9/11 Ten Year Commemoration

Ithaca College 9/11 Commemoration Events

Saturday, September 10

  • Service Saturdays and the National Day of Service: Various Times

The Service Saturday Program provides IC students with volunteer opportunities around Tompkins County. Join Service Saturdays on Saturday, September 10, 2011 for the first event of the semester. This is the National Day of Service in recognition of 9/11. OSEMA has arranged volunteer opportunities with the following events and organizations: Southern Tier AIDS Program Ride for Life Preparation, Feed My Starving Children Meal Preparation Event, Friends of the Tompkins County Library Booksale Preparation, and the Ithaca Children's Garden Work Project. Registration will close on Wednesday, September 7. Space is LIMITED, and is on a first come, first serve basis. You can go to the Service Saturdays webpage  to learn more.


Sunday, September 11

  • 8:30 am
    Memorial Service at Ithaca Fire House, 310 W. Green Street

The Presidents of Ithaca College, Thomas R. Rochon; Cornell Univeristy, David Skorton; and Tompkins Cortland Community College, Carl Haynes will be saluting the heroic firefighters, police officers and other emergency services workers who lost their lives responding on 9/11/01.

  • 10:00 am
    First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca

Services will include the premier performance of a vocal piece written for the occasion by Sally Lamb McCune, lecturer in the School of Music, and conducted by Lawrence Doebler, professor of music.

  • 3 pm, Muller Chapel Pond

"Interfaith Service and Rededication of the Peace Pole" Members of the campus Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim communities invite all to join in an interfaith program of prayer and reflection. A "peace pole," originally placed at the pond on the first anniversary of 9/11, will be rededicated. Standing about eight feet tall, the wooden pole is inscribed with the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in a number of languages. Placed on the pole are plaques bearing the name of five former Ithaca College students and the sister of one who was a senior on September 11, 2001, who perished at the World Trade Center: Vincent Abate '83, Thomas Collins '87, Steven Russin '91, Derek Statkevicus '93, and Johanna Sigmund, sister of John Sigmund '02.

  • 7 pm, Park Hall Auditorium

"Journalism after 9/11: 10 Years Later" Presentation by Hagit Limor, investigative reporter at WCPO-TV and national president of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), sponsored by the Ithaca College student chapter of SPJ.


Tuesday, September 13

  • 7 pm, Park Hall Auditorium

"War and Peace: Fresh Thinking for New Times" Presentation by the Rev. Drew Christiansen, editor in chief of the national Jesuit weekly magazine "America," followed by a dialogue with the audience.


Wednesday, September 14

  • 7 pm, Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

"Sept. 11, 2001: Looking Back," by Juan Arroyo, professor of politics; and "September 11: A Day in the Heart of Latin America," by Patricia Rodriguez, professor of politics. Panel discussion presented by the Department of Politics.


Friday, September 16

  • 7:30 pm, Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

"Mass for Peace" Catholic Mass presided over by the Rev. G. Simon Harak, professor of theology and director of the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University. Those of all faiths are invited to take part.


Sunday, September 18

  • 1 pm and 9 pm, Muller Chapel

Catholic Mass presided over by the Rev. Matthew Clark, Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. Martensen notes that events will also be taking place at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center and the History Center in Tompkins County as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance observance, and at several local churches, including an "International Festival for Peace" at St. Catherine of Siena.