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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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The Air May Be Thin Up Here

Here’s an angle of the School of Communications’ expansion project you likely haven’t seen before. The above image is a screenshot of drone footage accompanying an article, titled “Elon construction hits milestone — watch this drone video,” that was published Aug. 14 on the Triad Business Journal’s website‎. The video was shot by members of the Elon University Communications Office. If still photography … Continue Reading

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These Words Never Looked So Good

We can’t wait for our students to return to campus and see the renovated McEwen Communications Building. Want a sneak peek? Here’s a photo gallery. We expect the new First Amendment display will have quite an impact on our aspiring media professionals! And our faculty and staff members agree. “The new First Amendment display in the Elon University School of … Continue Reading

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Raising Schar Hall’s Cupola Construction workers – and one sizable crane – put a cupola atop Dwight C. Schar Hall approximately 20 minutes before noon on Aug. 11. If our minute-long Instagram video wasn’t enough, check out University Communications’ nearly 20-minute version on Facebook. commexpansionMore Posts

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Don’t Be Startled

How’s the progress inside Dwight C. Schar Hall? It will startle you – literally. When you now walk into an empty room, the automated lights turn on. That’s a bit disconcerting the first time it happens when you’re walking the building alone. But the good news is the building’s interior is coming together with most of the office doors installed, accent … Continue Reading

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Sunrise Over Snow Atrium

As the sun rose over Snow Family Grand Atrium on Aug. 6, passersby could see the progress of the facility’s window installation. As of this morning, the construction crew has completely about two-thirds of the installation. Also notice the installed glass on the new McEwen studio. commexpansionMore Posts

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In the News

Photo by Sam Roberts/Times-News On the bright side, the Aug. 3 Burlington Times-News news article highlighting the School of Communications’ expansion noted many of the project’s benefits: new media labs and faculty offices, additional student engagement spaces and a high-definition theater. Unfortunately, the headline also read: “Rain puts Elon campus construction behind schedule.” The article, penned by reporter Jessica Williams, noted comments … Continue Reading

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