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Sept. 5, 2002 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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Commemoration events for the anniversary of September 11

  • At 7:48 a.m. (CDT), the carillon at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will toll a memorial peal in honor of all those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. At 8 a.m., a short prayer service will be held in the chapel.
  • At noon, "Looking Through September 11: from Remembrance to Healing," a memorial program involving students, faculty, and staff, will be held on the Main Quadrangle (see program below). Members of the University community are asked to bring canned goods, which will be distributed to a local charity after the program. A banner of the phoenix rising will be available for people to sign, along with words of hope and healing if they wish. The banner will be displayed throughout the University during the coming year.
  • At 8 p.m., the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Mozart's Requiem at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The performance is part of a worldwide effort begun by a group of singers in Seattle, in which over 125 groups around the world will perform the Requiem. Peter Lipari will conduct and soloists include Alfreda Berke, Thomas Dymit, Stacy Eckert, and Paul Grizzell. Free and open to the public.
“Looking Through September 11: from Remembrance to Healing”
Scott McCawley, University of Chicago Pipe Band
Pastor Daphne Burt, Associate Dean, Rockefeller Chapel
Words of remembrance from my father
Sara Wolfson, B.A.’98, Assistant Director, College Programming Office

Remembering members of the University of Chicago community
Christine Love, Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

Reflections of an airline pilot
Soma Getty Priddle, graduate student in philosophy and United Airlines pilot

A memorial prayer from the Jewish tradition
Rabbi David Rosenberg, Director, Newberger Hillel Center

Silence for reflection

A selection from “September 1, 1939” by W. H. Auden
Steve Klass, Associate Vice President and Deputy Dean of Students

Words about responsibility
Kathy Stell, Deputy Dean of Students

A prayer for responsibility in the Interfaith tradition
The Rev. Marlene Walker, Campus Minister, Unitarian Universalists

A reading from sacred texts in the Buddhist tradition
Nathan Czuba, University of Chicago Buddhist Association

“Welcome Morning” by Anne Sexton
Officer JoCathy Roberts, University of Chicago Police Department

Words about healing
Dr. John Rolland, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

A prayer for healing in the Christian tradition
The Rev. Charlie Boyd, Paint Shop, Facilities Services

Vyechernaya Stalomnaya ("Table Song at Evening")
Golosa, The University of Chicago Russian Choir, directed by Noel Taylor
A reading about unity - words from the Dalai Lama
Aneesah Ali, Assistant Provost

Readings on unity from around the world
Aid Al-Farisi, Renata de Campos, Irene Kitetu, and Upananda W.J. Teng, residents of International House

A reading from the Qur’an: Chapter 11, Aya 123
Talha Noor Muhammed, Muslim Students Association

A reading about love and hope
Sue Thoma, Executive Secretary to the President

Words of hope
Father Mike Yakaitis, Director, Calvert House Catholic Campus Ministry

A song of hope and peace: "This is My Song"
Kathy Irving, Assistant Director for Employee/Labor Relations

Closing Words and Benediction
Pastor Daphne Burt, Associate Dean, Rockefeller Chapel
Last modified at 03:32 PM CST on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.

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