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  • Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement
  • Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics
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Salute Our Troops Week 2016

Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 11

Celebrate UB's military and veteran community members.

Reflections of Vietnam
Monday, Nov. 7-Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-noon
Academic Center, Room 129
Take a walk through time and witness stories told by soldiers who fought in Vietnam. Walk through the hallway of honor to see faces and read stories of those who saw the war first hand. See how they lived through the many artifacts available in our mini museum.

22 For 22 Push-Up Challenge
Through Nov. 11, noon-12:30 p.m.
Gordon Plaza
Rain Location: UB Student Center, lobby
Support veteran mental health by joining us for 22 days of push-ups on the plaza to raise awareness about veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention through supportive action.

Sign the “Thank Our Vets” Banner
Monday, Nov. 7-Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
UB Student Center, lobby
Express your gratitude and support for our military and veteran students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The Bob Parsons Veterans Center Quilt and Blanket Drive
Monday, Nov. 7-Friday, Nov. 18
Donate gently used quilts and blankets to The Bob Parsons Veterans Center (Academic Center, Room 129) or Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement (UB Student Center, Room 303). We will be donating collected items for the Bea Gaddy Family Center in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 14-18).

Soldier Up
Tuesday, Nov. 8, noon-3 p.m.
Gordon Plaza
Rain Location: UB Student Center, lobby
Hop inside a Humvee, climb the warrior wall or talk to active-duty soldiers about their everyday missions. Learn what it means to be a soldier in the U.S. Army and the values they live by each day. Talk with cadets from Johns Hopkins University about their joint ROTC program with UB, and how you could become an officer in the U.S. Army right after college.

Platoon: What Would You Do?
Movie, Dinner and Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
UB Student Center, fifth floor, Wright Theater
Join associate professor emeritus and veteran Richard Swaim to watch the Vietnam-based movie Platoon and discuss the ethics and morals of war. Dinner begins at 5 p.m; movie begins at 5:30 p.m.

Music4Vets
Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
UB Student Center, fifth floor, Wright Theater
Join us for an evening of comradery and fun with Music4Vets, an organization that provides an opportunity for veterans to join together in an environment of creativity to help heal unseen scars.

Veterans Day Flag Recognition Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Gordon Plaza
Rain Location: H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, lobby
Join us for our annual Veterans Day ceremony as we pay tribute to the contributions of our military and veteran students, faculty and staff. At 11:30 a.m., lecturer Roger Friskey performs music of protest, support and social change from the Vietnam era. At noon, UB President Kurt L. Schmoke leads a flag-raising ceremony and Johns Hopkins University Pershing Rifles Drill Team performs. The ceremony will end with the final 22 for 22 Push-Up Challenge, and lunch will be provided by Mission BBQ.

Last Published 11/7/16