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. 

Hire-a-Grad Initiative Helps Grad Students Land Jobs, Experience

Lehigh develops creative approach to COVID-19-related problem.

Beam Signing for Health, Science & Technology Building Draws 4,400 Digital Signatures

A video of the beam being hoisted into place will be shared during Lehigh’s Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 2.

Remembering Clifton 'Tip' Mowrer: Dedicated Volunteer, Public Servant

‘Tip’ was the Bulletin’s Class of 1953 correspondent for 55 years

Dispatches: The Greatest Generation

Dawn MacAllister ’85 recaps poignant conversations she’s had with her father, Tom MacAllister ’43.

Students React to Online Learning

Lehigh students quickly transitioned to online learning, but many longed to be back on campus.

Spreading Cheer: Music, Face Mask Donations and Comics

Faculty, students, staff and alumni looked for ways to help their communities.

Making Lehigh an Antiracist University

George Floyd killing prompts activism, candid dialogue.

Correspondence

Letters to the Editor

Class of 2024 Begins to Arrive at Lehigh

Move-In has a different feel, as will many of Lehigh’s treasured traditions in Fall 2020.

Lehigh Leadership Discusses Fall Semester in Third ‘Community Conversations’

President John Simon noted that Lehigh has made significant investments in remote teaching and learning to ensure a rigorous academic experience.

COE Researchers Awarded $6 Million in IES Grants

The grants will support three separate education and special education projects.

What Happened to the Genomes—and the Fruit Flies?

Lehigh’s SEA-PHAGES lab and other labs began reopening in June to graduate students and research staff, as the state’s stay-at-home orders were eased.

Zoellner Artist-in-Residence Bakithi Kumalo Keeps the Music Playing

The 18 middle- and high-school students selected for Lehigh's Music Master Mentor Program were instructed in technique, rehearsal and performance skills, composition and songwriting.

Remembering Matthew A. Melone, Professor of Law in Lehigh’s College of Business

Melone, whose research ranged from tax policy to fantasy sports gambling, died July 7, 2020.

Nationally Recognized Biostatistician Thomas McAndrew Joins College of Health

McAndrew is among an elite team of biostatisticians advising public and population health professionals on epidemics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indigenous Health Expert Christine Makosky Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley will serve as the co-director of a new Institute for Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Health Expert Sean M. Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley has worked with American Indians since 1995 in Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and other other states.

Soaring Together: Celebrating the Women of Lehigh

The campus community begins a celebration of an institutional milestone with unique events, programs and projects.

Leading, Managing in the COVID-19 Era

Vistex Institute offers two new online courses to help leaders navigate in a virtual world.

The Impact of Immigrant Students’ Critical Consciousness on Higher-Education Outcomes.

Germán A. Cadenas studies the link between the development of critical consciousness and Hispanic DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students’ intent to persist at public universities.