College of the Arts Marks Somber 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Events include a live webcast, symposium and touring theatrical productions

Photo by Mike Peters

Tower of Lights.

Never Forget.

With that mantra, the nation marked a grim anniversary: ten years since the terror attacks of 9/11. To commemorate the somber occasion, there were many campus-wide events including at the College of the Arts:

•    On Sept. 9, there was a live webcast, Commemorating 9/11, from the Dumont Center for Broadcasting. This webcast looked back at that day as well as the political, cultural and artistic fallout from the attacks. Featuring interviews with students, alumni, faculty, eyewitnesses and prominent journalists, the webcast contained news footage of the event and the aftermath from CBS News. Read the article and view the recorded broadcast here.

•    On Oct. 12, there was a symposium, Imagination in the Post-9/11 World: How Have We Changed?, convened by Montclair State’s virtual Creative Research Center (CRC), the transdisclipinary online community that CART launched in April 2011 to spotlight its students' creative work, as well as encouraging diverse collaborations across disciplines. The symposium featured a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the uses of the imagination in the post-9/11 world. Read more about it here.

•    To extend Montclair State University’s outreach, the Department of Theatre and Dance is on the move and hitting the road with a touring theatre company! The company takes theatre, featuring contemporary social issues, to schools throughout the state. The troupe launched with the world premiere of a 50-minute play that commemorates the 10th anniversary of September 11 and explores the teenage experience in this post-9/11 world. Read more about it here.

For more about all the campus-wide events held as part of Montclair State Remembers 9/11, read here.