Core Forum #5: Diversity and Inclusion

Monday-Tuesday, March 4 & 5

Monday, 9:25-10:35 a.m. and 12:15-1:25 p.m., McKinnon Hall
Tuesday, 8:00-9:40 a.m. and 2:20-4:00 p.m., Lakeside Meeting Rooms 212 & 213

Themes: Diversity and its relationship to intercultural competency

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Mardi Gras

Tuesday, March 5
McBride Gathering Space, 7 p.m.

Join us for a pancake supper and discussion of Lenten practices in diverse Christian traditions (Catholic, Protestant and non-denominational). All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Catholic Campus Ministry, and LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Friends)

Russian National Ballet, “Cinderella”

Tuesday, March 5
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Since 1999, the Russian National Ballet has brought timeless ballet classics to stages throughout North America. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika, the company used a newly discovered creative freedom to invigorate the tradition of Russian ballet. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company.  Cinderella is a stunning full-fledged ballet in two acts with jubilant music, lush scenery, beautiful costumes and one wicked stepmother. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available on February 12 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6
Elon Community Church, 12:15 and 9 p.m.

All are welcome to receive ashes during a worship service beginning the Christian season of Lent. The 12:15 p.m. worship is ecumenical (Protestant and Catholic), and the 9 p.m. service is Catholic Mass. A shorter Ash Wednesday service is also available in the Sacred Space service, Numen Lumen Pavilion, at 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry, LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Friends), and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

John Douglas, “Mind Hunter”

Wednesday, March 6
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

John Douglas is a former special agent and unit chief with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and developed the groundbreaking techniques for hunting serial killers, sex offenders and other violent criminals. Advancing the use of psychology, pattern recognition and inductive/deductive reasoning, Douglas became widely recognized as the top authority in criminal profiling. His work and career were modeled by film characters and in the stories of several popular television series. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available February 13 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.

“Making an Impact on the Field of Concussions: Women in Science and Management”

Thursday, March 7
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 12:30-6 p.m.

The 6th Annual Elon BrainCARE Symposium will educate the Elon community about issues related to concussions and concussion management in student-athletes. In honor of International Women’s Day, this symposium features top women scholars and practitioners doing the science and management of sports concussions and related issues in this important field. Please see for most up-to-date information about this symposium. Sponsored by Elon BrainCARE Research Institute and the Department of Exercise Science

Active Citizen Series: Women in Politics – A Conversation with Amy Scott Galey and Emily Sharpe

Thursday, March 7
Moseley Center, First Floor, 4:15 p.m.

Elon students will engage in a conversation with Alamance County Board of Commissioners Chair Amy Scott Galey and Town of Elon Alderwoman Emily Sharpe. This discussion is part of a series crafted to allow students to gain a deeper understanding of how government works and to develop the necessary skills to engage in civil discourse across political divides.

The Active Citizen Series is designed to cultivate the next generation of informed leaders who will help strengthen communities and shape our democracy. Sponsored by the Elon Political Engagement Work Group, Elon Votes!, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, and the Council on Civic Engagement

Sunshine Day 2019

Monday, March 11
Turner Theatre and Schar Building, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Sunshine Day, a program sponsored by the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, brings together journalists, media companies, attorneys and the public to celebrate openness and transparency in North Carolina government. Registration is open for a full day of events including a lunch-hour keynote address by Ken Eudy, Senior Advisor to Governor Roy Cooper, on transparency issues related to North Carolina elections, campaign financing and voting infrastructure. During lunch, the NC Open Government Coalition will announce the winners of the fifth annual Sunshine Awards acknowledging outstanding achievement in journalism, advocacy and government work related to improving government in North Carolina. The entire schedule of events is available on E-net at

Henry Pontell, “Thinking About White-Collar and Corporate Crime”

Monday, March 11
Yeager Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

With 8 books, more than 100 articles and numerous professional awards for his work, Henry one of the most renowned criminologists in the U.S. He is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Professor Emeritus of criminology, law & society in the School of Social Ecology and of sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. This presentation highlights major conceptual issues in examining the causes and consequences of white-collar and corporate offenses and policies to best prevent them. It draws on research and theory in sociology, criminology, economics, social psychology and related areas of social science, and four decades of experience in the presenter in studying health care and financial crimes, identity theft, cyber crime and the role of fraud in major financial debacles.  Sponsored by Sociology and Anthropology, Criminal Justice Studies, The Pre-Law Program, Political Science and Policy Studies, The Center for Public Affairs, and The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Multiracial Awareness Week

Monday-Friday, March 11-15

Hosted by CREDE, the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education

Will Taylor

Monday, March 11
Artist talk and opening reception, Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

Will Taylor is an Associate Professor of Drawing and the Director of the Visual Arts Program. He is a recipient of the UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts’ BREATHE Project Development Grant. Some of his scholarly work has included travel to Prague and London for artistic dialogues with Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

Will Taylor will be on campus to give an artist talk surrounding his exhibition in Gallery 406 in Arts West. An excerpt of his exhibition statement follows: Formally trained as a painter, I perceive all of my works (prints/drawings/paintings) as multi-layered constructions that suspend, preserve, and document my actions within the picture frame.  Beyond a sharp focus on mark making, coloration, and texture my recent works are deep meditations on personal and familial loss.  For me, these works attempt to reconstruct systems of belief in search for guidance, the nature of the archetype and a semblance of spiritual resolve. Exhibition continues through Thursday, April 25.

Austin Channing Brown, “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”

Tuesday, March 12
McBride Gathering Space, 6 p.m.

Austin Channing Brown will be presenting from her new book on black dignity and whiteness. Austin is a leading new voice on racial justice, who is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. Her presentations are one of a kind infused with justice, pop culture, humor and truth telling. Austin invites people of all races to learn about whiteness and to celebrate blackness with her. Austin has worked with nonprofits, churches and universities for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society, and the Associate Provost for Academic and Inclusive Excellence 

Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café: “What you see is never what you get: geophysical survey in archaeology”

Tuesday, March 12
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, Elon, 7 p.m.

Learn cutting edge science in a relaxed informal atmosphere without all the technical jargon. Programs held on the second Tuesday of each month (September through May). In March, Shawn Patch, New South Associates of Greensboro, provides perspectives on our past.

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Karen Babine, nonfiction reading

Wednesday, March 13
Johnston Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Karen Babine is the author of “All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer” (Milkweed Editions) and “Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life” (University of Minnesota), winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for memoir/creative nonfiction. She also edits Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Her nonfiction and fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Brevity, River Teeth, North American Review, Slag Glass City, Sweet, Georgia Review, and has twice been listed as a Notable in Best American Essays. She lives and writes in Minneapolis.

Amernet String Quartet

Thursday, March 14
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Florida International University’s Artists-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, is recognized as one of today’s exceptional string ensembles. Their sound has been described as complex with an old world flavor.  The Amernet has always been committed to the music of our time and has commissioned works from many of today’s leading composers and is also keen on collaborative projects recently appearing with Cantor Netanel Hershtik, jazz pianist Steve Allee, Josee Garant Dance and the Kruger Brothers.

Department of Performing Arts presents “Chroma” – the Spring Dance Concert

Thursday-Sunday, March 14-17
McCrary Theatre, Mar. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 17, 2 p.m.

Artistic direction by Renay Aumiller

Chroma features original, inventive choreography by dance faculty and New York-based guest artist, Gallim Dance Company, with stunning performances by the BFA dance majors. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available February 21 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.

Leading Women in Audio: Starting the Conversation

Friday-Saturday, March 15 & 16
Arts West, Mar. 15, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mar. 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Two days of events focused on high school and college students highlighting the contributions of women in the current music and entertainment industry. Saturday will have panel discussions on Professionalism, Managing the Workplace, Being An Ally and Career Development, along with manufacturer demos and socializing with local studio owners, businesses and other musicians.

Guest presenters include Marcella Araica, N.A.R.S. Records and independent engineer (Miami, FL); Aurelia Belfield, music licensing, Trailblazer Studios (Raleigh, NC); Karen Kane, recording/mixing engineer and UNCW faculty (Wilmington, NC); and Michel Holbrook, audio engineer, Trailblazer Studios (Raleigh, NC). Sponsored by a grant from the Elon Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, Elon Music Department, and Elon Music Production & Recording Arts

Nancy Creamer, “The Win-Wins of Fostering a Local Food System in North Carolina”

Monday, March 18
McCrary Theatre, 7 p.m.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Creamer is director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), a partnership of N.C. State University, North Carolina A&T State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Located in Goldsboro, NC, CEFS projects vary from developing community-based strategies to reduce hunger, promoting good farm financial management, developing more sustainable production practices, promoting leadership and expertise for women agriculturists and developing and strengthening food systems.

Mapping Civil Rights Memory in the American South

Wednesday, March 20
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 5:30 p.m.

Derek Alderman is cultural and historical geographer at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He research examines race, memory and heritage in the American South. Much of his work focuses on the rights of African Americans to claim the power to commemorate the past and shape cultural landscapes as part of a broader goal of social and spatial justice. His most recent research examines the use of counter-mapping in the anti-racist, political mobilization activities of civil rights organizing in the 1960s. As the US continues to grapple with issues of how to remember racial violence and commemorate civil rights struggle toward the aim of creating a more equitable future, Professor Alderman’s talk is sure to illuminate how these debates literally take place and how they shape our surrounding cultural landscapes. Sponsored by the Department of History and Geography

The Navy Band Sea Chanters

Friday, March 22
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Elon University and the Times-News (Burlington, NC)

The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus performing a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, sea chanteys and patriotic fare to opera, Broadway, and contemporary music.  Throughout their history, the Sea Chanters have remained true to the Navy’s watchwords of pride and professionalism, and continue to flourish as a vibrant ensemble. Admission: Free with ticket. Tickets will be available by email beginning February 10. For information, visit

Music Theory Southeast, Annual Conference

Friday-Saturday, March 29 & 30
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day

Music Theory Southeast (MTSE) is a regional society whose primary goal is to foster the discipline of music theory throughout the region, which includes the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The conference will feature presentations, performances and workshops, with Keynote Speaker Yayoi Uno Everett (University of Illinois, Chicago). Sponsored by the Department of Music