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Homecoming committee seeks input for new theme

April 4, 2001

The members of the MSU Homecoming Committee are searching for a theme for the 2001 homecoming celebration to be held in October.

And they want the input of MSU students.

Committee member Tami Kuhn, who is also the manager of the Campus Center, said the group saw a need for different input.

“One of the things we talked about when we met was getting more student input,” she said. “Based on feedback from past themes, students are looking for a change.”

Kuhn said the committee members have been responsible for generating a theme in the past. This year the group is also seeking the input of ASMSU, the university’s undergraduate student government, the Union Activities Board and the Department of Residence Life, in addition to student opinions.

Last year the homecoming theme was “Champions 2000,” in hopes the success and winning attitude of the NCAA Championship men’s basketball team would carry over into other aspects of the university.

Kuhn said for the three years prior to that, the adopted theme was “Family and Friends Forever.”

But this year she said she thinks there is a need for something more fun.

“We need something that will be easier to center a parade around and build a float for,” Kuhn said. “We would also like something that involves both current and alumni Spartans.”

While she said she is looking mainly for homecoming themes, she will take all kinds of feedback for events centered around the celebration.

Advertising senior Kelly Martin worked on a homecoming float two years ago. She says she sees a definite need to get students more involved.

“I think if you give them a say in what the theme is, students will take more initiative to become involved,” Martin said.

She said the aspect the homecoming celebrations need the most is a higher number of people involved.

“They need more people to come out and build the floats to make them the best they can be,” Martin said. “We also need more people at the parades cheering everyone on to make the hard work worthwhile.”

To give your input, contact Kuhn at 432-7739 or e-mail tkuhn@msu.edu by April 11

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