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SecureCampus: a new level of safety

By Chris Smith
SCAD is adding another tool to our public safety strategy when we launch the SecureCampus network, a gunfire detection system. SecureCampus will cover a two-square-mile area in downtown Savannah, Georgia, with an array of sensors  — exterior and interior — that identifies the specific audio frequency created only by gunfire. John Buckovich, director of security for the SCAD Department of Public Safety, says this new tool can give the entire SCAD community more certainty in their safety.

Yuxi Bi's Supima collection hit the Fashion Week runway

By Travis Walters
“I’ve always loved fashion,” said Yuxi Bi, a recent fashion graduate. She knew she wanted to leave China to study fashion after discovering SCAD on television. She moved to Savannah four years ago to get the bachelor’s degree she received in June.

‘Advocate yourself’: Dyer uses social media, tenaciousness to seek dreams

By Chris Smith
She was following her dream. She “worked her butt off for it.” Then she was told she didn’t make the cut. When junior Lindsay Dyer (B.F.A. advertising) came to the Savannah College of Art and Design it was because it was one of the few schools that offered a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a collegiate equestrian program. But pursuing both didn’t come easy.

Animation draws big summer crowds

By Travis Walters
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the highest grossing film of the summer. So far. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is quickly catching up, and may overtake Transformers’s $243 million domestic haul. The defining characteristics of both films are the blend of live action with entirely animated characters and the many people it takes to make that happen.

To help save the endangered, SCAD alumni unite at Elephant Parade in Hong Kong

By Chris Smith
Illegal ivory poaching and vast deforestation has plunged the population of Asian elephants to dangerous lows. Roughly 50,000 of their kind are left in the world, according to several international conservation reports. The outlook on their long-term survival is grim, with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placing them on the endangered Red List and some predicting the species will be extinct in the wild as soon as 2050.

Comic-Con: Beatles bestseller, icy horror earns Eisner Awards for SCAD alumni

By Chris Smith
More than 130,000 people attended the San Diego Comic-Con this year, but only a few walked away winners of the Eisner Awards, one of the top creative achievements in the comic books industry equivalent to the Academy Awards. Two of those winners were SCAD alumni Andrew Robinson (B.F.A., illustration, 1993) and Sean Murphy (B.F.A., sequential art, 2003).

SCAD alumna Heidi Elnora turns bridal fashion skills into TLC show

By Tarana Mayes
Heidi's Build-a-Bride collection landed her in Nordstrom bridal suites and drew brides from as far away as Dubai to her shop in Alabama.

Best of Animation 2014

By Tarana Mayes
Our students produce a tremendous amount of work each year. In animation, students learn 2-D and 3-D techniques to prepare them for whatever role they may choose in the industry once they graduate. We've assembled a few of the best works from the 2013-14 school year to share with you.

The World Cup through the eyes of U.S. Soccer's lead designer

By Tarana Mayes
Be it baseball, football, basketball or soccer, fans may think it’s pure sport that draws them in.

Dark Horse doodler Patric Reynolds on making comics a career

By Chris Smith
If you flip through a Dark Horse comic illustrated by Patric Reynolds (M.F.A., sequential art, 2009) pay attention. You might notice a recurring face in the panels. A smiling, bearded man — sometimes a mechanic, sometimes a police officer — always seemingly in the background.