Social Media Day 2018

Social media aren’t “new” any more.
Get on the bandwagon.


  • Date: Monday, Sept. 25
  • Location: Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room (Campus Map)
  • Check-in: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Session 1: 9:30 - 9:55 a.m. Get on the Schedule | Scheduling Tweets using software such as Hootsuite and Tweet Deck is a great way to maintain your social media presence, even when you're not home. Bradley Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor, MWSU Department of Mass Communication
  • Session 2: 10 - 10:25 a.m. LinkedIn | Yes! You can learn from an "older guy" about what to do and what not to do on LinkedIn. And Yes! He can learn from you as well. Let's discuss  this career and organizational social media and how to leverage your personal or organizational brand, and how to avoid some "fatal flaws." Tony Vidmar, MBA, vice president for university advancement and public affairs 
  • Session 3: 10:30 -  10:55 p.m. Instagram: The New Social King! | Ever since Instagram added live video, stickers and stories, this social media has risen to the top. Learn how to utilize these new features to make you stand out in the top nine. A.J. Lopez, social media coordinator, MWSU Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Winner of Instagram contest announced
  • Lunch break: 11 - 11:55 a.m.
  • Noon - 12:55 p.m. Introduction to the mass communication program featuring Department Chair Jim Sernoe, Ph.D. and mass communication students Treston Lacy, Kara McIntyre, Kelsey Purcell, Dierrica Smith, Sam Sutton, Haleigh Wallace and Avery Whaite
  • Session 4: 1 - 1:25 p.m. How Flying Robots Will Give You Super Powers | From industrial inspections to creative film projects, advances in drone technology have created new opportunities for individuals and small groups to push the limits of creativity. In this session, we'll hear from an FAA certified drone pilot and explore several use cases that'll forever change how humans interact, explore, manipulate and experience reality. Michael Arthur Olaya, senior, mechanical engineering
  • Session 5: 1:30 - 1:55 p.m. Anyone Can Do Social Media | Learn how a college student uses her life experiences to create her own own social media niche. Miranda Townson, senior, marketing
  • Session 6: 2 - 2:25 p.m. Build Your Brand | Become immersed in the world of social media is all about building your brand. Whether it is your brand as an individual or your brand as a company, come see how one Wichita Falls company, DesignWorks Group, uses social media to help local businesses build their brand. Logan Draper, digital marketing director, DesignWorks Group

  • Get your headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile


All sessions, all day, are free and open to anyone. However, this panel is specifically geared toward members of the local business community. 

  • How you can make use of social media in building your brand and your company's brand.
  • Late afternoon panel: 4-5:30 p.m. in Fain Fine Arts D201.
  • Participants


Theme: Both high school and college students send us pictures of your campus life by using #MSUTXCampus in your post. Two random winners will win some MSU gear

Deadline: Sept. 24 at midnight Wichita Falls time

Students who take a photo and post it on their PUBLIC (not private) Instagram using at #MSUTXCampus hashtag will be eligible to win an MSU prize. Winners will be announce at 10:55 a.m.


There is no cost to register. Pre-registration is not required. The event is open to the public. For college students and faculty, the talks coincide with class times so people can come and go as their schedule allows.


Send an email to Dr. Bradley Wilson with #msusmday in the subject line.

Or, on-site, contact conference assistants Brendan Wynne or Justin Marquart.


in cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
and the Office of Public Information and Marketing