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SU announces 2006 Remembrance Week activities
SU announces 2006 Remembrance Week activitiesOctober 19, 2006Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars have planned a series of activities, beginning Oct. 24, 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 those of 35 SU 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 Pan Am Flight 103 and the lessons learned. This year’s Remembrance Week activities include:
Oct. 24-Dec. 21 — Campus-wide poster exhibition of the 35 student victims in buildings around campus. Additionally, hand-drawn portraits of the 35 students by Robert Dacey, associate professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will be displayed in the atrium of the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center.
Oct. 27 — This year’s Remembrance Scholars will build a cairn — a mound of stones erected as a memorial — on the Quad at 3 p.m. A candlelight vigil will begin on the Quad at 5 p.m. with remarks by Patricia Burak, director of the Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services and an assistant professor of Russian literature in The College of Arts and Sciences; and Lawrence Mason Jr., professor of visual and interactive communications in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. At 8 p.m., the Remembrance Scholars will begin a Camp-Out on the Quad — from Friday night to Saturday morning — where they will spend a night of remembrance and reflection around the memorial cairn.
Oct. 30 — The day has been designated as “Blue and White Day.” Remembrance Scholars will wear blue and white — the symbolic colors of Remembrance Week. All on the SU campus are encouraged to wear blue and white in support of theaction against terrorism. Carnations will be distributed in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 31 — Carnations will be distributed in the Schine Student Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Nov. 1 — A Celebration of Remembrance will be held in Maxwell Auditorium from 8-10 p.m. The event will be a celebration of the victims’ lives through pictures, stories and shared memories. Music will be provided by Orange Appeal, Main Squeeze and the Mandarins, three a cappella groups on campus.
Nov. 2 — A panel discussion on “Remembering Flight 103 from Personal Perspectives and the Current Plight Against Terrorism” will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Heroy Auditorium. Panelists will be Julie E. Steiner, an environmental attorney, professor at St. John’s University School of Law and a 1990-91 Remembrance Scholar; Courtney Tucker, a former Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration employee; Barrie Gewanter, director of the Central New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU); and Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and The College of Arts and Sciences at SU.
Nov. 3 — The annual Rose-Laying Ceremony will begin at 2:03 p.m. at the Wall of Remembrance in front of the Hall of Languages. Each of this year’s Remembrance Scholars will lay a rose on the wall on behalf of the student they are representing. This year’s Lockerbie Scholars will lay a rose in memory of Andrew McClune, a Lockerbie Scholar who died in Syracuse in 2002. The Convocation for Remembrance Scholars will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
The Nov. 1 Celebration of Remembrance, Nov. 2 panel discussion and Nov. 3 Remembrance activities are open to the public; paid parking is available in the University’s visitor pay lots.
For more information, visit the Remembrance web site at http://remembrance.syr.edu/content/HOME.asp.