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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Jan. 23, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose will connect with students using a tool they know well. He has scheduled his Tweet Chat with the President for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30.
The Tweet Chat via Twitter will provide an open forum for the president to receive and answer questions. Although the event is geared for students, other interested individuals can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #askAmbrose or addressing their question to President Ambrose’s Twitter handle @UCMAmbrose. The event takes place live from Dr. Ambrose’s office.
According to Robin Krause, director of marketing and promotion in the Office of University Relations, the Twitter conversation could likely include topics related to priority projects on campus. This includes an update on the university’s mixed-use student housing-retail facility, scheduled for completion in fall 2015.
“The mixed-use facility has created a lot of talk on campus and around the community. Many people want to know about the timeline for different stages of this project, and there’s a lot of interest in the types of businesses that may locate in the facility. We expect Dr. Ambrose to have some updates that could help address some of these questions,” Krause said.
He added that University Relations and the president’s office are working jointly to make the Tweet Chat possible, and hope to build on the success of last year’s event. The president’s first Tweet Chat took place in February 2013, and earlier this month received a Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for “Best Use of Social Media.” Throughout the two-hour event, there were 560 #askAmbrose tweets, 187 participants, and more than 100 questions answered.
Learn more about Tweet Chat with the President by visiting ucmo.edu/askambrose.