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University of Oklahoma lighting ceremony embraces all religions

The holiday season officially got under way Wednesday at the University of Oklahoma in Norman with the lighting of a Christmas tree and menorah, and speeches that embraced all religions.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 1, 2012
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The University of Oklahoma marked the beginning of the holiday season Wednesday with the lighting of a Christmas tree and a menorah at David A. Burr Park on the OU campus.

The Singing Sooners and the OU Wind Symphony Brass performed holiday music; Santa Claus and his elves paid a visit; and university President David L. Boren and others spoke briefly about embracing all religions.

Finals preparation week starts Monday, and finals week is Dec. 10-14. Classes will resume Jan. 14.