WMU News

Vigils scheduled to reflect on today's tragedy

Sept. 11, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Prayer and candlelight vigils are being held today throughout Kalamazoo and West Michigan to reflect on this morning's tragic events in Washington, D.C., and New York.

At Western Michigan University, members of the University community are invited to gather at Kanley Chapel beginning at 7 p.m. President Elson S. Floyd and others are expected to participate in the vigil service.

A second candlelight vigil will be held in "Fraternity Village," located on Fraternity Village Drive beginning at 8:30 p.m. That vigil is being sponsored jointly by WMU's Interfraternity Council and National Pan Hellenic Council.

Western Michigan University closed, except for essential services, beginning at noon today (Sept. 11). All afternoon and evening classes at all WMU campuses were canceled. All public events at the University today, except the vigils, have been canceled.

The University will resume regular operations Wednesday morning, Sept. 12.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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