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STUDENT SHOWCASE

A salute to good work

Our students produce video projects, news articles, research papers and other works in class and through student media that deserve a wider audience. With their permission, we showcase some of their work here.

For example, in the aftermath of September 11, three Elon students decided to travel across America with one of our digital video cameras during Winter Term and record how regular people reacted to the tragedy. To the sounds of Perry Como singing "Try To Remember," the 30-minute video shows the World Trade Center site and movingly intersperses the reactions of Americans from sea to shining sea. Click here to view an excerpt of the video produced by Mary Taylor (pictured left in the photo).

In an Elon study supported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, professors and students collected the predictions experts were making about the future of the Internet in the years 1990 to 1995. The completed work is a database from which people can access thousands of historic files from the Net's start (http://www.elon.edu/predictions). In another Pew-underwritten project, a professor led students in a detailed study of family use of the Internet for one week in one neighborhood. The nation's largest-circulation daily newspaper, USA Today, devoted a full page to highlighting the research findings of these Elon students (http://www.elon.edu/pew/oneweek).

On the national level, Elon Communications students present research at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. A majority of the students' travel costs are paid by the university. Students also make dozens of research presentations annually at Elon University's Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF).

Students are eligible to apply for Elon grants (including SURE and Rawls grants) to underwrite research projects; there is an expectation that research projects will be completed in many courses; and motivated students have the opportunity to collaborate with professors in research studies.

Check out other student work or student media web sites by using the links to the right.





Student media
Video projects
News features
Student research
Student organizations

School of Communications 
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E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  10/19/04
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