Elon’s campus gets a facelift

 

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Despite the looming summer heat, construction workers restore one of Elon’s brick walkways. With good strides of progress, the path outside Long Building will be completed before students return for the fall semester. This is one of the many renovation projects on Elon’s campus.

 

 

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Lake Side Views

DSC_1019 On the shore of lake Mary-Nell looms an angelic swan. One the many scenic views on Elon Universities campus where many indigenous fowl just like the students are enjoying the calming weather before school starts.

Updating Elon’s oldest building

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July 2017, Elon University — David Morales smiles despite the afternoon heat after installing new air conditioning in West Hall. Morales, a student of mechanical engineering, has been working this summer to update the residence hall, located in Elon’s Historic Neighborhood. It is the oldest building on campus.

Tread on the cobblestone

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Pedaling on- William (left) and Spencer decide it is a nice day for a bike ride near the Alumni Gym on Elon Universities campus. Students and many locals take their time to enjoy the universities beautiful campus known for its historical buildings and bright flowers.







 

Brick by brick

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Lining Elon University sidewalks, bricks are dedicated to decades of alumni who participated in Martin Alumni Center’s Pave the Way campaign, “Brick by Brick.”  These personal bricks allow senior and alumni donors to leave a permanent mark on campus with their name, graduation year and on campus affiliations.

Getting in their steps

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Prospective students and parents walk under the beloved brick archways of Alamance Building on a tour of Elon University’s campus. The Office of Admissions estimates 30,000 visit campus each year. 

Splish splash

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Spouts of water arch over the Fonville Fountain in front of the Alamance Building in Elon University’s Scott Plaza on a hot July afternoon. Construction of Scott Plaza and Fonville Fountain is frequently cited as a turning point in the development of Elon’s modern campus.

 

Graduate “Tendon”cies

The high pitched squeak of shoes gliding across the fresh waxed floor followed by the rythmatic thump of the basketball going up in down the court fill the air at the camp Dexter Jenkins has been working at these past few months. Yet the only sound that occupied his head were the jarring thoughts of his future.

Dexter graduated in 2016 from Western Carolina; shortly after graduating he spent a lot of time applying for different jobs. With little success he soon began to focus his time on basketball, his favorite sport. Dedicating this last year to his craft also gave him a lot of time to figure out his long term goals.

Reluctantly, Dexter met up with a old friend who recently graduated from the imedia program at Elon University who recommended the experience. Keeping his options open Dexter applied for the program while also continuing to improve his craft in sports. Incidentally though, after playing a pick-up game, Dexter tore his Achilles tendon and was bedridden for three weeks.

“I felt as though this was my sign.”

Dexter proclaims, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel he sees this otherwise tragic defeat as a sign that he should go back to school. Now here in the program he hopes to take advantage of everthing Elon has to offer. Like most graduates, Dexter went through a time of confusion and frustration figuring out what is next in his life. Although he got his answer in a robust way, he now has the chance to learn in a new environment and gain knowledge few people get.