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Remembering September 11

Sept. 30, 2001

On these pages are photos and news from Western Michigan University during the weeks following the terrorist attacks on the United States, Sept. 11, 2001.

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Elson Floyd   With sympathy, compassion and a new resolve (Sept. 19) A message to the WMU family from President Elson S. Floyd.

Flag at half-staff   At noon Tuesday, Sept. 11, all classes and public events for the remainder of the day were canceled, and all University offices were closed. Classes resumed and offices reopened on Wednesday, but most public events, including all varsity sports, were suspended through Sunday, Sept. 16.

Employees at prayer vigil  

Two vigils were held in Kanley Chapel. The first was held on the evening of the terrorist attacks, Sept. 11. A second was held at noon Friday, Sept. 14, as part of the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Pictured at the Sept. 14 vigil are (from left) WMU staff members Barbara Rhodes, Susan Henker, Patricia Short, Amy Bennett and Jacquelyn Bizzell.

We must deal with the tragedy and move forward (Sept. 11) President Floyd and others speak at Kanley Chapel vigil in the hours following terrorist attacks on the United States.


Many of those attending Kanley Chapel vigils stopped to read the veterans' memorial outside the chapel.

"To the men from Western Michigan College who have given their lives in service of their country."

Photos by Thom Myers

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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