Sept. 11 events at University Park

September 08, 2003

The following is a listing of events that are planned on the University Park campus to mark the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

-- Both Eisenhower Chapel and the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Worship Hall will be open for students, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the surrounding communities to spend whatever time they choose in silent meditation or prayer. In addition, all who visit between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. are invited to light a candle to remember all who were affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Many of the professional faith leaders will be available during the day for reflection, religious counseling and individual discussions. For more information, call the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs at (814) 865-6548 or visit

-- The Penn State School of Theatre will present a dramatic reading of "9/11: A Day in the Life of A People" at noon, Sept. 11 at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. The performance is based on actual and cumulative accounts of ordinary people who were near the crash sites in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on the tragic day. It was written and compiled by Charles Dumas, associate professor in the School of Theatre and the Department of African and African-American Studies. Admission is free.

-- The Schreyer Honors College is sponsoring a discussion of Thomas Friedman's book, "Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of the tragedy two years ago. Clay Calvert, associate professor of communications and law will facilitate a discussion among students and faculty, examining the impact of Sept. 11 on society. This fireside chat will be held in the Grandfather Clock Lounge in Atherton Hall on the University Park campus.

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