Oral Roberts University Uses Google+ Hangout for Groundbreaking Event with Incoming Students
Contact: Jeremy Burton, Sr. Director of University Relations and Communications, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-6649
TULSA, Okla., June 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Oral Roberts University (ORU) broke ground recently with an innovative new way to engage with current and prospective students through social media. The university hosted their first Google+ Hangout to discuss life on campus. This interactive time allowed students to talk to ORU staff and ask questions about what to expect on campus.
Students had a chance to ask questions in a live, video setting to Aaron Brown, director of Student Experience about what life is really like on the campus of ORU. Questions ranged from are students allowed to bring an Xbox on campus to what are some fun activities in Tulsa. Watch the full video recap of the event here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Bn_f9yCDg.
ORU worked in partnership with Media Connect Partners (mediaconnect.co) for this innovative event.
"Using Google+ Hangout for @OralRobertsU gives the university a sense of transparency that many organizations don't embrace. Our team at @MediaCPartners is proud to be working with an organization that sees the true value in connecting with people through these new technologies," said Brian Boyd, founder and president of Media Connect Partners.
ORU's next Google+ Hangout event is Thursday, June 21 at 5 pm ET/4 pm CT. Participants will learn moreabout the College of Arts and Cultural Studies by talking to Dr. Wendy Shirk, dean of the college. The link to the event will be available just before the event at www.facebook.com/oralrobertsuniversity and www.twitter.com/oralrobertsu.
Oral Roberts University (www.oru.edu) is a world-renowned Christian university in Tulsa, Okla. ORU was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Schools by StudentAdvisor.com. Find out more about ORU and it’s over 60 majors at www.oru.edu.