Like son, like father: Dentistry professor helps UI veterans transition from military to studies

Rick Williamson's commitment to UI veterans stems from witnessing his son's struggles adapting to collegiate and civilian life
After his son's harrowing war experience and difficulty assimilating to college and civilian life, College of Dentisry's Rick Williamson has played an active role in helping veterans at the University of Iowa transition successfully from military service to higher-education studies and careers.
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University of Iowa designated Home Base Iowa Program

Home Base Iowa initiative aims to match veterans with quality education, careers
The University of Iowa has been designated a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) for its work to educate and assist veterans on campus.
Travis Perry tackling Justin Jackson on the football field

Saluting veterans hits home with Perry

Hawkeye football student-athlete's father currently deployed in Afghanistan
University of Iowa junior linebacker Travis Perry had a mission to accomplish before leaving the locker room after a 48-7 victory over Northwestern University on Nov. 1.
The Stars and Stripes card stunt

Card stunt at Kinnick honors farmers, veterans

The event was part of annual 'ANF Day at Kinnick'
The University of Iowa athletics department staged its second "card stunt" at Saturday's football game against Northwestern University, honoring farmers and veterans.

Study examines servicewomen's reporting of sexual assault in the military

Actual and perceived reporting consequences deter servicewomen from reporting, researchers find
A study by the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA finds American service women are reluctant to report sexual assault due to a number of perceived and real barriers, including negative effects on careers and the belief that nothing would be done. Results appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

'U.S. News' ranks online UI program among best for veterans

The University of Iowa College of Education’s masters in educational leadership was ranked number 13 in the “U.S. News and World Report” 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans.

Media advisory: VA, UI announce pilot program for veteran education May 12

A media availability will be Monday, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre, when officials announce a new initiative to help student veterans succeed thanks to a partnership with the Iowa City VA Health Care System and the University of Iowa, The program, the first of its kind in the nation, is called the Iowa Consortium of Veteran Excellence.
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Top student employees

State award, campus recognize seven UI students
Dave Bein, a third-year mechanical engineering major originally from Silvis, Ill., has been named the State of Iowa student employee of the year, one of seven University of Iowa students recognized for exemplary performance in campus jobs.

Take on the Warrior Challenge

UI Veterans Association set to kick off its urban obstacle race March 30
It’s not too late to sign up for the Third Annual Warrior Challenge Urban Obstacle Course race. The event is Sunday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. and is organized by the University of Iowa Veterans Association.