Opportunity to give feedback

UAA is in the process of designing a new website for military and veterans community services and we want your input. Please use the feedback form on the new www.uaa.alaska.edu/veterans page and let us know what we can do to improve it.

2011 Event Highlights

The University of Alaska Anchorage celebrated Veterans Appreciation week with a variety of events and opportunities to engage between November 4th and November 11th. 

Full details are included at the bottom of the page. Highlights include:

Review full details at the bottom of this page.

11/14 - Community Event -  Military and Veterans Town Hall Meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Begich Middle School

Remembrance National Roll Call

Friday, November 11, 2011
Student Union Cafeteria
8 a.m. -  close of ceremony (approximately 5:00 p.m.)

Following the 10th anniversary of September 11 tragedy, the University of Alaska Anchorage has joined a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.

On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at more than 100 college and universities across the nation will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

Please contact the Student Veterans Association at vets_of_uaa@yahoo.com or visit their website: http://life.uaa.alaska.edu/ for additional information.

Map of Event Locations

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Veterans Awareness Week - Event Details

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering a variety of programming during the week of November 4th through November 11th. 

The goal of Veterans Awareness Week is to create a supportive environment for the growing population of Veteran and Military Affiliated students. The Financial Aid office, the Bookstore, Military Programs, Student Life and Leadership, UAA Advancement, the Alaska Veterans Organization for Women, the Veterans Center, and the Student Veterans of UAA have all collaborated to arrange a week of events to bring awareness to the UAA Community. The week will consist of the following events:

In remembrance of Veterans Day, and to mark the unique occurrence of the date 11/11/11, along with the passing of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, bracelets will be handed out during the week. The bracelets will be yellow silicon with raised letters that reads UAA Honors 11/11/11. The silicone bracelets are a simple way to show support during Veterans Awareness Week.

11/4 - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in LIB 307
Serving our Military Students at UAA - Panel of Experts  
A significant percentage of UAA students are active-duty military, veterans or military family members. Come join us for a panel of resource experts to learn what faculty needs to know to respond to the special concerns and needs of this important population.
Presented by
 - Mel Kalkowski, Director of UAA Military Programs; 
 - John  Johnson, Veteran Financial Assistance Coordinator
 - Kaela Parks; Director of Disability Support Services

11/8 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm - Bookstore
UAA, Veterans, and the GI Bill: A story of partnership for over 50 years 
Presented by Mel Kalkowski, Director of UAA Military Programs

11/9 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Student Union
Veterans Resource Fair
The purpose of the resource fair is to help the Veteran and Military student population learn about the many resources available specifically for them. Booths include Operation Healing Waters, Operation Healing Hearts, Alaska Therapy Dogs, Wounded Warrior Program, the Veterans Center, The order of the Purple Heart, among other amazing organizations.

11/10 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in RH 303
Serving our Military Students at UAA - Panel of Students 
A significant percentage of UAA students are active-duty military, veterans or military family members. Come join us for a military student panel to learn what faculty needs to know to respond to the special concerns and needs of this important population. The panel discussion to cover the questions; What behaviors and attitudes have faculty shown or can faculty show to be the most effective teachers for military students at UAA? And the reverse: What behaviors/attitudes have faculty demonstrated that have been the most problematic for military students at UAA? In other words, what do faculty need to know to be most effective in helping military students succeed at UAA (obviously, within the constraints of UAA's policies and procedures)?

11/10 - Alaska Native Veterans Panel - Cancelled

11/11 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Student Union
Recognizing our Fallen Military from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
[Read the event description]

11/11 - Locations across campus
UAA Student Veterans Appreciation discounts
 - Campus Bookstore offering 30% off
 - Subway offering free 6" sub to Active Military or Veteran with ID
 - Women's Basketball Game v. Minot