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UWS Veterans Day Program 2018

Nov 9, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Free | UWS Yellowjacket Union

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University of Wisconsin-Superior’s sixth annual Veterans Day observance will feature a presentation of colors, national anthem, national moment of silence and national roll call, which includes the reading of the names of the 223 service members from Wisconsin and Minnesota who have lost their lives since 9/11. The event will begin at the flagpole across from the Curran-McNeill residence halls. At 11:30 a.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium, UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter will give a welcome address, followed by guest speaker UW-Superior veteran alumni David Aslyn and the presentation of Excellence in Service Awards.

UWS will be holding several events throughout the week in honor of those who are serving or who have served the country.

Free Fitness Week for Veterans
Nov. 5-9 in the Marcovich Wellness Center

Offered by the Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center and Campus Recreation, all veterans have full, free access to the MWC during regular hours of operation. Military veterans must present military identification. Each person must sign a day pass waiver for each day that they participate. Veterans are able to participate in any open rec activity including the weight room, fitness center, racquetball courts, fieldhouse, three-court gymnasium, dance studio, climbing wall, table tennis or pool.

Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes
Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium

Students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to write and send letters to military personnel stationed abroad for no charge.

Being LGBT+ in Military Leadership
Tuesday, Nov. 6, from, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium

Chief Nicholas Sawyer will provide a brief history and discuss the relevance of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell as well as the current status of policies, relating this all to his own story as he moved his way up the ranks in the military while being a member of the gay community.

Ask a Veteran Q-and-A Forum
Wednesday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium

UW-Superior has a growing population of students who are military veterans from all branches and affiliations. At this event, students, faculty, staff and community members will have a chance to talk to student veterans about their military experiences both at home and overseas and to promote a friendlier campus community.

Green Zone Training
Tuesday, Nov. 8, from, 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning conference room on the second floor of Swenson Hall Room 2074

This in-person training for faculty, staff and students is designed to develop a campus community of support for student veterans and their families. Attendees will gain tools to enhance the overall college experience for student veterans. This session includes a presentation followed by dialogue and dialogue and discussion.

All veterans, military members, students, faculty and community members are welcome to attend these events.

Details

Date:
Nov 9, 2018
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

UWS Yellowjacket Union
1605 Catlin Ave.
Superior, Wisconsin 54880 United States
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Phone:
715-394-8244
Website:
uwsuper.edu/yu
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