Students mark anniversary of Virginia Tech tragedy
April 15, 2008
KALAMAZOO--Students at Western Michigan University are remembering the tragedies this past year at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University with activities today and tomorrow, April 15-16, marking the first anniversary of the shootings in Virginia.
The public is welcome at all events, which include construction of a temporary memorial, a symbolic lie-in and a candlelight vigil. The events are being organized by the WMU College Democrats and other student groups.
Tuesday, April 15
8 p.m.--Students will construct a memorial in front of the Bernhard Center for their peers lost at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois in campus shootings.
Wednesday, April 16
Noon --A lie-in will be held at the Campus Flagpoles next to the Lee Honors College. Students will lie on the ground for three minutes as part of a national remembrance taking place in nearly 70 cities.
9 p.m.--A candlelight vigil will be held in front of the Bernhard Center.
For more information, contact the WMU College Democrats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com