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Diamond kings: Elon students win division in SABR Analytics Conference competition

An Elon team of business and communications students won its undergraduate division in the 2017 Society for American Baseball Research case competition and was the only team invited to present at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9-10.

 

MaryClaire Schulz ’17 presents honors thesis at International Public Relations Conference

The strategic communications major and Associate Professor Barbara Miller Gaither both led research discussions at the March conference in Orlando, Florida.

Elon to dedicate new School of Communications facilities on Friday, March 31

The Elon community is invited to join President Lambert, trustees and donors for the dedication of the expanded communications complex. The ceremony will be held Friday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Snow Family Grand Atrium inside Dwight C. Schar Hall.

Dabbs’ research on work-life balance nominated for outstanding article award

The assistant professor of sport and event management explored issues and outcomes relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

Elon student to study Arabic in Morocco through  State Department scholarship

Elon University sophomore Alex Mancuso has received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco.  

AXA Advisors on-campus interviews - April 20

Interviews all day- The Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

A Betterway Rent a Car Group on-campus interviews - April 7

Interviews all day- The Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Northwestern Mutual on-campus interviews - April 7

Interviews all day- The Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

How to Score an Internship, presented by Credit Suisse - April 13

Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140, 5:15 PM

Andrew Krech ’13 named Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year

Several Elon University graduates were recognized in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2016 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest, the centerpiece of the association’s annual Winter Institute.

In My Words: History shows ‘alternative facts’ journalism can have real consequences

Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about the impact of "alternative facts" on journalism. 

McFadden recognized for leadership and service at NIRSA conference

In addition to receiving a service award at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s annual event, the assistant professor of sport and event management hosted a preconference workshop and presented an educational session.

'B the Change: Benefit Corporations as a Force for Good in the World Event - April 11'

5:30 - 7:30 Lakeside Meeting Rooms

Two Communications Fellows present research at AEJMC conference

Molly Bauer ’19 and Heather Deiner ’19, accompanied by Associate Professor Amanda Sturgill, traveled to the University of Oklahoma March 3-4 to present their respective research topics.

School of Communications welcomes, interviews Fellows candidates

Seventy-five high school seniors interested in studying communications visited Elon University during Fellows Weekend, held March 3-4. Following a competitive selection process, 25 students will be named 2017 Communications Fellows.

Hatcher column in Huffington Post uses work of current, former students to defend the role of the press

Associate Professor of Communications Anthony Hatcher writes about the professionalism and passion he has seen in his current and former journalism students.

Los Angeles Times covers red carpet experience of Elon students on Oscar night

A reporter for the news outlet interviewed a student in Elon's Study USA program in Los Angeles outside the Oscars on Sunday night. 

Communications alumna finds success in entertainment industry

Candice Burrow Spake ’00 has been involved in several aspects of the creative process throughout her career. Se recently co-wrote the script for a movie, “New Life,” which premiered in the fall.

Elon student media honored at state media conference

The Pendulum and Colonnades won Best of Show awards, while several students were honored for their reporting, design, photography and writing.

School of Communications hosts statewide media conference

Student media leaders from across the state attended professional sessions, many of which were led by Elon faculty and staff. 

Andrew Krech ’13 honored by National Press Photographers Association

Following his top finish in the association’s 2016 Monthly News Clip Contest, the Greensboro News & Record photojournalist was named the Southeast Regional News Photographer of the Year.

Bockino's research on journalism education highlighted in two academic journals

The assistant professor of communications recently published articles in the Asian Journal of Communication and the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.

Journalist Vince Beiser to lecture on ‘The Deadly Global War for Sand’

The veteran reporter will lead a Feb. 27 presentation highlighting his most recent investigation into the most important yet most overlooked commodity in the world: sand.

Communications majors prepare for future at internship and career expo

The INTERNow Communications Internship/Career Showcase attracted more than 30 employers to meet with School of Communications students seeking internships, employment and career advice.

Creating the Comm Quad

Elon’s new facilities framing Under the Oaks represent one of the nation’s finest learning environments for the study of communications.

Elon University, community partners host Great Alamance Car Giveaway

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facility and Venue Management” class and the Student United Way of Elon University assisted with the event’s Dec. 6 festivities.

Gisclair researches the use of open source software in China

The associate professor and department chair in the School of Communications has published a peer-reviewed article examining the country’s promotion of open source development and support of technological innovation.

Elon alumna receives Platinum Award at Minefield Film Festival

Mia Watkins ’16, a cinema and television arts major, produced an award-winning music video for a new track by Handbook, a United Kingdom-based music producer.

‘First-class work’ by Interactive Media students recognized in BEA competition

Elon University graduate students received first- and third-place awards in this year's Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts.

Elon News Network's broadcast show captures ‘Best of Festival’ honors

Students from the School of Communications and Interactive Media master’s program were recognized in this year's Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, capturing several top accolades. They will be honored at the association's annual conference April 22-25 in Las Vegas.

Code-Dependent: Experts weigh in on potential benefits and threats of algorithm-based advances in modern life

In a new study by the Pew Research Center and Elon's Imagining the Internet Center, more than 1,300 experts share their thoughts on the programs behind the technology systems that are integrated with our lives.

Action! Elon students film Coca-Cola and Regal Films contest entry on-site in Virginia

Lillian Engel ’19 and Azzurra Catucci ’18 received $15,000 to produce a 35-second film that illustrates the emotions of the moviegoing experience.

In search of mindfulness, students receive ‘a truly life-changing experience’ through Study USA program

Led by Associate Professor Julie Lellis, nine students in the “Mindful America, Mindful Elon” course traveled to Massachusetts during Winter Term to study how mindfulness is practiced and then bring those experiences back to campus.

Strauss examines role press releases played in legitimizing the casino industry 

The assistant professor of communications delivered a colloquium talk at UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research, exploring the unknown stories of Las Vegas’s history and how press releases contributed to the growth of the gaming industry.

Phi Psi Cli hosts one-day workshop with yearbook consultant

The Elon University yearbook staff invited Jen Bladen, a professional consultant, to campus on Feb. 4 to discuss design principles, publication trends and marketing strategies.  

News & Record article highlights lessons learned by Elon students in the Dominican Republic 

During a three-week Winter Term course, titled “Business of Baseball and Tourism in the Dominican Republic,” two dozen students examined issues relating to neo-colonialism and globalization while traveling in the Caribbean nation.

Media highlights Albright's expanded research on the spread of 'fake news'

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, has become a go-to source for reporters looking to understand the power of the "fake news" ecosystem. 

Doug Kass serves on jury for international documentary festival 

The assistant professor of communications was invited to evaluate entries in the third annual Budapest International Documentary Festival in Hungary.

In My Words: Bitter taste of birtherism lingers after 2016 election

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about how birtherism claims continue to impact minorities. 

Elon junior enjoyed ‘front-row seat to history’ on Inauguration Day

As a production assistant on NBC News’ inaugural team, journalism major Zach Hrinuk ’18 spent a week working on location in Washington, D.C., assisting with the network’s coverage across all of its media platforms.

2017 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients announced

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

Cryan researches the use of youth sports to deliver life skills

Mark Cryan, assistant professor of sport and event management, has published an article examining the operation of an after-school youth soccer program for at-risk children.

Interactive Media students showcase projects for the public good in Iceland, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic

During their Jan. 25 presentations in Turner Theatre, graduate students in the Interactive Media master's program discussed their Winter Term “fly-in” projects and their experiences traveling to Costa Rica, Iceland and the Dominican Republic.

Elon alumni win Midsouth Emmy Awards

Nick Ochsner ’11 and Samantha Miller ’10 were recognized at the 31st Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards ceremony on Jan. 21 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Project takes Interactive Media students to Iceland to discover connection between art, innovation

As part of their Winter Term “fly-in” experience, six graduate students in the Interactive Media master’s program traveled to Iceland to collect content for a monthlong project for the public good.

Fine china for 20-somethings: Communications students pitch millennial marketing ideas to Replacements, Ltd.

Student research conducted in Hal Vincent’s class culminated in communications strategies to disrupt the category and poise the client for future success with younger customers.

Strategic communications major selected for T. Howard Foundation internship program

Gabrielle Beamon ’19 will be paired with an executive working in the entertainment and media industry and placed in a paid summer internship.

McFadden's work on student leadership development highlighted in Campus Recreation Magazine

A recent article focused on "New Directions for Student Leadership," a sourcebook published by Cara McFadden, assistant professor of sport and event management, and Don Stenta, director of student life recreational sports at the Ohio State University. 

Cinema and television arts major awarded Broadcast Education Association scholarship

Melissa Douglas ’18 is Elon University’s first-ever recipient of the Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship presented annually to students studying electronic media.

McFadden examines risk management in sport and recreation environments in article for SportRisk

The assistant professor of sport and event management incorporates her personal experiences with the Virginia Tech massacre to promote discussion and analysis in the classroom.