Nancy Daly: Ruminations, artist talk and opening reception

DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, November 1

Gallery 406, Arts West, 5:30 p.m.
Exhibition on view through November 18.

To ruminate is to mediate, muse, to ponder or brood. There is no completion to the thought, there is only the thought, performed over and over, often resulting in increased anxiety. “Ruminations” is a series that labors over the ideas of work and time. Daly performs a single action simply for the sake of performing the action. The work in the series could be described as a documentary. Although the actions reference a productive, purposeful form of work, the products of said work in this case are pointless, non-functional objects and drawings. The actions are repeated, sometimes to a point of destruction. Exhibition continues until November 18.

Wendy Suzuki, “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion”

Tuesday, November 1

McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

Elon University Speaker Series • Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

A world-renowned neuroscientist and recognized international authority on neuroplasticity, Wendy Suzuki is best known for her research examining how the brain forms long-term memories. In her book “Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion,” Suzuki draws on cutting-edge research as well as her own intimate struggles to encourage everyone to not view anxiety as a curse, but as a unique gift that can be leveraged to help solve life’s problems including social phobia, cycles of stress and sleeplessness, fear of performance or public speaking and much more.

Dan Abrams, The Elon School of Law Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 2

Carolina Theatre (310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro), 6:30 p.m.

Dan Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of “Dan Abrams Live” on NewsNation and “On Patrol: Live” on Reelz, Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, host of SiriusXM radio’s “The Dan Abrams Show: Where Politics Meets The Law,” and host and executive producer of “Court Cam” and “Taking the Stand” on A&E Network. The Abrams Media properties now welcome more than 15 million unique visitors per month and include the nationally recognized, which covers the intersection of media and politics; Law& and the now widely watched Law&Crime network, which live streams trials with anchors and in-studio analysis (among others).

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Abrams has published numerous articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, in addition to The Yale Law and Policy Review,, and At Elon, he will explore the way Americans shape their perceptions of justice through both established and emerging sources of news and entertainment.

The Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is an integral part of Elon Law’s Commitment to learning, lawyering and leadership. The series brings accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines to Elon University to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Elon Law encourages RSVPs at to help interested guests receive timely information and updates.

Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 2

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

Mariana Poole, director

The Percussion Ensemble’s exciting fall program features the music of contemporary composers. The program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and “found object” instruments. You never know what will happen next! Sponsored by the Department of Music

Department of Performing Arts presents “Head Over Heels”

Thursday-Friday, November 3-4

McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., both nights

Book by Jeff Whitty adapted by James Macgruder • Music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s
Director: Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.

“Head Over Heels” is a laugh-out-loud love story set to the music of the iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, “Head Over Heels” follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction – only to discover the key to their survival lies within each of their own hearts. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 7 at For information, call (336) 278-5610.

Latitude 49

Monday, November 7

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

The powerhouse mixed-chamber ensemble Latitude 49 is dedicated to exploring new sounds, engaging diverse audiences, and holding hands with composers of today. Equally at home in urban clubs, modern art museums, classrooms, and traditional concert halls, Latitude 49’s genre-bending approach blends the finesse of a classical ensemble with the drive and precision of a progressive rock band. Members come together from across Canada and the United States, epitomizing an unconventional family of sounds, instruments, and human experiences.

This concert will feature **two** world premieres, one by Andrew McManus (which is based on his research observing brain phenomena which occur during cognitive stress) and one by famed Iranian composer Gity Razaz. Both pieces were funded by generous grants from The Copland Foundation and Chamber Music America. These will be paired with works by Pascal LeBoeuf, Gabriella Smith, Shulamit Ran, and our own Chris Sies.

Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café with Dianne Person, Elon University Anatomical Gift Program

Tuesday, November 8

Burlington Beer Works, 103 E. Front St., Burlington, NC, 7 p.m.

Each month on second Tuesdays, a different scientist will present an hour-long talk on an engaging topic. In November, Dianne Person, director of the Anatomical Gift Program in Elon’s School of Health Sciences, will lead the discussion. Expect a lively event in a relaxed atmosphere without all the technical jargon. For more information, visit

Meeting ID: 913 8272 3471, Passcode: 750983
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To join by phone, find your local number at

Elon Orchestra Fall Concert

Tuesday, November 8

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

Director Thomas Erdmann opens his 19th season as music director with soloist, and Elon professor, Polly Butler Cornelius singing Rachmaninoff’s wonderful “Vocalise.” Also, on the program is “Symphony No. 2” by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a Guadeloupean Creole classical composer. Sponsored by the Department of Music

University Chorale

Thursday, November 10

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

Gerald R. Knight, director

For its fall concert, the University Chorale will perform a variety of secular and sacred selections. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Department of Performing Arts presents the Fall Dance Concert

Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12

Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West

Nov. 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.

Artistic director: Jen Guy Metcalf

This creative, innovative and entertaining show features original choreography by faculty, guests and students. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations will be offered beginning November 3 at

Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Saturday, November 12

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

Brandon Mitchell, director

The jazz ensemble’s fall concert includes a wide-ranging program of jazz standards alongside fresh, new compositions celebrating America’s unique musical art form. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Elon Music Ambassadors

Sunday, November 13

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

Virginia Novine-Whittaker, director

Elon Music Ambassadors will showcase its Fall touring concert featuring a wide variety of genres from jazz to pop. This eclectic ensemble consists of 11 talented musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists. Sponsored by the Department of Music

Elon Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Concert

Tuesday, November 15

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

Jonathan Poquette, director

The wind ensemble and concert band present their fall concert. This performance will feature a wide variety of established and newly composed repertoire for band.  Sponsored by the Department of Music


Thursday, November 17

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

Under the direction of Stephen A. Futrell, élan, elon university vocal jazz will present Manhattan Transfer’s iconic Brasil album. With rhythm section, and special guest artist, composer/pianist Jacob Dupre, who works as the keyboard artist and as studio musician for Sweetwater. Jacob creates video content for Sweetwater’s social channels and is a writer for Sweetwater’s online blog, InSync, and Sweetnotes Magazine.  Sponsored by the Department of Music

Festival of Lights & Luminaries

Tuesday, November 29

Historic Campus, Under the Oaks, Lambert Academic Village, 6:30 p.m.

Elon celebrates the winter season with beautiful luminaries decorating its historic campus. Learn more about the imagery of light found in different religious, spiritual, ethical and cultural world views along with live music, hot chocolate and fun! Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Celebration of Light

Tuesday, November 29

Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen A. Futrell, director
W. Thomas Jones, organ
Richard McBride, narrator


The Elon University Camerata performs a concert of sacred and secular a cappella works from centuries of choral art. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the sixteenth installment of this highly acclaimed program and has become an annual part of our community’s anticipation of the season of light. Sponsored by the Department of Music