Stories from Student Veterans

David Chrisinger, Communication Specialist and veteran transition expert, will be the guest speaker on the webinar Stories from Student Veterans on Thurs. Feb. 18 & 25, at noon, hosted by Kognito. He will talk about “best practices to better engage student veterans, make them feel at home at the university, and teach them the skills they need to succeed in college” ( Registration for the webinar is free.

Chrisinger’s book, See me for who I am: Student veterans’ stories of war and coming home, contains a collection of essays by 20 student veterans at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where Chrisinger is a lecturer. He also is a managing editor of the web site Stronger at the Broken Places.

Andersen Library has additional resources, if you’d like to learn more. Search Research@UWW to find books such as From the Army to college: Transitioning from the service to higher education (2nd-floor New Arrivals UB357 .V342 2015), Creating a veteran-friendly campus: Strategies for transition and success (3rd-floor Main Collection, LB2343 .N44 2009), From the Marine Corps to college: Transitioning from the service to higher education (3rd-floor Main Collection, UB357 .V34 2014), and Supporting veterans in higher education: A primer for administrators, faculty, and advisors (available to UWW staff and students from UW-La Crosse by making a free UW Request).

There is a lot of information provided for veterans on the web site of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as well as at web sites for VA hospitals, including the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison.

UWW, a Military Friendly School, offers many resources and services to support the academic success of student veterans and service members. See, for a start, the Admissions page for Veterans.

Ask a librarian (visit the Reference Desk, call 262.472.1032, or choose to email or chat) for assistance with finding additional materials.

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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