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Sales Meet and Greet -Sept. 17

5:30-7:30 p.m., McKinnon Hall - Moseley Center

Journalism major named national SPJ winner

Diego Pineda's reporting on sexual assault earned him accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Graduate & Professional School Fair - Oct. 24

3 to 6 p.m. - McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Job & Internship Expo - Sept. 18 

2 to 5 p.m., Alumni Gym

Communications graduates of 2018 spreading across U.S. following commencement

Here's a look at where some of the 2018 School of Communications graduates are headed after they graduate.

 
Elon family makes $100,000 estate gift to endow global engagement scholarship

Jay and Patricia Caler P’15 of Denver, North Carolina, want to help provide the same transformative experience their daughter, Katie ’15, enjoyed as an Elon student.

Interactive Media graduates told to 'choose wisely' as they look to the future

Family, friends and Elon faculty and staff gathered on May 17 with the 25 students in the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program's Class of 2018 to celebrate their completion of the program. 

Interactive Media students exhibit innovative thesis projects

The evening before their Commencement ceremony, 25 graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program shared their capstone projects with professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

School of Communications publishes spring 2018 issue of research journal

This semester’s edition marks the 17th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Elon’s 2018 faculty retirees recognized

At the annual Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon on May 9, the Elon community honored 12 faculty members who are retiring this year.

Maroon Sports, Elon students named finalists for College Sports Media Awards

The School of Communications live-event production organization, which partners with Elon Athletics, was recognized in the contest’s Outstanding Live Game Production (Collegiate Student) category.

ACC executive discusses risks and rewards of alcohol sales at on-campus venues

Jeff Elliott, executive associate commissioner and chief financial officer of the Atlantic Coast Conference, spoke on May 8 with Assistant Professor Young Do Kim’s Sport Finance class.

Journalism major publishes Pulitzer Center-funded report on de-radicalization in London prisons

Paul LeBlanc ’18, who was awarded a Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship, published an April 30 article titled “In Belmarsh Prison: Radicalization or De-radicalization?”

Sport Management Department celebrates outstanding students at senior banquet

Elon alumna Jackie Sapio ’10, coordinator of community initiatives for the Philadelphia Phillies, provided a keynote address at the awards ceremony, highlighting her professional path and sharing words of wisdom with the soon-to-be graduates.

Sport management major enjoys inside look at the NFL draft

During the three-day NFL draft held April 26-28, Carrigan Bain ’19 served as an intern for the Washington Redskins, working with the franchise’s communications department to promote the team’s recently acquired players.

Inaugural Sport Management Conference spotlights careers in sport industry

The April 30 event included a keynote address from Tyler Key, general manager of IMG College, three panel discussions featuring more than a dozen industry professionals, and a network reception.

School of Communications formally receives reaccreditation

Final approval came at the Accrediting Council meeting on April 27-28 in Chicago.

Elon ties for first place nationally with four undergraduate LAGRANT scholarships

Gabrielle Beamon ’19, Ozelle Bower ’19, Anissa Cooper ’19 and Janay Tyson ’19 are among the 60 undergraduate students nationwide to receive highly selective scholarships provided by The LAGRANT Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the fields of advertising, graphic design, marketing and public relations.

Elon Innovation Challenge highlights student ventures, campus-wide collaboration of faculty and students

The challenge, which began in November with an idea pitch, culminated in April with three teams presenting ventures to a panel of judges.

Elon contingent prominent at BEA conference

Sixteen communications faculty and staff members attended the 2018 Broadcast Education Association conference and Festival of Media Arts, where students accepted three top awards and led the video documentation of the Las Vegas event's research symposium.

Cinelon Productions Film Festival to screen 26 student films

Cinelon Productions will host its annual showcase on Thursday, May 3, in Turner Theatre. The festival begins with a red-carpet event at 6 p.m., followed by film screenings at 7 p.m.

Communication design majors earn several accolades, including three ADDY Awards

Elon seniors Rachel Hayes and Shelby Baitsholts were recognized by Triangle AdFed for their creative works produced as part of the communication design curriculum. Additionally, Baitsholts’ package design earned a silver medal in an Innovation Center for Design Excellence competition.

SURF: 25 years of showcasing undergraduate research at Elon

Elon's daylong Spring Undergraduate Research Forum puts the spotlight on cutting-edge undergraduate research through poster and oral presentations around Elon's campus. 

School of Communications celebrates outstanding students and faculty

The school hosted its end-of-year awards celebration on April 19 to acknowledge high achievement from students and faculty.

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Lauren Duncan ’18 to host ‘ReNewed,’ a dance film showcase, on April 26

The cinema and television arts major will screen three dance films and invited other student filmmakers to share their creative works at the Turner Theatre event.

Communications honor society inducts new members

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted an April 12 induction ceremony welcoming 103 new members.

elondocs members enjoy up-close view of the film industry at Durham festival

While attending the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, students in the School of Communications’ documentary production program enjoyed films from around the world, observed filmmaker events and panels, and met award-winning documentarians. The students will screen their own works on campus at the elondocs Documentary Showcase on Tuesday, April 24.

Communications students win top honors in regional journalism competition

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence award winners included several students and alumni.

Elon alumna Angie Lovelace Walton receives 2018 Pulitzer Prize

The 2010 School of Communications graduate was part of a groundbreaking USA Today/Arizona Republic journalism team that examined the border wall between the United States and Mexico.

 

In My Words:  ‘Roseanne’ reboot offers mixed portrait of blue-collar America

This column by Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, was distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate and was published by The Raleigh News & Observer and The Durham Herald-Sun.  

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

A third of experts predict digital life will be mostly harmful to individuals in the next decade. Many are more hopeful, but the vast majority of experts agree measures should be taken to improve people’s ties to technology.

 

School of Communications presents Colleen Penhall ’98 with Outstanding Alumna Award

The vice president for corporate social responsibility at Lowe’s returned to campus April 12 and was recognized during Lambda Pi Eta’s induction ceremony.

Elon in LA instructor to release new acting book

Talent manager and publicist Brad Lemack will release his third book, “The New Business of Acting: The Next Edition," in September.

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.

Diego Pineda ’19 to participate in student project at NAHJ conference  

The journalism major was selected to attend the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference in Miami from July 18-21 and work alongside professionals covering the convention.

Rochelle L. Ford named dean of the School of Communications

Ford will join Elon after serving as a senior administrator and faculty member at Syracuse University and Howard University.

Communications Advisory Board returns for spring visit

Twelve board members and guests visited Elon on April 6 to learn about the priorities of the School of Communications, share their professional insights with students and faculty, and celebrate the tenure of Communications Dean Paul Parsons.

Going nuclear: Pulitzer Center speakers cast light on nuclear weapons and security issues

Elon University, a Campus Consortium partner of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, hosted an April 5 community lecture featuring veteran reporters Rachel Oswald, Reza Sayah and Tom Hundley.

Dance film by Jen Guy Metcalf and J McMerty ’00 awarded first place in LA film festival

The film, “The Nature of Consciousness,” was an official selection of the Women’s Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles and earned the top award in the experimental category.

Four Elon professors presented at ISA conference

Elon's departments of Communications, Political Science & Policy Studies, and History & Geography had representation at this annual convention.

School of Communications student media newsroom named for Dean Paul Parsons

Elon’s Board of Trustees has named the newsroom on the first floor of McEwen Building in honor of Paul Parsons, who is stepping down as dean May 31.

Sana Haq to screen her new documentary on April 17

The assistant professor of communications recently completed her film, “Waiting in the Midfield,” which highlights a Syrian refugee who relocated to Greensboro and his assimilation to a new country and culture.

Faculty present about Design Thinking Studio at SXSW EDU 

The Austin, Texas conference provided an opportunity for Elon to share about its Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation, a 16-credit immersive semester program.

Pulitzer Center journalists to discuss international reporting, nuclear weapons at April 5 lecture

Reza Sayah, Rachel Oswald and Tom Hundley will host a 7 p.m. talk in the screening room (Room 013) of McEwen Communications Building.

Design Forge explores how design thinking projects can enhance student learning

The two-day event in Elon's Center for Design Thinking has participants looking at how faculty can incorporate design thinking projects into their curriculum to help students learn about collaboration and innovation. 

Jessalynn Strauss publishes four book chapters examining Las Vegas and the casino industry

The assistant professor of communications authored chapters exploring topics such as Sin City’s strategic communication efforts and the traditional public relations methods that helped legitimize its main industry: casino gaming.

Student Advisory Board convenes with Dean Paul Parsons for final time

During the 2017-18 academic year, student board members reviewed the School of Communications’ accreditation self-study, considered school priorities for the year, and met with each of the four dean candidates vying to succeed Parsons.

Ryan Kirk, Tony Weaver examine the globalization of U.S. men’s college soccer

The Elon University professors co-authored a research article published in Soccer & Society, an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the world’s most popular game.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 participates in NABJ multimedia workshop

The journalism major and executive director of Elon News Network attended a four-day workshop at N.C. A&T State University, receiving hands-on experience and practical guidance from broadcast journalists.