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Live Oak Communications wins nine graphic design and advertising awards

The student-run agency’s multiplatform awards span eight contest categories, highlighting work created for five real-world clients during the 2018-19 school year.

Rochelle Ford honored for contributions to diversity education

AEJMC, the nation’s oldest collegiate journalism education association, recognized the School of Communications dean with its top honor in diversity education on Aug. 9.

Ernst & Young Employer Info Session - Sept. 11

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., SPDC, Moseley 140

Federal Work-Study Information Session - Aug. 27

5:30- 6:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall, Moseley

Graduate and Professional Fair - Oct. 31

3 - 6 p.m. McKinnon Hall, Moseley

LSB Sophomore Success- Oct. 22

4:15 - 7:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall, Moseley

Student Employment Fair - Aug. 28

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

Sales Meet and Greet - Sept. 16

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

Job & Internship Expo - Tues. Sept. 17 

The biggest opportunity this year to network with employer recruiters from a variety of industries. 

Accounting Meet and Greet - Sept. 9

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

William Moner awarded Design for America/YMCA grant

The grant will support a partnership between the Design For America Studio at Elon and the YMCA of the Triangle to implement new ways to recruit and retain quality lifeguard staff. 

Cara McFadden publishes article in Journal of Applied Measurement

The article examines the Sense of Competence Scale-Revised, which measures the sense of competence of college students.

Cara McFadden publishes book chapter about academic and student affairs collaboration

The chapter highlights the need for effective academic and student life partnerships in creating meaningful educational opportunities.

Rolling Stone article on conspiracy-driven domestic terrorism includes insights from Stansberry

Kathleen Stansberry, assistant professor of strategic communications, offered analysis about the danger that comes with the spread of conspiracy theories, particularly on social media. 

School of Communications student journalists provide exclusive coverage of U.S. telecommunications policy event

A team of 20 School of Communications students prepared and led by four faculty and staff is providing the only full-day journalistic coverage of the multi-event Internet Governance Forum-USA at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

In My Words: On July 20, 1969, the earth orbited the moon

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson recalls his experience watching the moon landing 50 years. ago. The column was published in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va.

Alumna Erin Barnett’s new film 'The Great Hack' to premiere on Netflix, select theaters on July 24

Erin Barnett '09 edited and co-wrote the film "The Great Hack," which explores data exploitation through personal stories surrounding the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal that influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 

Anton Delgado ’20 earns two Green Eyeshade Awards

The managing editor of The Pendulum, Elon News Network’s student newspaper, was named both the Best News Reporter in the South and the Best Feature Writer in the South.

Fuller offers insights for article about town's public records fees

Brooks Fuller, director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center and instructor of journalism, offers his perspective about a town charging a fee of $70,000 to a local newspaper to fulfill a public records request. 

Diving into disaster: Anton Delgado '20 reports from the American West for News21

Follow along with Delgado on social media as he participates this summer as a Carnegie-Knight News21 fellow reporting on the federal response to natural disasters. 

In My Words: Before WWI, the national anthem was star-spangled confusion

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Tom Nelson sheds light on the evolution of the national anthem during and after World War I. The column was published in the Greensboro News & Record

Virginia Tech baseball coach calls Kyle Sarazin ’19 a ‘big-time addition’ to coaching staff

The recent Elon graduate was named the Hokies’ director of player development, hired to assist the Atlantic Coast Conference program with coaching and development strategies, while utilizing new analytics software and equipment.

Elon contingent attends Paladin Awards Ceremony in New York City

Accompanied by Communications Dean Rochelle Ford, four School of Communications students and one alumna attended the PRSA Foundation’s signature event on June 25 to celebrate the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the public relations sector.

Six student-athletes recognized as CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award winners

Elon against leads the conference in the number of students selected for the award which honors leadership, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship on and off the field. 

Communications faculty, Honors Fellow present research at IMC Conference

Associate Professor Lee Bush, Lecturer Hal Vincent and Honors Fellow Stefanie Milovic ’19 presented research on student-run agencies and society-driven responsibility at the biennial Integrated Marketing Communications conference in Wilmington.

A SURE thing: Alumni discuss benefits of undergraduate research

Cecily Basquin '16 and Sabrina Campelo '18 spoke about the importance of their undergraduate research experience at a second luncheon for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program.

Jessica Gisclair receives Fulbright award to teach in China

The associate professor of strategic communications will join the Shanghai International Studies University for the spring 2020 term.

Joseph Keller '19, Abbie Vandruff '20 selected to participate in Television Academy Foundation's internship program

Keller and Vandruff are among the 50 people selected nationwide for the program and will intern this summer at media and entertainment firms in southern California.

School of Communications adopts new departmental structure

To further strengthen Elon's student-centered learning environment, the School of Communications faculty and leadership decided to move to a new format with six undergraduate programs on June 1.

Kenn Gaither co-authors article on how banks in Kuwait utilize Instagram

The associate dean in the School of Communications and his fellow researchers examined the public relations functions of eight Kuwaiti banks listed in the Kuwait Stock Exchange Market that use their Instagram accounts, conducting a content analysis of more than 1,500 posts.

Hal Vincent offers insight on engaging in service learning and community involvement through coursework and student involvement

A lecturer in communications and faculty director of Live Oak Communications, Vincent has aimed to engage with the community through helping local organizations with strategic communications work.

Communications faculty present research on Twitter imagery

In their new study, Assistant Professors Sana Haq and Jane O’Boyle examined thousands of posts to understand the contents of international Twitter comments and photos, comparing materials from six different countries.

Sana Haq’s new documentary to air on UNC-TV

“Waiting in the Midfield” highlights the life of Omar Alhamwi, a Syrian refugee and former professional soccer player, as he makes a new life for himself in Greensboro. The film will air on Wednesday, May 29, at 9 p.m., with replays the following day.

Team of journalism students notch top-10 Hearst finish

Four senior journalism majors who produced a story about human trafficking for their Multimedia Journalism class finished sixth in the Team Multimedia competition.

Vanessa Bravo selected for nationwide leadership training program

The associate professor of communications will be one of nine participants in the 2019-20 Institute for Diverse Leadership program of AEJMC and ASJMC, two preeminent associations in the field of mass communication.

Interactive Media graduates advised to use their education to find their way through life

Family, friends and Elon faculty and staff gathered on May 22 with the 28 students in the Master of Arts in Interactive Media program's Class of 2019 to celebrate their completion of the program. 

Driven by passion: iMedia students showcase their thesis projects

During their annual capstone exhibition, held on May 21 in Long Building,  graduate students in Elon University’s Interactive Media master's program presented the work they've completed this semester to professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

Gary Grumbach ’16 to cover 2020 election campaigns for NBC News embed team

The Elon graduate and former news director of “Elon Local News” is one of 10 reporters and producers selected for NBC News’ political embed reporting class, an assignment that will run through Election Day 2020.

Matthew Williamson ’18 receives Emmy Award for ESPN program

The journalism graduate from Elon’s School of Communications is part of a team that produces the popular ESPN daily program, “Pardon the Interruption.”

 

Communications graduates of 2019 find national, international post-commencement opportunities

Here's a look at where some of the 2019 School of Communications graduates are headed after they graduate.

Career Moves: Student Professional Development Center helps Elon senior through law school admissions process

Walker Helms ’19, a political science major who double minored in sport and event management and leadership studies, from Radford, Virginia will transition to Wake Forest School of Law this fall and credits the Student Professional Development Center with supporting him throughout the admissions process.

Student Professional Development Center announces 2019-20  Career Advising Fellows

SPDC welcomes Kiera O'Donnell and Alison Doherty to the SPDC team of professionals.

Communications students win national journalism awards

Emmanuel Morgan '19, Alex Hager '19, Jessica Rapfogel '19 and Anton Delgado '20 were honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for their writing and photography.

Photojournalist Al Drago ’15 to deliver Elon’s 2019 undergraduate commencement address

The award-winning photographer covers politics and national news and his work is regularly featured in The New York Times and other national media outlets.

Elon seniors, alumna receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

Elon continues to build upon its reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners with members of the Class of 2019 who will be teaching in Mexico, the Czech Republic, South Korea and Malaysia through the prestigious program. 

iMedia Capstone Exhibition to highlight innovative thesis projects

On May 21, the evening before their Commencement ceremony, 29 graduate students in Elon University's Interactive Media master's program will share their capstone projects with professionals, faculty and staff, family and friends.

School of Communications publishes spring 2019 issue of research journal

This semester’s edition marks the 19th in the history of the Elon Journal, the nation’s first and only undergraduate research journal in communications.

Annual awards luncheon recognizes Elon faculty, staff for excellence

Members of Elon’s faculty and staff, along with retiring employees, were honored May 15 for excellence and service to Elon.

Travis Lusk ’05 used student media experience to propel professional life

Lusk, the 2019 Student Media Board banquet speaker, helps Fortune 100 brands assess and improve their advertising strategies and reach.

Maggie Brown ’20 selected for Scripps Howard internship program

The Communications Fellow and journalism major received a summer grant and scholarship.