Tag Archives: Veterans

The Super Bowl is Over but AMVETS Still Asks You to #PleaseStand

The NFL denied ad space in their Super Bowl 53 program to the group American Veterans after the group declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem. The AMVETS ad featured two soldiers in uniform holding the American flag with the hashtag “#PleaseStand.” The message targets NFL players who have taken to kneeling during the national anthem over ... Read More »

UWSP Considered Military Friendly

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been named a Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year based on support and academic program offerings for veterans and feedback from student veterans. UWSP believes “military-friendly” refers to the faculty, staff, student government, and the general student population having an attitude of openness, care, and concern for both the academic ... Read More »

Author Speaks About Veterans and Post-War Challenges

Veterans, students, faculty and community members gathered in the Laird room Dec. 3 to hear author Brian Castner speak about challenges men and women face upon returning from war. Castner’s book, “The Long Walk: Story of War and the Life That Follows” details his own experience as commander of two Explosive Ordinance Disposal units in Iraq. The book is critically ... Read More »

First Year Seminar Class Helps Veterans Transition To College

Transitioning to college life is challenging. This semester, instructor David Chrisinger taught a First Year Seminar class designed to smooth the transition for one group of students in particular. ‘Back From the Front: Transition From the Military to Civilian Life’ is open to new-to-campus veterans who need to fulfill their FYS credit. Like every FYS class, ‘Back From the Front’ ... Read More »

Celebrating Our Veterans

Last Monday the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point held a remembrance ceremony in honor of war veterans and Veterans Day. The remembrance ceremony opened with the presenting of flags, carried by four men currently serving in the Army, followed by brief speeches from Chancellor Bernie Patterson, Teresa Barta, an associate professor of biology at UWSP, and Vice Chancellor of ... Read More »

Student’s Death Highlights Veterans’ Mental Health Crisis

The university lost two members of the community this weekend. While they were both tragic in their own way, the death of Michael Zuelsdorff Saturday morning highlights a growing mental health crisis that veterans of U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are facing. Zuelsdorff, 33, a Sergeant First Class in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and sophomore majoring in Forestry, ... Read More »

Nontraditional Students at UWSP

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point student Robert Sell is enrolled for the third time. He describes his education path to this point as “military, student, construction, student, construction, and student.”   Sell already has a degree in Public Administration and decided to return to UWSP for his degree in Special Education. He and his wife are both pursuing degrees ... Read More »