The Tartan Terrors

Tuesday, September 18
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

Tuesday, September 25
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

Byron Pitts, “We are Tough and Delicate Creatures”

Thursday, September 20
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

“An Evening with Maya Angelou” for Elon University’s Fall Convocation

Thursday, October 4
Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Tuesday, October 23
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme

Thursday, November 8
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Read More

November 2012


Monday, November 5
Classical Blues: Omri Shimron, piano; Dan Skidmore, violin
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty artists perform exhilarating works for violin and piano by French composers, including 20th century master Maurice Ravel (his 1927 Sonata nicknamed “The Blues”), a Baroque composition by virtuoso Jean-Marie Leclair, and César Franck’s Romantic and triumphant gem from 1886.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Monday, November 5
Marie Davidian, “Personalized Medicine: The Right Treatment for the Right Patient”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Human Genome Project provides potential applications of “individualized” treatment for a patient based upon one's specific genetic makeup such that the therapies applied would achieve the best possible outcomes. Davidian, the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University, analyzes clinical data and reports of personalized treatments and suggests this health care model requires making sense of vast, complex data and understanding the mechanisms of disease.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series


Wednesday, November 7
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary works for percussion instruments directed by Jon Metzger.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Wednesday, November 7
Maureen Dowd, “Fit to Print: Writing on Washington”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
The Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, Maureen Dowd has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. Known for witty, incisive and often acerbic portraits of the powerful, she is a contributing columnist on The New York Times opinion page.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available Wednesday, October 17. 


Thursday, November 8
Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Since 1985, TIQ has been a singular force of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. At Elon, TIQ will play John Coltrane’s enduring jazz composition in the greater context of music that preceded and followed this landmark recording.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available Thursday, October 18.
Elon University Lyceum Series


Thursday—Saturday, November 8-10
Dancing in the Black Box
Directed by Jen Guy Metcalf

Black Box Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m., all three nights

The 2012 Elon Dance Company performs original and experimental work by faculty and students in a creative, innovative and entertaining show.

Admission: $10 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and
will be taken beginning November 1 by calling (336) 278-5650.


Friday, November 9
Hyoungseok Kim, art exhibition
opening reception and artist talk
, Arts West Gallery, 12:15 p.m.
Kim focuses on the story of communication and the concepts of waves and particles through symbols and images including the human body, horn shapes, seeds and trees. Exhibition runs through November 27.


Tuesday, November 13
Diwali Celebration
Isabella Cannon Room, 6:30 p.m.

The Hindu Festival of Lights symbolizes the human urge to move toward the light and includes gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life


Tuesday, November 13
Elon University Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Director Thomas Erdmann and the orchestra open their ninth season continuing the cycle of Mozart symphonies with his lovely Symphony No. 7 in D Major. The orchestra also welcomes pianist Shuko Petty, a professor of music at Washington and Lee University, performing J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D Major (BWV 1054) and Elon faculty member Hallie Coppedge Hogan performing arias by Francesco Cavalli.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Tuesday, November 13
Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Foxx & the Role of Leadership in the Law
Elon University School of Law, 7:30 p.m.
Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series

First elected to the city's top post in 2009, the youngest mayor in Charlotte history led efforts to bring the 2012 Democratic National Convention to North Carolina. A graduate of New York University's School of Law, he has clerked for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


Tuesday, November 13
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The third annual Faces of Homelessness Speaker's Bureau with the National Coalition for the Homeless will be presented as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Panelists will share their personal experiences and perspectives on the issues of hunger and homelessness.

Sponsored by the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement & the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. 


Thursday, November 15
Elon University Chorale, Of Dance and Struggle: A Musical Tribute to the Life of Nelson Mandela
World premiere with composer and guest artist Karen Walwyn, piano
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

President Mandela’s inspirational story is vividly illustrated in a composition that has woven South African songs with original music. The composer based the work, in part, upon interviews with personnel of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, including Mandela’s official photographer, Alf Kumalo.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Monday, November 19
SJE Art Exhibition, opening reception
Isabella Cannon Room, 5:30 p.m.

The annual juried student exhibition represents some of the strongest art from current Elon University students and curated by the students enrolled in Art 380: Professional Practices. Exhibition runs through February 5.


Monday, November 19
Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert featuring Will Campbell, saxophone
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Will Campbell and the jazz ensemble perform big band arrangements of well-known standards and jazz classics directed by Jon Metzger.

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Tuesday, November 27
Department of Music presents Not Just for Kids
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University’s vocal jazz/commercial ensemble, élan, performs jazz, a cappella and straight renditions of popular cartoon themes, music from television and songs from animated features with rhythm sections including Jungle Book, Willy Wonka, Sesame Street, Schoolhouse Rocks, Pinocchio, and The Wizard of Oz.


Thursday, November 29
Festival of Holiday Lights
Scott Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Lights & luminaries, hot chocolate & Hanukkah, and carols & Clauses mark Elon’s annual holiday festival.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life


Friday, November 30
Elon Electric Ensemble
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Music’s pop/rock ensemble performs an exciting show with an eclectic mix of music.