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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.

iMedia Fly-in Presentations – Jan. 25 

Noon | Turner Theatre

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.

Elon alumna named Florida Times-Union editor

Mary Kelli Palka ’95 began leading the editorial staff and newsroom of the Jacksonville, Florida, daily newspaper on Jan. 1.

N&O features Albright as 'Tar Heel of the Week' for research about 'fake news' ecosystem

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, has written extensively about the ecosystem of right-wing websites that distributed fake news leading up to last year's presidential election. 

McFadden facilitates NIRSA’s summit on equity, diversity and inclusion

The assistant professor of sport and event management played a prominent role in the November conference, promoting activities and discussions designed to advance the organization’s social justice initiatives.

Communications class presents creative campaigns to Biscuitville’s chief brand officer

During the fall semester, students in Associate Professor Lee Bush’s “Strategic Campaigns” course explored how the regional restaurant chain could increase brand engagement with members of Generation Y and Z.

Elon research team shares findings about impact of partnerships with community groups

As part of their research study, Frances Ward-Johnson, Alexa Darby and Tammy Cobb found that nearly 90 percent of community organizations considered their respective partnerships with Elon University to be worthwhile and meaningful.

 Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning announces new associate director

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning announces Derek Lackaff as new associate director.

Turner Theatre to screen box office hits and documentary films during Winter Term 

The School of Communications’ new 220-seat movie theater will host programming throughout the month of January, beginning with the superhero film “Max Steel” this weekend.

Communications expansion project continues with opening of Steers Pavilion

The School of Communications officially opened its new 7,300-square-foot facility on Jan. 3, hosting the pavilion's first classes.

Negin practices what he preaches with live event gig in Los Angeles

Assistant Professor Max Negin served as a video operator during a Dec. 10 Showtime boxing doubleheader, featuring a featherweight championship fight between Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares.

School of Communications opens Dwight C. Schar Hall

Thirty-one classes have shifted from McEwen Communications Building to the new 45,000-square-foot facility, which houses the 230-seat Turner Theatre, Kanarick Media Sandbox and additional classroom and communications lab spaces.

Univision Network’s Maity Interiano to deliver Elon’s 2017 Commencement address

A 2007 Elon graduate, Interiano is a producer and on-air talent  for "Despierta America," the top-rated morning show for Univision Network.

 

Wide range of media outlets highlight Albright's research on 'fake news' 

Jonathan Albright has been a go-to expert during the past several weeks as media outlets explore the distribution of "fake news" across the Internet. 

SEM class supports community organizations through coursework

Students in Assistant Professor Shaina Dabbs’ “Event Management” class raised more than $2,300 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County and Excel Christian Academy of Burlington.

School of Communications celebration adopts ‘Count On Me’ as theme 

Organized by the school’s diversity committee, the end-of-semester unity event brought together students, faculty and staff for an afternoon of fun before finals week begins.

School of Communications presents Laith Majali ’05 with Outstanding Alumni Award

The Elon University alumnus and acclaimed filmmaker was recognized as part of the grand opening celebration of the school’s new high-definition movie theater in Dwight C. Schar Hall.

Turner Theatre hosts grand opening featuring alum’s Oscar-nominated work

Elon University and the School of Communications officially opened the new 220-seat theater on Dec. 8, with a cinematic celebration recognizing the work of Laith Majali ’05.

Elon team documents Global Internet Governance Forum in Mexico

The School of Communications’ Imagining the Internet team posted 705 interview video clips featuring international participants at the 11th annual IGF, facilitated by the United Nations.

Celebrating scholarship: The 2016 President's Report

Through intellectual inquiry and entrepreneurial spirit, Elon scholars are expanding knowledge, providing new insights and working to solve difficult problems that challenge humanity. Read the annual President's Report for details.

Elon professor co-authors book chapter on collegiate recreation 

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden explores the collegiate recreation field and the expanding role recreation programs, services and facilities contribute to a university community.

Media outlets feature Elon professor's insights in private email, UNC scandal stories

Analysis from Jonathan Jones, instructor in communications and director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition, was recently featured in coverage by the Associated Press and WUNC. 

Elon students engage in audience research with Winston-Salem communications firm

Nearly a dozen School of Communications students participated in a consumer immersion research exercise, building on coursework that explores the relationships between the producers of media messages and their audiences.

Elon professor's research on 'fake news' ecosystem generating international attention

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, is exploring the connections between websites distributing "fake news" and propaganda and the tools used to track reader preferences. 

School of Communications publishes fall 2016 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 14th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

The Conversation: Experts' roundtable: The future of journalism in Trump's America

Elon Communications Professor Glenn Scott weighs in for this article that explores how journalism can adapt during a time when journalists are facing challenges. 

Elon to celebrate completion of Turner Theatre with screening of alum’s Oscar contender

The 220-seat theater is located in the new Dwight C. Schar Hall and was funded by a gift by the Turner family.

Alumni-student collaboration wins top honors at RTDNAC luncheon

Several School of Communications students and graduates were recognized during the Nov. 12 event held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Strategic communications majors thrive in Ketchum's Mindfire Challenge

Fletcher Rowe ’19 and Alex Hale ’19 pitched marketing ideas to the public relations agency’s clients, attempting to solve real-life issues facing the organizations.

Elon students produce online news content at Global Action Summit

Four students and a staff member from the School of Communications provided video and social media coverage for the annual forum that brings together world leaders to discuss perspectives relating to food, health and prosperity. 

In My Words: Remember the Spanish Civil War to understand the dangers of ‘righteousness’ today

Newspapers around North Carolina recently featured a guest column by Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, who writes about modern lessons to be learned from the Spanish Civil War.

Car Window Poetry project by Elon alum featured on NBC Nightly News

A national audience learned about the project, started this summer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Alex Lewis '16, during the Nov. 14 news report.

 

Elon alumnus reflects on experience participating in the Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition

Eric Hernandez ’16, a cinema and television arts major, discusses the support he received and knowledge he gained while competing in the contest for up-and-coming filmmakers.

Communications faculty and staff attend national high school journalism conference

Faculty and staff members presented sessions and ran a sponsorship table at an Indianapolis, Indiana, convention that drew nearly 4,000 attendees.

Elon professor to deliver colloquium talk at UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research

Jessalynn Strauss, an assistant professor in the School of Communications, received one of four 2016-17 William R. Eadington Fellowships, which facilitate research into aspects of the gaming industry and the city of Las Vegas. 

Elon alumnus takes home Emmy Award for work with MLB Network

Jacob Branchaud '13 is an associate producer for "MLB Tonight," a daily show on the MLB Network. 

Colleagues, friends gather to dedicate bench in memory of late professor 

Heidi Glaesel Frontani, a professor of geography and member of Elon's faculty for more than 17 years, died in February following a sudden illness. 

Communications faculty attend BEA’s first-ever Super-Regional Conference

Four School of Communications professors participated in the inaugural Broadcast Education Association event, including Associate Professor Vic Costello who served as a conference co-chair.

Communications faculty, students share advice at honor society event

Lambda Pi Eta hosted an Oct. 27 gathering that included a faculty panel, question-and-answer session and student-to-student mentoring.

Elon News Network to present live election special on Nov. 8

Fifty-six student media members are collaborating to provide real-time storylines, results and insights for the presidential, gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.

Communication design major wins two first-place awards at college media conference

A pair of communications faculty members and a senior discussed the Elon News Network, which was recognized with several awards at the College Media Association gathering.

Communications Fellows embark on media tour in Atlanta

Twenty-four students met with communications professionals and alumni, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of several media organizations.

The Schars visit Schar Hall

Elon parents Dwight and Martha Schar made the largest single gift in Elon University history, pledging $12 million to name two new buildings on campus, including the recently opened Dwight C. Schar Hall.

C-SPAN Campaign Bus pulls into Elon, loaded with election resources

The bus is traveling through battleground states with stops at colleges, universities and high schools leading up to the Nov. 8 election.