Tag Archives: Twitter

Student Spotlight: Kolten Parker

Journalism senior gains experience at university newspaper, reports at State Capitol

By Andrew Osegi

Kolten Parker, senior at Texas State University, has worked hard to get where he is today.

Kolten Parker came to Texas State in 2010 ready for opportunity.

Kolten Parker came to Texas State in 2010 ready for opportunity.

Parker, 23, was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas, a city where dairy rules yet high school football is king. After graduating high school, Parker decided to stay close to home and pursue his first two years of higher education at Tarleton State University; however, he soon discovered a change of scenery was overdue. Continue reading

Texas State Voices: Callie Gordon

Social Networking: How to Make Helpful Connections on Twitter

Callie Gordon

Callie Gordon

By Callie Gordon ’12

Being a college student, you are either on Twitter or at least feel like you need to be. Students join Twitter for a variety of reasons: news, humor, or just general narcissism. But before you define yourself in 140 characters or less, it’s important to know why you’re logging on.

Consider Twitter an extension of your personal brand. How do you want to define yourself? As far as your personal brand is concerned, Twitter can help or hurt you, depending on what you share. Continue reading

Alumni: Britney Munguia

Munguia connects Facebook, Twitter and more to a social-savvy career

By Catherine Harper

Munguia graduated in May 2011 with a degree in advertising.

Texas State University grad Britney Munguia says she loves “everything” about social media. From Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn and beyond, Munguia has made social media her career.

Having graduated from Texas State in May 2011 with a bachelor of arts in advertising, Munguia currently works as a social media account executive at IntegratePR in Houston.

“I love everything about my job!” Munguia says. “I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true.” Continue reading

Social Media Etiquette

Being Internet savvy
can have its perks

By Britney Munguia

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are online tools that students should be using to their advantage, say two Texas State social media experts.

But students also need to remember to proceed with caution, say Kym Fox and Cindy Royal, who both are lecturers in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Continue reading

Updates: Statesman Social Media Awards

Texas State among winners
of statewide social media award

Texas State University-San Marcos has been named one of the winners in the Austin American-Statesman Social Media Awards for 2010.

Texas State is the only educational institution on the list of 25 winners, which was announced Thursday. An overall winner in the competition will be announced March 10.

Among others chosen from more than 350 submissions are the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fort Worth Opera, the Austin-based trivia app Qrank and the Texas Tribune online news service.

“What’s different this year is that organizations are winning,” said American-Statesman social media editor Robert Quigley in the story announcing the results. “Organizations are becoming adopters.”

The story noted that “The Texas State social media team is tops when it comes to using various social media tools to engage with students and the community.”

The official social media outlets at the university were launched in August 2009 and are run by the Office of University Marketing. They include:

Main Twitter
Texas State Words Twitter