Lourdes University Digital & Media Studies Showcase



Capstones/ Porfolios

Service Learning

Coding Showcase

DMS 381--Intermediate Markup: HTML/CSS

Complexion Changes in Victorian Literature by Noelle Roth (Fall 2020)
Feminist Theory by Lauren Pippin (Fall 2020)
Two Sides of Me by Ulises Barradas (Fall 2020)
Gameography by Kylie Krupp (Fall 2020)
The Relationship Between Friendship and Support: An Empirical Study by Alex Pallottini (Spring 2022)

DMS 383--Beginning Programming: JavaScript

Complexion Changes in Victorian Literature--Interactive Data Display by Noelle Roth
Mad Libs Time! by Lauren Pippin
Baccarat by Alex Pallottini
Utility Website: Calendar by Ulises Barradas

Courses Showcase

DMS 299: Topics--Radio Broadcasting (Spring 2022)

Students in the Radio Broadcasting class worked with professoinals from WAKT 106.1 FM, Toledo's community radio station, to learn about producing a radio show, from content, to mixing, to FCC regulations. At the end of the semester, FCC compliant student shows were broadcast on WAKT.

Student pilot episodes

Note: music has been removed from music shows in the samples below for copyright compliance.

ENG 351--Media Writing (Spring 2022)

Students in the Media Writing class worked with professionals at WGTE to produce the docushow Local With Lourdes. Students wrote stories about climate change, mental health, and economic issues in the Northwest Ohio area, interviewed Lourdes community members and experts about their topics. They edited together promos for their show and visited the WGTE studio to learn how to produce a live-to-tape broadcast.

Show Promos

The 30 second promos below were edited together by students with the help of WGTE producers.

Promo: Climate Change
Promo: Mental Health
Promo: Economics

ENG 351--Media Writing (Spring 2021)

Students in the Media Writing class worked with professionals at WGTE to produce the docufilm College & Covid the Struggle is Real. Students wrote stories and interviewed Lourdes University faculty and staff regarding the latest updates about COVID-19 from the CDC.

Individual Story Segments

College and COVID: The Struggle is Real (full video)
COVID and Mental Health
COVID and Media
COVID and Education
COVID and Race

ENG 354--Technology and Culture (Fall 2020)

Technology and Narrative Blog Sites

For this assignment, students watched one season of a show from a different culture that featured prominiently a specific technology. They wrote blogs that explored how the representation of technology influenced narrative elements and demonstrated course concepts.

The 3% [Brazilian] by Lauren Pippin
Ad Vitam [French] by Kylie Krupp
Better Than Us [Russian] by Ulises Barradas
Biohackers [German] by Jack Murphy
Bletchley Circle [British] by Noelle Roth
Humans [British] by Kristen Pohlman
Omniscient [Brazilian] by Noel Barerra
Osmosis [French] by Ryan Waldie
Orphan Black [Canadian] by Alec Thacker
You are Wanted [German] by Chelsea Klotz

Technology and Cultural Discourse Video Assignment

For this assignment, students created composite videos about some aspect of technology and culture and uploaded their work to our class YouTube channel. Use the links below to view individual videos. View the complete playlist here .

The Subculture of Speedrunning by Noelle Roth
Filters by Jack Murphy, Ryan Waldie, and Kynlee Edwards
Social Media, Body Image, and Personal Identity by Lauren Pippin
Phones--History and Culture by Kristin Pohlman
Surveillance Technology and Its Role on People and Government by Noel Barrera
Virtual Reality and Its Cultural Effects by Alec Thacker

ENG 405--Shakespeare (Fall 2020)

Students in ENG 405: Shakespeare selected scenes from Richard III, Shakespeare's history play about the devilishly manipulative usurper monarch, and created memes to represent a key element of the plot. Combined, they tell the story of the play in an updated and entertaining way.

Richard III in Memes

Capstone/Portfolio Showcase

DMS 490--Capstone and Professional Portfolio

In their senior year, DMS students create a professional portfolio to display highlights from their work in the program.

Portfolio by Noelle Roth class of 2021
Until the Bitter End by Noel Barerra class of 2022
LMP Web Design by Lauren Pippin class of 2022

Service Learning Showcase

DMS 300--Intro to Digital and Media Studies (Fall 2021)

In Fall 2021, DMS students worked with Reinvest Toledo, an area non-profit whose mission is to be a catalyst for neighborhood organizing, investment, and leadership that is led by residents of Toledo's low- and moderate-income communities. The organization identified a number of transformational leaders from their communities, and DMS students in the class interviewed them to collect their stories as part of an horal history project.

The digitized stories were formatted into a digital exhibit, and this exhibit will be indexed with the Toledo Lucas County public library so that the stories of these amazing leaders will be preserved and made available to the community. Students also created a short film about their experiences creating this project. See the exhibit and the video below.

Toledo's Finest Digital Exhibit

DMS 300--Intro to Digital and Media Studies (Spring 2020)

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library recently unveiled a new digital exhibit – "Growing Up in Toledo." Created in collaboration with the Lourdes University Digital and Media Studies Program, the exhibit was produced from data generously provided by the TLCPL Local History and Geneaology Department and researched by students in the University’s Spring 2020 DMS 300: Introduction to Digital and Media Studies class.

The joint project involved six Lourdes student researchers and exhibit contributors from the Lourdes Digital & Media Studies (DMS) class working closely with TLCPL’s Local History and Genealogy department staff members John Dewees, Ed Hill, and Kristel Schetter.

Growing Up in Toledo Digital Exhibit