UNCG Campus Weekly

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Here’s to the holidays at UNCG

The holiday season is upon us. And there are plenty of seasonal events at our university:

WAMshop Holiday Open House
The Weatherspoon Art Museum’s event will be Thursday, Nov. 29, 4-7 p.m. In addition to having cider and cookies for guests, the WAMshop will have new items just for the holidays and they’ll have a wrapping station set up. As always, UNCG students, staff and faculty get 10 percent off. And check out the Think Tank Thursdays talk. (See story elsewhere in CW.)

Branches of Love, From a Spartan
This annual event will be Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 – 5 p.m,. in the Alumni House. The Branches of Love event is hosted by the UNCG Student Alumni Ambassadors. Dozens of student organizations and Greensboro community families form teams and compete to see who can decorate the best holiday tree. The fully decorated trees are given to needy families around Greensboro.

Holiday Choral Concert
The community is invited to join five UNCG choirs for the annual Holiday Choral Concert. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church on Elm Street.

The concert features the UNCG Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Women’s Choir, and Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs. The music showcases traditional and contemporary choral music. More than 200 voices will be heard during the concert. The audience can join the UNCG singers in traditional favorites.

The popular concert is free and open to the public.

Holiday Luminaires
UNCG’s annual luminaire display will begin at dusk on Reading Day, Tuesday, Dec. 4. About 7,000 luminaires will light the night across campus until 10 p.m.

UNCG’s sororities and fraternities sponsor the annual luminaire display, preparing the luminaires, lighting them and cleaning up. The tradition of luminaires at UNCG dates back to 1969. Fraternities and sororities celebrate the holidays by making and displaying luminaires on Reading Day for the entire campus community to enjoy.

Chancellor’s Holiday Reception for faculty and staff
Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and festive music in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4-6 p.m.

“As the holiday season approaches and the year draws to a close, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on and celebrate all of the things that make UNCG the special place that it is,” Chancellor Brady said. “We all hail from different places and carry with us different stories, but together we are working to enrich our disciplines, expand our horizons, and enhance our communities. As Chancellor, I thank you for all that you have done this year and every year.

Please join me, along with your colleagues and friends, at UNCG’s annual Holiday Reception”

At downtown Festival of Lights – The UNCG Tuba Band will perform in front of Glitters, and the UNCG Spartones and the UNCG Sapphires will be strolling along as they sing. The free event – a downtown Greensboro tradition – will be Friday, Dec. 7, along Elm Street.

Some departments and campus groups are collecting for charities. For example, Staff Senate has collection boxes where you may donate new stuffed animals for families in need. The toy drive continues through Dec. 7. Donation locations are Forney Building (2nd floor); 232 Bryan Building, Sink Bldg 2nd floor lobby, 132A McIver Building, Visitors Center; Jackson Library, and Room 141, School of Education.