Civic Engagement News and Notes

N.C. Campus Compact honors Elon student as 'civic trailblazer'

The statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service. 

'After the Vote' discussion helps Elon community sort through Election 2016 results

The session headed by four members of the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies faculty drew nearly 200 people to Whitley Auditorium on November 10. 

Elon News Network to present live election special on Nov. 8

Fifty-six student media members are collaborating to provide real-time storylines, results and insights for the presidential, gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.

Harvard focus group connects Elon students with peers during third presidential debate

Five Elon students were among a group of 25 brought together by Harvard University's Institute of Politics to discuss their views during the last debate. 

Assistant dean publishes research on fostering democratic practices in the classroom

The assistant dean for campus life and director of residence life authored a chapter on ontological inquiry and democratic practices for "Un-Democratic Acts: New Departures for Dialogue in Society and Schools."

Elon's presidential debate watch party featured on National Public Radio

Hundreds of students gathered in Moseley Center on Sept. 26 to watch the first debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. 

Hundreds gather at Elon to watch Clinton-Trump debate

Elon University's first presidential debate watch event proved to be a bigger draw than organizers had anticipated. 

Panel discussion tackles recent police-involved shootings 

The discussion, "Columbus, Tulsa and Charlotte: What's Next?," was held in the McBridge Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion. 

Elon Law's Class of 2018 'reaches out' into community

New students spent part of a day assisting local nonprofits and agencies with activities that helped improve the lives of people and animals in need across North Carolina's Piedmont Triad.

Elon Votes! College Coffee Table – Sept. 13

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.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

Peace Corps Prep Program expands into global health

As she applies to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru, Lily Merritt, who finishes her degree program this month, is the first student to complete the requirements of a new track focused on global health in Elon University’s Peace Corps Prep Program.

Service-learning course raises $500 for local organization

The sport and event management class hosted a fundraising event benefiting Helping Other People Eat – or H.O.P.E. – a nonprofit organization fighting hunger in Alamance County.