September 06, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with a number of events.

Bucknell President John Bravman will give remarks at the Remembrance Ceremony to be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. on the Science Quad, located between Olin Science and Dana Engineering buildings. [rain location: Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building]

Bucknell students will read biographies of the four Bucknell alumni who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center: Bonnie Shihadeh Smithwick, who graduated in 1968; Keith Coleman, a 1990 graduate; Mark McGinly '97; and Brad Fetchet '99.

The Bucknell Student Government will present a plaque to be attached to a custom-made stone in the Memorial Garden east of Rooke Chapel. The ceremony will include performances by two student choral groups, the Rooke Chapel Choir and Beyond Unison.

The Bucknell University Conservatives Club will continue its tradition of placing 2,996 flags uphill of the Elaine Langone Center.

Bucknell students are creating a large American flag where the campus community can sign their names or leave an 'in memory' note. The flag will hang in the Elaine Langone Center Hearth Space. In addition, American flag pins will be distributed in the student center.

T-shirts designed by recent Bucknell graduate Daniel Murphy will sell for $12 each with proceeds benefiting the VOICES of September 11th organization. Founded by Mary Fetchet, parent of Brad Fetchet '99, VOICES provides information, resources and support programs to meet the evolving needs of the 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers.

The Bucknell Office of Civic Engagement is sponsoring service programs in recognition of the National Day of Service. "Bucknell students will work with the Red Cross on Sept. 12, 13 and 14, helping to organize emergency supplies. Members of Lambda Chi fraternity are leading a project to make fleece blankets for local children in hospitals or in shelters," said Lynn Pierson, assistant director of community service at Bucknell.

For distribution to people in need in the local community, Bucknell students have been invited to create Friendship Boxes containing health and personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and bandages, as well as school supplies including pencils, pens and crayons, notebooks, tablets and rulers.

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