The Tartan Terrors

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

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The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion

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

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Byron Pitts, “We are Tough and Delicate Creatures”

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

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

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

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Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

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

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Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme

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

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August/September 2012

 

Thursday, August 30
Julie Celona-Van Gorden and Anne Albert, soprano
Radha Upton and Christy Wisuthseriwong, piano

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty and guest artists perform a mix of duet and solo repertoire from several eras and style periods.

Sponsored by the Department of Music 


Monday, September 3
Craig Hill. art exhibition
artist talk,Yeager Recital Hall, 5:30 p.m.
opening reception, Isabella Cannon Room, 6:30 p.m.

Hill works in intricate ways to examine the relationships between childhood perception and adult reminiscence. His pictures allow children to act out fantasies, to become someone else or travel to a different place and time. For adults, he provides the ability to exploit the many complexities in the images with intimate childhood experiences. Hill’s exhibition spans both university galleries. The Arts West installation continues through September 27. The Isabella Cannon Room installation continues until November 13.


Tuesday, September 4
The Invencia Piano Duo
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Guest artists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn perform works by Maurice Ravel, Florent Schmitt and Claude Debussy. Hailing from Armenian and Ukrainian families, both artists were educated at the Moscow State Conservatory and came to the United States in the 1990s to pursue advanced studies. They presently teach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and are artistic co-directors of the Norfolk Chamber Consort. 

Sponsored by the Department of Music


Monday, September 10
Charles Cook, “A Look Ahead to the 2012 Elections”
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Known as one of the best non-partisan trackers of presidential, congressional and statewide elections, Charlie Cook is editor of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for NBC’s Meet the Press and the National Journal.

Sponsored by the Political Science Department


Wednesday, September 12
Robert T. Deacon, “Enhancing the Wealth of Our Oceans: New Approaches to Marine Management”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The consequences of commercialized fishing were forecasted more than 50 years ago and recent reports project a collapse of all groups of marine organisms before 2050.  Pending catastrophes, both ecological and economic in nature, are not at all new in this realm and most frequently point to mismanaged operations. An optimism remains for the twin goals of marine conservation and economically healthy global fishing sectors. Deacon has authored numerous articles on natural resource management and the interface between political systems and policy design.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series


Sunday, September 16
Rosh HaShanah Worship Service
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Worship service for Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. Additional services will be held Monday the 17th and Tuesday the 18th at 10 a.m. in Whitley Auditorium. 


Tuesday, September 18
The Tartan Terrors
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Kilted conspirators of Celtic mayhem brew their musical prowess with comedy, a champion bagpiper, guitar, drums and Highland dancing.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available Tuesday, August 28. 
Elon University Lyceum Series


Thursday, September 20
Byron Pitts, “We are Tough and Delicate Creatures”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

When Pitts joined 60 Minutes on CBS, he interviewed New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In support of the 2013 Elon Common Reading program, Pitts discusses New Orleans, one of the most resilient communities in the United States. In addition, he will compare other parts of the world where disaster, both natural and man-made, have tested the human spirit. 

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available August 30.
Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum


Friday, September 21
11th Annual Fall Environmental Forum: Roadmap to the Future – Sustainable Agriculture Supports Our Communities
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 8 a.m.

Sustainable agriculture supports local communities through production of safe and nutritious foods with few negative environmental impacts. The conference will address the expansion of the homegrown industry, opportunities for production and networking methods for making food accessible to consumers while economically successful for owners.

Admission: $15 or Elon ID includes a locally sourced gourmet lunch.
To register, email prooney@elon.edu or phone Patricia Rooney at (336) 278-6200. 

Sponsored by Elon University Center for Environmental Studies, Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Governments, Piedmont Conservation Council, and N.C. Cooperative Extension


Friday, September 21
2012 Culture Fest at Elon
Young Commons, 3 p.m.

An afternoon to visualize, demonstrate, articulate, taste and celebrate our cultures on campus.  There will be entertainment on stage, local food, crafts, education, as well as tables all around the commons.


Monday, September 24
Tom Montgomery Fate, “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild”
Johnston Hall, 7 p.m.

In the spirit of Thoreau, Fate balances his passion for a rustic cabin in Michigan with his more complicated life in a Chicago suburb. The tension between the two lives is the subject of his newest book. Fate’s essays are regularly featured on National Public Radio and have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Orion, Iowa Review, Christian Century and many other journals.  

Sponsored by The English Department and the William Maness Fund 


Tuesday, September 25
Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) worship
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Worship service for Kol Nidre (Yom Kippur), the Jewish Day of Atonement. Additional services will be held Wednesday the 26th at 10 a.m. 


Tuesday, September 25
The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Kevin and Cindy Spencer’s uniquely entertaining program combines drama, spectacle and suspense with elaborate illusion and dazzling special effects.

Admission by ticket only: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available Tuesday, September 4. 
Elon University Lyceum Series


Thursday, September 27
Elon University School of Communications and the Puliter Center on Crisis Reporting
present "Endangered Children"

Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The Pulitzer Center promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education. Beginning in 2012, the School of Communications will host three visits by broadcast journalists recognized by the Center. In September, video journalists Glenn Baker and Dominic Bracco as well as photographer Kem Knapp Sawyer will discuss their recent work around the globe. Each guest will introduce their work and screen portions of their documentaries and photography. The program will be moderated by Associate Professor Glenn Scott.


Friday-Saturday, September 28 & 29
Collage
Directed by April Hill
Yeager Recital Hall
, Friday, 7 and 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 6 and 7:15 p.m.
The Department of Performing Arts presents an exciting program of 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 28, at the Center for the Arts box office. 


Friday, September 28
Department of Music Faculty Gala
Whitley Auditorium
, 8:30 p.m.

Faculty artists invite Elon families and friends to a mixed program for voice, piano, organ, percussion, wind and brass.


Sunday, September 30
Elon Dance Company presents Dance in the Landscape
Directed and choreographed by Jason Aryeh
Ernest A. Koury, Sr. Business Center, 2 p.m.

Students perform and explore the use of site specifics and the sense of dancing with nature.

Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts