THIS WEEK: Help Us Honor Veterans at Michigan Ross and U-M

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This week, leading up to Veteran's Day on Nov 11, we honor all veterans for their sacrifice and service to our country. Here at Michigan Ross, we also proudly recognize those who have chosen to apply their skills toward careers in business.

Seven percent of the Ross MBA Class of 2019 has served in the military. Our veterans say the resources, clubs, and support available from Michigan Ross and U-M make this an amazing place for service members.

The entire Ross and U-M community is honoring them this week during the 2018 Veteran’s Week celebrations.

All events are free and open to the university community and the general public; full information is available on the U-M Veterans Week site.

Monday, Nov. 5

Vietnam Panel
This is a chance to hear Vietnam Veterans talk about their experiences during that controversial war and how they were treated when they returned home. 
10:00am-12:00pm
Michigan League, Koessler Room

 

Student Panel
1:00pm-3:00pm
Michigan League, Koessler Room

 

Bodies of War — ft. Lisa Budreau
Lisa Budreau, senior curator of military history at the Tennessee State Museum, will present on the saga of the First World War dead and the efforts of the living to honor the fallen. She will unravel the complex logistical, political and social dynamics that unfolded from 1919 until the early 1930s, and explore the development of the heritage landscapes created in an attempt to remember the apocalypse of the era. Budreau’s illustrated talk will be based on her book, “Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933.”
6:00pm
Ross School of Business, Blau Hall 1580
 

Stories of Service
7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Hill Auditorium

More information and free tickets
 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

UM Programs for Service Members and their Families: MSPAN
10:00am-11:00am

Pierpoint, Boulevard Room

 

Support Services for Mental Health Seeking Post-9/11 Veterans
12:00pm-1:00pm
Pierpoint, Boulevard Room
 

Post-Traumatic Growth: New Narratives
1:00pm-2:00pm
Pierpoint, Boulevard Room
 

Support for Military Families
2:00pm-3:00pm
Pierpoint, Boulevard Room
 

Screening and Discussion of “GI Jews:  Jewish Americans in World War II”
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.

The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Lisa Ades, and Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History Deborah Dash Moore.

5:30-7:00 PM
Auditorium Museum of Art

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

U-M Veterans of Color Symposium

The Veterans of Color Symposium recognizes and reflects on the experiences and contributions of Veterans of Color. The symposium consists of a speaker/panel, and or a documentary screening followed by a reception. This year the symposium will focus on the experiences of Arab-American veterans through a documentary screening and discussion.  A reception will follow the screening/discussion.

11:00am-2:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room

 

Korea/WWII Panel

2:00pm-3:00pm
Palmer, Great Lakes North

 

"Almost Sunrise" Movie Screening
4:00pm
Ford School of Public Policy - Annenberg Auditorium

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

LGBTQ Veteran Panel
10:00am-12:00pm
Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room

 

Therapy and Service Dogs
Come and learn about how dogs and therapy animals can help returning veterans struggling with visible and invisible wounds. Meet service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support animals and learn how you can get involved and support animals caring for wounded warriors.
12:00pm-1:00pm
Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room

 

Women in the Military
1:00pm-3:00pm
Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room

 

The Role of Aviation in Coast Guard Operations
Presentation will be given by active duty Coast Guard pilots.  Learn about how the U.S. Coast Guard utilizes aircraft to conduct Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue and Humanitarian missions.  USCG pilots will share their personal experiences and hold a questions & answers session at the end. Open to anyone with an interest in aviation or military operations.

6:00pm
FXB Building, North Campus, Room 1008
 

Friday, Nov. 9

ROTC Flag Raising
8:00am
Law Quad Flagpole, Central Campus

 

ROTC Flag Lowering
5:00pm
Law Quad Flagpole, Central Campus

 

VET-x, a series of TED-style talks by Ross veterans
Three graduate student veterans and one alumni veteran will share TED Talk-style stories of lessons learned in the military that they still use today.  Food & drink will be served.
​5:00pm-7:00pm
Michigan Ross, Robertson Auditorium

Learn more about Veterans and Military Members at Michigan Ross