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Iowa's Statewide Military and Veterans Conference

Uncamouflaging Campus Diversity: 

Creating Transparency through Cultural Competence 

Monday, September 23, 2013
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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The University of Northern Iowa is proud to host Iowa's 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. 

Conference Information:

Registration: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Keynote Speaker:

Meredith KleykampDr. Meredith Kleykamp is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland.  She holds a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University. Her research centers on the social demography of the military and the social and economic consequences of military service.  She has previously taught at the University of Kansas and the United States Military Academy at West Point.   

Her recent publication, "Unemployment, Earnings and Enrollment among Post 9/11 Veterans" in Social Science Research examines employment, earnings and college enrollment among post 9/11 veterans by race, gender, and educational attainment. She recently served as a member of an Institute of Medicine Committee on the Readjustment Needs of Service members, Veterans and their Families from 2010-2013.  Her other published research includes the study of influences on military enlistment and how those influences differ across various population segments. 

Her work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Armed Forces and Society, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Research and Social Forces. She is the Chair of the Peace, War, and Social Conflict section of the American Sociological Association and the interim director of the Center for Research on Military Organization.

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Conference Sponsors

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  University of Northern Iowa  

UNI Departmental Sponsors:

UNI Business
College of Education
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Graduate College
Public Safety
Social Work Department
UNI Veterans Association

CE and CEU certificates available (Participants should verify the conference content meets licensing board requirements.)