Civic Engagement News and Notes

Leslie Garvin named executive director of NC Campus Compact

After serving North Carolina Campus Compact for nine years as associate director, Garvin assumes top leadership of the statewide network of colleges and universities committed to civic engagement.

Jason Husser talks politics with North Carolina media

The assistant professor of political science and Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement spoke with Time Warner Cable News and with WFMY News 2 in early December about politics and the U.S. Senate's report on CIA torture.

Congressman shares stories from career in public service

Rep. Howard Coble retires from Congress this year after three decades of serving Alamance County and surrounding regions in Washington. He visited Elon University on Oct. 29, 2014, to offer reflections about his experience in the nation’s halls of power.

Elon Poll: Hagan maintains lead in final stretch of U.S. Senate race

North Carolina's Democratic senator in Washington has held firm her levels of support for reelection over the past month with the latest Elon University Poll finding her strongest backing among women.

In My Words: Eric Holder - Unpopular for all the right reasons

Associate Professor Prudence Layne writes in regional newspapers about the legacy of outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his role in addressing racial inequalities in the United States.

Higher education group names Elon a lead institution on civic engagement

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has selected Elon University to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement.

Elon Poll: In a close race for U.S. Senate, images and ballot order matter

The Elon University Poll, for the first time in its history, used an online survey to ask registered voters about their impressions of North Carolina's U.S. Senate candidates this fall while measuring the way name ordering on ballots might affect support for major party nominees.

Community Connections: What will Alamance County be like in 2030? 

Elon University and the Times-News will hold an expert panel on the future of the community in an “Alamance County: 2030” program on Jan. 20 from 7-8:15 p.m. in McKinnon Hall of the Moseley Center.

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement

Council on Civic Engagement meeting

Elon Poll: Hagan leads Tillis with wide gender gap among likely voters

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.

Political expert: In 2014, 'thumb on the scale' favors GOP

Charlie Cook, one of the nation’s most respected political commentators, told an Elon University audience Wednesday that historical and demographic trends favor a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this fall - but the GOP shouldn’t be too giddy as 2016 looks to be a blessing for Democrats.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Students bring 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' movement to campus

Elon University’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. organized students, faculty and staff Tuesday for a group portrait at College Coffee to raise awareness of police shootings and controversial law enforcement practices across the United States.

Jason Husser talks polling on WUNC's 'The State of Things'

The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll was a program guest on Friday, July 18, 2014.

North Carolina lawmakers honor Elon University

With President Emeritus J. Earl Danieley in attendance, the North Carolina Senate recognized Elon University on July 2, 2014, in a special statement commending the school for its accomplishments and contributions to the world.

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four outstanding faculty members and 21 retirees were honored for excellence and service to Elon on May 14.

Elon Poll: Residents more upbeat about N.C. with mixed views on social issues

Nearly half of respondents in the latest Elon University Poll say the minimum wage should be at least $10 per hour, more people than not believe access to abortion should be made less difficult, and the state is still generally sour about "Obamacare."

Elon Poll: Kay Hagan’s approval stalls as Thom Tillis grows name recognition

A top Republican in North Carolina politics has bolstered his visibility leading up to a May 6 primary where the GOP will elect a candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat this fall.

Elon students fight hunger with HOPE

What started as an academic exercise in a service learning class has transformed into a student-led community organization that has raised thousands of pounds of food for the hungry in Alamance County in just its first two months.

Elon alumna receives fellowship in Central America

Rebecca Berube '12 will spend 2014-2015 enhancing environmental awareness in Panama through the Princeton in Latin America program.

Information for voting in upcoming primary elections

Elon University students can use TurboVote to register to vote and obtain absentee ballots should they wish to participate in either their home states' primaries or North Carolina's primary set for May 6, 2014.

Class raises $2,600 for two local organizations

Allied Churches in Alamance County and the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management were beneficiaries of efforts from students in an Elon service-learning course.

January events to honor life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Speakers, readings, service projects and a special College Coffee at Elon University are among the many programs that commemorate the legacy of the slain American civil rights leader.

PA program holds symposium on helping the underserved

Graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies heard Dec. 11, 2013, from several Elon University professors who shared best practices for making a difference in the world by assisting the disadvantaged.