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At UNCG, sights and sounds of the holidays

Photo of luminaries on College AvenueThe semester is winding down. The days are growing colder. And the holiday season is almost upon us at UNCG.

Some seasonal events:

Branches of Love will provide decorated trees to area families that otherwise would not have one this holiday season. UNCG organizations are invited to decorate trees that will be donated to these families in need. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments, as organizations decorate the trees. Winning teams will receive prizes. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 12:30 p.m. in Alumni House’s Virginia Dare Room. The event is sponsored by the Student Alumni Ambassadors. Questions? Email cslawson@uncg.edu.

Chancellor’s Holiday Open House will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. Mix and mingle with colleagues as you enjoy music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Inaugural lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Plaza will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, so guests of the open house can simply step next door. Enjoy the bells pealing seasonal music. Hear some history of the campus luminaires – and learn about this new tradition of the lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Plaza.

Luminaires throughout campus that evening (Tuesday, Dec. 2). Enjoy the luminaires placed at Moran Plaza, along College Avenue – and all throughout the university. The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, the Fraternity and Sorority Association and UNCG Grounds.

Staff Senate angel tree Eight UNCG students and staff members and their families have been selected to be recipients of the UNCG Staff Senate Angel Tree. The Staff Senate Service Committee is accepting donations through Dec. 12. See full story elsewhere in CW.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Sale at UNCG Bookstore Find something for all the Spartans on your holiday shopping list. The sale will be Dec. 1-2. 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). Present your SpartanCard to the cashier to receive your discount.

Downtown Festival of Lights The free event – a downtown Greensboro tradition – will be the evening of Friday, Dec. 5, along Elm Street. A variety of UNCG groups and individuals are always among the performers.

Compiled by Mike Harris