Where could you take a selfie with Dr. Kirk? On Nov. 10 Saint Leo University kicks off Founders Week with “A Day for Saint Leo.” This event will include alumni, faculty, staff, and students from online, on-campus students, and at the centers in an epic event in which the Saint Leo community will use social media to spread the word.
Elizabeth Barr, associate director of Sustained Giving, describes the event as a “virtual pep rally.” She hopes to “blow up social media with pictures of students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends,” similar to how Ellen DeGeneres posted that selfie from the academy awards and crashed Twitter.
There will be selfie stations located across campus with Saint Leo gear and props to help students and staff upload pictures and messages to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Barr said Dr. Kirk will be willing to take selfies with students and have them on social media.
Some Greek communities will be holding a penny war throughout the week to raise money for Saint Leo and spread their Saint Leo pride. All of the proceeds will be going to the University Excellence Fund. There will be decorated buckets in which the Greek organizations will collect donations from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 from 11 to 1:30 in the SCC.
“In addition, the Greek life organizations will be having a social media campaign to get out the word for A Day for Saint Leo with the participation of Dr. Kirk. Organizations will be able to take selfies with him under the hashtag #greekswKirk,” said Thomas Martin, assistant director of Greek Life and Community Engagement.
“A Day for Saint Leo” is a way for all enrolled students from the more than 40 education centers and offices, the Center for Online learning, students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 86 countries to connect with one another. The object is to share their story and tell the world what it means to them to be a part of the Saint Leo community.
“Tell the world what it means to you to be part of the Saint Leo community. Post a note on social media using the hashtag at #mysaintleo,” Barr said.
The idea behind telling your story is that the whole Saint Leo community has different experiences during their stay at Saint Leo, allowing the University to celebrate and share it. “All of those experiences make up who we are as a university,” Barr said.
In addition, donations of any amount can be made, which will help set a record for the number of gifts received in a single day. Visit advance.saintleo.edu/dayforslu