Portland State Hosts the University’s Second Tweetup for Social Media Fans
Author: Christian Aniciete, University Communications
Posted: October 5, 2011


Portland, OR – The Office of University Communications will host the second Portland State "Tweetup" from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, October 6 at Urban Plaza, 1800 SW 6th Avenue. The Tweetup, sponsored by Coca-Cola, PSU 7-Eleven, PSU Dining, and the University Market Store, is a social media event for PSU social media fans as well as students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to meet each other in real life and connect.

The Tweetup will feature free admission, ice cream floats and snacks, a photobooth, and raffle prizes. The Viking football team and the Spirit Squad will provide entertainment during the event. Attendees will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win grand prizes, including a Dahon folding bicycle, PSU Bookstore gift certificates, PSU gear, and an iPad 2. Other prizes include gift certificates and swag from PSU Athletics, Hot Lips Pizza, the Japanese Garden, Rogue Ale, Lucky Spoon Frozen Yogurt, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bishops Barbershop, and the Governor Hotel. For more chances to win, PSU social media fans are encouraged to visit the University Market Store in the Smith Union or the PSU 7-Eleven Store across from Lincoln Hall. The first 50 attendees at the event will also get an extra entry into the raffle.

This event hopes to continue to encompass the objective of the first Tweetup held last April – to build community, pride, and tradition on a campus attended by nearly 30,000 students.  “Through events like the Tweetup, we want everyone, even for a moment, to put down their smartphones or iPad’s, meet new people in real life, and build a community here on campus,” says Christian Aniciete, PSU Communication & Events Lead.

PSU’s official social media presence can be found on FacebookTwitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Foursquare. Through social networking sites, PSU hopes to build an online community with the PSU campus community.

About Portland State University:

Located in Portland, Oregon, PSU has about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PSU's motto is "Let Knowledge Serve the City," and we provide every student with opportunities to work with businesses, schools and organizations on real-world projects. Our downtown campus exhibits PSU's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while sustainability is incorporated into much of the curriculum.

About The Coca-Cola Company:

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website.