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The Center for Design Thinking launches “Elon By {Your} Design” initiative

August 3, 2021

“Elon By {Your} Design” is headed for Elon 101 courses this fall. This workshop assists students in the creation of a holistic Elon plan, reflecting the balance of academics, experiences, and student wellness. Design Thinking Student Catalysts lead the workshop through hands-on activities and discussions.

Do You Want to Take Charge of Your Health?

April 21, 2021

Associate Professor Svetlana Nepocatych and Lecturer Liz Bailey and their students are developing an intervention program for the fall to help interested individuals take control of their health behaviors to positively impact health. To tailor the program to the specific needs and interests of our community, they are seeking input from employees of Elon University.

Elon hosts Mental Health Summit

September 19, 2019

The two-day summit will provide an opportunity for the university to introduce its “Act-Belong-Commit” Framework for a mentally healthy Elon.

Flu vs Cold 

March 5, 2019

Is It A Cold or the Flu?

With the official start of flu season upon us, it is important to the know the differences and steps you can take to stay well and prevent the spread of germs.


Spring Ahead – March 10

March 5, 2019

It's that time again! Are you ready to "spring forward"? Or are you already dreading Sunday, March 10, when daylight saving time begins? Well, you're not alone. Losing an hour's sleep can take a toll on anyone – kids, teens, adults, seniors – and can even affect our pets. But there are ways you can make the transition easier for yourself and your family. You just need to plan ahead. Here are a few tips for surviving the time change:

  1. Reset your body clock gradually. Starting a few days before the time changes, shift your bedtime routine ahead 15 minutes or so each night. This method works for folks of all ages, and our nonhuman family members, too.  
  2. Skip the Sunday afternoon nap. Even a quick nap will make it harder to get the sleep you need that evening.
  3. Make quality sleep a priority. The beginning of daylight saving time is the perfect time for a refresher on good sleep habits like these:
    • Turn off all electronics, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs.
    • Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 4 to 6 hours before bedtime.
    • Exercise regularly. Even moderate exercise like walking can help improve the quality of your sleep.
    • Allow 2 to 3 hours between meals/snacks and bedtime.
    • Set the scene for restful sleep. Your bedroom should be cool, dark and free from distractions.

By following these tips and planning ahead, you'll be ready to enjoy that extra hour of light starting March 10.

Daylight saving time is a great time to change the batteries in your home smoke detectors (if they're not hardwired) and test them to make sure they're working properly.