Elon Core Forum #3
“The impact of globalization in an increasingly connected, technological and rapidly changing world”

Themes: Refugees, human trafficking, immigration

Thursday, November 1

LaRose Digital Theatre, KOBC 101, 8 a.m. and 2:20 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Study USA

8 a.m. – Sandy Marshall – Forced migration and humanitarianism
2:20 p.m. – Carmen Monico – A Critical Sociological Analysis of “Push-Pull” Factors Influencing Human Trafficking: Towards an Integrated, Multidimensional Conceptual Model to Inform Interventions


Department of Performing Arts presents
“SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller!”

Thursday-Saturday, November 1-3
McCrary Theatre, all performances at 7:30 p.m.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Catherine McNeela, Choreographed by Linda Sabo, Music Direction by Valerie Maze

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, Sweeney Todd is a haunting, heart-stopping tale of culinary crime and chilling, dark humor.  The story follows Benjamin Barker, a broken barber whose life and family were stolen from him when a cunning, corrupt Judge Turpin wrongfully imprisoned him. Recently returned to London and looking to exact a bloody revenge, Sweeney Todd (Benjamin Barker) forges a cutthroat alliance with the lonely and enterprising Mrs. Lovett and her unsavory pies. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available October 4 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.


Elon Orchestra Fall Concert

Tuesday, November 6
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Erdmann opens his 15th season as Music Director with Bach’s monumental and stunning “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.” Elon faculty member Virginia Novine Whitaker is the featured saxophone soloist on Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise.” Other pieces include Sibelius’ “Finlandia” and Debussy’s “Petite Suite.” Sponsored by the Department of Music


Election Night Watch Event

Tuesday, November 6
First Floor, Moseley Center, 8 p.m.

Watch history unfold with the Elon community as midterm election results come in from across the nation. Sponsored by Elon Votes!, Elon Political Engagement Work Group and the Council on Civic Engagement


“Just Click Here, Comrade: Fake News in 2018”

Wednesday, November 7
Oaks 212, McCoy Commons, 7 p.m.

False information has been around as long as information itself. In today’s digital world, however, it travels at the speed of light. Learn the HOW and WHY of online misinformation as well as specific tools to combat its proliferation in this fun, fast, entertaining and engaging talk by Julie Smith, an instructor in Webster University’s Communications and Journalism Department. She has been teaching media literacy and media-related classes at the university level since 1997. She is the author of the book Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-In World. Smith is on the Leadership Council of the National Association for Media Literacy and the Executive Board for the Gateway Media Literacy Project. Sponsored by Oaks Neighborhood, School of Communications, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Government Association, Student Media Board, Elon News Network


IV Hispanic Film Series: The Companion (El acompañante)

Thursday, November 8
LaRose Digital Theatre (KOBC) at 5:30 p.m.

PAVEL GIROUD / CUBA / 2016 / 104 MIN
Spanish with English subtitles

Set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule, The Companion narrates the unlikely friendship between a boxing champion and a conflictive patient.

After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero has no other choice but to serve a sentence. His fate is in Los Cocos, a sanatorium under military rule where HIV patients are compulsorily confined, with the exception of a weekly pass to visit their families under the supervision of personal wardens called “companions.”

As a “companion,” Horacio is supposed to keep an eye on Daniel -the most conflictive patient in the ward- and get him to comply with the regulations. Their interests immediately collide as Daniel is set to spend his last days in freedom and is ready to do anything to make this happen.

Horacio, on the other hand, dreams about boxing again to get his champion’s status back. For that to happen, however, he must first win this battle out of the ring…

Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures /Latin American Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies/ Sigma Delta Pi/ El Centro / Pragda / Spain-USA Foundation / Secretary of State for Culture of Spain


Fake News Game Show

Thursday, November 8
Oaks 212, McCoy Commons, 7 p.m.

This two-round trivia-style game gives players on teams of 2-4 a series of actual existing stories, and they determine whether those stories are real or fake. At the end of the second round, a host will review the answers, discuss how to spot fake news and reveal the winners. Prizes will be awarded to teams finishing in first, second and third place. Sponsored by Oaks Neighborhood, School of Communications, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Government Association, Student Media Board, Elon News Network


Elon Chorale Fall Concert

Thursday, November 8
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Gerald Knight, Chorale presents 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 8-11
Roberts Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, Thursday at 6 p.m.; Friday at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Artistic Director: Jen Guy Metcalf

The Fall Dance Concert features the 2018-19 Elon BFA dance majors performing original and experimental work by faculty, guest artists and select students in a creative, innovative and entertaining show. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning November 1 at elonperformingarts.com or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.


Techtronica Fall Concert

Friday, November 9
Elon Taphouse, 10:30 p.m.


2018 Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference

Saturday, November 10
Moseley Student Center, Check-in begins Friday at 4 p.m.

Intersect is a two-day conference that provides an unprecedented look at the disciplines of diversity, leadership and the cross-sections of the two. Participants engage in dialogue reflection through keynote speakers, educational sessions, and roundtable discussions. The conference pillars work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community. Register at www.elon.edu/intersect by October 26. Admission: Free and open to all Elon faculty, staff, and students; $50 for faculty, staff, and students from surrounding colleges and universities. Sponsored by The Center for Leadership and the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education


Faces of Homelessness Panel

Monday, November 12
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7:30 p.m.

This panel, assembled by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), will share personal and powerful experiences of homelessness with the Elon community. NCH is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. Presented as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Sponsored by the Campus Kitchen at Elon University and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement


Tectonic Plates: Alamance County’s Science Café: Elon’s Anatomical Gift Program

Tuesday, November 13
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 December). In November, Janet Cope, Cindy Bennett, Dianne Person, Jen Uno and Gytis Balilionis, will discuss Elon’s Anatomical Gift Program.”

Information is available at facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe


Alan Dershowitz, “Global Perspectives on Justice and Civil Liberties”

Wednesday, November 14
Elon University School of Law, 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, 6:30 p.m.
Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation

Alan Dershowitz, an influential Harvard Law School professor emeritus and one of the most visible legal commentators in American media, visits Elon Law to offer reflections on current events, emerging issues affecting civil rights, and his skepticism of the ongoing special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and possible connections to the Trump Administration. Admission: All tickets have been distributed. Call 336-278-5610 for information. 


Phoenix Winds Fall Concert

Thursday, November 15
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Phoenix Winds will perform a varied repertoire of concert band literature. Sponsored by the Department of Music


élan, “All You Need is Love”

Tuesday, November 27
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Futrell

The Department of Music’s a cappella/vocal jazz ensemble, élan, presents a tribute to the Beatles, all a cappella. Sponsored by the Department of Music


Elon University Camerata, “A Celebration of Light”

Thursday, November 29
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Futrell; Don A. Grady, narrator; W. Thomas Jones, organ

The Elon University Camerata, performs a concert of a cappella works from centuries of choral art in celebration of the holiday spirit. This year’s narrated script features writings from North Carolina poets. Holiday decorations, candlelight processional and Camerata’s singing will warm your heart. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the thirteenth installment of this highly acclaimed program that has become an annual part of our community’s anticipation of the season of light. Sponsored by the Department of Music


IV Hispanic Film Series: The Invisible Hand (La mano invisible)

Friday, November 30
LaRose Digital Theatre at 5:30 p.m.

DAVID MACIÁN / SPAIN / 2016 / 83 MIN
Spanish with English subtitles

An industrial warehouse is turned into a stage. Eleven ordinary professionals are hired to do their work in front of an audience with apparent normality: a mason, a butcher, a seamstress, a teleoperator, a waiter, a mechanic, a computer operator, and a cleaner. Meanwhile, from the darkness of the auditorium, dozens of visitors observe the ‘wonderful’ work show. Work of art, reality show, and macabre experiment: they do not know what they’ve got into, nor who is the hand that moves the strings in that wicked theater.

With impeccable performances, and a surprising ending, the adaptation of the novel by Isaac Rosa is an astonishing parable of work in contemporary society.

Sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures /Latin American Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies/ Sigma Delta Pi/ El Centro / Pragda / Spain-USA Foundation / Secretary of State for Culture of Spain