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U of M Will Mark 9/11 Anniversary With Panel Discussion and More

For release: September 7, 2011
For press information, contact the Claire Frisby, 901-678-1461

The University of Memphis will hold a number of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The schedule includes:

Now through Sept. 9 – The University’s bell tower will play patriotic music from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8 – The U of M will host a panel discussion, “How the World Has Changed Since 9/11” at 7 p.m. in the University Center Shelby Room. Panel members, who are all U of M faculty members, include Dr. Wanda Rushing of Sociology, Dr. Kent Schull of History and Dr. Robert Blanton of Political Science.

 The documentary film Rebirth will be screened Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the University Center Theatre.

Sunday, Sept. 11 – The bell tower will ring at the times each of the four hijacked planes crashed in 2001 - 8:45 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:43 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 12 – The Navy, Air Force and Army ROTC units will hold a memorial service on the Student Plaza from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.

All events are open to faculty, staff, students and the Memphis community.

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