This week, its all about campaign signs and catchy slogans on the West Virginia University campus, as students try to get out the vote for Homecoming elections.
Five men and five women, all seniors, are vying for the title of Homecoming king and queen.
Online voting got under way Tuesday (Oct. 7) and continues from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8-9, via the Mountaineer Information Xpress (MIX).
The candidates are set to participate in WVU s Homecoming paradefeaturing marching bands, floats and moreat 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, along High Street.
During halftime of Saturdays (Oct. 11) WVU -Syracuse game, WVU officials will crown the Homecoming king and queen, and the parade marshal will be recognized.
- HOMECOMING QUEEN CANDIDATES
Tricia Cesarino is a public relations major from Farmington, Pa. She is sponsored by Sigma Kappa sorority.
Cesarino has held several Greek leadership roles during her WVU career: vice president of public relations and programming on the Panhellenic Council, member of the Greek Programming Committee and vice president of scholarship for Sigma Kappa.
She has also served as Mountaineer Week co-chair; a Student Government Association Public Relations Team member; a National Society of Collegiate Scholars Public Relations Committee member; and WVU Dance Marathon director, public relations chair and dancer relations chair.
In addition, she sat on the Experience WVU Student Council and did a stint as a news reporter for U92 , the campus radio station.
Cesarinos community service activities include the Memory Walk for the Alzheimers Association, Students Helping Other People and the Random Acts of Kindness Week Benefit Luncheon. She has also volunteered at the Sundale Nursing Home and assisted at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church.
Among her honors are the Marian Johnson Frutiger Scholarship, Sigma Kappa Foundation; Mountainlair Student Employee of the Month; Most Involved AwardNational Society of Collegiate Scholars; Most Involved Sister AwardSigma Kappa sorority; and Presidents List.
Her parents are Joseph and Linda Cesarino
Carol Ann Funkhouser is an advertising and business administration major from Wardensville. She is sponsored by Chi Omega sorority.
Funkhouser has served as Chi Omega philanthropy chair, participating in Make-A-Wish efforts and helping to grant two wishes, including one that allowed a local family to build a handicapped-accessible swimming pool.
She has also taken leadership roles with WVU Dance Marathon (secretary and morale chair), a group which she helped establish, and has been active in the Honors College, WVU Advertising Club and WVU Students for Barack Obama.
Her honors include both the Deans and Presidents lists at WVU , as well as National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Outside of the classroom, Funkhouser has been a mentor at the West Virginia Boys and Girls Club and University High School. She studied abroad in Ireland and completed an internship with MDB Communications in Washington, D.C.
Her parents are Michael and Ann Funkhouser
Megan Kinkelaar is a chemistry major from Bridgeport. Her sponsoring organization is the Mountaineer Maniacs.
At WVU , Kinkelaar has been a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, Mountaineer Maniacs, Student Health Advisory Board, Student Government Association, National Exemplary Scholars in Service, American Chemical SocietyStudent Affiliates and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Her honors include the Deans List, Athletic Directors Academic Honor Roll, WVU Athlete Letter Winner, WVU Athletic Scholarship, William and Bonniegail Coleman Scholarship for Outstanding Science Majors and PROMISE Scholarship.
Kinkelaars community service ranges from volunteering at the Childrens Hospital to participating in Relay for Life. She has also been involved with Students Helping Other People, a Tools for Teeth project, Wellness Week activities and All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Kinkelaar is applying to the WVU School of Dentistry.
She is the daughter of Dale and Kimberly Kinkelaar
Stephanie Mathias is a public relations major from Martinsburg. Her sponsoring organization is Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mathias has participated in a wide range of campus activities. These include serving as deputy communications director for the Student Government Association Public Relations Team; president of the Panhellenic Council; public relations chair and member-at-large chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma; and Mountaineer Week games co-chair.
In addition, she has been a senior sales representative for The Daily Athenaeum, WVU s campus newspaper, and a public relations intern at WVU News and Information Services.
Mathias has accumulated numerous accoladesthe PROMISE , Mountaineer and WVU Parents Club Student Body President scholarshipsand she was named to the Chimes junior honorary.
She is the daughter of Stephen and Jeanette Mathias
Lindsey McIntosh is a marketing major from Morgantown. She is sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
McIntosh has held many leadership positions in college: vice president of academic development and fundraising chair for Alpha Omicron Pi, Student Government Association Board of Governors and chief of staff, resident assistant at College Park and health peer educator.
She has also been active in the community, donating time, money and goods to Christian Help and Caritas House; organizing a fundraiser for the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center; and starting an endowment with her mother to help send children to the National Youth Sports Program.
Besides these activities, McIntosh has been a student worker in WVU s Athletic Department and Office of the Provost, and she studied abroad in Brazil.
Her honors include the PROMISE Scholarship, Health Science and Technology Academy Scholarship and Greek Woman of the Month.
She is the daughter of Jennifer McIntosh.
- HOMECOMING KING CANDIDATES
Bradley Broker is a multidisciplinary studies major from Morgantown. His sponsoring organization is Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
In addition to being a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, he enjoys participating in the WVU lacrosse and boxing clubs.
Broker has served in the U.S. Army, completed more than 100 hours of community service and been a volunteer lacrosse coach at University High School.
Among his academic accomplishments, he has made the Deans List twice and served as a candidate educator for Sigma Alpha Mu.
His parents are Billie and Kevin Broker.
Adam Judy is a marketing major from Moorefield. He is sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Judy is a member of WVU s Honors College and Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the outreach director for the Student Government Association. He previously was involved in Collegiate 4-H, the Marketing Club and Collegiate FFA .
His leadership roles have included events director for the Leadership Studies Student Association and past West Virginia State FFA Association president.
As far as honors go, Judy has been on the Deans List, and he is a Presidential Scholar. He was named a West Virginia 4-H All-Star and received an American FFA Degree.
His community activities have centered on Makeover Morgantown and the Bartlett House.
He is the son of Kenneth and Lynn Judy.
David Morris is a public relations major from Charleston. His sponsoring organization is Holding Every Life Precious, or HELP .
Morris has been involved in a variety of activities on campus. He was a disc jockey for WVU s U92 radio station and headlined an event for HELP , a student organization that raises awareness about mental health issues.
In the community, Morris has worked with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to organize a fundraiser and participated in a fundraising music show for the Boys and Girls Club. He also released an Internet-based public service announcement about responsible drinking.
Morris received the PROMISE Scholarship and was named to the Deans List numerous times.
His parents are Ira Morris and Mary Linn Hamilton.
Judd Waldo is a marketing major from Morgantown. He is sponsored by the WVU snowboarding club.
Waldo is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, WVU Honors College, WVU Snowboard Team and the U.S. Collegiate Snowboard Association.
His community service includes working with the USA Snowboard Association and serving as a National Ski Patrol volunteer, as well as a BurtonChillvolunteer, teaching underprivileged children how to snowboard.
His academic awards include first place in the 2008 Marketing Club Competition and both the PROMISE and Mountaineer scholarships.
In addition, Waldo received first place in the 2008 Mason-Dixon Series: Half-Pipe.
His parents are Jeff and Karla Waldo.
Jonathan Zettlemoyer is a public relations major from Little Egg Harbor, N.J. His sponsoring organization is the Newman Club.
Zettlemoyer is active in several WVU student organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, the Newman Club and the Lutheran Disaster Response Collegiate Corps.
Through his work with the corps, he traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi to assist with hurricane relief. He also teamed up with an organization to stress the importance of a college education.
As a freshman, Zettlemoyer was president of Lyon Towers hall council, which was named the best hall council under his watch.
He has worked in the Mountainlair at the convenience store known as J.A.C.S.
His parents are Sam and Gloria Zettlemoyer.
For more information about WVU s Homecoming activities, go to http://homecoming.wvu.edu/ .