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Ouachita holds BlogAbout in honor of Sept. 6 Founders Day

September 03, 2010 - Breanne Goodrum

Ouachita Baptist University will hold its first annual BlogAbout in honor of the university’s Founders Day Sept. 6. Current students and alumni are collectively invited to share their Ouachita stories on their blogs that day. Links will be posted at www.obu.edu/blogabout.

Several faculty and staff members “met last spring just to talk about social media and how we use it as a university,” said Lori Motl, OBU director of admissions counseling. “As I was thinking about social media and how viral things can go, I thought how cool it would be to get our alumni to blog about OBU at the same time.”

“We are asking each blogger to share their Ouachita story,” added Lauren Land, OBU internal director of alumni. “There is always a place for such stories, and while they are shared year-round, the hope is to set aside one day where Ouachita is on the top of everyone’s mind.”

Coordinators of the project hope that after this Founders Day the responses will continue to grow as Ouachita’s 125th anniversary celebration approaches next year.

For more information about participating in next week’s BlogAbout, contact Lori Motl at [email protected].

By Breanne Goodrum



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