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McFadden's work on student leadership development highlighted in Campus Recreation Magazine

A recent article focused on "New Directions for Student Leadership," a sourcebook published by Cara McFadden, assistant professor of sport and event management, and Don Stenta, director of student life recreational sports at the Ohio State University. 

McFadden examines risk management in sport and recreation environments in article for SportRisk

The assistant professor of sport and event management incorporates her personal experiences with the Virginia Tech massacre to promote discussion and analysis in the classroom.

McFadden facilitates NIRSA’s summit on equity, diversity and inclusion

The assistant professor of sport and event management played a prominent role in the November conference, promoting activities and discussions designed to advance the organization’s social justice initiatives.

Cryan publishes series in Ballpark Digest on baseball in the Dominican Republic

Mark Cryan, an assistant professor in sport and event management, wrote a series of articles about the Dominican Winter League for Ballpark Digest.  The three-part series, titled "Baseball in the Republic," describes the fan experience, the facilities, and game on the field in the Dominican Republic's top baseball league. 

SEM class supports community organizations through coursework

Students in Assistant Professor Shaina Dabbs’ “Event Management” class raised more than $2,300 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County and Excel Christian Academy of Burlington.

Elon professor co-authors book chapter on collegiate recreation 

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden explores the collegiate recreation field and the expanding role recreation programs, services and facilities contribute to a university community.

Communications faculty, students share advice at honor society event

Lambda Pi Eta hosted an Oct. 27 gathering that included a faculty panel, question-and-answer session and student-to-student mentoring.

WalletHub features Elon professor in 'Ask the Experts' piece on the 2016 World Series

Mark Cryan is an assistant professor of sport and event management at Elon. 

Kelly Siewers ’17 named a Provost Scholar in recognition of her college athletics research

During the past two years, the sport and event management and business management double major has examined the reasons why collegiate athletic departments have decided to reclassify to Division I.

Sport & Event Management students share stories, advice at internship forum

The Sport & Event Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum, highlighting its students’ summer achievements and memorable internship experiences.

Spike in travel to Myanmar driving interest in Bockino's new book on 'mysterious' country

The assistant professor in the School of Communications participated in a Q&A interview with The Myanmar Times to highlight his experiences while traveling through Myanmar, a trip extensively featured in his recently released Kindle Single.

Two communications professors present at ICA conference in Japan

Assistant Professors David Bockino and Qian Xu shared their respective research highlighting a variety of topics, including new institutionalism and journalism education, smartphone usage, and the online discussion in China regarding genetically modified foods.

David Bockino utilizes Kindle platform for Myanmar narrative

The assistant professor in the School of Communications examined the Southeast Asian nation’s rise from the ground level, spending two-plus weeks exploring what has quickly become one of the world’s most enticing tourist destinations.

School of Communications hosts reception for Class of 2016

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s COM and SEM seniors and their families with a May 20 reception on Manfuso Plaza.

SEM class, Student United Way chapter assist nonprofit initiatives

Members of the “Facilities and Venue Management” course, offered by the Department of Sport and Event Management, and Student United Way chapter volunteered this semester with several United Way of Alamance County events.

SEM Department celebrates majors, alumnus at senior banquet

During the May 3 awards ceremony, Jeremy Recoon ’16 received the Major of the Year Award and alumnus Christopher Bayly ’08 served as the evening’s guest speaker, highlighting his career in the sports consulting industry.

Project Palooza showcases SEM students’ research

The Sport and Event Management Department hosted its spring 2016 Project Palooza, displaying student work conducted during the semester.

Communications students discuss research at 2016 SURF sessions

Students and faculty members of the School of Communications participated in the 23rd annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, sharing their scholarship with the Elon University community.

SEM class co-hosts fundraiser benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Department of Sport and Event Management course partnered with Elon Athletics and the Office of Student Activities to host an April 23 block party in conjunction with a busy afternoon of on-campus sporting events.

Cara McFadden organizes programming, presents at NIRSA conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management played a prominent role in the collegiate recreational sports organization’s April conference, serving as program chair and facilitating five presentations and workshops.

Five School of Communications students present research at NCUR

Nicole Miller ’16, Tara Wirth ’16, Xernay Aniwar ’17, Leena Dahal ’17 and MaryClaire Schulz ’17 shared their research projects at the largest undergraduate interdisciplinary conference in the country.

Cara McFadden presents at NASPA conference, delivers Numen Lumen talk

The assistant professor of sport and event management tackled a variety of topics during two March presentations, covering student leadership development as well as the importance of resiliency and renewal.

Communications Advisory Board makes spring visit, tours construction

Fourteen board members and guests visited campus April 8 to share their professional insight and receive an up-close look at the school’s facilities expansion.

Mark Cryan leads presentation on foul ball safety

The assistant professor of sport and event management traveled to New Orleans in late February to present at the Sport and Recreation Law Association’s annual conference.

SEM students attend Sport Management Coalition Symposium

Nearly two-dozen Elon University students traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a March 15 conference to hear from marketing professionals and industry leaders. 

Elon sophomore promotes sustainable practices in Super Bowl City

Max Herrera traveled home to San Mateo, Calif., for Elon University’s “Fake Break” this winter to volunteer on the sustainability team with the Super Bowl Host Committee.

Tony Weaver discusses Super Bowl’s economic impact and future

The chair of the Sport and Event Management Department participated in a question-and-answer interview examining topics relating to the National Football League’s championship game.

Academics, service-learning put Dominican Republic experience in perspective

During Elon University’s Thanksgiving break, members of the baseball team traveled to the Dominican Republic to study the Caribbean nation’s culture, economy and affinity for baseball as part of the “Globalization in Contemporary Sport” class.

Service-learning course raises $500 for local organization

The sport and event management class hosted a fundraising event benefiting Helping Other People Eat – or H.O.P.E. – a nonprofit organization fighting hunger in Alamance County.

SEM faculty, student present at NIRSA regional conference

Assistant Professors Cara McFadden and Craig Schmitt and junior Abigail Dalton traveled to South Carolina to share their research and expertise with the collegiate recreational sports organization and its conference attendees.

SEM students share semester-long projects and research

The Sport and Event Management Department hosted its fall 2015 Project Palooza, showcasing student work conducted during the semester.

Students bond, network at 'Elon Night with the Hurricanes'

Carol Pyszkowski’s capstone project, supported by the Premier Sport and Event Society, provided more than 40 Elon University students an inside look into the professional sports and arena management industries.

Elon's Tony Weaver named 'Sport Management Educator of the Year'

Associate Professor Hal Walker, chair of the university's Department of Sport and Event Management, called Weaver "highly deserving" of recognition from the North Carolina Sport Management Coalition.

SEM students, faculty make strong showing at state convention

During the annual NCAAHPERD-SM Convention, sport and event management majors Taylor Barclay ’15 and Kelly Siewers ’17 received undergraduate scholarships, Sophie Kane ’17 captured first place in the video resume competition, and a team of five students competed in a case challenge provided by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Faculty share advice at communications honor society event

Lambda Pi Eta’s annual “How to Succeed as a Communications Major” panel discussion shed light on the School of Communications’ six undergraduate majors.

SEM students, Cara McFadden present at NoCRSA workshop

A contingent from the Department of Sport and Event Management shared research on a variety of topics, including outdoor educational initiatives, first-year experience, facility management, and student leadership in collegiate recreation.

School of Communications students, professor attend United Way leadership retreat

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden, Emily Bourke ’16 and Katie Dalton ’16 traveled to the United Way headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, to participate in a gathering of student leaders, United Way staff and university advisers.

SEM students share stories from summer internships

The Sport & Event Management Department hosted its Fall Internship Forum, highlighting its students’ summer achievements and memorable internship experiences.

Cara McFadden co-edits book examining leadership through recreation and athletics

The assistant professor of sport and event management serves as a co-editor for the fall 2015 issue of New Directions in Student Leadership, which highlights student leadership development within recreation and athletic environments.

Elon Law Review probes sports law and collegiate athletics

The latest edition of the Elon Law Review features scholarship on sports law and the evolving policies and regulations surrounding collegiate athletics. 

Five professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows

A grant from the Coleman Foundation will support the fellows' efforts to encourage entrepreneurship at Elon.

Cara McFadden discusses curriculum mapping at NCICU conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management was one of five Elon University faculty and staff members to lead presentations at the 11th annual NCICU Assessment Conference.

School of Communications hosts reception for graduating class

Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s COM and SEM seniors and their families with a May 22 reception on Manfuso Plaza.

Students, locals bond over baseball during Dominican Republic trip

Following an inspiring Winter Term experience, Drew Forte ’15 and several other Elon University students collected more than 200 items of baseball equipment and shipped them in May to youth organizations in the Caribbean country.

SEM class organizes fundraiser for deaf services organization

Students in the Sport and Event Management Department hosted an April 27 charity dinner, raising $800 in support of Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Project Palooza showcases SEM students’ work

The Sport and Event Management Department hosted a May 7 event to present projects students have worked on throughout the spring 2015 semester.

Communications students present research at 2015 SURF sessions

Students and faculty members of the School of Communications participated in the 22nd annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, spending the day sharing their scholarship with the Elon community.

School of Communications celebrates outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 23 to recognize high achievement from students and faculty in the last year.

Cara McFadden, Ryan Bennett ’16 named to NIRSA leadership positions

An Elon University assistant professor, and a junior sport and event management major, will have prominent roles in the collegiate recreational sports organization, particularly with issues relating to its April 2016 conference held in Kissimmee, Florida.

Elon team trades all-star pitcher at SABR Analytics Conference

Six Elon University students participated in the March conference’s student competition, analyzing and presenting a real baseball operations decision: trading a certain Philadelphia Phillies left-hander for maximum return. The students will discuss their Arizona presentation on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Koury Business Center, room 208.