Krehlik currently aspires to learn layout design from the current Layout Editor, Maddie Gillespie; however, because many students turned their articles for this issue in late, Gillespie and Krehlik could not find a common time to work on the issue together. Thus, Krehlik only contributed to this paper in two ways: Krehlik wrote an article for the issue and helped with distribution on Thursday.
For this issue, Krehlik wrote an article about the current state of several of Seton Hill's dormitories. In order to produce a well crafted article, Krehlik spent time interviewing several students as well as one member of the Seton Hill Faculty, Dr. Robin Anke, Director of Residence Life. Krehlik's contribution did not end with simply writing the article. According to Dr. Jerz, advisor for The Setonian, even Dr. JoAnne Boyle, President of Seton Hill University took the time to read Krehlik's article.
Finally, to finish her contribution to this issue of The Setonian, Krehlik spent part of her morning last Thursday distributing copies of The Setonian throughout the University. Krehlik strategically placed newspapers in locations where she knew students would be likely to look. These locations include the two end tables at either side of the third floor of Administration, the table outside the dining hall where other fliers always sit and wait for students to pick up and one of the ledges in the commuter lounge. Krehlik finished her rounds by hand-delivering several copies of the paper to India, The Setonian's new Ad Manager, who had requested a few copies be placed in The Setonian office.
(2) I have great expectations for The Setonian Online. As I stated in a previous blog entry, I think it would be great if we could incorporate more photographs to the site. At the same time, we could easily publish many more articles online that we usually don't have room for in the regular publication, such as more movie/book/music reviews and columns. We could update once or twice a week, which would allow us to have more timely articles.
(3) For my realistic agenda, I would like to find a way to write special articles for The Setonian Online more frequently than when the issues of the regular publication are released. I would love to have a special section to myself for writing reviews for music or books, or even movies, because I go to the movies almost every weekend. For my unrealistic agenda, I would like to contribute to the design of a new website for The Setonian Online, because our current site is rather boring...no offense to anyone. I have some experience with layout, but would love the opportunity to learn more about Adobe Dreamweaver and other programs like that.
(4) All that I can really ask from Dr. Jerz is access to Adobe CS3. I know I mentioned this in class, but our current programs for layout are a little outdated, and I feel like the whole production aspect of our paper would run much smoother if we did not have to worry about the program closing down in the middle of major revisions. I would also like to learn more about Flash and Dreamweaver.
(5) As I said in #4, the journalism program could definitely benefit from a software upgrade. A hardware upgrade might not be a bad idea, but I know that Mac computers are very expensive, so that might not be as realistic as upgrading our current software. It might even be beneficial to encourage the journalism students to take a class in InDesign and Photoshop so that everyone will know how to do the basics.
(6) As Dr. Jerz already suggested, I think we should focus our energy on improving The Setonian Online. For our class project, maybe we could all work on creating a new and improved website, with added features and a larger variety of articles than simply what is featured in the regular publication. But, at this point, I think our main priority should be making The Setonian Online look more professional. The current website looks very outdated.