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Colleges Celebrating Thanksgiving

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  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA): Thanksgiving Spirituality Dinner, where students discuss their spirituality and various faith backgrounds
  • Hesston College (Hesston, KS): Thanksgiving Weekend: A Family Celebration, with three days of events, including talent shows and musical acts
  • Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA): March to Kreiderheim, where students march to the president's house to ask for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off (should they need to celebrate a victory against rival Albright College)
  • Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA): Turkey Trot, a popular 2.6 mile run through campus
  • Ohio State University — Columbus (Columbus, OH): Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with approximately 120 turkeys and 1,800 guests
  • Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, FL): Thanksgiving Activities, including athletic events, a praise service, and, of course, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA): Thanksgiving Day Match-up, bringing together international students and host faculty and staff

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Granted, most colleges and campus groups will commemorate Thanksgiving with a little something, whether it's an annual day of service at a local soup kitchen or just more festive food in the dining hall. These schools, however, get their gobble on more than most. What is your school doing to celebrate turkey day? Let us know in the comments!

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