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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

Bissett, Carignan featured in Veterans Day report on World War I

Professor Jim Bissett and Associate Professor Mike Carignan from the Department of History and Geography offered their insights into World War I during a special report by FOX 8 WGHP that aired on Veterans Day.

Susan Anderson selected as a ‘Top 50 Undergraduate Professor’ for 2018

The list is compiled annually by Poets & Quants, a business education news outlet, who also ranked the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business among the country’s top 50 undergraduate business programs.

In My Words: Poppies for War and Peace: 100 years since the end of World War I

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of English Rosemary Haskell writes about the significance of poppies in remembering the dead and hoping for peace. The column was published by WRAL, The Virginian-Pilot and the Greenville Daily Reflector

Elon Poll examining climate change opinions after Hurricane Florence generates widespread media coverage

The poll results released Oct. 11 examined how N.C. voters prepared for Hurricane Florence and how their thoughts about climate change have shifted over time. 

Elon student featured in Cambodian media

Khmer Times, an English-language news outlet in Cambodia, recently featured Elon senior Usaphea Vanna. 

Husser offers post-election commentary on WGHP

Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll and associate professor of political science, talked about the impact of the midterm elections on the N.C. legislature. 

In My Words: Elon, Alamance County need school bonds

The following opinion column by President Connie Ledoux Book supporting local school bonds was published Nov. 4 by The Times-News

The Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series receives national recognition in American Theatre Magazine

Associate Professor of English Scott Proudfit and the Contemporary Play Reading and Discussion Series at Elon are featured in American Theatre’s recent article “Train for a Diverse Theatre” by Editor-in-Chief Rob Weinert-Kendt.

 

 

Husser offers look ahead at Nov. 6 election on episode of NC SPIN 

Jason Husser, associate professor of political science and director of the Elon University Poll, joined other political scientists from around the state on the Oct. 26 episode of the weekly public affairs program on WUNC. 

News & Observer profiles Elon alum performing in national tour of 'Hamilton'

Reporter David Menconi sat down with Fergie L. Philippe '17 as he prepares to perform in the Broadway hit at the Durham Performing Arts Center next month.

Hatcher interviewed for report on local broadcast news legend Lee Kinard 

Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of communications, offered his thoughts on the impact of Lee Kinard, who spent more than five decades as a member of the news team at local CBS affiliate WFMY and died Oct. 20. 

Husser offers insights for Washington Post article on climate change

Husser discussed the results of the most recent Elon Poll that asked about changes in opinions about climate change in the wake of several hurricanes and storms that devastated North Carolina.  

EdTech highlights Elon's investment in wireless network technologies

The article by the higher education technology media outlet includes insights from Christopher Waters, assistant vice president for technology and chief information officer. 

Mostafa Mesgari featured in Christian Science Monitor article on Wikipedia

The article that explores the success of the online platform features insights from Mesgari, assistant professor of management information systems.  

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