As you probably know by now, Western student Cecil Elsner died Oct. 7 in a plane crash near White Pass in the Cascades. We'd like to take some time to acknowledge the tragic loss of a fellow student and member of the Western community. The hearts and thoughts of everyone at The AS Review go out to all those touched by Cecil Elsner.

The Counseling Center is available for any students who feel like they need support or someone to talkt to at this time. Please contact them at 360.650.3164 or in Old Main 540.

We want to share the response by the English department, too, of which Cecil was a member:

The English department is greatly saddened by the untimely death of Cecil Elsner, who was a creative writing major and student of literature. He will be missed by his professors and classmates. Our thoughts are also with his family.

Marc Geisler

Chair and Associate Professor

Department of English