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Students mark anniversary of Virginia Tech tragedy

April 15, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Students at Western Michigan University are remembering the tragedies this past year at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University with activities today and tomorrow, April 15-16, marking the first anniversary of the shootings in Virginia.

The public is welcome at all events, which include construction of a temporary memorial, a symbolic lie-in and a candlelight vigil. The events are being organized by the WMU College Democrats and other student groups.

Tuesday, April 15

8 p.m.--Students will construct a memorial in front of the Bernhard Center for their peers lost at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois in campus shootings.

Wednesday, April 16

Noon --A lie-in will be held at the Campus Flagpoles next to the Lee Honors College. Students will lie on the ground for three minutes as part of a national remembrance taking place in nearly 70 cities.

9 p.m.--A candlelight vigil will be held in front of the Bernhard Center.

For more information, contact the WMU College Democrats at wmudems@gmail.com.

Related stories from April 2007
President Haenicke responds to Virginia tragedy
Virginia Tech book of condolences available for signing
Flags lowered as mark of respect for Virginia Tech victims

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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