There are some things about Stephens that are really, really cool but I can’t really pitch to media outlets.
“Hey, Tribune, our president has chocolate in her office! No, really! You can just walk right in and grab a piece! It’s a well-known ritual at Stephens, isn’t that fascinating!” (I might actually call my former Trib editor and pitch that as a story just to see how she would respond.)
Anyway, that’s why I’m so excited President Dianne Lynch introduced me to Vine.
And, yes, our president is really hip and tech savvy and knows all the latest tools and sites whereas I’m still figuring out WordPress.
Anyway, for those like me who aren’t as up to speed on all things 2013 (hi, Mom!), Vine is a fairly new Twitter application that allows you to create very short videos. And by very short, I mean like six seconds. It’s really amazing what you can cram into six seconds. And then it just keeps repeating over and over, so you can create a “continual” video if you’re clever enough.
There are some really cool things we can do with this technology, namely to show off the awesome things that make Stephens unique — programs that might be better “showing” people rather than “telling” them about.
So if you’re tech savvy and already using Vine, I encourage you to follow Stephens. When school starts up again and students are around, I suspect we’ll be able to highlight some really cool programs we offer.
Until then, I’ve been “playing” with the application to get better acquainted with it.
Anyway, I say all of that to share this. It’s a Stephens ritual that actually takes longer than six seconds, but I was able to fit it all in — the LRW chocolate run.
This is my walk to Dr. Lynch’s office in search of chocolate. It’s not newsworthy. It’s not even that exciting. But it’s a great way to show the community and future students all of the tiny nuances that make Stephens so special.
Enjoy. I know I enjoyed that chocolate bar. Oh, and I promise I didn’t just keep going back for more. (P.S. if you don’t see movement, click on the photo to open a new window.)