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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

Elon University moves to doctoral category in new Carnegie Classification

Elon joins a group of Doctoral/Professional Universities from across the country in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Voice of America segment on white nationalists features insights from Megan Squire

Squire, professor of computer science, has collected data about American right-wing groups and white nationalists who use the Russian VK social media platform. 

Elon Poll: N.C. residents most concerned about public shootings, terrorism and pedestrian safety 

The latest survey by the Elon University Poll conducted March 30-April 1, 2019, asked residents to weigh on a range of potential risks, asking them to say how unsafe each made them feel.

Elon announces $250 million Elon LEADS Campaign

The seven-year fundraising campaign is the largest in the university’s history, with a central focus on expanding financial support for students.

Paula Patch blogs about university labor issues for Inside Higher Ed
The posts by the senior lecturer in English explore university labor issues and include advice for how to talk to non-tenure-track faculty and creative ways to think about faculty hiring.

 

Ann Bullock featured in WFDD report on N.C. teacher shortages

Bullock, dean of the School of Education, talked with WFDD reporter Keri Brown for a segment on how the state is looking at ways to address the shortage. 

The Conversation: Why the next terror manifesto could be even harder to track

In this piece written for The Conversation, Megan Squire, professor of computer science, offers insight into why it may become harder to fight hate online in the future. The article was published by the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle and other media outlets around the country. 

Fuller cited in article about access to  meetings of public bodies

The article in the Asheville Citizen-Times that focused on an emergency meeting by UNC-Asheville included comments from Brooks Fuller, director of the N.C. Open Government Coalition and instructor in communications. 

U.S. News & World Report article features insights from Greg Zaiser

Zaiser, vice president for enrollment, offered insight into the process of taking a gap year before attending college and why students may seek to delay enrollment. 

Elon Law spokesman honored by college news association

Eric Townsend, director of communications for Elon University School of Law, received the College News Association of the Carolinas' 2019 H. Lewis Gaston Award for outstanding service to CNAC and accomplishments in public relations in higher education.

Steven House featured in Phi Beta Kappa publication

The Key Reporter, the publication featuring news about the national academic honor society, highlights House's work to secure a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Elon.

Inside Higher Ed features Elon's experiential transcript

The article notes Elon's leading role in transforming the traditional transcript and the challenges institutions face in trying to capture the full range of experiences students have. 

In My Words: Government shutdown affected far more people than you think

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Associate Professor of Communications Amanda Sturgill offers a look at the extensive ripples the recent federal government shutdown had within the broader population. The column was published in The News & Record of Greensboro

In My Words:  'Prisoner’s Dilemma' could offer future shutdown solution

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon notes that a game theory commonly applied to animal behavior could offer insight into how to end government shutdowns. The column was published by The Times-News of Burlington and The Post & Courier of Charleston, S.C.

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