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By Ralph Derickson

UK students hold a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

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  • Sanders-Brown Dinner Postponed
  • Cawood Ledford Memorial Postponed
  • Counseling Services Available

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Sept. 17, 2001 – (Lexington, Ky.)

Moment of Silence -- From 8:45 to 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, the University of Kentucky will observe a moment of silence in respect to the previous Tuesday's tragic terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania plane crash. The observation was suggested by the Kentucky Board of Student Body Presidents and has been endorsed by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Remembrance Wall at UK --The University of Kentucky Student Government has erected a Remembrance Wall on the Student Center patio. Members of the UK community can leave messages on the wall. This weekend, the Kentucky State Board of Student Body Presidents passed a resolution that each public university would establish a similar wall on their campuses. When filled, the walls will be linked together and put on public display at the State Capitol in Frankfort. UK Student Government is working toward making New York City the final destination of the walls.

College of Communication and Information Studies Recognition Dinner Postponed: A special dinner scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, at the King Alumni House, where special awards were to be presented to outstanding faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Communication and Information Studies, has been postponed. The new date will be announced.

Sanders-Brown Dinner PostponedA Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation dinner set for Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort has been postponed.  The legendary actress Lauren Bacall was scheduled to be the special guest speaker at the dinner.

Cawood Ledford Memorial PostponedThe Cawood Ledford Memorial Service, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, at Rupp Arena has been postponed. It has not been rescheduled at this time.

Counseling Services AvailableFree counseling services to anyone in the community who wants help in dealing with the trauma brought about by yesterday's catastrophic news is being offered through the University of Kentucky Family Center, telephone (859) 257-7755.  UK employees can receive the same counseling service through UK Refer, call (859) 257-1467.  Students seeking counseling services should call (859) 257-8701.

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