The Office of the President is producing the University's Christmas card for 2012 and invites all students, faculty and staff to help us extend holiday wishes to the Cap Family.
Capital's Call Me Maybe video team has reconvened to produce a video for this year's Christmas card, and once again, we want to harness the power of the Capital community to send good wishes to those near and far on behalf of the University. So, if you didn't get to be part of Call Me Maybe, this is your chance to join in the fun.
In developing this year's card, we’ve taken the Christmas Festival 2012 theme — And the Glory of the Lord Shone Round — and run with it. Focusing on this idea of “shine,” we’re creating a video that captures the many shining moments that occur all around during everyday life at Capital.
Capital shines brilliantly in the fulfillment of its mission — transforming lives through higher education. It shines through those we prepare to lead meaningful lives of leadership and service, and it shines through those who make a positive difference in their communities and in the world.
We believe each one of you is a shining moment — one of our lights, if you will. And we want to let you shine. So, this is what we’re asking of you.
Come to this year's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm Tuesday, November 27, on the plaza by Reflections fountain. We'll be passing out candles to everyone in attendance, so make sure you get one when you arrive. At the close of the brief ceremony, after President Denvy A. Bowman has flipped the switch to illuminate the tree, we'll light one candle, then another, and then another — one-by-one, person-to-person — until everyone's candle is shining, and the center of our campus is aglow with hundreds of flaming candles. Our talented videographers will be capturing footage of candle-lighting from above and from ground level, and the collective effect will create a poignant moment in the video — an elegant visual representation of our Capital community shining, literally and figuratively.
As always, during the ceremony, we'll take time to recognize our partners in service and announce the number of coats, gloves and other items collected to benefit The Open Shelter, which provides emergency shelter, help and support services for Central Ohio's homeless, especially the most vulnerable among them. Philomel will perform, we'll sing a carol or two, and we'll conclude with a festive reception with light refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus in Schneider Lounge in the Harry C. Moores Campus Center. Children are welcome.
It's all free, and it's open to everyone in the Capital community. So please join us. Participate and be an active member of our community. Help us make this year's Christmas greeting a shining example of the Cap Family.
We can't wait to see you shine!