Monthly Archives: September 2016

One Piece at a Time

How do you install a 2,000-pound video screen? First, use a tremendous amount of care. Second, one piece at a time. This week an installation crew began setting up the video screen that will hang in Snow Family Grand Atrium, above the entrance to Turner Theatre. The crew members installed a single piece at at time – coincidentally, each piece … Continue Reading

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New Sets, New Look

Elon Local News and Elon Student Television have started to settle into their new facilities – Jane and Brian Williams Studio and the Virtual Studio – in the renovated McEwen Communications Building. As part of the renovation project, the studios were outfitted with new, contemporary sets. Here’s a look at the social media posts highlighting the sets in the past … Continue Reading

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Please Silence All Cellphones …

The show is about to begin! Over the past few weeks, Turner Theatre inside Dwight C. Schar Hall has really taken shape. Last week crews installed the theatre seats – all 230 of them – and you can actually imagine our student projects being screened in the space. For a closer look at the recent progress of Schar Hall and Steers … Continue Reading

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Concrete Pour Time Lapse

Concrete – particularly the pouring of concrete – has been a theme of the communications expansion project over the past week or two. Crews have worked to pour large slabs for the walkway on the north side of Dwight C. Schar Hall as well as a vehicle entrance on Lebanon Avenue. Today, the cement truck rolled over to the space between … Continue Reading

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An Office With a View Over the past few days, concrete trucks have been a familiar sight around the School of Communications expansion project, as crews lay cement slabs in preparation for brick walkways and patios. The above video was the scene right outside Tommy Kopetskie’s office window this afternoon.   commexpansionMore Posts

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Fences on the Move

In preparation for the upcoming brick work and  landscaping between Steers Pavilion and Whitley Auditorium, the construction crew relocated the safety fence between the two buildings. So for all you walkers buried in your cellphones, be care! It’s a little narrow at the moment. commexpansionMore Posts

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In Case of Emergency

So what will be between Dwight C. Schar Hall and Steers Pavilion? Good inquiry, fictitious questioner! In case of emergency, there will be a small entrance to allow medical and fire personnel access to the historic neighborhoods and the School of Communications. That explains the recent concrete poured on Lebanon Avenue. Note: This will not be a small parking lot, in … Continue Reading

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Six Weeks Out

In case you don’t follow Communications Dean Paul Parsons on Twitter – which you should – here’s a recent photo he posted on Sept. 7 of Snow Family Grand Atrium. While the photo taken by J McMerty, Elon in LA director, might initially catch your attention, the real news is underneath. Yes, in just six weeks the facility will be … Continue Reading

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