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The Finished Product: Town & Gown

(The 2015 spring term Magazine class is underway now, and here’s its blog: http://themagazinespring2015.academic.wlu.edu/) Jour 215 Town Gown For a cleaner version in PowerPoint, click the link above.

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A Trip to Elle

When we arrived at the Hearst Building on W. 57th and 8th Ave., we were educated on the impressive features of this post-9/11 skyscraper. The environmentally friendly design, with its soaring diamond-faceted glass cladding above and its “Icefall” water-cascading sculpture … Continue reading

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Times They Are A-Changin

It occurred to me shortly after we began our train ride to the Big Apple (I think somewhere between Cumberland and Manassas) that this trip was a nice complement to my class on Alfred Hitchcock films with Professor Adams from … Continue reading

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The Beginning Of The End

As I mentioned earlier, the design team has had a lot of work to complete recently. Being the last step in the process, we’ve really been trying to put together nice pages for the articles that are now finished. Today, … Continue reading

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VMI Museum Photo Shoot For “Leavings of War” Article

As the design team was playing around with inDesign, we found it difficult to put a layout together without any articles to insert into the magazine yet. So Professor Cumming gave us an article written by one of his previous … Continue reading

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Future tense at the ASME

At our first stop of the trip the CEO of ASME, Sid Holt, spoke to us over the telephone since he was staying home, under the weather. I think I can speak for the group when I say I was … Continue reading

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Spring Term Festival sked

The Spring Term Festival will be noon to 2 p.m., May 18. Let me know by email which 40 minutes you’d like to be there to show our prototype and magazine-idea prospectus (4-5 students for each would be ideal). Noon … Continue reading

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Back in the South

There’s something about coming south on a train, especially the train that leaves New York and comes into Virginia bound for Atlanta and New Orleans. To me, it’s like the coming of spring, with its thickening leafy shadows and wild … Continue reading

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Musings in Time

If there is one thing that describes my trip to New York as a whole, it is that New York never ceases to amaze. By the time we entered the Time & Life Building, we were in the process of … Continue reading

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Coldplay Concert

On May 5, I had the opportunity to see Coldplay perform before a crowd of less than 3000 people at Beacon Theatre. On a Monday night in New York City, where there are a million different things to do, tickets … Continue reading

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