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From McEwen to the White House: Adam Garber ’03 receives Outstanding Alumni Award

The broadcast journalism graduate and White House video director returned to campus on April 23, visiting with classes and students before being honored at the School of Communications’ annual awards ceremony.

School of Communications celebrates outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 23 to recognize high achievement from students and faculty in the last year.

Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

elondocs Spring Showcase for Celebrate! – April 28

6 p.m. | McEwen 011

Doug Kass' film makes U.S. theatrical premiere, receives New York Times review 

The School of Communications instructor directed and produced an award-winning documentary that highlights the issue of bird poaching in Europe. Following this month’s U.S. theatrical premiere in New York City, the film will be screened in other select cities across the country.

Pace visits campus for Echo Session with Live Oak Communications

Elon University’s student-run strategic communications agency and the Greensboro-based content marketing firm hosted an April 21 educational session and networking event in the McEwen Communications Building.

John Doorley named visiting professor in School of Communications

The long-time Merck & Co. executive and New York University professor will help facilitate the corporate communications emphasis of Elon University’s new M.S. in Management, which begins in fall 2015.

Communications Advisory Board makes spring visit to Elon

Fifteen board members and guests, including chair Michael Radutzky of “60 Minutes,” were in attendance April 10 to hear about the future of the School of Communications and to share their professional insight with students and faculty.

elondocs members gain insight, enjoy access at Full Frame Film Festival

While attending the four-day Durham festival, students in Elon University’s documentary production program screened films from around the world, attended filmmaker events and panels, and met award-winning documentarians.

Job and Internship Expo - Sept. 22

Alumni Gym | 2-5:30 p.m.

The Pendulum hosts conversation about student health

The student news organization invited students to discuss a variety of health and wellness issues following the release of its special edition.

Communications panel shares freelance expertise with students

Christian Binder ’13, Mariah Czap ’13 and Al Drago ’15 discussed their careers working as freelancers and how they established themselves in the communications field.

Documentary by Elon students featured in RiverRun festival

Brad Hinkle ’15, Sergio Ingato ’15 and Jacky Shacknow ’16 co-produced the documentary “North Street,” which will be shown twice this month during the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Live Oak Communications hiring for fall 2015

The student-run communications agency is looking for qualified students with business, marketing, web development, art, design or video backgrounds.

Cara McFadden, Ryan Bennett ’16 named to NIRSA leadership positions

An Elon University assistant professor, and a junior sport and event management major, will have prominent roles in the collegiate recreational sports organization, particularly with issues relating to its April 2016 conference held in Kissimmee, Florida.

Elon team trades all-star pitcher at SABR Analytics Conference

Six Elon University students participated in the March conference’s student competition, analyzing and presenting a real baseball operations decision: trading a certain Philadelphia Phillies left-hander for maximum return. The students will discuss their Arizona presentation on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Koury Business Center, room 208.

Kara Johnson '13 wins a car on NBC’s 'The Tonight Show'

The Elon University graduate was selected as the winner of the Lexus Vine Challenge, presented by the Jimmy Fallon-hosted program. Her Vine video was recognized during the late-night show’s April 10 telecast.

PSES Speaker Series highlights Elon alumni and their career paths

Elon University’s Premier Sport & Event Society brought together professionals from various aspects of the communications, event planning and sports industries on April 7 to share their insight and advice.

Media arts and entertainment major selected for NABJ Student Multimedia Project

Zora Stephenson '15 will work alongside professional journalists to cover the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention held Aug. 5-9, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Career Moves: Negotiating advice, interview tips help alum land first job 

The Student Professional Development Center and faculty mentors were resources for Heather Harder '14 as she sought professional internships, one of which led to a job offer prior to finishing her degree program.

Elon faculty publish on teaching with visual images across the disciplines

Four Elon faculty members contributed to the latest issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

MTV & Media Analytics – April 30

4 p.m. | Powell 302

MTV Interest Meeting – April 30

3 p.m. | McEwen 011

ePortfolio Development Workshop – May 8

3-5 p.m. | McEwen 108

Elon alumni very present in America’s pastime

Brian Hopkins ’98, Nathan Rode ’07, Jocelyn Fern ’07 and Joseph DiRienzo ’14 don’t play on the diamond, but the Elon University alumni have found worthwhile careers in baseball. 

Cara McFadden heads to Texas, presents at NIRSA conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management led three separate presentations relating to her work with a new Wiley book series, titled “New Directions for Student Leadership."

Lee Bush publishes award-winning paper

The associate professor of communications publishes her research on women's surfing in North Carolina.

Live Oak Communications earns gold in Go Green advertising competition

The student-run strategic communications agency was honored for its fall 2014 “Giving Tuesday” campaign that was created for EarthShare North Carolina, one of the organization’s nonprofit clients.

Elon professor helps bring March Madness to television audiences  

Assistant Professor Max Negin recently worked as an ESPN replay operator for several NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament contests, including the Greensboro Region final from March 27-29, 2015.

In My Words: Avoid a job in journalism? Not so fast

Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher and Kaitlin Ugolik '09 co-authored a column for regional newspapers in defense of journalists and the vital role they play in creating an informed democracy.

Garrett Johnston ’16 named a finalist in PepsiCo’s ‘Meeting of the Minds’ contest

The strategic communications major is one of nine finalists for the student competition and needs your vote. The contest’s winner receives a summer internship at the company’s content studio in New York City. 

The Pendulum, Elon Local News win big in regional competition

Students in Elon University's student news organizations were named winners and finalists in a regional Society of Professional Journalists awards contest.

Have you found your Internship? - April 29

 

The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) Moseley 140
5:30 p.m.

Communications students support new Burlington preschool 

Lecturer Hal Vincent's Winter Term course conducted research and prepared communications strategies for the fledgling Holy Comforter Community Playschool, an inclusive bilingual school set to open in fall 2015.

Elon team researching views of Internet engineering leaders

The Imagining the Internet Center asked experts to identify challenges and opportunities of Internet evolution.

iMedia student's drone footage offers bird's-eye view of Dominican Republic

While visiting the Caribbean nation in January, Brandon Booker and his 2015 Interactive Media fly-in group captured breathtaking aerial footage, offering a new visual perspective for the graduate program’s annual Winter Term projects.

Mark Cryan presents at Sport and Recreation Law Association conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management analyzed risks facing baseball teams during severe weather at the Charlotte conference.

Student-produced video promotes Everlast's 'Greatness is Within' campaign

Elon University students and alumni came together to create a minute-long commercial for the American sporting goods brand, which the company promoted and praised on its Facebook page on March 16.

Live Oak Communications, Pace kick off Project Echo 

Elon University’s student-run strategic communications agency and the Greensboro-based content marketing firm hosted their first Echo Session on March 13, highlighting their new official partnership.

Kevin Kline '09 wins prestigious Cronkite award

The School of Communications alumnus and a colleague won the biennial Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for an in-depth program focused on women's health rights and abortion in Texas.

Communications alumnae honored with South Carolina journalism awards

Rachel Southmayd Campbell ’13 and Ashley Fahey '13 were recognized March 14 with 2014 South Carolina Press Association awards. 

Mark Cryan hosts book signing in Burlington

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport & Event Management signed copies of the second edition of his book, “Cradle of the Game: Baseball and Ballparks in North Carolina.”

Amanda Sturgill, Mattie Gainer '15 present at AEJMC Midwinter Conference

The communications professor and strategic communications major shared their joint research paper, “Tweeps as sources: A comparison of legacy and new news outlets,” at a March 6-7 conference held at the University of Oklahoma.

Journalist Alice Su discusses reporting on Middle Eastern refugees

The freelance writer led an on-campus presentation March 12, highlighting her work abroad that focuses on topics relating to refugees and the Middle East – specifically Lebanon and Jordan. The School of Communications and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting co-sponsored the lecture.

Live Oak Communications, Pace announce launch of Project Echo

Elon’s student-run strategic communications agency has partnered with the global content marketing firm based in Greensboro for an official collaboration. A partnership kickoff event is scheduled for Friday, March 13, at the Greensboro co//ab space.

Elon students participate in 50th anniversary of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Students in the spring semester course "Disarming Injustice: Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement" traveled with their professor to Alabama as they remembered a violent episode in American history.

Tony Weaver discusses ACC tournament's future with regional media

WFMY News 2 interviewed the sport & event management associate professor for a segment titled “Local Sports Expert Weighs In On Future Of ACC Tournament.”

School of Communications welcomes Fellows candidates to campus

Seventy-four high school seniors interested in studying communications visited Elon University during Fellows Weekend from March 6-7, 2015. Following a competitive selection progress, 25 students will be named 2015 Communications Fellows. 

School of Communications volunteers in UNC-TV’s fundraising drive

Faculty, staff and five elondocs production program students traveled to Research Triangle Park March 9 to participate in the public television network’s spring fundraising effort.

Elon Poll: N.C. supports police body cameras & public release of footage

While most people in the latest Elon University Poll approved of police officers wearing body cameras, when respondents were asked whether the video footage itself should be made available for public inspection, patterns started to vary based on political ideology and race.