The great #hewebar Red Stapler caper

One unexpected, somewhat nerve-wracking but surprisingly fun element of my HighEdWeb Arkansas conference experience involved Twitter, the disappearance of the Red Stapler Award, and the ultimate discovery and return of this coveted office product to its rightful owner (me).

To document the experience, I put together a Storify — The #hewebar Red Stapler Caper — chronicling the sequence of events, including tweets from the missing stapler itself.

I hope you enjoy this little tale. And word of caution to whoever wins the Red Stapler Award from this year’s conference: Don’t be surprised if you find yourself an unwitting participant in some shenanigans involving your award.

Cover image: Screenshot of Lumberg nabbing Milton’s red stapler, from the movie Office Space, via


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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