Mark your calendars!
Cronkite, Gergen headline spring events


A visit with Walter Cronkite - the legendary broadcaster will be interviewed onstage in Koury Center in April by David Gergen - is just one of many outstanding communications-oriented events set at Elon University during spring semester. Here's a brief list of some of the highlights of the spring - mark your calendars!

6:30 p.m., February 13: Dr. Patrick Washburn, a journalism professor at Ohio University, will speak on "Suppressing the Fight for Civil Rights: The Black Press, the Double-V Campaign and the U.S. Government in World War II" at Yeager Recital Hall.

Noon, February 14: Scholars from Indiana University will lead a discussion on infringement versus fair use in "Copyrights and Wrongs: The Legal Rights of Copyright Users and Owners in the University Community" in Whitley Auditorium. Beth Cate (J.D., Harvard Law) is a university counsel, and her husband Fred Cate (J.D., Stanford Law) is a law professor at Indiana. They will also host a copyright session for Elon faculty members and library staff members the preceding afternoon.

4 p.m., February 18: Cartoonist Doug Marlette, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, will speak and give a slide presentation on "The Art of Religious Satire" in Whitley Auditorium. Marlette, also a novelist, draws the syndicated comic strip "Kudzu."

March 7-8: Fellows Weekend. More than 160 students applied for the 20 positions in next year's Journalism and Communications Fellows class. Ninety have been invited to visit campus with their parents. Communications faculty members will visit with the students and parents and help to determine which students will be invited to be Fellows.

6:30 p.m., April 8: A Conversation with Walter Cronkite. Former presidential adviser David Gergen will interview broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, who covered World War II for the United Press and joined CBS News in 1950. He was anchor of the CBS Evening News from 1962 until his retirement in 1981. In addition to his ongoing assignments as a special CBS correspondent, Cronkite hosts public affairs and cultural programs for PBS. Admission to this event in Koury Center is by ticket only. Elon students, faculty and staff members will get free tickets.

April 8-9: Communications Advisory Board. The Advisory Board - communications professionals from all over the United States - will gather for a luncheon followed by meetings April 8. On April 9, the university has no classes. Instead, all Communications students are expected to attend two topical sessions with Advisory Board members in the morning followed by Student Undergraduate Research Forum presentations in the afternoon.

4 p.m. April 24: Jan Schaffer, former executive director of the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, will speak about civic journalism in Yeager Recital Hall. Schaffer's visit was scheduled in conjunction with Dr. David Loomis' Project Pericles-funded work to build a report on the Alamance County Latino community for the Burlington Times-News. Late last year, Schaffer stepped down from her Pew position and moved to the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, where she became executive director of a successor civic-journalism project, the Institute for Interactive Journalism, or J-LAB. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.



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