U of I to Honor Survivor of Campus Shooting Spree

(AP Photo/Iowa City Press-Citizen, Deb Barber)


By Becky Ogann

IOWA CITY (AP) - The University of Iowa will host a series of events honoring the lone survivor of an on-campus shooting spree 18 years ago.

Miya Rodolfo-Sioson was working in the university's provost office on Nov. 1, 1991 when graduate student Gang Lu opened fire. Lu killed six people, including himself, and Rodolfo-Sioson was paralyzed from the neck down.

Rodolfo-Sioson died of breast cancer in December.

A photo exhibit of Rodolfo-Sioson's life is now on display at women's center where she worked. A documentary about her life, "Miya of the Quiet Strength," will be shown at the center on April 8. The university also plans to hold a commemorative ceremony.

Friends say Rodolfo-Sioson wanted to be remembered for what she did with her life.

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