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Most people can recall exactly where they were when they heard the news on Sept. 11, 2011.

Whether on the way to a college class, in the car, a residence hall or just walking up and flipping on the news, the moment stands out.

UW Oshkosh’s American Democracy Project has developed a webpage to collect the memories of faculty, staff and students as the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks approach.

“As we at UW Oshkosh aim to deliver a global education for the 21st century, examining with care the events which shape our world is of critical importance,” said David Siemers, political science professor. “We need to be committed to encouraging meaningful dialogue about the events of September 11, 2001 and its ramifications in our continuing quest to understand our world. Student voices are a critical part of this process, as are those of our teachers.”

Memories can be submitted here.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.  The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times. The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.