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Elon senior heading to NYC as finalist for PRWeek’s Outstanding Student of the Year award

Strategic communications major Rachel Hobbs ’18 is one of two finalists for the national award, which will be presented at the 2018 PRWeek Awards Dinner and Presentation on March 15.

Elon experts offer insights into impact of the Rev. Billy Graham

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason Husser and Associate Professor of Communications Anthony Hatcher offered their thoughts on the career of the Rev. Billy Graham, who died Feb. 21 at the age of 99. 

Colonial Academic Alliance awards Elon faculty members ‘Innovate/ Collaborate’ grant

Elon faculty members Tony Weaver, Caroline Ketcham and Eric Hall will partner with the university’s nine fellow Colonial Athletic Association member institutions to study access issues for student-athletes to high-impact educational practices.

Communications majors prep for future at internship and career expo

The 2018 Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review drew 35 organizations to the School of Communications to meet with students seeking internships, employment opportunities and career advice.

Brooke Barnett appointed to the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

Barnett, associate provost for academic and inclusive excellence at Elon, was one of eight new directors named to the national organization’s board. 

 

Lee Bush, Hal Vincent co-author textbook for students participating in student-run agencies

The School of Communications faculty members published “The Student-Run Agency: Transitioning from Student to Professional” to serve as a guide for students to navigate their way through the student agency experience.

Elon students capture three first-place awards in BEA competition

School of Communications students earned a total of five awards in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. 

Clark featured in NBC News piece about controversial Super Bowl ad from Dodge

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, offered her insights for an article that looked at the automotive company's decision to use civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial. 

iMedia students travel to the Netherlands to help connect people and cultures through language

During their Winter Term “fly-in” experience, seven graduate students in the Interactive Media master’s program traveled to Western Europe, filming a short documentary and gathering multimedia content to promote a community space dedicated to minority languages. 

Elon to host First Amendment Free Food Festival March 14

At noon in Schar Hall, participants can enjoy free food — at a cost.

Geller & Company On-Campus Interviews-March 1

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Apex Systems, Inc. On-Campus Interviews-March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Key Risk Management Services On-Campus Interviews - March 1

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Comm Career Trek - March 2

Greensboro & Winston-Salem 1:30 to 7:30 pm

J McMerty’s new film wins top prizes at Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival

The Elon alumnus produced a full-length documentary titled “A Year with Betty Gold” that chronicles the life of acclaimed artist Betty Gold. The final product earned raved reviews at an annual festival in Wisconsin.

Elon junior named ACE Student Editing Competition nominee

Lillian Engel ’19 placed in the top three of the American Cinema Editors’ Student Editing Competition, earning an invitation to the 2018 ACE Eddie Awards held on Jan. 26 in Beverly Hills, California.

A Betterway Rent a Car Group On-Campus Interviews - March 9

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140
Application Deadline: March 4 

Elon team named a finalist in 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films contest

Following their selection, cinema and television arts majors Patrick Wei ’20, Hunter Strauch ’18 and Katie Shannon ’18 received $15,000 to produce a 35-second film for the student competition.

iMedia students showcase their international projects for the public good  

During their Jan. 23 presentations in Turner Theatre, graduate students in the Interactive Media master's program shared their Winter Term “fly-in” projects and their experiences traveling to Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and the Netherlands. 

Elon contingent produces ACC basketball contest for Raycom Sports 

Wes Durham ’88, Tom Kosempa ’91, Lance Stewart ’92, Kevin Roley ’93 and Erik Kendall ’11 all played prominent roles in the Charlotte-based production company’s Jan. 21 telecast.

Elon students attend MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando

Led by Assistant Professor Mark Cryan, seven students attended the four-day event that drew representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams and their 160 minor league affiliates. Among those on hand were several Elon alumni now working in professional baseball.

Sport Management class tours professional sports organizations in Charlotte

Assistant Professor Shaina Dabbs' Professional Sport Management class met with executives and staff members working for the Carolina Panthers, Knights and Checkers, including a trio of Elon alumni who handle ticket sales for the city’s AHL affiliate.  

XPO Logistics On-Campus Interviews - March 13

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140. 

Resume Submission Deadline Mar. 4

PricewaterhouseCoopers On-Campus Interviews - Feb. 16 

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Resume Submission Deadline Feb. 16

Bryan Anderson ’18 lands post-graduate internship with USA Today

The journalism and media analytics double major will spend this summer at the news organization’s Washington, D.C., bureau located two blocks from the White House.

In My Words: ​Working-class white voters aren’t the only group that needs media coverage

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that the media has ignored the concerns of other voting blocs in their recent political coverage. 

Sales Meet and Greet - March 6

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Moseley Center, McKinnon Hall

Ben Hannam’s new book delivers a ‘guide to creating a killer portfolio’

The associate professor of communications published his new text in an easy-to-read, you-can-do-it tone with one clear objective: helping students land the job they seek.

Elon alumnus Joe Bruno ’14 hailed as ‘news breaking machine’ 

The WSOC-TV reporter was recognized as one of Charlotte’s “10 local media minds to watch in 2018.”

Music industry executive Tom Mullen ’00 publishes new book titled ‘Anthology of Emo: Volume One’

The vice president of marketing catalog at Atlantic Records has expanded his successful website and podcast – both titled “Washed Up Emo” – into a “documentation of stories” from artists and individuals involved in the emotionally charged musical genre that rose from the punk and hardcore scene.

Paper co-authored by communications professor and alumna named a finalist for research prize 

Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither collaborated with Elon graduate MaryClaire Schulz ’17 and University of North Carolina faculty member Lucinda Austin to examine the relationship between corporate social responsibility and social change. 

Barbara Miller Gaither examines corporate environmental advertising

The associate professor of communications was recently featured in a blog post titled “Corporate environmental ads are more persuasive when concern is high” on the website for the Arthur Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication.

Elon team conducts major research project at UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

The School of Communications’ Imagining the Internet team is posting nearly 900 interview video clips featuring 180 international participants in the 12th annual IGF, facilitated by the United Nations.

 

Baker Tilly On-Campus Interviews - Feb. 28

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140. 

Application deadline Feb. 22

Volvo Group On-Campus Interviews - March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140. 

Application deadline Feb. 27

NetApp On-Campus Interviews - March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Staples, Inc. On-Campus Interviews - March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center

Next South Conference and Career Fair - Feb. 23
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Georgia State University Student Center, Downtown Atlanta, Georgia

 

Kaplan LSAT prep class - March 1

6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through May 17 in the Student Professional Development Center Moseley 140

Amica Mutual Insurance-​On-Campus Interviews -March 9

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center
Deadline to apply is Feb. 25

Red Ventures - On-Campus Interviews - March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Deadline to apply is Feb. 25

John Galt Staffing, Inc. On-Campus Interviews - March 7

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center 

Deadline to apply is Feb. 28.

Relias On-Campus Interviews - March 1

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center. 

Deadline to apply is Feb. 21.

Insight Global On-Campus Interviews - March 9
 

Held throughout the day in the Student Professional Development Center Moseley 140. 

Deadline to apply is March 7.

School of Communications publishes fall 2017 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 16th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Career Moves: Hollywood agency opens its doors to Elon alum

Zachary Bocian ’17, a native of Yorktown Heights, New York, turned to staff members in the Student Professional Development Center to prepare for interviews and develop a strategy for success during one of the most stressful times of his undergraduate experience.

2017 President's Report highlights Elon scholarship

Elon's annual celebration of intellectual inquiry and scholarship features the work of eight accomplished faculty scholars as well as eight students who are working with faculty mentors on undergraduate research.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 to report on hate speech and hate crime during News21 fellowship

The journalism major will participate in a 10-week investigative reporting assignment at Arizona State University this summer, examining hate crimes, hate groups and their targets and victims in the United States. 

Job & Internship Expo - March 8

2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Gym

Top NCAA executive visits Sport Management classes

Oliver Luck, executive vice president of regulatory affairs and an authority on all NCAA regulatory functions, spoke with Visiting Professor Bill Squadron’s “Sport Law” classes on Nov. 30.