La Sierra launches first Twitter Contest, ‘Do you know your SDA history?’
In an effort to broaden its social media reach, engage with, entertain and inform our followers, La Sierra University will hold its first-ever Twitter contest, a ‘live tweet’ event testing followers’ knowledge of Seventh-day Adventist historical facts. This fun and informative event will be held on May 21, beginning at 9 a.m. U.S. Pacific Daylight Time, and will involve 10 questions tweeted at three minute intervals. The contest is co-sponsored by the H.M.S. Richards Divinity School and La Sierra’s Office of Communications and Integrated Marketing.
Followers can participate by replying to the tweets and including the @lasierra Twitter account name. The answers will require one or two-word responses to accommodate the 140-character limit for tweets. The follower who responds with the most correct answers will receive a hardcover copy of “H.M.S. Richards: A Biography” by Robert E. Edwards; a second place winner will receive a $25 gift card; a third place winner will receive a La Sierra University t-shirt. After they have been individually notified, the three winners will be announced on the university’s web site, www.lasierra.edu.
The date of the event was chosen to coincide with 150th anniversary of the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination on May 21, 1863. On that date, the church became an official organization. Over the past century and a half, the denomination has grown exponentially to reach a worldwide membership of 17,214,683. Church membership grows at a rate of nearly one million new members each year.
All contest participants must adhere to Twitter’s contest rules which include refraining from creating multiple Twitter accounts for the purposes of winning, and from repeatedly posting the same tweet. Please read a full list of rules at this link: https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules
See you in cyberspace on May 21, and good luck!
Congrats to winners of Twitter Contest, ‘Do you know your SDA history?’
On May 21, in recognition of the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, La Sierra University’s H.M.S. Richards Divinity School and La Sierra’s Office of Communications and Integrated Marketing sponsored a Twitter quiz on 10 SDA historical facts.
Winners of the contest hail from Jamaica, Brazil and Texas. Congratulations and a shoutout to first place winner Jevon Minto of Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica who will receive a hardcover copy of “H.M.S. Richards: A Biography” by Robert E. Edwards, and to second place winners Hugo Dias Hoffmann Santos of Cuiabá, Brazil and Jessica Sullivan of Waxahachie, Texas who will each receive $25 gift cards. Jessica will enroll as a new student this fall and attend La Sierra’s Zapara School of Business.
The 10 quiz questions, comprised with the assistance of Divinity School faculty, are listed below along with the answers. Thanks again to contest participants and to the sponsors of this fun event. Watch for more social media events in the future!
- What was church founder W. Miller’s religion? Baptist
- Name the earliest church magazine. Signs of the Times
- Ellen White was born in Gorham, Maine, T or F? T
- Who was the first official SDA overseas missionary? J.N. Andrews
- Book of the Bible containing the 2300 year/day prophesy. Daniel
- In what year was women’s ordination first proposed at a GC session? 1881
- U.S. Adventism in 1950s was shaped by what traumatic event at end of WWII? Atomic bomb
- What biblical chapter carries the church’s last day message? Isaiah 58
- Baby Fae is closely identified with which SDA physician? Leonard Bailey
- Little Debbie desserts were patented by John Harvey Kellogg, T or F? F