The Talon: December

The month of December started out on a merry note on the 6th as 125 students received their degrees from UC. The celebration continued into the evening with a beautiful performance by the University Singers. This years holiday gala theme was titled “What Sweeter Music.” It was a sweet performance, indeed. Congratulations to the class of 2015! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.



Holiday Gala


Students took part in finals week December 7 – 11. For some it was a first! The week kicked off with a popular annual event– Midnight Breakfast. Students enjoyed some delicious late night breakfast food served by our cheerful faculty and staff volunteers. Kudos to those who volunteered their time!

Student Government Association came together to start a new finals tradition this year: Late Night Studying in the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons offered extended hours from November 30 – December 11, offering designated late night studying sessions from 10pm to 2am. Plenty of snacks were provided thanks to our wonderful librarians!


Athletic Updates

Holiday Spirit

Several offices and departments took some time to decorate for the holidays. The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement turned their space into their own gingerbread house. The Chemistry department made their own Christmas tree out of beakers! Check out the creativity below:


Holiday Contest

Have you checked Facebook lately? A few days remain for your chance to win some fantastic UC swag from the bookstore. The “12 days of Christmas giveaways” contest has been a hit thus far!


All I Want for Christmas is UC


If you’ve yet to view this year’s holiday video, it is a must watch! Brock Burwell worked hard to film over 170 UC students, faculty and staff in 20 different locations on campus. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to lip sync alongside your co-workers and classmates. Thank you to each individual who volunteered their time and dance moves to make this video possible!

So far, All I Want for Christmas is UC has been viewed on YouTube 5,492 times and shared on Facebook 178 times. We encourage you to keep “sharing” the video on your personal social media networks. You never know– UC just might be the next viral sensation.

Wishing each of our students, faculty and staff a wonderful holiday season! Enjoy your time off with your loved ones.




This issue of The Talon was prepared by Lauren Townsend, Digital Media Specialist. For inquiries and future submissions, please email


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