Recent Submissions

  • Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse - Conference Overview 

    Pencek, Bruce (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    The attached document describes the activities, presentations, and speeches that took place during the "Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse" conference, which was held from April 14-15, 2013 at the Inn at Virginia ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; DePauw, Karen; Byrd, Carson; Mikel-Stites, Max; Ray, Victor; Pierson, Mark; Brown, Eugene; 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 ...
  • Veterans and Broadband Access in Virginia: Implications for Healthcare Planning and Policy 

    Dunkenberger, Mary Beth; Lo, Suzanne; White, Nancy (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
    The paper summarizes results and ongoing research into the implication of broadband access and utilization as a means to improve veterans' health care services and coordination. The study examines (a) broadband access, ...
  • Moving Words / Words that Move: An Analysis of Discursive Practices Plaguing U.S. Servicewomen 

    Grohowski, Mariana (Virginia Tech; Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse, 2013-04-15)
    Through a rhetorical analysis of three terms commonly used in military culture to describe servicewomen, this paper aims to inform instructors of the influence repeated exposure to visual/verbal practices (Fleckenstein; ...