of color, history
August 2000, the School of Communications moved into a beautifully
renovated building with stately white columns on the outside and
state-of-the-art computer labs and TV studios inside.
We're in McEwen, named for long-time Elon trustee Iris Holt McEwen.
Built in 1968, McEwen served as the campus library until Belk
Library with its impressive colonnades was completed in January
2000. McEwen then underwent a dramatic transformation in becoming
the new home for the School of Communications.
We like a splash of color, so our main-floor hallway features
carpet and walls in the primary colors of red, green and blue.
Each classroom also features a wall in one of the three primary
Amid all the color and new technology are reminders of our history.
Historic front pages in the hallway tell the stories of Lindbergh's
flight across the Atlantic and Neil Armstrong's first step on
the moon. We also display memorabilia from Elon graduate Marjorie
Hunter, who covered the White House for The New York Times. Movie
posters in the hallways and stairwell remind us of former Elon
students Kenneth Utt (who won an Academy Award for producing "Silence
of the Lambs") and Martin Ritt (who directed the Oscar-winning
film "Norma Rae" and 26 other films).
Use the navigation links at the right to come on a visual tour
with us, floor by floor.