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Graduate and Professional School Fair - Oct. 24

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

School of Communications earns national top 10 in Hearst broadcast news competition

For the fourth straight year, Elon places in the top 20 of the full Hearst Journalism Awards.

Daniel Koehler ’12 edits compelling op-ed video for The New York Times 

On the heels of co-editing the new documentary “City of Ghosts,” the Elon alumnus served as an editor for a short video supporting an article written by Syrian activist Abdalaziz Alhamza, co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

Gisclair travels to Spain for digital teaching tools seminar

The communications department chair was one of seven academics nationwide to take part in the Council on International Educational Exchange’s weeklong seminar in Seville.

Interactive Media graduates told great lessons come from 'running through' failure, frustration

Surrounded by family, friends and Elon faculty and staff, 25 students in the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program's Class of 2017 celebrated the completion of the program during a ceremony May 18.

Kaplan LSAT Prep Class- July 11 through Aug. 10

Elon SPDC is offering prep classes this summer to help get you ready for applying to law school! 
 

Music video 'Anything' created by Elon alumni earns online acclaim

The recent collaboration from Mia Watkins ’16 and Eric Hernandez ’16 brings to life the new single from R&B artist Mawule and celebrates the importance of fatherhood.

Sport Management faculty, alumnus publish research in Recreational Sports Journal

Associate Professor Tony Weaver, Assistant Professor Cara McFadden and Elon graduate Drew Forte ’15 explored the perceptions of higher education administrators regarding the role club sports play in recruiting and retaining male students.

Vic Costello enjoys 'gratifying' experience teaching film production in Ethiopia

The associate professor of communications participated in a 10-day filmmaking workshop in the horn of Africa, providing much-needed instruction for members of Ethiopia’s fledgling film industry.

Bush, Vincent present research on the ‘selfie’ generation 

Lee Bush and Hal Vincent from the School of Communications attended the Integrated Marketing Communications Conference in Wilmington, N.C., and shared their insights on user-generated selfies and live video, and the implications of this social content in both developing and teaching communications strategies.

Communication design student wins national SPJ award

Stephanie Hays '18 was honored for her design work. Two other students were named national finalists in the same contest.

Kate Murphy '15 honors Elon friendship with touching essay

In the piece, the Cincinnati Enquirer higher education reporter reflects on her experience as an Elon soccer player and her relationship with teammate and friend Nicole "Colie" Dennion, who died in 2016. 

New Elon University-Pew Research Center report focuses on the Internet of Things

The explosion of networked devices is shaping everyday life, but also raising concerns about vulnerabilities, risks and civil liberties.

Student Employment Fair - Aug. 31

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

LSB Sophomore Success- Oct. 19

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

Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Meet and Greet - Sept. 11

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

Sales Meet and Greet - Sept. 18

Mosley Center, McKinnon Hall, 5 to 7 p.m.

Job and Internship Expo - Sept. 19

Alumni Gym, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

McFadden serves as faculty in residence at B1G Ten Recreational Sports Conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management led presentations addressing the development of student leadership and the practice of equity, diversity and inclusion in collegiate recreation environments.

GRE Test Prep Class - Fall 2017

SPDC, Moseley Center 140

'Elon Local News' produces first-ever all-Spanish broadcast

The newscast’s 'Online Exclusive,' co-produced by Elon sophomores Diego Pineda and Selina Guevara, received widespread praise from community members and alumni.

Communications graduates of 2017 heading across the globe for post-commencement experiences

Here's a look at where some of the 2017 School of Communications graduates are headed following Commencement.

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2017

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s seniors and their families with a May 19 reception in Snow Family Grand Atrium.

Innovation on full display at iMedia Capstone Exhibition

The evening before their commencement ceremony, graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program exhibited their thesis projects to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

Bravo publishes article in Public Relations Inquiry

The article discusses a research agenda for exploring how public relations is used by ethnic organizations to advance their goals.

Golin Unternship to take Elon senior on a six-week cross-country adventure

Jasper Thomas III, a double major in cinema and television arts and theatre studies, was recently named the recipient of an unconventional internship offered by Golin, one of the world's largest public relations firms.

Emmanuel Morgan ’19 selected for NABJ Student Multimedia Project

The journalism major will work alongside professional journalists to cover the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention held Aug. 9-13, 2017, in New Orleans.

Cinelon Film Festival screens 27 student works 

Thanks to the arrival of Turner Theatre, the annual festival hosted by Cinelon Productions returned to Elon’s campus on May 5.

Seventy-four students inducted into communications honor society

The School of Communications chapter of Lambda Pi Eta hosted a May 8 induction ceremony, with Associate Professor Phillip Motley serving as the event’s keynote speaker.

School of Communications publishes spring 2017 issue of research journal

This semester's edition marks the 15th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Sport and Event Management Department celebrates exceptional seniors

During a May 3 awards ceremony, Alexis de Groot ’17 and Kelly Siewers ’17 were recognized with Major of the Year Awards and alumnus Brad Holloman ’09 served as a guest speaker, sharing advice from his career in the sports industry.

Cinelon Film Festival finds new home in Turner Theatre 

The annual showcase, which features approximately 20 student works this year, is slated for Friday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

ENN’s broadcast show presented with top prize at BEA conference

Nine communications faculty and staff members attended the Broadcast Education Association’s annual conference and Festival of Media Arts, where “Elon Local News” members accepted a “Best of Festival” King Foundation Award.

Elon & Pew Research report on the future of jobs and jobs training

Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with artificial intelligence tools? Will market capitalism survive? Read details in a new study by Elon's Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center.

 

Dabbs earns outstanding article award for research on work-life balance 

Assistant Professor of Sport and Event Management Shaina Dabbs and her co-authors examined issues relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

Communications faculty recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

For their efforts organizing the SPJ Region 2 conference, Associate Professor Anthony Hatcher and Director of Student Media Colin Donohue were named the organization's Members of the Month.

Jessica Torrez-Riley G’12 shares professional insights with iMedia students

The Interactive Media graduate returned to campus to summarize her career path from Elon to Amazon, where she starts a new position next week.

MacKenzie Clarken ’18 wins prestigious national advertising scholarship

The School of Communications student is one of approximately 20 college students in the nation selected for the Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program presented annually by the American Advertising Federation. 

CELEBRATE! profile: Cameron Jackson

A strategic communications major explores the acceptance of natural hair among black female college students. 

School of Communications celebrates student and faculty excellence

The school hosted its end-of-year awards celebration on April 20 to acknowledge high achievement from students and faculty.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Going abroad? Thinking about going abroad? Think GoinGlobal 

Going abroad? Thinking about going abroad? GoinGlobal is a resource filled with information about cultural, professional, and social experiences or barriers you may have abroad. 

Communications students learn the ‘inner workings of network news’ during New York trip

Associate Professor Rich Landesberg and nine School of Communications students traveled this week to New York City, touring the facilities of several major network news organizations and meeting with high-level broadcast news professionals, including Brian Williams and Michael Radutzky, members of Elon’s Communications Advisory Board.

Anderson publishes articles examining public relations history and social movements

The associate professor of communications investigated how public relations was used to promote sex education initiatives immediately before and during World War I. 

Hal Vincent, Courtney Chambers ’20 share branding and communication principles with entrepreneurs

The School of Communications lecturer and entrepreneurship major led a theory and practice-in-action workshop at the Co|Operative, a nonprofit business startup incubator in Graham.

Entertainment publications feature recent promotion of Nneka Enurah ’11 

The Elon University alumna was elevated to vice president of multiplatform content and partnerships at Authentic Entertainment, overseeing the Emmy Award-winning production company’s creative development efforts for original video content.

Media coverage features insights from Jones on public records, police body cams 

Jonathan Jones is an instructor in the School of Communications and the director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition. 

Career Moves: Internship helps jump-start Elon junior’s pursuit of journalism career

Bryan Anderson ’18 is supplementing his experience through a summer internship with one of the state’s largest newspapers by tapping into vital career tools at the SPDC.

Elon senior named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Leena Dahal '17 will pursue a master's degree in modern south Asian studies at the University of Cambridge in England with the support of a scholarship established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Elon School of Communications hosts regional journalism conference

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 gathering featured the Mark of Excellence Awards results, of which several Elon students were winners.