Thirty veterans gathered in Iowa City April 5-7 for a workshop entitled "Writing My Way Back Home," which is the brainchild of Emma Rainey, a 2009 graduate of the UI's Master in Fine Arts writing program.
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More than $7,000 was raised to help veterans during the Second Annual Warrior Challenge and 5K, organized by the University of Iowa Veterans Association, which included an obstacle course, a tire flip, a 5K, and more.
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Dan Grinstead, a UI social work specialist, will share his personal story of enlisting in the Iowa Army National Guard at age 59, being deployed to Afghanistan, and returning home to help soldiers become citizens again at the Spencer Hospital as part of a continuing education program.
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A recent study by psychiatrists with the Iowa City VA Medical Center and University of Iowa Health Care finds that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) have measurable abnormalities in the white matter of their brains when compared to returning veterans who have not experienced TBI. Story
Greg Touzani, president of the UI Veterans Association, says that the UI does a great job providing a support system to student veterans in a story on how locals remember peace as well as veterans this Veterans Day.
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2012.11.05 | By University Communication and Marketing | 11:17 AM
The contributions of the more than 900 University of Iowa faculty, staff, and student veterans will be recognized at a UI Veterans Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Room W401 of the Tippie College of Business' Pappajohn Business Building. Story
The University of Iowa is among a growing number of universities and colleges nationwide offering classes to veterans to ease the transition. The UI College of Education offers a class, "Life After War: Post Deployment Issues."
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Three University of Iowa students from South Korea were among those involved in planning to thank veterans of the Korean War at a special presentation that will be held this coming Saturday at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
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Iowa Public Radio's River to River talks with Greg Touzani, president of the the University of Iowa Veterans Association, and John Mikelson, UI Veterans Center coordinator, who describe challenges they've faced adapting to civilian life and their efforts to help other veterans.
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