July 19, 2014 Saturday Morning Open Houses - Free and Open to the Public
Open House at Briar Cliff University
Campus and Chapel
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Vista Lounge – this served as the central gathering place for the survivors and their families
Our Lady of Grace Chapel – the chapel was always full of survivors and family members. The site of numerous prayer services. The Book of Intentions will also be located in the back of the chapel and available for families and friends to review the scores of personal notes that were written during those days by the survivors and the family members of passengers who were killed in the crash….very poignant.
Alverno and Toller Halls – model rooms like the ones used by survivors during that week
Heelan Hall – site of Meis Recital Hall, the location where all family meetings were held with medical personnel, United Airlines officials, the governor, etc.
Representing BCU at the Open House and greeting guests will be:
Bev Wharton – President
Sr. Margaret Wick – Retired President of BCU and the President at the time of the accident
Dr. Gail Rooney – Former VP of Student Services at BCU at time of the incident – now at the University of Illinois
Jim Wharton – Former Asst to the Pres. at BCU, former Mayor, and now at Siouxland Community Health Center
3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, IA 51104 (712) 279-5321
at The Security Institute
located at the campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Includes facility tour, representatives from the American Red Cross, LifeServe Blood, and Book Signing with Laurence Gonzales
Tours of the facility - Command center and facility was built after receiving a grant from the federal government to respond to the need of a common communication system between agencies during the time of a crisis.
LifeServe Blood Center Mobile - Blood Drive Goal is to collect 232 pints by July 19. The Mayor's Youth Commission is managing the blood drive.
Laurence Gonzales book signing
"Intense, gripping, alive with knowledge and compassion, Flight 232 is a new masterpiece of calamity and courage." - Richard Rhodes, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
Located on the Western Iowa Technical Community College campus
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199
Open House at the Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The museum opened in 2010 on 15 acres with 30,000 sq. ft. of display and exhibit space. Self guided tours are available. New Flt 232 Exhibit & Reflection Garden will be dedicated on July 11 at 9:00 am.
2600 Expedition Ct.
Sioux City, IA 51111