Did you get your socks?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by mattbrent, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I've always thought students at online schools could play against each other in things like Chess and Go. But network-capable video games, sure, those too.
  2. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    Let's do it, Steve! I coach high school football in Texas, so I can be the coach.

    We will have to figure out eligibility issues and such.
  3. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member


    I already have mine, although they are white.
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    They already have a University of Phoenix football stadium.
  5. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    UoP Socks Update

    If you were not fortunate enough to get a complementary pair of University of Phoenix red socks, you can now order a pair here, but only if you have small or medium sized feet. The large/extra-large socks have sold out again, and UoP does not expect to get more until late April.

    No, this is not an April Fool's post. The red UoP socks really are available for those with small/medium feet.
  6. mattbrent

    mattbrent Well-Known Member

    I don't know what size I got. I didn't pay that much attention. My wife ended up getting her socks about 2 weeks later. I don't know what size her socks were either...

  7. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    I received my pair in the mail a few weeks ago. Anyone want them?
  8. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    Nikki Sandoval, UoP's Executive Director of Alumni Relations, handles frequently-asked questions in her "Ask Nikki" column for Phoenix Focus, an alumni magazine. It appears that the socks are now a primary topic of concern among UoP's 700,000+ alumni, based on the February 2013 and March 2013 monthly issues.
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  9. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    I received a pair (Large at that) and I've worn them a few times. Very comfy.
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    SOCKS?! I should have gone to University of Phoenix. I used to be a student at Excelsior College and all I got was a degree.
  11. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    No socks but Liberty gave out red 40th year anniversary blankets a couple years back and sent me an alumni keychain for updating my contact information.
  12. graymatter

    graymatter Member

    Several schools have sent me stuff over the years. I have an umbrella from one school, a sleeve of golf balls from another, a wind-breaker, several tumblers, a dayplanner... One (Christian) school sent me a devotional book. I sold it on Amazon.com the same day I received it. :)
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Charter Oak sent me a car decal once upon a time. GW never sent stuff, but I've picked up free swag on campus at various events, including pretty nice "GW Alumni Weekend" Risky Business-style sunglasses (probably knockoffs rather than real Wayfarers, but still nice).
  14. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    High-Performance University of Phoenix Socks are Available Again

    The red socks -- all sizes -- are back in stock. In fact, they are now the featured item on the front page of the UoP Student Store.

    According to UoP, these are true "performance socks", with all of the following advertised features:

    - moisture-wicking fibers
    - Stretch-to-Fit™ sizing system
    - Easy-Fit™ cuff
    - Superior softness helps eliminate blisters
    - Mesh upper for supreme air flow
    - Double-stitched heel and toe for strength and durability
    - Packaged in a custom designed gift box

    Clearly UoP wants you to ask yourself the following question: do your university's socks perform up to UoP standards ?
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  15. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    Lucky socks! This is too funny.
  16. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    I wonder if these "lucky" socks come with a bottle of this essential item:
  17. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    This is embarrassing...even for UoP
  18. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    No, but the UoP Student Store does offer bottles of official "lucky red" University of Phoenix hand sanitizer.

    Possibly this is useful for business meetings where you might have to shake hands with individuals who are not members of the UoP alumni community (you can readily identify these losers by their ugly low-performance socks). Comes with a handy clip so it is readily accessible at all times.
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