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OU From Home

Campus experts keep students engaged during pandemic

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COVID-19 Response

icon of a calendarJune 22, 2020

icon of a pencilBy Kelli M. Titus

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One act can affect many. A turn of phrase that took shape in the recent coronavirus pandemic, not only in the spread of the virus, but also in the spread of hope.

Taking hold of this idea, Oakland University Communications and Marketing launched the OU From Home social media campaign, connecting the OU community with campus experts.

The campaign encouraged faculty and staff to share acts of hope within their expertise in the form of a “selfie” video that was then posted on the university’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. The videos live on OU’s YouTube channel or can be found with the hashtag #OUFromHome.

“Our engagement on each social platform has been great,” says Nykiera Hill, communications and marketing social media coordinator. “We were able to see positive feedback from professors, alumni and students. I’m happy that we were able to collaborate and complete this project that brings the OU community together.”

Faculty videos have included:

“It is important to go through this pandemic in a positive (rather than negative) way,” says Terry Dibble, special lecturer and clinical instructor in the School of Health Sciences who submitted a video discussing tips for dealing with unexpected changes and the power of laughter. “Doing these activities can really help someone that might be having a hard time right now. This campaign is a good way to spread the word to the OU community.”

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