Lee Smith, retired Buffalo News reporter, editor and editorial writer; veteran professor at UB, Canisius College and Daemen College; and a former advisor to the Spectrum, died yesterday afternoon from complications of a stroke he suffered last July.Smith was born May 1, 1919 in Washington, D.C.
Tolling bells and organ music punctuated the silent solemnity of St. Joseph's Church on Main Street Tuesday night as students, faculty, administrators and community members gathered to mourn and pray for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.As news of the escalating casualties reached UB, and television cameras transmitted eyewitness accounts of the horrific scenes in New York City and the Capitol to the outwardly peaceful university, campus ministers scrambled to provide needed emotional and spiritual support to students affected by the tragedy."We've all been summoned to be of help to people, and especially those students from New York City," said Monsignor Patrick Keleher of the Newman Center, the Catholic ministry on campus.Representatives from all the campus ministries were called by the Office of Student Affairs to join counselors in supplying support services to students in need throughout the day."We're all praying," said Father Keleher, who was moved to tears this morning shortly after hearing the news, "That's all we can do.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."Ralph Waldo Emerson's words set the tone for a prayer vigil held in the Wilkeson Coffee House Tuesday night to offer UB students support and allow them to vent feelings of anger and disbelief about yesterday's bombings of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.The vigil was organized by three U.B.
Following the conclusion of Fall Fest 2001 on Friday, Sept. 14, the Student Association will launch "Exposure" - the first of the "SA Bar Series," scheduled to take place the second Friday of every month at the Coliseum Complex.Exposure, featuring DJs Lo Pro, Shaun Touch, Maggadon and Pablo, will take place from 11 p.m.
Several UB sporting events have been postponed or cancelled due to terrorist acts at the Pentagon and World Trade Center yesterday.UB Director of Athletics Bob Arkeilpane and UB President William Greiner have canceled all non-conference sporting events this week, including: the men's soccer game vs.
Los Angeles Kings director of pro scouting, Ace Bailey, and amateur scout Mark Bavis were confirmed as passengers on United Airlines Flight 175, the second airplane that crashed into the World Trade Center on Tuesday morning."We've received confirmation from both of their families that they were on Flight 175," team spokesman Mike Altieri told the Associated Press.Bailey, 53, earned seven Stanley Cup rings in 31 years as an NHL player and scout.At press time, Major League Baseball had not reported any player casualties.Terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
In the fallout of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., UB shut down all non-essential operations to provide counseling and support services to its students.The university quickly established a "NYC/DC Response Center for UB" in Student Union 210, providing access to live television coverage, free telephone service to the affected cities, fax machines, ministers, social-work volunteers and counseling services.
Addressing concerns about UB's plans for housing expansion, UB President William R. Greiner and Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Black held their monthly 'Talk of the University" on WBFO Monday night.Greiner and Black answered questions on issues ranging from affirmative action for construction workers on campus to parking concerns.
"Different students react differently. All of them have no idea what this means. We're talking literally about kids who have had no contact with war," Rabbi Shay Mintz of the Hillel Center said Tuesday, just hours after the news of the terrorist acts reached UB.In an effort to calm and comfort students affected by the bombing of the World Trade Center, Mintz, along with all campus religious officials and counseling staff, talked to those who needed emotional support in the Student Union, and in various impromptu counseling centers around both the North and South campusesMaking sure students did not panic in the midst of the crisis was part of the effort of the counseling centers.
Virginia Tech 31, Western Michigan 0Virginia Tech running backs Keith Brunell, Kevin Jones, Wayne Ward and Jarrett Ferguson rushed for a combined 235 yards and two touchdowns as Hokies Head Coach Frank Beamer used a stable of runners to replace the injured Lee Suggs.
As the world stood still to watch the tragic suicide crashes in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, UB's administration sprung into action to console students touched by the most horrendous act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil."Faculty and staff are concerned, anxious and worried about students and their loved ones," said Clifford Wilson, associate vice president for student affairs.
The true horror of Tuesday's barely believable tragedy cannot be stated in words. Its dimensions cannot be displayed in statistics.But the terrible reality speaks for itself: American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 92 passengers and personnel, crashed into the World Trade Center shortly before 9 a.m.
Before counselors at Crisis Services of Buffalo had heard the news Tuesday morning, their phone lines were already buzzing.As soon as Crisis Services Executive Director Douglas Fabian learned of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., he and other staffers at the counseling center began preparing for the solemn day ahead."We got a spike in phone calls this morning almost immediately after the news came out," said Fabian.