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Beloit College to Commemorate 9/11

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

Beloit College is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with two free events open to the public.

The first is a panel discussion called “Reflections on 9/11” scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:20 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall.

Professor of Political Science Beth Dougherty will present on U.S. foreign policy and the legacies of the war on terror; Professor of Political Science Georgia Duerst-Lahti will speak on the pervasiveness of security measures and the centralization of government power; and Provost and Dean of the College Ann Davies will address civil liberties.

The community is also invited to join students, faculty and staff as they participate in “September 11th – Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a 30-minute event scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of Middle College, 700 College St.

“It will be an opportunity to honor the dead, to reflect about living in the aftermath, and to take part in a unique activity called the Dance for Universal Peace,” said Bill Conover, director of the college’s Spiritual Life Program, which is sponsoring the event.

This simple interfaith service is open to people of every faith. It will feature student speakers, a quiet reflection, luminary candles, the participation of people from off-campus faith communities and special guests from the Madison Sufi Community who will lead the Dance for Universal Peace.

In the event of rain, the activities will move to Eaton Chapel.

For more information on Friday’s panel discussion, please contact Beth Dougherty at (608) 363-2084 or or Georgia Duerst-Lahti at (608) 363-2333 or

For more information on Sunday’s service, please contact Bill Conover at (608) 363-2389 or

Posted: September 7, 2011