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March Madness Comes to the College of Education

A challenge, titled the March Madness Big Ten Facebook Rivalry Challenge, has been issued to the Big 10 colleges of education to acquire the most likes on Facebook between March 15 and April 5.

B1G March Madness Facebook Challenge

A challenge, titled the March Madness Big Ten Facebook Rivalry Challenge, has been issued to the Big 10 colleges of education to acquire the most likes on Facebook between March 15 and April 9. The total number of likes for each school will be tallied up on April 9, and the winner will be announced on April 10. In order for the Penn State College of Education to defeat its opponents and emerge victorious, we need the support of all students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Until recently, the College of Education has been number one in Facebook likes among the B1G schools. However, in recent days, Michigan State has pulled ahead, and Ohio State is closing in. Help the College of Education triumph by showing your Penn State Pride!

How can you help?

There are two very simple things you can do to help the College of Education win:

  1. Go to the College of Education’s Facebook page and like us.
  2. Share this challenge with friends, family, classmates, students, and anyone who will listen. Ask them to like Penn State’s College of Education page on Facebook.

As the challenge progresses, we will share more information and updates via email, our website, Facebook, and Twitter with the hashtag #MarchLikeness.

Why should you like the College of Ed on Facebook?

In addition to playing a key role in the College of Education’s victory, you will also be informed of announcements, events, and news around the College. Keep up to date with all the great things that are happening at the College of Ed, from world-renowned research and world-changing alumni, to world-class faculty who help shape future world leaders. Never before has there been a better time to LIKE the College of Ed.

LIKE a Free T-Shirt?

The College of Ed is giving March Madness Big Ten Facebook Rivalry Challenge t-shirts away to 30 lucky people who like the College of Education’s Facebook page. This fashionable attire shares your Penn State Pride, and lets everyone know that you helped Penn State defeat its B1G challengers! Any person who likes the College of Education by April 9 is eligible to win this stylish Penn State apparel. And if we win the challenge, let’s just say the t-shirts will be extra special.

So what are you waiting for?

Go to the College of Education’s Facebook page and like us right now. Then share it on your wall, with friends, through email, and in conversation. Show the world that you bleed Blue and White and help lead the College of Education to victory.

-- by Kevin Sliman (March 2013)