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Exciting Homecoming Events Planned for Students at U of M, Crookston
September 11, 2008

When: September 22-27, 2008

Contact: Lisa Samuelson, director , student activities, 218-281-8507 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (, Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (September 11, 2008) – Students at the University of Minnesota, Crookston will have many opportunities over homecoming week, September 22 through 27, to participate in fun and exciting activities, all centered around the 2008 homecoming theme “Mardi Gras Madness.”

Homecoming royalty voting will take place both Monday and Tuesday, when students will have the chance to vote for who they would like to see as homecoming king, queen, princess and prince. Also included in Monday’s activities are an oxygen bar in the Northern Lights Lounge followed by bingo later on in the evening.

Wednesday evening the band 32 Below will be playing for students in the Peterson Gazebo. Thursday is another eventful day as the votes are tallied and the homecoming royalty are crowned at coronation in Kiehle Auditorium, with a dance to take place afterwards in Bede Ballroom.

Friday and Saturday are the culmination of the Homecoming events. Friday starts off with a bang as it is Maroon & Gold Friday, and students can have photographs taken with Regal! The Golden Eagle women’s soccer team takes on the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a bonfire and pep fest are scheduled later on in the evening.

The final day of homecoming will give everyone the chance to attend the homecoming parade, where students from clubs and organizations around campus will have created floats to show support for their organization but will also have the chance to win prizes! After the parade, the naming ceremony for Sargeant Student Center will take place and finally, students can head to Widseth Field to cheer on their Golden Eagle Football team as they take on Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

Homecoming week is certainly going to be an exciting and busy week for students, faculty and staff as they celebrate Homecoming 2008 “Mardi Gras Madness” September 22-27!

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