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Date: Nov 30, 2007
Hofstra Students to Mark Holiday Season
Sinterklaas Festival/Winter Wonderland Village, Chanukah menorah lighting and Kwanzaa dinner scheduledHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University students will celebrate the holiday season next week with three annual observances:
24th Annual Sinterklaas Festival /Winter Wonderland Village
Monday, December 3, 2007, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center cafeteria, north campus
More than two dozen student groups collaborated to create a Winter Wonderland consisting of a series of holiday displays. The Winter Wonderland will be on display through Thursday, Dec. 6.
5 p.m. - Tree lighting ceremony and celebration and the arrival of Sinterklaas, one of Hofstra’s favorite Dutch traditions. Featuring many special guests and performances by the Pep Band, Drastic Measures, SigmA'cappella & Hofstra Gospel Ensemble.
7 p.m. - Sinterklaas After-Party, sponsored by the Student Government Association. A $3 donation will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Student groups will provide holiday entertainment.
Student groups also raised money to pay for more than 100 children from the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club to visit the Winter Wonderland from Tuesday, December 4 to Thursday, December 6 and participate in hands-on-activities created by Hofstra students.
Chanukah Celebration/ lighting of Tiki Torch Menorah (The largest Menorah on campus)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 5 p.m.
Hofstra clock outside the Mack Student Center, north campus. (Rain Location: Mack Student Center atrium)
Special Chanukah refreshments will be served. The celebration will include special guests,
Chanukah music and the lighting of the first or eight menorah candles.
Kwanza Dinner: Why We Celebrate
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 8-10:45 p.m.
Hofstra USA, North Campus
Join members of African People's Organization and the NAACP for their annual Kwanza celebration and lighting of the first of seven candles representing the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.
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