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Homecoming Week slated for October 1-6, 2007, at the U of M, Crookston will “Let the Good Times Roll"
September 17, 2007

What: Homecoming 2007

When: Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations, 218-281-8434 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (September 19, 2007) – Alumni and friends are invited to join students, faculty and staff and “Let the Good Times Roll” during homecoming week at the University of Minnesota, Crookston the first week in October. The theme “Let the Good Times Roll,” chosen by the Crookston Student Association, will be carried out throughout homecoming week activities beginning on Monday, October 1, through Saturday, October 6, 2007.


One of the week’s highlights includes the induction of Janice (Gubbels) Millard, ’84, Steele Senske, ex. ’90, and Chancellor Emeritus Donald Sargeant into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place during a banquet that also honors the 2007 Outstanding Alumni, Doug Aretz, ’75, and Richard Magnusson, ’81. The evening begins with a social at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a program at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Reservations are required by October 1; contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations by calling Rose Ulseth at 218-281-8439 ( to make a reservation


Another exciting event will take place on Friday evening. The Crookston campus is reviving the traditional homecoming bonfire and pep rally on the grassy area south of the football practice field beginning at 9 p.m. The bonfire and pep rally, a tradition that began when the U of M, Crookston was a residential high school from 1906-68, is being revived as part of a longstanding homecoming custom. It will include introductions of the athletic teams, lighting of the bonfire, music, contests, and of course, a hotdog and marshmallow roast. The event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Highlights scheduled for homecoming week include:
Thursday, Oct. 4

    Campus Office Decorating Contest- “Let the Good Times Roll”

    Coronation, 8 p.m., Kiehle Auditorium  
    Homecoming dance, 9 p.m., Bede Ballroom
Friday, Oct. 5
    Maroon & Gold Friday
    Athletic Hall of Fame & Outstanding Alumni Banquet at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom
    Golden Eagle Volleyball vs. Wayne State, 7 p.m., Lysaker Gymnasium
    Bonfire and Pep Rally, 9 p.m., south of the practice football field
Saturday, Oct. 6
    Family Day sponsored by Student Experience
    Four Wheel Drive, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Parking Lot E
    Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., Campus Mall
    Teambackers Tailgate,  11 a.m., Parking Lot E (east side)
    Student Tailgate, Noon, Parking Lot E (south side)
    Golden Eagle Football vs. Upper Iowa, 1 p.m., Ed Widseth Field
    Golden Eagle Soccer vs. MSUM, 1 p.m., Soccer Field
    Post-game Social, 4 p.m., Minakwa Golf Club
    Golden Eagle Volleyball vs. SWMS, 5 p.m., Lysaker Gymnasium


For a complete list of Homecoming Week events, click here.


For more information on all the homecoming events, visit Support the University of Minnesota, Crookston Golden Eagles during Homecoming 2007.


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