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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Homecoming proclamation

Taking part in the proclamation presentation were, from left, Northwest Board of Regents President Bill Loch; Northwest Student Senate President Erin Holm; Ryan Parkhurst, Homecoming Committee secretary; Mayor Chad Jackson; Brandon Clark, Homecoming Committee co-chair; Mary Welborn, Homecoming Committee co-chair; Beyza Aydar, Homecoming graduate assistant; and Dr. John Jasinski, Northwest president.

Oct. 19, 2009

Mayor presents proclamation in honor of Northwest's Homecoming Week

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 .

The following is the proclamation:

Proclamation in Honor of Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Week 2009

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.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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