Christmas trees on display at Trine beginning Friday

ANGOLA (11/27/2017) More than 40 Christmas trees will be on display in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center at Trine University beginning Friday, Dec. 1, through Monday, Dec. 11.

The trees have been decorated by academic departments, offices and student groups at Trine and will be donated by Project Help of Steuben County to local families who may not have a tree for Christmas. Trine University departments and student organizations also each will fill one Christmas stocking to be given to a local child.

Those who attend the university's free Annual Community Christmas Concert at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts are encouraged to walk to the University Center to check out the display. Dinner will be available to the public from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Whitney Commons for $13.27 for adults, $6.71 for children 6-12 and ages 5 and under free.

Toiletries and paper products will be collected at the concert to donate along with the trees and stockings.

The University Center is open to the public.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ketner School of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 23 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and education resource centers throughout Indiana and Michigan.