Recently, I was honored to be a guest on Veterans Radio, a broadcast media platform that has been educating the public on veterans issues for nearly two decades. Dr. Eric Fretz, a Faculty Lecturer at the University of Michigan, discusses the Journal … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Why Are We Here?
In August, Dr. Matt Winslow and I co-directed an event for the EKU College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. It was titled, “Why Are We Here?” and students who participated got a chance to think early in the semester about their intrinsic motivations for attending college. Continue reading
Veterans Studies Students Set Sights on Careers in Mental Health
WEKU’s Corinne Boyer interviewed Veterans Studies students Samuel Lewis, Amber Woolery, and Kendra Watts to learn how our curricular and co-curricular offerings prepare students in fields such as social work and psychology to serve veterans and their families as future mental health practitioners. She … Continue reading
Veterans Day After Afghanistan
If my students do not know about the National Roll Call, veteran suicides, or how Vietnam Veterans were treated it is because the generation tasked with teaching them these things failed. Many young people are looking for ways to listen to veterans and help them in meaningful ways. They aren’t looking to distribute platitudes. They are looking to build authentic relationships, and it is our job to provide them with the knowledge and opportunity they need to succeed. Continue reading