The public will have an opportunity on Thursday, March 29 to learn about the Vietnam War from those who served. Moraine Park Technical College and Marian University will host two educational presentations put on by the Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 351 of Appleton.
The presentations are free and consist of a panel discussion with several Vietnam veterans who will focus on the history, politics, and legacies that were part of the Vietnam experience, as well as their personal recollections. The event will also include an interactive 80-foot traveling display of artifacts, equipment, and memorabilia.
Moraine Park Technical College has proclaimed the 2016-17 academic year as the “Year of the Student Veteran” and to help better understand veterans, the college will have a series of blog entries to address various questions people may have. Much of the information was taken from the book by Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, “100 Questions & Answers about Veterans” and seems fitting with Veterans Day fresh in mind.
Part one talks about the demographics and makeup of the veteran community.
As Moraine Park continues its “Year of the Student Veteran” activities we have several events that are taking place during the week of Veterans Day on all three Moraine Park campuses. Each day the college will recognize a branch of the service with a flag raising, starting Monday November 7th with the raising of the Army flag. Tuesday will be a tribute to the Marines, Wednesday we will honor the Navy, Thursday the Air Force and Friday the Coast Guard. The flag will be raised NLT 8:15 a.m. each morning on all of three campuses, with veterans and the public encouraged to attended to honor each branch of the service.
In addition to the flag raisings, and service recognition, the Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be available to assist students, staff and members of the community. The MVC is a confidential counseling area on wheels, providing a safe and private environment for veterans to talk to a licensed professional counselor. The MVC attends veteran/military related events throughout the state of Wisconsin and 65% of Vet Center staff are veterans themselves so not only are you talking to a licensed professional, you are talking to a licensed professional who has served in the United States Military. Here is the schedule for the MVC:
As we approach and celebrate the holiday season, let us not forget about those who will be away from home serving their country. In order to make their time a little more enjoyable students and staff from Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam campus are conducting a “Christmas in a Shoebox” drive in order to collect items to be shipped to service members currently stationed overseas.
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On Wednesday, April 13, from 10-2 p.m., Moraine Park Technical College, along with UW Fond du Lac, Marian University, FDL Area Association of Commerce and the FDL Job & Career Center will co-host this year’s Fond du Lac Job Fair. This free event is open to the public and will be held in the UW Fond du Lac Phy Ed Building, 400 University Drive.