Advisory Board spring
slate packed with events


The School of Communications Advisory Board will convene for its annual spring meeting April 1 and 2 at Elon University.

Board members will be guests at the inaugural presentation of faculty awards at an April 1 luncheon that will also honor the first graduating class of Communications Fellows. Elon President Leo Lambert will be on hand to discuss the proposed law school with board members.

Advisory Board members will be the featured panelists at a 3 p.m. April 1 public discussion in Whitley Auditorium titled "Media Concentration: Who Owns What We Watch and Read?" This is an especially hot topic due to Comcast's recent hostile bid to take over Disney. Media concentration has been a focus of recent Federal Communications Commission and Congressional activity. Panelists will include: Jim Hefner, vice president and general manager, WRAL-TV, Capitol Broadcasting; Bill Warren, vice president of public affairs, Walt Disney World Company; Jim Winston, executive director, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters; Deborah Wilson, chief operations officer, The Weather Channel, Landmark Communications; and Graham Woodlief, president, publishing division, Media General, Inc.

An all-school picnic will be spread out Under the Oaks from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. All School of Communications students, faculty and staff are invited to join Advisory Board members for a meal, chat and special entertainment. There will be live music, and student organizations Lambda Pi Eta, RTNDA, SPJ and PRSSA will sponsor a friendly game-show-style competition titled "The School of Communications Presents The Apprentice."

Advisory Board members will have formal meetings and share reports April 2. Part of the morning's events will be a breakfast talk among members about their involvement with Elon. Presenters for that session will be Mary Beth Marklein of USA Today; Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet & American Life Project; WRAL's Hefner, who brought the North Carolina Open Government Coalition to Elon for its inaugural meeting; and corporate communications leader Sunshine Overkamp, who's been involved with winter term.

Board members are scheduled to conduct mock job interviews with graduating seniors April 2, and some board members will speak in courses scheduled for the 10:40 to 11:50 time slot that day.




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