News

Elon’s '30 Minutes' show wins College Television Awards Emmy

The student news program was recognized in the magazine category of the 37th College Television Awards presented on May 25 by the Television Academy Foundation.

School of Communications places in Top 20 in Hearst competition for third straight year

Journalism students paced Elon in a prestigious national contest often called the "Pulitzers of college journalism," which is open to students from 100 accredited schools.

Two students, alumnus named SPJ national award winners

The School of Communications notches four national wins and two national finalist nods in Mark of Excellence competition.

Two communications professors present at ICA conference in Japan

Assistant Professors David Bockino and Qian Xu shared their respective research highlighting a variety of topics, including new institutionalism and journalism education, smartphone usage, and the online discussion in China regarding genetically modified foods.

Luke LeSourd ’13 wins regional Emmy Award

The senior producer for the Redskins Broadcast Network was recognized on June 25 at the 58th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy Awards ceremony.

Tony Weaver Jr. '16 named 2016 Echoing Green Fellow

The spring Elon graduate is honored by the international nonprofit organization for his work to create positive media images of black men and other minority groups.

iMedia graduate examines collaboration while developing virtual workspace platform

Kelly Foran ’15 G’16 was accepted this summer into a startup accelerator program run by Groundwork Labs, a Durham-based organization that helps entrepreneurial ventures get off the ground.

Andrew Riley ’14 wins two regional Emmy Awards

An associate producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s PBS show, "Georgia Outdoors,” Riley and his colleagues were honored on June 11 at the 42nd Annual Southeast Emmy Awards in Atlanta.

Elon alumnus captures fifth regional Emmy Award

Mitch Pittman ’09, a reporter at KOMO-TV in Seattle, was recognized on June 4 at the 53rd annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards.

David Bockino utilizes Kindle platform for Myanmar narrative

The assistant professor in the School of Communications examined the Southeast Asian nation’s rise from the ground level, spending two-plus weeks exploring what has quickly become one of the world’s most enticing tourist destinations.

Alexa Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson and Tammy Cobb co-author article in service-learning journal

The Elon University researchers published their findings examining how faculty members have turned to academic service-learning to expose students to diverse client populations.

Lucinda Austin, Barbara Miller co-author article in Social Marketing Quarterly

The School of Communications professors explored how the Coca-Cola Company uses social media to promote corporate social initiatives.

Strategic communications students conduct research for Graham startup incubator

Lecturer Hal Vincent’s “Strategic Research Methods” course took classroom theory and applied it in a real-world setting to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and economic sustainability in Alamance County. 

Anthony Hatcher publishes essay on student encounters with the 'other' in Religion and Media class

Communications associate professor Anthony Hatcher's work was published in the Raleigh News & Observer and based on experiences of students in his course.

Faculty, staff and families celebrate seniors at graduate receptions 

The one-hour school receptions allowed students to introduce parents to faculty mentors, laugh with friends and celebrate personal transformation.

 

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2016

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s COM and SEM seniors and their families with a May 20 reception on Manfuso Plaza.

Communications graduates of 2016 boast wide variety of post-commencement jobs, educational experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2016 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

2016 Interactive Media master’s class charged to become 'change agents'

Angela Connor, an executive vice president at Capstrat, a leading strategic communications firm in Raleigh, shared her personal and professional insights with members of the Master of Interactive Media Class of 2016 during a May 19 graduation ceremony.

Interactive Media students exhibit innovative thesis projects

The evening before their Commencement ceremony, graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program hosted the annual iMedia Capstone Exhibition, presenting their yearlong projects to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

Michelle Alfini ’16 honored by AEJMC

The journalism major’s award-winning work brings light to human rights violations surrounding this summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil.

Elon junior places fifth in national reporting competition

Junior journalism major Tommy Hamzik was recognized for his story chronicling the death of an Elon football player and subsequent reaction from the campus and community.

Two communications majors selected for Scripps Howard internship program

Atoria Mills ’17 and Bryan Anderson ’18 will earn summer grants and scholarships. 

Paul Parsons elected ACEJMC vice president

Parsons and new president Peter Bhatia, who is editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, will begin their roles in September.

Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist to deliver Baird lecture

Kathleen Parker, a syndicated columnist and popular commentator on news shows, will give the Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture on Oct. 4.

Interactive Media students set to showcase thesis projects

During their annual Capstone Exhibition, students in Elon University’s Interactive Media master's program will present their semester-long projects on May 18 to local professionals, faculty, family and friends.

SEM class, Student United Way chapter assist nonprofit initiatives

Members of the “Facilities and Venue Management” course, offered by the Department of Sport and Event Management, and Student United Way chapter volunteered this semester with several United Way of Alamance County events.

Fifty students inducted into communications honor society

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted a May 4 induction ceremony, with Associate Professor Naeemah Clark serving as the event’s keynote speaker.

SEM Department celebrates majors, alumnus at senior banquet

During the May 3 awards ceremony, Jeremy Recoon ’16 received the Major of the Year Award and alumnus Christopher Bayly ’08 served as the evening’s guest speaker, highlighting his career in the sports consulting industry.

Communications alumni honored, faculty participate at BEA conference

Seven School of Communications faculty and staff members attended the 2016 Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas, where a recent interactive media graduate and cinema and television arts major were presented with awards.

Project Palooza showcases SEM students’ research

The Sport and Event Management Department hosted its spring 2016 Project Palooza, displaying student work conducted during the semester.

CELEBRATE! Profile: Leena Dahal '17

A strategic communications and international studies major conducted research on global internet leaders' plans to reach everyone, everywhere. 

School of Communications publishes spring 2016 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 13th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Journalism major earns Best Writer Award at NABJ workshop

Alex Ofori ’17 participated in a four-day multimedia workshop at North Carolina A&T State University, receiving instruction from experienced faculty members and industry professionals.

Communications students discuss research at 2016 SURF sessions

Students and faculty members of the School of Communications participated in the 23rd annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, sharing their scholarship with the Elon University community.

SEM class co-hosts fundraiser benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Department of Sport and Event Management course partnered with Elon Athletics and the Office of Student Activities to host an April 23 block party in conjunction with a busy afternoon of on-campus sporting events.

Elon senior receives Fulbright to teach English in Turkey

Christina Daniels-Freeman ‘16, a strategic communications and international studies double major from Durham, N.C., will spend nine months teaching English in Turkey as part of a federal program that promotes mutual good will between people of the United States and people of other nations. 

Staff, faculty and alumna participate in global education conference

Five members of the Elon University community and one School of Communications graduate attended the 12th annual conference of The Forum on Education Abroad.  

Troy Senkiewicz ’98 receives Outstanding Alumnus Award

The Los Angeles-based technology consultant noted that his connection to his alma mater continues to grow with every passing year, thanks to the friends and mentors he found on campus.

School of Communications recognizes outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 21 to recognize high achievement from students and faculty during the past academic year.

Elon Sales Team finishes top 10 in National Collegiate Sales Competition

Two seniors’ performances earned Elon University seventh place overall in the nation’s largest sales role-play competition. 

Cara McFadden organizes programming, presents at NIRSA conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management played a prominent role in the collegiate recreational sports organization’s April conference, serving as program chair and facilitating five presentations and workshops.

School of Communications leads nation in number of UNC PhDs

The Elon University School of Communications is home to more Ph.D. graduates from UNC’s School of Media and Journalism than any other program in the nation – a fact discovered as the UNC school celebrates 50 years of doctoral education.

Elon students place second in RiverRun’s Pitch Fest

A film by School of Communications students Amory Parks ’16, Lauren Duncan ’17 and Jacky Shacknow ’16 captured second place in the 2016 RiverRun International Film Festival’s Documentary Pitch Fest, a student competition judged by industry experts.

Communications majors compete in NAB Show’s ‘War on the Floor’

Rajat Agarwal ’16, Sky Cowans ’16 and Andrew Steinitz ’17 will face off against teams from Clemson University and Fort Hays State University in a student video competition hosted during the 2016 NAB Show, held April 18-21 in Las Vegas.

Hal Vincent moderates panel of Triangle advertising leaders

The School of Communications lecturer co-led a conversation featuring creative directors from many of the leading agencies who discussed the state of the advertising industry.

Five School of Communications students present research at NCUR

Nicole Miller ’16, Tara Wirth ’16, Xernay Aniwar ’17, Leena Dahal ’17 and MaryClaire Schulz ’17 shared their research projects at the largest undergraduate interdisciplinary conference in the country.

Alumni, Pendulum students named regional winners in journalism competition

Al Drago '15 was honored with four regional wins in photography categories.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Woodward to headline Elon's Fall Convocation

The celebrated Washington Post investigative journalist will speak on Sept. 29 in Alumni Gymnasium.

Cara McFadden presents at NASPA conference, delivers Numen Lumen talk

The assistant professor of sport and event management tackled a variety of topics during two March presentations, covering student leadership development as well as the importance of resiliency and renewal.

Communications Advisory Board makes spring visit, tours construction

Fourteen board members and guests visited campus April 8 to share their professional insight and receive an up-close look at the school’s facilities expansion.