Therese Huston, “What We Should Know (but often don’t) About Gender and Decision Making”

Monday, October 10
Lakeside Meeting Room, 5 p.m.

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Freedom Sings

Wednesday, October 12
PARC at Danieley Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Donald Sinta Saxaphone Quartet

Thursday, November 3
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

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Shwetak Patel, “Applications of Computing to Health and Energy”

Monday, November 14
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Willy Wilkinson, “Viewing Trans Experience through a Mixed Heritage Lens"

Thursday, January 5
LaRose Digital Theatre, 6 p.m.

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Michele Norris, “The Race Card Project: Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race”

Tuesday, January 10
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.

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November 2016


Tuesday-Monday, November 1-7
National French Week
Various locations and times

Each year, members of the Department of World Languages and Cultures celebrate National French Week to recognize and promote not only the French language, but also the French-speaking world and how it is entwined with our own history via the contributions, visits and expats from the Francophone world. Daily events are free to all to enjoy Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Pi Delta Phi French honor society, the French Club and the Global Neighborhood.

• Tuesday, November 1, 9:40 a.m. - Enjoy croissants and Nutella at College Coffee.
• Wednesday, November 2, 7 p.m. - Francophone Cuisine Trivia Night in Carlton Commons
• Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.- LaRose Digital Theatre - Film screening of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Jack Smith (Performing Arts) will present his research on the political nature of the fashion of the court of Marie Antoinette.
• Friday, November 4, 6 p.m. French Karaoke Night in Carlton Commons
• Saturday, November 5, noon - The second annual Coupe d'Elon at O'Kelly Field. Students, faculty and staff are invited to form teams and play in a charitable soccer tournament to benefit Allied Churches Food Pantry. Admission: 20 canned goods per team. Email by November 3, to register your team.
• Monday, November 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Moseley Kitchen. Polyglot LLC hosts a charitable Goûter Crêpe. Homemade crêpes will be sold for $3 each, and all proceeds assist African refugee resettlement through the North Carolina African Services Coalition.

Tuesday, November 1
Robert Valgenti, "The Philosophy of Food"
Oaks 212, 7 p.m.

Cooking is a practical, technical, and even an artistic endeavor. But could it be a philosophical one? Is philosophy baked into the very art of cookery? Philosopher Robert Valgenti will explore this possibility in thought, the senses, and a convivial gathering aimed at expanding our understanding of culinary practices. Valgenti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College. His research interests include contemporary Italian philosophy, hermeneutics, biopolitics and the philosophy of food. He is also a translator of Italian philosophy, most notably Luigi Parson’s Truth and Interpretation (2013) and Gianni Vattimo’s Of Reality (2016). Sponsored by the Reynolds Lectures Series in Philosophy and the Elon Philosophy Department

Tuesday, November 1
Debra Nystrom, poetry reading
Johnston Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Debra Nystrom, Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia, will read from her newest book, "Night Sky Frequencies and Selected Poems." Sponsored by the English Department and the Maness Fund

Wednesday, November 2
Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Percussion Ensemble fall program features the music of contemporary composers. Directed by Mariana Poole, the program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and "found object" instruments. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Thursday, November 3
Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, "Around the World in 80 Minutes"
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Elon University Lyceum Series

Earning praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire, DSQ is hailed as "tight-knit and exploding with power." Programs range from the standards of saxophone quartet literature to commissions by today's emerging composers. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 13.

Thursday-Saturday, November 3-5
Department of Performing Arts presents "Parade"
McCrary Theatre, all shows 7:30 p.m.
Book by Alfred Uhry, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Catherine McNeela, Choreographed by Linda Sabo

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning "Parade" explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy") and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown ("Songs For A New World", "The Last Five Years", "Bridges Of Madison County"), "Parade" is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 6.

Thursday, November 3
Techtronica Fall Concert
The TapHouse, 8:30 p.m.

Elon's electronic dance music ensemble, Techtronica, will present top 40 hits from 2016. Samplers, turntables, control surfaces and other innovative music production tools are incorporated into this high-energy concert. Please be advised that content includes mature language. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Friday & Saturday, November 4-5
2016 Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference
Moseley Student Center, Check-in begins Friday at 4 p.m.
Intersect is a two-day conference that provides an unprecedented look at the disciplines of diversity, leadership and the cross-sections of the two. Participants will engage in dialogue, reflection and training through keynote speakers and a variety of interactive workshops. The conference pillars work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community. Admission: Free and open to all Elon faculty, staff, and students; $50 for faculty, staff, and students from surrounding colleges and universities. Register at by October 21.  Sponsored by The Center for Leadership, the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement

Saturday, November 5
Intersect Conference Keynote Address by Clint Smith
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 2:30 p.m.

Clint Smith believes we all share a story, the human story. It’s in the telling, he believes, that we emerge as individuals and celebrate what we have in common. His TED Talk, a presentation of his spoken word poem, "The Danger of Silence," has been viewed more than two million times, and was named one of the Top 20 TED Talks of 2014. Using his experience as an award-winning teacher and poet to share personal stories of justice, community, and education, his customizable art-form illuminates how we can all find the courage to create change, overcome challenges, and unite ourselves through the power of the collective voice. Clint is a teacher, poet, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society (CIS). He serves as a resident teaching artist in Boston Public Schools and as a writing instructor at Bay State Correctional Center in Norfolk, MA.

Monday, November 7
Domonique Launey and Stephen Field, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

International artists perform a concert of piano duos and solos including works by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Debussy and Mendelssohn. The duo will also present a master class for piano students earlier in the day at 3:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 8
Tectonic Plates: Alamance County's Science Café
Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, Elon, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through December). In November, Michael Layne and Eric Davis, City of Burlington Water and Sewer Pipe Maintenance will speak on Water Pipes: Lessons from Flint, Michigan. For information, visit Cafe for information.

Tuesday, November 8
Elon Orchestra Fall Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The orchestra opens its 13th Season with Dr. Thomas Erdmann as the Music Director.  Elon’s Techtronica, directed by Clay Stevenson, is the featured soloist on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s exciting "Wizards In Winter."  Also on the program will be a Mendelssohn Symphony and music by Paul Hindemith. Sponsored by the Elon Department of Music

Tuesday, November 8
Election Night Watch Event
Great Hall, Global Commons, 7 p.m.

Elon Votes!, Student Government Association, Student Union Board, Study USA, and National Campaign for Political and Civic Education host the Elon community to watch history unfold as election results come in from across the nation. Additional information is available at

Identified by the Council on Civic Engagement as an opportunity to foster student intellectual and civic engagement.

Wednesday, November 9
Diwali Celebration
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 6:30 p.m.

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, commemorates the triumph of good over evil.  Experience Elon’s celebration of the spiritual holiday through traditional food and dance and stories from students, faculty, staff, and community members. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, November 10
John Replogle, “Leading with Purpose” 
Lakeside Meeting Rooms, 7:30 p.m.

Replogle is President and CEO of Seventh Generation, a leading producer and distributor of environmentally safe household products. His mission is to help people live healthier lives on a healthier planet and believes business is one of the most powerful instruments for meaningful change on our planet. Prior to his current position, he held leadership roles at Burt’s Bees, Unilever, Guinness and BCG. Replogle will share his experiences leading companies that embrace the triple bottom line approach to business and corporate social responsibility. For his creativity and leadership on this topic, he has been recognized with the 2012 Global Green Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Citizenship and the 2011 United Nations Leader of Change Award. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business

Thursday-Sunday, November 10-13
Department of Performing Arts presents the Fall Dance Concert
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
Thursday, 6 p.m.; Friday 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

The Fall Dance Concert features the 2016-2017 Elon BFA dance majors performing original and experimental work by faculty, guest artists and select students.  Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning November 3 by calling (336) 278-5650.

Saturday, November 12
Elon Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Fresh off their international summer tour, the Elon Jazz Ensemble will perform a diverse repertoire of jazz classics and new standards.  Join us as we celebrate America’s unique musical art form! Sponsored by the Department of Music

Monday, November 14
Shwetak Patel, "Applications of Computing to Health and Energy"
McCrary Theatre, 7 p.m.
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Imagine a world of ubiquitous computing. In a ubicomp world, small embedded sensors and microprocessors can provide useful information about nearly every aspect of our environment. Computer scientist and entrepreneur Shwetak Patel describes this future. Patel is Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor and directs the Ubicomp Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Monday, November 14
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Lakeside, 7:30 p.m.

A panel assembled by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) will share personal and powerful experiences of homelessness with the Elon community. NCH is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, committed to a single mission: to prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. Presented as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and sponsored by the Campus Kitchen at Elon University and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement

Identified by the Council on Civic Engagement as an opportunity to foster student intellectual and civic engagement.

Wednesday, November 16
Elon University Phoenix Winds
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon Phoenix Winds fall concert will include wind music and composers from around the world. Selected works by composers such as Shostakovich, Yo Goto, Holst, Milhaud, Rodrigo, Chen Dan, and others. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday, November 29
élan presents "1940's Era Swing"
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon's vocal jazz ensemble presents an evening of World War II era popular songs written and/or performed by such artists as The Andrews Sisters, The Ink Spots, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many more. Sponsored by the Department of Music