October 25, 2012

On to the Next

Hey Gophers! Still a little bummed that Homecoming 2012 is over? We feel ya... Check out our homecoming recap video to relive all your favorite moments from this year's legendary Homecoming! Although we could reminisce on our favorite Homecoming memories for hours, we're already thinking ahead to next year and hoping for some input from our campus community! So what...

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September 11, 2012

The Final Countdown

Hey there Gophers - we're less than a month away from Homecoming! Can you believe it? After months of planning everything is finally coming together, and there's plenty of opportunities to be excited about! 1. The Norman Borlaug Food and Hunger 5k For the first time ever, the 5k will take place on the St. Paul campus! This unique route...

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July 2, 2012

We Want U!

Homecoming is a great time to become an active member of the university community and volunteer your time for a greater cause, and the Thank U event is the perfect way to get involved. Don't believe me? Just ask the 400 students, alumni, and others who participated last year! So how exactly does Thank U work? Participants meet at Northrop...

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June 14, 2012

Making this Homecoming Legendary

Homecoming is the perfect time for the community to get together in celebration of this legendary university, and with all of the events coming together under the Program Board Coordinators there are plenty of ways to get involved. For all you Gophers out their thinking, "so where do I begin?" let me be of assistance. Competitions are a great way...

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May 9, 2012

Royalty 2012: Meet Martha Ulmen and Kirby Schmidt

Martha Ulmen Martha will be in her junior year this fall at the U of M. She is a Human Resource Development major with a minor in Management and Sustainability Studies. Martha is from Edina, MN. A fun fact about Martha is that she absolutely loves camping and biking. She had never tried chocolate milk until her first year at...

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April 27, 2012

Royalty 2012: Meet Charlotte Paguyo and Chuck Seymour

Charlotte Paguyo Charlotte will be a junior this fall at the University of Minnesota. Her major is Bachelor of Individualized Studies - mass communication, management, and global studies. She is from Minneapolis. A fun fact about Charlotte is that she read the Hunger Games trilogy in three days. She also once completed six service projects in six days in six...

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Royalty 2012: Meet Bronwyn Miller and Vincent Phan

Bronwyn Miller Bronwyn will be a senior this fall at the University of Minnesota. She is from Eden Prairie, MN and has a deep love for old school Nickelodeon shows, theme parties, and any (and every) form of carbohydrate. After arriving back on campus from studying in Ecuador for the full 2011-2012 school year, Bronwyn couldn't be more psyched about...

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April 25, 2012

Royalty 2012: Meet Katie Kranz and Brett Johnston

Katie Kranz Katie is a Secondary English Education major at the University of Minnesota with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. Katie comes from Lakeville, MN, and would someday like to be the mayor of her hometown. After graduation she hopes to teach English in South America. An interesting fact about Katie is that she can sing...

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Royalty 2012: Meet Meg Barnes and Colin Burke

Meg Barnes Growing up in cozy Alexandria, MN made Meg a true Midwestern girl. At an early age she began her passion for Journalism, and currently she is a senior at the best school she could possibly imagine. Her love for writing has drawn her to become a Professional Strategic Communications major within the School of Journalism, and she is...

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April 12, 2012

Back to the Basics: A Homecoming History

Homecoming is a longstanding tradition at the University of Minnesota, and one that we look forward to each year with anticipation. Over the years the homecoming tradition has transformed, facing new themes and elements of celebration over time. This ritual began nearly a century ago at the university. Let's see how homecoming got its start! During 1910-1930 the U of...

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April 2, 2012

A Legendary Start

Hey Minnesota! With the new coordinators in place and Homecoming 2012 plans brewing, we are excited to announce that YOU have chosen the Homecoming 2012 theme to be 'Legendary U!' What a fitting theme for a university that has been legendary in so many aspects throughout the years. With everything from our academics to athletics, and our research to our...

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March 1, 2012

Key Players

Hey Minnesota! After getting to know the Programs Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator last week, it's time to introduce the other two coordinators who will be making Homecoming 2012 possible! Outreach Coordinator Matt Ramirez is a double major in Chemistry and Art History. This is in his second year here at the U of M. Matt's Homecoming responsibilities will include tackling...

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February 23, 2012

Coordinating Homecoming

There's a new structure in place at Homecoming Headquarters, and with Homecoming 2012 in sight four new Program Board Coordinators will be taking charge! Each coordinator has different responsibilities with the Homecoming efforts, but they will ultimately be working together toward creating a great Homecoming experience for all. So without further ado, it's time to introduce the first two Homecoming...

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February 8, 2012

Getting the Ball Rolling

As the Spring semester kicks into gear and University of Minnesota students head back into their daily routine, the Student Program Board has been buzzing with ideas to create the best homecoming yet! Planning an event as large as this one takes plenty of time and dedication, and that's exactly what we'll be looking for our 2012 Committee Chairs. Applications...

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October 20, 2011

Friday Night Lights

It's that time of the year! Homecoming has finally arrived and we've already had some fantastic events so far this week. Hopefully some of you have had the opportunity to participate in our volunteer experiences, competitions, or Gopherfest. For those of you that haven't been able to share your Homecoming spirit yet, then you need to come out Friday night...

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