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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Tulane University

Tulane University

The latest news from Tulane University.

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elonuniversity

elonuniversity

Elon is a selective private university in North Carolina renowned for engaged learning.

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Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech

The official Twitter page of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Visit http://www.TTUSports.com for more and like TTU Sports on facebook.

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Tennessee Tech News

Tennessee Tech News

Tennessee's only tech university, we have strong programs in engineering, music & art, arts & sciences, education, business, and agriculture & human sciences.

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Florida Southern

Florida Southern

Information on Florida Southern College

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UNLV News

UNLV News

The official source for news, information and bulletins from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This feed is managed by the UNLV Office of Media Relations.

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LSUBookstore

LSUBookstore

Get information on textbooks, events, buyback, promotions and more!

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Temple Dems

Temple Dems

The Temple College Democrats is an organization that works to engage students with The Democratic Party, and include students in the political process.

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Ajay Nair

Ajay Nair

Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life at Emory University

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Stanford University

Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Official Twitter feed by University Communications.

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St. Edward's Univ.

St. Edward's Univ.

St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, is ranked by U.S. News as one of America's Best Colleges and an Up and Coming School.

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rcc

rcc

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Niagara University

Niagara University

Education That Makes a Difference.

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Katie Kohle

Katie Kohle

Adventurer. Student at LibertyU. Adrenaline Junkie. Grace Chaser. Runner. Coffee Enthusiast. Beach Lover. Travel Obsessed.

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SMU

SMU

The official Twitter account of Southern Methodist University.

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Temple PRSSA

Temple PRSSA

The Temple University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

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EWU

EWU

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university. Follow us for events, announcements and connections to other EWU twitter channels.

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University of Utah

University of Utah

The University of Utah is a top-tier research institution nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

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Valenti School @ UH

Valenti School @ UH

The Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston's Official Twitter Page!

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VirginiaMartiCollege

VirginiaMartiCollege

A Premier Entrepreneurial Art and Design college offers degree programs in Digital Media, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design