Dear University of Minnesota Faculty, Staff and Students:
All of you are aware of the tragedy that struck Virginia Tech University on Monday, April 16. As members of the University of Minnesota community we are all impacted by this senseless tragedy in different ways. You are invited to attend We Are All Hokies: Reflecting on the Virginia Tech Tragedy on Thursday, April 19 at 11:00 am on Riverbend Plaza (behind Coffman Memorial Union).
This event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota, in conjunction with the Minnesota Student Association and the Graduate and Professional Student! Assemb ly, and is an opportunity to reflect on this national tragedy, remember the victims, show our solidarity with the Virginia Tech community, and to support each other during a difficult time.
In addition to attending this event, we invite you to join the University community for lunch as a part of Beautiful U Day. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 am in several locations, including the Coffman Memorial Union Plaza.
There will also be an opportunity to sign banners that will be sent to Virginia Tech on behalf of the University community.
In addition to attending this event we encourage all members of the University community to wear maroon and orange (Virginia Tech colors) on Friday, April 20 to show that Virginia Tech is in our thoughts.
Jerry Rinehart, Vice Provost for Student Affairs