President’s Christmas Celebration Slated for Friday, Dec. 7 St. Thomas Newsroom September 10, 2012 The Arches and Nativity scene will illuminate the St. Paul campus again this winter. (Photo by Mike Ekern.) Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, invites university employees and their guests to join him in a celebration of the Christmas season. The annual President’s Christmas Celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center. The traditional St. Thomas holiday menu will be served in a mix-and-mingle atmosphere. Mark the date on your calendar; a formal invitation will be mailed via interoffice mail.