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Spring 2005 • Volume 11, Issue 2

Linton heads lineup for portfolio design workshop

It’s no secret that a well-designed portfolio says a great deal about a designer and his or her work. In fact, Professor Harold Linton, a recognized expert and author on architecture, design, drawing, and color says, “The design portfolio has been an essential tool for students seeking scholarships, graduates applying for jobs, and professionals competing for commissions.” He’s also written a textbook on the subject, aptly entitled Portfolio Design, 3rd edition, which was first published in 1996, and has been adopted by more than 200 colleges and universities.

As portfolios continue to move from paper to the Internet, Bradley’s continuing education program offers an intensive Portfolio Design Workshop, June 6-10, featuring Linton and his colleagues, Robert Rowe, professor of design and multimedia, and Gary Will, assistant professor of art/graphic design.

“This summer seminar is aimed mostly at design or art students, and we’ll utilize the state-of-the-art labs in the Caterpillar Global Communication Center,” says Linton. “Participants will bring examples of their work. We’re suggesting they bring TIFF files that they can easily import into layout design software packages. They will also bring photocopies of their sketches and designs that we’re going to cut and paste into broad layout designs, so they can try and form a concept without having to be limited by a lack of software knowledge. We’ll be teaching software so they’ll be able to organize text and images, titles, page numbers — all the ingredients of a portfolio spread. By the end of the week, we hope to have printed pages of creative, updated portfolios.”

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Thousands visit campus

Visit imageProspective students and their families learn about engineering at Bradley while sitting in one of the mediated classrooms during a recent Visit Day. Bradley University’s Admissions Office has scheduled 19 Visit Days for prospective students and their families during the 2004-05 school year. The number of visitors at these programs generally ranges from 80 to 200 families. Thirty students employed by the Admissions Office lead campus tours throughout the year. In addition to Visit Days, high school students visit campus through programs such as honors band, an accounting competition, a theatre workshop, and Engineering Awareness Day. All told, approximately 4,000-5,000 prospective students and their families visit Bradley each year.

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