Meet Shepherd Communication Major Mikaela Vacca

Mikaela Vacca is a junior here at Shepherd University. She was not originally a communication major but switched for various reasons. Keep reading to learn more from Mikaela! Continue reading

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Kelsey’s Key to Organization: A Website

Throughout the entirety of my life I have always been one that has gotten excited when it comes to getting new school supplies, rearranging my room, getting new planners, and

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Final Capstone Presentations

writing checklists. I have always enjoyed being well organized. It is a quality that I take a lot of pride in. As a senior at Shepherd University I continued to stay organized and always made an effort to help others stay organized.

For my senior capstone project I took what I learned as a communication major and designed a website that I designated to help others get and stay organized. I created this website using wordpress.com. Throughout the website I provided insights on how I got organized initially, ways I stay organized, and most importantly proof of my work to prove that I am a reliable source.

I initially wanted to create vlog because I thought it would be a better visual aide than text and photos, but about half way through I realized that I hated video editing, hated setting up lighting, and putting on a camera personality. It was not my cup of tea. So I focused on what I was good at and stuck to writing and photos.

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Set up for final capstone presentation.

If you want a step by step process on how I created this website I really don’t have one. Weird considering I’m the girl that obsessed with organization and being orderly. But for this project life got in the way and life got hectic which happens to everyone. So I’ll do my best to explain this in an orderly way…

I first started by actually organizing my home. I had just moved into a new apartment and was unfortunately still living out of the boxes that were sitting in my guest bedroom. This part took the longest and really pushed me back in creating my website. Writing the content was extremely easy, but it was actually finding time to organize all of my belongings that was difficult.

Designing the website itself was a breeze. I think I actually designed the website in a day, for the most part. Now there were still small parts that I had to add in and edit but the base of it took me a day or two.

For my poster board for the final presentation I used vista print as my printing service. I got the poster within two days of ordering it and it only cost me roughly $20, which I did not think was bad.

At the end of the day I am extremely proud of the work I’ve accomplished and I hope Kelsey’s Key to Organization helps many get and stay organized.

Visit my website here: www.kelseyskeytoorganization.com

COMMmon Myths: Episode 1 What exactly is going on in the basement of Knutti?

Anyone close to the us knows the Communication Department is Shepherd’s BEST kept secret, but many others don’t even know we exist. In this installment of COMMon Myths, we asked some non-Comm majors to tell us: “What do you think is in the Knutti Basement?”. We asked Kevin Williams, one of the Shepherd Communication professors, to read some of the responses:

 

No, the basement of Knutti is not a dungeon, or a cave. It’s actually a much less threatening series of hallways and doors. Students can be found working in the Mac Lab, creating projects in the studio, or simply relaxing on the couches. We may not have any windows, but that doesn’t mean the Comm department is dark and brooding. Everyday, students fill the halls with their creativity and can-do attitude. There’s always a surprise around every corner of the basement.

Join us again in two weeks for the next installment of #COMMonMyths. Keep up with Shepherd Comm on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! #ShepComm

Ever Wonder if Women Reporters are Treated Unfairly in the Sports Industry? I Did.

Tess Hyre

Tess Hyre is a Spring 2017 graduate.

Before I begin, I think it is appropriate to introduce myself. My name is Tess Hyre and I double-majored in Communication & New Media as well as Recreation & Leisure with a concentration in Sports Communication. As a double major, it was imperative to have my capstone completed in the Fall of 2016 due to requirements I had to meet in the Recreation & Leisure Department. However, I did not foresee that my capstone project would eventually carry on throughout my entire senior year.  Continue reading

What’s it Like to be a Comm Student?

Lauren Barber is a December 2016 graduate.

Lauren Barber is a December 2016 graduate.

With December just around the corner, many Shepherd University students are preparing to say their farewells as they bring their time at the university to an end. One of our very own communication department students, Lauren Barber, is among those who will graduate come the end of the fall 2016 semester. I had the pleasure of talking with Lauren about her time at Shepherd in the Department of Communication, as well as her plans for when she leaves.

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What are Comm Students Thinking? Over/Under: An Interview Series – Chrissy Jarboe

The Communication Department’s new Over/Under series feature students – both majors and non-majors – in an interview that ranges from pop culture topics to the communication department itself! We ask the topics, they decide whether it’s overrated or underrated.

This installment of the series includes Chrissy Jarboe, a sports communications major. We ask the lacrosse player and music-buff what she thinks about roommates, The Beatles, and more!

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What are Comm Students Thinking? Over/Under: An Interview Series – Jesus Villarreal

The Communication Department’s new Over/Under series feature students – both majors and non-majors – in an interview that ranges from pop culture topics to the communication department itself! We ask the topics, they decide whether it’s overrated or underrated.

This installment of the series includes Jesus Villarreal, a communication major with a media studies concentration. We ask the self-proclaimed film connoisseur and Death Grips fan what he thinks on Kanye West, the Evil Dead films, and more!

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