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Father Adam Keltos, Catholic chaplain, left, looks on as the Rev. Thomas Davenport, Interdenominational Protestant chaplain, places a candle at the Place of Remembrance as part of “A Moment of Reflection and Remembrance at the Conclusion of the Pan Am Flight 103 Trial.” The event was organized by the Hendricks Chapel Chaplains Council on January 31 following the trial’s split verdict. The Rev. Thomas V. Wolfe, dean of Hendricks Chapel, read a statement from the council: “Together, we acknowledge that we must learn from this tragedy. We must join hands and be united in ending violence and terrorism in our homelands and abroad.”

The U.S. Department of Education considers SU’s comprehensive 12-Point Plan for Substance Abuse Prevention and Health Enhancement to be a model program.
     Then-Secretary of Education Richard Riley cited the program at the 14th annual National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education last fall. The Department of Education also awarded SU a $99,957 grant to further support the plan and included it in the publication alcohol and Other Drug Prevention on College Campuses: Model Programs 1999 and 2000.
      SU’s plan—which was developed by Barry L. Wells, vice president for student affairs and dean of student relations, and approved by Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw in 1999—employs a comprehensive, environmental management approach to reduce student Substance abuse; increase campus safety; and promote a campus culture characterized by civility, good citizenship, and community engagement. “Our assessment program shows a clear improvement in student behavior and a reduction in the number of student medical emergencies involving alcohol and other drugs,” says Anastasia Urtz, associate dean of student relations and director of judicial affairs.
      At a January ceremony in Washington, D.C., Department of Education officials presented an award for the program to Urtz, Wells, and Dessa Bergen-Cico ’86, G’88, G’92, director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Health Enhancement Office.
Syracuse University and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles recently introduced the Syracuse University license plate.
      The distinctive plate features an orange-and-blue emblem and “Syracuse University” as the tag line on the bottom of the plate.
      Individuals interested in ordering the plate must complete an application form found at the SU web site ("www.syr.edu/bkst/general/ dmv.html) or provided by the University’s Office of Trademark Licensing, located in the Schine Student Center (315-443-2838). Requests are processed in four to six weeks.
      The initial cost for a standard plate (four numbers + SU) is $44.50, and includes a one-time $10 fee to benefit academic programs at the University. A $25 annual fee will be added to regular registration costs at renewal. The initial cost for a personalized plate, including a one-time $10 fee to benefit academic programs at the University, is $73. At renewal, a $50 annual fee will be added to regular registration costs.
      "We believe alumni across New York State will be very proud to have these new license plates,” says Lil O’Rourke ’77, associate vice president for alumni relations. “The fact that this program benefits current and future Syracuse University students really makes this special.”


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