Archive | October, 2011

Freshman appreciates university cultural events

When she arrived at Elon, freshman Sam Mairson planned to complement her formal education with extensive extracurricular participation. What she didn’t anticipate was discovering she wouldn’t have the money to stay. “It was horrifying not having the financial security I thought I was going to,” Mairson said. “I got here knowing that I wanted to […]

Social media boost student employment prospects

After all the time spent writing resumes, cover letters and references, it may only take 140 characters to land a job. At Elon University, students and faculty benefit professionally from using Twitter, the social media tool that boasts more than 230 million posts each day, according to the Huffington Post. “I wouldn’t have this career without Twitter,” […]

North Carolina rap-rocker returns at Fat Frogg

For 18 years Sunny Ledfurd has traveled the country alongside artists such as Kid Rock, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert and Corey Smith. Now, he’s come home. Raised in Cramerton, N.C., Ledfurd returned to his roots to play a show at The Fat Frogg Oct. 8. Music has been a part of his life for as […]

Dave Barry jokes, ‘The future? Forget about it’ at Fall Convocation

He’s driven the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. He’s spoken to Barbara Bush. He’s the namesake of a sewage-lifting station in North Dakota.  He’s rocked out with Stephen King. He’s also won a Pulitzer Prize. Columnist Dave Barry described these accomplishments to students, faculty, staff and alumni at Elon University’s Fall Convocation and the 2011 Baird Pulitzer […]

Elon graduate named executive VP of marketing at MGM

He was a tour guide, a lacrosse player and a Lambda Chi Alpha founding father. He was once an Elon University student finding his way. Now, Doug Finberg, Class of 1994, was named the executive vice president of marketing at MGM on Sept. 6. He manages corporate communications and marketing for the studio that produced “The […]

LGBTQ issues on television can be positive

“They’re just friends.” This is the point the producers of “Sesame Street” insisted in response to an online petition to bring characters Bert and Ernie together in holy matrimony. In August, more than 10,000 people signed the document requesting that PBS host a wedding ceremony for the long-time roommates. Was this group asking the children’s […]