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I can’t believe I worked production on a Mick Jagger video. I can’t believe shopped at a grocery store in London with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. I can’t believe I shook hands with Colin Powell and Sandra Day O’Connor. I can’t believe I designed costumes for a stage show. I can’t believe I carried a Degas painting with my own two hands. I can’t believe I worked at the Guggenheim Museum. can’t believe I worked in the storage basement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I can’t believe I worked at Christie’s on 5th Avenue. I can’t believe I saw a play at the Globe Theatre in London. I can’t believe I met Katie Couric. I can’t believe worked on a political campaign in Alaska. I can’t believe I earned a free plane ticket to Spain just for spending 140 hrs in El Centro de Español. I can’t believe I made friends with a family in Morrocco. I can’t believe I developed a reading program at an elementary school. I can’t believe I coordinated a therapeutic riding program I can’ I can’t believe I worked production on a Mick Jagger video. I can’t believe shopped at a grocery store in London with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. I can’t believe Ishook hands with Colin Powell and Sandra Day O’Connor. I can’t believe I designed costumes for a stage show. I can’t believe I carried a Degas painting with my own two hands. I can’t believe I worked at the Guggenheim Museum I can’t believe I worked in the storage basement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I can’t believe I worked at Christie’s on 5th Avenue. I can’t believe I saw a play at the Globe Theatre in London. I can’t believe I met Katie Couric. t believe I started a mock trial team. I can’t believe I developed my own major—war and diplomacy. I can’t believe I did an internship in Geneva for the United Nations. can’t believe I danced for 24 hours straight. I can’t believe I coached soccer for a group of 8-year-old girls. I can’t believe Iparticipated in a protest on Capito Hill. I can’t believe this non-journalism major wrote a column in the paper for more than two years. I can’t believe I sang in St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. I can’t believe I saw the opera Don Giovanni in Mozart’s hometown. I can’t believe it rained on my last year of luminaries. I can’t believe I gave up a semester at Elon to help full time with Hurricane Katrina relief. I can’t believe I started a new allmale a capella singing group – Rip_Chord. I can’t believe I worked in the storage basement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I can’t believe I worked at Christie’s on 5th Avenue. I can’t believe I saw a play at the Globe Theatre in London

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than you ever imagined

One of the hallmarks of an Elon education is learning to

stretch your comfort zone and challenge yourself beyond what you think you can do. By the time you graduate, you should be able to look back at your years at Elon and say to yourself, “I can’t believe I... [you fill in the blank!].” Elon students have plenty of chances to push beyond their own expectations. Just ask senior Mike Donofrio, a political science major who traveled to the Middle East as an intern at the Pentagon and now runs the Model UN group on campus. Or sophomore Kimberly Duggins whose probing questions led to research with her professor, a chance to present at a professional conference and to be published in an academic journal. Or senior Ian Baltutis who teamed up with two friends to start a company they developed while taking an entrepreneurship course in the business school. What will you be like when you graduate from Elon? No one knows for sure, but we guarantee you won’t be the same person who started.


Meghan Bissell Major: Biology Minor: Psychology

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l Elon is a nationa ged leader in enga learning nation’s #1 Elon was named the U.S.News & by ” tch “School to Wa gazine’s 2009 ma the in rt po Re World s” guide. The 70 ge lle Co “America’s Best rsities on the list are colleges and unive eryone should be ev ols noted as “scho watching.” in earns top ratings Elon consistently of ey rv Su l na tio the annual Na nt on each of five Student Engageme nce: lle ce ex benchmarks of challenge ic em ad ac of el • lev rative learning • active and collabo eraction • student-faculty int al experiences on ati uc ed • enriching en us vironment. • supportive camp ger papers, lon ite wr Elon students nta se tions and do make more class pre rk than their wo ive rat more collabo . r-year institutions peers at other fou dy stu to ely lik re mo They are also dergraduate abroad, conduct un e internships. let mp co research and Report ranks U.S.News & World r’s8 Southern maste 11 g on am #2 Elon the top g on am d an s tie level universi nation in these universities in the For” categories: ok Lo “Programs to es, study abroad, first-year experienc aduate rgr de un internships, projects, learning e tiv ea /cr rch ea res ce learning and communities, servi other school senior capstone. No so many top ed eiv rec n in the natio rankings. lue education Elon offers a top va in 2009, both e: ur as by every me e l Finance magazin Kiplinger’s Persona named w vie Re n eto nc and The Pri t tion’s top 50 “bes Elon one of the na The s. tie rsi ive un te value” priva s ke Guide to College 2009 edition of Fis ty, rsi ive t buy” un named Elon a “bes ic quality and em ad ac on d se ba st. co le reasonab

than just knowing the right answers

As an Elon student, you’ll discover that asking questions is a crucial step to discovery. Elon’s active style of learning pushes you to get in the middle of an

issue and examine it

from all angles. When you’re involved, the questions come naturally, and the answers have more meaning. For example, communications students learn firsthand the challenges of promotion on a shoestring budget when their PR agency, Live Oak Communications, takes on a campaign for a local non-profit. Business students learn what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs as they develop, market and sell a product through the Elon Enterprise Academy. And science students explore firsthand the intricacies of the human body in one of the few fully equipped human donor labs in the nation available to undergraduates. But no matter what your major – or your questions – you’ll start with the basics, the arts and sciences. Every student takes general studies courses in mathematics, the natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the arts and humanities. These fundamental courses develop your skills in critical thinking, writing, problem solving and asking better questions.



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n How do aspiring teachers learn to integrate the arts into their teaching curriculum? By taking Fine Arts in Public Schools. For example, students learned to “dance the facts” about Ghana to the country’s traditional folk dances. They also learned how to teach place value and division through a call-and-response chant. n Biomechanics students conduct a detailed kinematic motion analysis of a sports-related movement by using digital videotape and computer analysis software. n Introduction to Econometrics students learn to do sophisticated statistics using SAS. The entire course is taught in the Koury Business Center computer lab. n Students in Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades Teachers run a math homework hotline for local kids in grades K-8. Students learn more about the N.C. standard course of study while giving kids in the community a free resource for math help.

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n Students in Organic Gardening and Sustainable Food Production learn about the seasonal cycle of gardening, as well as how to plan, lay out and harvest their own fruits and vegetables. Visits to small organic farms allow students to put their new skills to work. n Students in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation continue to combine service learning and research as they travel to Bay St. Louis and New Orleans. Students are working with local government officials, libraries, animal shelters, senior centers and food stamp officials. They’ve gutted two houses and helped to rebuild the New Orleans election system. They interviewed hundreds of people, worked during school breaks, raised money and presented their research to the organizations involved. They even adopted three puppies from an animal shelter. n Leisure and Sport Management students taking Programming and Event Management execute a semester-long project for a local non-profit agency. Over the past six years, the classes have raised nearly $25,000 planning, executing and evaluating special events in the community.


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Communications (Media Arts and Entertainment, Strategic Communications, Communication Science) Journalism (Print/Online News, Broadcast News)

4,939 undergrad uates

Elon College, The College of Arts and Sciences

Acting (BFA)* Anthropology Art (Ceramics, Digital Art, Painting, Photography) Art History Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Computer Information Systems Computer Science Dance Performance and Choreography (BFA)* Engineering – Dual Degree (Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Science/Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering) English (Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Literature, English Teacher Licensure) Environmental Studies French History Human Services Independent Major International Studies Mathematics Medical Technology Music* Music Education* Music Performance* Music Technology Music Theatre (BFA)* Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public Administration Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Theatre Studies Theatrical Design and Production* *Audition or interview required

4 hours, 4 weeks, 4 months for more learning!

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Accounting Business Administration (Management, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship) Economics

School of Education

Education (Elementary, Middle, Secondary Teacher Licensure, Special Education, Curriculum) Exercise/Sport Science Leisure and Sport Management Physical Education and Health Science Education

Additional Minors

African/African-American Studies Asian Studies Classical Studies Coaching Criminal Justice Geographic Information Systems Geography German Studies Italian Studies Jazz Studies Latin-American Studies Leadership Studies Multimedia Authoring Non-Violence Studies Professional Writing Public Health Sciences Statistics Women’s/Gender Studies

Pre-Professional Programs Prelaw Premedical

Graduate Programs Business (MBA) Education (M.Ed.) Interactive Media (M.A.) Physical Therapy (DPT) Law (J.D.)

academic calendar: a 4-month fall semester, a 1-month Winter Term and a 4-month spring semester. This distinctive Elon is on a 4-1-4

calendar gives you one additional semester (four courses) by the time you graduate. Most of Elon’s courses are 4

semester hours, which means you take fewer classes per

semester but spend more time in each one. You’ll have time to concentrate on course materials, discussions, group presentations and research instead of worrying about whether you’ll make it to your next class on time! 6

Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences

n offers majors and minors in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural, mathematical and computational sciences n  features 17 academic departments and innovative programs such as engineering and environmental studies n  home of Elon’s four-year general studies program, which sharpens writing, analytical and communication skills n  new facilities include Lindner Hall, which features a quiet reading room, classrooms and faculty offices.

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Accredited by AACSB* n offers majors in accounting, business administration and economics n  emphasis on responsible leadership and business ethics n  students experience hands-on learning through team projects, case studies and undergraduate research n the Ernest A. Koury, Sr. Business Center includes the Reed Finance Center, LaRose Digital Theatre, classrooms, computer labs and space for student research and meetings * The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an international accreditation


School of Communications Accredited by ACEJMC* n offers majors in journalism (print/online news, broadcast news) and communications (media arts and entertainment, strategic communications, communication science) n  students get real-world experience through internships at top media sites around the world n  facilities include two TV studios, 13 digital video editing bays, a professional-quality control room and a film screening theater n  students interact with internationally known speakers such as former news anchor Walter Cronkite, former presidential adviser David Gergen and Pultizer Prize winners Thomas Friedman and Anna Quindlen * Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Elon is one of only 18 private colleges and universities in the nation with an accredited communications program.

School of Education

Accredited by NCATE* n offers majors in elementary, middle grades and special education n   programs leading to North Carolina licensure also offered (French, Spanish, music education, physical education and health, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physics and social studies) n   emphasis on combining sound theory with practical experience to prepare for the professional world n   field work such as student teaching, research and internships as early as the freshman year *The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


y t l u c a f e l b i s s e Acc They are scholars, artists, performers and scientists. They write books,

ch: Elon professors do more than tea

present papers at international conferences, judge competitions and collaborate with other intellectuals around the globe. They are some of the leading innovators in undergraduate teaching.

they inspire, motivate, challen ge, listen and lead But what really sets Elon professors apart is their uncommon accessibility. Beyond the classroom, Elon faculty can be seen continuing discussions over coffee with students long after class is over, cheering them on at sports events, applauding them performing on stage and volunteering shoulder-to-shoulder with them for various social causes. Smaller classes allow professors to spend more meaningful time with each student. Graduates often cite their relationships with faculty as one of the things they liked best about Elon, and many keep in touch with professors long after they’ve graduated.


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n A prolific writer, Dr. Anthony Weston, philosophy, has written more than 10 books on topics such as environmental ethics and creative problem solving. His innovative teaching earned him the university’s top teaching award in 2002, and in 2007 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award. He is in demand as a lecturer and is a frequent participant at international conferences and symposia.

A pioneer in a maledominated field, Dr. Sirena Hargrove-Leak was the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in engineering from the University of South Carolina. Ebony magazine named her to its list of “30 Leaders of the Future.” She is one of Elon’s five Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) scholars for 2007-2009.

n Dr. E. Stephen Byrd, education, traveled to Tamil Nadu, India, to provide instruction and consultation on special education issues at a school for the mentally handicapped. He has given numerous lectures about effective teaching, learning and assessment for students with mental retardation, learning disabilities, autism and attention-deficit disorder.

Dr. Megan Squire, computing sciences, developed an immersive historical role-playing game, The Steampunk Project, to teach technology classes. The game, in which students assume roles in elaborate simulations set in the past, is an experiment in science,

technology and innovation. In addition, Dr. Squire was recently awarded five terabytes of storage space on a selective National Science Foundationfunded computer server to build a “library” of opensource software programs.

n A leading expert in the national transition to digital television, Dr. Connie Book, communications, wrote the first book dedicated to understanding how that transition impacts consumers. Her research has garnered five firstplace awards in the past six years from the National Association of Broadcasters educational group.

n Dr. Tom Arcaro, sociology, directs the university’s Project Pericles, a national initiative of the Eugene Lang Foundation to raise the level of civic engagement and social responsibility among college students. Dr. Arcaro was named North Carolina Professor of the Year in 2007. Colleen Clark Former Periclean Scholar 10

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n As a literary scholar specializing in AfricanAmerican, Caribbean and post-Colonial women’s writing, Dr. Prudence Layne, English, successfully developed and led Elon’s first study abroad program to South Africa. She has traveled to London, Jamaica and Australia to study and conduct research. She recently coordinated an annual medical mission to South Africa for the CaribbeanAmerican Medical and Scientific Association.

Each year, Dr. David Crowe, history and geography, travels to Europe and China to work on several educational, diplomatic and scholarly projects. A consultant to National Geographic Magazine, he has testified before Congress about human rights issues in Eastern Europe. His recent book on Oskar Schindler was a History Book Club selection. Dr. Crowe is a noted authority on the gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia and a former Education Committee member of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

teaching techniques work best. Elon’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) helps faculty become better teachers by offering flexible classroom spaces equipped with n

state-of-the-art electronic resources,

Dr. Hunter Bacot, political science, teaches Public Opinion Polling by directing the Elon University Poll. Bacot guides students through the full spectrum of survey research as they develop poll questions about issues such as the economy, jobs and presidential politics. Students work as interviewers in the computer-assisted telephone interviewing lab on campus and then analyze the results using sophisticated software. Poll results have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post as well as on CNN and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

programs that promote innovative teaching, an environment that encourages faculty reflection and self-evaluation, and an open forum for collaboration and feedback. n Dr. Earl Honeycutt, marketing and entrepreneurship, incorporates international work into his ongoing scholarship in the areas of sales management and global marketing and is the 2008 winner of Elon’s Distinguished Scholar Award. He has led study abroad courses to the Philippines, Australia, England and Japan. He is the lead author of two crosscultural books that address managing and interacting with customers, co-workers and employees in the United States and overseas.

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More than 33 Elon faculty have international scholarly interests. Eight faculty have been Fulbright recipients, and Elon has hosted four Fulbright visiting scholars in the past decade. 11

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Study Abroad Winter Term Courses

Elon is one of the few schools in the nation to offer a fourweek January term. During Winter Term, you’ll concentrate on one four-hour course. It’s a great time to study abroad, do an internship or choose one of the unique courses offered on campus. Taking a Winter Term course each January over your four years gives you an extra semester of coursework, flexibility in scheduling your courses and the chance to add a double major or a minor.

You can choose from more than 25 study abroad courses during Winter Term. Here are a few examples: i Business in the Pacific Rim

Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia serve as the laboratory as students explore how business is conducted in three differently developed Pacific Rim economies. Students meet with business leaders, trade officials and engage in a three-day “live” case study in Australia.

i Ghana: West African History and Culture

Learn about Ghana’s rich history and explore the challenges facing Africa today. Students discuss African literature, attend a traditional ceremony with village elders, visit local craftsmen, learn about village life through family visits and more.

i Ireland: An Introduction to Literature, Culture and History

This course looks at the Irish culture formed from centuries of oppression through the eyes of 20th century writers. Students visit Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Derry and Dublin and study authors such as W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt, J.M. Synge and Seamus Heaney.

i Field Biology in Peru By visiting established field stations, students experience three unique ecosystems ranging from the rainforests of the Amazonian Basin, to high elevation cloud forests, to the driest coastal desert in the world. Students live with the Yine Indians to learn about local cultures and traditions. The class studies the effects of deforestation, mining and El Nin˜o and visits significant Inca sites, including Machu Picchu.

i WWII in Europe: Life in a Time of War

Students explore the events of WWII and its impact on individuals and society on the grounds where they took place. For example, students walk the beaches of Normandy, study the impact on Dutch Jews at the Anne Frank House, hear from a Holocaust survivor about life for Jews in Prague, visit a concentration camp and investigate the resistance efforts of Germans against their own government at the Resistance Memorial.

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e to concentrate Winter Term is a great tim enjoy one of the on one tough course or ly offered during on many unique courses examples: this term. Here are a few (archaeology) From the Ground Down phy Experiments in Photogra rds Ignite Images Story Magic: When Wo d Gene Therapy The Future of Cloning an nchise Managing a Sports Fra Advanced Yoga The Beat Generation

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s r u o Y r e t n e C Ground your education with rea l-world experience

There’s just no substitute for experience. Elon emphasizes five the

programs, collectively called

Elon Experiences, that put you front and

center. These programs connect your education to the real world by providing you with firsthand experiences. Think of them as your education reality check. The Elon Experiences add dimension to your degree and help you transition to life after college. They foster a sense of depth and perspective as well as a desire to contribute to society. Elon will even track your progress with the official Elon Experiences Transcript, which documents your participation in these five programs. The transcript says so much more than just a degree certificate. It helps you stand out when applying for jobs or graduate school.

Katie Strickland Major: Sociology Minors: Anthropology, African Studies


Dana Wolff Major: Exercise/Sport Science Minors: Biology and Psychology

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Argentina Australia Austria Barbados Brazil Chile China Costa Rica Denmark Dominican Republic Equador England France Germany Ghana Greece Guam Guatemala India Ireland Italy Japan Mexico New Zealand Peru Poland Scandinavia Scotland Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Turks and Caicos Islands

Imagine yourself catching a plane to your next class, snorkeling with giant sea turtles for a field trip or interviewing Pacific Rim executives for a case study. Regardless of your major, studying abroad adds a unique dimension to your education and your understanding of the world around you. And global understanding is critical for tomorrow’s leaders. It’s easy to read about economic challenges in other parts of the world, but when you travel to Guatemala, for example, and talk with people about the need for affordable housing, you’re not just studying economics, you’re making a connection you will never forget. Elon students are eager to see the world from a fresh perspective. Nearly three out of four graduating seniors have spent at least one term abroad. When you study abroad, you prove you’re an independent, resourceful go-getter who can handle a few bumps in the road — important qualities to prospective employers.

Seanna Baird Major: Exercise/Sport Science Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Human Services


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Elon Experiences

According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), nearly half of all Elon seniors have worked with faculty on research outside of course requirements. NSSE tracks data from 380,000 students at 722 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

Intellectual curiosity is the fuel that sparks Elon’s undergraduate research program. Team up with award-winning faculty mentors to dig deeper into topics that pique your interest. With the extensive research facilities on campus, such as Belk Library or McMichael Science Center, as well as the expertise of your faculty mentor, you have the tools to pursue

original scholarship and Whether you spend a semester, summer or year investigating your topic, you can present your project at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum in the spring. You may take your findings to regional, national and even international conferences, giving you valuable professional experience defending your research and meeting top colleagues in your field.

Eryn Gradwell Major: Communications


Summer Research Fellowships

The SURE (Summ

er Undergraduate Research Experience) Fe llows spend eight wee ks as full-time co-res earchers with faculty men tors. They receive st ipends and on-campu s housing. Students compe te for SURE fellowship s, which are awarded ba sed on an application and proposal prepared collabo ratively with their men tors.

When motivated students team up with faculty experts, the results can be very exciting. Last year, more than 170 students made presentations at Elon’s Student Undergraduate Research Forum, SURF, a daylong event each spring celebrating research at Elon. Here are a few examples of recent student presentations: IM, Therefore I Am: Teens’ Social Use of the Internet Cardiovascular Stress Profiling of NCAA Division I Collegiate Athletes The Peace of Wild Things: An Ecofeminist Reading of Refuge Foreign Election and the Press: Newspapers as a Disseminator of Foreign Policy Parent-Child Interactions During Storybook Reading Associations Among Male Body Image, Perceived Masculinity and High Risk Behavior Historicizing the Supernatural: Creating Place Through Stories of Supernatural Encounters in London The Macroeconomic Effects of the “Medicaid Notch” The Influences of 18th Century French and Italian Opera on the Musical Compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Art of Video Games in Japan


s p i h s n r e t In Elon Experiences

Get your foot in the door. Gain experience. Network. Try on a career to see if it’s a good fit. For these reasons and more, 80 percent of Elon students participate in internships. Internships are powerful learning and r´esum´e-building experiences that give you exposure to your chosen field. Plus, you’ll make contacts that can lead to your first careerlaunching job. The experts at the Career Center are eager to help.

Kristen Kennedy Communications Fellow

Elon Career Center You can access the experts at Elon’s Career Center to help you explore careers, gain experience, prepare your self-marketing package and implement a job search or graduate school plan. Even after you graduate, you’re welcome at the center. The services and resources of the center are available to all alumni. Here are a few examples of what the Elon Career Center offers:

Personalized career counseling R´esum´e critiques Mock interviews Job fairs and workshops Networking opportunities Information on graduate school Online career resources, including employer databases and an alumni network


Mike Donofrio Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow Major: Political Science/International Studies

As a sales and marketing intern for the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA team), Amanda Arnet helped plan events, conduct market research and improve her writing skills — a perfect fit for this corporate communications major with a minor in leisure and sport management.

You can create your own internship or apply for one through the Career Center. Students in all majors intern at top corporations and organizations around the world:

With the help of Elon’s Career Center, students are landing impressive internships. Here are a few examples: n Alison Hatfield spent a semester in New York City working for Cosmopolitan magazine as a photo research assistant.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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n Claire Campbell, a biology and environmental studies major, worked in an industrial enzyme lab as a research and development intern with Novozymes Biologicals.

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Urban Promise Ministries

Honda Motor Co.

n Journalism major Alyse Knorr wrote feature articles at the Greensboro News & Record, a daily paper with a readership of 200,000. n Austin Dodd, a business administration major, captured a glimpse of life in the investment division of a large private bank when he interned at UBS Financial Services in Atlanta.

Fleishman-Hillard Mercedes-Benz, Poland


John Hancock Financial Network

The Anna Freud Center, London

SAS Institute

Miami Police/Marine Patrol Dateline NBC The Washington Center

Muscular Dystrophy Association Charleston Battery Cabin Creek Films

n Political Science major Erin Moffet worked on a grassroots presidential campaign helping with large-scale events.

Cisco Systems

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Boston Celtics

Cosmopolitan Magazine

n Leisure and Sport Management major Joshua Cranfill assisted the president of the North Carolina Wheelchair Hockey Association during his Winter Term internship.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

United States Tennis Association

U.S. Embassy, Beijing

n Kaitlyn Callahan used her assignment desk internship at News 12 Long Island to help her decide whether to change her major to communications.

The Late Show with David Letterman


Richard Childress Racing

The Weather Channel

American Kennel Club


Lockheed Martin

The Baltimore Sun

Sports Illustrated

Young & Rubicam

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Elon Experiences

Distinguished Visiting Professors of Leadership Since 2004, Elon has hosted an annual Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership who spends several days sharing leadership insights with students.

Leadership is not just a talent, it’s a skill to be learned and practiced. That’s why Elon encourages you to spend four years in the Isabella Cannon Leadership program. This

Bill George, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School and former chair and CEO of Medtronic, Inc.

highly effective leadership skills training program is divided into four phases (for your four years) emphasizing self evaluation, collaboration, change and working toward “the common good.” Throughout the program you will put these skills to work in class, as a leader in student organizations or as a leadership studies minor. Complete the program and you will have earned the distinction of graduating as an Isabella Cannon Leader.

Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey governor and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator David Gergen, former presidential adviser John Alexander, former president, Center for Creative Leadership

Inter nati ona such as th l leaders and sc holars ese visit campus meet wit and h studen ts:

Former Se cretary of State Colin Powell Ehud Bara k of Israel The late Be nazir Bhutt o of Pakista n Queen No or of Jorda n Archbisho p Desmon d Tutu Former Pre sident Geo rge H.W. B ush Former ast ronaut and U.S. Senato Holocaust r John Gle nn survivor an d Nobel Pe ace Prize w Retired U.S inner Elie W . Supreme Court Just iesel ice Sandra Primatolog Day O’Con ist Jane Go nor odall Former CB S anchor W alter Cronk ite

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Leadership development Elon’s Center for Leadership offers resources for students and organizations to sharpen their leadership skills. Leadership speakers Leadership for Lunch Elon Challenge (ropes course) Leadership institutes Organizational consulting and assessment


Elon Experiences

e c i v Ser Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or a newbie, getting involved in Elon’s service programs is easy. Elon Volunteers! is a student-run organization that matches your interests with community needs. You choose how much time you want to commit — from an hour every week to spending spring break on a service trip. Service learning is a tangible way to integrate what you learn in the classroom and help the community at the same time. At Elon, you’ll find education majors tutoring kids who are struggling to read, accounting majors auditing financial reports for local nonprofits, and journalism students creating publications for community organizations.

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Kernodle Center for Service Learning Service trips

International (Honduras, Dominican Republic, Cambodia) Domestic (Bay St. Louis – Hurricane Katrina relief, Appalachian Mountains) Semester breaks (domestic and international trips) Fake Break (mini break between Winter Term and spring semester) Weekends

Elon is one of 10 universities to accept a challenge from the Eugene Lang Foundation to provide a learning experience that inspires students to answer the call of social responsibility. The initiative, called Project Pericles, is a natural fit and builds on Elon’s strengths of student engagement and community service. Students selected for Elon’s Periclean Scholars program choose a three-year class project designed to spread awareness of a cause and to inspire action. Class projects include HIV/AIDS awareness in Namibia, Africa, malnutrition in Honduras and poverty in Chiapas, Mexico.

Annual events

Blood drives Make-a-Difference Day Special Olympics Various Walks and 5Ks Easter Extrava”can”za (canned food drive) Take Back the Night (rally against sexual assault/violence) and more…

Ongoing programs (weekly or biweekly) Tutoring Mentoring Adopt-a-Grandparent KopperTop (therapeutic horseback riding) EV! Coaches (coach soccer and basketball for local kids) Humane Society Family Abuse Services and more…

eets Volunteering m in active learning y several Elon stud In abroad courses. studying 2009, students and African history did culture in Ghana observe more than just untry; life in another co orked they actively w dents’ to improve resi e 32 quality of life. Th eir students and th ian professor, Dr. Br nstruct Digre, helped co nut industrial-sized gers shellers so villa iently could more effic ts, shea shell the peanu ns and nuts, coffee bea are used other nuts that ence for both subsist . and commerce

Chris Ford Major: Broadcast Communications Minor: Religious Studies


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If you’re the kind of student who likes to read further, experiment boldly or learn at a fast pace, you should consider one of Elon’s prestigious Fellows Programs.

Honors Fellows For students in any major*

Elon College Fellows

These six distinctive programs will take your education to the next level, challenging you to think in new ways and find creative solutions to problems. They offer solid preparation for the rigor and independence of graduate school.

For majors in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and natural sciences*

Communications Fellows For students majoring in print/online news, broadcast news, media arts and entertainment, strategic communications and communication science

Benefits include:

Business Fellows

n scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 annually for selected students in each program

For majors in business administration, economics or accounting

Teaching Fellows

n exceptional faculty mentoring, innovative courses, a $1,000 study abroad grant, and experiences such as paid research assistantships or internships

For North Carolina and out of state students who aspire to be outstanding educators

Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows For students in any major who wish to maximize their leadership potential*

n eligibility for special housing in a living-learning community just for Fellows. Admittance to Fellows programs is selective and requires a special application, available online and due January 10.

Elon Fellow?


Students who plan to major in engineering have a very specific three-year curriculum, which precludes participation in any of the Fellows programs

Michael Koslow Business Fellow

For more information about these premier academic and scholarship programs, visit fellows or call 800-334-8448 and ask for the Fellows brochure. A special application is required. 26

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Honors Fellows n Experience the challenge of interdisciplinary Honors seminars. n Get a broad perspective on the arts and sciences with team-taught courses. n Work with a faculty mentor to develop a thesis, which you may choose to present at professional conferences. n Live with other Honors Fellows in a traditional residence hall or in the William R. Kenan Jr. Honors Pavilion in the Academic Village. n All 40 Honors Fellows receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable annually based on academic performance and participation in the program. This is in addition to the Presidential Scholarship of $4,500 annually. Each year, one Honors Fellow is selected as the William R. Kenan Jr. Honors Fellow and receives a full tuition scholarship.

Elon College Fellows n Explore the arts and sciences through a series of seminars and discover how different disciplines look at an issue from multiple perspectives. n Travel to Washington, D.C., during a unique Winter Term course showcasing the arts and sciences in action. n Become an Arts and Humanities Fellow, a Social Science Fellow, or a Math and Science Fellow depending on the major you choose. n Work with faculty mentors on creative, discovery-based projects in your area of interest. n All of the 50 Elon College Fellows receive scholarships valued at $3,500 annually. Two Baird Premed scholarships of $3,000 are awarded each year. These scholarships are in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.


Teaching Fellows n Deepen your knowledge of U.S. history as you take a Fellows bus tour of historic sites along the East Coast. n Study in London or Costa Rica for a semester while you intern at a state-run school. n Learn how to become a leader in education as you take a Washington Center seminar in the nation’s capital during Winter Term. n Get classroom experience in local schools beginning your first year.

Business Fellows

n Teaching Fellows receive a $6,500 scholarship renewable annually. North Carolina Teaching Fellows receive an additional $6,500 from the N.C. Teaching Fellows Commission as well as the N.C. Legislative Tuition Grant ($1,950 for 2009-2010).

n Learn what it takes to run a successful organization through site visits to area businesses during your first year. n Take one course each semester offered exclusively to Business Fellows and collaborate with other Fellows on group projects.

n Explore international business through a distinctive Winter Term study abroad experience. n Help manage a financial services firm that invests part of the university’s endowment during your senior year.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows, who must be North Carolina residents and U.S. citizens, are selected in a statewide competition conducted by the N.C. Teaching Fellows Commission and must teach for at least four years in North Carolina public schools after graduation or repay a portion of the scholarship funds

n Seven of the 25 Business Fellows are awarded scholarships valued at $3,500 to $4,000 annually. This is in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.

n Elon admits 25 North Carolina Teaching Fellows and one national Teaching Fellow annually. Music education majors must also complete a department audition in conjunction with their admission to Elon.

Communications Fellows

Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows

n Take challenging Fellows courses such as Communications in a Global Society and Digital Media Convergence.

n Attend an early orientation for new Fellows and a fall retreat that focuses on identifying leadership styles.

n Team up with other Fellows to work on special projects with professional equipment in state-of-the-art facilities.

n Explore leadership in courses such as Group Dynamics and Leadership, Ethics and Decision Making or Organizational Psychology: Investigating Leadership.

n Visit major media centers such as Los Angeles and Atlanta to learn how the communications industry operates.

n Develop your leadership potential as you participate in Elon’s unique four-year Isabella Cannon Leadership Program.

n Establish your professional presence in the field by doing original research or a presentation in your area of interest for your final project.

n Examine topics such as leadership in the Civil Rights Movement during a special Winter Term travel experience.

n Five of the 25 Communications Fellows receive scholarships valued at $3,500 annually. This is in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.

n Five of the 25 Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows receive scholarships valued at $2,500 annually. This is in addition to any Presidential Scholarship received.


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Elon takes new student orientation seriously. Families are often amazed at how the Elon community pitches in to welcome freshmen to campus. Students, faculty and staff help you move into residence halls, and special orientation groups help break the ice and give you a head start settling in to campus life. Four summer programs give students a jump on getting to know other freshmen. And a fall semester course, Elon 101, gives you a comfortable place to ask questions and discover Elon’s nooks and crannies. Freshmen are further united by a Common Reading, a book that all freshmen read before they get to campus.


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Elon 101

Adjusting to colleg e can be c hallengin g. That’s why more than 97 p ercent of freshmen take Elon 101, a fun advis ing and orientatio n course offered fall seme ster. You’l l talk about top ics such a s study styles, ho w to get involved on camp us, roomma te issues a nd more. Yo ur Elon 1 0 1 professor will serve as your aca demic ad v iser until you declare a major.

First-year Summer Experiences

4 ways to get to know other freshmen before you start classes Adventures in Leadership is an outdoor experience designed to develop your teamwork skills as you rock climb, rappel and raft the New River in West Virginia.

Discovery takes you to Virginia, where you will learn about leadership and the environment as you hike the Appalachian Trail and canoe on the Shenandoah River. Pre-SERVE gives you the chance to live in a residence hall with other incoming students as you work with Habitat for Humanity and do other service projects. Quest is designed for interfaith understanding and exploration. You’ll travel to Atlanta and visit places of worship for several major world religions. You’ll spend time with leaders of those traditions, learning their history, practices and beliefs. Quest is offered by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

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An Elon University education is a springboard to success. Students find their niche in one of the university’s 51 majors and leave as adults prepared for leadership, service and success. Award-winning professors help students discover their passions, and a tight-knit alumni network connects graduates across the globe. Elon’s success is getting noticed. The university consistently tops the lists of the best colleges and universities in the country, and was ranked #2 among 118 Southern master’slevel universities in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” guide.

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone

The first African-American woman to compete in professional drag racing A National Teacher of the Year A Pulitzer Prize winner The staff assistant to the U.S. Speaker of the House An Emmy Award-winning writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” An FBI agent The star of a traveling Broadway show A winner of a Fulbright grant The head coach of an ACC men’s basketball program The chair of obstetrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine A Peace Corps volunteer in Africa One of the “10 most Powerful People in College Sports” The Oscar-winning producer of “The Silence of the Lambs”

All these alums have one thing in common: applying to Elon was their first step.

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Prop your feet on your desk. Dig into pepperoni pizza oozing with cheese. Fire up your laptop and start studying. Dorm life is not like anything you’ve likely experienced before. Sharing close quarters with someone, whether it’s someone you’ve never met or a lifelong friend, comes with challenges and rewards.

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Elon is pumping up efforts to be good stewards of its resources. Campus dining uses Greenware, a 100% compostable product made from corn. The dining halls are trayless because research shows that students throw away less food when trays are not used. Plus, more locally grown produce is being purchased.

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Major sustainability efforts on campus range from using bio-diesel buses for campus shuttle service and hybrid Zipcars students can rent to using “green� practices for new construction and pond water for watering campus lawns. Even simple changes make an impact, such as replacing incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent ones, increasing the number of recycling receptacles around campus and encouraging everyone on campus to turn off lights, adjust thermostats and take shorter showers.

The Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies promotes international understanding on campus. The Cannon Centre provides special orientations, monthly activities and host families for international students. Next door to the Cannon Centre, students, faculty and staff learn conversational Spanish, cook traditional meals or just hang out in the relaxed atmosphere of El Centro de Español. Elon’s emphasis on international education is widely recognized. The university was one of four schools to receive the 2007 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

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A study by The Education Trust ranks Elon in the top 2 percent of U.S. master’s-level schools in four-year graduation rates for African-American students.

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Do what you enjoy, and you’ll end up meeting others who share your interests. Plus, it’s a great way to let off steam, fuel a passion, build new


skills, gain perspective, light up the stage, lend a hand, get fit, have fun!

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Alpha Delta Om ega (human service s) Alpha Kappa De lta (sociology) Alpha Psi Omeg a (theater) Beta Beta Beta (biology) Beta Gamma Sig ma (business) Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek) Gamma Theta Upsilon (geography) Kappa Delta Pi (education) Lambda Pi Eta (communicatio ns) Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics) Omicron Delta Kappa (academics an d leadership) Order of Omeg a (Greek) Phi Alpha Thet a (history) Phi Beta Delta (international) Phi Eta Sigma (fr eshmen) Phi Kappa Phi (general scholarship) Pi Delta Phi (Fre nch) Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences) Pi Mu Epsilon (m ath) Pi Sigma Alpha (political science) Psi Chi (psycholo gy) Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish) Sigma Iota Rho (international) Sigma Tau Delta (English) Theta Alpha Ka ppa (religious studies )

Frater nities Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Sigma Lambda Chi Alpha Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Chi Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Pi

Sororities Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Delta Delta Delta Delta Sigma Theta Phi Mu Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Kappa Sigma Sigma Sigma Zeta Phi Beta Zeta Tau Alpha

Media Colonnades (literary magazine) ESTV (student televis ion) Live Oak Communica tions (student PR agency) The Pendulum (newspaper) The American Adve rtising Federation Phi Psi Cli (yearbook ) WSOE (radio)

Performance Actors Improv Group Ballroom Dance Clu b Camerata Chamber groups an d combos Chorale Elán Elon’s Finest Jazz Ensemble Fire of the Carolinas Marching Band Jazz Lab Just Dancing Around Opera Workshop

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Elon is in the middle of North Carolina and in the middle of everything. Concerts, sporting events and even Broadway shows are just a short distance away. Greensboro 30 minutes west Chapel Hill/Durham 45 minutes east Raleigh 1 hour east Winston-Salem 1 hour west Charlotte 1 hour 45 minutes southwest Mountains 2 hours west Beaches 3 hours east

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Aiki-Bujitsu (martial arts) Baseball Cycling Equestrian Field Hockey Golf Men’s Lacrosse Men’s Rugby Men’s Soccer Roller Hockey Ski and Snowboard Softball Swimming Tennis Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Women’s Basketball Women’s Lacrosse Women’s Rugby

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Call the Office of Admissions at 800-334-8448 to plan a campus visit. Information sessions and student-led tours are offered weekdays and Saturday mornings.


Open House Attending an Open House is a great way to visit Elon. Programs include tours of the campus, questionand-answer sessions with faculty and staff, and sessions on study abroad, student life, financial planning and more. Senior Fall Open Houses for 2009 are: Saturday, October 31 Saturday, November 21 Individual campus visit appointments are not scheduled on Open House days.

Directions to campus Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140. Visit our Web site for detailed driving directions and for links to area accommodations.

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Elon University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff or the operation of any of its programs. Students with documented disabilities may request in writing reasonable special services and accommodations. Questions should be directed to Ms. Susan Wise, disability services coordinator, Duke 108H, (336) 278-6500. The university’s Section 504 coordinator for students and Title IX coordinator is Ms. Jana Lynn Patterson, Moseley 206, (336) 278-7200. The university’s Section 504 coordinator for applicants and current employees is Mr. Ronald Klepcyk, 314 W. Haggard Ave., (336) 278-5560. In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, complete information regarding campus security policies and programs and campus crime statistics is available upon request from the Director of University Relations, 2030 Campus Box. Information regarding completion and graduation rates may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or at

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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Permit No. 1 Elon, NC 27244-2010 Elon offers 51 majors in the fields of business, communications, education, and the arts and sciences. Master’s degrees are awarded in business administration, interactive media and education. Doctorates are offered in physical therapy and law. Elon is nationally recognized for active learning programs called the Elon Experiences: internships and co-ops, study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership and service learning. Elon’s 16 varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference (I-AA in football). U.S.News & World Report ranks Elon #2 among 118 master’s-level universities in the South in its 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” guide. To arrange a campus visit, call the Office of Admissions at 800-334-8448 for an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.


Elon’s 4,992 undergraduates come from 43 states and 51 other countries.

Office of Admissions and Financial Planning 2700 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244-2010

Elon was founded in 1889 and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The university is situated on a 575-acre campus in central North Carolina adjacent to Burlington.

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Elon University Viewbook 2009  

A comprehensive guide to undergraduate study at Elon University in Elon, NC.