SLU Fraternity Raises Money for VT, Memorial to be Held

Southeastern Louisiana University is more than 800 miles away from Blacksburg, Va., but the Lion community is rallying together in honor of the 32 killed this week at Virginia Tech.

Southeastern's Kappa Sigma Fraternity will be selling ribbons to raise money for Virginia Tech, according to Kappa Sigma spokesman Lenny Losch.

Losch said that the ribbons would be sold at the university's annual Strawberry Jubilee. The free festival is being held April 18 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Park.

The money will be sent to Virginia Tech on behalf of Kappa Sigma and the university, Losch said. For more information or to donate money, contact Losch at 985-687-6986

Southeastern will also hold a memorial service later in the day. The brief ceremony will include remarks by university president Randy Moffett and Student Government Association representatives.

The names of the deceased members of the Virginia Tech family will be read and a bell will toll for each victim.

The memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Park. The service is open to students and area residents.

On Monday, a gunman killed 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg. It was the single deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

The suspected lone gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two people in a dormitory, and then two hours later he shot and killed 30 in a locked classroom building before killing himself, according to police.

Reporter: Daniel Brown, WAFB 9NEWS