Services to Honor NIU Victims
Feb. 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A chapel service in solidarity with the Northern Illinois University
community will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Evelyn Chapel, replacing
the originally scheduled Founders' Day service.
In addition, a candlelight service at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Evelyn Chapel will honor
those affected by the Feb. 14 tragedy at NIU. The candlelight service will include
an open forum for anyone to share his or her feelings and experiences connected to
Northern Illinois University graduate Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a classroom
on the DeKalb campus last Thursday, fatally shooting five students and then himself.
"Our hopes and prayers are with our friends at NIU at this difficult time," Illinois
Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson said in a letter to the IWU community after the shootings.