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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Light Up the Halls

In the left photo, B-E-A-R-C-A-T-S shines through windows at The Station as a series of holiday light displays show through Millikan Hall's windows in the background. Millikan Hall, right, was determined as the winner of the Residence Hall Association's first "Light Up the Halls" contest at Northwest. (Photos by Taylor Allan/University Advancement)

Dec. 10, 2010

Northwest students ‘Light Up the Halls’ for the holidays

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Residence Hall Association at Northwest Missouri State University encouraged residents to "Light Up the Halls" this month in celebration of the holiday season - and for a little friendly competition. 

RHA asked students to bring holiday lights with them when they returned to campus from the University's Thanksgiving break. The student organization then encouraged on-campus residents to decorate their windows in an attempt to make their hall the brightest on campus, RHA President Megan Carson said. The holiday lights contest was a first at Northwest.

"The on-campus community was able to come together and celebrate the holidays even though they live on opposite sides of campus," Carson said. "I hope Northwest adopts ‘Light Up the Halls' as an annual tradition, and each year we continue to participate with the same enthusiasm and hall spirit displayed this year."

This week, a panel of judges consisting of RHA members and staff determined Millikan Hall as the winner. The residence halls were judged on their creativity and the number of windows that were lit.

Milikan Hall will receive a traveling plaque and "bragging rights for the rest of the year," Carson said.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468