Student Survey iPod Nano Winner

1 Comment » Written on December 16th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests, Students

Thanks to all the students who participated in the Student Satisfaction Survey the last two weeks. There was a very good turnout and we can already see that there was some great information given to us! Hopefully, in the next few weeks we'll be able to put the results together in a smart way and put some of it on the Blog for you.

Until Then, know that we had a 41% response rate with 330 students responding. Those are very good numbers.

And The Winner Is...

Michael (Mike) Parker
M.Div, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

iPod Winner
Clearly, he's very excited.

Students: Win an 8GB iPod Nano!

1 Comment » Written on December 2nd, 2008 by
Categories: Contests, Students

3 steps to winning a new 8GB iPod Nano:

  1. Be a current student
  2. Check your email where you get MU messages
  3. Take the (very short) "Student Satisfaction Survey 2008"

That's all!

Truly, it is a short survey - when I tested it it only took me about 3 minutes to complete. But don't wait, because the survey will close next week!

The survey answers will be anonymously compiled - so please be brutally honest with us.

The survey will only validate who you are for the purpose of getting accurate results and so that we can contact the randomly drawn winner of the iPod. Yes, that's "iPod" in the singular - which means that there is only one (1) available, so there will be only one (1) winner.

Won't you please help us be better at serving student needs?
Because let's be honest, there are some places where my colleagues and I could all be doing better for you!

“Free Stuff” Bus Ad Photo Party A Big Success

1 Comment » Written on November 20th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests, Media

It rained. The drinks were hot. The Facebook Group was even hotter.

We ran out of T-shirts and prizes. The busses were pretty cool.

And we had a winner for the big raffle of a $75 gift certificate to Kell's:

Congrats to Caitlin Hillygus!





Check out the pics below for all the details.

"Thank You"

  • Tri-Met for bringing the busses (it's a big deal to remove two of them from rotation).
  • Lamar Transit Advertising for hooking it all up...especially for the prizes and goodies!
  • The MU Public Safety Department and MU Staff for sacrificing key parking spaces.
  • Students for not picketing my office after I spammed you so much!

Free Stuff and Drinks!

Comments Off Written on November 19th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests, Media

Tri-Met is bringing 2 busses with MU advertising on it for a photoshoot - they want to feature us in an ad! They also want to give students who show up free Starbucks Hot Chocolate/Coffee and I'll be giving away free MBC and MBS T-shirts.

  • What: Take a big mob photo with 2 Tri-Met busses
  • Where: In front of Sutcliffe Hall
  • When: Thursday, November 20th @ 1:30pm

If FREE Starbuck’s coffee and hot chocolate and MBC/MBS T-shirts isn’t enough for you to brave the rain today... They’re also bringing cookies and mini-bus toys!

But wait, there’s more!

Show up for the pictures and get rewarded with a raffle for a $75 gift certificate to Kell’s Restaurant (this one is for students only).

Need a little history to understand this?

Amber Caught the Bus!

Comments Off Written on October 29th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests

Our very own Amber Wilson caught the bus! I won't even begin to tell you about the shady driving she did to get in this position and take a shot of herself while at the wheel! (Note from the legal department: MU encourages you to chase buses responsibly.)

Here's the email she sent me:

Well…wouldja looky here!
“Tell her what she’s won, Rob!” (insert crowd cheering…)


New to the blog? Find out what this post is all about by reading this!

Send me your pics at

They Caught The Bus Too!

Comments Off Written on October 21st, 2008 by
Categories: Contests

A few weeks back our very own Seminary admissions counselor Zach Banker - along with his wife Amanda - took me up on my offer of a free Multnomah T-shirt!

Here's the email I got from Zach:

We were moseying downtown when we saw the bus on Burnside. It was traveling west and we had just turned east, so we made a left turn off Burnside (Oops! That's not legal, is it?) into Chinatown to circle back around. When we got back to Burnside the bus had eluded us by turning onto SW 3rd, so we went around the block again to get on 3rd. I was the driver/picture taker, but we missed the picture on the first pass, so we had to come around on it again.  These are the results…

That's A Big T-shirt
As you can see, that T-shirt fits both of them comfortably.

Question: Why did they get one so big?
Answer: Not only do we care about spouses being close, but we are also running out of sizes! We mostly have smaller shirts now - so send me your photos soon!


They Caught the Bus!

1 Comment » Written on September 26th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests

Congrats to our Alumni Relations Director Michelle Peel for catching the first bus photo!

But the real story is how our esteemed Alumni, Tre and Kelly Wilbanks actually found themselves in front of a bus last week!

Step 1: Get "proof" of yourself in the shot with the bus.


Step 2: Send in your photos to me at

Step 3: Get your free Multnomah Bible College or Multnomah Biblical Seminary T-shirt!

(Nicely done Tre and Kelly!)

Can anyone find other buses with different MU artwork?

Check out the original post for more details.

Who’s That Girl?

Comments Off Written on September 1st, 2008 by
Categories: Contests

I wanted to write about how well everything went with Portland CityFest 2008 last weekend (especially the part where Luis Palau himself gave us a huge endorsement from the stage and how over 185,000 people attended!)...but came to the conclusion that they can say it better themselves.

Here's a shot of all the action at the "Multnomah University Tent"

That's Amanda and Kristin in there...wait a minute!
Who's that girl on the left?

Where have I seen her before?

Wow...Amanda is a superstar!

Don't forget to show us your bus pics and vids...

Catch the Bus, Catch Multnomah!

6 comments Written on August 8th, 2008 by
Categories: Contests

Keep an eye out for Tri-Met buses around the Portland Metro area…you might see one of our many Multnomah University ads on them!

Degree Completion

The Challenge

  1. Take a picture of the buses whenever you see them (even if you have to use your cell phone camera)
  2. Send them to me at
  3. We’ll put them up on this blog every week and give you the credit and link to your blog if you have one

If you take the challenge above – but can capture yourself posing next to one of the buses, we’ll save you a Multnomah Bible College or Multnomah Biblical Seminary T-shirt (sizes are limited, but we’ll do our best to get you one that fits). You can come pick it up on campus if we can verify that you are one of the following:

  • A prospective student working with a Financial Aid or Admissions counselor
  • Student
  • Alumnus
  • Donor
  • Employee

Have fun and happy hunting!