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Senior Signatures Overview

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This student funded digital medium, Senior Signatures, provides Lewis & Clark College with a uniquely new, digitally interactive way to write collective history each year through graduating seniors, beginning with the Class of 2014 and continuing with each subsequent graduating senior class. 

Senior Signatures is a formally recognized student medium within the Student Media Board with written constitution, board of seniors and other undergraduate students, staff advisor, and requisite permissions to utilize the College’s web site as a gathering tool for self-identifying photos, narratives, and other links and hyperlinks submitted by seniors as part of their individual profiles.

The  Senior Signatures board manages this web site and works to curate text and other file formatted data provided by individual seniors.

Initially, Senior Signatures will be located on the College’s current web content management system, known as Live Whale.  It will have a linear look, not unlike most departmental websites in terms of how staff and faculty member profiles are displayed in a linear fashion with jpeg thumbnail photo and name opening the link to individual profiles.

Pending funding from student fees (be it directly from ASLC in Spring 2014, Student Media Board in 2014-15, or the Green Fund in 2014-15, the initial site created by the Class of 2014 will be gathered in the Live Whale format and then displayed with the Storybook web application designed by Remy Neymarc ’13, Neymarc Visuals.  

This web site—in both its initial format in Live Whale, and in its hoped-for format in the Storybook web application— is designed to provide an interactive, intuitive, and robust tool for each senior to tell his/her own story (i.e. signature) about experiences as an undergraduate in a manner similar to profiles used by faculty and staff on department and program web pages at the College.

To complete the web application enhancement to the initial Live Whale version of Senior Signatures, additional funds will be needed.  Consult the updated funding proposal for details.

For further information and the complete proposal with all appendices (including the proposal for phases II and III of this proposal) and letters of endorsement, please see the December 2013 proposal.

This funding from student activity fees is the key to Phases II and III of this Storybook web application ($45,000).  Phase I ($15,000) has already been funded by College resources in fiscal year 2013-14.

For further information, or if you would like to help create Senior Signatures in both Live Whale and Storybook web application versions, contact any member of the Senior Signatures board or Michael Ford, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Commencement Coordinator.

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