More Owen Celebration being held Oct. 7

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By Brie Haro | October 6, 2020 8:41pm

A virtual gathering is being hosted on Oct. 7 by Active Minds to celebrate Owen Klinger's life.

Photo courtesy of the Klinger family

Music, poetry and other works of art will be shared virtually to commemorate University of Portland student, Owen Klinger, who died in late October of 2019. The event will be hosted by the Active Minds club on Oct. 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST on Zoom.  To join this event, students must RSVP by filling out this questionnaire and can be added to the #moreowen2020 email list. 

Klinger went missing from campus Oct. 6, 2019, and his body was found two weeks later in the Willamette river near the St. Johns Bridge. Nearly 2,000 people gathered for his funeral which consisted of family, friends and members of the UP community.

For more information as to who Klinger was as a person, friend, and son, visit the Facebook page More Owen run by his family. There members of the UP community can find pictures and memories from Owen’s life. Active Minds stated that all students, faculty, family and staff are welcome to join the event. 

Brienna Haro is a reporter for The Beacon and can be reached at