The Accrediting Council
on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications will send a site-visit
team to assess Elon University's School of Communications Oct. 23-26.
104 programs in journalism and mass communications at colleges and
universities in the United States and one at a university outside
the country. ACEJMC does not rate units or put them in any rank
order. The listing of a unit as accredited indicates that the unit
has been judged to meet high standards. That judgment is rendered
after a self-study prepared by the faculty and administration of
the unit and an independent evaluation of the unit by educators
and practitioners. The faculty and staff of the School of Communications
at Elon are undertaking its self-study this academic year - led
by Dean Paul Parsons, Associate Dean Brad Hamm and Department Chair
Don Grady - expect Elon to eventually join the select group of fewer
than 20 private universities that are currently accredited.
To get a PDF list of ACEJMC standards for accreditation, go to:
members in the School of Communications were awarded summer fellowships
and grants from the university's Faculty Research and Development
Committee. Recipients of summer fellowships include Kelli Burns,
David Copeland, Vic Costello, Michael Frontani and Jessica Gisclair.
Harlen Makemson has been awarded a summer research grant.
to be added, upgraded in labs
and additions will be made to McEwen labs in the next few weeks.
Quark XPress will be added in the McEwen 002 lab. DVD Studio Pro
will be added to McEwen 205. Upgrades of 1 GB of RAM will be made
on the G5s in McEwen 108. In addition, 256 MB compact-flash cards
are being added to digital cameras.
grads win NCPA awards
journalism graduates Andi Petrini and Katie Beaver were honored
at the 2004 North Carolina Press Association awards. Petrini,
of the Independent Tribune in Concord, N.C., placed third in features
page design and was also a member of a trio that took third place
in the special section category for the "2004 Progress Edition:
People and Places in Cabarrus County." Beaver,
of the Statesville Landmark & Record in Statesville, N.C., took
third place for sports feature writing. Her winning story was about
a teenage soccer player from Statesville who survived a bus crash
in Paris in the spring.