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Lighting of the Pitt-Johnstown Goodwill Arches

Lighting of the Pitt-Johnstown Goodwill Arches

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will usher in the holiday season with the fourth annual lighting of the Goodwill Arches.  Community members, alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Light Up Night celebration scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, at University Square on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.

     The Pitt-Johnstown Concert Choir will perform seasonal songs, while the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat will lead gatherers in the traditional procession through the illuminated arches.  Everyone in attendance also will have the opportunity to sign a giant-sized holiday card which will be delivered to patients at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

     In keeping with the theme of goodwill, a coat drive is being held by the Pitt-Johnstown Blue and Gold Society (student ambassadors) at the event.  All new and gently used coats collected will be donated to Saturday’s Kitchen.

     The Goodwill Arches debuted in 2007 and lined the sidewalk leading to the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat statue, and featured 10 arches containing more than 4,000 blue and gold lights.  This year, 25 Goodwill Arches will illuminate University Square.  The Goodwill Arches symbolize the Pitt-Johnstown community’s hope and generosity of spirit.

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     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 11/24/2010 12:10:00 PM