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Sept. 11 Remembrances
MAILED: Sept. 4, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — Faculty, staff and students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy in several meaningful ways. The public is welcome to participate in several of the events. And the media is welcome to cover any of the events or activities noted below.
At 7:45 a.m. (the approximate time the first plane hit the World Trade Center tower) Sept. 11, two trumpet players will play dual taps from opposite ends of the footbridge on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Faculty, staff and students will be invited to throw 3,000 rose petals from the bridge into the Chippewa River as a symbolic gesture remembering the 3,000-plus people believed to have died in the attacks. Also, the carillon toll will mark the times of crashes into the second tower at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania.
Faculty have been asked to devote whatever time they think is appropriate during their classes on Sept. 11 to discuss events related to the tragedy. Ali Abootalebi, associate professor of political science, is among the faculty who will give students in his classes time to reflect on the American response to Sept. 11 and what has been accomplished from the American-declared war on terrorism.
Pastors from the Ecumenical Religious Center at UW-Eau Claire will lead 11 minutes of prayer at 9:11 a.m. Sept. 11.
UW-Eau Claire's Student Senate will hold a candlelight vigil at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Central Campus Mall. All members of the UW-Eau Claire and greater Eau Claire communities are welcome to attend.
UW-Eau Claire's student chapter of Amnesty International will host a poetry reading from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in The Cabin of Davies Center. Some of the poetry will relate to the events of Sept. 11 and responses to it.
UW-Eau Claire's Center for Service-Learning is organizing community service projects to commemorate Sept. 11.
McIntyre Library will devote its Grand Corridor display to items related to Sept. 11. The exhibit, which will be on display from Sept. 5-30, will include publications related to the Sept. 11, 2001, events; publications of the newly formed Homeland Security Office; and other publications on related topics.
UW-Eau Claire’s Activities and Programs Office will coordinate the Blugold Organizations Bash: Celebrating American Freedoms. Through student organization involvement, students can exercise their freedom to associate, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from want and fear. The Sept. 11 event will begin at 11 a.m. with a moment of silence to remember the people who lost their lives during the events of a year ago. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall, students can gather information on a variety of student organizations. The event will move to the Council Fire Room of Davies Center if it rains.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: February 4, 2003