Marion Nestle, "Food Politics 2014: Beyond the Farm Bill"

Tuesday, September 9
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Yesterday & Today – The Interactive Beatles Experience

Tuesday, September 23
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Fall Convocation with Nicholas Kristof and
Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, October 2
Alumni Gym, 3:30 p.m.

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The Soul of Flamenco

Wednesday, November 5
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Photo copyright Lois Greenfield 2007

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Kip Fulbeck, “Race, Sex and Tattoos”

Thursday, January 15
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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November 2014

Monday, November 3
Matt Wilt, mixed media sculpture
Reception: Gallery 406, 12:30 p.m.
Artist talk: Gallery 406, 5 p.m.

Wilt’s art references the body and its uneasy union with the artificial or mechanical. Symbolic forms include the hand and objects used as surrogates for the body: bottle nipples, respirator bags, sex toys and prosthetics. These forms as manufactured objects replicating natural functions act as substitutes for nature. Wilt finds this composite of the physical body and the synthetic world simultaneously fascinating and frightening and attempts to connect threads that link many disparate elements of history, culture and what it is to be human. Exhibition continues through December 4.


Monday, November 3
Community Connections: Domestic Violence
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

"Domestic Violence" is the theme of the first of three "Community Connections" campus programs taking place during the 2014-15 academic year. Jason Husser, faculty fellow for Civic Engagement at Elon University, said there is "no room for debate" about the evils of domestic violence. A February 2014 Elon University Poll of Alamance County found 9 out of 10 residents thought domestic violence was a "very important" or "important" concern in Alamance County.

Community Connections forums take on a lively format. They consist in large part of an expert panel having an open conversation with audience members. Panelists for the Nov. 3 program are currently being selected and additional details will be publicized closer to the event.

The goal of Community Connections forums is to create thoughtful dialog with members of the university community as well as those who in live in Alamance County and the surrounding area. Previous forums have explored issues surrounding health care, gun violence, education and poverty. The Community Connections program is co-sponsored by Elon's Council on Civic Engagement and the Times-News of Burlington, NC.


Wednesday, November 5
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The ensemble performs an exciting and varied program of contemporary music directed by Mariana Poole.


Wednesday, November 5
The Soul of Flamenco
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

An eloquent art form is an expression of feeling. Happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow translate through time and physical boundaries and are the foundation of Flamenco. Accomplished artists from the United States and Spain perform celebrated repertoire as well as the new work “A Solas” by Ángel Muñoz. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 15 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Elon University Lyceum Series


Thursday, November 6
Diwali
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 5:30 p.m.

The Hindu festival of lights commemorates the triumph of good over evil. Experience Elon’s celebration of the spiritual holiday through presentations by students and staff and a sampling of traditional food.


Thursday, November 6
Dr. Ann C. McKee, “Emerging Concepts in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Voices of Discovery Science Speakers Series

There has been recent international interest in progressive neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused by repetitive head trauma and first described in the postmortem brains of boxers in the 1920s. McKee studies these disorders and is interested in the mechanisms of neurodegeneration both from acute and chronic head injury and in associating the pathophysiology with associated symptoms.


Thursday-Saturday, November 6-8
Dancing in the Black Box – Elon Dance Company
Artistic Director: Jen Guy Metcalf
Black Box Theatre, 6 and 8:30 p.m.

The 2014-2015 Elon Dance Company performs original and experimental work by faculty, guest artists and select students in a creative, innovative and entertaining show! Admission: $13 or free with Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning October 30 by calling (336) 278-5650.


Friday, November 7
Bach's Lunch
Elon Community Center, 12:30 p.m.

The Elon University Camerata performs J.S. Bach's Cantata 192, Nun danket alle Gott with strings. With special guest soloists Julie Celona VanGorden soprano and Gerald O. Whittington, bass. The audience is invited to bring box or bag lunches with beverage and sing along as the chorale tune appears. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Friday, November 7
Arrugas (Wrinkles), directed by Ignacio Ferreras (Spain, 2014)
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.

Based on Paco Roca’s national award-winning graphic novel, Wrinkles illustrates the visual beauty and tender emotion that can be created by traditional animation as it tackles a universal subject matter with humor and acerbic wit. The hand-drawn animation style allows the film to move freely between the reality-bound daily lives of the ‘inmates’ and their more colorful dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter and pulling no punches in its critique of society’s attitude toward the elderly. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Friday, November 7
Techtronica in Concert
Taphouse, 7:30 p.m.

Techtronica uses innovative digital and analog syntheses to perform currently charting electronic dance music. Bring your energy because Techtronica will make you move!


Tuesday, November 11
Elon College Fellows Class of 2017 Colloquium
McKinnon Hall, 6:00 p.m.

The Elon College Fellows invite the campus community to a colloquium showcasing the distinctive but complementary contributions of the liberal arts to our understanding of the human condition and the natural world. The College Fellows Class of 2017 will select a multifaceted and broadly accessibly topic for discussion (to be announced early Fall). A panel of faculty members -- offering perspectives from the Arts and Humanities, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences -- will take part in a moderated discussion, emphasizing the contributions and limits of their respective disciplines to our understanding of the topic. Audience engagement will extend the conversation and suggest pathways for further exploration of the topic, within and across the liberal arts disciplines.


Tuesday, November 11
Elon University Orchestra
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Erdmann directs the first concert of his 11th season with the orchestra featuring Elon faculty Matthew Buckmaster (trombone) for Alan Hovhaness’ hauntingly lovely Overture for Strings and Trombone, and Victoria Fischer Faw (piano) on J.C. Bach’s lively Piano Concerto in B-flat Major. In addition the orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s 1876 Piano Quartet in a version for full orchestra. Works by Brahms and Nelhybel are also on the program.


Thursday, November 13
Student Juried Exhibition
reception, Isabella Cannon Room, 5 p.m.

The annual Juried Student Exhibition represents some of the strongest art selected from currently enrolled Elon University students. The exhibit is coordinated and executed completely by the students enrolled in ART 380: “Professional Practices.” Exhibition continues until February 10, 2015.


Thursday, November 13
Elon World Percussion Ensemble, “From Cuba to Brazil: Rhythms of the Caribbean and Beyond”
Yeager Recital Hall, 6:30 p.m.

The African slave trade left a unique body of music and rhythms still performed today. The Elon World Percussion Ensemble will celebrate that legacy.


Thursday, November 13
Elon University Chorale Concert, "Songs of Protest, Struggle and Hope"
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Gerald Knight, Chorale performs sacred and secular works of Randall Thompson, Javier Busto, Seth Houston, Kinley Lange, Karen Walwyn, Rene Clauson and others. The songs were selected to offer insight, reflection and respite from so much news of the inhumane treatment of people all over the world. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Sunday, November 16
Phoenix Winds
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

This combined campus and community ensemble performs contemporary wind band music.


Tuesday, November 18
Elon Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, “American Roots, Global Branches”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon Jazz Ensemble pays homage to the family tree of the only truly American music and explores the remarkable global reach and worldwide popularity of jazz.


Wednesday, November 19
Faces of Homelessness
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.

Panelists share personal experiences and perspectives on the issues of hunger and homelessness. Presented as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.


Friday, November 21
Zona Sur (Southern District), directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia (Bolivia, 2012)
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.

La Paz’s Zona Sur neighborhood is Bolivia’s most exclusive enclave and has housed the country’s affluent elite for generations. Bolivia’s official entry for the Academy Awards foreign-language film race, this searing portrait of a patrician family in flux eloquently chronicles its final days during a time of intense social change and cogently exposes the bubble of decadence in which it exists. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Friday, November 21
Elon Electric Ensemble
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Members of the Elon Electric Ensemble perform an eclectic mix of original songs written by Elon University students, featuring singer-songwriters and performers majoring in music production & recording arts.


Saturday, November 22
Geena Rocero, Model and Transgender Advocate - Intersect Keynote Speaker
McKinnon Hall, 2:30 p.m.

Born to humble beginnings in Manila, Phillippines, Geena has always had big dreams. Growing up, she knew that she was different. At a young age, she told her mom that her gender assignment at birth was different. As a young teenager, she became one of the most prominent figures in the Trans Beauty Pageant world. In 2001, Geena emigrated to the United States to pursue a modeling career. Through her own experience into womanhood and working as a professional model, she realized her bigger purpose in life was to share her journey and work towards justice and beauty in the transgender community. Geena is now working full-time on Gender Proud, a global transgender rights campaign to raise awareness of the transgender community and to change global policy. Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and the Multicultural Center. 



Saturday, November 22
Department of Music presents élan
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University’s vocal jazz/a cappella ensemble performs a variety of selections from the Great American Songbook featuring Gershwin, Kern, Carmichael and other classic, swing-era songwriters.


Sunday, November 23
Elon Music Ambassadors, “Music of the Islands and Sea”
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and enjoy an evening filled with tropical rhythms, island melodies and songs of the sea performed by the Elon Music Ambassadors instrumental and vocal ensemble directed by Virginia Novine Whittaker.


Sunday, November 30
Moravian Love Feast
Elon Community Church, 5 p.m.
Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to welcome the Advent and Christmas seasons with music, Moravian buns and coffee, reflections about Moravian traditions and candlelight. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life