Mark Curtis, the father of current Remembrance Scholar Allie Curtis, joined the Syracuse community at the Rose Laying Ceremony during Remembrance Week 2013. Afterwards, he pieced together his thoughts in a post on his personal blog. We are happy to share the moving thoughts of both a proud parent and a member of Syracuse University’s Remembrance. You can read more from Mark Curtis on his blog here. Continue Reading
Remembrance Week draws to a close with live performances at the Arts Gala on 10/11 at 7:30 pm in Panasci Lounge. Pay tribute to the victims of Pan Am 103 and join together through song, drama, and poetry as presented by these talented artists. Featured acts include Otto Tunes, Concert Choir, Verbal Blend Poets, Frères Jumeaux and Black Box Players (among others.) Hope to see you there!
After graduating from Syracuse University in May 2012, former Remembrance Scholar Steve Barton embarked on an ambitious, cross-country bike tour with high school friend Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent. While stopped in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012, Steve’s trip was cut short when he attended a midnight screening of The Dark Knight, where a gunman opened fire into the audience.
Both Steve and Ethan survived the Aurora massacre and just recently completed their North American bike tour. Their story has been profiled in the Washington Post, which you can read here.
In the face of such tragedy, Steve and Ethan have begun fundraising for victims of the Aurora massacre who continue to require expensive medical treatment. All money raised will go directly to these victims to help fund their medical expenses.
We are proud to see Steve face such tragedy with conviction and hope all can help support this worthy cause.
The Remembrance Scholars are hosting Keeping the P(e)ace, a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy and TUGG, Technology Underwriting Greater Good. Join the Scholars as we come together on campus on Sunday, April 29 to show our support and solidarity for the victims, their families, and all the race goers who were affected by the bombings. Registration begins at 11am outside Schine Student Center and the run begins at 12pm. $10 donations are suggested in lieu of a registration fee. Refreshments and live music will follow the event. More details and updates will be posted on Facebook. We hope you can join us for a great time and a great cause!
The Remembrance Scholars are excited to announce that Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will be addressing the graduating class of 2013 at this year’s Commencement Ceremony in the Carrier Dome on May 12. Check out Class Marshals and Remembrance Scholars Jesse Feitel, Stephanie Kranz, and Kishauna Soljour announcing Kristof as this year’s speaker!
The Remembrance Scholars will be collecting small donations at the Orange After Dark Pancake Stress Buster on Sat, Dec. 8th, 10pm-1am. Donations collected will be used to purchase toys that will be brought to the Salvation Army for distribution at Christmas. Please come out and support this worthy cause!
Congratulations to the Remembrance and Lockerbie scholars on a great remembrance week, culminating in a wonderful and touching ceremony.
Remembrance Week starts Monday October 22nd! Check out all the events happening throughout the week. Look Back, Act Forward.
Let us know what good deeds you’ve done (or plan to do) and we’ll include them on these chairs as part of our “look back, act forward” initiative. Keep an eye out for them on campus this week and write your own!
Remembrance Week 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Remembrance Week 2013 will be held October 6-12. The Rose Laying and Remembrance Scholar Convocation is scheduled for Friday, October 11th.