School expansion

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 ...

Recent News

Alumna wins Telly Award

Lauren Shelly ’07 received a Telly Award for her role in producing a recruitment marketing video for the American Junior Golf Association. Read more ...

Two faculty write books

Associate Professors Janna Anderson and Barbara Miller both published books during the spring semester. Anderson’s book is titled “Battle for Control: The Future of the Internet V,” and Miller’s book is titled “Introductory Statistics: A Conceptual Approach Using R.”

Max Negin wins Emmy for Olympics work

Assistant Professor Max Negin won a 2012 National Academy of Arts & Sciences Sports Emmy Award for his work as part of the studio team for NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Summer Games in London. Read more ...

 

 

 

Two students awarded Lumen Prizes

Rising juniors Katie Blunt and Omolayo Ojo were named recipients of the 2013 Lumen Prize, the university’s premier award that comes with a $15,000 scholarship to support and celebrate their academic achievements and research proposals. Read more ...

PRSSA chapter wins national award

Elon’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was awarded the Pacesetter Chapter Recognition by the PRSSA’s National Committee. Read more ...