UA Little Rock to honor members of military with week of events

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will honor its veterans and military service members with celebratory events during “Heart of Servicemember” Week Nov. 12-16. 

The week of events begins with a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building. The Military Student Success Center will hold an open house following the ceremony from noon to 4 p.m. in the Applied Communication Building Room 111.

The Veteran Education Training (VET) 365 Program will host a seminar at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Donaghey Student Center Leadership Lounge to introduce faculty and staff to the strengths, challenges, and realities that military service members and their families encounter.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, UA Little Rock veterans, faculty, staff, and students can enjoy a free lunch provided by Sodexo in the Military Student Success Center. Those attending lunch can also take a picture with the selfie screen and post it to social media using #UALRVeteransDay.

The UA Little Rock community will hear from student veterans during a panel discussion, “Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide at UA Little Rock,” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15,  in Donaghey Student Services Center D.

The week will end with an open forum that highlights the benefits of hiring veterans and debunking myths that serve as barriers to recruiting and retaining veterans in the workforce. “Hiring Veterans: Debunking the Myths” will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Donaghey Student Center A.

All week long, people may stop by the Student Services Center reception desk to pick up a star to honor any veterans in their life.

For more information, contact Kathy Oliverio, director of military student success, at 501-682-8387 or kmoliverio@ualr.edu.

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