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    • Understanding and Building Effective Narrative on Veteran Experiences to Compel Program and Policy Action 

      Dunkenberger, Mary Beth; Lo, Suzanne (2014-04)
      Virginia has the third highest per capita population of veterans, and the seventh highest in total population. Many of these veterans are faced with wide-ranging and complex health issues, which vary greatly depending on ...
    • Proceedings of the Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse 

      Virginia Tech. Veterans Studies Group; Virginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society; Nobles, Heidi (2015)
      The second conference on Veterans in Society represented ongoing growth and continuity in our research program. Our first conference, “Changing the Discourse” (2013), marked the first academic conference solely focused on ...
    • Examining the Differences in Veterans and Non-Veterans at the Chronic Pain Management Unit 

      Jiwani, Alisha; Hapidou, Eleni G. (2014-04)
      The CPMU consists of both veterans and non-veterans who exhibit a wide range of chronic pain problems. In this study, it is hypothesized that veterans and non-veterans will score better at discharge than at admission, based ...
    • The Changing Face of War 

      Short, Nancy S. (2014-04-28)
      Society has views of warfighters, who they are and the battles they fight. Recently a new group of warfighters have been brought into our consciousness; however, it is necessary to examine how we are influenced by the ...
    • Veterans in Society Conference 2014: Humanizing the Discourse (Conference Program) 

      Virginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society; Virginia Tech. Veterans Studies Group (2014-04)
      This program lists the daily sessions, presentations, and events that took place during the 2014 Veterans in Society Conference, which was held from April 27-28, 2014 at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA. This program also ...
    • Bridging a Gap Between Knowledge and Experience: Civilian Views of Military Service 

      Hayek, Philip (2014-04)
      Assume that knowledge can never exceed experience. In the case of studying the military and veterans’ issues, then, how much can a civilian understand, or how much credibility might a civilian have to leverage when making ...
    • How Do Military Veteran Students Write? Exploring the Effectiveness of Current Writing Pedagogy 

      Singleton, Meredith (2014-04-28)
      Through Post-911 GI Bill benefits, military veterans are flooding college admissions offices and writing classes at rates not seen since the World War II era. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, ...
    • Veterans as a Stabilising Factor in Politics: West Africa as a Case Study 

      Oshigbo, Kehinde Olaoluwatomi (2014-04)
      This paper discusses civil-military relations in Africa with an emphasis on regional instabilities as they affect the economic, socio-cultural, and political settings of the people. It observes the involvement of war ...
    • The Contributions of Veterans in Business and Economy: Africa as a Case Study 

      Oshigbo, Taiwo Oluwaseyi (2014-04)
      This paper discusses the growing influence retired military men and women are now exacting in African society based on their business franchises, which cut across telecoms, agriculture, mining, shipping, oil and gas, ...
    • Safety at the Margins: A Rhetorical Analysis of Occupational Risk Communication in Construction 

      Patriarca, Ashley S. (Virginia Tech, 2013-05-07)
      This dissertation focuses on occupational risk communication created by grantees of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration\'s Susan Harwood Training Grant (SHTG) Program. Although the SHTG program is aimed at ...
    • Closing Discussion "The Future of Veterans Studies" 

      Committee Panel (2014-05-29)
      Our conference theme for 2014 is Humanizing the Discourse, a title that speaks to a two-fold aim. We hope to foster increasingly sophisticated dialogue regarding veterans. This requires recognizing the individual humanity ...
    • Support the Troops? A Community in Dialogue 

      Montgomery, John; Salaita, Steven; Ott, Gil (2014-05-21)
      The vigorous national controversy surrounding Steven Salaita's article, "No, thanks: Stop saying 'support the troops' " in Salon.com (Aug 25, 2013: http://www.salon.com/2013/08/25/no_thanks_i_wont_support_the_troops/) ...
    • Autism and Rhetoric 

      Heilker, Paul V.; Yergeau, M. (National Council of Teachers of English, 2011-05)
      By understanding the verbal and nonverbal manifestations of autism as a rhetorical imperative, a perspective that involves applying Krista Ratcliffe's concept of rhetorical listening, scholars can do much to dissolve the ...
    • Research Centers as Change Agents: Reshaping Work in Rhetoric and Writing 

      Gogan, Brian; Belanger, Kelly R.; Patriarca, Ashley; O'Neill, Megan (National Council of Teachers of English, 2010-12)
      This article defines research centers as associative enterprises for solving scholarly and societal problems that cannot be adequately addressed by individuals. We identify more than fifty research centers in rhetoric and ...
    • Writing War: Veterans in the College Writing Classroom 

      Hart, D. Alexis; Thompson, Roger (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
      As writing classrooms may be the primary locations where students' military experiences are shared, writing instructors bear special ethical responsibility when teaching veterans. A discussion of research conducted with ...
    • Defense to Degree: Accelerating Engineering Degree Completion for Military Veterans 

      Soldan, David L.; Gruenbacher, Don; Schulz, Noel; Hageman, William B.; Vogt, Blythe; Natarajan, Rekha (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
      This paper will focus on the accelerated track for military veterans into bachelor's degrees in engineering. It is important to have contact with the military veteran prior to their arriving on campus to begin their ...
    • Military Experience and the Arts: Bridging the Gap Between Military and Civilian Cultures Through Creative Expression Scholarship 

      Martin, Travis L. (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
      This paper considers the arts as a means of engaging veterans' military experiences, to help in reframing trauma and helping veterans use their pasts to move into positive futures. The author provides motivations and ...
    • Examining the Motives for Veterans Writing Workshops: Is It Clinical, Political, Instructional, or All the Above? 

      Morris, Paul J. "Skip" (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
      This paper surveys some of the issues involved with forming a veterans writing group. There appear to be three reasons for starting a veterans writing group: therapy, politics, or instruction, and these intentions often ...
    • Stolen Valor: Supporting and Defending Another's Right to Lie 

      Slater-Chandler, Neysa M. (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
      The United States Supreme Court's recent decision (plurality) in U.S. v. Alvarez (567 U.S. __, 132 S.Ct. 2537) has met with derision in some circles and support in others. The Court stated, "content-based restrictions on ...
    • A Sample of Best Practices to Support Veterans in Attending and Completing Engineering Degree Programs 

      Kasarda, Mary; McCrery, Ennis McNeer; DePauw, Karen P.; Byrd, Carson; Mikel-Stites, Max; Ray, Victor; Pierson, Mark; Brown, Eugene F.; Hall, Simin; Soldan, David L.; Gruenbacher, Don; Schulz, Noel; Vogt, Blythe; Hageman, William B.; Natarajan, Rekha; Olson, Rick; Kramer, Kathleen; Lord, Susan (Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse; Virginia Tech, 2013-04-15)
      This paper describes some sample best practices identified by three institutions, Virginia Tech, Kansas State University, and the University of San Diego to support the recruitment, transition, and retention of veterans ...