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WVU Mountaineers

is a Shorty Award finalist!


The official account of West Virginia University. We open opportunities to scholars nationwide, improving lives across WV & the world.

www.wvu.edu - 40,969 followers

Finalist in BN College chosen by the community

1 nomination in Bncollegr

1 nomination in Bestcollege

1 nomination in Hail Wv

Campaign Video by WVU Mountaineers

The Shorty Interview with WVU Mountaineers

How do you decide what to tweet?

I look for campus news and interesting photos that appeal to our varied audience of current students, alumni, employees & fans.

What are some big Twitter faux pas?

Automatically sending Facebook posts to Twitter where the character limit mangles your message.

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

Didn’t create it, but #MountaineerNation is pretty sweet.

Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?

#wvu #mountaineernation #hailwv #mountaineers

View WVU Mountaineers's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about WVU Mountaineers

Biography

Mountaineers like to keep in touch, so our philosophy in University Relations has been to use the social media platforms our students, alumni, and fans are using. With the exception of our Facebook page, which is a joint project between UR-Web and Athletics, WVU’s official accounts are maintained by UR staffers.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

WVU uses social media to interact with our many fans and friends each day. For example, during Commencement, the hashtag #wvugrad is used on Instagram and Twitter by graduating students and alumni who are remembering the great times they had at WVU. The University even offered "Simple Social Gifts" to its followers around the holidays including smartphone backgrounds, a ringtone and even a version of the famous "Flying WV" cookie recipe. WVU's President E. Gordon Gee is also one of the first university presidents on Instagram. You can follow him and check out his bowtie selfies at http://instagram.com/egordongee.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a Shorty Award in #bncollege because lets go mountaineers

February 18, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a Shorty Award in#bncollege because WVU is the best! @WVU_students #HailWV #nominateWVU

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #BNCOLLEGE because what's better than being a mountaineer?! #mountaineernation

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #BNCOLLEGE because... I love mountaineer sports!

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #bncollege because the eers are the bomb.com

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for the SHORTY AWARD in #bncollege because WVU is the bomb diggity!

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #bncollege bc they have great, friendly service and a good study environment.

February 17, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #BNCOLLEGE because...who doesn't love being wild and wonderful?? #letsgomountaineers !

February 16, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a Shorty Award in #bncollege because of the complete awesomeness that is WVU!!!!

February 14, 2014

I nominate @WestVirginiaU for a shorty award in #bncollege because wvu is pretty awesome

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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