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Web Press training session added for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

An additional Web Press training session has been added for Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Advance registration is required.

Self-guided training modules are available at any time. In-person assistance is available during weekly open lab sessions held every Friday 2:00 – 4:00. Telephone and email support is available weekday afternoons 1:00 – 5:00 at 417-836-5271 and webpress@missouristate.edu, respectively.

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Social Media Kit: Public Affairs Week 2016

Public Affairs Week is an annual, week-long event that is designed for students and consists of a series of presentations and special events that relate to the year’s public affairs theme – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government.

Key details

  • What: Public Affairs Week
  • When: Sept. 12-19, 2016
  • Where: Various locations on campus
  • Who: Various speakers and presenters
  • Free and open to the public

Share your story

Help us discuss Public Affairs Week with the Missouri State and local communities by sharing it on social media. If you attend the event, we want to hear about your experience. We encourage you to join the online conversation during the week by posting about it on Facebook or Twitter and tagging your posts with the official hashtag: #CitizenBear. Posts with the #CitizenBear hashtag will be pulled to the #CitizenBear Tagboard.

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag your posts with the official Public Affairs Week hashtag, #CitizenBear
  • Tag Missouri State University on Facebook or @missouristate or @MoStatePA on Twitter
  • Tag your posts with the Springfield, Missouri hashtag: #SGF
  • Provide a link for more information on the event at http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw/
  • When you post to Facebook and Twitter, boost your status update by including a photo or video
  • Nothing beats a first-hand perspective. If you attend Public Affairs Week, share a memorable photo from or quote about your experience

Visual assets

Video

Facebook Photos

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Twitter Photos

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GIFs

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Sample social media posts

The tweets listed below provide shortened links that direct to pages appropriate for each individual post, and are intended to be paired with any of the images above. Facebook posts allow for more flexibility in length.

Sample tweets

  • Become a #CitizenBear at the @MoStatePA Week. http://bit.ly/1Ul6Kaf
  • If you haven’t registered to vote, you can during @MoStatePA Week. http://bit.ly/1Ul7xbe #CitizenBear
  • Explore democracy-related issues in #SGF at this @MoStatePA Week conference. http://bit.ly/2c600d9 #CitizenBear
  • Build healthy communities. Find out how at the @MoStatePA Week Hunger Banquet. http://bit.ly/2bTxj4F #CitizenBear
  • As part of @MoStatePA Week, join the engaging and social MSU Talks session. http://bit.ly/2bzALmP #CitizenBear

Sample Facebook posts

Sharing about Public Affairs Week on Facebook allows for some additional customization. The sample posts provide content recommendations based on our best practice tips for optimizing link sharing on Facebook.

Example 1

  • URL: http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw/
  • Headline: Become a #CitizenBear during Public Affairs Week
  • Long text content: Expand your understanding of the public affairs theme during this student-organized week of activities.
  • Short text content: Highlights include the Hunger Banquet, MSU Talks and the Civic Engagement Conference.

Example 2

PAWTw4

Learn how to become a #CitizenBear during Public Affairs Week. See the lineup of events: http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/paw/Schedule.htm

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Social Media Kit: BearFest Village 2016

Featuring food, drinks and a variety of activities, music and games, BearFest Village is the place for #MSUBears fans to go before kickoff on home football Saturdays. Among the activities in 2016 are performances by the Pride Band, Bear Walks through the Village and pregame pep rallies.

Key details

  • What: BearFest Village 2016
  • When:
    • Sept. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, Nov. 19
    • Opens three hours before kickoff for each home football game
    • Closes just before kickoff
    • Setup begins five hours before kickoff
  • Where: North of Plaster Stadium in the grass plaza in front of McDonald Arena and extending east to Carrington Hall and west to the John Q. Hammons Fountain

Share your story

The best BearFest Village stories come from the people who experience it first-hand. This kit provides pre-cropped photos for Facebook and Twitter, as well as messages that will help BearFest Village participants maximize their game day enjoyment.

Make your post social media savvy

Visual assets

Facebook Photos

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Twitter Photos

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Video

This features the Missouri State Pride Band drumline, a BearFest Village staple.

GIFs

We have more than 50 Missouri State GIFs available on GIPHY. Discover how to utilize them on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Bear Fest Village GIF

Sample social media posts

The following posts will help promote BearFest Village and a variety of policies that are specific to it and the Missouri State campus in general. The posts have built-in available characters intended to be used for images on Twitter.

Sample tweets

General promotion

Policies and procedures

Sample Facebook posts

Use these posts with any of the images listed above.

General promotion

Policies and procedures

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UpFree photo opportunity for faculty and staff

Faculty and staff participating in a Free Portrait DayFree Portrait Days will be held on Aug. 30-31. This event is open to all Missouri State faculty and staff. It’s a great opportunity to ensure that university websites and publications are using your up-to-date, professional headshot.

Key details

  • Who: Open to Missouri State faculty and staff
  • When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31
  • Where: Plaster Student Union, Room 317
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Better search results now available

Today, we upgraded the university’s search to help you better find what you need. Search results are now powered by Google Custom Search, which is based on Google’s core search technology.

Search website screenshotGive it a whirl

Enter a term into the search box at the top of the Missouri State homepage.

Feel free to email your feedback to web@missouristate.edu — we promise to keep making tweaks to improve your results.

Special thanks

We appreciate the support from SGA and Staff Senate, and the additional funding from the university, to help make this project happen.

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