FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sept. 3, 2002
Contact Ward Mullens
734.487.4400
ward mullens@emich.edu


EMU REMEMBERS SEPT. 11 WITH SPECIAL EVENTS


YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University will join the nation in remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with several events scheduled for Sept. 7-Sept. 13.

Highlights include a “We Remember Sept. 11” Banner Signing, Sept. 11-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., McKenny Union; the conference “A Brave New World: The Lasting Effects of Sept. 11,” Friday, Sept. 13, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., McKenny Union; and a free concert by EMU faculty members, 8 p.m., Pease Auditorium.

Events include:

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002
There will be a tribute to local police, firefighters and military personnel prior to the EMU vs. Toledo football game. The tribute will begin at 5:45 p.m. at Rynearson Stadium with the game starting at 6 p.m. Call 734.487.5642

Monday, Sept. 9
Snow Health Center will sponsor a student blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Organization Center, McKenny Union. Schedule a time to donate by calling 487.1122.

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Political science faculty and students will conduct a panel discussion on the effects of Sept. 11 on the EMU campus and the national and international scenes. Call 487.3113.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Military Science Department Memorial Garden Dedication, 10-11 a.m., Roosevelt Hall, east entrance across from Jones-Goddard Hall. Call Major Joan Smith, 487.1020.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
EMU Remembers Sept. 11 (reflections in words and music by members of the EMU community), noon-1 p.m., Pease Auditorium. Call 487.3118.

Thursday, Sept. 12
Film “Shaping Identity in America,” 3:30 p.m., Halle Library. This is the first in a series that will be presented every Thursday at Halle Library. Contact Randall Baier at rbaier@online.emich.edu

Friday, Sept. 13
“A Brave New World: The Lasting Effects of Sept. 11.” This all-day conference is sponsored by the EMU Department of Psychology. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. in McKenny Union.
There will be a keynote address by Daniel Kaufman, assistant professor of philosophy at Southwest Missouri State, 9 a.m.; presentations from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; a dinner from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Greg Leskin, a clinical psychologist at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, will present “Stress, PTSD and Terrorism: the Sept 11 response at the Pentagon.” Tickets are $25 for the dinner.
The day concludes with a special concert by faculty members, 8 p.m., Pease Auditorium. These events are open to the public. Call 487.1155.

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