Design students showcase work on personal websites

first_imgIn a competitive job market, students strive to distinguish themselves from other job applicants. At Notre Dame, taking a web design courses can help undergraduate designers stand apart from the rest by creating personal websites to showcase their work, according to senior Marykate Green.Green said she used her web design class last semester as an opportunity to develop and show off a new set of skills.“At this time, I was drowning in digital design agency job applications, searching for a way to diversify myself amongst all of the other competitive applicants,” she said. “As a marketing and graphic design double major, I was especially having a difficult time illustrating to potential employers how I could use my diverse background and skills to help create immense value for their brand. I saw this class as the perfect opportunity and platform to design a meaningful experience for my hopeful employers.”Green said she wanted her website,, to show her personality as well as her marketable skills.“Every aspect of is carefully constructed to exhibit all my design and marketing skills as well as to give insight into my personality,” she said. “My biggest strength lies in finding a harmonious balance between responsive web design, storytelling, sensory marketing and marketing analytics.“The goal is that the interaction of all of these disparate elements is so seamless that it is invisible, creating a wildly entertaining and positive experience for my audience.”The website generated a positive response during her career search, Green said.“A few hiring managers and other business people have told me that it’s refreshing — that I have separated myself from the pack by doing something creative with passion,” she said.She said she received encouraging feedback about the site’s integration of multiple design elements, from the overall style to the specific computer code.“[It] is helpful to employers because they can tell how I can help their company,” she said. “I have also gotten feedback that the code is clean and precise, which is crucial for web design. I am constantly updated and editing my code so that it stays up to date with the most efficient techniques.”Design professor Andre Murnieks said students in web design have a great advantage in cultivating an online portfolio to show potential employers.“Design students who interview with employers can bring portfolios that show their work, but a personal website can be viewed at any time,” he said. “Now it’s become that if you don’t have an online presence, why would I [an employer] call you?”Murnieks said the introductory web design course is open to non-design majors as well.“We have people from all corners of the University,” he said. “For non-design students, their websites can include other information. For example, an English major could display writing samples.”Although the course is open to non-majors, Murnieks said the course is in-depth.“We try to do serious design,” he said. “We meet twice a week for two hours and 45 minutes in the design studio. It can be intimidating.”In addition to creating personal websites, Murnieks said students also learn how to build mobile versions of their websites for touch-screen interfaces, such as those on iPads and iPhones.“It’s been somewhat of a revolution,” he said. “And part of my mission is to boost what we do in the interactive realm.”Tags: career, design, Notre Dame, web designlast_img read more

South Georgia Storms

first_imgHundreds of homes were damaged, dozens were injured and 17 Georgians were killed in two separate outbreaks, one on Jan. 2 and one from Jan. 21 to 23.While tornados can happen at any time of the year, the abnormally warm weather Georgia experience this January – between 3 and 10 degrees warmer than normal – likely helped to fuel the deadly outbreak. The first round, on Jan. 2, brought high winds and a number of tornadoes to southwest Georgia, although power outages and flash flooding were seen as far north as Atlanta. The second round, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, brought 73 confirmed tornadoes to the Southeast and an estimated 40 to the southern half of Georgia.While southern Georgia works to rebuild after the storms, the rest of Georgia is making sense of our warm winter weather. Georgia’s average temperature was between three and 10 degrees above normal during January, and February is projected to be warmer than normal as well.Spring-like temperatures in the middle of January caused premature blossoms to emerge on some fruit trees, which may expose spring and summer fruit harvests to frost damage.Data from around the state show that the January average temperature was in the top 10 on record.In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 52 degrees Fahrenheit, 8.7 degrees above normal.In Athens, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 51.5 F, 8 degrees above normal.In Columbus, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 53.7 F, 6.5 degrees above normal.In Macon, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 53.9 F, 7.6 degrees above normal.In Savannah, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 58.11 F, 8.6 degrees above normal.In Brunswick, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 59 F, 7.5 degrees above normal.In Alma, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 57.4 F, 6.7 degrees above normal.In Augusta, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 55.5 F, 10.1 degrees above normal.In Albany, the monthly average temperature was 56.6 F, 7.3 degrees above normal.In Rome, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 51.3 F, 10.1 degrees above normal.In Valdosta, Georgia, the monthly average temperature was 57.3 F, 6.9 degrees above normal.January also set a number of records for daily temperatures across the state. The high temperature of 77 F recorded in Atlanta on Jan. 14 broke a 73 F record set in 1937. Augusta set new record highs on Jan. 13, 15, 18 and 20, in each case by 1 to 4 degrees. Savannah broke a record high on Jan. 20, reaching 78 F, which surpassed the old record of 77 F set in 1951. Alma broke its record high on Jan. 2 observing 82 F, which surpassed the old record of 80 F set in 1952. Brunswick broke a record high on Jan. 20, reporting 80 F, which surpassed the old record of 77 F set in 1952.In addition to warmer-than-average temperatures, January was also wetter than normal, eliminating drought conditions from much of the state. By the end of the month, the area of extreme drought was reduced from 20 percent to less than 4 percent of the area and was confined to northeast Georgia. The entire state below the fall line from Columbus to Macon to Augusta was completely free of dry conditions by late January.Some farmers found their fields too wet to work as they started to prepare their land for spring planting.The highest rainfall total recorded by a National Weather Service station was 11.48 inches in Columbus, 7.63 inches above normal. The lowest total recorded by the National Weather Service was in Brunswick at 5 inches, 1.78 inches above normal.Alma received 7.09 inches, 2.83 inches above normal.Atlanta received 8.18 inches, 3.98 inches above normal.Athens received 6.51 inches, 2.46 inches below normal.Augusta received 10.13 inches, 6.22 inches above normal.Macon received 11.26 inches, 7.02 inches below normal.Savannah received 6.61 inches, 2.92 inches above normal.Rome received 7.81 inches, 2.99 inches below normal.Valdosta received 9.11 inches, 4.54 inches above normal.Rainfall set several daily records in January. Savannah received 4.19 inches on Jan. 22, breaking the old record of 1.33 inches set in 1966. On the same day, Augusta received 2.47 inches, passing the old record of 1.74 inches; Brunswick’s 2.69 inches beat its old record of 1.27 inches; and Alma received 3.15 inches, beating its old record of 1.27 inches set in 1956. Augusta also broke a daily record on Jan. 2, receiving 2.92 inches, which surpassed the old record of 1.64 inches set in 1919.The highest daily rainfall total recorded by Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network observers was 6.23 inches west of Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia, on Jan. 22, followed by 5.43 inches measured at another Albany station just over the border in Lee County, Georgia, on the same morning. The first Albany observer also recorded the highest monthly rainfall total: 17.44 inches reported. It was followed by 13.90 inches measured at Fort Gaines, Georgia, in Clay County followed by 13.31 inches from the Lee County observer.The highest daily snowfall recorded was 6.6 inches, near Hiawassee, Georgia, in Towns County and 6.5 inches reported near Dillard, Georgia, in Rabun County on Jan. 7. These two stations also had the highest monthly snow totals, with 6.9 and 6.8 inches, respectively.For more information, please see the “Climate and Agriculture in the South East” blog at or visit our webpage at Please feel free to email with your weather and climate impacts on agriculture to share on the blog.last_img read more

Ryan Kalil comes out of retirement, agrees to deal with Jets

first_imgRyan Kalil is back.The Jets on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with the free-agent center and former Panthers standout. Melvin Gordon requested trade from Chargers amid holdout, report says Former Steeler Merril Hoge part of suit claiming Roundup caused his cancer Minutes before the move was made official, Kalil hinted in a series of cryptic tweets that something was happening.— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1,— Ryan Kalil (@ryankalil) August 1, 2019Kalil, 34, was drafted out of USC by Carolina with the 59th overall pick in 2007. The five-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro selection served as the anchor of the offensive lines protecting quarterback Cam Newton the past few years but has been hindered by injuries in recent seasons.He made 145 starts over 148 regular-season games with the Panthers. Kalil, who had retired after the 2018 season, will just need to pass his physical before signing his deal.We’ve agreed to terms with C Ryan Kalil.📰— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 1, 2019NFL Media reported Kalil has agreed to a one-year deal that will pay him $8.4 million.  NFL free agency rumors: Panthers bringing back safety Tre Boston on 1-year deal Related Newslast_img read more

Mileusnić finished fourth

first_imgBiH athlete Dejan Mileusnić finished fourth in javelin throwing discipline. On the first day of the competition, Mileusnić was among top eight athletes.In the third series, Mileusnić achieved the result of 77.27 metres, which was his best result of the completion.Mileusnić is one of the best BiH athlete born in Zenica 22 years ago.(

Wellington girls are off to state; beat Rose Hill 46-33

first_img9 Lauryn Snipes scores 22 points to help lead Crusaders to victory.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes the weight of pressure can be the hardest thing to overcome. After two straight sub-state championship losses, the Crusader girls would come up triumphant in front of arguably the largest crowds to ever witness a high school basketball game in Wellington.For the 22nd time this season, the undefeated Wellington Lady Crusaders were victorious knocking down Rose Hill 46-33 to capture the sub-state championship.Wellington now awaits the Salina Class 4A Div. 1 State Tournament bracket that could come out today. The Crusaders will either be a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Bishop Miege is also undefeated. That will also be decided with a coin flip between the two coaches, maybe through Skype – a video website on the net.The Lady Dukes didn’t play their prettiest of games Saturday, but most certainly didn’t disappoint. And there was plenty of pressure coming into this game.Rose Hill came in as one of the hottest teams in Class 4A Div. 1 — owners of five straight wins, having lost once since the Haven Tournament to McPherson by a mere 7 points, and shellacking Winfield 46-19 Thursday night in the sub-state first round.This was also the same team that knocked Wellington out of the sub-state championship in 2015.“For the first time in my life, I’m almost speechless,” said Wellington head girls basketball coach Eric Adams, who would go on to talk another seven minutes in the post-game interview. “There was a lot of celebration, a lot of tears, but they were happy tears.”Adams attributed the victory to tenacious man pressure defense. It also didn’t hurt that junior Lauryn Snipes would drill 22 points followed by Grace Mitchell’s with 17.“Big time girls come up and play big in big situations,” Adams said. “That’s why they are Div. 1 recruits.”The game started slowly with Wellington trailing 14-8 two minutes to go in the first quarter. That was significant because, Rose Hill would never score again in the half. Snipes had scored 10 of the 11 first quarter points.“At the end of the first quarter, I told them we were going to play man-to-man pressure and they would have to lock down and guard somebody,” Adams said. “The five girls had a quick conference and told one another ‘do your part’ and they said it in a stern way.”Rose Hill appeared to go in a stall for much of the second quarter, but Adams said it was more of a case of the Wellington defense taking away the inside cut. Rose Hill rarely took a shot, and at the end of two quarters, Wellington had completed a 12-0 sweep, was on a 15-point run, and led 23-14 at the half.The second half, Wellington would open up a double digit lead. The Crusaders had some mental lapses offensively for some of the third quarter, but Rose Hill wasn’t getting anything going on the other end.At the end of three, Wellington was in front 32-23.Snipes immediately opened the fourth quarter with what could be argued a game sealing layup and free throw to put the Lady Dukes up by 12. And despite a couple of treys by Herman, Rose Hill never could get much closer.When the final buzzer sounded, the girls engulfed on one another to celebrate their third tournament title of the season. The fourth one would most certainly be the most daunting title of all. 9 Wellington 11 14 Follow us on Twitter. 0 Rose Hill 33 14 12 Sub-state championship 46 10 Rose Hill: Herman 10, Van Driel 14, Woods 8. Total 9 (2) 9-14 33. Wellington 46 Rose Hill 33 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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