News Archive

Elon honored for diversity & inclusion programs

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Documentary by Elon alumni & current student wins film festival award

Mason Sklut ’14, Maggie Sloane ’14 and Sergio Ingato ’15 co-produced "BrocKINGton," which premiered in September at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

GLC celebrates progress, White House letter

National LGBT Center Awareness Day offers Elon students, faculty and staff a chance to better get to know the university's Gender and LGBTQIA Center.

Intersect Keynote Speaker: Geena Rocero, model and transgender advocate - Nov. 22

Matthew Antonio Bosch co-leads higher education leadership institute

Hosted by the American College Personnel Association, the Summer Leadership Institute offered a series of workshops advancing leadership and management potential.  

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) film screening - Oct. 3

Justin Lee, 'Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate' - Sept. 30

Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman to present workshop on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare at national conference

Charity Johansson and Sabrina Fogleman have been selected to present an educational workshop to physical therapy providers on LGBTQ-friendly healthcare in October 2014 at the American Physical Therapy Association's Educational Leadership Conference. 

National Conference Showcases LGBTQIA Inclusion at Elon

Elon earns a national platform to showcase growing efforts around LGBTQIA inclusion and intersectionality across race, faith, socioeconomic status, disability, U.S. geographic region, and national origin.

Honoring Lavender Graduates, Advancing LGBTQIA Inclusion

The annual lavender graduation honors LGBTQI and Ally graduating seniors, as well as students, faculty and staff who have advanced inclusion, support and education around LGBTQIA identities at Elon.

Zona Sur (Southern District) film screening - Nov. 21

Arrugas (Wrinkles) film screening - Nov. 7

'Quien es Dayani Cristal?' (Who is Dayani Cristal?) film screening - Sept. 26

Michael Bumbry ’07 receives national honor from Pi Kappa Phi

Recognized for his contributions to higher education, Bumbry has been named to the fraternity’s first class of Thirty Under 30 honorees.

Gender & LGBTQIA Center welcomes new summer intern

Russell Cornelius has been hired for the summer to expand knowledge, resources, and services offered by Elon University's Gender & LGBTQIA Center.

Lavender Graduation and Awards Dinner - May 5

This annual event is a year-end celebration for all LGBTQI and ally students, faculty and staff. Graduating seniors will be honored during the dinner, and achievements in LGBTQIA inclusion at Elon will be recognized.

LGBTQIA alumni participate in career panel

More than 30 students, alumni and staff gathered March 11 for Elon’s second annual LGBTQIA career panel.

Prudence Layne presents paper at NCBS 2014 conference

The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program proposed, organized, chaired and presented research in Black female resistance with Elon University senior strategic communications major Raven Bennett.

LGBTQIA Alumni Network holds awards ceremony as part of Homecoming celebrations

Three outstanding members of the Elon community were honored with the LGBTQIA Community Enrichment Awards during an event Nov. 10 in McKinnon Hall.

Gender & LGBTQIA Center celebrates grand opening

A new resource room in Moseley Center will serve as a place for the Elon community to engage intellectually and socially around gender and LGBTQIA topics.

Elon names director of Gender and LGBTQ Center

Matthew Antonio Bosch currently directs GLBTA programs at the University of Minnesota.

LGBTQIA Alumni Network holds events during Homecoming
In between the cheers of the crowd at Rhodes Stadium and the traditional Homecoming experiences at Elon, alumni had the opportunity to celebrate Elon's LGBTQIA network.
Bayard Rustin Documentary Screening
Join the LGBTQ Coordinator and Spectrum in a screening of Brother Outsider on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm in McEwen 011.
Kirstin Ringelberg Receives Alliance for Full Acceptance Grant
Kirstin Ringelberg, associate professor of art history and coordinator of Elon's LGBTQ Office, with assistance from student Laura Lee Sturm, was awarded $1,630 from the Alliance for Full Acceptance to support sending student Spectrum members to LGBTQQ conferences.
Elon Alumni Association holds first LGBTQIA Summit
More than 40 Elon faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered for the inaugural LGBTQIA Alumni Summit March 30-31.
Intersex Awareness Day: Documentary Film Screening
A screening of the award-winning doc Orchids: My Intersex Adventure in celebration of Intersex Awareness Day.
Campus community 'locks arms for peace' in silent walk
Students, professors & staff took part in a Friday walk to honor the civil rights struggle while pledging to combat remaining oppression.
Kevin Morrison Co-Presents Webinar for Diversity Abroad Network
On October 4th, Kevin Morrison, Director of Study Abroad and Assistant Dean of Global Studies, co-presented a webinar for the Diversity Abroad Network on LGBTQ issues.
Amendment One Follow-Up Panel - Sept. 18
Come to hear Elon Professors Laura Roselle (Political Science) and Sonya Garza (Law) speak on their analysis of the voting outcome and legal effects.
Elon's LGBTQIA Alumni Network holds summer meeting
Leaders of Elon's new LGBTQIA Alumni Network gathered on campus July 21, setting the group's goals, outlining its organization and planning events.
Author to class: Identity can have more than one meaning
Kate Bornstein, an advocate for youth and gender "outlaws," discusses systems of identification, and what happens when they're questioned.
SGA Awards recognize student leaders and organizations
The 17th annual student government awards highlight contributions of 14 individuals and organizations.
Colloquium explores discourse of gay marriage debate
In an inaugural program hosted by the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, a prominent Christian ethicist argues in favor of same-sex marriage.
Career Services/SPDC lauded by OUT for Work
Elon's Student Professional Development Center received a "gold ranking" in OUT for Work's Career Center Certification Program.
Elon march and vigil commemorate MLK Jr.
Fifty people from the university and surrounding communities reflected Sunday on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and the lessons he taught.
Beloved Community Peace Journey & Candlelight Vigil: Jan. 15
The Peace Journey is a community march designed to commemorate the many lives lost and sacrifices made in the work to eradicate hate and oppression.
Lumen Scholar chronicles rise of LGBTQ student groups
An Elon senior uses a top award to trace the evolution of organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students at Duke and UNC.
Students hold Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
The Nov. 20 event included discussions of gender-neutral student housing and ways to raise awareness of Elon's transgendered community.
Forums explore campus racial issues
Administrative and student leaders met in McCoy Commons Sept. 27-28 for two forums about recent campus incidents involving racial slurs.
Campus vigil protests NC gay marriage amendment
More than 100 people gathered on Young Commons Sept. 12 to protest a law that would ban gay marriage in North Carolina.
Elon student, professor participate in leadership camp
SPECTRUM President Jess McDonald spent a week in July in the blazing heat of the Nashville sun, working as a leader at Camp Pride Summer Leadership Camp. Associate Professor of Art History and SPECTRUM faculty advisor Kirstin Ringelberg also attended, in the new Advisor Boot Camp. Sponsored by Campus Pride and Vanderbilt University, the camp teaches students to learn how to create and lead plans of action to make their campuses more inclusive, safe and just for LGBTQIA people.
Kirstin Ringelberg to serve as coordinator of Elon's LGBTQ office
Kirstin Ringelberg, associate professor of art history, has been appointed as the first coordinator of the LGBTQ Office at Elon. Ringelberg will collaborate with various offices on campus to further a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the LGBTQ community and provide educational and social programming for the campus.