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Recap: WordCamp St. Louis 2015

WordCamp features local and regional developers, designers, bloggers and casual WordPress users to give talks, share ideas, learn and find fellow WordPress folks. WordCamp St. Louis was held March 14-15, 2015, on the campus of Washington University.

Below are some of the resources and tips collected.

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Social media kit: Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum showcases graduate student research and creative works through oral, poster and performance presentations.

The forum is open to the public, which provides an outstanding opportunity for Missouri State students to engage the community with their research. For many students, it also marks the culmination of months — and even years — spent focused on topics they’re passionate about.

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Share the story

Help spread the word about the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum to the Missouri State and Springfield communities.

If you’re attending or participating in the event, we want to hear about your experience. We encourage you to join the online conversation about this event by posting about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Make your post social media savvy

  • When applicable, use the Missouri State hashtag for academic achievements: #FollowYourPassion
  • When applicable, tag Missouri State University Graduate College or @MSUGradCollege in your post
  • When applicable, use the Springfield hashtag #SGF
  • Sharing a photo is a great way to boost your post, and the photos below are available for your use

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Sample social media posts

Sample tweets

  • Showcase your graduate research at the Interdisciplinary Forum. Application deadline is April 7: bit.ly/1GyKiiZ #FollowYourPassion
  • Students will present research findings at Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, April 25. bit.ly/1bjPEoL [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Support other students by volunteering at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum. Learn more: bit.ly/1bjPEoL [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • The #SGF community is invited to view new research by @MSUGradCollege students, April 25: bit.ly/1BENipx [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]

Sample Facebook posts

  • Grad students: Apply to present your research at the Interdisciplinary Forum. Deadline is April 7. bit.ly/1EAxj06 [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Celebrate student research achievements at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, April 25. bit.ly/1APDjyu [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
  • Support other students by volunteering at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum. bit.ly/1xmjrak [USE WITH ANY OF THE PHOTOS ABOVE]
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Social media kit: Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference

During the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, you can learn to take part in expanding diversity networks and creating a statewide community for enhanced recruitment and retention of underrepresented professionals, faculty and students. This is a three-day event designed to showcase industry-specific best practices in cultural competence, intervention, pedagogy and research.

Key details

Share your story

Help us spread the word about the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference to 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 Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference by posting about it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tagging your posts with the official hashtag: #Diversity15.

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag the post with the official Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference hashtag: #Diversity15.
  • Whenever possible, tag Missouri State University or @missouristateDivision for Diversity & Inclusion or @DiversityMSU
  • If applicable, tag the post with the Springfield, Mo., hashtag: #SGF
  • If you would like to provide a link for more information on the event, please link to: Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference
  • When you post to Facebook, boost your status update by sharing it with a photo.
  • Nothing beats a first-hand perspective! If you attend the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, consider sharing a photo from or quote about your experience.

Sample social media posts

Sample tweets

  • The Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference is 3/25-27. Plan your events: http://bit.ly/1jCcSb8 #Diversity15
  • The Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference explores the value of community. Registration: http://bit.ly/1kF6tfI #Diversity15
  • The Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference welcomes Daryl Smith on Friday, March 27. http://bit.ly/1gvyPoI #Diversity15
  • The Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference hosts the first student day on Wednesday, March 25. http://bit.ly/1jCcSb8 #Diversity15

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Review our steps for turning a link into a tweet.

Sample Facebook posts

Sharing about the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference 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.

Review our tips for making the most of a Facebook post.

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URL: Division for Diversity and Inclusion Facebook event

Headline: Explore Community at the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference

Long text content: “Community is not necessarily where we choose to be, but where we find ourselves being valued, recognized and equitably rewarded.” The theme of this year’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference is investing in the value of community.

Short text content: What does community mean to you? Share at the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference.

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URL: http://bit.ly/1jCcSb8

Headline: View the schedule for the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference

Long text content: The Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference is your opportunity to engage with diversity professionals, sharing best practices and creative ideas.

Short text content: Working to expand your network? Attend the Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference.

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Immersion blogs featured via Missouri State homepage and social media

Missouri State’s office of community involvement and service regularly hosts immersion trips, which give students opportunities to volunteer in communities throughout the U.S.

Missouri State homepage feature

During spring break, the immersion trips were featured from the Missouri State homepage — with particular emphasis placed on the students’ first-hand perspectives.

Each participant blogged about the experience via www.blogs.missouristate.edu/immersion. This blog feed was available from the main homepage feature:

The spring break homepage feature drew attention to Missouri State's immersion trips by highlighting a video about them and encouraging viewers to read the immersion blog.

A complete homepage “takeover”

Posts were filed in categories based on the issues participants were serving. Immersion blog categories were as follows:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Urban Development
  • Working with Youth

These individual feeds were featured via smaller homepage features that linked directly to each service category.

Four small homepage features drew attention to individual blog categories, such as Hunger and Homelessness

Social media presence

The office of community involvement and service actively chronicled the immersion experience on social media. These posts were shared by other University accounts, including the Missouri State accounts.

Engagement and analytics

The homepage feature was successful at adding to the immersion trips’ visibility — even during the typically quiet spring break week.

From March 7, 2015 – March 15, 2015, the immersion blog received:

  • 2,492 pageviews, making it the top Missouri State blog destination for the week
  • An average time-on-page of 1 minute and 22 seconds, indicating that visitors were reading and absorbing the bloggers’ experiences

Top referral sources for the immersion blog were as follows:

  1. The large homepage feature
  2. The smaller homepage features
  3. Missouri State’s Twitter account
  4. Missouri State’s Facebook account
  5. The Alumni Association’s Facebook account
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Missouri State seeks full stack developer/engineer

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Missouri State University is accepting applications for a full stack developer/engineer.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as technical lead to guide Web applications through the full stack of development
  • Manages projects, develops Web and mobile applications
  • Integrates and configures external platforms
  • Maintains the core Web template architecture
  • Oversees the student programmer team

Salary

$59,416-68,758 annually. Pay grade: 36.

Superior benefits

Group health insurance, life insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, wellness programs and professional development opportunities. Learn more about benefits.

Required qualifications and application procedures

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution.

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