Lake Mary Nell and the 40-pound fish

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
April 29, 2010

As the trees (and pollen) are in full bloom across Elon’s campus, more students enjoy sitting by Elon’s Lake Mary Nell. While many students today see it as a place to study or to catch some rays, it also has a unique history. Continue reading

Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Oak

Katie Nash
April 15, 2010

Phi Beta Kappa

On April 13, 2010 a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, one of the most prestigious liberal arts honor societies in the country, was established at Elon University.  This is the not the first academic honor society that has been present on Elon’s campus. The Order of the Oak was established by faculty at Elon in 1962 and bestowed privileges of membership to outstanding students at the college.  According to the Constitution of the Order of the Oak, the purpose was “to recognize superior scholarship, to encourage intellectual achievement, and to foster the liberal and critical mind.” Continue reading

Baseball springs into season: A look back at the beginnings of baseball at Elon

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
April 1, 2010

As the Phoenix baseball team is currently fully underway in its season, let’s take a look back at the first baseball team at Elon 110 years ago.

In 1900, baseball became the first sport at Elon College to be approved by the Board of Trustees for intercollegiate competition.  This approval came after two Elon students, George L. Clendenin and J.M. Roberts petitioned the Elon faculty for permission to play an intercollegiate baseball game at Guilford College. Even though the faculty approved this request, it was under strict conditions that the players on the team had to meet. In the first season, Elon played Guilford College twice, once at Guilford and once at Elon. Elon wasn’t able to secure a victory, losing both games by considerable margins. Continue reading