Matt Wittstein creates podcast around innovative pedagogy
Matt Wittstein, associate professor of exercise science, developed “Limed: Teaching with a Twist” with the Center for Engaged Learning to highlight pedagogy. Each episode features the voices and ideas of diverse faculty, staff, and students who workshop guest’s real challenges and opportunities for their classrooms. Through the podcast, Wittstein featured Elon faculty across disciplines and schools, as well as guest faculty from other institutions. It was the Center for Engaged Learning’s most downloaded podcast in 2022.
Co-taught Buddhist-Jewish Spiritualities course pioneers inquiry
Led by Professor of Religious Studies Geoffrey Claussen and Professor of Religious Studies Pamela Winfield, Buddhist-Jewish Spiritualities and Encounters explored the rich history of Jewish thought leaders adapting and popularizing Buddhist practices for Western audiences. The course was one of a series of innovative, co-taught courses in the Department of Religious Studies made possible by a gift from John and Kristin Replogle in honor of the mentoring and education their daughter, Tate Replogle ’18, received at Elon. Each year, different faculty partner for a course that investigates how religion impacts culture and society.
Medieval art exhibits shape students’ understanding of history
Students in the Art History Program pored over rare, detailed facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts provided by guest speakers, including a facsimile of the Stammheim Missal — an elaborately painted and illuminated 12th-century manuscript created by the Benedictine monastery of St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim, Germany. Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, an art historian who researched and wrote the facsimile’s commentary, met with students and lectured about the missal in an Art History Speaker Series event Oct. 19, in LaRose Digital Theater.
Department of Art hosts renowned artists
Four national and international visiting artists presented exhibitions and talks in Arts West and worked individually with students. Guest artists included Amos Kennedy, considered by many as America’s most influential and politically active African American book artist. Kennedy’s exhibition involved him and 20 community members installing over 6,000 prints in Gallery 406.