News Archive

Senior Spotlight: Kacie Lynch, Becca Karpinos are 'Linking Generations' at Blakey Hall

These Elon student volunteers brighten the afternoons of Blakey Hall residents with themed activities. 

5 for 1 and ‘Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week’ – Nov. 13-17

During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Elon Dining and Campus Kitchen are collaborating to help fight food insecurity in Alamance County. Donate five canned goods at Lakeside Dining Hall and receive a free meal.

Alternative fall break programs offer students the chance to learn through service

Two groups immersed themselves in the North Carolina cities of Asheville and Boone as they had hands-on experiences in education and sustainability. 

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement in collaboration with the Peace Corps Open House - Nov. 3

Stop by the Kernodle Center to reconnect with staff and fellow alumni and to meet current students.

Rise Against Hunger brings students together to package 34,000 meals

The annual event hosted by Campus Kitchen supports the effort to distribute meals worldwide to those in need. 

Elon community offers support to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey 

The university is offering a variety of ways in the coming days and weeks for students, faculty and staff to assist those devastated by the catastrophic hurricane that struck Texas on Friday night.

Annual 'snapshot' shows expansion of Elon’s service to the community

The annual report offers a look at the various ways that Elon students participate in service work each year and their opinions about service. 

Incoming students ‘Engage’ through service-oriented experience at Elon

Twenty-four new Elon students spent the week at Elon and in the Alamance County community serving nonprofits and learning about the area. 

Elon honors faculty, staff for excellence at awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 10 for excellence and service to Elon.

Elon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life community gives back

The Fraternity and Sorority Life community participated in various philanthropic work during March and April including the annual Food Drive and Greek Dance. 

'Father of Environmental Justice' to kick off Earth Week at Elon

Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice," will speak at Elon on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. 

Students combine writing skills, service learning focus to make an impact with community organizations

English 110 Class Partners With Community to Make a Difference in Alamance County Public Libraries and Service League

Elon University, community partners host Great Alamance Car Giveaway

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facility and Venue Management” class and the Student United Way of Elon University assisted with the event’s Dec. 6 festivities.

Activities and events at Elon to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week

Service opportunities, gatherings and other special programs at Elon this week will commemorate the legacy of the late civil rights leader. 

Elon research team shares findings about impact of partnerships with community groups

As part of their research study, Frances Ward-Johnson, Alexa Darby and Tammy Cobb found that nearly 90 percent of community organizations considered their respective partnerships with Elon University to be worthwhile and meaningful.

Elon faculty, students use film series to raise awareness about sexual violence

In a partnership with Elon's community partner Crossroads and with the support of an Elon's Kermode Center Community Partnership Initiative grant, a Human Service Studies Department professor and her students presented a film series on sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking in the United States, as part of an ongoing community outreach program addressing these critical global issues locally.

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. 

Elon  student leads musical theater partnership with Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Cody Marshall, sophomore musical theather major, created the partnership through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement to match his gifts and community needs.

Elon a cappella group, Salvation Army partner on 'Blessings Bags' for the holidays 

Salvation Army LINCS Partners With Vital Signs to Create 100 “Blessings Bags” to be distributed through the Salvation Army.


Elon study finds $3M economic local impact by Sustainable Alamance

A recent study by Elon economics students has found that Sustainable Alamance, a community initiative helps local residents attain self-sufficiency, has had a $3 million local impact during the past five years.


2016 Sustainable Campus Index highlights Elon's efforts to build public engagement

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index is a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from 124 colleges and universities that submitted a STARS report.


Elon faculty, staff present at International Service-Learning Research Conference

The annual conference, which is a scholarly venue to disseminate new knowledge on service-learning and community engagement, was held Sept. 26-28 in New Orleans.

Elon partners with Family Abuse Services during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Elon University students are partnering with Family Abuse Services of Alamance County to increase capacity and spread awareness.  

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. 

Elon named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Elon earns national recognition in all four categories of community engagement.