Carrie Newcomer

Tuesday, February 13
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Elon University
Jazz Concert

Saturday, February 17
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Katori Hill’s
“The Mountaintop”

Thursday, February 22
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Temple Grandin, “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds”

Tuesday, February 27
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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Lawrence Wright, “How to Carry the Story”

Monday, March 5
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

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March

Thursday, March 1
The Phoenix Piano Trio: Dan Skidmore, violin; Meaghan Skogen, cello; Victoria Fischer Faw, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The Phoenix Trio welcomes back founding member violinist Dan Skidmore in a program of chamber music works featuring Dvorak’s monumental Trio in f minor. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Sunday March 4
New Works Playwriting Symposium
Isabella Cannon Room, 6 p.m.

Reading and discussion of new play Among These Wild Things by Jacqueline E. Lawton in connection with New Voices: Contemporary Play Reading Series. Jacqueline E. Lawton was named one of the top 30 national leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She participated in the Kennedy Center’s Playwrights’ Intensive (2002) and World Interplay (2003).  Her plays include: Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; The Hampton Years; Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; and Our Man Beverly Snow.  


Monday, March 5
Lawrence Wright, "How To Carry the Story (from Start to Finish)"
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Lawrence Wright is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 and Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. A phenomenal investigative journalist, Mr. Wright counts on a painstaking methodology to make the daunting task of distilling his complex subjects and months or years of research into riveting nonfiction prose. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available February 12.


Wednesday, March 7
Civil Conflict in Sri Lanka: Personal Stories
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Sri Lanka experienced an extended period of civil conflict and chaos that began in 1983 and did not officially conclude until 2009. A panel of survivors of the Sri Lankan civil conflict will share their personal stories and experiences.
Sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019, Project Pericles, and the Elon College Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences


Thursday, March 8
Steven Mayer, piano with Matthew Zalkind, cello
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Elon University Lyceum Series

A popular artist from the Adams Foundation Piano Series (Elon, 2000-2014), Steven Mayer returns to Whitley Auditorium with Matthew Zalkind, a colleague from the Lamont School of Music (Denver). Their recital includes solo and collaborative works by Weber, Brahms and Rachmaninoff.


Friday-Sunday, March 9-11
Department of Performing Arts presents "Echoes: Spring Dance Concert"
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Directed by Lauren Kearns

Innovative and original choreography by faculty artists and electric performance by the BFA dance majors. Guest artists include Summations Dance Company (NYC), and a very special premiere of a lost dance piece by seminal 20th century choreographer Anna Sokolow. Admission: $13 or Elon ID. Tickets available February 16 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call 336-278-5610.


Monday, March 12
Peter Meineck, "Ancient Minds - Modern Science: What Neuroscience, Psychology and Cognitive Studies can tell us about antiquity"
Whitley Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

In this illustrated talk, Peter Meineck will explain how the application of some of the latest research findings from the interconnected fields of neuroscience, psychology and cognitive theory can help us to better understand the ancient world. The emotional affect of the ancient Greek theatre will be suggested as a case study to examine the question: how did the cultural invention of one of ancient Greek city-state some 2500 years ago came to have such a profound and lasting influence on so many other cultures since? Peter Meinick is Professor of Classics in the Modern World at New York University, an affiliated faculty member of drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the University of Nottingham. His most recent book is Theatrocracy: Greek Drama, Cognition and the Imperative for Theatre. Sponsored by the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, Classical Studies Program and Neuroscience Program


Monday, March 12
Helen Huang, "Restoring Motor Function in Amputees with Smart Prosthetics"
McKinnon Hall, 7 p.m.
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

As the director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center at N.C. State University, Helen Huang's chief research interest is understanding and developing neural-machine interfaces for applications that include artificial limbs and human robot interactions. Huang's research has been supported by several federal agencies including the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health as well as private companies. It is estimated there are more than 2 million amputees in the United States alone with about half attributed to consequences of vascular disease and about half to trauma including outcomes of warfare. There is a push in prosthetic limb development toward advanced robotics or smart prosthetics. These increasingly bionic devices make use of neural-machine interfaces, such as myoelectric sensors, which enable the prosthetic device to respond to patient intent and function more intuitively with more flexible, adaptable movement patterns and with greater safety.


Tuesday, March 13                                                                                          
Mark Holmes
Gallery 406, Arts West, Artist talk and opening reception, 5:30 p.m.

Our world is full of manufactured objects that have been carefully designed and materially executed to erase traces of their making and makers. The art that most interests Mark Holmes integrates conception and execution as embodied thought. Examining the way we make things exposes how we think, and opens new possibilities for shaping the world. This show will include two bodies of work representing distinct but complimentary parts of Mark’s creative practice.
Mark Holmes is a sculptor and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Exhibits include: The Chrysler Museum (VA), The Beverly Art Center (Chicago), Devening Projects (Chicago), Chicago Urban Art Society, Judith Racht Gallery (Chicago), Sidecar Gallery (Indiana), Illinois Wesleyan University, Dominican University, and Western Illinois University. From 1990-2004, he was the founder/operator of -ism Furniture/Design in Chicago. Exhibition continues through April 13.


Tuesday, March 13
Tectonic Plates: Alamance County's Science Café with Todd Lee
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 (February through May). In March, Todd Lee, Elon Professor of Mathematics, will discuss why is 22/7 such a good estimate of Pi?

Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafé


Saturday, March 17
Dan Skidmore, violin, Mary Ann Bills, piano
Whitley Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Daniel Skidmore (violin faculty at Elon University) and Mary Ann Bills (piano faculty at Wake Forest University) will present music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Novacek, Dvorak and Foss. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Thursday, March 29
Race and Criminal Justice for Youth: Reflections from the Youth Justice Project
Isabella Cannon Room, 7 p.m.

Co-Director of the Youth Justice Project, Elon Law alum, and Criminal Justice Studies spring speaker, Ricky Watson, Jr., will lead a race-equity based discussion on systems, the law, the School-to-Prison pipeline, the need for court alternatives, and improving educational outcomes for youth of color. The Youth Justice Project, a project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), works to ensure equity, fairness and justice for youth in high-quality education, juvenile and criminal systems.  Sponsored by Criminal Justice Studies and the Crime Studies Club


Thursday, March 29
Cultural "Othering" and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia
Global Media Room, 7:30 p.m.

A panel of experts will trace through the history (emphasizing a South Asian/Sri Lankan context) of the human tendency to “other” persons perceived as different, examine how ethnic tension can lead to conflict, and discuss how such conflicts can be realistically addressed in a positive and constructive way.

Panelists will include Dr. Amy Allocco (Elon University), Dr. Neil DeVotta (Wake Forest University) and Dr. Brian Pennington (Elon University). Sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019, Project Pericles, and the Elon College Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences