The campus chimes will begin
ringing at 8:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, remembering one year to the minute
after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, and ushering in two days of
community activities over a three-day period of remembrance on the UT campus.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the chimes will ring until 10:30 a.m., the time the
WTC’s north tower collapsed. As the chimes ring out, UT students will read the
victim’s names in front of the John H. Sykes College of Business. When they
stop ringing, all will observe a moment of silence. Among those remembered
specifically will be UT graduate L. Russell Keene III, who perished in the WTC
On Friday, Sept. 13, leaders from the educational, political, legal and
business realms in the Tampa Bay area and beyond will lead a day-long series of
on-campus discussions moderated by Kathy Fountain of Fox 13 and Gil Thelen of
the Tampa Tribune. The four panels addressing Effects of 9/11 on America and
the World will include several UT professors.
The day will culminate with a model United Nations from 4:30-9 p.m.,
featuring a speaker from the U.N. from 6:30-7:15.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, the UT Diplomats will distribute wristbands to
students, faculty and staff. Each wristband will bear the name of one September
11th victim. Students, faculty and staff will wear the wristbands through
Friday, Sept. 13.
All events are open to the public and free of charge as the University and
Tampa Bay communities come together to remember the tragedy of a year ago.
A final, detailed schedule of all the UT events remembering September 11th
will be released during the week preceding the events.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at firstname.lastname@example.org.