COLUMBUS, Miss.—The W is preparing to light the campus as the holiday season approaches. And they’re going both low-tech and high-tech to create a fairyland atmosphere.
“This is the beginning of a tradition we hope to build on every year,” said MUW President Jim Borsig. “We hope that our neighbors and friends in the Columbus area will drive through campus and enjoy.”
Laser-projected lights, which are energy-efficient and reduce installation labor, are lining the overhanging trees of Welty Drive, creating a sparkling canopy. LED lights also will decorate the Katherine W. Bryan Gazebo, with additional lighting in open areas around the gazebo.
“We’ll be hanging wreaths on buildings and light posts, and David Carter of the theater department has created a 14-foot Christmas tree out of PVC pipe,” said Angie Atkins, director of Resources Management. “It will be lit by the front entrance to welcome visitors during the season.”
For those who wish to drive through during the holidays, campus will be lit every evening from 5 p.m. to midnight until after Christmas, Atkins said.
Upcoming campus and community events:
MUW Department of Music Fall Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Piano Student Recital, students of Dr. Julia Mortyakova
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Holiday Combined Choral Concert
Saturday, Dec. 1
First United Methodist Church of Columbus
Columbus Sings “Messiah”
Tuesday, Dec. 11
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Annunciation Catholic Church
(free tickets available)
Friday, Dec. 14
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Nov. 20, 2012
Contact: Maridith Geuder