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

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Comm Alumni: Where Are They Now? Featuring James Kelley

James Kelley graduated from the department in spring of 2016. For the last 2 years, he’s been working full time at WVDM, a TV station in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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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

Baby, it’s Cold Outside – Bundle Up! With #ShepComm

Winter is here and the Shepherd Communications department could not be more thrilled.

School is out and laying around all day doing (almost) nothing is on the agenda, what more could you want? We know how to spend our break the right way, and if you’re looking for some tips on how to stay comfy and cozy…look no further! Check out how the awesome members of our department spend their holiday break. Continue reading

Finals Have You Stressed Out? Take a Break With Our De-Stress Tree!

The time has finally come… finals week. Holiday break is just on the horizon, but before we can taste the sweet freedom, we all must conquer finals. It can be a very stressful time! To combat this, the comm department has created this activity to help students manage their stress.

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De-Stress Tree: Located in the Lower Level of Knutti

The De-Stress Tree is meant to give students the opportunity to share with each other different ways they kick their stress to the curb. Simply take a leaf from the cup, tell us how you de-stress, and pin it to the board! It may not seem like much, but short breaks can actually help retain information and reduce stress.

The De-Stress Tree is open to all students in and out of the communication department. While you’re busy studying or finishing up that final project, take a trip down to the lower level of Knuitti and fill out a leaf! You can discover ways that your fellow students are coping with stress and maybe even help someone else out.

Check out our Instagram page where we’ve been highlighting creative and fun leaves each day.

Where to find the tree:

Don’t know where the communication department is? It’s in the lower level of Knutti.

  1. Enter Knuitti.
  2. Go to the elevator and select “LL” for Lower Level
  3. Exit the elevator, go through the doors and BAM! The tree will be right in front of you.
  4. tip: While you’re down here, check out the TV studio and meet some friendly comm students and faculty.