6 ways to elevate your Twitter game

An open letter to Marquette’s newest dean

Dear Dr. Kimo Ah Yun,

Welcome to Marquette! Welcome to Twitter!

We are thrilled to have you join our campus, and are just as excited that you set up a Twitter account so we can get to know each other better.

Don’t be intimidated by the 140-character social media site. You are the dean of a college dedicated to communication, so if you need some help, there is sure to be a student roaming Johnston Hall with a smartphone, laptop, selfie stick or a tablet to give you a hand.

In the meantime, though, we wanted to share 6 things that make the Marquette University community tick on Twitter. We hope it helps.

1. #mubb

We live, breathe and tweet basketball. Game days are practically holidays as we “Ring Out Ahoya,” get doughnuts from Coach Wojciechowski and clap along to “Thunderstruck.”

You can join the excitement from a seat in the BMO Harris Bradley Center or online. We are known to get emotional about our team on Twitter.

And, sometimes, the excitement and the emojis get the best of us.

2. Weather, weather and more weather

Spoiler alert about Milwaukee: The city experiences all four seasons—sometimes in the same day. From heat waves to beautiful fall colors to snowstorms (students don’t mind advocating for more snow days on Twitter, by the way), there is always something happening outside. Instead of small-talking about the weather, channel your inner photographer and share your perspective online.

If filters and fall photos are not your cup of tea — or Brew Bayou coffee — there are other ways to express your thoughts about the climate. We’ll just leave this here.

3. #loweclass

We know you’re already acquainted.

In fact, that’s what drew you to Twitter in the first place!

Prof. Herbert Lowe’s digital journalism class is known to take over Twitter from time to time with #loweclass. The student journalists are always working on projects on campus or around Milwaukee. You can follow their journeys with the hashtag.

4. Friends and colleagues

Our president and provost love connecting with the Marquette community on Twitter. Even our notable alumni join in the fun!

5. Tradition

Confucius once said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” Of course, Confucius didn’t have Twitter, but if he did, he certainly would have celebrated every #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday.

The weekly hashtag is a chance to remember our finest moments, most beloved friends and biggest accomplishments.

Your challenge: Posting a #tbt photo that can top this mustache. Game on.

6. Be fearless

Hopefully, this guide helped you understand a bit more about your new home. We love to try new things on campus, so we are happy that you’ve joined the Twitter community. Don’t feel out of place, either, because you can always work hard and learn new things. That’s something Father Marquette (378 years and counting) can promise you.

Finally, don’t forget to follow @MarquetteU on Twitter! See you soon.