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.

Event Management class hosts sign language dinner benefitting local charity - April 27

The Department of Sport and Event Management's spring "Event Management" class will host a dinner on April 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. benefitting Communications Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for guests and can be purchased at the event or online at

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.

PSES Speaker Series highlights Elon alumni and their career paths

Elon University’s Premier Sport & Event Society brought together professionals from various aspects of the communications, event planning and sports industries on April 7 to share their insight and advice.

Cara McFadden heads to Texas, presents at NIRSA conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management led three separate presentations relating to her work with a new Wiley book series, titled “New Directions for Student Leadership."

Mark Cryan presents at Sport and Recreation Law Association conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management analyzed risks facing baseball teams during severe weather at the Charlotte conference.

Mark Cryan hosts book signing in Burlington

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport & Event Management signed copies of the second edition of his book, “Cradle of the Game: Baseball and Ballparks in North Carolina.”

Tony Weaver discusses ACC tournament's future with regional media

WFMY News 2 interviewed the sport & event management associate professor for a segment titled “Local Sports Expert Weighs In On Future Of ACC Tournament.”

U.S. Open fundraiser builds Elon scholarship fund

Five sport and event management majors helped manage a concession tent during men's and women's golf championships this summer in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and proceeds from their effort will benefit a scholarship program for Elon students completing sport and event mangagement internships.

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.

Healthy eating made easy

Shea Coakley ’07 is providing nutritious food to customers while feeding those in need through his company, LeanBox.

School of Communications recognizes outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony May 6 to honor high achievement from faculty and students in the last year.

Discovery program connects new students to Elon and each other

The first-year summer experience program offered by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs familiarizes incoming students with Elon's campus and helps them develop outdoor and team-building skills before classes begin in the fall.

Elon students assume leadership roles for U.S. Open fundraiser

Five students from the Department of Sport and Event Management have recruited volunteers, handled sales receipts and coordinated inventory this month at a concessions tent in Pinehurst, North Carolina, for the 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships.

Volunteers sought for Elon fundraiser at U.S. Open

The Department of Sport and Event Management hopes to make as much as $50,000 this summer for its endowed scholarship fund by managing a golf course concession tent when North Carolina hosts the U.S. Open Championships.

Sport & Event Management faculty cited in regional media

Associate Professor Tony Weaver and instructor Mark Cryan have been interviewed by WFMY News 2 and WUNC's "The State of Things" in recent weeks for their expertise on the business of sports.


Class raises $2,600 for two local organizations

Allied Churches in Alamance County and the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management were beneficiaries of efforts from students in an Elon service-learning course.

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.

School of Communications honors outstanding students, faculty

The school hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 25 to recognize high achievement from faculty and students in the last year.

Tony Weaver discusses future of ACC basketball with WFMY News 2
The segment aired on the eve of the start to the 2013 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.
NASCAR insiders visit "Burst the Bubble" course
An Elon sophomore organized an informal Winter Term class to teach about the sport she loves & invited industry figures to speak.
Premier Sport & Event Society raises $3,500 at SAS golf tournament
This is the 8th year the department and the society has managed concessions at the event.
Men’s basketball coach, Elon alumna dance to fight breast cancer
Coach Matt Matheny and Durice White ’09 will showcase dance moves to raise money for families fighting breast cancer
Elon promotions increase focus on alumni engagement
Jozi Snowberger '07 and Durice White '09 now play larger roles in engaging alumni as partners, advocates and investors at Elon.
In My Words: '40 years later, going beyond Title IX'
Assistant Professor Tony Weaver argues that top collegiate sports programs should use new revenues from TV agreements to advance gender equity.
SEM class raises $3,150 for two student scholarship funds
An April program honoring Associate Professor Jim Drummond, who retires this spring, collected money to help students in need.
Student team finishes third in NASCAR Kinetics competition
Elon University placed third this fall in a national contest that had teams of students competing in marketing case studies and hosting promotional events for NASCAR.
Casino Night leads to unexpected gift
A door prize won by an Elon University administrator boosts the spirit of a sick boy recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
Students host NASCAR viewing party at ACE Speedway
Two guests, including an Elon freshman, came close to winning a new Chevy as part of the program.
SEM students attend sport management conference
Career Moves: Alum’s patience pays off at STAPLES Center
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.
SEM 227 class donates $2,000 to local organizations
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.
Department of Sport and Event Management honors outstanding students
The Department of Sport and Event Management recently held its annual end-of-year banquet to recognize graduating seniors and outstanding student majors and minors.
Hal Walker to serve as external reviewer at Gardner-Webb
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.
“Car Show” class event raises $1,685 for veterans organization
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.
“Minute To Win It” class event raises $525 for Campus Kitchen
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.
Elon students present at NCAAHPERD conference with professor
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.
North Carolina Campus Compact honors Elon senior
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.
SEM student group raises money at PGA golf tournament
The Premier Sport & Event Society, the Department of Sport & Event Management's student major’s association, recently earned more than $4,100 at the SAS – PGA Champion’s Tour golf tournament.
Career Moves: Initiative leads sophomore to museum internship
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 authors article in Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
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.
SEM faculty present at Tampa conference
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.
Special ceremony honors one Elon graduate
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.
Tony Weaver and Lauren Ross '12 make presentation at Scholarly Conference on College Sport
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.
Local media covers 'Move That Bus' fundraiser by LSM students
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.
Anne Marx publishes interdisciplinary article in the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
ESPN analyst Buster Olney visits campus for Career Spotlight series
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.
Chronicle of Higher Education cites Tony Weaver in story on athletics
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 presents on cost of college athletics for Lumina Foundation
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.