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An Elon education will challenge the
way you see the world and help you
become an advocate for global change.
You will shape the course of your
studies and learn through immersive
experiences. Thats what we mean in
our mission statement when we say
Elon is an academic community that
transforms mind, body and spirit.
Elons curriculum is grounded in the
liberal arts and sciences, and emphasizes
experiential learning through the
universitys signature program, The Elon
Experiences. Each of the five experiences
connects your education to the real world
by putting your knowledge into practice.
Study Abroad Research Service Internships Leadership
Elon supports learning wherever it
occurs. Whether its by developing
challenging programs, or pledging
financial support for you to fully
engage in The Elon Experiences,
Elon provides opportunities for
you to become a lifelong learner.
THE ELON EXPERIENCES
Inquisitive mindsActive learning
9Elon students intern at major corporations. Here's just a sample:
British MuseumCNNCredit SuisseDepartment of DefenseDuke Clinical Research InstituteESPNFood NetworkInterpolLockheed Martin
Metropolitan Museum of ArtMercedes-Benz USAMTVNational GeographicNew England PatriotsPricewaterhouseCoopersThe Colbert ReportThe White HouseVolvo North America
BRENNA HUMPHRIESThis summer I had an awesome
experience interning at Google
Headquarters in Mountain View,
Calif. As an international business
major, it was great to be right in the
heart of Silicon Valley, a ending
weekly meetings with Google
founders Larry Page and Sergey
Brin. As a member of the Online
Sales team, I assisted medium-
sized companies with their online
advertising needs. I also helped
perform various research projects in
order to forecast where the business
is headed. Of course, I enjoyed all
of Googles luxurious bene ts such
as free massages, 5-star dining and
1 of only 7private universities in the U.S. with
accredited schools of
education, law and a chapter
of Phi Beta Kappa, the nations
oldest and most prestigious
academic honor society.
Additional MinorsAfrican/African-American StudiesAmerican StudiesAsian StudiesBusiness AdministrationClassical StudiesCoachingCriminal JusticeDigital ArtEnvironmental and
Sustainability StudiesGeographic Information SystemsGeographyGerman StudiesItalian StudiesJazz StudiesJewish StudiesLatin American StudiesLeadership StudiesMultimedia AuthoringNeuroscienceNon-Violence StudiesProfessional SalesProfessional WritingPublic Health SciencesWomens/Gender Studies*Audition, portfolio or
(Premedical, Pre-veterinary, Pre-dentistry, Pre-physical therapy)
DPTM.Ed.J.D.M.A. Interactive MediaM.S. Physician Assistant St
(beginning January 2013)
Undergraduate SchoolsElon College, the College of Arts and Sciences
Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
School of Communications
School of Education
691 graduate students
5 graduate programs
86% of full-time faculty have
a Ph.D. or terminal
100%classes taught by faculty (not graduate students)
More than 150 student organizations: 25+ honor societies, 23 national fraternities and sororities,
and more than enough activities and clubs to keep
you busy and enjoying
#1 school "Focused on Their
U.S.News & World
One of the nations
top 50 Best Value private
The Leader in
come from 48 states, the District
of Columbia and
57 other countries.
MajorsAcademic MajorsActing (BA/BFA*)AnthropologyApplied MathematicsArt (BA/BFA*) (Ceramics, Digital
Art, Painting, Photography)Art HistoryArts AdministrationBiochemistryBiology Business (Accounting,
Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Dual Degree)
Communications, Media Arts and Entertainment, Communication Science)
Computer ScienceDance Performance and
Choreography (BFA)*Dance ScienceEconomicsEducation (Early Childhood
Education, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special Education)
Engineering Dual Degree (Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, Biophysics/Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies/Environmental Engineering)
English (Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Literature, English Teacher Licensure)
Environmental and Ecological Science
Environmental Studies Exercise ScienceFrenchHistoryHuman Service StudiesIndependent MajorInformation ScienceInternational EconomicsInternational StudiesJournalism (Print/Online
News, Broadcast News)Mathematics Music*Music Education*Music Performance*Music Technology*Music Theatre (BFA*)Philosophy
Physical Education and HealthPhysics Political SciencePsychologyPublic AdministrationPublic Health StudiesReligious StudiesScience EducationSociologySpanish Sport and Event ManagementStatisticsTheatre StudiesTheatrical Design and
Production**Audition, portfolio or
13:1 student to faculty ratio
average class size 21
ALIE GIRVIN Major: Science Education with a Biology Concentration
Meet Alie. Shes a teacher by day and a NCAA conference-
winning track and eld athlete by evening (and weekend). A
super hero? No, she says, her schedule is just great practice for
life as a full-time educator.
Alie was recruited to Elon for her athletic talent, but says it
was the School of Education that sealed the deal.
Teaching is in my blood; there are so many teachers in my
family, she says. I knew it was what I wanted to do; but to be
honest, in the beginning, the thought of standing in front of a
class was terrifying.
As a student teacher, Alie taught biology to a wide range of
learners. She even spent a month teaching AP Environmental
Science. She credits her mentors in the School of Education
with helping her make the leap from an intimidated student to
a con dent educator.
A course in classroom management taught Alie the importance
of exible planning to meet the needs of students who learn in
di erent ways.
The same approach doesnt work with every student. Once I
was in the classroom, I was continually accessing my technique
and thinking of new ways to bring the content to students, she
says. I didnt want to bore my faster learners or leave my
slower learners behind.
Alie says she expected to love working with students but was
pleased to nd she had a built-in support network of Elon
professors and other teachers in her school.
It wasnt always easy. High schoolers want to talk, she says.
But that was another good lesson for me. There will be tough
days, and thats just part of it.
In 2011 Elon will break ground for a new multi-faith center. The center will be a place for prayer, meditation and re ection in the heart of campus, respecting the di ering customs of students' religious and spiritual traditions.
TOORIALEY FAZLY AND MASON SKLUT | Be er Together: A Multi-Faith Community
Toorialey and Mason nd common ground
in the details of daily life. The two men
come from faith backgrounds that can
seem diametrically opposed. And that,
they both say, is exactly the problem.
I feel like whenever you hear about Jews
and Muslims in the media, theyre presented
as enemies, but thats not the case, Mason
says. We really grew up as neighbors.
Toorialey and Mason both have a strong
interest in religion, which led them to the
Be er Together community. They soon
found simply living together was the
perfect impetus to faith conversations.
Toorialey asked Mason about his Hebrew
class, and as Mason began to speak a few
words Toorialey realized he could understand
some of the language. So they kept going.
Linguistic similarities helped Toorialey
decipher about 50 percent of the conversation.
On another day, Toorialey was enjoying a
traditional Afghan dish and o ered to share
with Mason. As they ate, Toorialey told Mason
about the meaning of the ingredients, which
represented the story of Ishmael, a common
gure in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran.
Outside of their room, Mason and
Toorialey enjoy weekly gatherings with
other students. They talk about religious
stereotypes, share knowledge about faith
holidays and learn again and again
that the key to tolerance is education.
There are thousands of similarities
among all of us. Were be er o if we
just focus on those, Toorialey says.
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