October 05, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University President Brian C. Mitchell will join the Bucknell and local communities in a Candlelight Vigil for Burma Monday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. on the uphill side of the Elaine Langone Center on the Bucknell campus.

Participants are invited to wear red or maroon to show their support.

Peaceful demonstrations by Burmese monks and civilians alike led to a violent crackdown by the country's military regime last week.

Moment of silence

The vigil will include a moment of silence, updates on the situation in Burma (renamed Myanmar by the military regime), and a summary of Bucknell's long history and connection with Burma.

Bucknell will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Maung Shaw Loo, Bucknell’s first international student and the first student from Burma to enroll in a U.S. university. For more information, see http://www.bucknell.edu/x1384.xml

President's Mitchell issued a statement about Burma last week; for his text, see http://www.bucknell.edu/x38286.xml

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 5, 2007