10/30/2018 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will hold a vigil on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel to honor the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting from this past Saturday. A gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Pittsburgh synagogue, also wounding several others.
"It's very important to gather like this and stand against hatred and bigotry," said Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. "We need to demonstrate that peace and unity will characterize us, not violence and division."
The vigil is open to the public and candles will be provided. The vigil is co-sponsored by Ashland University Student Affairs and the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. The Chapel is located at the corner of King Road and College Avenue.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###