Friends University celebrates the Christmas season with lighting of clock tower Nov. 22

Friends University illuminates the historic Davis clock tower on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. This time-honored tradition on the Friends University campus at Rose Window Plaza is a symbol of the start of the holiday season for the campus and the Wichita community.

This year’s celebrations will shine brighter with a generous gift from Even Temp of Wichita, Inc. to fund the lighting of the tower for the holiday season. Friends University’s own Singing Quakers and Brass Band will be on hand to perform and Mayor Brandon Whipple will be in attendance to take part in the celebration.  

The Ceremony of Lights activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a welcome from President Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, a performance by the Singing Quakers and the reading of the Christmas story. Mayor Whipple will announce the student club Christmas tree winners, followed by the lighting of the Friends University Christmas lights including the iconic Davis Tower.

Attendees will be required to wear masks and uphold social distancing.  

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.