work of two Elon University School of Communications students was
accepted for presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communications Southeast Colloquium in Little Rock, Ark.,
paper is titled "The Presence of Explicitly Theological Words in
Successful Christian Music." The work was developed from a Senior
Seminar project and completed while she was enrolled in an Independent
paper is titled "Shaping the Next Generation of Newspaper Readers."
She began work on the project thanks to a summer research grant
given through Elon's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.
For more details on this program, which is open to all Elon students,
were mentored in their research by Dr. Connie Book. "The pinnacle
of the teaching experience for me is when my students are able to
apply what they've learned in the critical examination of an aspect
of the media that captivates their interest," said Book. "In both
of these accepted research papers, students became active scholars
versus passive learners, a true indicator of their future success."