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Oct. 19, 2009
Maryville Mayor Chad Jackson presented a proclamation Sunday near Bearcat Stadium in honor of Northwest's 2009 Homecoming week.
Those taking part in the presentation were Northwest Board of Regents President Bill Loch; Dr. John Jasinski, Northwest president; Mayor Chad Jackson; Northwest Student Senate President Erin Holm; Homecoming Committee Co-chairs Brandon Clark and Mary Welborn; Ryan Parkhurst, Homecoming Committee secretary; and Beyza Aydar, Homecoming graduate assistant.
A week's worth of Homecoming events are highlighted Saturday, Oct. 24, with the annual parade through central Maryville followed by Bearcat football against the Washburn University Ichabods. For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2009 activities and events, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/campusactivities/homecoming .
The following is the proclamation:
WHEREAS, This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the tradition of homecomings, an annual tradition that began in our great state of Missouri, allowing students, alumni, faculty, staff and communities the opportunity to celebrate and show pride for their academic institutions through entertainment, parades and athletic events; and
WHEREAS, Northwest Missouri State University started its homecoming traditions in 1915, when one of the literary societies took advantage of past members being in town for a state teacher's meeting to have a homecoming of past members. Northwest's Homecoming grew to a University-wide event in the 1920s and continues today; and
WHEREAS, Northwest Homecoming 2009 activities allow students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University to join together, have fun, share a competitive spirit and in many ways "Be a Kid Again"; and
WHEREAS, Homecoming 2009 marks a historic occasion as the Northwest Family inaugurates the University's 10th president, Dr. John Jasinski; and
WHEREAS, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, and the citizens of northwest Missouri are honored to be celebrating Homecoming 2009.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chad Jackson, Mayor of Maryville, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim October 18-25, 2009, as
Homecoming Week 2009 and urge all citizens in Maryville and beyond to show their Bearcat pride.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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