Exhibit to Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary of 9-11

Augustana College will present “Words of Art: Remembering 9-11,” a memorial exhibition of written reflections and musings in commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The free exhibit will run from Sunday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 16, in Augustana’s Siverson Lounge, located inside the Morrison Commons building. Students, alumni, faculty and staff, and community members are invited to share and display their thoughts related to “the day that changed history.”

“With thoughtful reverence and honor, we’re pleased to present “Words of Art: Remembering 9-11” as a platform for those on campus and the broader community to share stories, memories and thoughts related to that fateful day,” said Augustana junior and Viking Days Co-Chair Sanna Joy Horsley.

“We’re hopeful this exhibit will showcase a variety of perspectives and give way to additional learning, healing, inclusion and acceptance,” said Horsley, who was in elementary school when the attacks occurred.

"The theme for this year's Viking Days is "A Viking State of Mind," a celebration of everything that is New York. This is an excellent way to not only demonstrate school spirit by participating in the festivities of Augustana's homecoming celebration but it is also a unique way to recognize the 10-year anniversary of September 11. Think about the impact the attacks had on your life and where you were when they happened for some quick inspiration. The Viking Days Committee would greatly appreciate your participation in this gallery event and looks forward to reading your work!"

Worship Service to Commemorate 9-11

Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation will honor the tenth anniversary of 9-11 during its worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.

“For many of our students and their peers, Sept. 11, 2001, is the day their innocence about the world was shattered. It is to this generation what the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the assassination of President Kennedy were to their grandparents and parents. The word "remember" does not simply mean "recall;" it also means "re-member" as in, put the world and trust and freedom back together again,” said Paul Rohde, campus pastor. “The text appointed for September 11 is Matthew 18:22, ‘Forgive … 70 times seven.’ We'll pray for God's healing for all affected and hopefully take a step toward learning forgiveness and mercy.”

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations