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Veterans Week

November 7, 2018 - November 12, 2018
Across campus
Community, Campus Life

Events are scheduled Nov. 7-12.

Vietnam-Era Veterans Oral History Project: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

The Polsky Practical Enrichment Series, in partnership with The Kansas Studies Institute and Veteran & Military Services, presents an evening with three JCCC staff members who served during the Vietnam era. The moderator will be Dr. Rachel Goossen, a professor of history at Washburn University in Topeka.

This project is sponsored by Humanities Kansas, in partnership with the Veteran History Project at the Library of Congress and the Veterans Voices Writing Project.

Veterans Writing Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 8 | 3-6 p.m.
CoLab Learning Studio, OCB 107

Dr. Nathan Jones, professor of English at JCCC and a U.S. Army veteran, will lead a free workshop for veterans to reflect upon their military service through writing. No writing experience or preparation is necessary. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served.

The event, co-hosted by JCCC’s Kansas Studies Institute and Veteran & Military Student Resource Center, is limited to 22 participants. More information and a link to registration may be found on the Kansas Studies Institute page.

Transitional Leadership Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 10 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
RC 146

JCCC veteran and military students can get hands-on experience with one-on-one coaching and mentoring in a Transitional Leadership Workshop. Thanks to a grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation, this highly successful program is coming to campus through the Center for Transitional Leadership (CTL). Space is limited, so register early at

Taps on the Hill

Monday, Nov. 12 | 11-11:30 a.m.
Commons Plaza

JCCC student Jack Zumalt will play Taps. Immediately following, Ed Smith, JCCC Research Program Coordinator of the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, will perform an American Indian song to honor veterans.