Shenandoah University has joined the Remembrance Day National Roll Call project, which honors American servicemen and servicewomen through name-reading events on hundreds of college and university campuses across the nation.
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room, campus and community volunteers will read the names of fallen military service members who gave their lives in service to the nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. All participating campuses will observe a 2 p.m. nationwide minute of silence.
Shenandoah’s opening ceremony runs from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and the closing ceremony begins at 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and community members are encouraged to volunteer to read names. Volunteers must be available for at least one half hour, but name reading will take just five minutes per person. If you have questions, comments or would like to volunteer, please visit www.su.edu/rollcall.
The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The mission of the VKC is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans’ transition to college and succeed.
In addition to the name-reading event, Shenandoah University’s First-Year Seminar and Women’s Studies programs will honor Veterans Day by sponsoring a screening of the award-winning documentary “THE INVISIBLE WAR” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. The documentary is about violence against women in the military — for more information, visit http://invisiblewarmovie.com.
This event is free and open to the public. Questions about the documentary event should be directed to Assistant Professor of English in World Literatures Michelle Brown, Ph.D., at [email protected] or Director of Women’s Studies Amy Sarch, Ph.D., at [email protected].