Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Christmas at Georgetown will be marked by the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (which is marked by the Annual Christmas Appearance of President John DeGioia). On Friday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m. in Dahlgren Quad, students, faculty, and neighbors will gather together around Georgetown’s Christmas tree. Holiday music will be performed by on-campus groups, and after the lighting, The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society will perform their interpretation of “A Christmas Carol.” Hot cocoa and other refreshments will be available, as well as free ice skating.
Award-Winning CBS Correspondent, Byron Pitts Presentation
Byron Pitts, the chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and a contributor to 60 minutes, is speaking in Riggs Library on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is part of a Newsmaker Lecture Series hosted by NAACP, GU Women of Color, and the School of Continuing Studies. Pitts is a noted journalist also known for his interview with Tyler Perry that discussed Spike Lee’s criticism of Perry’s work. He has received national Emmy awards for his coverage on the September 11 attacks and the 1999 Chicago train crash. Pitts will discuss his current career, what he thinks about the future of journalism, and his latest book.
This Friday, dance, a capella, and spoken word are joining together to benefit the greater good. UnityLIVE will be held on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in Gaston Hall. Last year, Groove Theory, Flip Dis Funk Dat, and the GU Step Team were among the many campus groups that performed. The event benefits Damien Ministries—an organization in DC that supports HIV/AIDS patients. Tickets will be on sale in the Leavey Center throughout the week.
Georgetown Jazz Fall Concert 2009
The Georgetown University Jazz Ensemble is teaming up with The Phantoms for the Georgetown Jazz Fall Concert 2009 on Thursday at 3 8:00 p.m. in Gaston Hall. Both ensembles are excellent, so their performance together should be a treat. The concert will feature seasonal selections and pieces by Duke Ellington and Gordan Goodwin. Admission is free for students; however there is a limited supply, so ticket reservations at the Davis Center Box Office are recommended.
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