to mark Sept. 11 anniversary
Students, faculty and staff of California State University, Sacramento
will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a special community
memorial at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the University Union
"This is a University community memorial that recognizes the
tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, and provides the University, through
our own talents, the opportunity to make that recognition,"
said Rollin Potter, director of the School of the Arts and organizer
for the event.
hour-long memorial will feature student, faculty and alumni speakers,
including Bob Buckley, chair of the Faculty Senate; and Eric Guerra,
president of the Associated Students. Dennis Schmitz, emeritus faculty
and former Sacramento City poet laureate, and Joshua McKinney, professor
of English, will read poems. Musical selections by University performers
will include "Fanfare for the Common Man" by the Faculty
Brass Ensemble, conducted by professor Gary Dilworth; "America
the Beautiful" and the "Star Spangled Banner" performed
by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Robert Halseth
and sung by music student Janelle Laurenti; and Johannes Brahms'
"String Quartet No. 1" by the Sun Quartet. University
President Donald R. Gerth will give closing remarks.
"I think people will come away in meditative reflection, with
a deeper understanding of what America is all about," Potter
said. "The country has had these tragedies. It does come back
and it does move ahead."
The memorial will also include signature books and a special photography
exhibition. Most of the photos were taken at Ground Zero at the
World Trade Center in the first few weeks following the attack and
many have never been shown before.
"It really shows what went on there in the first few days,"
said Elizabeth O'Brien, visual resources specialist in the Library
who helped organize the collection.
Staff from the campus psychological counseling services also will
be available in the University Union throughout the day. In conjunction
with the memorial, the University will also republish its "Principles
of Community," a campus-wide statement encouraging mutual respect
The memorial is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact CSUS public affairs, (916) 278-6156.