Civic Engagement News and Notes

Community Connections: Improving Race Relations in the U.S. - Sept. 1

Elon University and the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News will hold a panel discussion on Improving Race Relations in America on Sept. 1 from 7-8:15 p.m. in McKinnon Hall of the Moseley Center.

Pre-Serve introduces incoming Elon students to service

Eighteen incoming first-year students explored a variety of service opportunities and got to know Alamance County as part of a summer experience through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.

Elon Poll: On Fourth of July, common ground on food but not beer

In addition to questions about pending Supreme Court cases and presidential politics, respondents in the latest Elon University Poll were asked to share their plans for the Fourth of July weekend.

Elon Poll: Americans showing love to Jeb & Hillary

The latest surveys from the Elon University Poll asked respondents to share traits that come to mind when they see the names of elected leaders with presidential ambitions.

Elon delegation takes part in North Carolina Student Legislature

Fourteen students visited Raleigh in early May 2015 for the organization's 78th annual session.

Elon senior & alumnus receive Princeton in Asia fellowships

Laura Sturdivant '15 and Alexander Ward '14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.

Elon Poll: N.C. frowns on 'religious freedom' for denying service to people who are gay or lesbian

The latest Elon University Poll found that a majority of North Carolina registered voters don't support legislation that would allow business owners with strong faith convictions to refuse service to people who are gay or lesbian.

Campus forum explores issue of hunger

A panel of experts heard from community members and students Tuesday night as ideas were shared for more effectively serving those confronting food insecurity and hunger in Alamance County.

Elon senior named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

Nicole "Niki" Molinaro, a political science and international studies double major from Wading River, New York, was honored by the national organization for her commitment to civic engagement and social responsibility.

Elon instructor awarded Fulbright to study neighborhood revitalization

Patrick Harman in the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies will travel to the United Kingdom next year to research how the British invest in community improvement projects compared to American renewal efforts.

Medicine takes flight for Elon PA graduate

2nd Lt. Jamie Seals, whose education was funded by the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, reports for commissioned officer training in May as she begins her healthcare career by serving her country.

Elon using grant to link local farmers to local stores, restaurants


A project at Elon is working towards linking local small farms to stores and restaurants.


Elon Poll: Looking ahead to 2016, N.C. favors Clinton over Bush

The first Elon University Poll of the spring semester finds support in the Tar Heel State for two familiar names as several national politicians begin to express interest in succeeding President Barack Obama.

Watson & Odyssey Scholars study community engagement in Atlanta

Elon University's Watson & Odyssey Scholars Program and the Study USA office co-sponsored a "Fake Break" program in late January for students to visit with corporate foundation offices at Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, the International Rescue Committee and more.

Elon Poll named a charter member of national transparency program

Led by faculty members Kenneth Fernandez and Jason Husser, the poll is taking part in an initiative created by the American Association of Public Opinion Research to encourage openness in the way survey firms share their findings.

Time Warner Cable News interviews Jason Husser on election ballots

The assistant professor of political science and Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement spoke with the North Carolina statewide news channel on Jan. 6, 2015, about the pros and cons of paper ballots versus touchscreen voting.

Elon recognized for commitment to civic engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Elon to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification, which signifies ongoing university efforts to instill an ethos of service and civic engagement in all areas of campus life.

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.

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