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UNI hosts 'Celebrate the Seasons'

December 4, 2002

Guy Sims, associate director, Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Celebrate the Seasons,' the University of Northern Iowa's holiday celebration, takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Maucker Union Expansion. The event will include winter celebrations of several cultures and religions.

Featured will be explanations of holiday celebrations observed by Muslims, East Indians, African Americans, Latinos, and those of the Christian and Jewish faiths. Following will be a series of interactive games, activities and displays allowing attendees to learn more about the topics covered. Santa Claus will make his traditional visit.

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, said the celebration was originally a treelighting event. 'This is a special season for lots of people, of lots of faiths, and lots of cultures. We wanted an opportunity to showcase the kind of diversity this season brings.'

The event is sponsored by the UNI Student Life Team and Maucker Union Student Activities.

For more information about 'Celebrate the Seasons,' contact Guy Sims, (319) 273-2683 or visit the university's Web-based calendar,