Vincennes University to host Sept. 11 memorial stair climb

Vincennes University to host Sept. 11 memorial stair climb

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September 06, 2019

September 6, 2019 / Vincennes University to host Sept. 11 memorial stair climb

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University students, first responders, and the public will honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial stair climb on Sept. 11.

The public is welcome at the event and is invited to participate in the climb. The climb will be held at the P.E. Complex on the VU campus from 6-9 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The climb is scheduled to begin around 6:15 p.m.

T-shirts will be sold for $20 with proceeds benefitting the Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which will also receive any donations.

Organizers of the event include the Emergency Services Association in partnership with students from the VU Fire Science and VU Homeland Security programs, Eta Sigma Iota, VU Residential Life, and Sigma Pi Fraternity.

“This event is extremely important and an event like this really brings young and old together," VU Fire Science Major and Event Organizer Jackson Rumble said. "You can honor and respect those who lost their lives on that day. This event is so much bigger than ourselves.”

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at


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