BUILDING THE NEW SOUTH

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE PIEDMONT AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

 
                               



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Elon University is a liberal arts institution with a student population of approximately 5600 located in the small town of Elon, North Carolina. Visitors to the university often comment on  the beauty of its tree-shaded, meticulously landscaped campus, and the campus has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most beautiful. The town of Elon is a few miles from Interstate 40/85 and is located on the outskirts of Burlington, a much larger town with a full complement of restaurants, a shopping mall, and other shops and services. Elon is approximately 25 minutes from Greensboro and 35-40 minutes from the Triangle (Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham). Major airports are located in Raleigh (RDU) and Greensboro (Piedmont Triad International).

To foster collegiality, we encourage participants to stay on campus and are reserving a block of rooms in the Colonnades, Elon’s newest residence hall. The Colonnades is a well-appointed, air-conditioned facility and is conveniently located near the workshop meeting room, library, university dining facilities, and several local restaurants. Rooms are available for less than $200 for the week. The university also operates an inn near the campus (the Acorn Inn) and a variety of  other motels are available nearby for those who plan to bring family members or who wish to stay in other accommodations.The meeting facilities of the university are excellent. The campus has wireless, classrooms are equipped with projectors, and fully equipped computer labs are available in the library and other locations.

Participants will have a banquet dinner the first evening of the workshop (Sunday). Lunch and dinner will be eaten at popular restaurants in Chapel Hill and Charlotte on the two “road trips” participants will take. On two other days, picnic lunches will be served when the group visits local historic sites and museums. For the other meals, participants may dine in the campus facilities which are quite good, or local restaurants in Elon or Burlington. For evening meals, Chapel Hill and Durham are a relatively short drive away on the interstate and are two of the best “restaurant towns” in the United States. They're especially noted for restaurants featuring the "new" southern cuisine. Both towns support a lively arts and club scene. Barbecue lovers should note that Elon is located at the epicenter of a major concentration of barbecue restaurants featured in national food magazines.