Diggin’ Deep w/ Diggz: two semesters of studio production

capstone_boardFor the past two semesters, I’ve been working on a show for The Picket in cooperation with the communication department’s studio practicum courses called Diggin’ Deep with Diggz. But if you’ve never heard of the show, you have to be asking “what even is that?” Continue reading

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Building a Brand

When you think of a brand one may consider a company, or maybe a company’s product. What many people fell to realize is that they are a walking brand of themselves, and that everything they do is part of their brand. My Capstone project was to help build a persons brand by creating a website for them.My site is CoachJNamolik.com.

CoachJNamolik.com is the official website of Shepherd University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Continue reading

Hey! I Know This Story…Or Do I?

A Loose adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about the West Virginia Drug Epidemic.” That’s one heck of an elevator pitch. How did I come up with it? Continue reading

How Does Social Media Affect Your Life?

Have you ever noticed how much social media influences the people around you? Or maybe you feel that social media has become a huge part of your everyday life. If not, I definitely have. My name is Kaila Hall and over the last few years as a Strategic Communications major, I have acquired the skills to plan, execute, and examine various issues. As a result, I used those skills to discover a plan to change how young women view and use social media platforms and presented them through a capstone project that I completed my senior year. Continue reading

Traveling The World On a Budget and Staying Gluten Free Is No Longer Impossible

Traveling the world has never been an easy task, and it has never been cheap.  People who are gluten free tend to stray away from traveling due to the caution they have to take with the food they consume.  Gluten free foods are also ten times more expensive than regular foods.  For my senior capstone, I decided to make everyone’s lives easier.  Continue reading

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