It's official. Elon will be doubling the size of the School of Communications at its current location. Architectural plans place the new building atop the McEwen parking lot, thus preserving and framing the "Under the Oaks" grove of trees. An all-glass atrium will connect McEwen to the new building, and the TV studios will become transparent to an outdoor plaza. The plan also brings all student media together into new space. Large signs on campus show the architectural drawings, and we know you'll enjoy seeing them below.
Paul Parsons, Dean
NBC’s Brian Williams to graduates:
You’re an unstoppable force”
“NBC Nightly News” anchor and Elon parent Brian Williams delivered Elon University’s 123rd Commencement address May 25. He used humor and poignant stories from his work to remind the Class of 2013 about the value of time in a world where their leadership is needed. The graduating class included his son, a journalism major. Read more ...
More from Commencement week
The School of Communications graduated 26 students in its Interactive Media master’s program May 23. Elon parent Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, delivered the address. And several Communications undergraduate alumni have headed throughout the country for impressive post-graduate opportunities.
Documentary from two alumni wins Student Academy Award
Dan Koehler ’12 and Liv Dubendorf ’12 produced the documentary “Win or Lose,” which was selected as a winner in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition. Read more ...
Elon alumni appear on GMA Live
Alumni Will Anderson ’13 and David Gwynn ’13 appeared on Good Morning America Live (alongside rising senior Matt Carter) to discuss their tribute video to Elon that’s also a shot-by-shot recreation of the “Friends” opening credits sequence. Read more ...
Journalism students place
in national competitions
Alumna Claire Esparros ’13 won a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence National Winner award for a photo illustration that ran in the Pendulum. The Pendulum’s website also won a national Mark of Excellence Winner award. Read more ... Rising junior Katie Blunt placed ninth in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program Breaking News Writing competition, marking the highest finish ever for an Elon student in a Hearst writing competition. Read more ...
Sportscaster Wes Durham ’88 named Distinguished Alumnus
Wes Durham ’88, the radio play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech football and men’s basketball teams, was recognized with the School’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in a ceremony April 25. Read more ...
Cinema student named
finalist in Sprite competition
Dean Coots ’13 shot a 60-second short film for the competition that awards the winner a $30,000 contract from Sprite. Coots’ production team is one of four nationwide competing for the prize. Read more ...