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May 19, 2010

Royalty 2010: Meet Ashley Kelnhofer and Eric Olsen

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Hometown: Elkhorn, WI
Majors: Psychology and Art
College: College of Liberal Arts

Ashley is a junior studying Psychology and Art through the Individualized Degree Program. She was born and raised in Elkhorn, Wisconsin and is now loving her new home in Minnesota! She is a dedicated member of the Greek Community and enjoys volunteering both on and off campus. Ashley is thrilled and honored to be a part of the Homecoming Royalty Court of 2010. She wants YOU to join her in painting the town gold!

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Majors: Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture
College: College of Design

Eric Olsen is a senior in the Accelerated Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture Program. He stays busy as an Admissions Team Lead for Admissions Ambassadors on campus as well as is a member of the Minnesota Association of Student Landscape Architects. Eric is honored to be a member of the Homecoming Court and is excited to be an advocate and ambassador for the University in any way he can.

Congratulations Ashley and Eric!

Until Next Time,

May 5, 2010

Royalty 2010: Meet Mallory Darst and Jermaine Elliott

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Hometown: Oakdale, MN
Major: Marketing
Minor: Mass Communication
College: Carlson School of Management

Originally from Oakdale, Minnesota, Mallory Darst is a Junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in mass communications. Her on campus activities have included being a Community Advisor in Territorial Hall, a mentor in the Carlson School First Generation Program, serving on the Truth in Business executive board and in the Fall, a Carlson Student Ambassador. Mallory is most excited to represent the U of M during her first Homecoming experience in TCF Bank Stadium after her return from studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia last Fall! Let's Go Gophers!!

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Hometown: Rochester, MN
Major: Political Science and Global Studies
Minor: Leadership
College: College of Liberal Arts

My name is Jermaine Elliott and I hail from Rochester, Minnesota. I am a junior at the University of Minnesota. Currently, I am double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies, with a minor in leadership. When I am not hitting books, I enjoy participating in multiple student leadership positions on campus, including, but not limited to the following: Vice President of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Secretary of the College of Liberal Arts Student Board, Program Assistant with the International Buddy Program, and Social Justice Engagement Theme Coordinator with the Office of Student Engagement.

Congratulations Mallory and Jermaine!

Until Next Time,

May 3, 2010

Not a Cloud to Rain on This Parade!

Goldy Firetruck.jpgWhen people hear the word "Homecoming" they think of extravagant floats, soaring candy, cheering fans, marching bands and a procession of people marching down the streets! Well with spring flying by and school almost out for the summer, the 2010 Homecoming is approaching fast so registration is now open for you and your friends to sign up to be a part of the 2010 Homecoming Parade! Not only have we extended the route, but this year we are incorporating a lot of new outlets for people to get involved on that exhilarating Friday night. Band in the Parade.jpg
First, we are accepting applications to showcase a Minnesota High School Marching Band. They will be tooting their horns and banging their snare drums while they hoist their colors in order to represent the state of Minnesota and their support of our state school! So if you have a brother or sister, or are alumni from a high school Minnesota band, pass on the word and get your high school on the University of Minnesota ground's for parade day. 2007 Royalty.jpg
Another item we are promoting is the coloring contest. The winners will have the exciting opportunity to be featured as special guests in the parade by going along for the ride! So sharpen those colored pencils and keep your eyes peeled for more info on the contest!
Finally this year there will be a general parade competition that selects a float and performance entry as the most spirited and entertaining entries of the year! Take off to TCF.jpg We want to see organizations get creative and "go for the gold!" So bring your 'A' game gophers, if you want to win this title! Whether you are in a club, part of a sports team, the chess team, a member of the Greek community or just a couple of friends with a killer float idea, you are all encouraged to sign up today!
Registration for the parade is now open online at There are limited spots in the line-up so don't miss it by waiting too long. Get your group together and start planning!

Until next time-


This Just In...Greek Pairings Announced

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One of Homecoming's longest standing traditions is the pairing of Greek houses for participation in competitions during Homecoming week. Selected by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils, pairings encourage camaraderie among the houses and allow for a bit of healthy rivalry between competing teams.

As this is your one-stop shop for all things Homecoming, we proudly announce the pairings that will help us Paint the Town Gold in 2010!!

Drum roll please...

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Phi Psi
Kappa Sig

Pairing 2
Alpha Phi

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Pairing 4
Sigma Pi
Phi Delt

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Beta Chi Theta

Pairing 6
Pi Phi

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Gamma Phi
Sigma Nu

Pairing 8


Pairing 9

As a friendly reminder there is a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 7:00pm Room 324 in Coffman. At least one representative from EACH HOUSE must be in attendance at this meeting.

Stay tuned for more "All Things Homecoming!"

Until next time-