Graphic Design Students Offer Community Service, Via Professional Design Work

Senior graphic design majors at West Liberty University are once again offering their skills and talents as a service to non-profit groups in the Ohio Valley. For the past 14 years, WLU students have designed community projects ranging from logos, posters, brochures, and billboards, to book covers, presentations, signage and websites. Associate Professor James Haizlett coordinates the program. “This as an outreach to the community, helping organizations with limited budgets receive the services of our highly motivated, energetic, and creative students,” he said. Haizlett is primarily interested in helping non-profit organizations and groups who do not have the funds to hire professional design services. The students form design “companies” and learn how to deal with clients on a professional level, setting budgets, timelines and following a design brief to completion. “The experience is invaluable to the students because they learn how to deal with “real world” clients. In turn, organizations throughout the Ohio Valley receive excellent design work to help market their organizations,” Haizlett added. The program depends on local involvement and Professor Haizlett is asking that interested organizations contact him to receive an application via email at, [email protected] Project applications must be received by Sept. 8, 2013. For more information on the graphic arts program, please visit the College of Arts and Communication webpage. AUGUST 26,...

The Meat Show

The Meat Show opens at  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Nutting Art Gallery on January 18th, 2012. The theme this year was voted on by WLU Art faculty and each piece in the exhibition reflects on that theme. Past themes include Buildings, Super Heroes,  and 2011’s Paper, Scissors, Rock.  The show will run until February 9th.You can follow the activities in the Nutting Gallery on Facebook. The show runs from January 18-February 9,...

2011 International Technology, Education and Development Conference

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Jim Haizlett will be making an oral paper presentation at the 2011 International Technology, Education and Development Conference – (www.inted2011.org) in Valencia, Spain on March 7 – 9. The goal of INTED2011 is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The conference provides the opportunity to present and discuss research, case studies, applications, and the latest innovations in the field of Higher Education and Industry. Attendance of more than 500 delegates from 65 different countries is expected. Professor Haizlett’s published paper will join an ISBN database of innovative projects in Education and Research. The paper explores online alternatives to the use of textbooks in the classroom, specifically for instructors of graphics and design courses. Recently, Professor Haizlett began using online video tutorial resources, in lieu of requiring a textbook. His paper can be viewed by clicking here. West Liberty University’s Provost Dr. John McCullough complimented Professor Haizlett by saying “This is a unique platform and a signature accomplishment on the part of Jim Haizlett, the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies & Visual Arts, the College of Arts and Communication, and the entire University.” The scope of the conference includes the following topics: • Experiences in Education • New Trends in the Higher Education Area • Pedagogical & Didactical Innovations • Virtual Universities • Technological Issues in Education • Computer Supported Collaborative Work • Educational Software and Serious Games • Curriculum Design and Innovation • Quality Assurance in Education • E-Content Management and Development Professor Haizlett’s paper has also been accepted for publication by the Global Conference on...

Art Prof to Present Paper at International Conference

Associate Professor of Art, Jim Haizlett, recently had a paper accepted for presentation at SITE 2010–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference to be held in San Diego, CA; March 29-April 2, 2010. The paper: Skypapalooza! How the West Virginia Animation Festival used Skype and Streaming Video to Connect Remote Student Participants to the Live Awards Event was selected as a result of rigorous peer review from more than 1000 submitted proposals. The paper presents a case study for the use of streaming video to connect remote participants to West Liberty’s annual West Virginia Flash Animation Festival. The paper is available for download and review at Skypapalooza! Paper Ty Crawford, a WLU Digital Media Design major, created a companion video that shows the role streaming video played in the event. The video can be viewed by clicking here. The entire video team from West Liberty’s Media Arts Center is to be congratulated, because it was their expertise, under the direction of Theresa Gretchen, that made the streaming video event a success. West Liberty’s media arts program will be given an international spotlight during the SITE...