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More than 500 members of the campus community took part in a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening on the steps of Farinon College Center, grieving for the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States and offering support to one another.

Counselors in the Counseling Center have been and will continue to be available to speak with students, as are staff members in the Office of Student Residence and the Office of Student Activities. The Counseling Center has distributed information to help students, faculty, and staff cope with the tragedy.

Many members of the campus community gathered in Colton Chapel yesterday at noon for prayer and meditation. Chaplains and religious advisers have been speaking with students and continue to be available. The chapel remains open.

Classes are being held as scheduled at the discretion of faculty. Liberal excuses are being granted to those with family members who may be affected.

Several initiatives are under way and being planned.

Donations are being collected in the Landis Community Outreach Center in Farinon College Center for the American Red Cross. The collection drive is expected to last at least one week. Checks and cash are being accepted. In addition, ribbons will be sold for $1 each to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Fund. These will be available at the Landis Center office and, eventually, in the atrium.

The Chaplain’s Office has scheduled a brown bag luncheon for noon Friday, Sept. 28, featuring Justin Watson, visiting assistant professor of religion, speaking on fundamentalism in religious traditions and violence in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

Plans are being formulated to provide transportation for students, faculty, and staff to donate blood at Miller Memorial Blood Center. Because the number of people currently going to the center to donate blood is overwhelming, this will probably take place in a few days.

For information on family members in the area of the World Trade Center, call the Red Cross Hotline at 215-299-0134; for information on family members in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh, call 215-299-4000.

Other emergency numbers that family members can call: Red Cross (recorded message) 1-800-Help Now; American Airlines: 1-800-245-0999; and United Airlines: 1-800-932-8555.

Additional contact information is available at an MSNBC web site.

As more information becomes available about the campus’ response to the tragedy it will be posted on Campus News.

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