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!
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.