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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 coordinators!

IMG_7534.JPG First up is the Programs Coordinator, Ashley Kaser. This is her fourth year as a University of Minnesota student, but she's lucky enough to be here for a total of five. She's a Psychology major at the U, and a fun fact about her is that she's ambidextrous. During Homecoming, Ashley's main responsibilities will be taking charge of royalty, as well as the pep rally and concert. What she's most excited about this year is meeting the Homecoming royalty court.

"I can't wait to see who our court will be and what they bring to the table," she said. "They'll be in parades, at the State Fair, at football games, and so much more, and I'll be right there with them."

IMG_7536.JPGNext up is Marketing Coordinator Karly Wallack. This is her third year in school, but only her second at the U of M. She's an Advertising major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She loves to read, and her favorite books are the Harry Potter series.

During Homecoming, Karly's main responsibilities will be the Scavenger Hunt and working on the overall Homecoming marketing campaign. She can't wait to find out what the Homecoming 2012 theme will be, and she's looking forward to creating awareness for all of the exciting events we have planned!

That's all for now Minnesota. Check back next week to meet our other two coordinators!

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 for chair positions are currently available but will be closing shortly, as the deadline is fast approaching on February 17. We will then begin the task of pulling out the best and the brightest of the bunch, and get straight to work planning Homecoming 2012!

This year there are three fresh homecoming themes to choose from, all of which mirror the pride held for this great university. Unfortunately we can't keep them all Minnesota, so choose wisely before the theme you love disappears!

The three themes choices are: Legendary U, The Golden Gopher Era, and The Maroon Movement. So head to the website now, cast your vote, and let your voice be heard!

That's all for now, but be sure to check back soon to stay up-to-date on the latest Homecoming 2012 happenings!