CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 11, 2001
Media Advisory: UISG To Lead Candlelight Vigil Recognizing Today's Terrorist
The University of Iowa Student Government has invited concerned students
and UI community residents to attend a candlelight vigil 9 p.m. today (Tuesday)
on the Pentacrest grounds.
Kara Westercamp, UI sophomore and UISG Collegiate Senate executive, says
the vigil is being held to attempt to bring comfort to students and area residents
who say they are emotionally upset after today's terrorist incidents in New
York City, Washington D.C., and outside Pittsburgh. This event will allow
students to gather to express their emotions and to signal that the UI community
remains united,, Westercamp says.
Participants are asked to bring candles to tonight's event, which tentatively
is expected to include a number of speakers, including, UI President Mary
Sue Coleman, representatives from United Campus Ministry and local politicians.