By Lura Rylant—
The Homecoming Committee decided April 4 on the 2014 Homecoming Week theme. The group decided on student Sandra Kimble’s suggestion, “Deep in the Heart of Tarleton.”
Student Body Vice President Alyssa Lowe said this year’s theme “encompasses Tarleton and Texans; it allows students organizations to be extra creative during the various activities including float, yell and T-shirt designs.”
The Homecoming Week theme plays a vital role in one of Tarleton’s most honored traditions. Students build parade floats, organizations write their yells and Tarleton designs its official T-shirt based on the all-important theme.
This year, Tarleton wanted students to take part in the process.
Tarleton’s Homecoming Committee is made up of head chairman Darrell Brown, athletes, Plowboys, housing representatives, university police and student life representatives. Committee members asked students to write down their suggestions and submit them in the suggestion box in the Thompson Student Center or online now through OrgSync.
In years past many of the homecoming themes had slogans, such as “Feel the Purple Rush,” “The Gates Are Always Open” and the more recent “A Farmer’s Dream and Texan’s Future.”