Baylor University Gathers In Prayer Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University students, faculty and staff gathered in prayer Sept. 11 for those whose lives have been forever affected by today's tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Gatherings took place throughout campus in the Green-Gold Room at Martin Hall, Memorial Drawing Room, the television room in North Russell Hall, and Baptist Student Ministries' The Gathering at Miller Chapel.

Baylor students, faculty and staff gathered in Collins Cafeteria, Penland Hall lobby and Room 308 of the McLane Student Life Center.

The university community also gathered late Sept. 11 in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Baylor's Chapel services Sept. 12 focused on a time of prayer and reflection. The appearance of guest speaker Brennan Manning will be rescheduled at a later date.

Baylor's counseling center also remained open until 10 each night for student walk-ins.

"Tragedies like this affect us all in different ways," said Dr. Eileen Hulme, acting vice president for student life. "Some may be experiencing an extraordinary amount of emotional pain as a result of these events so the counseling center is available for them."

Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. released the following statement Sept. 11.

"In light of today's tragic events and the uncertainty surrounding so many, I want to call on the Baylor University community - students, faculty, and staff - to join together in prayer. Let us remember especially those who have lost loved ones, those who await word of the safety of friends and family, and those who are called to lead our nation in this time of profound anxiety."

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