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Campus grounds gets Christmas makeover

This year at PLNU, Christmas celebrations have started early with new campus-wide decorations. Kathy Conner, grounds manager of the Physical Plant, is the head of this effort on behalf of Campus Facilities.

But the campus decorations have not been around forever. Director of Campus Facilities and Sustainability, Bruce Kunkel said when he first came to PLNU two years ago, he was “impressed by the beauty of the campus, but was surprised at the minimalistic approach to decorating for Christmas.”

Following Christmas last year, Kunkel decided to ask George Latter, vice president for finance and administration, if more decorating could be done. Latter agreed and they began making plans.

“Sometimes it takes someone like Bruce, who came here a couple years ago from another Christian university and with a fresh set of eyes, to make one aware of these things,” Latter said.

Bobby B decorates with a candy cane tree on each table.
An lit-up angel and a tree accompany other decorations in Bobby B’s.
Houses with snow line the counter top of Nicholson Commons.
Santa is a warm addition to Nicholson Commons this holiday season, and welcomes students in.



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