Whenever I teach about organizational culture, I start by asking students to identify important elements of their school culture like physical artifacts, mission statements, values, rituals, rules, etc. For the last two years, my students at Sacramento State have readily identified Sac State's reputation as a "commuter school," meaning that students come to campus just for classes and then leave. This rep apparently translates to a lack of school spirit.
This semester, one of the PR classes set out to change that by introducing "Green and Gold Thursdays" and the opportunity to make "Sac Statements" via social media. They created social media accounts and promoted the slogan "On Thursdays, we wear green and gold."
Always a supporter of fun causes, I offered my three classes a wee bit of extra credit to participate and hopefully inspire others. All semester, I have love, love, loved my students' SacStatement photos. Here are some of my faves...
NaBloPoMo May 2015
May 1- To selfie or not to selfie
May 2- Helping things grow
May 3- All the feels
May 4- When your imagination wears you out
May 5- 'How Porcupines Make Love': Because, why not?
May 6- A man who makes me laugh
May 7- That elusive quality of nature
May 8- Sky Ops Surprise: That one time I was an under-cover agent
May 9- Family, love and light
May 10- A Mother's Day trio
May 11- Spring in full burst
May 12- Fixing my tomato mistakes
May 13- Flowers in a drought
May 14- Baked cheesy pasta and caramelized cauliflower, yes please
May 15- Hangar time
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