News

Horizon Media Info Session - Oct. 25

4:15 to 5:15 p.m., McEwen Communications Building 212

HanesBrands Career Trek - Nov. 8

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Winston-Salem

The Fund For American Studies Info Session - Nov. 1

4:15-5:15 p.m. Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Engage Your Passions, Power Your Lives: Department of English Career Event - Nov. 6

4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Lakeside Meeting Rooms, Moseley

Nonprofit  Leadership Trek - Oct. 26

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Greensboro, NC

Information session for study abroad in Beijing, China - Oct 22

Elon’s affiliate partner, The Beijing Center, will be on campus on Monday, Oct. 22.

Elon contingent publishes research on social support of injured student-athletes

Elon alumnae Alexis de Groot ’17 and Sydney Brown ’18 partnered with faculty members Tony Weaver and Eric Hall to conduct a qualitative study and collect in-depth information on the perception of social support provided to student-athletes rehabilitating injuries.

On the big screen: student-produced commercial to run nationally at Regal theaters

As part of the 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films student film competition, an Elon team received $15,000 to produce a 35-second film highlighting the moviegoing experience.

Jessica Gisclair presents paper on curriculum development of study abroad courses

The chair of the Communications Department presented a paper on using design thinking as a curriculum strategy to build study abroad courses that are well-thought-out and flexible to build students’ global confidences and encourage creative thinking. 

Harlen Makemson paper honored at national conference

His study of an early 20th century icon receives award for research on media and war from the American Journalism Historians Association. 

Documentary produced by Vic Costello awarded BEA Best of Show award

“Young Filmmakers of Ethiopia,” a one-hour documentary produced by the associate professor of communications, will be shown at the Broadcast Education Association’s On-Location Conference, held at the University of Houston Oct. 18-20.

ENN, student journalists recognized by premier college journalism organizations

Individual and organizational winners will be revealed at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held Oct. 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Communications Advisory Board convenes with Dean Rochelle Ford for first time

Seventeen members and guests of the School of Communications Advisory Board visited campus on Sept. 28 to discuss their professional industries, share their expertise, and speak with eight classes.

Matt Holzapfel ’19: 'Elon always teaches you to reach for your goals'

Holzapfel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship and experience in the School of Communications have fueled his passion for a career in sports broadcasting.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates On-Campus Interviews - Oct. 31

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley Center

MetLife Global On-Campus Interviews - Oct. 24

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley Center

SEI On-Campus Interviews - Oct. 23

Student Professional Development Center,  Moseley Center

In My Words: News Engagement Day focuses on ways we consume verifiable information

In this opinion column, Rochelle Ford, dean of the Elon School of Communications, touts the importance of engaging with the news on a regular basis.

School of Communications celebrates News Engagement Day

Started by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the national initiative encourages individuals to engage with news and raises awareness about the importance of staying informed. 

Maroon Sports streams first remote broadcast in Schar Center control room

The School of Communications program, which partners with Elon Athletics to broadcast university sporting events, streamed Elon’s football game against New Hampshire during Family Weekend.

How much is a free meal worth to you? Diners keep First Amendment on their minds during lunch

Elon University hosted the First Amendment Free Food Festival Sept. 26, which visualized Americans' rights in a fun way.

A Bar A Ranch On-Campus Interviews -Nov. 5

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley Center

Peace Corps Info Session - Oct 24. 

6 to 7 p.m. Ward Octagon, Moseley Center

Peace Corps Drop-In Hours - Nov 14

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student Professional Development Center, Moseley Center

Kelly Furnas honored with NSPA’s Pioneer Award

The lecturer in the School of Communications is one of five award recipients recognized with the National Scholastic Press Association’s highest accolade for journalism educators.

Julie Smith, 'Just Click Here, Comrade' - Nov. 7

‘We were going to report until the lights went out,’ says ENN leader of storm coverage

Seventeen members of Elon News Network stayed on campus last week to cover the impact of Hurricane Florence, regularly updating the campus on the unpredictable nature of the storm and the effects it had on community members.

Dean Rochelle Ford elected to PRWeek Hall of Fame 

The School of Communications dean will be one of six public relations professionals honored at a Dec. 3 ceremony in New York City.

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ documentary to screen in Turner Theatre Sept. 25

Presented on campus as part of Supporting Survivors Week, the 2017 documentary features Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper living in Alabama, who was abducted and raped by six white boys in 1944.

Pulitzer Center community lecture - Oct. 24 

7 p.m. | McEwen 013

Stansberry weighs in on social media regulation debate in Capital Tonight appearance

Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of communications, was a guest on the statewide news program from Spectrum News for a discussion about political censorship on social media. 

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Info Session -Oct. 30

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Elon Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Social Impact Career Fair- Nov. 6

3:30 to 5:30 p.m., McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

‘Hate in America’: Emmanuel Morgan ’19 chronicles hate crimes and related LGBTQ issues in national News21 investigation

During his 10-week fellowship this summer, the journalism major and Elon News Network executive director joined 37 student journalists from across the country to explore the growing climate of hate in the United States.

In My Words: A free press is essential to democracy

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dean Rochelle Ford of the School of Communications makes the argument that the freedom of the press is a cornerstone of a free society. 

Alex Day ’16 reflects on Emmy win, his experiences filming the New York Yankees

The Elon University graduate and his Yankees Productions colleagues earned a 2018 New York Emmy Award for their opening day hype video titled “We Work.” 

Elon hosting two British Fulbright Scholars in 2018-19

Faculty members in the United Kingdom will teach courses and conducting research through the U.S.-U.K. exchange program. 

Vanessa Bravo receives top paper award at AEJMC

The associate professor of communications analyzed how U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto communicated during the first 100 days of Trump’s term regarding the community of Mexican immigrants living in the United States.

Faculty, student represent Elon at Forced Migration Institute conference

Elon faculty & students attended the Forced Migration Institute, presenting and participating in discussions on current refugee and immigrant policies

Elon-Alamance Health Partners Info Session - Nov. 13

4:15 to 5 p.m., Elon Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Landesberg featured in WXII report on the late Sen. John McCain

The local NBC affiliate featured Rich Landesberg, associate professor of communications, who recounted how as a college student he was assigned to interview the late Arizona senator. 

School of Communications students move on campus, settle in living learning communities

The school supports two residential learning communities including the new Sport Management & Media Living Learning Community in Sloan Hall.

Intern Insider: Senior Laurel Wind crunches numbers with NASA

The media analytics and communication design major stretched her analytics skills this summer investigating the economic impact of NASA inventions.

New Student Convocation marks transformational time for Class of 2022

More than 1,700 of Elon's newest students were surrounded by friends and family Under the Oaks as faculty, staff and students celebrated the formal start of the academic year.

Intern Insider: Erin Morsheimer’s lifetime of athletics leads her to internship with Super Bowl champion Eagles

The senior sport management major, who plays on Elon’s women’s lacrosse team, is working as a ticket and fan services intern for the NFL franchise.

Sophomore Success - Oct. 23

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Moseley Center, McKinnon Hall

New doc created by Elon students to screen at North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

“Drag Queen Storytime,” directed and produced by Emma Kopkowski ’20 and Tyler Litwin ’20, will be shown on Aug. 16 and 17 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Intern Insider: Sarah Wood’s study abroad experience in South Africa leads to interview with grandson of Nelson Mandela

The senior journalism and international & global studies major completed the interview as an intern with Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

USA Today publishes Elon alumna’s reporting project on campus sexual assault

Kate Murphy ’15, a higher education reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, and her colleague spent nearly a year examining the many elements and perspectives surrounding the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Their findings were published on Aug. 6 on the front page of USA Today and an extensive video series is available online at sextalk.usatoday.com.

Lights, camera, action: alumni cast in same movie

The movie industry might seem vast, but for Paige Hullett ’16 and John Henry Ward ’17 it has gotten a little bit smaller as they have both been cast in Karen Maine’s “ Yes, God, Yes.”