For Immediate Release
Contact: Lea Ann Scales
Assistant Vice President of
Public Relations and Marketing
September 6, 2011
Three WSU students were in studio on the WTAG Jim Polito show to discuss the events they planned to commemorate the 10th anniversary. Listen here.
September 1, 2011
(WORCESTER)-- Worcester State University will host a series of events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 events. "Then and Now: WSU Remembers," events will feature a candlelight vigil, photo display, flag raising ceremony, moment of silence and theatrical reading of, "The Guys," based on the true story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Robin Kaplan, WSU Class of 1990, was tragically killed when her American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked by terrorists and used to crash into the World trade Center. The TJX/Robin Kaplan Scholarship at WSU honors her memory.
"Worcester State University lost one of its own," said President Barry M. Maloney," and it is important for the campus community and the greater community to reflect on the profound loss so many experienced and how it impacts our lives, even today.”
Growing up in Framingham, Kaplan won the admiration of her teachers at Juniper Hills Elementary School, Cameron Middle School, Framingham North High School, and Worcester State University, where she majored in psychology.
All of the following WSU events are free and open to the public:
Candlelight Vigil & Documentary "9/11"
Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Wasylean Hall Patio & Ghosh Science Center
Vigil starts at Wasylean Hall Patio and ends at the Robin Kaplan Memorial park. Photo display, refreshments and a screening of the documentary "9/11" will follow in Ghosh Science Center.
Remembrance Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday, September 12 at 8:30 a.m.
WSU Flagpole (Admin. Building Front Lawn)
Ceremony to honor all WSU Student Veterans. Three WSU Student Veterans, who served in Afghanistan, will raise the flag that flew over their camp. Ceremony begins promptly at 9 a.m. The campus community is invited to gather in advance at the flagpole for a collective moment of silence. Tea and coffee will be available in the Shaughnessy Administration Building Rotunda following the ceremony.
Campus-Wide Moment of Silence
Monday, September 12 at 8:46 a.m.
Classrooms and offices will have a moment of silence commemorating the lives of those lost during the September 11 attacks by participating in a 30 second campus-wide moment of silence, at the moment when the first plane struck the first tower of the World Trade Center.
Theatrical Reading of "The Guys"
Monday, September 12 at 6 p.m.
Fuller Theatre (2nd Floor, Admin. Building)
True story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and his struggle to write and give their heartbreaking eulogies.
For more information on the 10th Anniversary 9/11 events, to view a photo gallery and to learn more about Robin Kaplan and the scholarship in her memory, visit www.worcester.edu/september11.