Communications and Marketing Department to Put Students on an Inaugural Quest

Posted: April 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm, Last Updated: April 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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By Beth Pullias and Tara Laskowski 

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If you see students taking more photos than usual with their cell phones next week, that could be because of The Inaugural Quest—a photo scavenger hunt celebrating President Ángel Cabrera’s inauguration on Friday, April 26.

Starting at noon on Monday, April 22, the Office of Communications and Marketing, in partnership with the Broadside, will be hosting the Inaugural Quest via Twitter. The list of quest items, which students will have to “complete and tweet,” will be available online at the socialmedia.gmu.edu web site and also published in the Broadside. Some of the quest items will be tied to events happening during the week and will culminate at Cabrera’s inauguration and Mason Day on Friday, April 26.

Any current Mason student can participate and will need to register online. Students will need a Twitter account in order to submit their quest photos and answer questions.  Tweeted tasks are validated by using the official hashtag, #MasonIQ.

By participating in the quest, students will not only be visiting various landmarks on all of Mason’s campuses, but they will be building a buzz about Cabrera’s inauguration. The official sign for the quest, which students will need to complete the quest, will be printed in the Broadside and will include a congratulatory message to Mason’s new president.

A grand prize and runner-up prize will be awarded to the two students with the most points at the end of the week. The grand prize includes a Nook, $50 gift card to the George Mason bookstore, two tickets to an upcoming show at the Patriot Center, and a weekend stay at the Mason Inn. The runner-up will receive a $50 gift card to the George Mason bookstore. In a case of a tie, winners will be decided by a random drawing.

The inauguration will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Patriot Center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, visit inauguration.gmu.edu.

Write to Beth Pullias at bpullias@gmu.edu

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