April 19, 2007 - Virginia Tech Hokie Hope Alert
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This week we lost friends, colleagues and students from the drinking water community. In this Alert are some ways we can honor their memories. Personally, I plan to hug my family even closer and be grateful for all of the good things in my life.--Publisher

Hokie Hope: Orange and Maroon Effect

Friday, April 20, Hokie Hope: Orange and Maroon Effect -- Virginia Tech family members across the country have united to declare this Friday, April 20, an "Orange and Maroon Effect" day to honor those killed in the tragic events on campus Monday and to show support for Virginia Tech students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and friends. Everyone across the country is invited to be part of the Virginia Tech family this Friday and wear orange and maroon to support the families of those who were lost and support the school and community. 

From American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and EWRI:

"It is with great sorrow that we inform you that Dr. G.V. Loganathan, a long-time ASCE member and an active member of EWRI, was among the victims of Mondayís tragic shootings. Also, it has been confirmed that eight students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department were among the victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Loganathanís family, students, colleagues and friends, as well as all of those who are suffering from these incomprehensible events.

A number of members have expressed a desire to offer support to the victims and their families. As more definitive information becomes available on memorial services, funds and other support efforts, updates will be posted on the EWRI Web site. Also, anyone wishing to express their memories and thoughts of Dr. Loganathan, or any of the victims, are encouraged to visit the condolences page."