When his hope of working for the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles wasn’t an option, even after an internship there that saw Harrison Seeler assist with the logistics of a pop superstar’s memorial service, the Elon University alum heeded advice from the Office of Career Services – “be patient” – and he today works for one of the largest entertainment venues in the nation.
The Sport and Event Management 227 class donated a total of $2,000 from two spring semester class events. Class members split into groups to organize the "Bite'N Bid" pasta dinner/silent auction in support of Allied Churches of Alamance County, and the "Frosty Frolic" race in support of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina.
Hal Walker, department chair of Sport and Event Management, was recently invited to serve as a five-year external reviewer for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., for the Department of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport Studies.
Members of the “Programming and Event Management” class in the Department of Sport and Event Management organized a “Car Show” event at the Holly Hill Mall in Burlington in November, raising $1,685 for the Walter B. Ellis American Legion Post 63.
Members of the "Programming and Event Management" class in the Department of Sport and Event Management raised $525 to benefit the Campus Kitchen Project at Elon with a “Minute To Win It” event in McKinnon Hall on Nov. 16.
Four Elon students joined associate professor Hal Walker from Nov. 10-13, 2010, at the annual conference of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.
Elon University senior Teri Horn has received the North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth annual Community Impact Student Award for making significant, innovative contributions to her campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Horn was one of 34 college students across the state to receive the honor.
Sam Coury discovered a love for P.T. Barnum, the famous 19th century American showman, when she researched his life for a high school paper. Until last fall, the current Elon University sophomore figured an internship with The Barnum Museum in Connecticut was nothing more than “fantasy.” Then she visited Career Services.
Tony Weaver, an assistant professor in the Department of Sport & Event Management, authored an article, “Reevaluating Prestige: The Influence of History on the Decision to Reclassify to Division I: A Case Study,” in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.
Sport and Event Management faculty Tony Weaver, Hal Walker and Anne Marx presented research findings at the 25th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management in Tampa, Fla., held from June 1-5, 2010.
It just didn’t seem right that Ashlee Crewe had to forfeit her college graduation to join teammates in Georgia this weekend for the NCAA softball tournament. So in front of family and friends, Crewe received her diploma Wednesday evening from Elon President Leo M. Lambert in a ceremony honoring the only senior on the Southern Conference championship team.
Elon junior Lauren Ross, a leisure and sport management major, and associate professor Tony Weaver presented a poster titled “A Current Examination of the Historically Black Colleges and University Division I Athletic Directors” at the 2010 Scholarly Conference on College Sport in Chapel Hill, N.C., held from April 21-23.
A fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and the Multiple Sclerosis Society caught the attention of local media over the weekend, with the Times-News in Burlington and WFMY News 2 in Greensboro covering the event organized by students in a Leisure and Sport Management course.
In more than two decades covering professional baseball, ESPN senior analyst Buster Olney has seen some of the game's most poignant moments. He shared insights from his career and offered advice to future sports journalists on April 14 as Elon's Leisure and Sport Management Society Career Spotlight Speaker.
In an online story posted March 31, the Chronicle of Higher Education cited work by assistant professor Tony Weaver on the recent trend of colleges and universities paying their new basketball coaches higher salaries than the men who were replaced.
Tony Weaver, assistant professor in the Department of Leisure and Sport Management, presented to members of the Lumina Foundation last week in Indianapolis. The presentation, "The Cost of College Athletics," examined current trends in Division I athletic spending.
In early March, Anne Marx, assistant professor of leisure and sport management co-presented a paper titled "Teaching Initiatives: Digital Video Technology Applications for Recreation and Sport Law Classes" at the Annual Conference on Sport, Physical Education, Recreation and Law in Albuquerque, N.M.
Think you know the officiating nuances of a football game? Not like this you don’t. Elon University seniors Ryan Pauley and Jackie Sapio spent Saturdays this fall watching ACC football games from the conference’s headquarters in Greensboro, documenting every yellow flag and missed call as part of an internship developed through the Department of Leisure and Sport Management.
Professors Anne Marx and Hal Walker in the Department of Leisure and Sport Management took more than 60 students from their introductory courses to the RBC Center in Raleigh recently to learn more about career options in the sport management industry.
The LSM Society managed and staffed the concession operation at the SAS – Champions Tour PGA Golf Tournament in Cary, N.C., at Prestonwood Country Club from Sept. 23-27, 2009, marking the fifth consecutive year that students from the LSM program have worked this event.
Tony Weaver, an assistant professor in the Department of Leisure and Sport Management, wrote a July 9 summary for the UltimateSportsInsider.com titled “Diversifying donor bases - A review of the research.” Weaver will be a frequent contributor to the Ultimate Sports Insider web site as the site has added a new section relating academic research to current issues in college athletics.
The Statesville (N.C.) Record & Landmark on April 25 profiled Carson Foushee '07, a leisure and sport management graduate, and his efforts to raise money for the purchase of netting that can help slow the spread of malaria in Africa.
Elon seniors Jenna Raffio (psychology) and Ryan Pauley (leisure and sport management), along with faculty members Chris Leupold and Tony Weaver, presented a poster titled, “Creation of a Strategic Performance Model for Division I Athletic Directors: Phase I” at the Scholarly Conference on College Sport in Chapel Hill, N.C., held from April 15-19.
The Department of Leisure and Sport Management welcomed home one of its own Friday as faculty, students and guests gathered in Holland House for Johnathan Harvey ’09, who returned to North Carolina last month from a four-month deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Hal Walker, an associate professor of leisure and sport management, presented
research in October at the International Academy of Business and
Economics (IABE) conference in Las Vegas. The title of his
presentation: “The Relationship between Psychological Commitment,
Participation Frequency and Purchase Intention in Recreational
Six students presented marketing proposals last month to NCAA and ACC
officials in an effort to increase ticket sales for the Division I NCAA
Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum from
March 30 to April 1.