Theme sought for Northwestern Homecoming 2009

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Theme sought for Northwestern Homecoming 2009

March 23, 2009

The annual contest to select a theme for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s homecoming is now open to the public—on and off campus. Deadline for submitting entries is 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 15.

Entry Form

This year’s homecoming will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 24.

Dr. Mike Knedler has stepped down after more than 20 years of service on the committee and after nine years serving as chair. Steve Valencia, associate vice president for university relations, will become the new chair of the homecoming committee.

“Dr. Knedler has done an outstanding job leading our homecoming event, and deserves many thanks for his efforts,” Valencia said. “I look forward to continuing the traditions of homecoming, and will look for ways to enhance our celebrations in the future.”

Suggestions must be limited to 10 words or fewer and should be something that can be illustrated through designs for floats, sheet signs and dorm decorations, Valencia said.

A $50 U.S. savings bond will be awarded to the person who submits the winning theme. Members of the homecoming committee are not eligible to compete for the prize.

Valencia explained that if a winning theme suggestion does not come from the public, the committee will devise one and the bond will not be awarded.

He said that the committee also is looking for suggestions for honorary parade marshal. Persons nominated must have a significant connection, current or past, to Northwestern whether as a student, faculty member, staff member, coach, administrator or friend of the university.

Entries and nominations may be turned into Northwestern University Relations Office in room 109 of Vinson Hall or in an entry box in the Northwestern Bookstore in the Student Center.