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Christmas Closure

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Dear Staff and Faculty,
In gratitude for your dedication and hard work, I am pleased to announce that, in addition to our regularly scheduled Christmas holidays, the University will close on December 27, 28 and 29. These additional days will be administrative closure days. The Christmas Eve holiday will be observed on December 23, the Christmas Day holiday on December 26, the New Year's Eve holiday on December 30, and the News Years Day holiday on January 2. Except for essential services, the University will close at the end of business on Thursday, December 22, and re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  Let me take this opportunity to thank especially all those who provide essential services on campus over the holidays. I am grateful for their dedication in ensuring that necessary operations continue during the closure.
In keeping with our holiday tradition, we will hold our annual ecumenical prayer service in the Mission Church on December 14 at 4:30 p.m. Following the service, we will hold our Christmas and Holidays Party for faculty and staff. As a community of faith, it is fitting that we begin the evening with a liturgy that recalls the coming of Emmanuel and continue celebrating the joy of the season over food and fellowship.  Please mark your calendars to attend. Details of the events will be forthcoming as the date nears.
Michael E. Engh, S.J.
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