1 of 10

Iowa Military and Veterans State Conference - Call for Proposals

Conference Date: Monday, September 23rd 2013 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The University of Northern Iowa is proud to host the annual Military and Veterans State conference. The goal of this year's conference is to educate campuses and the Iowa community about the military culture and the diversity service members bring to our campuses. This also includes challenges to the transition process and how campuses can best be prepared to help military members succeed. Additionally, we want to bring awareness to military and veteran students of campus and community resources and how to be successful after college. 

We are looking for faculty, advisors, counselors, administrators, researchers, students, and employers who have worked with veterans or current military members to present at our conference. We also are looking for veterans or current military members who are attending college to present on panels.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Presentation opportunities for BREAKOUT SESSIONS include:

  • Military and Veteran culture
    • Difference between branches/ranks/Active vs. Reserve, guard, ROTC
    • Difference between traditional students' experiences on campus
    • Utilizing veterans to enhance the classroom experience
  • Mental Health
    • PTSD/TBI
    • Dispelling the myths
    • How it may present in the classroom
    • Services and accommodations to ensure success
  • Campus programming and policies
    • What campuses are doing to support military and veteran students
    • How to ease the transition from a two-year to a four-year college
    • Why programs work for respective campuses
    • How campuses track and measure success of military and veterans on campus
    • How to recruit: What admissions, academic advising, etc. can do 
  • Diversity within the military and effects on campus
    • Life after Don't Ask Don't Tell
    • Minority in the military to minority on campus (gender and culture considerations)
  • Employment after college
    • Military friendly employers and employment resources
    • Hiring veterans: benefits to a company
    • How to have a quality resume and interview strong
  • Knowing your community
    • Local resources for veterans and military members
  • Campus Veterans Associations
    • Outreach, programming, and vision
    • Education is more than a degree

These take place simultaneously with other sessions during the conference. Participants choose which session to attend. They are approximately 80 minutes and may include one or more presenters or panel style presentation. We ask that you include time for Q&A. 

Please include:

  1. Copy of Curriculum Vitae or Resume (include presenting experience)
  2. Short paragraph about relevant knowledge and experience
  3. Content outline or PowerPoint sides (unless panel member)

Proposals are due at 5 p.m. June 8th, 2013

For questions, contact: Julia Heuer, Military and Veterans Student Services Coordinator

Tel:319.273.3040 Julia.Heuer@uni.edu. Those selected will be contacted by July 10th 2013.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please provide the following information:

(if any)
(for promotional use)