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Thursday, September 4
Songs by American Composers, faculty recital
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Polly Butler Cornelius, soprano, and Victoria Fischer-Faw,piano, celebrate 20th century American composers in anintimate recital of piano and vocal music featuring works by Amy Beach, Steve Heitzeg, Libby Larsen, Stephen Paulus and Carlisle Floyd.

Thursday, September 4
Jabali Afrika
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Jabali Afrika’s original sound is attributed to a unique mixture and special fusion of African rhythms. The band's origin can be traced to the Kenya National Theatre Dance Troupe.

Sponsored by Diversity Emerging Education Program.

Monday, September 8
Faculty Art Exhibition, opening reception
Arts West Gallery, 5-6:30 p.m.

Faculty of the Elon University Art Department will exhibit their work in both university galleries (Arts West Gallery and Isabella Cannon Room). The exhibitions continue through September 24.


Monday, September 8
Charles Cook, “Looking Ahead to the 2008 Elections"Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The editor of The Cook Political Report, Cook has been described as “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of congressional races” in the country. His lively and authoritative analyses of presidential and congressional elections have been featured on CBS, NBC, CNN and in the National Journal.

Sponsored by The Institute of Politics and Public Affairs and the Political Science Department.

Tuesday, September 9
Ellen T. Ruff, “Our Energy Future – Trade Offs and Choices”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Ruff is the president of Duke Energy Carolinas, whichprovides electricity for more than 2.3 million people in North and South Carolina. She will talk about the current and future energy challenges and possible solutions for accessible, affordable and hopefully cleaner and more renewable energy.

Voices of Discover Science Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 10
Mark Moffett, “An Engaging Look at Nature and Why It’sWorth Protecting”
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.

“Doctor Bugs” Moffett will present a mix of adventure,nature photography and hard scientific inquiry that rankswith the best work of Jacques Cousteau. His unique firsthand stories make conservation and extraordinary creatures exciting for everyone.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum.

Thursday, September 11
ArcheDream for Humankind
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

ArcheDream is a multidisciplinary mask theater that uses dance, pantomime, hand-painted masks, puppetry and ultraviolet light to tell fantastic tales of adventure and suspense from the mythology of various African and other world cultures. Characters such as Peace, Anger, War, Fire and Water grace the stage while special effects support characters with dramatic and sometimes supernatural stunts.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 2. This performance is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is administered bythe Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Thursday, September 11
Invisible Children: Rough Cut, documentary screening
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.

This documentary focuses on the 20-year ongoing war in Northern Uganda and the global issues of child soldiers and internally displaced persons.

Sponsored by Elon’s Invisible Children Chapter and Elon Volunteers!

Tuesday, September 16
Jim Lloyd: Appalachian Stories and Songs
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Rural Retreat (VA) musician and storyteller visits Elon to perform ballads and folk tales. 

Sponsored by the English Department and the Liberal Arts Forum.

Wednesday, September 17
Uncounted – The New Math of American Elections,documentary screening
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

Emmy Award-winner David Earnhardt explores the
threats to accurate vote counting in 2004 and 2006 races
and seeks to make Americans aware of polling integrity
issues as the 2008 elections approach.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department and The Institute of Politics and Public Affairs

Thursday, September 18
Julie Celona-VanGorden, soprano
ChristyWisuthserwong, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Celona-VanGorden and Wisuthserwong will present a program of arias and art song, including Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliees. 

Thursday, September 18
Tlen Huicani
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

This ensemble is considered one of the most faithful interpreters of the traditional folk music of Mexico and
perhaps much of Latin America. The harpa jarocham, or
folk harp, is the centerpiece of their music.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Admission $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 2. 

Sunday, September 21
Dance in the Landscape
Cherie Bower, artistic director
Lake Mary Nell, 5 p.m.

Relax under the Carolina blue sky and watch the Elon
Dance Company perform site-based dance by faculty
and guest artists. The choreographers will create evocativedance that responds to the physical parameters and the environmental characteristics of Lake Mary Nell.

Monday, September 22
Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series JeffreyToobin,“The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court”
Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, 7 p.m.

Toobin, a senior analyst at CNN and a staff writer for
The New Yorker, is an expert on American law, politics
and procedure, and the author of two books: The Nine
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
and the
bestseller Too Close to Call: The 36-Day Battle to Decide
the 2000 Election

Tuesday, September 23
Elon Common Reading Lecture
Jonathan Kozol, “Joy and Justice: An Invitation to the Young to Serve the Children of the Poor”

Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center, 6:30 p.m.

A national authority and spokesperson for reform in public education, Kozol is author of highly acclaimed books including Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities,Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, and Letters to a Young Teacher. The Shame of the Nation describes the conditions in inner city public schools and is Elon’s 2008-09 Common Reading.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 2.

Wednesday, September 24
Stephen Zunes, “U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East: Challenges for the Next Administration”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Zunes is chair of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He is principal editor of Nonviolent Social Movements and the author of the highly acclaimed Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism. A frequent guest on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, PBS, BBC, MSNBC, his columns on foreign affairs can be read in newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

Sponsored by Center for Public Affairs, Non Violence Studies, and the Political Science Department, Students for Peace and Justice and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Wednesday, September 24
Martha and Spencer Love School of Business presents John Zeglis
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6:30 p.m.

Zeglis, former CEO of AT&T Wireless, will share lessons learned as a leader in the telecommunications industry. 

Thursday , September 25
Charles Steele, Serigraphs and Drawings
Isabella Cannon Room

James H. McEwen, Jr. Visual Arts Series

Steele, an artist and master screen printer, has exhibited
his art nationally and internationally for more than 30
years and was a master printer for Watanabe Studios in
New York City. Exhibition continues through February 18.

Friday-Saturday, September 26 & 27
Yeager Recital Hall, 7 and 8:15 p.m. Friday,
6 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday

The Department of Performing Arts presents an exciting
collage of entertainment, song and dance from the Broadway stage.

Admission by ticket only: $10 or Elon ID. A very limited number of tickets for all performances will be available at
12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, at the Center for the Arts Box Office.

Friday, September 26
Department of Music Faculty Gala
Whitley Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 28
Bel Canto Company, A Choral Sampler
Whitley Auditorium, 4 p.m.

The 26th season of the Triad’s premier choral ensemble begins with a sampling of its signature sound and repertoire. Treat yourself to this wonderful performance that spans centuries and styles, and includes works by Bach and Mozart, as well contemporary works by Techelli,Whitacre, Casals and Alfen.

Monday, September 29
Libby Rowe, art exhibition opening reception
Arts West Gallery, 5-6:30 p.m.

James H. McEwen, Jr. Visual Arts Series

Rowe’s artistic interests reside in defining and redefining women’s issues in ways that are informational and confrontational – yet accessible – to a diverse audience. The exhibition continues through November 3.

Monday, September 29
Jonathan Alter, “Between the Lines: Politics, Media and Society”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Senior editor at Newsweek, Alter has written a widely acclaimed column that examines politics, media and social/global issues for almost two decades. His 2006 book, The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, was a national best-seller. The 2008 campaigns mark the seventh election cycle Alter has covered for Newsweek.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum