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poppies and programs from the veterans day flag raising ceremony

Recognize. Remember. Reflect.

UB celebrated the 5th annual Salute Our Troops Week from Nov. 9-13. The highlight of the week was the Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony that The Bob Parsons Veterans Center holds each year to honor UB student veterans, alumni, faculty and staff for their service to our nation. This year we introduced a film series called "Lest We Forget" to contrast the similarities between the World War I period and today. As in past years, we continued to feature poetry and art through the Veterans Voices program sponsored by Spotlight UB and we also reintroduced The Bob Parsons Fitness Challenge, a fun outdoor event that pits students, faculty and staff to compete against each and show off their physical stamina and strength.

  • Salute Our Troops Week Recap: View the 2015 Schedule

    The Bob Parsons Veterans Center Clothing Drive
    Monday, Nov. 9-Friday, Nov. 13
    Donate gently used clothing at marked collection points throughout campus or at The Bob Parsons Veterans Center (Academic Center, Room 129A).
    co-sponsored by The Bob Parsons Veterans Center and the Military Veterans for the University of Baltimore

    Sign the “Thank Our Vets” Poster
    Monday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Student Center, lobby
    Express your gratitude and support for our military and veteran students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    “Lest We Forget” Film Series: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7;30 p.m.
    UB Student Center, fifth floor, Wright Theater
    Saying something serious about the trauma of modern war requires asking: "How do I tell my story but remain true to the reality of what I experienced?" Erich Maria Remarque, a World War I veteran, was acutely aware of this challenge when he wrote All Quiet on the Western Front, the book upon which this film is based.
    co-sponsored by the Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics program; the Society for Ethics and Philosophy; and The Bob Parsons Veterans Center

    Veterans' Voices
    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
    Student Center, fifth floor, Wright Theater
    UB veterans, poets and musicians will perform World War I poetry and music. Light refreshments will be served.
    co-sponsored by The Bob Parsons Veterans Center, Spotlight UB and the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics

    Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony
    Wednesday, Nov. 11, noon-12:30 p.m.
    Gordon Plaza
    Join UB President Kurt L. Schmoke as we celebrate Veterans Day by raising an American flag and paying tribute to the contributions of our veteran and military students, faculty and staff members. Watch The Johns Hopkins University Pershing Rifles Drill Team perform and enjoy refreshments.

    Open House: The Bob Parsons Veterans Center
    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2-4 p.m.
    Academic Center, Room 129A
    Come see for yourself what The Bob Parsons Veterans Center is all about. Free drinks and cookies will be available.

    “Lest We Forget” Film Series: The Hurt Locker (2008)
    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Student Center, fifth floor, Wright Theater
    Join us for a showing of The Hurt Locker (2008). James Taggart, assistant professor in UB's new Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics program, will lead a post-screening discussion of the film's ethical, political and social implications. Refreshments will be served.
    co-sponsored by the Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics program; the Society for Ethics and Philosophy; and The Bob Parsons Veterans Center

    Veterans Fitness Challenge
    Thursday, Nov. 12, noon-5 p.m.
    Gordon Plaza
    Show off your mental and physical prowess through challenges of varying difficulty. Choose to represent a branch of the military; the winning branch will be recognized with a trophy to be displayed in The Bob Parsons Veterans Center.
    co-sponsored by Campus Recreation and Wellness and the Military Veterans for the University of Baltimore

    Boots to Books: Veteran Students Transitions Panel
    Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:30-2 p.m.
    H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Town Hall
    Fred Guy, director of the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, will facilitate a panel discussion about the transitions veterans navigate as they become students, and the strengths they bring to the UB student experience.
    co-sponsored by The Bob Parsons Veterans Center and the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics

Last Published 11/25/15