VMC members with University of Iowa roots are impacting the world.

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UI student, future Air Force officer, reaches for the stars 

Veterans Day Flag Display

Each year, the UIVA creates a flag display on the Pentacrest in honor of Veterans Day. See displays of years past, and visit the 2020 display any time during the week of November 9-14. 

November 2020 Newsletter

A Note From IVETS

We are entering into our last few weeks on campus together before the move to virtual instruction only after Thanksgiving break. Our staff remains available to you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. virtually, with updated in-person hours for our 2706 UCC office.

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October 2020 Newsletter

A Note from IVETS

As you settle into classes and gear up for midterms, we hope you’re taking time to enjoy the sweater weather and the virtual Homecoming events. The computer lab and lounge may be closed for the rest of the fall semester, but the benefits office in 2706 UCC is open, and we are all here for you via phone, Zoom, and email. Printing is still available, too! And, mark your calendars—Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and we will be honoring our Hawkeye Veterans and current service members throughout that week.

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September 2020 Newsletter

A Note from IVETS

Welcome and welcome back! The situation we’re facing this semester is unprecedented, but we know you have the resiliency and determination it takes to succeed. There are a number of ways to stay connected this semester, like Math Platoon, UIVA, and Veteran Peer Advising (read more about these below). Drop into our IVETS Zoom chat to see a friendly face. We'd love to see you!

We’re excited to support you this semester. Stay safe, mask up, and go Hawks!

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Spring 2020 Graduation 

Iowa-Nebraska Ruck March 2019


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Iowa's Chemistry Platoon

When Scott Daly entered college after serving in the military, he wanted to take an introductory chemistry class. His academic advisor tried to dissuade him, encouraging him to avoid science classes because they are harder. But Scott refused to listen. Today, Scott is an assistant professor in the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry with a passion for student veterans. This is the story of his tutoring group, the Chemistry Platoon. This research and outreach program is partially funded by an NSF CAREER Award. A CAREER Award is granted in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

November 2019 Newsletter 

A Note from the Military and Veteran Student Services Program Director 

As we surpass the half way point in the semester, there is still plenty of work to do before the holidays and Finals Week. With the change in weather and Thanksgiving Break coming up there will be no shortage of travelers on the road. Expect unpredictable conditions, be careful and look out for one another. This month we will honor Veterans and their service. There are a number of events during Veterans Week (listed below), starting on Veterans Day on November 11th through the Military Appreciation Football game on November 16th.  It will be a great opportunity to hang out, make some friends, and honor our nation’s veterans the Hawkeye way!

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Veterans in Veterans Lounge

Hawks fly over Kinnick. Literally.

Flyover Pilots at Airport

Two University of Iowa alumni, Lt. Col. Nicholas Edwards and Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, were at the controls of the Air Force jets that flew over Kinnick Stadium before the football game against Penn State. The moment that thrilled 70,000 fans in the stands was incredibly meaningful to the two Hawkeyes in the air.

Read the Full Story on the Iowa Stories Site

October 2019 Newsletter

Group Shots at Veterans Meet-Up

A Note from the Military and Veteran Student Services Program Director

It has been a semester full of challenges and opportunities. We have seen more students in the new MVSS lounge and computer lab this semester than we have ever had since MVSS begin in 2009. Students have been taking advantage of many opportunities to grow, learn, and better themselves. The Veteran Morning Meet-up took place on September 26th. It was a great opportunity to meet with Veteran friendly employers. The Chemistry Platoon is off to a great start, Dr. Daly is committed to the academic success of our students. Students have been involved with intermurals, student organizations, and a wide variety of social options offered on campus. I am proud of our Veteran students and what they have (and will) accomplish here at the University of Iowa!

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