Archive | November, 2011

Students teach peers through ‘Burst the Bubble’ program

This January, Elon University students will have the option to take classes on dance, pop culture and art. They will also have the opportunity to teach them. Elon’s Burst the Bubble program, a series of mini-courses offered during Winter Term, was started by now-retired Lela Faye Rich, director of Academic Advising and Career Services, five years ago. […]

“The Talk”

Today I had a sex talk with a stranger. Well, sort of. I met with the PR/marketing coordinator at the Museum of Sex this afternoon to get advice about the industry and internships. I’ve been on the fence between journalism and public relations recently, and this conversation complicated the debate. He started by describing his […]

And so it begins…

  Welcome to the new home of all things Rebecca. I’ve been on hiatus for a few months, getting acclimated to life at a new university. But now it’s time to get back on track, which means blogging, filling out internship applications and reducing my Pop-Tart intake. Stick around for the ride!

Women’s basketball looks to improve after first win

The Elon University women’s basketball team kicked off its regular season with a 70-46 victory against Virginia Union University Nov. 12 in Alumni Gym. But for head coach Charlotte Smith, her first season with the Phoenix still looks like a challenge. “It feels great to get the win,” Smith said. “We’re excited. But when I […]

Hillel Shabbat serves hope for global hunger

  “Elon” is the Hebrew word for “tree” or “oak tree,” a piece of trivia that students, faculty and staff quickly learn after arriving on campus. But on Nov. 11 members of the community focused on a different phrase in the traditional language of Judaism. “Tikkun olam” is a Hebrew saying that means “repairing the […]

Distinguished Elon faculty receive research fellowships

Three Elon faculty members have been awarded senior faculty research fellowships for the next two academic years to pursue extensive study in their fields. The recipients will be rewarded a two-course reassignment, as well as $2,000 per year in research funding. Kevin Boyle, Megan Squire and David Crowe were selected by The Presidential Task Force […]

Report illuminates history, helps healing

Imagine a shooting within walking distance of Elon University’s campus. It was an experience all too real for Cynthia Brown, who was a student at Bennett College in Greensboro Nov. 3, 1979, when five were killed and more injured during a civil rights demonstration. Brown was one of six panelists who spoke Nov. 3 about […]

Young talent wins first place in national film contest

It only took a chalkboard, camera, computer and four hours to earn $1,000. In September, IntelliVOL, a web-based tracking and reporting system for community service hours, sponsored a scholarship contest for high school students. Western Alamance High School junior Eric Lewis took home first prize for his two-minute chalkboard animation. “I thought I’d have a […]

Pinterest allows new form of expression

With Twitter and Facebook, it seems like life events do not happen unless a status update announces them. But the world of social media got a facelift, with the 2010 beta launch of digital bulletin boards that are gaining momentum on the Internet. Pinterest, a network of users who post photos to personal collections, or […]