Each year in October, Syracuse University observes Remembrance Week. Events are designed by the Remembrance Scholars whose goal is to raise campus and community awareness of terrorism and to encourage the entire Syracuse University community to honor the 35 Syracuse students and all the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing by becoming involved and working to positively impact others – Look Back and Act Forward!
As our campus and community looks back on a senseless tragedy, we find comfort and meaning in remembering the lives and passions of those who lost their lives on December 21st, 1988 and especially in acting – on their behalf – to make the communities we live in better.
Remembrance Week – October 25-31, 2015
Throughout Remembrance Week, please bring a canned or non-perishable food donation to any and all events. Remembrance Scholars are collecting for our local Food Pantry throughout the week!
Saturday, October 24, at the Carrier Dome – SU v Pitt game, Homecoming
Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will distribute information to students about Remembrance Week; participate in the Pre-Game ceremonies; and observe a Moment of Silence during game
Sunday, October 25
7:30 pm – A Candlelight Vigil will be held to honor all 270 individuals, especially the 35 Syracuse students, killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The vigil will begin at Hendricks Chapel and conclude at the the Wall of Remembrance.
Monday, October 26
7 pm – Slocum Hall Auditorium – screening of the documentary “My Brother’s Bomber” by Ken Dornstein. Ken’s brother, David, was killed on Pan Am 103.
Tuesday, October 27
7 pm – Room 500 Hall of Languages – “Terrorism in the Internet Age.” Panelists include:
• William Banks – Interim Dean, College of Law; Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs; Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
• Sean O’Keefe – University Professor, G’78, expert on national security, former roles include: chairman of Airbus Group, president of Louisiana State University, and Director of NASA
• Bryan Semaan – Assistant Professor, iSchool and co-director of the Behavior-Information-Technology-Society Lab (BITS)
Wednesday, October 28
A Day of Service
• Today only, Insomnia Cookies on Marshall St. will donate 10% of every sale to the Ronald McDonald House of Syracuse in recognition of Remembrance Week – this includes both in store purchases and delivery orders too!
• 12 noon – 304a,b,c Schine Student Center – Join the Remembrance Scholars and make sandwiches for the Samaritan Center of Syracuse
• 4-6 pm – Halloween Party at Northeast Community Center
• Please bring a canned or non-perishable food donations for our local Food Pantry to any event during Remembrance Week
Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars – both current and alumni scholars – will be participating in service events locally and across the USA in honor of Remembrance Week.
Thursday, October 29
2-5 pm Materials from the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives will be on display and open to the public. Bird Library, Spector Room, Room 608
7 pm “A Celebration of Life” – Syracuse students present and evening of performances and remembrances to honor and celebrate the lives of those killed on Pan Am Flight 103. Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center
Friday, October 30
9am-12n Materials from the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives will be on display and open to the public. Bird Library, Spector Room, Room 608
2:03 pm The Annual Rose Laying ceremony will remember the Syracuse students killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing.
Place of Remembrance, in front of Hall of Languages
3:30 pm The Remembrance Convocation will honor the 2015-16 Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars
Hendricks Chapel, meet in the Noble Room
Immediately after the Convocation, Scholars will release Dove balloons for each SU student – The Quad
Saturday, October 31
10 am Current and Alumni Remembrance / Lockerbie Scholar meeting and brunch
Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center
Week of November 9-15
The Remembrance Scholars will host 3 information sessions for juniors interested in applying for the Remembrance Scholarship
• Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
• Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building
• Friday, November 13 at 1 pm in Gifford Auditorium, H.B.Crouse
The Remembrance Scholarship application will be available beginning Monday, November 16.
Throughout the Remembrance Week – October 25-31 – and beyond
• Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will represent the Syracuse students and Lockerbie residents killed in the Pan Am bombing throughout the week
• A Remembrance Dove will be located in the Whitman Atrium – all are invited to add a memorial ribbon to the sculpture
• The Wall of Hopes and Dreams will be located in the HBC Plaza – all are invited to add their dreams to the wall
• Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars will present information about Remembrance Week and Pan Am 103 to classes in all the Syracuse University schools and colleges, and at various sporting events
• “Looking Back, Acting Forward: The Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars” – exhibit of materials from the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives pertaining to the history of the Scholars programs will run from October 25th-November 20th, on the first floor of Bird Library.
• The Hall of Languages will be lit with blue lights in observance of Remembrance Week
• A display of chairs, representing where Syracuse’s 35 student sat on Pan Am 103, will be set up on the Quad beginning October 25 through October 31.
• An exhibit of Remembrance posters including pictures of SU’s Pan Am students and the Dark Elegy sculptures will be on display in the Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center from October 25 through October 31.
• Resident Advisors will create bulletin boards about Remembrance Week in all residence halls
• The Remembrance Scholars are participating in several fundraisers throughout the 2015-16 academic year. If you are interesting in participating or donating, go to the following links.
• The Sport Management students will hold their annual auction of sporting memorabilia to benefit the Salvation Army on December 2nd – contact Hannah Visnosky for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ottothon – December 5th from noon until midnight – a dance marathon that raises funds for the Upstate Golisano Children’s’ Hospital
• Relay for Life – a spring 2016 event that raises money for the American Cancer Society
Relay for Life 2016
Remembrance Week Events – Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie, Scotland
Academy students will participate in a number of event, and will study topics related to terrorism and the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster throughout the week of October 25-31.
• Modern Studies S1 classes (11 and 12 year-olds) are studying the topic of Terrorism, which allows all S1 students to learn about the Lockerbie Disaster within this topic.
• S1 students are creating a remembrance display in the school library using dove cutouts on which all students and staff can write their “hopes and dreams.”
• Admin classes S1 are exploring the Syracuse Archives online to research the Disaster.
• S5 (16 year olds) core classes are exploring the Remembrance motto of “Look back and act forward” with a focus on how such an event is reacted to by various participants; themes of forgiveness; etc.
• The Lockerbie Academy community will hold a Rose Laying ceremony on Friday October 30th at the cairn in the school’s courtyard. The Head Boy and Head Girl will lead their fellow students at this event.