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Millikin University honors tenth anniversary of 9/11 with Day of Remembrance

DECATUR, Ill. –Millikin University’s Center for Multicultural Student Affairs presents “The Rising of Hope”, a series of events in honor of the tenth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, on September 11, 2011. All events are open to the public.

Day of Remembrance Events include:

2 p.m.
Ordinary Days
Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center
The department of Theatre & Dance will present a concert version of this Adam Gwon musical. Admission is free.

Ordinary Days is a musical depicting the intersection and interaction through daily life of four New Yorkers as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Funny and poignant, four individuals tell their stories through music as they struggle to appreciate the simple things in a complex environment. The characters treasure the events and relationships of “ordinary days” that teach us to grow even stronger relationships that are able to face the "extraordinary," including one character’s struggle with the effects of 9/11.

The cast of Millikin students includes senior Liz Fallon of Wildwood, MO; senior Jake Vander Linden of Muscatine, IA; senior Collin O’Connor of Sioux City, IA and senior Lili Torre of Hilton Head Island, SC.   

The musical is written by Adam Gwon, one of "50 to Watch" rising theatre writers named by The Dramatist magazine. He is the proud recipient of the Kleban, Ebb, and Loewe awards for excellence in musical theater writing and has been hailed by The New York Sun as "an extremely talented composer and lyricist" who "is seriously going places." In January 2011, Gwon conducted a workshop for String (book and lyrics by Sarah Hammond) through Millikin’s New Musicals program of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

3 p.m. 
Catholic Mass
Pilling Chapel

4 p.m.
Memorial Service
Richards Treat University Center, lower level
Admission is free.

Memorial Service will include comments from First Presbyterian Church Pastor Jim Montgomery, Masjid Wali Hasan, Ramon Al-Amin and St. Mary’s Hospital’s Rev. Nick Husain. The memorial will honor first responders to the 9/11 catastrophe from Decatur and Macon County. It will include performances from Millkin's Spokenword Club Echoes In Ink, The Millikin University Choir, the Love Fellowship Christian Center Choir, and the Life Changers Church Choir.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  
Dinner
Richards Treat University Center, Wornick Dining Hall
$8.25 per person for non-Millikin students

7 p.m.
Ordinary Days
Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center
The department of Theatre & Dance will present a concert version of this Adam Gwon musical. Admission is free.

These events are sponsored by Inter-Faith Communities and Institutions of Good Will.

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