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September 8, 2006

ULM professors organize Nexus, candlelight vigil Sept. 11

On Sept. 11 at 7:15 p.m. in room 134 of the Airway Sciences building, John Sutherlin, government, will present “Terrorism: Five Years Later,” as part of the Chautauqua Nexus series.

On Sept. 14, Sean Lenz, a psychology major, will present "The Flower of Life: A Memory Forgotten." According to Lenz, the discussion will address a "search for a higher truth through recalling ancient ideas that have been written in all of us."

Sutherlin’s presentation on Sept. 11 will focus on how the world has changed during the past five years, Sutherlin said.

“The U.S. has more troops across the globe and the war on terrorism seems to have bogged down in Iraq. Americans appear restless over challenges to their personal liberties and freedoms because of governmental intrusions into their associations and privacy. This presentation will look at many issues surrounding 9-11 and its five-year aftermath.”

Following Sutherlin’s presentation, the Chautauqua Nexus organizers will host a candle light vigil at Scott Plaza. The vigil will begin at 8:45 p.m. and last approximately 20-30 minutes.

Joe McGahan, psychology, encourages the community to participate.

“Our hope is that the glow from our candles will send a message to the world that we at ULM care about the pain and suffering resulting from that attack.”

For additional information, contact McGahan at 342-1338 or

The Nexus is an opportunity for intellectual and cultural exchange, said Joe McGahan, ULM psychology professor and Chautauqua Nexus organizer.

"One of our goals, as a nexus, is to bounce around ideas from different perspectives; the thinkball talk specifically addresses this goal and, in this case, is related to race relations—another interest of the nexus given our commitment to cultural diversity," McGahan said.

Nexus presentations are free, informal and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend. ULM FRYS students are encouraged to attend and sign in.

For the complete schedule of upcoming Chautauqua Nexus events, go to:

All events are held at 7:15 p.m. in room 134 of the Airways Sciences building, located on the corner of Northeast Avenue and Filhiol.

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