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News of Campus Activities–as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
News of Campus Activities–as of 7 p.m. Thursday.September 12, 2001Kevin Morrowkdmorrow@syr.edu
Following is the latest information, as of Thursday evening, from Syracuse University of campus activities in response to Tuesday’s terrorist incidents.
University Senate Passes Resolution Denouncing Tuesday’s Terrorist Acts
The Syracuse University Senate, in its session Wednesday afternoon, unanimously endorsed a resolution condemning Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. The resolution, proposed by Andrew R. Thompson, an undergraduate senator, can be seen at http://sunews.syr.edu.
Clothing Urgently Needed for NYC Rescue Workers
This message is repeated from earlier today because of its timely nature: Rescue workers in New York City are in dire need of sweatsocks and T-shirts of all sizes because they are required to change their clothing on an hourly basis. The clothing need not be brand new but should be clean. Two campus locations have been established where members of the University community can contribute to this vital effort. Three bins are in Hendricks Chapel and four bins are in the Schine Student Center. Collection will begin immediately and will conclude at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.
Z89 and Residence Halls Collecting Toiletry Items for Rescue Workers
Beginning Friday, WJPZ-FM (Z89) and the Office of Residence Life will collect toiletries for the Salvation Army to send to those men and women working long hours on scene at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon. Boxes will be placed in all residence halls and in the Goldstein Student Center on South Campus. Requested donations are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo-anything that will help those who are far from home to aid the search and rescue efforts. For more information, contact Z89’s Beth Berlin at 443-4689.
Information Sought on Alumni Who May Have Been at the WTC or Pentagon
The Offices of Alumni Relations and Advancement Services are working together closely to gather accurate information about the whereabouts of SU alumni who may be missing or deceased as a result of Tuesday’s tragic events. If you receive notification of the death of an alumnus, please notify the Office of Alumni Relations at 443-3258 or e-mail Lil O’Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org. On a more optimistic note, these offices are also seeking information on alumni who worked at the World Trade Center or the Pentagon who are okay. Efforts are underway to track down the alumni who worked at those locations, and any new information from the University community is helpful.
Chancellor’s Afternoon Briefing at Hendricks Chapel and on the Web
Chancellor Shaw’s afternoon briefing to the University community will take place at 3 p.m. Friday in Hendricks Chapel. It will also be available live on the Web, off of the University home page (http://www.syracuse.edu).
Bird Library Offers Information on Tuesday’s Incidents
The 1916 Room at E.S. Bird Library is open during library hours for continuing news coverage of the terrorist acts, as well as refreshments. The Syracuse University Library is compiling information packages about Tuesday’s events and their aftermath, including “as wide a presentation of as many viewpoints as possible,” according to University Librarian Peter S. Graham. The packages are available to the public.
Evening of Prayer and Reflection at Alibrandi Center Friday
The Graduate Catholic Community will have an evening of prayer and reflection beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alibrandi Catholic Center. The focus will the World Trade Center tragedy and how it has impacted the graduate community at SU. The event is open to all denominations.
Law Forum in New York City Canceled
The Law School Admissions Council has informed SU’s College of Law that the New York City Law Forum scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15, has been canceled. Syracuse University will have Law Day activities Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium.
EAP Reminds of Employee Help Services That are Available
SU’s Employee Assistance Program encourages faculty and staff and their families to access EAP’s counseling services as the need arises. EAP staff will respond quickly to all requests for counseling services during the workweek and will be on call over the weekend. As the initial trauma of this week’s incidents subsided, it is normal for people to experience some strong emotional and physical reactions that can interfere with regular routines and work performance. EAP staff are available to assist in alleviating any added distress during this difficult time. Helpful information is now available on the EAP Web site, http://sumweb.hrm/eap. Call 443-1087 for more information and assistance.
SU Volleyball Match Pushed Back a Day
In the wake of Tuesday’s national tragedy in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, the Syracuse University women’s volleyball match against New Hampshire scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, at the University of New Hampshire tournament in Durham, N.H., will be played the following day.
On Saturday, SU will play New Hampshire at 10 a.m. and Rhode Island at 3 p.m. The match versus Brown, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, will be played on Sunday, Oct. 28, at noon at Brown University.