On Sept. 9, Eastern will mark the 10th year observance of September 11, 2001 at 11 a. m. on the Gelsi-Young Hall lawn. During the observance, a "9/11 Tribute Tree" will be decorated with paper doves to promote world peace. Students working in the Center for Community Engagement spent the summer making 1,000 of the doves to honor those who perished on 9/11 and to promote world peace. Other events connected to the Sept. 11 observance include a University Hour presentation by Professor Charles Wynn on Sept. 7, who will describe how the events of Sept. 11 inspired him to write the book, "And God said, 'Let there be evolution!'; Reconciling the Book of Genesis, the Qur'an and the Theory of Evolution." Wynn's lecture is the first event in this year's University Hour series, and will begin at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre.
On Sept. 10, Eastern students can sign up for a trip to the Connecticut Historical Society's 9/11 Exhibit in Hartford. The event is open to the first 20 students; to register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, Eastern students will hold a candlelight vigil at the Foster Clock Tower. If it rains, the vigil will take place in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library.
Throughout the week of Sept. 5, Eastern's Center for Community Engagement will be working in four local elementary afterschool programs to help children understand the events of 9/11. A giant banner, with handprints of schoolchildren and Eastern students, will be on display at the University's Student Center and hung in the Windham Town Hall the following week.