College of Education enters Big Ten social media contest, seeks support

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UNIVERSITY PARK—The Penn State College of Education is pleased to announce that it has entered social media competition known as March Like-ness, a contest where Big Ten schools/colleges of education compete to see who has the biggest social media impact. Nine other Big Ten schools (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Indiana, Purdue and Maryland) are entered in this contest in order to claim the title of March Like-ness champion.

March Like-ness is all about social media. This year, the competition has expanded to include both Facebook and Twitter. The winner will be the college or school that acquires the most new likes on and the most new followers on between March 18 and April 7. The total number of likes/followers is irrelevant for this competition.

"To level the playing field — because some schools/colleges have 500 likes/followers, and others have 5,000 — the winner will be determined by the number of new likes/follows acquired during the contest dates," said Kevin Sliman, marketing communications specialist for the College of Education.

The winner will be declared April 8.

The College of Education requests that Penn State fans, friends, alumni, students, faculty and staff support it during this important conference showdown. To do so, go to the College of Education’s page and click the "Like" button. Then visit the College of Education's page on and click "Follow." In addition, the college requests that fans share this competition to allow it to spread through the social media channels.

"In addition to playing a key role in the College of Education’s victory, Penn Staters from all over can keep up to date with all the great things that are happening at the college," said Sliman, "from amazing students being profiled, to ground-breaking research that is making real-world impacts, to alumni leading the way around the world."

"There has never been a better time to connect to the College of Education," added Sliman.

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