“Boots to Books: Advising and Teaching Veterans” Workshops

The Department of Veterans Affairs indicates that enrollment of veterans in college has increased 16-fold and well over 500,000 veterans have traded in their uniforms for text books. With the development of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the wars in Iraq/Afghanistan coming to an end, colleges across the state see dramatic increases of veterans attending classes. At Missouri State University, we have developed the Veteran Student Services office to meet the growing demands of this exceptional group of students. In this session, learn about unique needs of student-veterans, discuss ways we can engage, encourage and empower our student-veterans and hear from current student-veterans about their personal transition and experiences.  Jenifer Kautzman from Veteran Student Services will facilitate.

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend one of two identical workshops:

Friday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in PSU Ballroom East
Tuesday, February 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. in PSU Ballroom East

We have room for up to 50 participants in each workshop and registration is required.  You may register on the Academic Advisement Center website.

The “Boots to Books” workshop is co-sponsored by Veteran Student Services and the Academic Advisement Center. For Master Advisors, participation in one of these workshops would complete recertification requirements for a full academic year.

Please contact Kathy Davis at ext. 65258 if you have questions.

Find more information about other events in this week’s Provost Communiqué.

 

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