Creating the Epidemic: the Preproduction to a Short Film

0From the Kennedy assassination to September 11th, government conspiracies have historically captured the imagination of the public with many people believing they are true despite contradicting evidence. Several conspiracies have attracted my personal interest due to their links with the macabre, one prominent example being MKUltra. Epidemic will bring attention to physical and mental illness, as both have occurred in my immediate and extended family and I felt compelled to bring social awareness towards the topic.
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Mr. Alpha Sigma Tau. A Male Pageant Fundraiser for The Laurel Center

I’m Kathryn Leonarczyk. I am a student at Shepherd University studying communication and English. When I first got into the department, I had no idea what I wanted to concentrate in, so I picked New Media. This is a broad concentration so I have gotten the chance to take a wide range of classes. I have found a love for public relations, as well as marketing.

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Into the Life of Black Rock Farm

Mig Mac CowWhat began as a fun, little Instagram account turned into a capstone project called Into the Life of Black Rock Farm. This was a social media campaign designed for a local farm with the goal of increasing brand awareness, social media presence, and interest in products among potential customers. Continue reading

Cue The Lights! Introducing the Rude Mechanicals


Students checking out bulletin boards on the Shepherd University campus inevitably come across posters announcing auditions for one of Shakespeare’s plays. Anyone passing by Reynolds Hall on the way in to town has at some point encountered a sandwich board on the sidewalk, plastered with performance dates and photos of actors in feathered caps and period costumes. Continue reading