Lt. Rick Sethman, Pa State Police will be the featured speaker at the Sunday, 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at 2 p.m. in the Veteran’s Park in Mansfield.
Sethman was a first responder to the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Somerset County on September 11, 2001 and was assigned to establish security for the “Inner Perimeter” of the crash site.
The Pride & Spirit of PA March Band will provide the music at 1:45 p.m., followed by a welcome from Bruce Dart, Vice Commander Post 478, and posting of Colors by the Tioga Co. Honor Guard. The band will play two other numbers, Campus Ministers Detlef Huckfeldt will give the invocation and Courtney Hull will give the Fireman’s Prayer. Calvin Cobb, chaplain, Tioga Co. Honor Guard will give the benediction.
A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn in front of Memorial at 9 p.m. Sunday. President Loeschke, SGA President Thomas Thornton, Kris Dumschat, chair, Committee on Finance & Campus Minister Courtney Hull, will speak at the event which is open to the public. If it rains, the ceremony will be held in Alumni Hall.
Ali Soufan ’94, is the subject of a story entitled “The Interrogator” on PBS’ Frontline, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Here’s the trailer. Ali’s book, The Black Banner, goes on sale Sept. 12 with a first printing of 150,000 copies. For info on the memoir and Soufan, see last week’s blog.
Update: Just found out that Ali will also be on 60 Minutes this Sunday.
Kristin Sanner, English, has an op-ed piece, “The Literature Cure,” published in last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education. In it she makes a case, from personal experience, about the importance of literature and communication in dealing with breast cancer.
North Hall custodian Joe Chapel said farewell to friends and colleagues Thursday. Two friends gave him a pretty special farewell gift. Joe and his wife Peg, retired purchasing agent, have Alaska in their travel plans.