Alumni Association announces 2014 Homecoming theme, events

Tue, 05/20/2014

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Jennifer Sanner
KU Alumni Association
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LAWRENCE — Roll with the ’Hawks is the theme for the 2014 University of Kansas Homecoming celebration, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 21, and feature daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial Stadium.

Following the success of the 2013 Homecoming parade in downtown Lawrence, the 2014 parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Massachusetts Street.

The KU Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee selected the theme and accompanying logo. The student director of KU’s 102nd Homecoming is Elle Rose, a junior from Hutchinson majoring in pharmacy. She will work closely with Alumni Association staff members and advisers Paige Hofer, student programs coordinator, and Jacey Krehbiel, alumni programs coordinator.

Other Steering Committee members and their duties include:

Awards: Annie Matheis, a sophomore from Overland Park majoring in strategic communications and applied behavioral science;

Campus Outreach: Nicole McCroskey, a sophomore from Overland Park majoring in secondary education; Erin McFarland, a senior from Lenexa majoring in architecture; and Michael Garrett, a junior from Lenexa majoring in journalism and Spanish;

Community Outreach: Camden Bender, a junior from Shawnee majoring in strategic communications and global and international studies, and Caitlin Dunbar, a junior from Wichita majoring in speech-language-hearing;

Publicity: Elisa Martin, a junior from Wichita majoring in graphic design;

Parade: Caleb Johnson, a junior from Basehor majoring in civil engineering, and Emma Hardwick, a junior from Overland Park majoring in communication studies.

As Homecoming preparations continue, the Alumni Association will post details about specific events at www.homecoming.ku.edu. Jayhawks also can follow KU Homecoming on Facebook and Twitter, @KU_Homecoming.



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