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.