Lavender Graduation and Awards Dinner

Friday, May 1
Lakeside Hall, 5 p.m.

Annually kicking off Commencement Season, this event recognizes and honors graduating LGBTQIA and Ally seniors as well as outstanding employees, departments, initiatives and students across all years. Lavender Graduation participants receive a framed certificate, a lavender grad cap, rainbow tassel and alumni gift. Welcome to all, this event brings together families, friends, partners, faculty and staff mentors and community members to reflect on students’ achievements and cheer on our graduates in a final farewell from Elon’s LGBTQIA & Ally community family. Sponsored by Gender and LGBTQIA Center. RSVP required to Gender and LGBTQIA Center via glc@elon.edu.


Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Saturday, May 2
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

The concert program will be a culmination of the ensemble’s work throughout the course of the entire 2019-20 academic year.  With a program comprised of a wide variety of jazz styles, this concert is certain to have something for everyone. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Admission is free; no ticket required.


Elon Music Ambassadors, Selections from the Great American Songbook

Sunday, May 3
Yeager Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

The Elon Music Ambassadors, under the direction of Virginia Novine-Whittaker, invites guests to an evening of memorable music featuring popular jazz standards from the early 20th century. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Admission is free; no ticket required.


Elon Electric Ensemble, A Trip to Abbey Road

Wednesday, May 6
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the Beatles most acclaimed albums, the Electric Ensemble performs the music of Abbey Road. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Admission is free; no ticket required.

 


Senior BA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 8
Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.

These exhibitions are part of the graduating Elon Art Major’s capstone experience. It represents the culmination of the art making endeavors. During the opening receptions, each exhibiting artist will present brief statements that offer context to their thesis. Exhibition continues until May 21.


Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with Jeff Causey, Causey Aviation Service, Inc., What’s next in aviation: drones and urban air mobility

Tuesday, May 12
Fat Frogg Bar and Grill, 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). Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.

Admission is free; no ticket required.


Phoenix Winds Spring Concert, “A Study Abroad”

Tuesday, May 12
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

To conclude the semester’s performances, the Phoenix Winds will feature vocal soloist Gretchen Bruesehoff as we embark on a musical journey around the world. The concert features a combination of standard works and new works for the wind band including John Philips Sousa, Steve Danyew, Roshanne Etezady, Zdeneck Lukas, George Gershwin and Jamie Texidor. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Admission is free; no ticket required.


Baccalaureate

Thursday, May 21
Alumni Gym, 3 p.m.

Baccalaureate is a University tradition and graduation event that showcases the multiple traditions and world views of graduating student leaders. Join us as we send off our students in hope and celebration. Admission is free; no ticket required.