Civic Engagement News and Notes

Election Night Watch Event – Nov. 8

Join us in the Global Commons Great Hall at 7 p.m.

Presidential Debate Watch Event – Oct. 19

Join us at Danieley Center’s Phoenix Activities and Recreation Center (PARC) at 8 p.m.

 

Elon Votes! National Voter Registration Day College Coffee Table – Sept. 27

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Presidential Debate Watch Event – Oct. 9

Join us at 8 p.m. in the Moseley Center First Floor

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assistance Drop-In Session – Sept. 26

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Moseley 230 | 3-5 p.m.

Presidential Debate Watch Event - Sept. 26

Join us in Moseley Center First Floor at 8 p.m.

Elon Votes! College Coffee Table – Sept. 20

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assistance Drop-In Session – Sept. 19

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Moseley 230 | 3-5 p.m. 

Elon Votes! College Coffee Table – Sept. 13

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Elon Votes! College Coffee Table – Sept. 6

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assistance Drop-In Session – Sept. 5

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community, Moseley 230 | 3-5 p.m. 

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assistance Drop-In Session – Sept. 12

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Moseley 230 | 3-5 p.m. 

"Enough is Enough" declares Elon Commencement speaker David Gergen

In a passionate graduation address, the North Carolina native expressed deep concerns about the future of his home state.

President Leo M. Lambert calls for a community focus on children

Elon's president was the featured speaker at the 22nd annual banquet of Burlington's Positive Attitude Youth Center.

Habitat for Humanity dedicates 25th house in Alamance County

Elon’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity celebrated a milestone on May 8th when it dedicated the 25th house built for a family in Alamance County. 

Elon Law student selected for inaugural ABA committee

Abigail Seymour L'17 is one of a select group of law students from across the nation invited to join the American Bar Association's new Civil Rights and Social Justice Law Student Committee.

Elon Campus Kitchen partners with local community

Healthy eating and cooking are the focus of work with Healthy Alamance and the Career and Technical Education Center.

Elon Poll: Cooper pulls ahead in N.C. gubernatorial race

The latest Elon University Poll finds that Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, is building a lead over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory as McCrory's approval rating hits its lowest point since April 2014.

Jen Uno named director of Civic Engagement Scholars program

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Uno's vision for the Civic Engagement Scholars program prompted the Council on Civic Engagement to select her for the leadership role. 

Protecting the right to vote

Jaclyn Maffetore, an Elon Law student committed to advancing civil liberties, found herself featured by The Nation this spring after assisting an elderly woman who wanted to cast a ballot in North Carolina’s presidential primaries.

Elon Votes! makes civic engagement its mission

An Elon University student organization is helping to register people to vote, and its leaders are already planning a variety of fall events around the 2016 election.

Collegiate Political Leadership Workshop introduces students to politics and public service

As the 2016 election season heats up, it’s a great time for students to explore their own path to political leadership and public service.

 

Chalmers Brumbaugh awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Representatives from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration surprised the longtime Elon University professor of political science Thursday when they bestowed the award for Brumbaugh's service to the state.

Elon Poll: In N.C., Donald trumps the GOP but not Hillary

Likely voters in North Carolina would currently vote for either former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over any of the 2016 Republican presidential nominees, save for one - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Kenneth Fernandez featured in Slate story on abortion

The director of the Elon University Poll shared his analysis of the North Carolina political landscape and the way abortion debates could influence the 2016 elections.

Community Connections panelists explore 'the cost of discrimination'

Four experts shared insights with members of the campus and Alamance County communities on Tuesday night in a forum about ongoing issues tied to race in the realm of business and finance.

Honoring MLK's memory with renewed calls for action

Elon University students, faculty and staff took part in a Monday march through downtown Burlington that commemorated the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while raising awareness of work still to be done in advancing civil liberties.

'Tell stories' to improve the welfare of Alamance residents

Six panelists met with members of the Alamance County community Thursday night in a public forum where ideas were shared to better portray the realities of life for those who receive public assistance.

Winter Term course offers on-the-ground look at Iowa caucuses

Taught by Associate Professor Rich Landesberg, “The Trail Starts Here: The Iowa Caucuses” class allows students to engage with presidential hopefuls, interview voters, and offer real-time reporting of political events and topics.

Rattigan-Rohr named Executive Director of Community Partnerships

In her new position, Jean Rattigan-Rohr will represent the university in the Triad with an emphasis on Alamance County