(Feb. 15, 2008) – New College of Florida will host a candlelight vigil tonight in remembrance of the students killed in yesterday’s shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University. The event also will honor the nearly two dozen students injured during the tragic event. Tonight’s ceremony, which will involve students from New College, Ringling College of Art and Design, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, starts at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard outside the Jane Bancroft Cook Library on the New College campus. After opening remarks by campus minister Dee Graham, participants will light candles and walk to the bay front behind College Hall. The general public is invited to attend.
The Jane Bancroft Cook Library is located at 5800 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota. For more details, call New College Public Affairs at (941) 650-6043.