students from across the United States were guests at Elon's School
of Communications Fellows Weekend March 7 and 8. The students and
their parents were treated to campus tours and special activities
during their stay.
of Communications hosted a social event the evening of March 7 at
which prospective fellows planning to enter Elon in the fall of
2003 were given the opportunity to meet faculty members, talk with
current Communications Fellows and visit with representatives of
campus media organizations such as WSOE, The Pendulum and ESTV.
March 8 was
a workday for the fellows candidates, as they took part in individual
interview sessions with Elon faculty members and each attended a
class and wrote about it. Twenty fellows will be selected from the
90 applicants. These sessions, in addition to the students' high
school records, participation in media-oriented activities and test
scores, help determine who those 20 fellows will be.
A number of
the fellows, but not all of them, receive a Fellows Scholarship.
Communications Fellows are expected to be leaders in the classroom
and are required to be active in campus media and Journalism/Communications
organizations. They begin their studies in a common Elon 101 course
and in honors sections of Communications in a Global Society and
Digital Media Convergence. They are expected to participate in the
university's study abroad program, and they are awarded a travel
grant. Fellows are also enrolled in a special section of the capstone
Senior Seminar course and are expected to complete an undergraduate
research project in that course.