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CCU plans 9/11 anniversary observance

August 25, 2006

In observance of the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Coastal Carolina University has planned an afternoon of presentations about the event and how it has changed our world. "9/11-Memories and Perspectives" will take place from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public. The presentations include an eyewitness account of the attack on the Pentagon, a faculty panel discussion on the nature and implications of terrorism, a look at the event through the eyes of poets, artists and journalists; and a briefing by two Coastal professors who were recently embedded with troops in Afghanistan. A question-and-answer period will follow each session. The agenda follows:

2:30 p.m. Memories

Barry Price, history instructor, First reports

Tom Bair, U.S. Navy, retired, CCU staff, The Pentagon in pictures

Randall Wells, English professor, Visiting Ground Zero

3:15 p.m. Responses

Lee Bollinger, journalism professor, with student Meghan Goldfinch, 9/11 headlines

Dan Albergotti, poet and English professor, The poetry of disaster

Arne Flaten, art professor, Responses in the Visual Arts

4 p.m. Consequences

Ken Townsend, history professor, and Paul Olsen, photographer and art professor Afghanistan: the camera's eye, On the ground in Afghanistan

4:30 p.m., Terrorism, Globalization and Islam

Mike Ruse, philosophy professor, Understanding terrorism

Pam Martin, politics professor, The globalization of terror

Richard Collin, politics professor, Western nations and the world of Islam

For more information, contact Coastal's Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at 349-2421.