Penn State Intercom......April 18, 2002

Service and plaque at University Park
to memorialize Penn State student deaths

A public, multifaith service will be held to memorialize Penn State students who have died in the past year, followed by atribute to those who have died over the history of the University, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Schwab Auditorium on the University Park campus.

According to the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, the parents and next of kin of recently deceased students have been invited to the memorial service, the plans for whichtree5 include readings from different faith traditions by campus ministers and student representatives; music from the Penn State Glee Club; and a formal recognition of those who died. The Old Main chimes will ring for three minutes before theservice begins and once afterward for each student death since July 1, 2001. Following the service, family members will receive oak tree seedlings as a living memorial to their lost ones.

Also following the service, students will lead a dedication ceremony for a plaque in memory of all University Park campus students who have died over the years. The plaque will be unveiled on the southeastern corner of the HUB-Robeson lawn, near a large Northern red oak tree that was planted April 11.