February 14, 2008 Memorial

February 14, 2008 was a tragic day for the community of Northern Illinois University. This site was created by the staff of the University Archives and Regional History Center as a memorial for all affected by that day's campus shooting. It is devoted to the healing and support of each individual as they browse and comment upon the items and contribute their own unique memories.

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Images of Hope was a public art project organized by Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment, Dr. Rhonda Robinson, Media Services, Outreach, and the Office of Support and Advocacy. It was displayed during "NIU Remembers: A Day of Reflection," the one year anniversary of the February 14, 2008 shootings. All members of the university community were invited to submit photographs that they believe could address questions such as: What does recovery look like? What do you "see" when you think of hope? The concept of the exhibit, which was displayed both electronically and with prints displayed on the wall, was for visitors to find encouragement, hope and renewal.