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SDSU Remembers 9/11

The university will host three events related to Sept. 11.
By Lorena Nava Ruggero

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, San Diego State University will host several events, including a panel discussion, 9/11 memorial ceremony and a special carillon ringing.

Panel discussion

The SDSU Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies and the SDSU Department of Political Science will host a panel, titled "Reflecting on 9/11 Ten Years Later" (link opens PDF). The panel takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, in Nasatir Hall, room 100. Several SDSU professors will speak, including:

  • Ghada Osman, chair, Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
  • Khaleel Mohammed, professor, Department of Religious Studies
  • Huma Ahmed Ghosh, professor, Department of Women's Studies and SDSU Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Ahmet Kuru, professor, Department of Political Science

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the SDSU Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies website.

Special carillon

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Fletcher 204-bell carillon will ring to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Patriotic music will be heard at various times throughout the day. 

The memorial toll will ring 11 strikes at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37 and 10:03 a.m. to commemorate the time of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash in Shanksville, Penn.

Campus memorial ceremony

The Office of Student Life and Leadership and the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) will co-host a campus memorial ceremony on Monday, Sept. 12, at the flag pole located on Campanile Walkway near Hepner Hall. The event takes place from approximately 11:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., and will include a joint ROTC flag raising.

Attendees will receive pins and ribbons, and will have the opportunity to sign a jumbo card that will be sent to first responders in New York City.