VETERANS @ PENN
Resources and News for Military Veterans & Active Duty Service Members @ Penn.
Since the College of Philadelphia became the University of Pennsylvania in 1779, Penn men and women have served in America’s military from the Revolution to the present.
The goal of Veterans at Penn is to provide support, resources, networking, and information for military veteran and active duty students, faculty, and staff at theUniversity of Pennsylvania.
RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY VETERANS ASSOCIATION (UPMVA) http://upennveterans.org/welcome/ UPenn Veterans Upward Bound Program www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/vub/ Yellow Ribbon Program @ Penn www.upenn.edu/registrar/yellow-ribbon.html Wharton Veterans Club http://clubs.wharton.upenn.edu/veterans/index.htm Philadelphia Vet Center www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=590 Philadelphia VA Medical Center www.philadelphia.va.gov/ Philadelphia VA Regional Office www.vba.va.gov/ro/philly/Index.htm Switch - a career transition blog for veterans by veterans http://switchstarter.wordpress.com/ Click here for info re: housing assistance, legal assistance, temporary financial assistance & assistance with applying for VA benefits
Veterans Posse Program www.possefoundation.org/veterans-posse-program: the goal of this program is to increase the rate at which veterans attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities
Student Veterans of America www.studentveterans.org/ National Veterans Foundation www.nvf.org Vets4Vets www.vets4vets.us
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3069831
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network veteran students internship application
Center for Minority Veterans www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/ Center for Women Veterans www1.va.gov/womenvet/ Click here for Troops to Teachers info; more info & application @ www.proudtoserveagain.com/ Operation Home & Healing www.operationhomeandhealing.org/ Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network www.gpvn.org/ Philadelphia Bar Association Military & Veterans Assistance Program www.philadelphiabar.org/page/MAP American Corporate Partners (connecting veterans & business leaders) acp-usa.org/ Mentor Vet - www.mentorvet.org/ - a web-based program that matches student veterans with mentors from industry. Veterans & Mesothelioma www.mesothelioma.com/veterans/ Benefits For Israeli Veterans www.mcc.co.il/ Click here for a brief history of US Military Veterans @ the University of Pennsylvania Click here to contact the Veterans@Penn committee
The NATIONAL STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA is offering scholarships for student veterans:
You are invited to join us as we celebrate Black History Month, and our celebration of achievement recognizing the role of African Americans veterans in U.S. history, with a premier of the showing of the documentary, Veterans of Color, followed by a panel discussion.
This film tells the stories of what African American veterans faced while serving in the military and upon returning home after their service in World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam wars.
Friday, February 15, 2013
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The David Rittenhouse Laboratory – A8
209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
In conjunction with the VUB Cultural Program and Black History Month. In partnership with the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the VPUL: TRIO Veterans Upward Bound Program.
To RSVP or request a reasonable accommodation, call 215-898-6993, or email: email@example.com
From War to Home
For the unique photography exhibit “From War to Home: Through the Veteran’s Lens,” 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were given cameras and the opportunity to tell their stories in words and images.The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is hosting “From War to Home,” an exploration of the impact of military service, deployment, and homecoming, from Monday, February 11, through Thursday, March 28. On Thursday, February 14, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, Penn Nursing will hold a panel discussion with veterans whose stories and photos are featured in the exhibit. The exhibit and panel discussion take place at Penn’s Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia. Both are free and open to the public. “From War to Home,” funded by the Veterans Administration, provides a window into the impact of military service on health and the stress of making the transition back to civilian life. The narratives also chronicle how veterans move forward with their education and professions, and provide support and strength to each other. One of the goals of the exhibit is to improve healthcare and access to resources for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. As part of Michelle Obama’s “Joining Forces” initiative, the First Lady visited Penn Nursing in April 2012 to announce a major initiative by more than 150 of America’s leading nursing organizations and more than 450 U.S. nursing schools to ensure the nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. Hosting “From War to Home” reflects Penn Nursing’s commitment to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other combat-related issues. The opening coincides with the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, organized by the VA Voluntary Service to recognize the more than 98,000 veterans who are cared for every day in VA facilities across the U.S. The exhibit was curated by Gala True and designed by David Comberg.
University of Pennsylvania
Flag Raising Ceremony
College Green – Locust Walk
Monday, November 12, 2012
Presentation of Colors 82nd Airborne Division Color Guard
Flag Raising 82nd Airborne Division Color Guard
Men of Jubilee “The Star Spangled Banner “ Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
Welcome Ralph J. De Lucia Office of Affirmative Action & Equal
Men of Jubilee “America The Beautiful “ Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Invocation Charles Howard University Chaplain
Men of Jubilee “Grateful “ Lyrics by Hezekiah Walker
In partnership with the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the VPUL: Veterans Upward Bound Program
Click here for a printable handout about the above University of Pennsylvania Veterans Day observance.
October 9, 2012
April 11, 2012
Job Readiness: Veterans Education & Job Fair; click here for more information.
Click here to view photos of the job fair.
January 26, 2012
Silent Voices: the Perceptions of Homeless Veterans; click here for more information.
November 4, 2011
A History of Penn Military Veterans, click here for more information.
November 11, 2011
Veterans Day observance/flag raising
Warrior Writers: Re-Making Sense, 11/11/11, UPenn Bookstore, noon
Join Warrior Writers for a special visual arts presentation and select readings from Re-Making Sense, Warrior Writers' second anthology of creative work by veterans of the global War on Terror. This event is presented by Warrior Writers in conjunction with Veterans Upward Bound and the Affirmative Action Office of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Date: Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011
- Time: noon
- Location: University of Pennsylvania bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
- More info @ www.warriorwriters.org/home.html and www.phillyfunguide.com/event/detail/440837851/Warrior_Writers_ReMaking_Sense
October 21, 2011
Veterans@Penn Brown Bag Series: Resources for Veterans, click here for more information.
October 19, 2011
Google Inc. Veterans Recruiting/Networking Event
Google Inc. is conducting a recruiting and networking event for University of Pennsylvania Veterans occurring the weeks of March 28 - April 1 and April 4 - 9.
If you are a Veteran, please email WhartonVeterans@gmail.com with your name, UPenn affiliation (school), and branch of service to receive the event details.
Foreign military Veterans are welcome to attend.
All Veterans, regardless of their attendance, are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Wharton Veterans Club and introduce themselves so that we can continue to strengthen our personal and professional relationships amongst each other and within the UPenn community.
Veterans@Penn Brown Bag Series
The Transitioning Veteran & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Friday, April 8
Christopher M. Green
Military Sourcing Expert - outreach to veterans
US Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Channel
1400 16th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202
Click here for info re: a veterans service representative position @ Brown University NEWS
Half of Student Veterans Have Contemplated Suicide, Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/4/11
Click here to view the Veterans@Penn image montage MISC
You are invited to complete a survey for military personnel and veterans who are currently or previously students at a university. This survey is being conducted by the University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies, and is intended to assess veterans’ experiences both on and off college and university campuses, and to determine what contributes to veteran success.
Click here to access the survey.
Click here for info re: the Google Code Jam for Veterans, an online computer coding contest open to U.S. military Veterans that will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The 1st place winner will claim a $2,500 prize, 2nd and 3rd place a ChromeBook and Nexus 7 tablet, respectively. Thanking active duty servicemembers: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=gr9Zb3sTfYg&feature=player_embedded