West Virginia Universitys Downtown Campus will once again be aglow for the holiday season when the annual Woodburn Hall Lighting Ceremony takes place Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Woodburn Circle. The public is invited to join the celebrationnow in its 17th year.

The lighting of Woodburn Hall not only marks the beginning of the holiday season at WVU ,said President David C. Hardesty Jr.,but it provides the University and the surrounding communities with an excellent opportunity to come together to reflect on our many blessings.

Hardesty and WVU Student Government Association President Jordan Workman will offer holiday greetings. A patient from WVU Childrens Hospital will assist Susan Hardesty with turning on the switch that will illuminate approximately 7,000 miniature white lights outlining Woodburn Hall, WVU s second oldest building.

The WVU Womens Choir under the direction of Jennifer Vanderholm will perform traditional holiday favorites.

Following the light-up ceremony, a reception will be held in the lobby of E. Moore Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Wooburn will remain lit until Monday, Jan. 17.