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October 5, 2011

RSU Promotes Mobile App with "Proud to Leave Your Print" Event

Rogers State University will host an event, October 10-12 to promote the launch of its new mobile app.

"Proud to Leave Your Print" will allow students, faculty, staff and alumni to be a part of making a giant QR code by stamping their inked thumbprints to shade the code. Once it is entirely covered with fingerprints, any smart phone with a free barcode scanner app will be able to scan the code.

This 2,304-square inch QR code will lead users to a website where the RSU Mobile App can be downloaded.

The code will be set up on RSU's main campus in Claremore.

  • Proud to Leave Your Print12:00 to 2:00 p.m., each day
  • Centennial Center on Monday
  • Baird Hall on Tuesday
  • University Village B clubhouse on Wednesday

The code will also visit RSU's campuses in Pryor and Bartlesville.

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., each day
  • Pryor on Tuesday
  • Bartlesville on Wednesday

Every student who participates will be placed in a drawing to win one of the following prizes:

  • Beardhead knit headwear
  • Passes to the Hillcat Club Room during Homecoming
  • $10 in Sodexo Dining Dollars
  • Student entries for the Hillcat Hacker Invitational

"Proud to Leave Your Print" will be filmed and participants will be interviewed in order to make a viral video documenting the event.

Upon completion, the QR Code it will remain on display at RSU to encourage use of the RSU Mobile App.

The idea of making a QR code out of fingerprints is an homage to artist Chuck Close. He is famous for making massive-scale portraits out of patterns that can be optically mixed from a distance, much like how billboards use color halftones. Close would use thumbprints and splotchy pixels to create his portraits.