Remembering 9/11 — 10 years later

ph: flagAlvernia will be holding several events to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sunday, 9/11, after a 7 p.m. Mass at the Motherhouse, we'll be holding a Candlelight Procession and Vigil to the steps of Judge Hall.

Judge Hall was named in honor of Father Mychal F. Judge, OFM, Chaplain of the New York City Fire Department. Father Judge, after rushing to the site and administering Last Rites to victims in the street, died while offering aid and prayers for his fellow rescuers in the World Trade Center North Tower on September 11, 2001.

On Monday, 9/12 (12:45 p.m.) we have another prayer service on the steps of Judge Hall.

On Wednesday, 9/14 (7:15 p.m., in the Bernardine Conference Center) — Our Humanities Dept. will present a symposium: “September 11, 2001- Ten Years After - Causes, Impact, and Meaning.”

And last, our annual Founders Day Lecture on Thursday, 9/15, 4 p.m., in the Bernardine Conference Center will be headlined by Marie Dennis. Her discussion is entitled, “Love your enemies: Lessons from 9/11.”

Start Date: 9/11/2011 8:00 pm
End Date: 9/15/2011 7:00 pm
Location: Main Campus
Price: Free
  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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