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Communications majors ‘get connected’ at internship and career expo

The 2019 Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review drew 35 organizations to the School of Communications on Feb. 12 to meet with students seeking internships, employment opportunities and career advice.

Cara McFadden named NIRSA president-elect

Beginning May 1, the associate professor of sport management will oversee the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, widely considered the leading resource for professional and student development, education and research in collegiate recreational sports.

From Bristol to Beyond: Winter Term class visits sports industry outlets in New York City, Connecticut and Argentina

During Assistant Professor David Bockino’s Through the Lens of ESPN class, students enjoyed a staggering media tour, visiting ESPN, Fox Sports, SNY, MLB.com and the New York Yankees, as well as sports outlets and athletic venues in Bueno Aires.

Shaina Dabbs presents NCAA coaches research talk

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management was the featured speaker of the Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies Program Fall Faculty Research Spotlight held on Nov. 26.

Charlotte Observer article on sports betting features insights from Bill Squadron

Squadron, a visiting professor of sport management, offers his thoughts on what an expansion of sports betting could mean for tax revenues. 

CEL well-represented at ISSOTL 2018

Several Elon Center for Engaged Learning representatives presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2018 conference, including scholars from multiple CEL research seminars.

Sport management majors, Maroon Sports visit Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena

A group of nearly two dozen School of Communications students received a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the NHL organization and its arena.

Alumni return to campus for ‘ElonNext,’ a panel about life after Elon

Homecoming weekend brought nine School of Communications graduates back to campus to participate in a live panel discussion, providing current students with advice on how to use their Elon experiences to enhance their careers.

Sport management team advances to final four of sport marketing competition  

A team of four Elon University students competed in a case study competition held Oct. 24-26 at the 2018 Sport Marketing Association Conference in Dallas.

Students share advice, experiences at Sport Management Internship Forum

The Sport Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum on Oct. 1, featuring a lively panel discussion and poster session.

Communications Fellows embark on media tour in Atlanta

During the two-day trip, 29 students visited with communications professionals and Elon University alumni, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of several prominent organizations, including CNN, Jackson Spalding and the Atlanta Falcons.

Elon contingent publishes research on social support of injured student-athletes

Elon alumnae Alexis de Groot ’17 and Sydney Brown ’18 partnered with faculty members Tony Weaver and Eric Hall to conduct a qualitative study and collect in-depth information on the perception of social support provided to student-athletes rehabilitating injuries.

Communications Advisory Board convenes with Dean Rochelle Ford for first time

Seventeen members and guests of the School of Communications Advisory Board visited campus on Sept. 28 to discuss their professional industries, share their expertise, and speak with eight classes.

School of Communications students move on campus, settle in living learning communities

The school supports two residential learning communities including the new Sport Management & Media Living Learning Community in Sloan Hall.

Intern Insider: Erin Morsheimer’s lifetime of athletics leads her to internship with Super Bowl champion Eagles

The senior sport management major, who plays on Elon’s women’s lacrosse team, is working as a ticket and fan services intern for the NFL franchise.

Students, mentors dive deep during Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

More than 50 Elon undergraduates were joined by several from other colleges and universities participated this summer in SURE, one of Elon's signature undergraduate research opportunities. 

ACC executive discusses risks and rewards of alcohol sales at on-campus venues

Jeff Elliott, executive associate commissioner and chief financial officer of the Atlantic Coast Conference, spoke on May 8 with Assistant Professor Young Do Kim’s Sport Finance class.

Sport Management Department celebrates outstanding students at senior banquet

Elon alumna Jackie Sapio ’10, coordinator of community initiatives for the Philadelphia Phillies, provided a keynote address at the awards ceremony, highlighting her professional path and sharing words of wisdom with the soon-to-be graduates.

Sport management major enjoys inside look at the NFL draft

During the three-day NFL draft held April 26-28, Carrigan Bain ’19 served as an intern for the Washington Redskins, working with the franchise’s communications department to promote the team’s recently acquired players.

Inaugural Sport Management Conference spotlights careers in sport industry

The April 30 event included a keynote address from Tyler Key, general manager of IMG College, three panel discussions featuring more than a dozen industry professionals, and a network reception.

Ryan Kirk, Tony Weaver examine the globalization of U.S. men’s college soccer

The Elon University professors co-authored a research article published in Soccer & Society, an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the world’s most popular game.

Elon students help tip off ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Led by Matt Cotton ’18, approximately 40 Elon students volunteered at the conference championship tournament held in Greensboro Feb. 28 through March 4.

School of Communications welcomes Fellows candidates to campus

Seventy high school seniors interested in studying communications and sport management visited during Fellows Weekend held March 2-3. Following a competitive selection process, 30 students will be named 2018 Communications Fellows.

Colonial Academic Alliance awards Elon faculty members ‘Innovate/ Collaborate’ grant

Elon faculty members Tony Weaver, Caroline Ketcham and Eric Hall will partner with the university’s nine fellow Colonial Athletic Association member institutions to study access issues for student-athletes to high-impact educational practices.

Elon students attend MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando

Led by Assistant Professor Mark Cryan, seven students attended the four-day event that drew representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams and their 160 minor league affiliates. Among those on hand were several Elon alumni now working in professional baseball.

Sport Management class tours professional sports organizations in Charlotte

Assistant Professor Shaina Dabbs' Professional Sport Management class met with executives and staff members working for the Carolina Panthers, Knights and Checkers, including a trio of Elon alumni who handle ticket sales for the city’s AHL affiliate.  

Top NCAA executive visits Sport Management classes

Oliver Luck, executive vice president of regulatory affairs and an authority on all NCAA regulatory functions, spoke with Visiting Professor Bill Squadron’s “Sport Law” classes on Nov. 30.

McFadden presents workshop at international leadership conference in Belgium

The assistant professor of sport management co-led an October presentation titled “Developing Leadership Capacity of College Students During Divisive Times.”

Elon Law students offer legal insight during Sport Management lecture

Mia Faith Chamberlain and Jordan Thompson ’14 led an Oct. 25 presentation titled “Play at the Next Level: A Career in Sport,” highlighting the benefits of a legal education in the sport industry.

Breaking Barriers program brings together Elon student-athletes, Latin American ballplayers 

Assistant Professor of Sport Management Mark Cryan has directed a summer program the past two years that provides cultural and language exchange events for Latin American players with the Burlington Royals. 

Elon alumna offers insight and advice at Sport Management Internship Forum

The Sport Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum on Sept. 18, featuring Carol Pyszkowski ’16 as the event’s keynote speaker. The gathering also highlighted several SPT students and their professional experiences during the past summer.

Sport Management alumna discusses her career in college athletics

Abby Bradbury ’13 works in the athletics department at the University of California, Berkeley, and shared her personal and professional insights with Associate Professor Hal Walker’s Contemporary Sport Management class.

Elon’s campus busy with summer construction activity

Summer is the busiest time for construction on Elon's campus and there are many projects underway. Read this note for details about enhancements to Elon's outstanding environment for learning. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Diamond kings: Elon students win division in SABR Analytics Conference competition

An Elon team of business and communications students won its undergraduate division in the 2017 Society for American Baseball Research case competition and was the only team invited to present at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9-10.

 

Dabbs’ research on work-life balance nominated for outstanding article award

The assistant professor of sport and event management explored issues and outcomes relating to work-life balance for sport management scholars and practitioners.

McFadden recognized for leadership and service at NIRSA conference

In addition to receiving a service award at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association’s annual event, the assistant professor of sport and event management hosted a preconference workshop and presented an educational session.

Bockino's research on journalism education highlighted in two academic journals

The assistant professor of communications recently published articles in the Asian Journal of Communication and the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.

Elon University, community partners host Great Alamance Car Giveaway

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden’s “Facility and Venue Management” class and the Student United Way of Elon University assisted with the event’s Dec. 6 festivities.

News & Record article highlights lessons learned by Elon students in the Dominican Republic 

During a three-week Winter Term course, titled “Business of Baseball and Tourism in the Dominican Republic,” two dozen students examined issues relating to neo-colonialism and globalization while traveling in the Caribbean nation.

Cryan researches the use of youth sports to deliver life skills

Mark Cryan, assistant professor of sport and event management, has published an article examining the operation of an after-school youth soccer program for at-risk children.

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.