Students at the University of Central Florida will hold a candlelight vigil to remember former student and journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by terrorists in Syria on Tuesday.
ISIS terrorists kidnapped Sotloff more than a year ago while he was working as a freelance journalist in the Middle East.
The vigil begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Reflecting Pond on the main campus. The pond is located between Millican Hall and the library. Those planning to attend are encouraged to park in Garage A, located near the College of Education and Human Performance.
The event is geared toward giving UCF students an opportunity to pay their respects according to the UCF chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is organizing the vigil.
The group organized the event via Facebook and in two days has had more than 300 people view the page.
“Our UCF family mourns Steven’s death, and we join millions of people around the world who are outraged at this despicable and unjustifiable act,” said UCF President John C. Hitt.