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The campus responds

    Here's a sampling of ways the university community responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
  UNT System campuses closed at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 out of respect for those involved in the attacks.
  KNTU provided live coverage of the day's events, including reactions from campus.
  Various UNT student organizations sponsored prayer vigils Tuesday evening.
  More than 160 people donated blood in UNT's previously scheduled mini-blood drive Sept. 12.
  Campus counselors offered extended hours.
  Faculty members organized forums discussing the attacks and possible U.S. responses.
  Messages of support were sent to New York and Washington, D.C.
  Campus members wearing red, white and blue gathered for a patriotic photograph.
  The UNT web site offered a forum for users to post comments regarding the attacks. More than 100 people left messages in the first 24 hours the page was available.
  An ecumenical prayer service was conducted at the Shrader Pavilion on Sept. 14, the National Day of Remembrance.
  The UNT Wind Symphony and Grand Chorus presented a program "In Memory of Those We Have Lost," with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
  Staff and student organizations collected flashlights and batteries for emergency workers in New York City and Washington, D.C., stuffed bears for children of victims, and money for the American Red Cross.
  A card was presented to the Denton Islamic Society, stating that the North Texas community opposes discrimination and supports its fellow Americans.
  Two communication design students created a poster to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance. Proceeds went to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in New York City.
  Staff sold patriotic T-shirts, with proceeds donated to the American Red Cross through the State Employee Charitable Campaign.
  Faculty members appeared in area, state and national media, offering their expertise in such areas as terrorism, military strategy, Middle Eastern politics, history, emergency management, counseling and economics.
  Emergency management researchers went to New York to study the effectiveness of the emergency plans that were developed by businesses around the World Trade Center following the 1993 bombing.
  Twelve graduate students from the Center for Play Therapy reported to the New York Emergency Crisis Center to work with children and families directly affected by the attacks.




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