Veterans Support Services

Celebrate Veterans Week at OU Nov. 11-15

Veterans Week 2019

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Celebrate Veterans Week at OU Nov. 11-15
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Oakland University’s Office of Veterans Support Services, in collaboration with various campus and community partners, will recognize the contributions of veterans at OU, and across the nation, with a series of events from November 11-15.

Kickoff to Veterans Week: Day of Service

Monday, November 11, 2019

11 a.m. -1 p.m., in the Oakland Center Room 130  

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to write Holiday Cards to Veterans in residence at the two VA retirement homes in Michigan. The AP Assembly and OU Writing Center are coordinating with Student Veterans of OU for this event.

Lunch and Learn:  Personal Growth and Resiliency Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in 204 O’Dowd Hall

Open to the public

OUWB Diversity & Inclusion has joined efforts with the OU Department of Psychology and OU Veterans Support Services to engage our Oakland University community in a discussion about Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and resilience, with special guest moderator Melissa Engle, LPC.

Veterans Day featured movie: “Thank You for Your Service”

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7 p.m. in the Oakland Center Habitat

Open to the public 

Released in 2017, the film follows a group of Iraq war veterans as they struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life. It is based on the 2013 non-fiction book of the same name by Washington Post reporter David Finkel, who wrote about veterans of the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment returning to the Fort Riley, Kansas area following a 15-month deployment in Iraq in 2007.

Frozen Chosin March

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Noon-1 p.m. at Elliott Tower

Open to the public

Student Veterans of OU will march in remembrance of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the most harrowing battle of the Korean War.

Veterans Week Recognition Luncheon

Thursday, November 14, 2019

11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms A and B

By Invitation Only

Luncheon and presentations, including a scholarship presentation to OU Veterans by sponsors of Veterans Week. Sponsors include Chartwells, Mahindra, Meritor, Oakland University Credit Union and Quicken Loans.

Veterans Week Featured Event: Keynote Speaker James McCloughan, Presidential Medal of Honor recipient and former U.S. Army soldier and Vietnam War veteran

Friday, November 15, 2019

7 p.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms

Open to the public

Michigan native James McCloughan was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions “of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty” in May 1969 during the battle of Battle of Nui Yon Hill in the Republic of Vietnam. McCloughan is credited with saving the lives of at least 10 soldiers while being wounded several times during the fight.

Along with OU Veterans Support Services, Veterans Week is supported by OU Student Affairs and Diversity, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Student Veterans of Oakland University.

Download the Veterans Week 2019 Flyer here.

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