SMU Hosts Celebration of Lights

SMU kicked off the holiday season with the annual celebration of lights Dec. 2 on the main quad.

Onlookers enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies, student musicians performed holiday songs, and SMU President R. Gerald Turner read the Christmas story from the New Testament before the lighting of the SMU Christmas tree.

The annual event is sponsored by SMU’s Student Foundation and supported by the SMU Student Senate and the Michael F. Miller Endowment for the celebration of lights.


Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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