Jason Lahr: Signal Jammer

Monday, August 19
Isabella Cannon Room, gallery hours Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Morgan Craig: Form, Function and Futility: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity

Monday, September 30
Artist talk and reception, Arts West Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

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Elon University Fall Convocation: Steve Wozniak, "Fostering Creativity & Innovation in a Technical Environment"

Thursday, October 3 
Alumni Gym, Koury Center, 3:30 p.m.

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Concert for Organ and String Quartet, premiere of Numen Lumen for Organ and Strings

Sunday, October 6
Whitley Auditorium, 3 p.m.

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Kenji Yoshino, “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights”

Monday, November 4
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Monday, November 4
Leslie Mutchler, TrendFACTORY: Elon
Opening reception and artist talk, Arts West Gallery, 12:30 p.m.

A community-driven, multi-participatory installation that explores issues related to hand(craft), the physicality of labor, and the repetition of memes in the virtual world through hand-manufactured objects. The installation is dependent on audience participation and workstations will be present for viewers to construct a cultural artifact catalogued as part of the project. Exhibition continues through November 26.

Monday, November 4 
Kenji Yoshino, “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

In a culture where racial minorities are pressed to “act white,” women are told to “play like men” and gays are dissuaded from engaging in public displays of affection, it is difficult to believe that we are as “diverse” as we’d like to think. Yoshino examines the prejudices embedded in both American life and in Civil Rights legislation that hinder our ability to be our authentic selves. Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum

Tuesday, November 5
Diwali Celebration
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 6 p.m.

The Hindu Festival of Lights commemorates the triumph of good over evil. Experience this spiritual holiday through presentations by students and staff and a sampling of traditional food. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Wednesday, November 6
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

This concert features contemporary music written solely for a wide array of percussion instruments.Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Wednesday, November 6
Paul Murphy, "Finding a Link Between Shooting at Queen Victoria and Today's Mass Killings"
Isabella Cannon Room, 7:30 p.m.

Paul Murphy, the author of Shooting Victoria, an award-winning account of seven failed assassination attempts against Queen Victoria, argues that history can help us explain the apparently inexplicible; he suggests that the minds and motivations of those perpetuating mass killings in the U.S. can be related to the Victorian partners in crime. Sponsored by the Fund for Excellence

Thursday, November 7
Brian Nedvin, “Music and the Holocaust: A Lecture-Recital”
Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

A program to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust. Amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, the Jewish people made music and, in particular, they sang. Nedvin’s presentation includes songs sung in a variety of languages, including Yiddish, Hebrew, German and English, to stress the obligation to “never forget.” Sponsored by the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Music and Elon Hillel.

Thursday-Saturday, November 7–9
Dancing in the Black Box
Black Box Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m. each night

The 2013–14 Elon Dance Company performs original and experimental work by faculty, alumni and select students in a creative, innovative and entertaining show. Dance films by Elon in L.A. 2013 dance students will be screened in the lobby prior to the performance. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning October 31 by calling (336) 278-5650.

Friday, November 8
The Death of Pinochet, documentary screening
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.

On December 10, 2006, General Pinochet died in Santiago’s Military Hospital. For 24 hours, his death reawakened the political divisions that marked Chile’s recent history with dictatorship, death and violence. In The Death of Pinochet, Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff use original footage and the testimonies of four characters who lived through that day, to relate the end of a key chapter in Chile’s history. A work that balances tragedy and comedy, it is a surprising portrait of Chilean society. In observing and giving voice to a group of Chilean people on a very special day in that country’s history, Perut and Osnovikoff show the same provocative spirit that they demonstrated in their previous film Noticias (News). By the time of his death, Pinochet had not held power in Chile for several years. However, this fascinating documentary shows that although Pinochet may now be gone, he has certainly not been forgotten. The Death of Pinochet is yet another example of this filmmaker duo’s ability to handle reality and show it in the rawest way. Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications, Pragda, the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, Spain-USA Foundation, Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

Friday-Saturday, November 8 & 9
Instant Laughter – An Evening of Improvisation
Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. on both dates

Instant Laughter features several very spontaneous performing arts majors. Admission: $12 at the door or in advance through Elon’s Homecoming web page. Complimentary tickets not available. Proceeds benefit the Department of Performing Arts.

Tuesday, November 12
Elon University Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Professor Thomas Erdmann and the orchestra open his 10th year as director with featured soloist Meaghan Skogen performing Haydn’s lovely Cello Concerto in C Major. Among the other pieces will be Monteverdi’s regal Orfeo Overture and Nelhýbel’s thrilling Passacaglia. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Thursday, November 14
SJE: Student Juried Exhibition
Opening reception and artists’ talks,
Isabella Cannon Room, 5:30 p.m.

This annual juried exhibition is coordinated and executed completely by the students enrolled in Art 380: Professional Practices and represents some of the strongest art selected from currently enrolled Elon University students. Exhibition continues through December 3.

Thursday, November 14
Elon University Chorale Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of assistant professor Gerald Knight, Chorale will perform a variety of secular and sacred selections. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Sunday, November 17
Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 1 p.m.

This converence explores the past, present and future of Jewish-Christian relations. Featured speakers include Christian theologian Stanley Hauerwas of Duke Divinity School and Jewish theologian Peter Ochs of the University of Virginia. Sponsored by the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Program and the Elon Fund for Excellence

Monday, November 18
Sean Carroll, “Brave Genius: A Scientist’s Journey from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize”
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7:30 p.m.
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Carroll, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, is an internationally acclaimed scientist, author and educator. He is also the vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As a scientist, his research focuses on understanding the role of regulatory genes in development and evolution. As an author, his passion lies in telling the stories of amazing scientific journeys illustrating science as a process that is carried out by real people in interesting contexts. Carroll tells the story of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of modern molecular biology who worked in Nazi-occupied France and eventually received the Nobel Prize for discovering the first clear example of transcriptional regulation of gene expression.

Tuesday, November 19
Faces of Homelessness
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Panelists share their personal experiences and perspectives on the issues of hunger and homelessness. Presented as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Sponsored by the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Tuesday, November 19
Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble swings its way through big-band arrangements of well-known standards and jazz classics. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Friday, November 22
Elon Electric Ensemble and Techtronica
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Department of Music’s commercial and pop music ensembles perform an eclectic mix of music including original songs by Elon University students and faculty. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Sunday, November 24
Elon Music Ambassadors, "American Road Trip"
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Virginia Novine Whittaker, Elon's elite instrumental and vocal touring ensemble performs music inspired by the great cities, mountains and plains as well as the varied cultures of American people in a musical trip across the USA. Enjoy selections from American composer Aaron Copland to Dixieland Jazz and much more. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 26
Elon University Phoenix Winds
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
This combined campus and community ensemble performs contemporary wind band music. Sponsored by the Department of Music