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M.S. in Management program will enroll first class in August 2015

Elon University announces an accelerated, full-time program with concentrations in corporate communications and organizational analytics. 

Colin Donohue '05, Emily Hines '15 discuss social media integrity at local school

A School of Communications staff member and student emphasized empathy and the permanence of the Internet to high school students at The Burlington School.

Three professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows

A fellowship created by Elon University in 2008 will help support excellence in ongoing research and creative work by Janna Anderson, Heidi Frontani and Tom Henricks.

Elon students provide media support for the Global Action Summit

Four students and one professor provided video and social media coverage to this annual summit of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers in Nashville. Two more Elon students and one Elon alum attended as well.

School of Communications publishes Fall 2014 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 10th in the history of the Elon Journal.

Elon Local News, alumni honored at RTDNAC luncheon

Elon Local News is named the Best Student Newscast in the Carolinas, and three Communications alumni are also recognized for their journalism and production efforts.

American Advertising Federation honors two Elon students

School of Communications seniors Marisa Moody and Erin Turner have both been named to the AAF's Most Promising Multicultural Students Program, a highly selective annual award for college students with exceptional academic and professional achievements.

Students present entrepreneurial ventures at Triple Impact Challenge

More than 50 students presented entrepreneurial ventures that offered solutions to social issues or ideas for a business opportunity.

Anthony Hatcher publishes article about WWII veteran on Huffington Post

The associate professor of communications interviewed 92-year-old J.C. Nethercutt, a WWII vet who was Hatcher's neighbor when he was growing up in eastern North Carolina. Nethercutt, who served as an ambulance driver in the Army, nearly died in a mishap a few days after landing on Normandy in 1944.

School of Communications campaign launched at New York gala

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headlined the public kickoff of fundraising for Elon’s new communications facilities.

 

Dean shares site plan, animation for School of Communications expansion

Fly-through of new building showcases how it will frame part of Elon's campus.

Elon School of Communications represented at high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and ran a sponsorship table at a convention that featured more than 6,100 students.

Pendulum wins several awards from college media organizations

Students also presented a session and blogged about their experiences during a student media conference in Philadelphia.

In My Words: Ben Bradlee's greatness was found in his commitment to the truth

Using stories from his own interactions with the journalistic legend, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored a reflection for regional newspapers on the October death of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

Pendulum hiring for all positions for 2015

Elon's student-run news organization is accepting applications until Nov. 19 for dozens of open spots.

Elon senior to compete in 2015 National Miss Plus USofA Competition

Yasmine Arrington competes next August in Seattle on a platform of mentoring and supporting children of incarcerated parents.

Communications Fellows participate in media tour in Atlanta

Twenty-seven students met with alumni and viewed the operations of several media organizations.

Elon & Pew Research look at the chances of major cyber attacks

The latest research by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and Pew Internet examines the threat to national security by cyber attacks.

Brian Williams, Michael Radutzky talk about Elon students

The two prominent journalists lauded School of Communications students as 'curious' and 'humble.'

Campus community celebrates School of Communications campaign

Plans for a new academic complex excited alumni, students and faculty who gathered Friday to help launch a fundraising drive that, once complete, will allow Elon University to double the amount of campus space dedicated to the School of Communications.

Live Oak Communications seeks account supervisors, creative coordinators, other positions

The communications agency is looking for qualified students to fill key roles for the spring of 2015.

Julie Lellis, Lucinda Austin present research at PRSA conference

The Communications professors participated in a panel discussion and poster session.

In My Words: Teaching my dad a lesson

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark authored a newspaper column that reflects on the relationship she shares with her father and her recent efforts to teach him social media best practices.

Dan Haygood publishes column in South Bend Tribune

Communications associate professor pens piece about Notre Dame's history with the ACC.

International LLC wins annual mural competition

The mural on the second floor of Global Neighborhood D depicts a Phoenix with words in different languages and flags from around the world.

Elon students attend PRSSA national conference in Washington

The Elon students met with 1,000 PRSSA members during Fall Break and had opportunities to learn about public relations professionals and to network and make contacts for the future.

Elon senior invited to White House program on children of incarcerated parents

Yasmine Arrington's "ScholarCHIPS" program has provided 17 scholarships to date to children whose parents are imprisoned, and her work both on and off Elon University's campus has caught the attention of nonprofit leaders and government policymakers.

Senior Communications student presents research at journalism history convention

Katie Blunt '15 discussed media framing of Hitler's early years.

School of Communications Homecoming Activities - Oct. 17

The School welcomes alumni back to campus with a reception and discussion of expansion plans.

Elon celebrates National News Engagement Day

The School of Communications organized events that encouraged students, faculty and staff to interact with the news.

Historic Neighborhood dines with President Lambert and faculty members

President Leo M. Lambert and four Elon professors led dinner conversations on Oct. 6 with students from the university's Historic Neighborhood who wanted to share the lessons they learned from Fall Convocation.

New Elon-Pew study predicts "killer apps" of the future

World tech experts predict telepresence, virtual reality and highly personal information apps are ahead in the next decade of high-speed Internet development.

Students converse with Pulitzer Prize winners in lunchtime Q&A

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the first married couple to win journalism’s highest honor, took questions from Elon University students Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium conversation on the education of girls, their roles as storytellers and the “white savior complex.”

Pulitzer Prize winners encourage audience to seek 'solutions for change'

Elon University’s Fall Convocation and Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Oct. 2, 2014, featured Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband-and-wife journalists who shared ways for people to make a difference in battling global challenges like poverty, sex trafficking and lack of educational opportunities.

U.S. Open fundraiser builds Elon scholarship fund

Five sport and event management majors helped manage a concession tent during men's and women's golf championships this summer in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and proceeds from their effort will benefit a scholarship program for Elon students completing sport and event mangagement internships.

Doug Kass' documentary signed for domestic, international distribution

The award-winning 'Emptying the Skies' will also be screened at two upcoming film festivals.

Derek Lackaff presents paper at Oxford Internet Institute

Communications assistant professor discussed the Better Reykjavik project, which deals with participation and collaboration in city governance.

In My Words: Boy, time flies

After his only child moved away this fall to college, Associate Professor Thomas Nelson writes in regional newspapers about the passage of time and how life fulfillment must now come from new sources.

Communications Advisory Board makes fall visit to Elon

Eighteen board members were in attendance to hear about the future of the School and to speak to students.

Elon's PRSSA chapter learns about using LinkedIn strategically

The guest speaker was Marianne Brigola, assistant director of Career Services for the School of Communications, who shared her knowledge with about 45 student members.

School of Communications advisor shares generational research

Jack MacKenzie, president of Magid Generational Strategies, discussed the youngest U.S. generation, called "The Plurals" in a Sept. 18 lecture.

Documentary by Elon alumni & current student wins film festival award

Mason Sklut ’14, Maggie Sloane ’14 and Sergio Ingato ’15 co-produced "BrocKINGton," which premiered in September at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

Lucinda Austin publishes article in Public Relations Review

Communications assistant professor's research examines emotional responses to organizational crisis.

Paul Castro featured on Fox 8 'Newsmakers' segment

Associate professor discusses moviemaking and other experiences.

Professor's book goes behind the scenes of sports broadcasting

"Total Sportscasting: Performance, Production, and Career Development," co-authored by Max Negin in the School of Communications, features an overview of jobs behind and in front of the camera.

Elon's Paul Parsons now nation's longest-serving communications dean

Parsons joined the Elon University administration 13 years ago as the founding dean of the School of Communications.

Vanessa Bravo co-authors article in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

The article compares the official communication of the governments of El Salvador and Colombia to, and about, their diaspora communities.

Lucinda Austin publishes article in Journal of Health Communication

The assistant professor of communications used eye-tracking technology to determine how people pay attention to nutrition labels.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship

More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.