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University Communications

What We Do

The Office of University Communications promotes the mission and identity of Elon University through a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the university and the general public.

University Communications staff members serve the community as the first source of information about the university. Communications include The Magazine of Elon, E-Net!, social media pages, admissions materials, and all official news releases distributed by the Elon University News Bureau. We also assist university employees with the design of Elon websites and with production of videos to reach external audiences. To request assistance with a project, please fill out the Project Initiation form.

The Office of University Communications is located in Truitt Building on South Campus at the corner of East Trollinger Avenue and Antioch Avenues.

News

Playbill recognizes Elon as one of its 'Broadway Top 10'

The venerable performing arts publication listed Elon as one of the 10 most represented colleges on Broadway during the 2017-18 season.

Phi Beta Kappa publication highlights 'Read on Elon' program

"Read on Elon" is a program sponsored by Elon University's Phi Beta Kappa chapter that brings together students, faculty and staff to read and discuss a selection of books. 

The Conversation: End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'

Professor of Computing Sciences Megan Squire writes about how a move to ban systems that totally encrypt messages from sender to recipient threatens access to the best security mechanisms. Originally published by The Conversation, the article has appeared in Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Phys.org and other media outlets. 

News & Observer series on jail deaths features insights from Elon's Jones

Jonathan Jones is the director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition and an instructor in the School of Communications. 

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper visits Elon alumna's classroom

Gov. Roy Cooper recently visited the first grade classroom of Sarah Spaeth '14 at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina. 

Times-News features Elon's Village Project as it approaches 10th anniversary

Elon University's "It Takes a Village" Project began in 2008 with Elon education students providing after-school reading assistance to 16 third-graders. 

In My Words: Is ‘fake news’ upending the marketplace of ideas?

Enrique Armijo, associate professor and academic dean at Elon University School of Law, writes about how "fake news" impacts the marketplace of ideas. 

Triad Business Journal highlights career of Elon trustee Allen Gant Jr. 

Allen Gant Jr. is the CEO of textile company Glen Raven Inc., and is preparing to step down from the role later this year. 

Dance Magazine features Elon's Department of Performing Arts

The department was highlighted in a recent article titled "How to Tell If a Musical Theater Program is Dancer-Friendly."

Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute features Megan Squire

Squire, a professor of computing sciences, talks about cybersecurity and how to craft stronger passwords. 

The Conversation: How to succeed in college with a disability

Stephen Byrd, associate professor of education, writes about strategies for success for college students with disabilities. 

In My Words: That Time I Went to the Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello on the Fourth of July

Religious Studies Professor Jeffrey Pugh writes about the impact of experiencing a naturalization ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson on the nation's birthday

Elon Law's McFarlin provides insights for Fox8 report on Chuck Berry

Tim McFarlin, a legal method and communication fellow who recently concluded his service at the law school, previously wrote about the role of piano player Johnnie Johnson in crafting some of Berry's biggest hits. 

New Scientist features insights from Elon's Gammon

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, commented on recent findings involving whether cuckoos in Central and South America are mimicking the sounds of another animal. 

For members of the media:

Journalists are invited to sign up here for weekly "On Deadline" emails that offer story ideas and contact information for faculty experts who can speak about current events and breaking news.

To arrange for coverage of Elon news, or to visit campus for interviews or photography / videography, please contact:

News Bureau Director Eric Townsend
(336) 278-7413
Vice President for University Communications
Dan Anderson
(336) 278-7410/(336) 260-6870
Elon University School of Law Director of Communications
Philip Craft
(336) 278-9333

Contact Us:

> University Communications Organizational Chart

Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
(336) 278-7410
andersd@elon.edu

Rebecca Bass
Web Designer
(336) 278-7418
rbass4@elon.edu

Holley Berry
Administrative Assistant - University Communications
(336) 278-7415
berryh@elon.edu

Adam Constantine
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403
aconstantine@elon.edu

Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
(336) 278-9333
pcraft@elon.edu

Katie DeGraff
Director of Editorial Projects
(336) 278-7419
kdegraff@elon.edu

Garry Graham
Associate Director of Design
(336) 278-7417
ggraham2@elon.edu

Bryan Huffman
Graphic Designer
(336) 278-7420
bhuffman3@elon.edu

Craig Marimpietri
Video producer
(336) 278-7402
cmarimpietri@elon.edu

Aaron Moger
Assistant director for video production
(336) 278-7414
amoger@elon.edu

Roselee Papandrea
Assistant Director - University Communications for Academic Communications
(336) 278-7407
rpapandrea@elon.edu

Keren Rivas
Assistant Director - University Communications for Alumni Communications
(336) 278-7401
krivas@elon.edu

Christopher Spires
Assistant Director - University Communications for Online Communications
(336) 278-7411
cspires@elon.edu

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
(336) 278-7413
etownsend4@elon.edu

Kimberly Walker
Photographer/Digital Imaging Manager
(336) 278-7412
kwalker17@elon.edu