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Morrisville State College Plans Events for Five-Year Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Five years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the tragic events still resonate with students, faculty and staff on the Morrisville State College campus and in the Morrisville community.

On Monday, Sept. 11, college officials will mark the five-year anniversary of the events of 9/11 and address questions and concerns from the campus and community.

The event will begin with a candlelight vigil, which will be held in the administrative quad outside of the administration building, at 7 p.m. with a prayer given by Steven Young, college chaplain.

A “Reflections on 9/11” program will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC). Kurt Reymers, assistant professor of social science, who also teaches the Social Problems in the 21st Century class at Morrisville, will hold a discussion about social justice and social change topics.

Events are free and open to the community.

Reymers will help to engage participants in an educational conversation about our society prior to 9/11 and after 9/11, how members of society’s lives have changed, and how they viewed the world before and after.

A counselor from the college will also be available to talk to participants.

Following the discussion, the film, Universal 93, which depicts the events leading up to the crash of Universal Flight 93 in a field in Pennsylvania, will also be shown.

Morrisville State College offers 13 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, computer and office technology, liberal arts transfer, nursing and a new standalone degree in early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.