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University of Denver Remembers 9/11

DENVER – (Sept. 8, 2011) The University of Denver is marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with several events on campus. We welcome and invite media to attend.

Sept 11

DU Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens and guest Carillonneur Melissa Weidner will present “9/11—Ten Years On,” a free carillon recital on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Williams Carillon outside DU’s Ritchie Center. The recital will feature patriotic music — including a duet of “Stars and Stripes Forever,” American composers and “In Memoriam,” a piece composed by John Courter on Sept. 15, 2001, that is dedicated to those who died in the terrorist attacks.

Sept 12

 In a show of unity for the diversity of cultures that represent the University’s students, faculty and staff, a special lunch called “Gathering at the Table in Grace and Peace” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12. The event recreates a similar meal staged in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, in which the campus hosted several Middle Eastern restaurants in a show of community support. Many of the same restaurants and businesses will participate in this year’s event. Later in the day, a special observance will be held at 5:45 p.m. at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site.

What: University of Denver Remembers 9/11
Where and When Sept. 11 – Free Carillon concert “9/11 – Ten Years On.” Open to the public – south end of the Ritchie Center, 2201 Asbury Ave. Sept. 12 – “Gathering at the Table in Grace and Peace” DU students, faculty and staff recreate a similar event held in the days following 9/11/01 to support the Middle Eastern community surrounding the DU campus. Lunch will catered by several Middle Eastern restaurants.  Only open to students, faculty and staff. The event will be held in Warren Circle, east of the Mary Reed Building and south of University Hall. In case of severe weather, the event will move to the Ritchie Center Concourse. University Observance – DU Chaplain Gary Brower will lead a University observance at 5:45 p.m. Sept 12 that will start at the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site at 2306 E. Evans Ave.
Visuals  RSVP:  More than a thousand students, faculty and staff will attend the Sept. 12 lunch.  A huge show of community support.  Opportunity to interview
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