Purdue groups to hold memorial service for earthquake victims

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Members of the Purdue University community will gather at 7 p.m. June 12 to remember the victims of the earthquake that occurred in China’s Sichuan province last month.

The memorial service will be held at University Church, 320 North St., West Lafayette. The date marks the one-month anniversary of the earthquake. The service is open to the public.
As of Wednesday (June 4), the death toll stood at 69,019, with more than 370,000 injured and more than 18,000 reported missing.

Assistant Dean of Students Sue Wilder, who is helping organize the service, said there are strong ties between Purdue and the people of China. Last year Purdue hosted more than 800 Chinese students, and more than 200 Purdue students participated in study abroad programs in China.

Purdue University Religious Leaders, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the Greater Lafayette Chinese Alliance Church and Office of the Dean of Students are sponsoring the memorial service.

Parking during the service will be available in the Grant Street Parking Garage.

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