UNI hosts Iowa's Statewide Military and Veterans Conference
On Monday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., UNI hosted Iowa’s Statewide Military and Veterans Conference for the first time. The title of this year’s conference was “Uncamouflaging Campus Diversity: Creating Transparency through Cultural Competence." Breakout sessions covered issues such as how to best serve those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, how military culture brings diversity to our campus and community, how to support military family members on campus, and several other topics. Over 200 people attended the conference. In addition, over 20 colleges and universities were represented from four states. Additionally, over 50 people are estimated to have attended the job fair portion of the conference. A special thank you to Julia Heuer, Coordinator of Military and Veteran Student Services, for bringing this conference to UNI and leading its planning.