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Inside Inauguration: Countdown to October 16

On the eve of President Brock Blomberg’s inauguration, students will participate in a house-decorating competition to bring the festive spirit out to Main Street. At stake? A pizza dinner delivered by a very special guest.

Students who live in the residential village along Main Street will work diligently to put their pride on display for Main Street Spirit Fest, a house-decorating contest that is the first official event of the four-day Inauguration celebration. “Our students are excited to show their pride and they feel honored to help welcome our 17th president,” says Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Student Activities Angie Cuva.

The Student Activities Office will provide decorating supplies for students during 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. “We’ll have balloons, streamers, and banners on which students can paint their house crest,” says Cuva. Hot chocolate will also be provided, along with temporary tattoos that boast the Inauguration hashtag, #BearsForBrock, which was also used to help welcome Blomberg when he was first announced as president-elect.

A committee of faculty and staff members will judge the houses at 5:30 p.m. The winning home will be announced on the college’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts (and later in the evening via email). 

Residents of the winning home will choose a future date to receive a pizza dinner personally delivered by President Blomberg.

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