On December 28th, 2009, Indiana University professor and community leader Don Belton was murdered in Bloomington, IN. The motive for the crime has not yet been established.
Professor Belton’s death has come to a shock to an entire community. A vigil will be held in his honor. Information on the vigil comes from the Indiana Daily Student
The Indiana University and Bloomington community is invited to attend a community vigil in honor of Assistant Professor of English Don Belton. The vigil will be held on Friday, Jan. 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the southeast corner of the courthouse square (the intersection of Walnut Street and Kirkwood Avenue).
Rae Greiner, assistant professor of English at IU Bloomington, said the gathering will serve two important purposes. "Members of the academic community and wider community will gather to acknowledge and honor a dear friend, colleague, mentor and teacher. But we will also hope at this time to demonstrate that Don was an important and valued member of the wider Bloomington community."
Candles will be provided for the vigil, but everyone who attends is welcome to bring his or her own. For more information, contact Greiner firstname.lastname@example.org or at 510-757-8125.
For more press coverage see the Indiana Daily Student.