salute to good work
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
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
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.