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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October 2016

Saturday, October 1
Dancing in the Landscape
Love Terrace and beyond, noon
Directed by Renay Aumiller and Sara Tourek

Enjoy the Carolina blue sky, beautiful Elon campus and exquisite dance by the Elon BFA Dance majors. Students will perform site-specific choreography in various locations across campus. Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts


Sunday-Tuesday October 2-4
Rosh HaShanah
Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Rosh HaShanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year.  Join in services, hearing the shofar sounded, and delicious apples and honey – a tradition to ensure a sweet year! Sponsored by Elon Hillel -Additional details about Jewish High Holy Days at Elon can be found at elon.edu/hillel


Tuesday, October 4
An Evening with Kathleen Parker
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
The Baird Pulitzer Prize LectureMs. Parker's twice-weekly syndicated column in the Washington Post appears in more than 450 newspapers across the country. She addresses politics, culture and contemporary issues with both common sense and humor, describing herself as "slightly to the right of center politically." Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 13.

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


Thursday, October 6
"Science that Matters: A nonpartisan look at the science relevant to the 2016 Elections"
McKinnon Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Science and technology continue to play a large role in our society, but key scientific issues are often ignored or misunderstood by presidential candidates and other politicians. Elon scientists provide insight on the natural science issues most relevant to the upcoming elections.

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


Thursday, October 6
Esera Tuaolo, "Creating a World of Acceptance"
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

In the hyper-masculine culture of professional football, Tuaolo felt forced to hide his sexuality. After retiring from the league, he publicly came out as a gay man and now speaks openly about the pervasiveness of homophobia in sports and business, helping others to understand how to identify and peacefully combat bullying and other forms of discrimination. Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum


Thursday - Wednesday, October 6-12
Department of Performing Arts presents "The Memorandum"
Written by Vaclav Havel
Directed by Kevin Otos
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, all shows at 7:30 p.m.

Vaclav Havel (1936—2011) was a playwright, dissident, the last President of Czechoslovakia, and the first President of the Czech Republic. "The Memorandum," one of his most popular comedies, was written in the early 1960s and takes place in an office where in an effort to make communication more deliberate and scientific, a new official language has been initiated. As the humorous action unfolds, we see how the institutionalizing of this new language is actually a power-grab by ruthless managers. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning Thursday, September 29, by calling (336) 278-5650.


Sunday, October 9
Presidential Debate Watch
First Floor, Moseley Center, 9 p.m.

Elon Votes! along with the Student Government Association, the Council on Civic Engagement, and the National Campaign for Political and Civic Education host the second of three events to inform students about the candidates and issues at stake in this November’s national election. The final debate watch will be on Wednesday, October 19 at Daniel Commons in Danieley Center. On Tuesday, November 8, a watch will be organized around Election Night 2016. Additional information is available at www.elon.edu/vote

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


Monday, October 10
Chris Ireland: Search Windows
artist talk, Gallery 406, 5:30 p.m.

Chris Ireland is the founder and the coordinator the digital media studies area and assistant professor of art/digital media at Tarleton State University. The exhibition will consist of photographs on aluminum, along with interactive and traditional video/sound works. The images come from Midwestern urban areas through Google searches of real estate terminology used to conjure a positive association with a neighborhood; words such as “home” and “development." Exhibition runs through December 8.


Monday, October 10
Therese Huston, "What We Should Know (but often don't) about Gender and Decision Making"
Lakeside Meeting Rooms, 5 p.m.

Women have received a lot of advice lately.  To lean in, to ask for what they want, strike power poses and close the confidence gap. These messages embolden women to take their proper seats at the table. But how is a woman’s judgment received once she gets there?  Is a woman’s experience making a tough call any different from a man’s?  Many of us don’t realize it, but we’re unconsciously biased to trust men’s judgment and second-guess women’s.

Seattle University cognitive psychologist and author of How Women Decide, Huston tackles popular stereotypes about women as decision-makers.  Is it really a woman’s prerogative to change her mind?  How do we respond to women taking risks, and do we respond any differently to men making those same choices?  Most important, does all of this second-guessing change how women decide?  Huston reveals what the science has to say and opens up the conversation about how we can best shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies to transform our culture and bring out the best decisions – regardless of who’s making them.

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


Tuesday - Wednesday, October 11&12
Yom Kippur
Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day of the Jewish year and is traditionally observed by a twenty-five hour fast, services and prayer, and a celebratory meal to break the fast. Sponsored by Elon Hillel


Tuesday, October 11
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 October, Carl Williams from the NC Department of Health and Human Services will talk on the Zika virus. Visit www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe for information.


Tuesday, October 11
POSTPONED: Elon Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert (WATCH FOR NEW DATE later this semester)
Yeager Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

Elon Guitar Ensemble plays music from the British Isles, France and your favorite video games. Sponsored by the Department of Music


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

"Freedom Sings" is the entertaining, engaging and inspiring story of free speech in America told through rock, pop, hip-hop and country music. An all-star cast of musicians revisits turning points in contemporary history and the popular and sometimes provocative songs they inspired. Multimedia and a riveting narration make this a singular entertainment experience. Accompanied with seven professional musicians from Nashville, "Freedom Sings" is narrated and led by Ken Paulson, the dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University and the president of the First Amendment Center. Sponsored by the Danieley Center Neighborhood, Colonnades Neighborhood, Global Neighborhood, School of Communications, Office of the Provost, Office of Cultural and Special Programs, Student Communications Media Board, Council on Civic Engagement, Elon Votes!, Elon News Network, and the Elon chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists


Thursday, October 13
Department of Music Fall Choral Showcase
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The choral ensembles of Elon present secular pieces from centuries of the choral art. Camerata will perform a set of Renaissance chansons, madrigals and ballad. Chorale will perform a variety of more contemporary works from various cultures. The combined choirs will perform familiar, popular opera choruses and invite the audience to sing along.


Wednesday, October 19
Presidential Debate Watch
Daniel Commons, Danieley Center, 9 p.m.

Elon Votes! along with the Danieley Neighborhood, the Colonnades Neighborhood, the Council on Civic Engagement, and the National Campaign for Political and Civic Education host the third of three events to inform students about the candidates and issues at stake in this November’s national election. On Tuesday, November 8, a watch will be organized around Election Night 2016. Additional information is available at www.elon.edu/vote

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


Thursday & Friday, October 20-21
Choreography Salon
Studio A, Center for the Arts, 6 and 8 p.m. both nights

The concept of the "salon" is based on the French model of performing works-in-progress in an intimate environment that encourages dialogue between the audience and the artists. Showcasing original solos and duets from Renay Aumiller's Choreography I class and quartets, quintets and sextets from Gerri Houlihan's Choreography II class. Admission: free, but donations to the BFA Dance Scholarship Fund are welcomed. Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts


Friday & Saturday, October 21-22
Instant Laughter - An Evening of Improvisation
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. both nights
Directed by Fredrick J. Rubeck

"Instant Laughter" features several very spontaneous performing arts majors working with suggestions from the audience to create games and humorous scenes before your eyes. Admission: $13 at the door or in advance through Elon's Homecoming website, elon.edu/homecoming. All proceeds benefit Elon's theatre arts program.Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts


Monday, October 24
Thomas D. Jones, "When Rocks Attack: Risks and Opportunities from Near-Earth Asteroids"
McKinnnon Hall, 7 p.m.
The Liberal Arts Forum and Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Planetary scientist and veteran astronaut Thomas Jones describes threats to the Earth from rogue asteroids to how we can prevent a cosmic impact catastrophe. He explains how exploring these ancient objects can spark a growing space economy, turning asteroids into stepping-stones to Mars. Jones spent more than 11 years with NASA and flew on four space shuttle missions.


Thursday, October 27
Student Juried Art Exhibition
reception, Isabella Cannon Room, 5:30 p.m.

The annual Juried Student Exhibition represents some of the strongest art selected from currently enrolled Elon University students.  This exhibit is coordinated and executed completely by the students enrolled in Art 380: Professional Practices. Exhibition runs through December 8.


Thursday-Saturday, October 27- 29 and 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.