Timon McPhearson, “Urban Futures: Transforming Cities for Resilience and Sustainability”

Monday, November 4
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 7 p.m.

Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series

Timon McPhearson is associate professor of urban ecology, director of the Urban Systems Lab and research facility at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York City. He is also a senior research fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and associate research fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. He studies the ecology in, of and for cities to advance resilience, sustainability and justice. He co-leads the U.S. National Science Foundation “Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Related Events” Sustainability Research Network in the U.S. and Latin America and the ENABLE project in Europe, and teaches courses on urban resilience, urban socialecological-technological systems and nature-based solutions.


Department of Performing Arts presents
“Damn Yankees”

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Jerry Ross

Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. all shows

Directed by Doug Hall; Choreographed by Deb Leamy; Music direction by Valerie Maze

Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway sendup of love and the American pastime. Based on the novel, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, “Damn Yankees,” the Broadway mega-show and winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score and a devilish book have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available beginning October 3 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For ticket information, call (336) 278-5610.


Diwali Celebration

Wednesday, November 6
McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion, 6 p.m.

The Hindu festival of lights commemorates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.  Experience Elon’s celebration of the spiritual holiday through traditional food and dance as well as songs and stories from students, faculty, staff and community members. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. 


Elon University Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

Wednesday, November 6
Yeager Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Percussion Ensemble’s exciting fall concert will feature the music of contemporary composers. Directed by Mariana Poole, 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.


Student Juried Art Exhibition

Thursday, November 7

Isabella Cannon Room, Center For the Arts, opening reception, 5:30 p.m.

The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition represents some of the strongest art selected from currently enrolled Elon University students. This exhibit is coordinated and executed completely by the students enrolled in Art 380: Professional Practices in Art. Exhibition continues until Thursday, December 5.


Techtronica Fall Concert

Friday, November 8
Elon Taphouse, 10:30 p.m.

Techtronica is an ensemble focused on the use of technology in musical performances of popular music. The ensemble realizes studio productions on a number of unconventional instruments including computers, synthesizers, samplers, turntables, digital instruments and loopers, to name a few. As a result, Techtronica is able to showcase students in live performances of electronic musical styles such as house, trance, techno, breakbeat, dubstep, trap, pop and hip-hop. Sponsored by the Department of Music.


Faces of Homelessness Panel

Monday, November 11
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: “What should be the future of consumer genetics”

Tuesday, November 12
Fat Frogg Bar & 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). In November, Eric O’Neill and Mike Schmiederer from LabCorp, will discuss consumer genetics. Information is available at https://www.facebook.com/TectonicPlatesScienceCafe.


Elon University Chorale Fall Concert

Tuesday, November 12
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.


Liza Donnelly, “Drawing on Humor for Change”

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

Liberal Arts Forum Lecture

Liza Donnelly is an American cartoonist and writer, best known for her work in The New Yorker and as resident cartoonist for CBS News. Donnelly is creator of digital live drawing, a new form of journalism wherein she draws using a tablet and shares impressions and visual reports of events and news instantly on social media. She writes and illustrates a regular column for Medium on politics and global women’s rights and is author of 17 books.


Department of Performing Arts presents the Fall Dance Concert

Thursday – Sunday, November 14-17
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.; Nov. 15 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 16 at 2 and 6 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Artistic Director: Renay Aumiller

The Fall Dance Concert features Elon BFA dance majors performing original work by faculty, guest artists and select students in a creative and entertaining show. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning November 7 at elonperformingarts.com or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.


Elon Phoenix Winds Fall Concert “Wind Band Classics”

Thursday, November 14
McCrary Theatre, 7:30pm

The Phoenix Winds will perform a variety of repertoire for wind band including works by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, Michael Colgrass, Rolf Rudin, Satoshi Yagisawa and Masamichi Amano. Sponsored by the Department of Music


2019 Intersect Diversity and Leadership Conference

Friday – Saturday, November 15&16
Moseley Center, Check-in begins Friday at 2 p.m.

Intersect is a 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. The 2019 Intersect keynote speaker is Payton Head, activist and former president of the University of Missouri Students Association. Register at www.elon.edu/intersect by November 1. Admission is free and open to all Elon students, faculty and staff. $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. 


Elon University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Saturday, November 16
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The jazz ensemble, under the direction of Rusty Smith, will perform a diverse repertoire of jazz classics and new standards to celebrate America’s unique musical art form. Sponsored by the Department of Music.


Elon Orchestra Fall Concert

Tuesday, November 19
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Director Thomas Erdmann opens his 16th season as director with guest soloist and Elon faculty member Cora Palfy singing Heitor Villa-Lobos’ hauntingly beautiful Aria (Cantilena). Also on the program will be the full string orchestra version of Beethoven’s Cavatina from his last string quartet (considered the greatest piece of chamber music ever composed) and Saint-Saens’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah. Sponsored by the Department of Music.


Elon Electric Ensemble: Fall Songwriter Showcase

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

Featuring original songs written and performed by students in the Music Production & Recording Arts program. Sponsored by the Department of Music.