Hartwick Remembers 9/11 with Campus Events on Sunday

September 9, 2011

Hartwick College is marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with several special events on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The public is invited to attend.

From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a 9/11 memorial program in Slade Theatre in Yager Hall. The program will include remarks by Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich, State Senator Jim Seward, a poetry reading, musical performances, and the new short documentary "Hartwick Remembers 9/11" by filmmaker Joe Stillman.

The official 9/11 exhibition "New York Remembers" and the accompanying "Hartsville Remembers" exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the College's Yager Museum of Art & Culture in Yager Hall.

The Yager Museum was selected by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to host "New York Remembers." One of only 30 such exhibits in the state, many of the artifacts have never been seen by the public.

"Hartwick Remembers" honors alumni lost in the 9/11 attacks and includes a display of items from campus and from graduate Col. Michael Doherty who was in the Pentagon on 9/11.

At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, the College will screen the award-winning documentary "9/12 From Chaos to Community" in Slade Theatre. This 60 minute film tells the story of New Yorkers from various walks of life who volunteered at Ground Zero and formed relationships that helped heal their city, their country, and themselves.

Hartwick College's day of 9/11 remembrance concludes at 7 p.m. on Sunday with a candlelight vigil on Frisbee Field.

Also in recognition of 9/11, the College is holding two events just for members of the Hartwick community. From 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Chesebro Room, Dewar Hall, faculty, staff and students can share their individual reflections of 9/11 and have their thoughts recorded for the College's archives.

In Stack Lounge, Dewar Hall, from noon to 5 p.m., there will be an open microphone, a live feed of CNN's coverage of the 9/11 anniversary, and a loop of the new "Hartwick Remembers 9/11" documentary.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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