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Candlelight service to remember VT victims

Ashley Charnley | Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Saint Mary’s Board of Governance (BOG) discussed the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings at the first meeting Mickey Gruscinski and Sarah Falvey led as the Saint Mary’s student body president and vice president Tuesday.

The anniversary, which is April 16, will be marked by a candlelight memorial service after the 9 p.m. Mass in Holy Spirit Chapel in LeMans Hall, chief of staff Laura Theiss said.

BOG will also be handing out ribbons in the Student Center during lunch and dinner hours to commemorate the event, Theiss said.

The group also discussed their sponsorship of a woman living in Kosovo through the Women for Women International program.

Program sponsors provide $27 per month to support a woman in war-torn regions of the world for one year, missions commissioner Sarah King said.

King said the Division for Mission is sponsoring this woman in accordance with the theme of justice they have chosen to focus on for the 2008-2009 school year.

The Division for Mission is encouraging clubs around campus as well as groups of students to sponsor their own woman, King said.

In Other BOG news:

uNext week is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, King said. E-mails will be sent to the student body announcing activities for the week.

uThe junior class will host a Kentucky Derby themed dance April 17 from 9-11:30 p.m. at Dalloways Coffee House, Class of 2009 President Jenny Antonelli said.

“It’s just a fun themed dance on a weeknight,” she said.

Tickets will go on sale Monday at $5 per person.