Volume 29, Issue 12
November 13, 2003
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Homecoming builds Elon spirit
Tim Rosner / Asst. Photo Editor
Junior Zachary LaurHzen and senior Cara Catalfumo were crowned king
and queen during halftinne of the football game Saturday afternoon.
The 1951 Appalachian State
University football team finally
received a meal that was long-
overdue last weekend. The lunch
was just one of the many get-
together events that rounded out
the university’s Homecoming
“Here they were 52 years later
to get the meal they missed in
1951,” said David Hibbard,
director of Elon’s news bureau.
After a loss to Elon in 1951,
ASU was forced to leave Elon
without being served a custom
ary post-game meal hosted by
the home team. A fire in the din
ing hall’s kitchen where the meal
was to be prepared forced the
team to head home hungry.
According to Hibbard, the
idea for the make-up meal started
with a casual remark made about
the lost meal by a former team
member visiting campus to
President Leo Lambert. Lambert
vowed to offer a make-up dinner
this year when ASU retumed to
Saturday afternoon the mem
bers of the 1951 team were hon
ored with a barbeque luncheon
on the green outside of Rhodes
Even though the Phoenix was
not able to hold down the
Mountaineers this year, students
and alumni who retumed to cam
pus still participated in a wide
variety of Homecoming events
Homecoming, which was
organized by Alumni Relations
and the Student Government
Association, provided events all
weekend for both alumni and
Kristi Durham, the SGA
director of Homecoming, said
“We’re trying to start new tradi
tions this year.”
One new event, held before
the pep rally on Friday, was the
Walk and Talk from Fonville
Fountain to Rhodes Stadium.
The highest participation award
went to Epsilon Sigma Alpha,
with Alpha Chi Omega receiving
the award for being the loudest.
A skit night was also held for the
There were also more tradi
tional events. At the football
game Saturday, Zach Lauritzen
was named Homecoming king,
and Cara Catalfumo received the
crown for Homecoming queen.
At Friday’s pep rally, Elon’s
Finest performed preceding a
fireworks display. The intermis
sion of that night’s theater pro
duction, “Anything Goes,” hap
pened to coincide with the fire
works. Alumni and students in
McCrary Theatre could enjoy the
display without the actors miss
ing a beat.
Though Homecoming is usu
ally a Greek event, according to
Durham, there were many non-
Greek participants. The Black
Cultural Society, two area coun
cils from Residence Life and
Elon’s Finest were some of the
groups involved this year.
Lisa Ratliff Roper, assistant
alumni director, helped to plan
many of this year’s new events.
She said reunion parties were run
differently this year. Instead of
having tables for each class set
See HOMECOMING p. 6
Elon Experiences transcripts
now available through OnTrack
Slow 911 response raises concern
Asst. News Editor
Elon Exp)eriences transcripts are now
available online, making it easier for stu
dents to plan experiential learning activities
as they schedule their academic careers.
“Elon students have always been very
involved,” said Rex Waters, assistant dean
of students. “We want to encourage stu
dents to apply what they learn to the com
munity, abroad or wherever they choose.
We want to ask students, ‘How are you con
necting what you are studying with actual
Elon has received national attention for
its commitment to engaged laming. For
the fourth year in a row, the National
Survey of Student Engagement recognized
Elon for actively engaging students with its
See ENGAGED p. 6
Sunday at about 1 ;50 a.m. seniors Carrie
Strunsky and Julia Whicker woke up to
strange noises outside their house at 518
Lebanon Ave. They saw two cars in their
driveway and a person running by their
They immediately dialed 911 and were
told an officer would be dispatched.
But at 2:15 a.m. the Town of Elon Police
had not responded, and there were still peo
ple outside the house.
Town of Elon Police Chief LaVell
Lovette said there is no report that an offi
cer was called to 518 Lebanon Ave.
“We don’t show up if we were never
given the call,” she said.
Because 911 calls go to the Alamance
County Sheriff’s Department first and are
later directed to Town of Elon Police,
Lovette said it is possible they never alerted
Elon officers to visit the scene.
Lovette said she issued a request for the
See IGNORED p. 6
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