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Volume XXV, Number 3
Informing the Elon College Community
Response to AMrmadve
Annual Festival of Oaks
Campus Security: How safe
An exclusive interview with
Blessid Union of Souls
Women’s Soccer scores
shutout win over Liberty
Football record at 3-0 with
win over N. Alabama
Elon Service Day a hit with students
The sound of wailing guitars and crashing drums reverberating off
the walls of the unfinished Belk Library greeted the close of the first Elon
Service Day, Sunday, Sept. 19.
Hundreds of students spent the day volunteering in and around the
Elon College community, then congregated on the Koury Center lawn for
a cookoUt and concert featuring Montgomery Burns Band opening for
Blessid Union of Souls.
The service day was ajoint project between the Student Government
Association (SGA) and Elon Volunteers!
“We had a number of students doing work in the community and
showing people that we do care,” SGA Executive President John Gardner
said. Gardner conceived the project as a way to get students involved in
volunteer work while rewarding the campus with a fun activity.
“We had a good variety of students who participated,” Rebekah
Gardner, student coordinator of Elon Volunteers!, said.
“We got a lot of ideas from John Gardner on how to get groups
involved, not just individuals.”
see SERVICE DAY, page 5
The first Elon Service Day was held Sunday,
Sept. 19. Elon students participated in
numerous volunteer activities in and around
the Elon College community, then enjoyed a
concert and cookout in front of Koury Center.
The concert featured local Elon favorites
Montgomery Burns Band opening for Blessid
Union of Souls.
Above, Brian Wiltsey, lead singer of
Montgomery Burns Band, jams with bassist
Brian Keating during their set. Right, lead
singer Elliot Sloan of Blessid Union of Souls
rocks out before a crowd of hundreds.
For more photos from the Elon Service Day
concert, see page 18.
All photos: Emily MacDonnell/T/ie Pendulum
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Cannon donates $1 million
Endowment to fund International Studies Center
Dr. Earl Danieley and Dr. Isabella Cannon
Isabella Cannon has helped
Elon College strengthen its com
mitment to international study
through her $1 million donation to
endow the Office of International
The gift was announced dur
ing the inauguration of Leo M. Lam
bert as the eighth president of Elon
College Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Cannon’s gift will go towards
strengthening Elon’s already out
standing international programs.
Ranked second in the nation
among comparable schools in the
percentage of students who study
abroad, 46 percent of Elon’s 1999
graduates engaged in study over
seas sometime during their time at
“During the past decade Elon
College has made great strides in
providing opportunities for its stu
dents to gain an understanding of
world affairs and cultures,” Lam
“To keep pace with the rap
idly changing world events, the
college needs to enhance and up
grade its international programs.”
see CANNON, page 5