, November 7-9
Department of Performing Arts presents
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Directed by Catherine McNeela
Choreographed by Linda Sabo

McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.

Stephen Sondheim’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber”-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with hilarious moments of dark humor.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 9.


Saturday, November 8
Department of Music Choral Alumni Reunion Concert
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.



Monday, November 10
Catherine Hunt, Sustainable Chemistries: Environmentally Advanced and Economically Viable!
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Hunt is a professional chemist, the immediate past president of the American Chemical Society and a leader of the Technology Partnerships, Emerging Technologies of the Rohm and Haas Company. She is a strong and successful advocate for continued development of green chemistries or environmentally sustainable chemical processes and products in science and industry.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series


Tuesday November 11
Study Abroad Forum
McKinnon Hall, 4:15 p.m.

The university community is invited to attend the Study Abroad Forum - Conference. The goals of the Forum are 1) to celebrate academic achievements of students and faculty resulting from study abroad in the three areas of disciplinary (academic) learning, cultural awareness, and personal growth, 2) to further integrate study abroad into the academic environment at Elon, including students’ learning goals at the University, and into faculty teaching and scholarship, and 3) to serve as preparation for students who will study abroad and to provide a forum for significant reflection and analysis for those students who have returned from short term or semester study abroad programs. Please see the conference program at org.elon.edu/saf

Sponsored by the Study Abroad Committee, The Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies (ICCIS), and the ICCIS Advisory Committee


Tuesday, November 11
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jon Metzger, will perform contemporary works for percussion instruments.


Wednesday, November 12
Christina Henriquez, fiction reading
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Cristina Henríquez is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Come Together, Fall Apart. Her first novel, The World in Half, will be published in Spring 2009.  Her work has been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, as well as in several other literary magazines.  She is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.  Henriquez received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and now lives in Chicago.


Thursday, November 13
John and Richard Contiguglia, duo piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Adams Foundation Piano Recital Series – sponsored by The Times-News and Elon University

Identical twins Richard and John Contiguglia return to Elon for this popular annual piano series. The Contiguglias have played with major orchestras including the Boston Pops, the Atlanta Symphony and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Admission $15 or Elon ID (RS). Tickets available Oct. 24.


Saturday, November 15
Elon University Electronic Ensemble
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Professor Todd Coleman directs the premiere performance of the new Electric Ensemble, featuring an eclectic mix of popular music from the 1980s. Parachute pants, big hair and earplugs are optional.


Tuesday, November 18
Elon University Chamber Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Professor Thomas Erdmann opens his fifth season as director with award-winning composer Jonathan D. Green's newest composition, The Butcher’s Canticle of the Earth. The orchestra will be joined by percussionist and Elon faculty member Jon Metzger for this exciting world premiere. Mendelssohn’s astonishing Sinfonia No. 10 and a piece by Edward Grieg will also be featured.


Wednesday, November 19
Will Read for Food
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

A reading in support of the Alamance County Food Bank.Students, faculty and staff from across the university read short selections from their favorite writers. Bring a can of food for the collection.

Sponsored by the Arts and Letters Learning Community, Elon Volunteers!, and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning, with support from the English Department


Friday, November 21
Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon University Jazz Ensemble, led by Jon Metzger, will perform big band arrangements of well-known standards and jazz classics.


Friday-Sunday, November 21-23
Dancing in the Black Box
Artistic Director: Cherie Bower

Black Box Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.

The Elon Dance Company performs original and experimental work by faculty, guest artists and select students.

Tickets $10 or Elon ID. Reservations will be taken beginning November 14 by calling (336) 278-5650.


Monday, November 24
Department of Music Chorale Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The University Chorale, under the direction of Gerald Knight, will present a concert of sacred and secular music from various genres/styles spanning the centuries from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.