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KU Alumni Association sets dates for Homecoming 2014

Thu, 01/23/2014

LAWRENCE —The University of Kansas will celebrate its 102nd Homecoming Sept. 21-27, culminating in the KU football game against the University of Texas  on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial Stadium.

The KU Alumni Association and a student-led steering committee will coordinate the week of Homecoming activities. Association staff members leading the effort are Paige Hofer, coordinator of student programs, and Jacey Krehbiel, coordinator of alumni programs. KU’s Homecoming tradition began in 1912.

Students must apply for positions on the 10-member steering committee; applications are available online. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and committee members will be announced in mid-February. 

Homecoming leaders will meet throughout the spring semester to select a theme and finalize the schedule of activities, which will include competitions for student organizations, community service activities, various reunions, the Homecoming parade and pep rally, and the selection of 10 student finalists for the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards (ExCEL). The winners will be announced during halftime of the football game Sept. 27.

The Alumni Association will continue to update kualumni.org/homecoming as information becomes available.

 



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