Friends University celebrates the Christmas season with lighting of clock tower Nov. 20

Friends University illuminates the historic Davis clock tower on Nov. 20 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 generous donations from Even Temp of Wichita, Inc., Evergy and Tree Top Nursery to make the lighting event special and 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 along with special guest Rep. Tom Sawyer, District 95 K.S. Representative who 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, performances by the Singing Quakers and Brass Band, a reading of the Christmas story, an announcement of the student club Christmas tree winners, followed by the lighting of the Friends University Christmas lights including the iconic Davis Tower. Attendees can enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and making a special appearance is Santa Claus who will be on hand for photos. 

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