Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

September 9, 2002

Whitworth to Commemorate September 11 Terrorist Attacks with Prayer Vigil, Chapel Service, Discussion Groups

Whitworth College students, faculty and staff will gather this week to take part in a series of events planned to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Following is information about upcoming events:

  • Peace flag construction, Monday, Sept. 9, 8-11 p.m., in campus residence halls
    (Excluding McMillan, Ballard, Beyond and Schumacher halls.)

    Students will gather in their residence halls to create a "peace flag," which will detail the ways in which students are committed to striving for world peace in the coming year. The flag will be hung in the HUB on Sept. 11. Materials will also be available in the HUB on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for faculty, staff and students to create portions of the flag.

  • Day-long prayer vigil, Wednesday, Sept. 11, in George's Place and Conference Room A in the HUB

    Two locations will be open all day in the HUB for students, faculty and staff to join together and pray for our nation and the world.

  • Chapel service, Wednesday, Sept. 11, noon-1 p.m. in Seeley Mudd Chapel

    A special worship service for the Whitworth community will include music, Scripture reading, prayer and a time for reflection.

  • Discussion group with Whitworth professors, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. at Espresso Delights in the HUB (Event is tentative - waiting for confirmation.)

    Whitworth faculty will facilitate a discussion with students about the state of the nation one year after the terrorist attacks and the United States' role in international politics.

  • Panel discussion, "9/11: Justice or Revenge?" Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Jepson Auditorium at Gonzaga University

    Whitworth Sociology Professor Raja Tanas will take part in an interdisciplinary academic panel that will examine U.S. attitudes, policy and history regarding the Middle East and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The panel discussion is free and open to the public; a reception will follow. For more information, call (509) 323-6797.

Contacts:

EmmyLou Taylor, president of the Associated Students of Whitworth College, (509) 777-4559 or etaylor@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

Greg Orwig, director of communications, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4580 or gorwig@whitworth.edu.

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