News

Sophomore Success - Oct. 23

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Moseley Center, McKinnon Hall

New doc created by Elon students to screen at North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

“Drag Queen Storytime,” directed and produced by Emma Kopkowski ’20 and Tyler Litwin ’20, will be shown on Aug. 16 and 17 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Ernst & Young Info Session - Sept. 19

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Student Professional Development Center, Moseley 140

Intern Insider: Sarah Wood’s study abroad experience in South Africa leads to interview with grandson of Nelson Mandela

The senior journalism and international & global studies major completed the interview as an intern with Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

USA Today publishes Elon alumna’s reporting project on campus sexual assault

Kate Murphy ’15, a higher education reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, and her colleague spent nearly a year examining the many elements and perspectives surrounding the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Their findings were published on Aug. 6 on the front page of USA Today and an extensive video series is available online at sextalk.usatoday.com.

Lights, camera, action: alumni cast in same movie

The movie industry might seem vast, but for Paige Hullett ’16 and John Henry Ward ’17 it has gotten a little bit smaller as they have both been cast in Karen Maine’s “ Yes, God, Yes.”

Stephanie Hays ’18, Alex Toma ’20 recognized in collegiate design competition

The Elon alumna and rising junior collected four honors, including two first-place awards, in the national Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students.

Intern Insider: Meagan Gitelman ’19 leveraged Elon connections to land two LA internships

The senior is working at Young Hollywood and AfterBuzz TV where she’s putting into practice skills she gained from courses, Elon News Network and “ETalk.”

Elon announces 2018 Alumni Award winners

Five outstanding alumni will be honored at Homecoming Weekend 2018 for their professional success, community engagement and loyal support of Elon.

Fake News Game Show - Nov. 8 

Julie Smith, 'Just Click Here, Comrade' - Nov. 7

'Talking Black in America,' film screening - Oct. 23 

Diego Pineda ’19 calls NAHJ student project ‘an experience like no other’

The journalism major attended the 2018 National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference in Miami, working in tandem with professional journalists and fellow Latinx students covering the four-day convention.

First Amendement Free Food Festival - Wednesday, Sept. 26

Siva Vaidhyanathan, 'Antisocial Media' - Monday, Sept. 24 

Megan Squire, Elon Distinguished Scholar Lecture - Sept. 20

The 2017 Elon Distinguished Scholar Award recipient presents an overview of her research into online communities. 

Intern Insider: Elon senior lands Cup-worthy internship with Caps

Lifelong Washington Capitals fan Anna McMahon '19 started her internship with the team not long after the franchise hoisted hockey’s ultimate prize.

Jacob LaPlante ’17 reflects on his World Cup experience, six-week work trip to Russia

The animator for NBC Sports Group and avid soccer fan called his time abroad “a dream come true,” enjoying the globe’s most celebrated soccer tournament up close.

Students, mentors dive deep during Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

More than 50 Elon undergraduates were joined by several from other colleges and universities participated this summer in SURE, one of Elon's signature undergraduate research opportunities. 

Kenn Gaither co-authors book chapter on public relations and public interest in emerging democracies

The associate dean in the School of Communications co-authored a chapter in the recently published book, “Public Interest Communication Critical Debates and Global Contexts.”

MetLife Global Networking Luncheon - Oct. 4

12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Computing Sciences Faculty Lounge, Duke

Accounting Meet and Greet Prep Session - Sept. 4

8 to 9 p.m., LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center 

Federal Work-Study Information Session - Aug. 28

8 to 9:30 p.m., McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Accounting Meet and Greet - Sept. 12

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

 

Intern Insider: Anton Delgado’s internship takes him to Jordan to tell stories from Syrian refugee camp

The Elon University junior is writing from inside Zaatari for Save the Children Jordan, a non-governmental organization focused on educating impoverished children.

Alums celebrate Emmy nominations for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Katie Maraghy '15 and Nick Dyer '11 both have roles with the popular late-night program. 

Fall Student Employment Fair - Aug. 30

3:30 to 5:30 p.m., McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Sales Meet and Greet - Sept. 17

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

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

Landon Kestlinger ’19 reflects on screening his film at the Cannes Short Film Corner

The Elon University senior presented his short film, “The Reach,” an adaptation of a Stephen King story, at a showcase for aspiring filmmakers at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival in France.

PSAs produced by Doug Kass airing internationally on World Cup telecasts

The assistant professor of communications teamed with fellow Elon colleagues Mitch Herndon and Clay Stevenson, as well as recent iMedia graduate Trey Caldwell, to develop three public service announcements to promote the United Nations AIDS outreach program.

CNBC article on 'Roseanne' reboot offers insights from Naeemah Clark

Clark, associate professor of communications, focuses on studying and teaching about economic, programming, and diversity issues related to the media and entertainment industries.

Tech experts talk about internet's impact on daily life

A survey by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center gave leading technology figures a chance to talk about the ways their lives have been changed.

Scott McCrary ’00, Jasmine Turner ’15 receive Capital Emmys

The two Elon University graduates and their colleagues were honored at the 60th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards ceremony held June 23 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Vanessa Bravo wins top-paper award at ICA conference

Her co-authored study received a 3 Top Faculty Paper Award in the Public Diplomacy Interest Group.

School of Communications hosts three-day BEA workshop

During the 2018 BEA Studio Showcase and Training Workshop held on campus June 12-14, media educators explored current technologies and workflows for teaching television studio production. 

Tim Berners-Lee honored by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center

The inventor of the World Wide Web has received the Imagining the Internet Areté Medallion for his nearly three decades of outstanding work as a distinguished humanist innovator and technologist role model. 

Communications major conducts interviews on the Tony Awards red carpet

As part of her internship with The Daily Front Row Magazine, a fashion industry publication, Taylor Cruz ’21 interviewed some of Broadway’s biggest performers as well as several renowned clothing designers.

Andrew McGann '19: Following his passion

McGann, a rising Elon senior from Summit, New Jersey, shares how his Elon Engagement Scholarship has allowed him to pursue his love for music production. This is the second in a video series highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.

Qian Xu awarded grant from Penn State University to support study of fake news

The grant from Penn State's Arthur W. Page Center will assist her study of how fake health news flows and competes with real news on social media.

Alex Mancuso ’19 selected for Scripps Howard internship program

The Communications Fellow, who is a double major in cinema and television arts and international studies, received a summer grant and scholarship.

A global leader: Linda Findley Kozlowski ’95

Meet Linda Findley Kozlowski ’95, the woman in charge of operations for the e-commerce site Etsy. 

Anthony Hatcher’s new book addresses the intersection between religion and American culture

The associate professor of communications recently published “Religion and Media in America,” which explores how Christianity both adapts to and is affected by new media forms.

Jessica Gisclair, Bill Burress present workshop on global competency in the digital age

Joined by Elon alumna Daniela Ceron ’18, the Elon University colleagues co-led a May 30 workshop, examining teaching modules that explore global competence through the use of traditional and digital media in and out of the classroom.

Elon employees honored at Staff Appreciation Day

Six Elon staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university at a May 25 awards program during the annual staff appreciation celebration in Alumni Gymnasium.

In My Words: ‚Äč50 years later, Robert Kennedy’s funeral still unforgettable

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Tom Nelson, associate professor of communications, writes about the impact of Robert Kennedy's funeral on him as a teenager in New York 50 years ago. 

Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Four-part documentary edited by Daniel Koehler ’12 takes viewers inside The New York Times newsroom

The Elon alumnus served as an editor for “The Fourth Estate,” a recently released docu-series about New York Times journalists chronicling the first year of the Trump administration.

Lackaff receives Fulbright award to teach in Norway

Derek Lackaff, associate professor of communications and associate director for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, will join the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen for the 2018-19 academic year.