Fictional obituary

This piece was from an exercise focusing on writing a fictional obituary. Written fall 2016.

Former astronaut Clare A. Bell dies

     Clare A. Bell, the first woman to set foot on the moon, died Friday at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness. She was 69.

A native to Dayton, Miss Bell joined the U.S. Air Force and became a pilot in 1975. She later became an astronaut and was known for being the first woman to set foot on the moon in 1992. Last year, she retired after 20 years as director of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Feature writing – Caitlin Whalen

This piece is from a feature writing assignment. We were assigned partners and interviewed each other in order to write a feature writing about them. I was assigned to work with Caitlin Whalen. Written fall 2016.

It’s the final countdown: Whalen’s last year at the University of Dayton

     She zip-lined over a canyon in Mexico. She skydived over a beach in the Outer Banks. She had chicken pox three times. She is technically dating a piece of government property.

Yet, she claims she is not that interesting.

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Radio broadcast – MBA@DAYTON

This piece was from a radio broadcast exercise featuring MBA@DAYTON, an online master of business program. Written fall 2016.

MBA@DAYTON

     THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON IS SWITCHING UP THEIR ONLINE CLASSES BY PARTNERING WITH 2-U INCORPORATED TO OFFER MBA@DAYTON (MBA-AT-DAYTON), AN ONLINE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM. U-D FACULTY WILL BE TEACHING COURSES THROUGH AN “ONLINE CAMPUS”, WHICH GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE LIVE ONLINE CLASSES AND SEMINARS. UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT ERIC F. SPINA SAYS THE PROGRAM STRIVES TO UPHOLD HIGH ONLINE EDUCATION STANDARDS.

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SPINA BITE :18    OUTCUE: “TEACHING EXCELLENCE OF OUR FACULTY.”

(WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO PARTNER WITH 2-U, WHICH WORKS WITH A SELECT GROUP OF UNIVERSITIES TO OFFER BEST-IN-CLASS ONLINE EDUCATION, THE PROGRAM WILL COMBINE 2-U’S ADVANCED LEARNING PLATFORM WITH BOTH THE RIGOR AND QUALITY OF OUR DISTINCTIVE BUSINESS EDUCATION AND THE TEACHING EXCELLENCE OF OUR FACULTY.)

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2-U HAS PREVIOUSLY PARTNERED WITH OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITIES SUCH AS YALE, GEORGETOWN, AND NORTHWESTERN TO OFFER ONLINE PROGRAMS. MBA@DAYTON WILL OFFER A GENERAL MBA AND AN ADVANCED STANDING MBA PROGRAM. MBA@DAYTON IS SET TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER 2017.

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PSA – Alpha Phi Omega

This was from a Public Service Announcement exercise we worked on in class. We had to choose an organization we are involved in, so I chose my service fraternity. Written fall 2016.

Alpha Phi Omega – Alpha Gamma Xi Chapter

University of Dayton

300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469

Liz Kyle, brother

Phone: 847-840-7608

START DATE: Jan. 23, 2017

KILL DATE: Feb. 6, 2017

ALPHA PHI OMEGA – ALPHA GAMMA XI PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING AND PARTICIPATING IN SERVICE PROJECTS THAT GIVE BACK TO THE DAYTON COMMUNITY? ALPHA PHI OMEGA, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CO-ED SERVICE FRATERNITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, IS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THEIR SPRING 2017 PLEDGE CLASS. A-P-O IS OPEN TO ALL U-D STUDENTS WHO WILL REPRESENT THEIR THREE PRINCIPLES: LEADERSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, AND SERVICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RECRUITING EVENTS, CONTACT LIZ KYLE AT 847-840-7608.

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ALPHA PHI OMEGA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON IS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THEIR SPRING 2017 PLEDGE CLASS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT LIZ KYLE AT 847-840-7608.

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Miranda Sings makes her Netflix debut in “Haters Back Off!”

Article written for Flyer News, published November 7, 2016

The Netflix Original Series “Haters Back Off!” showcases the everyday life of a famous singer, actor, dancer, model, and magician you may have never heard of: Miranda Sings. With over 7 million subscribers on YouTube and a New York Times #1 best selling book, Miranda Sings has developed a loyal fanbase and has taken the world by storm.

She’s not your typical talent; in fact, she has no talent at all. She cannot sing, dance, or act. She is an egotistical and sloppy homeschooled girl who is known for wearing too much red lipstick. Despite all of that, her overwhelming self confidence and drive to become famous doesn’t stop her from performing.

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“Feeding your soul and spirit” with ArtsLIVE

Article written for Flyer News, published October 5, 2016

    With a variety of events at their fingertips, students are exposed to unique forms of education through performances, panels, and keynote speakers. One program students may not be familiar with is ArtsLIVE. Flyer News sat down with Eileen Carr, director of ArtsLIVE, to learn more about the program.

For over 50 years, ArtsLIVE has been entertaining students and the Dayton community by bringing outstanding professional artists from all over the world to UD’s campus. This series is designed specifically to make the best in the arts available to students. Notable artists such as jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, the dance company Ronald K.Brown/EVIDENCE, and the Kronos Quartet have brought their talents to Dayton for the community to enjoy.

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Narcos Season 2: Who killed Pablo Escobar?

Article written for Flyer News, published September 21, 2016

     September is a big month for Netflix users — Netflix has recently added 111 new TV shows and movies to its streaming service. One of the newest additions is the highly anticipated second season of “Narcos,” a crime drama showcasing the cocaine expedition lead by Pablo Escobar and the Medellín drug cartel. 

Set in Colombia, the story is told from the perspective of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Ryan Murphy, who is a member of the U.S. task force specifically made to control the movement of cocaine to the U.S. as well as ultimately destroy Escobar’s reign. With Murphy’s partner Javier Peña by his side, the show uncovers a brutal history by displaying the life-changing moments of violence and power associated with the cocaine business.

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