Higher Ed Stories

Work by Shannon O'Brien



Vegan, writer, animal lover. Always seeking the light.

Dance Marathon Story

Dance MarathonRecently, I decided to create a web story dedicated to students participating in Dance Marathon. The event is hugely popular at universities across the country, but this is our school’s second Dance Marathon. I thought it demonstrated how students can take the initiative to start their own traditions at our university. To read the story, follow this link.

Black History Month Interactive Feature

Black History MonthI worked  with Web Services to create a project highlighting the university’s tradition of celebrating Black History Month. The entire story can be found by clicking on this link.

Homepage Features

Web Services recently refreshed the look of the university homepage. After much research, they decided to include a large photo as a way to tell the university’s story, and to help focus on the school’s core attributes. When a visitor clicks on on the photo icon at the bottom of the photo, they can see past photo features. I provide all photography for the homepage.

Instagram Storytelling

3D Printing

Printing MoleculesI worked closely with Web Services to provide text, photos, and video for a story about 3D printing and how chemistry students were using it in one of their classes. Follow this link to view the full story.

University Viewbook

Viewbook CoverI manage the university’s viewbook. I write new content, provide all photos, and work closely with the graphic designer to create the final product. Click here to flip through a digital copy of the book.

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