RIT Celebrates Multiculturalism with a Wealth of Holiday Events




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More than 13 different holidays occur at this festive time of year. And Rochester Institute of Technology celebrates them all, 5-8 p.m., Dec. 16, in the lobby of the Grace Watson building.

Holidays included in the multicultural celebration: Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Winter Solstice, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Chinese New Year and St. Nicholas Day.

The Brick City Singers, RITís a cappella group, will be on hand to perform holiday tunes through out the event. Santa will also visit.

Once Upon a Holiday is sponsored by the Center for Residence Life. For more information, call 475-5711. This event is free and open to the public.

Other holiday celebrations on campus include:

  • Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m. Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator of Kwanza, will speak in the Student Alumni Union cafeteria. A free dinner follows. Reservations are required, RSPV to 475-4704.
  • Dec. 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols in the Allen Chapel, Interfaith Center. The RIT Choral Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Edward Schell, presents this annual service in conjunction with the Center for Religious Life. Based on the Christmas Eve service of Kingís College, Cambridge, it features Christmas music for chorus, soloists and organ. Interspersed among the musical selections are Christmas readings telling the Nativity story. For more information, call 475-2135.
  • Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Mass in the Allen Chapel, Interfaith Center. For more information, call 475-2135.