Robert Bullard, “Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue: Why Equity Matters"

Tuesday, April 18
McKinnon Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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Lauren Bush Lauren, “Women at Elon: Moving Philanthropy Forward”

Thursday, May 4
Whitley Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

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Rabbi Irwin Kula, 2017 Baccalaureate Address

Friday, May 19
Alumni Memorial Gym, 4 p.m.

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Maity Interiano ‘07, 2017 Commencement Address

Saturday, May 20
9:15 a.m.

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Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday
Elon Community Church, 12:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome to receive ashes during a worship service beginning the Christian season of Lent. The 12:15 p.m. worship is ecumenical (Protestant and Catholic), and the 9 p.m. service is Catholic Mass. There is also a shorter "Ashes to Go" service available in the Sacred Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, at 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministries, LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Friends), and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, March 2
L'armée des ombres (Army of Shadows), film screening
Global Commons Media Room 103, 7 p.m.
Tournées Francophone Film Festival

Members of the French Resistence move through the shadows of Nazi occupied France, desperately fighting for freedom, knowing they will probably die in the process. Film shown in French with English subtitles.

Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. Additional sponsors include Elon College of Arts and Sciences; Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society; Peace and Conflict Studies; The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; Muslim Life at Elon; Jewish Studies; and the Departments of English, History and Geography, Philosophy, and World Languages and Cultures.

Thursday, March 2
Sharyn Edwards, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Sharyn Edwards has concertized extensively throughout the Carolinas and Southeastern United States in solo and chamber music recitals. In 1999 she made her New York debut at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall and her first CD was released on the Musikus Label featuring selections by Scarlatti, Haydn, Debussy, Liszt and Schumann. Her Elon recital will feature works of Debussy, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Sunday, March 5
Parce que j'étais peintre (Because I was a painter), film screening
Global Commons Media Room 103, 2:30 p.m.
Tournées Francophone Film Festival

This documentary reveals a few surviving artists from the Holocaust and the art they secretly produced in Nazi concentration campus. Evan Gatti (Department of Art and Art History) will introduce the film.

Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. Additional sponsors include Elon College of Arts and Sciences; Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society; Peace and Conflict Studies; The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; Muslim Life at Elon; Jewish Studies; and the Departments of English, History and Geography, Philosophy, and World Languages and Cultures.

Monday, March 6                                                                                              
Jeanine Hill
Artist talk and opening reception, Gallery 406, 5:30 p.m.

In this current body of work, Jeanine Hill utilizes the memory of clay to build objects that become records of action. The same fluency that a drawn line is able to bring to a surface, she is able to articulate through the creation of form. As we experience the world, we gradually create narrative memory palaces in our minds; small fragments created and combined to produce a narrative that is our own. It is through the examination of personal history and the construction and reconstruction of this landscape that Ms. Hill deciphers her own mysteries through the morphology of clay. Exhibition runs through April 20.. 

Jeanine Hill was born in Alcalde, New Mexico on a Pueblo Reservation where she and her family were surrounded by vast orchards and high canyon walls. Her first exposure to the arts was early on when her father began taking photographs of the traditional Pueblo ceremonies by day and working with wood by night. She was taught the value of storytelling by her mother who used words to shape the world. Jeanine's own making and storytelling practices were forged out of hours of being lost in the woods of Vermont, and sharing stories with her siblings.

Wednesday, March 8
Jill Talbot, nonfiction reading
Johnston Hall, 7 p.m.

The author of Loaded: Women and Addiction and The Way We Weren’t, Talbot has also edited two books about nonfiction, Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction and The Art of Friction: Where (Non)fictions Come Together.  She teaches at the University of North Texas. Sponsored by the Department of English.

Thursday, March 9
Good Christian Sex
McBride Gathering Space, 5:30 p.m.

Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan, an ordained United Methodist pastor and graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, will present material from her book Good Christian Sex (HarperOne, 2016). McCleneghan will provide an updated sexual ethic for twenty-first century Christians that explains why chastity isn't the only option and other things the Bible says about sex. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, March 9
Molly Crabapple, "The Connection Between Art and Politics"
LaRose Digital Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Molly Crabapple traces her experiences with the Occupy movement and recent Greek protests, describing the twists and turns that informed her political engagement as a visual artist. By combining politics with art, she argues that the place for art isn’t standing to one side of political movements, but marching in the thick of things. She speaks on the direct ways that making art contributes to political movements—by adding the visceral and immediate power of images to the words and ideas that drive political engagement.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Phoenix Piano Trio
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The Phoenix Piano Trio rises again!  Veteran trio members Meaghan Skogen, cello, and Victoria Fischer Faw, piano, welcome new violinist Andy Bonner for a program of masterworks of the piano trio literature.

Friday - Sunday, March 10-12
Department of Performing Arts presents "Decennium," the Elon Spring Dance Concert
McCrary Theatre, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Directed by Lauren Kearns

Featuring innovative and original choreography celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Elon BFA Dance degree. Guest choreographer Gaspard Louis of Gaspard & Dancers joins faculty artists. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available February 19.

Monday, March 13
"Hail Britannia: a celebration of early British composers"
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Sopranos Beth Packard Arnold and Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk present songs and duets by Handel and Purcell; arias by Blow; and lute songs by Rosseter, Campion and Dowland. They will be joined by lutenist Laudon Schuett and Charles Hogan on the harpsichord. Hurst-Wajszczuk's CD of Dowland lute songs was released by Centaur in 2008, recently appeared with Bourbon Baroque, and is an alum of Early Music Vancouver's The Compleat Singer Programme. Arnold has a wealth of early music experience, including New Trinity Baroque, American Handel Festival and Kentucky Baroque, whose inaugural concert was part of the fringe concert series for the Boston Early Music Festival. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Tuesday March 14
Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with John Anderson, "What big ideas we have learned from small fossils"
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, Elon, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs are held on the second Tuesday (March through May). In March, the special guest is John Anderson, a former geology professor at VA Western Community College and Perimeter College. Visit for information.

Wednesday, March 15
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, "The Third Branch: How a Trusted, Diverse Judiciary is Critical to Ensuring Our Democracy"
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

People tend to forget that our Constitution guarantees three co-equal branches of government, especially in today's world where our society has been so fixated on the recent elections of the President and Congress. This lecture focuses on the critical importance of the judicial branch of government in our democratic society. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby will focus her discussion on why a diverse, representative judiciary helps to instill greater trust and confidence in the judicial process and will better ensure that all people, especially those individuals and communities historically disadvantaged, are more likely to feel that they can access justice and be treated fairly. She will also address the issue of guarding against "implicit bias" in our courts, particularly in the aftermath of recent high profile police shootings, where lack of trust in the judicial process has contributed to people's anger and frustration. In addition, Judge Blackburne-Rigsby will discuss her own personal journey onto the bench and her experience as one of the few African-American female judges on the "state" high court. Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby is an Associate Judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the court by President George W. Bush in 2006. Prior to that, she was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President William J. Clinton. Judge Blackburne-Rigsby is a former President of the National Association of Women Judges and the current President of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. 


Tuesday, March 28
Dr. Daniel T. Rodgers, “Age of Fracture: The Transformation of Ideas and Society in Modern America”
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 5 p.m.

“Fracture” now seems everywhere in our contemporary United States: in social relations, partisan politics, growing economic inequalities and enduring culture “wars.” This lecture, based on a Bancroft-Prize-winning book of this title, will tell the story of how that happened and what it means for our present moment. An historian of American culture and ideas, Rodgers is the author of four award-winning books and has written articles ranging from American exceptionalism, to the career of “republicanism," to the election of 2000. He is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. Sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa

Tuesday, March 28
Joel Baum, "It's About All of US: Expanding Understandings of Gender"
Lakeside Meeting Rooms, 7 p.m.

In virtually every aspect of our society, from popular culture to our nation’s schools, the transgender experience is front and center. Yet few people actually understand what it is to be transgender, or what the term “gender” even means. Most individuals rarely explore gender, others’ or their own; they haven't needed to. While the spotlight has been on the transgender individuals, a broader story remains untold: the degree to which limited assumptions about gender impact everyone, in the process preventing our society from benefitting from the full brilliance of all of its members. Just what is gender, and how can we understand it in all of its complexity? How can we create spaces in which every person, regardless of their gender, is accepted?  Baum is senior director of professional development at Gender Spectrum, a non-profit organization that seeks to create a gender sensitive world for all children and teens. Sponsored by the Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education

Tuesday, March 28
Global Neighborhood Film Series: The Liberators
Global Commons Media Room 103, 7 p.m.

The film follows Willi Korte - referred to by some as "art's Indiana Jones" - on his journey to track down a stolen collection of medieval treasure with the help of The New York Times Chief Cultural Correspondent, William H. Honan. From WWII-era Germany to the National Archives in Washington, DC, the film takes the audience on a mesmerizing journey that eventually leads to the tiny Texas town of Whitewright, near the Oklahoma border. But as Korte and Honan get closer to uncovering the truth, their stir up a firestorm of controversy and conflict that rocks the suspect's family and their small community. (US, 2016, 61 min.) Discussants: Evan Gatti (Art and Art History) and Scott Windham (World Languages and Cultures)

Thursday, March 30
Elon University Spring Convocation with Daniel Gilbert
Alumni Gym, 3:30 p.m.

Beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong - a premise Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert supports with intriguing research and explains in his brilliant and funny book. Stumbling on Happiness is not a self-help manual, but a deep and delightful explanation of what psychologists, neuroscientists and behavioral economists have discovered about why people are so poor at predicting the sources of their own satisfaction. How to determine what will make "us" happy has dramatic implications for business strategy, sales and marketing, and understanding customers. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available March 9.

Friday - Saturday, March 31 & April 1
Grand Night
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Directed by Catherine McNeela

A program or show-stopping numbers by students in the Department of Performing Arts. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning March 24 by calling (336) 278-5650.