From: Sam Surowitz
Date: November 8, 2019
Subject: Veterans Day Edition - November Veteran Community Newsletter

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November 8th 2018 | Edition 2

Happy Veterans Day!
We hope you have a wonderful Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th!

This edition contains information about Veterans Day events on campus and on local discounts and deals.  Also of note are upcoming Student Veteran Association (SVA) chapter elections and meetings, an opportunity to make money in a paid marksmanship medical study at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), a chance to take part in a student veteran panel, and brief introductions to our three newly hired VA Work-Study student employees!  Lastly, if you use federal veterans' benefits, don't forget to submit your semesterly Request for VA Certification Google Form to Veteran Services once you've selected classes and set your schedule for Spring '20 semester. 
Mission Statement of UD Military and Veteran Programs and Services
“Our mission is to make the University of Dayton a top choice for veteran and military affiliated students.  Through enhanced access to programs and services, we are committed to linking this diverse community’s leadership and service experiences with learning and scholarship from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.”
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Veterans Day Mass and Refreshments

On the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, patron of soldiers the mass will includes prayer and a blessing for those who have served in the Armed Forces.

Monday November 11th
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
Refreshments to follow


American and Pow Flags

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Ceremony

University of Dayton ROTC will take part in the presentation of the colors and will sign a proclamation to help maintain the park.

Monday November 11th
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Patterson and Stewart

Marksmanship Medical Study

Paid Marksmanship Medical Study at WPAFB

Paid study at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc (Contractor) Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton.

Summary:  This study examines how much marksmanship performance is degraded after the administration of an FDA-approved eye drop that constricts the pupil and impacts focus. Volunteers will use an indoor simulated marksmanship trainer with simulated recoil (no live fire). Eye drops will be administered once on the last day of participation. Location:  Naval Medical Research Unit‐Dayton, Building 851, Wright‐Patterson AFB, OH.  Time:  Four consecutive days - Approximately 2 hrs per day Eligibility Criteria:  · Firearms experience · 20/20 vision or corrected to 20/20 with glasses or corrective surgery -No contact lenses · Open to subjects ages 22-40 Compensation:  Volunteers will be compensated $375.00 for full completion Contact Information: Interested volunteers should contact Bernadette McCann at or 937-713-1695; or Dr. Micah Kinney at or 937‐938‐3932.

Thank You Veterans

$$$ Local Veterans Day Discounts $$$


Locations include: Applebee's, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Carabba's, City Barbeque, Logan's Roadhouse, O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar, Panera Bread, Pilot Flying J, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, and many more. Please check out the link for more details about specific participating locations

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Research Survey about Veteran Identity Disclosure

Dr. Adrienne Blackwell-Starnes and is an assistant professor from the English and Modern Languages at Lamar University, located in Beaumont Texas. She invites student veterans to participate in her research study about veteran identity disclosure on campus and in the workplace.

Participants will complete a survey that aims to determine what factors play a role in veteran disclosure of their status on campus and in the workplace. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participants must be over the age of 18 and have served in the U.S. Military at least through Week 1 of basic training. Participants will first be asked some background questions about their military experiences and then will be asked to answer a series of questions about their disclosure of their military identity on campus, in the workplace, or both. The survey has been approved by the Lamar University Institutional Review Board and determined to be of minimal risk to participants. Additionally, participants will have the option to opt out of individual questions as they choose.

Those who choose to participate may access the survey at Feel free to contact Dr. Blackwell-Starnes at (409) 880-8589 or with any questions.

ROTC Providing Donuts and Coffee to Honor Vets

The ROTC will be providing donuts and coffee to spread awareness of our vets

Monday November 11th
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (give or take until they're all gone)
Kennedy Union, outside by the Fountain

SVA Meeting, Elections, and Lunch

The SVA will meet over lunch to discuss officer elections, a new logo, and events for the upcoming semester. Lunch provided to students by the SVA.

Thursday November 21st
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Roesch Library, Ground Floor, Room 020 "Team Space"

GI Bill

Don't Forget to Submit Your UD Semesterly Request for VA Certification

After November 13th you can submit your Request for VA Certification Google Form to Veteran Services once you've selected classes and set your schedule for Spring '20 semester.  Any students using federal GI Bill benefits (Chapters 1606, 30, 31, 33, and 35) must submit this form.  If you have already used GI Bill benefits at UD this will be step 4 here

Roesch Library

Meet the New VA Work-Study Student Employees

The MVPS office is happy to welcome Samantha Clark, Zachary James, and Ian Robinson to the team.  How a question about VA benefits that you want to ask a student peer? Feel free to come introduce yourself to them and ask them questions.  You may find them temporarily working on the Ground Floor of Roesch near The Blend in the library area, or come directly to the MVPS Director's office in Roesch 022 and he'll help you find them.  If you are interested in applying for VA Work-Study stipend for Fall 20' please contact Samuel Surowitz at 937-229-5540 or email

Samantha served in the Air Force from 2013 to 2018 as a dental assistant at Rammstein Air Base, Germany and Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she is currently pursuing her degree in Computer Science. Samantha is married with two German shepherds and enjoys hiking, dog training, and gardening.

Zach served in the Marine Corps from 2006-2010 as a Counter Battery Radar Operator for Field Artillery. He is from the Dayton area and is pursuing a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice. Zach is married and during his free time he enjoys spending time with family and watching the Reds and UD basketball. 

Ian Robinson served in the Navy from 2012-2019 as a Signals Analyst. His first duty station was onboard the Destroyer class warship  USS Lassen out of Yokosuka, Japan. From Japan he would go on to do one final tour in Washington D.C. before separating from the military. He would go on to transfer to the University of Dayton with the intention of earning a B.S. in Psychology. However, the most important thing Ian would like everyone to know is that he is a fan of the world’s greatest team: The Pittsburgh Steelers (This statement not endorsed by UD or the MVPS office!)