Northern Illinois University
To think a tragedy like this would affect my school, let alone my classroom, was just out of the realm of possibility to me. By God's grace I was not in attendance, but had close friends who were, one in particular who was injured. My world was turned upside down that day, and my heart filled with sorrow as well as guilt. Guilt of not being there, but I gave thanks that I wasn't. This photo was taken in November of 2009 during my return to campus nearly 1 year later. I was a senior in 2008. Forward Together Forward.
This contribution is dedicated to Patrick Korellis.
Hope in Hearts
The hearts that were placed on the tree outside "Cross Hill"
Hope Bears All
Message written on the wall.
The week after 2_14
This photo was taken the week students returned to campus after 2-14, when Tikva, a crisis response dog, visitied the Women's Studies Program office.
Colors of Hope
After darkness are bright colors of hope.
Red flowers burst from the snow outside on campus, the Forward Together, Forward is subtle in the background, letting us know what we will never forget.
NIU Cares Day
Residents of Lincoln Hall C3 formed a group for NIU Cares Day and asked President Peters to take a photo with them because they were so excited that he was talking with all the students. It was their first time meeting him.
Why Can't We Be Friends
Signing the memorial boards.
Memorial Stones and Sculpture
In front of Cole Hall, the five "Forward Together Forward" stones and Memorial Flame sculpture. Taken August 11, 2010.
Walking to my car in May I noticed how pretty the trees were and stopped to take several photos.