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John Colatch, director of religious life and College chaplain, sent this message today to the campus community:

I am pleased to report that Richard Faas, professor emeritus of geology, and his wife are safe in their home in Diamondhead, Miss., but have been very much affected by the hurricane. Their house suffered a hole in the roof but still stands, and they are living there. They have food and water, but no electricity, and are receiving meals from the United Methodist church nearby. Prof. Faas retired and was elected to emeritus status following the 1994-95 academic year. Both he and his wife were touched by the concern of Ralph Slaght, professor emeritus of philosophy, whose query about their well-being prompted my call.

Mardi Gras beads will be sold at athletic events this weekend and at the pre-football Block pARTy next Saturday, Sept. 17. This weekend the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will lead the bead sale and plans to conduct a coin collection as well. Additional volunteers are needed both this weekend and next. If you would like to help, please contact Amber Zuber, coordinator of the Landis Community Outreach Center, x5653 or

The Landis Center is forming a student-run planning committee to help coordinate relief efforts. Tasks may include executing various events that were brainstormed during Tuesday’s open forum, recruiting students and other members of the College community to carry out events, and helping keeping the Lafayette community informed of events and progress.

The center is also seeking volunteers to conduct an awareness campaign to continue educating students and others about the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina. Tasks may include posting facts and images around campus and recruiting students for events similar to Wednesday’s panel discussion and the brown bag lunch scheduled for Sept. 23.

Please contact Amber if you would like to help.

Previous articles:
Lafayette Responds to Hurricane Katrina Disaster (9/2/05)
Update (9/6/05)
Update (9/7/05)

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