Syracuse University announces Remembrance Week activities
Syracuse University announces Remembrance Week activitiesOctober 25, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s 2005-06 Remembrance Scholars will launch a series of activities on Oct. 29 for the University’s annual Remembrance Week.
The terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988 took 270 lives, including 35 Syracuse University students returning from a semester of study abroad. Each year, the Remembrance Scholars plan a wide range of activities aimed at educating the University community-and the community at large-about the legacy of Pam Am Flight 103 and the lessons learned.
This year’s Remembrance Week activities include:
- Oct. 29-A short video presentation and moment of silence will take place prior to the SU vs. Cincinnati football game at noon in the Carrier Dome. Scholars will be at the game to raise funds for a paver in the Orange Grove in memory of Andrew McClune, a Lockerbie Scholar who died in 2002.
- Oct. 30-Scholars will begin building a memorial cairn out of sandbags on the Quad at 8 p.m., and will keep a 24-hour presence on the Quad until 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
- Nov. 1-A Candlelight Vigil will be held on the steps of Hendricks Chapel beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and parking is available in the Irving Garage.
- Nov. 1-A panel discussion on “Terrorism: Memory, Politics and Action” will begin at 8 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall. Panelists will include Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of SU’s Middle Eastern Studies Program; Joan Deppa, associate professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and author of “The Media and Disasters: Pan Am 103”; Jessica Maxwell of the Syracuse Peace Council; and Anthony Nocella, co-editor of “Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?” A free-will donation will be accepted for the Andrew McClune Scholarship Fund.
- Nov. 2-Members of the University community will be asked to wear blue and white to remember the victims of Pan Am 103.
- Nov. 2-3-Carnations will be distributed at various locations around campus.
- Nov. 4-A rose-laying ceremony will take place at the Wall of Remembrance in front of the Hall of Languages at 2:03 p.m., the time of the bombing in 1988. The convocation honoring the 2005-06 Remembrance Scholars will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
- Nov. 4-A presentation of “A Remarkable Story: The Voices of Pan Am 103” will be held at 8 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. Written by Joan Hart Willard, assistant professor in the Drama Department in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the script was created from the actual letters, journals and poetry of the SU students who died in the tragedy, as well as interviews with their families and the residents of Lockerbie. The event is open to the public and parking is available in the University’s West lots.
- Nov. 5-Presentations of “A Remarkable Story: The Voices of Pan Am 103” will be held at 2 and 8 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. The events are free and open to the public and parking is available in the University’s West lots. A talk-back panel featuring the cast-who are graduates and current students of SU’s acting program-will be held immediately after the 2 p.m. show in Grant Auditorium. Free-will donations for the Andrew McClune Scholarship Fund will be accepted.
For more information on the Remembrance Week events, contact Remembrance Scholar Mark Rogers at (315) 398-2904or firstname.lastname@example.org.