Service of Reflection Set for Monday Afternoon

April 22, 2013

Office of Communications


Counseling Services Also Available to UMass Boston Community

The campus community is invited to attend a service of reflection and healing Monday afternoon to honor the memory of former student Krystle Campbell and the three others killed in the Boston Marathon bombings and the days that followed.

Reverend Adrienne Berry-Burton, Father Paul Helfrich, and UMass Boston students will lead the service, which will start at 2:30 p.m. on the first-floor terrace of the Campus Center. The service will include a statewide moment of silence at 2:50 p.m., the time when the bombings happened last Monday.

“Every person at UMass Boston has been affected by these events, some more than others, but we have all been impacted,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Patrick Day. “We had students running the marathon, friends and family cheering for the runners, and students volunteering in the medical tent. As is the custom of our campus community, we stand tall to help each other.”

There will be a resource table in the Campus Center with information on resources available for those coping with the tragedy. Healing ribbons will also be available from University Health Services.

Counselors in the University Health Services Counseling Center are available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call 617.287.5690.

If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, you can also call the Disaster Distress Helpline for information, support, and counseling at 1-800-985-5990. It's free and it's confidential. Resources are also posted on the University Health Services website.

Reverend Berry-Burton and Father Helfrich will also lead prayer groups on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel, located on the third floor of McCormack Hall, near the Ryan Lounge. The chapel is also available for individual meditation and prayer. Contact Reverend Berry-Burton and Father Helfrich at or 617.287.5838.

The Office of the Dean of Students is another resource for students in distress and in need of support. Contact Associate Dean of Students Mark Jannoni at or call 617.287.5899 to set up an appointment or make a referral.

The Human Resources Department offers an employee assistance program for faculty and staff through Ceridian Lifeworks. More information is available online.

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