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Military Student Services workshop will help faculty, staff boost their support of veterans

February 6, 2013

NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012Military Student Services will offer a workshop for faculty and staff this month on “Military Student Supporter Development.”

The workshop takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center.

During this workshop, participants can learn how to be a stronger supporter of veteran students. Veterans are a continually growing population of students, bringing with them unique experiences into the classroom and the NIU community.

This session will provide faculty and staff the opportunity to hear directly from veteran students and Military Student Services staff members about common issues that veteran students face.

Participants also will discuss strategies for meeting veteran students’ needs in the classroom and engaging them to contribute their expertise. They also will learn more about available campus resources dedicated for veteran students at NIU.

Upon completion of this session, faculty and staff participants will receive certificates indicating they are Military Student Supporters and part of the initiative to make NIU a welcoming and supportive environment for student veterans.

To attend, or for more information, call (815) 753-0691 or email [email protected].