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News of Campus Activities–as of 1 p.m. Wednesday
News of Campus Activities–as of 1 p.m. WednesdaySeptember 12, 2001Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
Following is the latest information from Syracuse University of campus activities following Tuesday’s terrorist incidents.
Daily Briefing at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel
At 3 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday in Hendricks Chapel, Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw, Hendricks Chapel Dean Thomas V. Wolfe and University Spokesman will give a daily briefing of campus activities following Tuesday’s incidents in New York City, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania. The University community is encouraged to attend.
Chancellor’s Thursday Address Postponed
Chancellor Shaw’s address to the University community, originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4:15 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
Blood Drive UpdateDue to a tremendous turnout at the Maxwell School Blood Drive, walk-ins without an appointment cannot be accepted until at least 3 p.m. today. The blood drive has been extended until 5 p.m. today in an attempt to collect donations from all volunteers. There are other blood drives taking place this week. On Monday, ROTC is sponsoring a drive in the Schine Student Center. Please call 443-5624 to make an appointment. On Sunday the Red Cross is holding a drive in the ONcenter downtown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about these and other blood drive efforts, you can reach the Red Cross at 1-800-272-4543.
ESF Candlelight Vigil, Other Services
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will host a community candlelight vigil at 4 p.m. today on the ESF Quad. Participants will proceed to Hendricks Chapel. Information tables for students, faculty and staff of ESF are open at Bray Hall, the Alumni Lounge in Marshall Hall and Moon Library. Phones are available for ESF students to make long-distance and local calls in the Alumni Lounge in Marshall Hall. Televisions are also be set up in the Alumni Lounge.
Student Association Candlelight Vigil Tonight
The Student Association will host a candlelight vigil beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the steps of Hendricks Chapel. The program will include: a brief speech by Ben Riemer, Student Association president, words from a representative of Hendricks Chapel, an open invitation to students to speak to the assembly, a brief walk around the campus, closing words from a representative of Hendricks Chapel.
Parking Lot Closed, Converted to Helipad
A parking lot in the Dome West Sector of the campus, the VAH lot, will be temporarily closed to provide a landing site for helicopters bringing victims from the terrorist attack in New York City to hospitals on the University Hill. A request to provide a site was received by the University yesterday late in the afternoon. Faculty, staff and students are being redirected to nearby lots.
The Syracuse University Volunteer Organization and the Center for Public and Community Service are accepting donations for the United Way September 11 Fund today at the Schine Student Center. Monies collected will be forwarded to aid victims of Tuesday’s incidents.
Sheets of Expression
The Student Association’s “Sheets of Expression” will continue today through 5 p.m. on the Quad.
Newhouse Open Forum Tonight
The Newhouse School will host an open forum for students at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Studio B, NCC II to discuss Tuesday’s events.
University College Night Courses Continue
Classes at University College, Syracuse University’s unit for part-time study, are being held as usual Wednesday.
Phone lines are available in Steele Hall Rooms 304 and 306 and in the Schine Student Center for students to make local and long-distance phone calls.
Strong Response to Tuesday Residence Hall Meetings, Mass
An estimated 2,100 students participated in residence hall meetings Tuesday night with Residence Life staff and University counselors. About 800 students filled the Alibrandi Catholic Center for a special Mass at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Counselors, Chaplains Available
For those who want to talk about Tuesday’s incidents, counselors for students are available through the Counseling Center at 443-4715 during the day and 443-2666 after 5 p.m.; the chaplains of Hendricks Chapel are available at 443-2901; and the Employee Assistance Program is available for faculty and staff at 443-1087.