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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Rowan University

Rowan University

The official Twitter world of Rowan University, connecting fellow Profs, new and old, across the planet!

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Tyler Thomason

Tyler Thomason

Reporter for KNWA-TV in Northwest Arkansas.

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Democrats | PUC

Democrats | PUC

College Democrats | Pacific Union College: @CAcollegedems on the campus of @PUCNow

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The Honors Hall

The Honors Hall

The official twitter account for the Honors Hall at #WVU. Follow us for information about upcoming programs and other important news!

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Penn State Schuylkil

Penn State Schuylkil

Penn State Schuylkill is a campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

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Joshua Clark

Joshua Clark

OCReMixer, wobbles, videoed-games, towels, Tsuchinoko, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and Old Spice.

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Tri-C

Tri-C

This is the Official Twitter Page of Cuyahoga Community College.

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BU in LA

BU in LA

BU in LA students participate in internships, panels, pitchfests, and classes related to the entertainment industry. Tweets by @ClareGillmore & @LeoniaW

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MSU Admissions

MSU Admissions

Get the latest announcements from the Midwestern State University Admissions Office.

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IUPUIBookstore

IUPUIBookstore

Follow the campus bookstore for information on textbooks, events, buyback, promotions and more!

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usf

usf

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VOTE EVINEGRACE!

VOTE EVINEGRACE!

Please help @evinegrace win a shorty award she desrevs it :) vote her #gifmaker http://shortyawards.com/evinegrace

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IUS

IUS

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Whitney Lovelady

Whitney Lovelady

Recruitment Coordinator for #VCU Graduate Admissions, M.Ed. in Ed Leadership from VCU, #JMU grad, cake truffle baker, RVA lover

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Megan R. Schmidt

Megan R. Schmidt

Admin PR Specialist @ VCU's Office of Public Affairs, lover of #NASA and a good margarita. #GoRamsGo!

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Marley Giggey

Marley Giggey

DC area stage manager who loves classic movies, 80's music, baking, and football.

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Katherine Robinson

Katherine Robinson

Chi Omega baby