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UNCG’s 2013 Holiday season events

Photo of luminaires with Minerva Statue in the backgroundThe air’s turning cold. The days are shorter. And the holiday season is almost upon us, at UNCG.

Some seasonal events:

UNCG’s Branches of Love will provide decorated trees to area families that otherwise would not have one this holiday season. Teams of students will have one hour to decorate a Christmas tree that will be given to a local family in need. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1-3 p.m. in the Alumni House.

Any campus group may form a team – or individuals may create teams. When given to the families, each Christmas tree will be accompanied by a bag of canned food items. Each team will bring 10 canned food items as their entry fee. Come be a part of the legacy of service and participate. To receive more information and to pick up an application, stop by the Office of Alumni Relations (in the Alumni House). The deadline to enter is Nov. 20. Have questions? Contact Ashlyn Helms: alhelms@uncg.edu. The event is sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors.

Holiday reception for faculty/staff Enjoy refreshments and the camaraderie of fellow staff and faculty at the annual seasonal reception. The event will be in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4-6 p.m.

Luminaries Dedication At dusk Tuesday, Dec. 3, enjoy the luminaries placed around Minerva, the Alumni House, College Ave., Kaplan Commons, the Rawk & clock tower, and Moran Plaza.

A dedication ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at Moran Plaza (The Fountain). Hear about the history of the luminaries and enjoy a performance by the co-ed a cappella group The Chariots, while sampling hot chocolate and cookies. There’ll be special favors for finals week, a UNCG Winter Wear raffle and more.

The event is sponsored by the Fraternity and Sorority Association and UNCG Grounds.

UNCG Bookstore Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale Find something for all the Spartans on your holiday shopping list. The sale will be Dec. 2. In addition to your current 20 percent Faculty/Staff discount, take an extra 10 percent off non-textbook items. (Magazines, Nook, computer hardware and software not included.) Just present your SpartanCard to the cashier to receive your discount

Staff Senate Angel Tree donations deadline – Tuesday, Dec. 3. Three UNCG students and three staff members have been nominated for this year’s Angel Tree – providing a brighter holiday season for them and their families. See CW story on items requested and drop off location.

WAMshop Holiday Open House at Weatherspoon – Thursday, Dec. 5, 1-7 p.m. – Enjoy hot cider, sweet treats and a special in-shop discount, plus a few giveaways.

Downtown Festival of Lights The free event – a downtown Greensboro tradition – will be the evening of Friday, Dec. 6, along Elm Street. It always features a variety of UNCG groups and individuals among its performers.

Compiled by Mike Harris