IUP Punxsutawney students and faculty members teamed with Rotary International to prepare for the December holiday season.
Ten members of the IUP Punxsutawney first-year program, under the direction of Dr. Ray Beisel, teamed with members of Rotary International of Punxsutawney in preparation for the December holiday season.
Students and Rotarians assembled and decorated the community Christmas tree in advance of the annual Home for the Holidays parade and Circle of Trees and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Barclay Square on November 26, 2011. The events represent the official commencement of the December holiday season in Punxsutawney.
Student involvement in the preparations is intentionally designed to build affinity and meaningful connections with the host community. The students are members of Dr. Beisel's first-year seminar course.