Celebrating Veterans Day

Today marks 97 years since the signing of the Armistace with Germany that marked the end World War I, and this Veterans Day the Department of English would like to encourage all students to help honor and celebrate our military. Events and activities hosted by DePaul are happening throughout the day and into the week to commemorate Veterans Day; information for the events can be found on the Office of Adult Student Affairs Facebook page.

Ex Libris would like to highlight two Veterans Day events happening in association with the Department of English and their students.

I Remember front cover_final(2)Tonight from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Student Center Room 120, Big Shoulders Books is hosting a launch event for their latest publication I Remember Chicago Veterans of War. The book weaves together memories of fifty veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Veterans from the book and actors from DePaul’s Theater School will be reading selections. For more on I Remember follow the link here.

As a part of career development month at DePaul, the career center is hosting the event “Transitioning from a Military Writing Style to a Civilian Writing Style.” This workshop, geared towards veterans but open to all, will first focus on the differences between the two styles, then discuss how one’s military experience can be best captured on a civilian resume. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own resumes or cover letters for review. The workshop was organized my MAE student James Neisen whose work with The University Center for Writing-based Learning lead him to reach-out to veteran students to help further involve them in DePaul’s writing community. It is a wonderful opportunity to both engage in community and service based learning as well as supporting DePaul veteran students.  The event takes place tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 pm on the 11th floor (DePaul Club room) of the DePaul Center. Find out more through their event page or through Handshake.

Below is a list of resources for Veterans through DePaul, the city of Chicago, and the nation as a whole. Follow the links to get involved either as a Veteran or a supporter:

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