The holidays are upon us, even if the weather is unseasonably warm. Check out the holiday happenings around Campus below.


WUTC Christmas Special

Join WUTC on Christmas day as they offer their annual holiday broadcast. Here is the schedule for the Christmas Special.

NPR’s  Morning Edition, 6 AM – 10 AM

Messiah With The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 10 AM – 12 NOON

Handel’s much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall led by Music Director Manfred Honeck and featuring a cast of guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh. This work is a religious story of hope,  inspiration and timeless expression.

Fresh Air With Terry Gross, 12 NOON – 1 PM

Living On Earth: Hope For The Holidays, 1 PM  – 2 PM

This year’s “Living On Earth” holiday show presents tales from Celtic traditions, an African-American parable, and other stories all centered on the theme of hope.  Two characters that listeners will meet in this program include a trickster slave who outwits his master, and a boy who discovers that he’s descended from an enemy tribe.

Christmas Jazz With WUTC’s Ken Dryden, 2 PM – 4 PM

NPR’s All Things Considered, 4 PM – 8 PM

Jazz Piano Christmas XXVI, 8 PM – 9 PM

NPR  music brings you another great concert from Kennedy Center.  Pianists Kenny Barron, Fred Hersch, and Carmen Staaf perform their favorite holiday songs in a program hosted by Felix Contreras.

An Afro-Blue Christmas, 9 PM – 10 PM

Howard University’s premiere vocal ensemble and special guest pianist Cyrus Chestnut will present a very special holiday concert.  The a-cappela group performs a variety of holiday songs including African-American spirituals,  jazz and pop tunes, and classical compositions.  Hosted by Michele Norris.


Give the Gift of School Spirit

Still struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list? Don’t forget the UTC Bookstore! From Ugly Holiday Sweaters(Mocs Edition) to gear for the tiniest Mocs fan on your list, you will be sure to spread Mocs cheer this holiday season.

With a large stock of Gifts Under $25, you can buy for all of the Blue and Gold fans in your life without clearing out your bank account (and maybe splurge on yourself a little).


Holiday Open House

Below, watch the video of the festivities at the UTC 2015 Holiday Open House.


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