Special events are planned on campus to observe the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Altgeld Hall chimes will toll for two minutes at 7:46 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:43 a.m. and 9:10 a.m., the times when the two airliners struck the World Trade Center, a third airliner struck the Pentagon and a fourth plane went down in Pennsylvania. The first two commemorative tolls will be followed by a moment of silence and then the bells will peal 15 times, the traditional memorial for fallen firefighters. A 10-minute concert of patriotic songs will conclude the first tribute.
At noon, various student groups will hold commemorative events on the Anniversary Plaza of the Illini Union on the Quad.
Faculty members and students will present inspirational music and tributes during a campus and community commemorative program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Rajmohan Gandhi, director of the Global Crossroads Living and Learning Community and grandson of the Mahatma Gandhi, will be the keynote speaker. The program will be aired live on WILL-AM (580) and on the Internet (www.will.uiuc.edu).