The University of Wisconsin-Superior is holding several events next week in honor of those who are serving or who have served our country.
Veterans will have full and free access to the Marcovich Wellness Center during regular hours from Monday, Nov. 5, to Friday, Nov. 9.
Offered by the Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center and Campus Recreation, military veterans must present military identification to participate in any open recreation activity, including the weight room, fitness center, racquetball courts, fieldhouse, three-court gymnasium, dance studio, climbing wall, table tennis and pool.
Each person must sign a day pass waiver for each day that they participate.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium, students, faculty, staff and residents will have a chance to write and send letters to military personnel stationed abroad for free.
Chief Nicholas Sawyer provides a brief history of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual in military leadership 11:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium. He discusses the relevance of "don't ask, don't tell" and current policies related to his own story as he moved through the ranks in the military as a gay man.
Ask a veteran during a question-and-answer forum noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 7, in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium. UWS has a growing population of students from all branches of the military. At this event, attendees will have a chance to talk to student veterans about their military experiences at home and overseas, and to promote a friendlier campus community.
Green Zone Training runs 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on the second floor of Swenson Hall, Room 2074. This in-person training for faculty, staff and students is designed to develop a campus community of support for student veterans and their families. Attendees will gain tools to enhance the overall college experience for student veterans.
A Veterans Day Ceremony and the sixth annual Excellence in Service Awards runs 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 9. A presentation of colors, national anthem, national moment of silence and national roll call, which includes the reading of the names of the 223 service members from Wisconsin and Minnesota who have lost their lives since 9/11, will take place at 11 a.m., at the flagpole across from the Curran-McNeill residence halls.
At 11:30 a.m. in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium, UWS Chancellor Renee Wachter will give a welcome address, followed by guest speaker, UWS veteran alumnus David Aslyn and the presentation of Excellence in Service Awards.