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University Communications

News Bureau

The Elon University News Bureau serves as a liaison between the university and the news media. The News Bureau issues all news releases on behalf of the University and coordinates media requests to visit campus or interview professors and staff about their work. We serve as the primary content managers for the E-net! news Web site.

How to work with the News Bureau to arrange coverage

  1. Contact the office at least two weeks prior to a planned event. Waiting until the day of an event does not give reporters and editors enough time to plan for coverage.
  2. Know in advance the time, date and location of an activity for which you are seeking media coverage. Have ready the name and contact information for the person who will speak on behalf of the organization or office hosting the event.
  3. Feel free to suggest the names of publications that cover topics relevant to the research or event you want publicized.
  4. We can also assist faculty in placing opinion articles that deal with their research interests or class experiences. The News Bureau also provides training for television and radio interviews, and we distribute news alerts when a professor offers expertise on particular topics in the news spotlight.

Elon in the News

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. 

Palmquist featured in NPR guide for breastfeeding 

Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, offered insights into how new mothers approach breastfeeding. 

Runner's World cites Elon research about the psychology of exercise

The popular running publication focused on research by Wally Bixby, associate professor of exercise science, and recent alumna Kristen Fontela '17.

WalletHub features Anderson's insights on credit scores

Susan Anderson, professor of accounting, talked with the personal finance website about the importance of a good credit score. 


Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
Truitt Hall 111
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7413
Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
Truitt Hall 106
2030 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7410
Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
Elon University School of Law 107M
2005 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-9333