Beautification of downtown Elon

Jacob Chitwood – Class of 2011

April 28, 2011

Downtown Elon prior to the beautification.

While enjoying the recent springtime weather, it’s difficult to ignore the frequent reminders of Elon’s recent commitment to new and exciting construction projects. The evidence of change seems to be everywhere. Roped off crosswalks, bustling construction sites and strategically placed signs that preview each new building all represent Elon’s continual efforts to update and improve their current image. This task of remodeling itself, however, is not new to the Elon community.  Continue reading

Confusion at an opera

Miriam Pace – volunteer in Archives
April 11, 2011

Newspaper headline from M&G Feb.8, 1947

On February 12, 1947, the New York City Civic Opera Company came to Elon College to perform two operas, “Rigoletto” and “Carmen”. They came complete with an orchestra, singers and a corps ballet ensemble. At least 350 students and townspeople were in attendance for the first opera, ready to absorb some culture – even though they were really not too familiar with the genre.  Programs and librettos were available at the door of Whitley Auditorium, so the audience settled down to what was sure to be a real treat. Continue reading

Elon Softball: celebrating 35 seasons

Jacob Chitwood – Class of 2011

April 5, 2011

1978 Softball team. Jackie Myers '78 pictured sliding to base.

The ping of an aluminum bat, the soft thud of the catcher receiving a pitcher’s fastball, the cheers of encouragement from teammates and fellow students. Hearing these sounds on a cool, spring afternoon next to a well manicured patch of grass can only mean one thing: the Elon softball team is back in full swing. Continue reading