Social media has brought an entirely new dimension to education. Colleges are using Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube, Pinterest and blogs to connect students with each other and with their schools in unprecedented ways. The social web has also created an amazing global quad for students to meet each other and learn about colleges near and far..

With nearly 700 campus bookstores nationwide, including Harvard, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M University, Vanderbilt University, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Barnes & Noble College is writing the book on igniting word of mouth on campus, especially in the social realm. (Click here to view a list of the hundreds of B&N Colleges and their social media channels.) In fact, no one believes in the power of social media as much as BN College and their campus partners -- that’s why they’ve created the Shorty Award #BNCollege.

The #BNCollege award will be presented to the Barnes & Noble College campus that most effectively uses social media to drive campus engagement with students, faculty and the entire campus community while, most importantly, celebrating the school’s authentic spirit and attitude. Accounts nominated in this category must be a B&N College partner.

If multiple accounts associated with one Barnes & Noble partner college make it to the top six by the end of the nomination period, the accounts will be combined as one consideration for the Academy and the next account with the most eligible tweet-nominations will also be sent to the Academy for evaluation, so that there are six distinct Barnes & Noble colleges being considered by the Academy.

BN College Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

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CollegeoftheCanyons

CollegeoftheCanyons

College of the Canyons is a community college in Santa Clarita, Calif.

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BCC

BCC

BCC's place for Clubs, Student Government, Co-Curricular Programs, Campus Parties, Events, Activities and MORE!

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ConnCollegeLive

ConnCollegeLive

@ConnCollege's official spot for campus event info. Learn about upcoming lectures, athletic games, performances, lunch/dinner menus and much much more...

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Tobbii Karlsson

Tobbii Karlsson

Podtoid Journalist, JAAP Host and Video Director/Editor. http://www.justanotheranimepodcast.com/ http://podtoid.wikia.com/wiki/Podtoid_Wiki

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Nazareth College

Nazareth College

Over 40 academic majors & programs + 23 athletic teams + 50 clubs + 100s of city attractions + network of 1000s of alumni = One-of-a-kind Campus Life

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UNCW Admissions

UNCW Admissions

UNCW Office of Admissions

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Wilkes University

Wilkes University

Wilkes University

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STLCOP

STLCOP

St. Louis College of Pharmacy's vision is to be globally prominent in pharmacy and health care education, patient-centered care, and collaborative research.

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USMStudentActivities

USMStudentActivities

The official twitter account for Student Activities at The University of Southern Mississippi! Keep up with events and campus happenings! SMTTT!

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UniversitySD

UniversitySD

USD is a big-time university with a small-college feel and the home of extraordinary opportunities.

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Ole Miss Student

Ole Miss Student

I'm blessed to live in God's country, and I'm proud to wear red and blue. I am an OLE MISS REBEL!

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WSU Pullman

WSU Pullman

Washington State University: Research, teaching, service, campus life & athletics from the Pullman campus. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/washingtonstateuniv

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UGM

UGM

Visi Menjadi universitas riset kelas dunia yang unggul, mandiri, bermartabat, dan dengan dijiwai Pancasila mengabdi kepada kepentingan dan kemakmuran bangsa.

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St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has provided an affordable, academic, value-oriented liberal arts education to a diverse population of students since 1916.

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Iona Athletics

Iona Athletics

The Official Twitter Site of Iona College Athletics

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Fordham University

Fordham University

Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York.

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HighPointUniversity

HighPointUniversity

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

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Ferris State Univ.

Ferris State Univ.

Our Promise: A Career With a Future