Veterans and Service Members Recognition Week

November 02, 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater proudly extends Veterans Day to an entire week every November to honor veterans and military students. Festivities this year take place November 7-12 and include an art exhibit, faculty training sessions, a flag-raising ceremony and much more.

November 3 - 14

Rise of the Fallen: Spirit Box Veterans Exhibit
Fiskum Art Gallery - University Center
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Come experience a powerful and moving memorial of the 106 Wisconsin service men and women who gave their lives fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.


November 7 - 11

FREE Pool and Bowling
Warhawk Alley - University Center
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Thursday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Veterans and service members can play pool and bowl for free during the entire week.

Tie a Ribbon on the Honor Tree
University Center Commons, near the Fiskum Art Gallery, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m
Tie a ribbon on the honor tree as a silent way to say thank you to many different groups that have been affected by past and present wars.
  • White: In memory of a family member or friend who lost their life in service
  • Blue: In honor of a family member or friend who is serving
  • Yellow: In support and thanks to all veterans and service members
  • Black: In recognition of someone who was a POW/MIA
  • Purple: If you are a UW-Whitewater student or community member who is serving or has served

Veterans and Service Members Lounge Open House
Andersen Library, Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Stop by for a snack or a cup of coffee and connect with other student veterans. Resources will be available to answer questions.


Tuesday, Nov. 8

Intergenerational Reflection of Military Service Panel
Involvement Center in the University Center, 2 - 3 p.m.
Community, faculty and student veterans will be giving their personal accounts of their time spent in the military. For information contact Kathy Craney at


Wednesday, Nov. 9

Veterans Benefits and Resources Fair
University Center Commons, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Representatives from a variety of veterans' state, county, community and campus resources will be available to answer your questions. For information contact Jan Nordin at

Stop by for a cup of coffee
9 a.m - 1 p.m.
Coffee will be provided by the folks from Their truck will be parked outside of the University Center. Stop by their information table in the University Center and get a cup of coffee while supporting a good cause. is a non-profit group founded by veterans that "help veterans and their family who survived the war, survive the peace."


Thursday, Nov. 10

From Combat to Classroom: Transitions of Modern Warriors
University Center, Room 259A, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan attending college bring a variety of life experiences that can both enhance and hinder their success in institutions of higher learning. This presentation aims to educate faculty and staff members about issues unique to these student veterans and to provide a forum for discussion about what it is like to go from combat to a classroom.
To register for the workshop please go to and click on the link for Teaching and Learning Workshops on the left side of the LEARN Center home page.

Presented by:
Cari Myles, MSW, LCSW
OEF/OIF/OND Outreach Coordinator
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital


Friday, Nov. 11

Remembrance Day: National Roll Call
University Center Commons, 8 a.m. until finished (2 - 3 p.m.)
This year Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day as it was originally called, will mark the 10th year of Post 9-11 combat. To date 6,243 U.S. service members have died in two major theaters of operation - Iraq and Afghanistan (as of 9/15/2011).
The Remembrance Day National Roll Call event will be held on 11-11-11, a once-in-a-century date. Volunteers from the university and community will read all the names of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom casualties. There will be a pause at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time to observe a simultaneous "minute of silence."

Veterans Recognition Ceremony
Alumni Center Flag Pole, 11 a.m.
Student and community speakers will talk about the importance of Veterans Day.

Free Lunch
UW-Whitewater Dining Facilities, 11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Free lunch, provided by Chartwells, will be offered to veterans at any UW-Whitewater dining facility. Veterans must either be in uniform or present their military ID.

Art Gallery Reception
Fiskum Art Gallery, noon - 1:30 p.m.
There will be a reception for the Rise of the Fallen display at the Fiskum Art Gallery in the University Center. Meet the artist, UW-Whitewater's own Andre Ferrella. Rob Wachowiak will provide music.

ROTC Military Ball
Hamilton Center, 6 - 10 p.m
This is a formal dinner held by the Department of Military Science each year with the intent of familiarizing the Army ROTC cadets with formal dining as well as recognizing cadets who will soon graduate and become commissioned officers. By Invitation Only


Saturday, Nov. 12

Military Appreciation Day
Perkins Stadium
Military Appreciation Day will run from 9 a.m. until halftime at the football game, in the parking lot in front of Perkins Stadium. The intent is to provide a venue for the university and the community to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by members of all branches of the military past and presently serving.

UW-Whitewater Football Game vs. UW-La Crosse
Perkins Stadium, 1 p.m.
Intercollegiate Athletics is providing free tickets to veterans. There will be halftime recognition of student and community veterans. For tickets, please contact Jan Nordin at or Andrew Browning at Tickets will also be available by will call before the game with presentation of a new or old military ID or DD214.


Sara Kuhl