September 6, 2019 / Vincennes University to host Sept. 11 memorial
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 www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom