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Settling Into Steers Pavilion

The School of Communications hosted a “soft” opening of Steers Pavilion during the fall 2016 semester, with faculty and staff members moving in gradually in early December. While the facility’s quiet at the moment – the safety fence likely scares off “lookie lous” right now – that will change in Winter Term when classes start in the pavilion’s new classroom … Continue Reading

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Turner Theatre Opens with Cinematic Celebration

Elon University and the School of Communications officially opened Turner Theatre, the school’s new 220-seat movie theater, on Dec. 8 with a cinematic celebration recognizing the work of Laith Majali ’05. To read the university’s full news release, click here. During his opening remarks at the afternoon premiere for invited guests and members of the School of Communications community, Communications … Continue Reading

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Turner Theatre Trivia

Look at Communications Dean Paul Parsons breaking news on Twitter! Well, maybe it isn’t breaking news, but it could be a great trivia question in a few years. And for those who don’t know that’s SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular cartoon sea sponge. commexpansionMore Posts

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An Exterior Look

While classes are in session in Dwight C. Schar Hall, and Steers Pavilion is set to open in a few weeks, a person might overlook the changes taking place on the exterior of the buildings. Here’s a photo gallery highlighting the spaces outside Schar, Steers and McEwen Communications Building. commexpansionMore Posts

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Settling In

  After many months of building excitement, we’re thrilled that Dwight C. Schar Hall will host its first classes tomorrow! Here’s a peek inside the building as we get settled in. While most faculty members are gradually moving in, it appears Associate Dean Kenn Gaither has been in his office for months, if not years! Kudos to him.   commexpansionMore Posts

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Vint Cerf Tours New Facilities

PHOTO: Vint Cerf (center) talks outside the entrance to the Imagining the Internet Center in Steers Pavilion. It’s not every day that one of “the fathers of the internet” visits your campus. It seemed only fitting then to have Vint Cerf, an internet and technology pioneer, tour the School of Communications’ expansion project, including the new home of the Imagining the … Continue Reading

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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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