Mark Holmes, Artist talk

Tuesday, March 13
Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

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Spring Convocation with Angela Duckworth

Thursday, April 5
Alumni Gym, 3:30 p.m.

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Jill Lepore, “The Rise and Fall of The Fact”

Wednesday, April 10
Whitley Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

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Brother Ali, “Race, Faith and Hip Hop”

Wednesday, April 18
McKinnon Hall, 7 p.m.

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“American Idiot”

Thursday-Monday, April 26-30, six performances
Roberts Studio Theatre, Arts West

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Thursday, January 4
"Children: Our Colorful Future", photography exhibition
Isabella Cannon Room, opening reception, 5 p.m.

Second photo exhibition by LUPE - Latinos Unidos Promoviendo la Esperanza portraying children as they are today, then projected into the future as the productive adult professionals they might become. This installation is a visual sample of how we all are intertwined and the vital importance of children to Alamance County, to North Carolina, to the United States and to the world.

Monday, January 8
Winter Term Community Seminars
Alamance Building, 4:45 p.m., approximately 55 minutes 

Faculty members will host university-wide seminars. and each session will focus on a topic and short reading that the faculty member has chosen for its insightful, thought-provoking or transformative potential. The aim is for faculty and students to examine and learn from critical academic discourse on topics related to one or more of our themes, and then reflect together on the importance of this intellectual work for transforming our campus and communities.

Tuesday, January 9
"The End of Poverty," film screening
Turner Theatre, Schar Hall, 5 p.m.

"Poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies - in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries. Narrated by Martin Sheen, THE END OF POVERTY asks why today 20% of th planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can generate. Running time: 105 minutes. Sponsored by the Poverty and Social Justice program

Tuesday, January 9
Tectonic Plates: Alamance County's Science Café with Owen Palmquist
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through January). In January, Owen Palmquist, Documentary producer/writer, will discuss Getting it Right: Science and the Screen.

Information is available até

Wednesday, January 10
Wes Moore, "The Other Wes Moore"
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture

Best selling-author, social entrepreneur and motivational leader, Moore is a Rhodes scholar who founded the education technology startup, BridgeEDU and was recently named Chief Executive Officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York.  His first book, "The Other Wes Moore," offered insight into the mentors and support networks as he grew up that kept him from falling into a life of crime and drugs. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.

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Thursday, January 11
Human Library
Belk Library, second floor- 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

The Human Library Project is designed to create understanding and dialogue across people. Individuals volunteer as “Human Books” and attendees “check out the book,” through one-on-one conversations with the Human Books and shared experiences.  Human Book volunteers represent diverse walks of life and identities across race, religion, family background, sexual orientation, gender, profession, hobbies, class, disability, skill set, and additional aspects of what it means to be human! Elon students, faculty, and staff are welcome (arrangements can be made to bring entire classes). Contact Sponsored by Carole Grotnes Belk Library, the Colonnades Neighborhood Association, and the Gender and LGBTQIA Center

Tuesday, January 16
"The New Economics 101," film screening
Turner Theatre, Schar Hall, 5 p.m.

"Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor lays out a positive vision for rethinking our relationship to consumer goods in this accessible and timely analysis of the devasting ecological, social and personal costs of mass consumerism. Ranging from cutting-edge developments in economic theory, social analysis and ecological design to real-world examples of these ideas being put into practice around the world, Schor makes a compelling case that preserving dwindling natural resources and enhancing security should have less to do with managing scarcity and learning to sacrifice than with envisioning new forms of plentitude. The result is a bold and practical vision for replacing the old, dead-end, debt-financed, work-and-spend cycle with a new paradigm of sustainability fueled by the abundant and infinitely renewable resources of time, creativity and community. Running time: 46 minutes. Sponsored by the Poverty and Social Justice program

Wednesday, January 17
First Amendment Free Food Festival
Snow Atrium, Schar Hall, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The First Amendment Free Food Festival is lunch-hour program to help students understand the implications of freedom of speech, press, religion, petition and assembly. Food will be offered to students who are willing to sign away their First Amendment rights. Once they have, they’ll be permitted food, but will be told where to sit and what to talk about. Sponsored by the Danieley Center, Historic and Colonnades Neighborhoods

Wednesday, January 17
Peggy Orenstein, "Girls & Sex"
Lakeside Hall, 6 p.m.
Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Lecture

While the media has focused—often to sensational effect—on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of rape on campus, Peggy Orenstein provides comprehensive and in-depth information with which to understand, and navigate, our complicated new world. She examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people’s lives; what it means to be the “perfect slut” and why many girls scorn virginity; the complicated terrain of hookup culture and the unfortunate realities surrounding assault.  Her powerful reporting opens up a dialogue on a potent, often silent, subtext of American life today. Sponsored by Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies, Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, Public Health Studies and Kappa Omicron Nu (the honor society for Public Health and Exercise Science majors)

Friday, January 19
Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King: Comedy Screening and Panel Discussion
McEwen 011, 6 p.m.

A screening of Hasan Minhaj's comedy special followed by a panel discussion with Professors Ariela Marcus-Sells (Religious Studies), Jessica Carew (Political Science and Naeemah Clark (Communications).

Friday-Monday, January 19-22
Tuesday-Saturday, January 30 - February 3
Department of Performing Arts presents "Moment"
By Deirdre Kinahan; Directed by Kim Shively
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, Tuesday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.,

Nial Lynch returns home to suburban Dublin years after the tragic moment that changed his family forever. Tensions rise as old wounds are reopened in this darkly funny drama. Not suitable for children under 13. Admission is $13 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning January 13 by calling the Roberts Studio Theatre Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650 or online at