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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

August 27, 2002
CONTACT: Amy Cowles
(410) 516-7800

Commemorating September 11th at
Johns Hopkins University

Walking the path of a meditative labyrinth, refurbishing a local women's shelter, and gathering together in song are a few ways that students, faculty, and staff at Johns Hopkins University will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Throughout the day, each campus will host both group gatherings and individual activities for private reflection. The regular class schedule will be followed. These events are free and open to the Johns Hopkins community. They are open to the public where specified.

Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Media contact: Amy Cowles, 410-516-7160

At 8:45 a.m., the approximate time the first plane hit the Trade Center, the Gilman Hall bell will toll continuously for one minute to mark a campus-wide period of silence. Professors will be asked to pause their classes for this minute. The Glass Pavilion will be designated as a central gathering spot for people who prefer company at this time. Open to the public.

From 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., a labyrinth will be set up in the Glass Pavilion for students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. The labyrinth has long stood as a metaphor for life's journey, combining the senses of unity and purposeful wandering into a complicated and beautiful symbol. Walking the winding path is meant to inspire reflection and contemplation. Campus Ministries is sponsoring the event. Open to the public.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to gather at noon at the upper quad side of Eisenhower Library to take part in a simple ceremony to read the name of each victim who died on Sept. 11. Open to the public.

Faculty, staff, retirees and students are invited to help refurbish a local women's shelter, Project PLASE Inc., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 11. Volunteers will clean, paint, organize, and redecorate the shelter as a "Day of Caring," part of National Civic Participation Week and the annual campaign for United Way of Central Maryland, which helps fund Project PLASE. The event will also include a short memorial ceremony.

At 7:30 p.m., a vigil will be held on the upper quad. White flowers will be given to attendees as symbols of the miracle and sanctity of life. As at last year's vigil following Sept. 11, the gathering will include talks by university President William R. Brody and Chaplain Sharon Kugler, a slide show presented by the Interfaith Council, and selections by the university's gospel choir. Open to the public.

The Peabody Institute, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore
Media contacts: Anne Garside, 410-659-8100, ext. 1190, or Kirsten Lavin, 410-659-8100, ext. 1189

At 7:30 p.m., faculty, students and staff will perform selections from Handel's Messiah at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, located on the north side of Mount Vernon Place at Charles Street in Baltimore. The event will also be a community sing-along -- the audience will be invited to participate. The decision to give this performance, which is not part of Peabody's regular concert series, grew out of informal discussions among Peabody faculty, students and staff, who all wished to do something in remembrance of the victims of Sept. 11. This will be a very spontaneous presentation of the Messiah, with organ accompaniment, conducted by Peabody faculty member JoAnn Kulesza. Open to the public.

Johns Hopkins Medicine and School of Medicine
Media contact: Henri Banks, 410-955-7479

The School of Medicine will host memorial programs for students throughout the day. At 8 a.m., all first-year students may gather in the East Lecture Hall, PCTB. Second-year students will also gather at 8 a.m. in Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. Third- and fourth-year students will gather at noon in Hurd Hall.

JHM Memorial Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Turner Auditorium. All members of the Johns Hopkins community are invited to attend this service of hope.

Hurd Hall will be designated as a quiet space from 10 a.m. to noon, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. This time is allotted for those who would like a private moment to reflect, pray or meditate with no formal services being conducted. A member of the Departments of Pastoral Care and/or Mental Health Services will be available for those in need.

Campus-wide Memorial Programs will be held at throughout the day: Weinberg Auditorium, 11 a.m.; Hurd Hall, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m.

The Vesalius Quartet will present "Meditation through Music" at noon in the Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby.

Members from the East Baltimore campus will take part in a Joint Peace Vigil from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the steps of the Dome. The event is sponsored by the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health.

Scheduled events are subject to change. Updates and additional information maybe found at www.insidehopkinsmedicine.org.

School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore
Media contact: Ming Tai, 443-287-2902

At 8:45 a.m., the approximate time the first plane hit the Trade Center, the School of Nursing will observe a moment of silence. Open to the public.

A Remembrance Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium will include a reflection by Beverly Eanes, a nurse, pastoral counselor and graduate of the School of Nursing. Peabody cellist Tim Anderson and School of Nursing staff member John Shearin will provide solemn music for the ceremony. The service will conclude with several members of the School of Nursing creating a remembrance bouquet, with different colored roses symbolizing special meanings for the day. Open to the public.

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advance International Studies
Washington, D.C.

At 8:30 a.m., students may gather and arrange three candles and a floral wreath in the front lawn of Nitze near the flagpole. A banner with the words "We Remember" in the thirteen languages taught at SAIS will be mounted near the wreath. The first candle will be lit at 8:45 a.m. to mark the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. The second candle will be lit at 9:43 a.m., when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. The third candle will be lit at 10:10 a.m., when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Somerset County, Pa., southeast of Pittsburgh.

Throughout the day, a remembrance book will be kept in the lobby for people to sign to express their thoughts and emotions about the day. A commemorative display will be placed in the courtyard.

From noon to 12:30 p.m., the SAIS community will gather in Kenney Auditorium for "September 11: We Remember," a memorial ceremony led by the Student Government Association. The ceremony will feature student performances and will close as each participant places a commemorative carnation at the foot of the wreath in the front lawn of Nitze.

At 6:30 p.m., students may gather in the Nitze Courtyard and travel together to Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (between 13th and 14th Streets) for the "Beam of Hope" Light Vigil hosted by Mayor Anthony A. Williams and the Council of the District of Columbia. The vigil will remember and honor those lost on Sept. 11. Students are encouraged to bring their own "beam of hope" such as a flashlight, penlight, glowstick, or candle.

On Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Student Government Association will sponsor a conversation with SAIS faculty titled "September 11: One Year Later." Francis Fukuyama, the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and dean of faculty, will moderate a panel discussion about the state of international affairs one year after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Faculty panelists will include Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program, Roger Leeds, research professor of international finance and director of the Center for International Business and Public Policy, and William Zartman, director of the Conflict Management Program.

At 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, students will gather in the SAIS courtyard for a happy hour social sponsored by the deans. Proceeds from the Happy Hour will be donated to the fund established by the District of Columbia Public School System in memory of the three teachers and three elementary school students who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

Johns Hopkins at Eastern
1101 E. 33rd St., Baltimore

Employees may gather by the flagpole near the main entrance at 8:50 a.m. A tree will be planted during a 30-minute Remembrance Ceremony. A community breakfast will be available in the OHS lounge (B100) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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