The University Scholars Program will be hosting a Sandy Hook Elementary Benefit Concert on Monday, March 4, 2013, at 8 pm in the Tabler Center Black Box Theatre to raise funds for those affected by the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, this past December. The evening will consist of a series of guest speakers, including Assistant Dean of Students Jeffrey Barnett; representatives from the University Police Department who will discuss safety measures in place at Stony Brook to prevent and respond to similar situations on campus; and a student panel led by Ahmed Belazi and Christine Szaraz from the Center for Prevention and Outreach. In addition to the speakers, there will be various student performances from on-campus groups including the Stony Brook Pipettes, Swallow This, the University Choir and a special dance tribute.
There will be a suggested $5 donation at the door, as well as baked goods for sale at the event, and all proceeds will go to the United Way’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund to provide assistance to those families affected by the tragedy. Please join in this very special evening to remember and pay tribute to those who were lost.
For more information about the event, please contact Jeremy Marchese, senior staff assistant for University Scholars, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is being co-sponsored with the Honors College; the Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture, and Humanities; and the National Residence Hall Honorary.
University Scholars is a four-year program for high-achieving freshmen that focuses on creating a community of learners dedicated to scholarship, leadership and service. Scholars attend special symposia and field trips; obtain special academic advising; participate in the Scholars Council and Executive Board; help with mentoring, tutoring and various outreach activities; and obtain priority registration for classes.