9/11 Remembrance events at Denison
Date of Event: September 10, 2011
Posted: September 2, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University will join the nation in observing the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with several events. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the college’s John W. Alford Center for Service Learning will organize Denison students for a clean-up of the Licking River and of the 6th Street Community Gardens. Licking Memorial Hospital will co-sponsor a family movie night featuring the movie “Wall-E,” starting at 8 p.m. on the Fine Arts Quad (240 West Broadway) and will hold free health screenings that evening. Popcorn and games will be provided at this event, which is free and open to the public.
Denison will host a Community Service of Remembrance at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The service will include a choral performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with soloists Belinda Andrews-Smith, soprano; Kevin N. Wines, baritone; and Andrew Carlson, violin. The Rev. Mark Orten, director of Religious and Spiritual Life and university chaplain, will officiate. The concert will be followed by short prayers for peace from different world religious traditions and a general invitation to remain and reflect on the nature of service to others, sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Alford Center at Denison. People of all faiths and those of no faith are welcome to this service, which is free and open to the public.
Lyn Robertson, associate professor of education and women’s studies, said, “By offering these events, we hope to give our students and our community ways of coming together in reflective action that strengthens our commitment to peace and service.”
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Family movie night featuring the movie “Wall-E” at 8 p.m. on the Fine Arts Quad (240 West Broadway). Free health screenings, popcorn and games. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susie Kalinoski at 740-587-6639 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville— Community Service of Remembrance with a performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at 7 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 11, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Rev. Mark Orten at 740-587-8504 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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