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

Lady Pirates Blank Lady Patriots In Girls Soccer

first_imgThe Lady Pirates traveled to Liberty and defeated the Lady Patriots of Union County 4-0 Saturday morning.Michael Myers opened the scoring twenty minutes into the game when her direct kick bounced off a UC player for a goal. With 7 minutes remaining in the half Kasey Moeller tracked down a punt by McKella Lynette for a breakaway score. The Lady Pirates had nice runs and even had a goal called back due to an offside infraction.In the second half Abby Bausback scored her first career goal when UC did not clear the ball out of the box. The final goal came with 13 minutes to play after a UC defender was called for a hand ball in the box and Maddi Hellmich converted the penalty kick.McKella Lynette made 12 saves in her shut-out win and a big credit to the entire defensive line for shutting down the attacking runs. Also taking shots on goal were Emma Overmyer and Emma Hellmich.The win brings the Lady Pirates record to 2-1 on the season and they face Batesville at home on Thurday evening. Varsity kick off at 5PM with a JV half match after.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Moyes unconcerned by Ferguson book

first_img The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract last week and Moyes said: “He is now available (for the Champions League) by the way his date of birth works. He’s an exciting young player making good progress all the time and he someone who is going to play a big part in the future of Manchester United, he’s an exceptional talent.” Four key players were absent from United’s training session ahead of the Real Sociedad match – Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and central defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, though Moyes said Welbeck and Cleverley had a chance of being fit for the game. Jonny Evans is likely to play in central defence and the Irish international admitted the team has to eliminate some sloppiness from their play. Evans said: “We are disappionted, we watched part of the (Southampton) game back and it was clear our performance was not up to scratch, especially in possession, giving the ball away and being quite sloppy. “Being Manchester United we want to control games a bit better than we did against Southampton. “As players we know we have not played well enough as individuals and as a team and looking at ourselves we want to make sure we raise our level and produce better performances.” David Moyes insists he has no concerns that the fall-out from Sir Alex Ferguson’s no-holds-barred book will affect Wayne Rooney despite the confirmation that Manchester United’s star striker demanded a move the day after they had won the Premier League. Moyes has not seen an advance copy of Ferguson book and said he had no concerns about Rooney being unsettled by its contents – and no issue with his predecessor going into print so soon. He said: “None – I think Wayne is completely focused on his football, he has been since the first day back in pre-season. He’s good in form, he’s looking after himself and playing well. “Alex Ferguson can do what he wishes – he’s his own man. Certainly everyone at Old Trafford would love to hear what he has to say, the supporters certainly would. He has great knowledge and I am sure a lot of people will enjoy reading it. “I am sure I will when the time arises – I have not got much time in this job, that’s for sure.” United face Real Sociedad in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night and Moyes will be hoping Rooney can maintain his current form after some disappointing team results and performances this season, which the manager admits have been below par. “We want to improve results, that’s obvious,” said Moyes. “We want to improve on our performance too, we gave the ball away too much in our last game and we have to do better when we are in possession. “We have had periods of good play but maybe not continuously, which is something we have been working on in training.” Moyes confirmed that Belgium-born midfielder Adnan Januzaj has been added to the Champions League squad as a home-grown player and could make his debut in the competition tomorrow. Ferguson’s book states Rooney came into his office “the day after we won the league and asked away” and revealed the 27-year-old’s fitness had been an issue last season and led to him being dropped. Moyes, who succeeded Ferguson as United manager in the summer, said Rooney was now “completely focused” and in good form – he has three goals and two assists in the Premier League, plus he has been excellent for England. Press Associationlast_img read more

Well Fancied Nadal Is All Business In Taking Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes By Three Quarters Of A Length Under Rosario

first_imgWELL FANCIED NADAL IS ALL BUSINESS IN TAKING GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY BAFFERT, HE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN RAPID 1:22.59 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2020)–Despite the fact he was making only his second start and was facing the reigning Eclipse Champion Juvenile Male, Bob Baffert’s Nadal was hammered down to 1-5 favoritism in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita and he responded with a gutty three quarter length win.  Ridden by Joel Rosario, he got seven furlongs in a rapid 1:22.59.Breaking sharply from post position four in a field of six sophomores, Nadal got early pressure from longshot Party Town to his inside and was seriously challenged to his outside around the far turn and to the sixteenth pole by a very tenacious Ginobili.“Today, I told Joel, ‘Don’t get cute, just go,’” said Baffert, who registered his record 10th win in the iconic prep to the Grade I Santa Anita Derby.  “‘We can rate him some other day.’  They took it to him, but if we’re gonna get beat, get beat.  I trained him light for this, so this is my serious work…I thought he was gonna get beat.  He got to gut it out today, so he’s got a good foundation now.  This should set him up pretty good and I think we’ll go to the Rebel (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park March 14).”A handy 3 ¾ length maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs here on Jan. 19, Nadal paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10.Owned by George Bolton, Arthur Hoyeau, Barry Lipman and Mark Mathiesen, Nadal, a Kentucky-bred colt by Blame who sold for $700,000 at the Fasig Tipton Florida March Selected 2-year-olds in Training Sale, is out of the Pulpit mare Ascending Angel.  With the winner’s share of $120,000, he now has earnings of $153,000 while unbeaten in two starts.For his part, Ginobili, who had been idle since running a close fourth in a five furlong turf stakes here on Oct. 6, ran a massive race in defeat, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Fast Enough. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Ginobili, who is trained by Richard Baltas, was off at 12-1 and paid $6.00 and $4.00.Last early, Fast Enough split horses turning for home and just held off Storm the Court by a neck for third money.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Fast Enough was off at 14-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Storm the Court, who had been idle since winning the Grade I Breeder’s Cup Juvenile here on Nov. 1, was the second choice at 3-1 and was beaten approximately 2 ½ lengths in a race that he likely needed.Fractions on the race were 21.81, 44.09 and 1:09.05.last_img read more

Sydney Airports Terminal 1 upgrade wins passenger support

first_imgThe ongoing upgrade at Sydney Airport’s International Terminal (T1) has won strong support, according to a recent passenger survey.84% of passengers said they appreciated the improved travel experience that is being produced by the $500 million upgrade and they rated the terminal at 7 or above out of 10.  This represents a significant increase on the 67% recorded when construction was at its most extensive.About one third (34%) of passengers said they were highly satisfied and rated the International Terminal 9 or 10 out of 10.Only 3% of passengers rated the International Terminal in the lowest bracket from 1-3 out of 10.The CEO of Sydney Airport, Russell Balding said, “We wanted to provide an improved travel experience for passengers, and even though construction is not yet complete, it is great that the feedback we are getting is so positive.“The feedback we are getting is that passengers really appreciate the range and choice of outlets.  We have something for everyone.  From McDonald’s to the Bambini Wine Room.  From Burberry to The Wiggles,” Mr Balding said. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more