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Lucinda Austin publishes article in Journal of Health Communication

The assistant professor of communications used eye-tracking technology to determine how people pay attention to nutrition labels.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Graduate & Professional School Fair - Oct. 22

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Moseley Center McKinnon Hall. Open to alumni, all majors, and all years.

Class of 2018 begins journey toward global citizenship

More than 1,500 first-year and transfer students arrived on campus Friday set on learning about social and economic issues impacting their world while finding ways to improve the lives of others.

Mark Cryan offers commentary on the economics of the U.S. Open

The comments by the Elon assistant professor of sport and event management appeared on WalletHub.com, one of the leading outlets covering the personal finance industry.

USA Today College features Q&A with Pendulum editor

Senior Jonathan Black discussed the realities of being a college newspaper editor.

In My Words: Retelling the past is harder than you think

A new James Brown biopic gives Associate Professor Naeemah Clark an opportunity to reflect on her own research into "Soul Brother No. 1" on the opinion pages of several regional newspapers.

The perfect fit

As director of communications for Fruit of the Loom Inc., Lindsay Porter ’05 is as comfortable talking about briefs as she is budgets and sales projections.

Kate Murphy '14 capitalizes on News21 journalism internship opportunity

Senior journalism major and women's soccer team starting goalkeeper joined team of 29 Fellows to investigate U.S. gun rights and legislation.

School of Communications faculty participate in Montreal conference

Twenty faculty members served on panels, presented research and received honors for their academic work.

School of Communications faculty and students participate in national convention

The 39 Annual Convention & Career Fair of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) attracts more than 3, 000 journalists, PR professionals, students and professors.

Elon and Pew Research release report on the future of artificial intelligence

Tech experts envision the ways that robots and "digital agents" will impact our lives by 2025.

Elon welcomes sixth Interactive Media class

Students in the 10-month, full-time master's program have varied backgrounds from across the United States.

Zona Sur (Southern District) film screening - Nov. 21

Arrugas (Wrinkles) film screening - Nov. 7

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) film screening - Oct. 3

Ben Nabors, documentary filmmaker - Sept. 29

Las Analfabetas (Illiterate) film screening - Sept. 12

'Quien es Dayani Cristal?' (Who is Dayani Cristal?) film screening - Sept. 26

In My Words: When did 'elite' become a bad thing?

Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher authored an opinion column for several North Carolina newspapers about the disdain politicians can show toward those at the very top of their professions.

Vanessa Bravo publishes journal article and book review

The article was published in the International Journal of Communication and the book review was featured in International Migration Review.

Elon Media & Religion Conference Proceedings Published as e-Book

Eight papers from the 2013 Elon University Media and Religion Conference have been published in both e-Book and print-on-demand paperback formats. 

Byung Lee receives fellowship to study media analytics at advertising agency

The associate professor of communications also offered a separate workshop about data collection to a university in Korea.

Janna Anderson's talk at Internet Summit covered by USA Today

Privacy and "The Internet of Things" were the subjects of a July 10 conference in Palo Alto, Calif.

Naeemah Clark publishes in Journal of Magazine and New Media Research

The associate professor of communications studied the impact women's magazines had on the acceptance of cosmetic surgery.

Dan Koehler '12 named Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow

The media arts & entertainment Elon graduate is one of five awardees selected for the fellowship made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

Naeemah Clark and Jonathan Jones present at Chuck Stone Diversity Program

The two faculty members from Elon University's School of Communications offered presentations to rising high school seniors.

Journalism student featured in USA Today College story

Senior Katie Maraghy discussed the concept, structure and successes of "ELN Morning."

In My Words: Television advice can be another way to build community

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark writes for several regional newspapers about the role she fulfills, and the community she builds, when sharing television show recommendations with friends and loved ones.

New Elon-Pew study looks at threats to the future of the Internet

Imagining the Internet and Pew Research surveyed world technology experts about the challenges to the Internet's future development between now and 2025.

Elon team provides news coverage of Russian event

A team of students, faculty, and alumni from Elon University's School of Communications spent a week in June in Ekaterinburg, Russia, covering the 2014 International Collegiate Programming Contest in video, photo, social media and text. 

Lucinda Austin publishes articles in Encyclopedia of Health Communication

Contributions by the Elon assistant professor of communications are  part of a 600-article volume.

Elon students assume leadership roles for U.S. Open fundraiser

Five students from the Department of Sport and Event Management have recruited volunteers, handled sales receipts and coordinated inventory this month at a concessions tent in Pinehurst, North Carolina, for the 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships.

Colin Donohue '05 offers workshop at high school journalism institute

Elon University's coordinator of student media discussed editing and mentoring at a North Carolina Scholastic Media Association program.

Elon's School of Communications places in Top 20 in Hearst competition

Several journalism students pace Elon in the prestigious national contest.

Student-produced music video entered into International Music Video Database

A video created and marketed by Elon University's student-run Limelight Records recording label features the music of Kid Cas, the stage name for Brandon Williams '14.

School of Communications faculty members present research at ICA

Professors Vanessa Bravo, Julie Lellis, Barbara Miller and Qian Xu all participated in the conference.

In My Words: For dedicated educators, parting really is sweet sorrow

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark writes for regional newspapers about the joys and sadness each spring of watching students graduate.

Communications graduates of 2014 boast wide variety of post-commencement jobs, educational experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2014 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

Seniors give thanks at graduate receptions

The one-hour school receptions allowed students to introduce parents to faculty mentors, laugh with friends and recognize the people who helped make the last four years possible. 

Senior strategic communications student wins advertising scholarship

Marisa Moody '15 was recognized as a top advertising student in the Triangle and Triad areas of North Carolina.

Elon’s Interactive Media master’s candidates receive degrees

MJ Jacobsen, senior vice president of communications for the National Geographic Society, challenged the 38 “digital natives” in the Interactive Media Class of 2014 to never be complacent about learning new things.

School of Communications recognizes outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony May 6 to honor high achievement from faculty and students in the last year.

Dance major honored at Los Angeles film festival

Rising senior Amber Schmiesing, whose work with film was inspired by her experience in the "Elon in L.A." program, won the Dance Camera West film festival's Emerging Artist Second Runner Up Award for an original dance film. 

Career Moves: SPDC resources help Elon senior prepare for job at Volkswagen

With guidance from faculty and staff in the Student Professional Development Center, strategic communications and political science double major Baron Smith '14 combined his interest in marketing with a passion for cars to secure a position with Volkswagen Group of America's Graduate Program.

In My Words: United Church of Christ brings the fight for equality to North Carolina

Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher writes in several regional newspapers about the activist history of a church that filed a federal lawsuit to overturn North Carolina's constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.

Elon senior receives Princeton in Asia fellowship

Jill Capotosto will spend up to two years in Vietnam assisting with communications for an international wildlife anti-trafficking organization.

Senior journalism major named nominee in sports media contest

Senior Ben Naughton has been recognized for a story he did about the women's tennis team for 'Elon Phoenix Weekly.'

New Elon-Pew Internet study predicts effects of "The Internet of Things" by 2025

Experts predict enhanced health, convenience and productivity while also sharing concerns about privacy, hyped expectations and complexity problems.

Communications students inducted into Lambda Pi Eta

Students entered the Communications honor society in a May 12 ceremony.