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Deepest Sympathy to the Community of Newtown, Connecticut


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Candle with flameLIU Post extends condolences to the community of Newtown, Connecticut following the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. on December 14, 2012. No words can express the deep sense of sadness we have for the families of the victims. They are in our thoughts and hearts during this most difficult time.

Members of the LIU Post community needing support and assistance may contact the LIU Post Student Health and Counseling Center at 516-299-2345 or Religious Life at 516-299-2416 or Members of the Long Island community may contact the Community Trauma Response Team in the Psychological Services Center at 516-299-3211 or

Remembering the Victims
The  LIU Post Religious Life Office held a candlelight vigil at the Interfaith Center at 5:15 p.m.on Friday, December 14 . Approximately 30 faculty, staff and college students gathered on the chapel steps for a prayer service in memory of the children, teachers and administrators of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The service was led by Father Ted Brown, Catholic chaplain and director of Religious Life, and Jeanette Murray, assistant director of Religious Life. During the weekend, LIU Post college students are writing sympathy cards to the families of the victims.

Midnight Breakfast
All members of the campus community are invited to Midnight Breakfast from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight on Monday, December 17 in Winnick Student Center. At the breakfast, students can have food served to them by staff and faculty, listen to DJ music, watch a movie, enjoy a massage and relax before the start of the exam period. A section will be set aside for students, faculty and staff to write sympathy cards to the families of Newton, Connecticut. The cards will be mailed on Tuesday.

Posted 12/17/2012

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