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Documentary by Elon juniors wins Best Nature award

Produced by Jared Mayerson ’20 and Jordan Shaw ’20, “Leaving the Nest” was recognized at the second annual Marquee on Main Film Festival held in Washington, North Carolina. The seven-minute documentary tells the story of a family that lives in yurts – portable, round tents.

iMedia Fly-in Presentations – Jan. 24

11:45 a.m. | Turner Theatre

In My Words:  ‘Dynamic resilience’ means bouncing back, and bouncing higher

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Naeemah Clark writes about how to help students now just bounce back, but bounce higher. The column was published in the Raleigh News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun. 

Elon alumnus Alex Simon ’17 joins News21 investigation

The Arizona State University graduate student will contribute to a national investigative reporting project this summer, examining how the federal government has responded to natural disasters over the past several decades.

Elon students honored for fall semester grades

Elon University has released its President's List and Dean's List academic recognitions for the 2018 fall semester.

Alumna Erin Barnett’s new film to host world premiere at Sundance Film Festival

The Elon graduate served as an editor and screenwriter for “The Great Hack,” a documentary that delves into the dark world of data exploitation through the personal journeys of those affected by the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data breach.

Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review - Feb. 12

Snow Atrium, Schar Hall

So you want to work in Hollywood?

The Student Professional Development Center offers advice to students who want to land in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry.

Job & Internship Expo-Feb. 26

2 to 5 p.m., Alumni Gym

Anton Delgado ’20 to investigate federal disaster relief during News21 fellowship

The Elon junior will participate in a 10-week investigative reporting assignment at Arizona State University this summer, examining how the federal government has responded to natural disasters ranging from hurricanes to wildfires.

Nicole Triche reflects on experience as Television Academy Faculty Seminar Fellow

The associate professor of communications was one of 25 educators from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in the prestigious five-day program, which offers in-depth conversations with entertainment professionals and an inside look at the television and content development industries.

Cammie Behnke ’19 selected for Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship

The senior journalism major will spend 12 days examining the evolution of women in post-genocide Rwanda.

Career Services offers video on 'Common-Sense Professionalism'
Skills for new professionals, interns, student workers, and students (the classroom is a professional space, too).

 

School of Communications publishes fall 2018 issue of research journal

This semester’s edition marks the 18th in the history of the Elon Journal and the first under the editorship of Professor Harlen Makemson.

Elon's Imagining the Internet Center & Pew Research Center release new study on artificial intelligence 

Elon and Pew surveyed nearly 1,000 leading technologists about the wide-ranging impact of artificial intelligence on the quality of life of individuals.

Brooks Fuller joins School of Communications

The former assistant professor at Louisiana State University and North Carolina attorney will begin in February.

School of Communications named finalist in PRWeek Awards competition

Elon is one of five institutions competing in the contest’s Outstanding Education Program category.

Sales Meet & Greet-Feb. 25 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall

Paper authored and recently published by Barbara Miller Gaither, Morgan Collins ’20 earns top prize award

In collaboration with UNC professor Lucinda Austin, the School of Communications faculty member and strategic communications major examined corporate social advocacy and political activism through the case of DICK’s Sporting Goods and the company’s recent stance on gun control reform.

Dean Rochelle Ford inducted into PRWeek Hall of Fame

The School of Communications dean was one of “six inspiring leaders of communications” honored at a Dec. 3 ceremony at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Corporate Publishing classes pitch Amica Mutual Insurance representatives

Two sections of Assistant Professor Michele Lashley’s course were charged with identifying ways to increase awareness about the company’s Future Leaders Program among Elon seniors seeking employment.

Communications professors, alumna publish chapters in public relations ethics book

“Cases in Public Relations: Translating ethics into action” is an edited collection recently released by Oxford University Press.

Robert Hubler ’90, colleagues earn Suncoast Emmy for Parkland shooting coverage

The assistant director of news content and his WPEC-TV team were recognized on Dec. 1 at the 42nd annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

Shaina Dabbs presents NCAA coaches research talk

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management was the featured speaker of the Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program Fall Faculty Research Spotlight held on Nov. 26.

Charlotte Observer article on sports betting features insights from Bill Squadron

Squadron, a visiting professor of sport management, offers his thoughts on what an expansion of sports betting could mean for tax revenues. 

Elon alumni reel in Midsouth Emmy Award nominations

Joe Bruno ’14, Brandon Marshall ’12, Sophie Nielsen-Kolding ’12, Nick Ochsner '11 and Christine Williams '14 will be among the honorees recognized at the 33rd Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in February.

Hal Vincent featured in 'Verify' segment on advertisers and shopping

The segment created for nearly four dozen TEGNA television stations aired in multiple markets around the country. 

Veterans Day columns by Tom Nelson published by Montana newspapers

The two columns by the associate professor of communications offers insights into Montana history tied to the end of World War I. 

Students practice professional selling skills in Amica Elon Challenge

Seniors Stefanie Milovic and Janay Tyson won the sales competition for Elon students.

Elon students conduct research project at UNESCO HQ in Paris

The School of Communications Imagining the Internet team produced more than 600 video clips featuring 154 people from 55 nation-states at the 13th annual Internet Governance Forum, facilitated by the United Nations.

 

CEL well-represented at ISSOTL 2018

Several Elon Center for Engaged Learning representatives presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2018 conference, including scholars from multiple CEL research seminars.

Elon Interactive Media alumna Ashley Deese Eldredge G'13 named a Forbes "30 Under 30" honoree

The Forbes award recognizes outstanding young leaders in the field of digital gaming.

Student Professional Development Center Open House - Feb. 15

3 to 6 p.m., Student Professional Development Center, Moseley Center

Elon News Network, alumni recognized at RTDNAC/AP Awards

The student-run news organization was honored with six awards, including four first-place finishes, and two School of Communications graduates were recognized for their professional journalism efforts.

Brooke Barnett named communications dean at Butler University

Brooke Barnett, Elon’s associate provost for academic and inclusive excellence and professor of communications, has been named dean of the College of Communication at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She will begin her duties there on June 1.

 

Sport management majors, Maroon Sports visit Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena

A group of nearly two dozen School of Communications students received a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the NHL organization and its arena.

‘Elon University Faculty: Passionately Curious’ celebrates faculty scholarship

The 2018 edition of the President’s Report highlights the accomplishments of the university’s outstanding educators. These intellectual leaders exemplify the kind of drive and commitment that makes Elon such a distinctive academic community.

Communications faculty present research at ISSOTL conference in Norway

Associate Professors Derek Lackaff, Phillip Motley and Amanda Sturgill attended the 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, which attracts international scholars and educators to share recent work and to discuss how to advance the future of higher education.

School of Communications presents Tom Mullen ’00 with Outstanding Alumnus Award

The Atlantic Records executive was lauded for his “entrepreneurial passion and pursuit” at a Nov. 2 luncheon held during Elon University’s Homecoming weekend.

Oaks Neighborhood offers Fake News Game Show

The event demonstrated how difficult it can be to discern what's real and what's fabricated.

Media literacy expert teaches students how to detect fake news

Author Julie Smith of Webster University argued that the amount, design and message of fake information contributes to its proliferation.

Alumni return to campus for ‘ElonNext,’ a panel about life after Elon

Homecoming weekend brought nine School of Communications graduates back to campus to participate in a live panel discussion, providing current students with advice on how to use their Elon experiences to enhance their careers.

Sport management team advances to final four of sport marketing competition  

A team of four Elon University students competed in a case study competition held Oct. 24-26 at the 2018 Sport Marketing Association Conference in Dallas.

Documentary by Elon juniors shown at Trinidad and Tobago film festival

Produced by Jared Mayerson ’20 and Jordan Shaw ’20, “Leaving the Nest” tells the story of a North Carolina family that lives in yurts – portable, round tents. The film will be screened this spring on campus at the 2019 elondocs documentary showcase.

Jessica Gisclair serves on ACEJMC accreditation site visit team

The chair of the Communications Department served as one of three members on the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications accreditation site visit team at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. 

ENN to air live 2-hour midterm election show

Students have been prepping since the summer for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, telecast.

Turner Theatre to host screening of 'A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.' on Election Day

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection was written and directed by Qasim Basir, who will participate in a Q&A session following the 4:15 p.m. screening on campus. 

ENN honored with national Pacemaker, Pinnacle awards

Elon’s student news organization won several organizational and individual honors at a national college media conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Elon recognizes distinguished alumni 

Five alumni were honored during a Nov. 2 awards ceremony that kicked off the Homecoming festivities.
 

Students share advice, experiences at Sport Management Internship Forum

The Sport Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum on Oct. 1, featuring a lively panel discussion and poster session.