Pakistani Student Association Hosting Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Earthquake Victims

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Monday, killing at least 340 people and injuring more than 2,000.

WHAT: In light of a recent earthquake that struck near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and resulted in more than 340 fatalities and 2,000 injuries, the Pakistani Student Association at Texas Tech University will hold a candlelight vigil to show its support and solidarity with those affected by this tragedy.

The earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, resulting in more than 340 fatalities, a number likely grow as more rubble is cleared. Though the earthquake’s epicenter was in Afghanistan, the majority of deaths reported have been in Pakistan.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30)

WHERE:  Memorial Circle

WHO: The Pakistani Student Association is a newly-formed student organization at Texas Tech. The candlelight vigil is open to the community.

Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at Texas Tech Today Media Resources or follow us on Twitter

CONTACT:  Richard Verrone, graduate studies coordinator, Department of History, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8399 or richard.verrone@ttu.edu


College of
Arts & Sciences

The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges. 

Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.

With over 10,000 students (8,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate) enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college on the Texas Tech University campus.

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest