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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September 2014

Wednesday, September 3
Charlie Cook, “A Look at the 2014 Elections”
Whitley Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Cook is editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and writes weekly for National Journal and CongressDailyAM. He is an analyst for CNN’s Inside Politics and regularly appears on major network shows, including NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week and Nightline and CBS Evening News. Cook entertains audiences with his memorable stories, quick wit and insights into the American political landscape.

Monday, September 8
Ken Hassell and Ann Pegelow Kaplan, photography/videography
Reception and artist talk, Gallery 406, 5 p.m.

While the gaze has long been explored as a mechanism of domination, recent scholarship also considers the act of looking as a disruption of power. Hassell and Kaplan’s photography and videography explore modern day inequalities and how our attention and perspective as humans influence our experience. Continuing an ongoing conversation about power, representation, attention and stillness, and the act of looking, Hassell and Kaplan will hold an artist-viewer dialogue at their opening. Exhibition runs August 26 through September 25.

Tuesday, September 9
Marion Nestle, “Food Politics 2014: Beyond the Farm Bill”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Paulette Goddard Professor at New York University is a consumer activist, award-winning author and scholar in the politics of food and dietary choice. She blogs at and engages more than 116,000 followers on her Twitter account, @marionnestle. She received the James Beard Leadership Award in 2013, the same year a 10th anniversary edition of her book Food Politics was released from UC Press.

Friday, September 12
Las Analfabetas (Illiterate), directed by Moises Sepulveda (Chile, 2014)
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.

Ximena is a woman in her fifties who learned to live on her own to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackelin, a young unemployed elementary school teacher, tries to convince Ximena to take reading classes. Persuading her proves to be almost impossible hence the two women embark on a learning journey where they discover many types of illiteracy and that not knowing how to read is just one of them. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Monday, September 15
Daniel Herr, “Catching the Nanotechnology Waves: a Nature-Inspired Convergence of Form and Function”
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Voices of Discovery Science Speakers Series

Nanoscience, the study of matter on the scale of atomic or molecular levels, is responsible for advances in medicine, agriculture, industry, energy production and practically everything else. Herr, of the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro’s Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, works in the convergent nanoscale world enabling not only new understandings of natural phenomena, but also the design of useful and diverse applications.

Monday, September 15
Saffron Cross: Interfaith Love, Life and Lessons
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Spouses J. Dana Trent, a Baptist Christian Minister, and Fred Eaker, a devout Hindu and former monk, will share their story of loving, living, and being their authentic selves in their interfaith marriage. Initially matched through eHarmony, Trent and Eaker now enchant each other and those they meet with insight and wisdom, delight and struggle as they live together as seemingly unlikely life partners.

Tuesday, September 16
Carolina Wind Quintet
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

This faculty ensemble from the Department of Music at UNC Chapel Hill is dedicated to playing the finest literature for woodwind quintet. Its programs represent works from all stylistic periods.

Wednesday, September 17
Mike Domitrz, “Can I Kiss You?”
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7:30 p.m.

Domitrz is an award-winning author and speaker who uses the powerful tool of humor to address healthy dating, consent, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness, and supporting sexual assault survivors.  His interactive presentation, “Can I Kiss You?,” is emotionally-honest, challenging, humorous and filled with skill-building activities.  Moving beyond awareness-raising, this program teaches the audience exactly HOW to make a difference. Sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion

Thursday, September 18
Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Fifteen singers and four drummers interpret spirituals such as “Amazing Grace” and “Rock My Soul” and sacred songs composed in their country’s four national languages.Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available August 28 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Elon University Lyceum Series

Friday-Saturday, September 19 & 20
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: $15 or Elon ID. A very limited number of tickets for all performances will be available at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19, at the Center for the Arts Box Office.

Friday, September 19
Department of Music Faculty Concert
Whitley Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.

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

Sunday, September 21
Dancing in the Landscape
Artistic Director: Jason Aryeh, Assistant Director: Heather Sandler
Pardue Court, Center for the Arts, 1 p.m.

Enjoy the Carolina blue sky, the beautiful Elon campus and exquisite dancing by the Elon Dance Company as students explore the use of site specifics.

Tuesday, September 23
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Rock to the music of The Beatles in an interactive experience with dead-on musical precision, stunning set designs, personal stories and laughter. After selecting the playlist for the night, the audience is immersed in the sights, sounds and memories of the 1960s. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 2 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Elon University Lyceum Series

Thursday, September 25
Troy Davis: The Human Face of the Death Penalty
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Kimberly Davis (sister of Troy Davis, a man executed by the State of Georgia despite a strong case of innocence) and Jen Marlowe (author of I Am Troy Davis) will discuss how this case is emblematic of a broken death penalty system and the Davis family's fight to prove Troy's innocence.

Friday, September 26
Quien es Dayani Cristal? (Who is Dayani Cristal?), directed by Marc Silver (Mexico, USA, 2014)
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 6 p.m.

Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal.” Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography Award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, Who Is Dayani Cristal? shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration. In Spanish with English subtitles

Monday, September 29
Thomas Berding and Alisa Henriquez, painting
Reception, Gallery 406, 12:30 p.m.
Artist talk, Gallery 406, 5 p.m.

Inspired by the connectivity that John Dewey saw as essential to aesthetic experience, this exhibition highlights the work and studio process of two artists with different methodologies who share a commitment to painting as a practice deeply informed by both the landscape of material culture and the transformation that occurs in the creative process. Thus, along with new paintings produced during the recent year, the exhibition will importantly feature source materials and other archived elements critical to their studio practice. Exhibition runs through October 30.

Monday, September 29
Ben Nabors, documentary filmmaker
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Nabors was recently named one of the “25 New Faces in Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. His collaboration-driven production studio released a feature-length documentary about William Kamkwamba, the young windmill inventor from Malawi and subject of the 2014-15 Elon Common Reading selection. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW 2013 festival.

Tuesday, September 30
Omri Shimron, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

2014 marks the 300th birthday of Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. C.P.E. Bach was one of J.S. Bach’s most revered sons – a composer, keyboardist and theorist of great intellect and imagination. In this solo recital, Shimron will present works by the father and son, as well as works by Liszt and Bartók.

Tuesday, September 30
Justin Lee, “Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate”
Elon Community Church, 7 p.m.

Founder and executive director of the Gay Christian Network in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lee will speak about his recent book, Torn. An alumnus of Wake Forest University, he has also directed documentaries including Through My Eyes and The Bible and Homosexuality: How the Scriptures Changed My Mind. The event is a collaboration of PFLAG Alamance and Elon University’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center.