Mary Ellen Alu

Manager, Editorial Services
Managing Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Editor, Lehigh Business and Theory to Practice
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391
maa614@lehigh.edu

Mary Ellen Alu is a manager of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She plays a key role in several publications: the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; the College of Education’s annual Theory to Practice magazine and Lehigh Business, the annual magazine of the College of Business and Economics. She also writes and edits for Lehigh’s online news sites.

Alu joined Lehigh’s communications office in 2014 after a lengthy career in journalism. She worked as an editor for AOL’s online news service, Patch; as an editor and reporter for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa.; and as a reporter for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Wilkes University. She is the recipient of numerous writing and reporting awards.

Alu is a former co-president and board member of Families with Children from China – Lehigh Valley Chapter. She also serves as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

Lehigh Ph.D. Graduates Honored at 2019 Hooding Ceremony

President John D. Simon urges doctoral candidates to ‘use your talents to the fullest.’

Women in Business Conference Focuses on Personal Branding, Inclusion

Lehigh alumni, experts offer career advice at student-run event at Iacocca Hall.

Jessica Condolo Hubsch ’18G Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

The College of Education graduate will assist with university-level English language education in Portugal and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States.

Lehigh Students, Alumni Among Inductees into First-Generation Honor Society

The inaugural ceremony of Tri-Alpha Honor Society was held April 3 on campus.

Ricky Kirshner: 'Super' Producer

The Emmy winning Kirshner ’82 is the force behind the Super Bowl halftime show, the Tony Awards and other cultural phenomena.

Lehigh to Host ‘Future of Work’ Conference Thursday

Education, labor and industry leaders to converge at Lehigh as part of an around-the-globe centenary celebration of the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency.

Ahmed Rahman Examines How Technology & Lower-Skilled Immigrant Workers Impact Wage Distributions

Study observes how the interactions between technological growth and specialization patterns between native and immigrant workers affect wages earned by native workers.

The Impacts of Gender Role Socialization on Health and Culture

Christopher Liang and Nicole L. Johnson explore how socialized gender roles can impact men’s and women’s health, contribute to rape culture and amplify cultural problems.

Updates on Health, Science and Technology Building and Other Projects

Lehigh’s ongoing implementation of its Path to Prominence plan can be seen in several projects, including SouthSide Commons and New Residential Houses.

The Tim Piazza Story: When Tragedy Brings Change

Evelyn and Jim Piazza, whose son Tim died as a result of hazing, meet with Lehigh students in effort to save lives.

Medical Amnesty PSA: For Students, by Students

Medical Amnesty PSA: For Students, by Students

Lehigh to Host FinTech Hackathon This Weekend

Lehigh FinTech Group brings intercollegiate hackathon to campus for the first time.

Alison McGrath Peirce Named New Executive Education Director of the Vistex Institute

Peirce joins Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics following successful career with Wharton Executive Education.

Posse Plus Retreat: ‘It’s OK to Have Different Ideas and Viewpoints’

Lehigh students, staff, faculty and administrators converge in the Poconos for a weekend-long retreat that explored 'The State of Our Union.'

Taking Aim at Gun Violence in Schools

BASD Superintendent Joseph Roy and psychologist Peter Langman sit down for a crucial conversation on school shooters.

Biz Quiz Answer

This Biz Quiz came courtesy of Marina Puzakova, associate professor of marketing.

Parents of Tim Piazza, Marquise Braham: What Can Students Do to Change Hazing Culture?

Parents who lost sons to hazing meet with Lehigh students to turn tragedy into progress.

Parents of Tim Piazza, Marquise Braham to Discuss Hazing Dangers Thursday

Jim and Evelyn Piazza and Rich Braham will meet with Lehigh students on ‘Turning Tragedy into Progress.’

Lehigh Student Named 2020 Schwarzman Scholar

David Morency ’18 will earn a master’s in global affairs in China as part of the program.

'Hatching' New Ideas

The Baker Institute’s Hatchery hosts Demo Day for its student entrepreneurs.