November 8, 2021
St. Scholastica hosts events to honor veterans
The College of St. Scholastica will recognize and celebrate service members with a series of events beginning Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021.
Flag Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 11: In honor of Veterans Day, all St. Scholastica community members and members of the public are invited to attend a 15-minute flag ceremony at 7:30 a.m. outside between Somers Main Lounge and the Science Center, followed by a continental breakfast in Somers Main Lounge until 8:30 a.m.
Table in the Student Union, Thursday, Nov. 11: Stop by the table for Veterans Day ribbons, stickers, office signs and poster signing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Extended and online community members are encouraged to email Jessica Johnston for materials.
Salute! Concert, Saturday, Nov. 13: the St. Scholastica Concert Band and Orchestra collaborate in a patriotic musical salute to honor our veterans. Attend in Mitchell Auditorium at 2 p.m. or online via livestream link. Open to the public; general admission is $5, free for veterans, CSS students and Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery.
QPR Training with a Special Veterans Lens, Monday, Nov. 15: Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day. You can help curb that statistic by being trained in the Question Persuade Refer (QPR) intervention. This training is a 90-minute evidence-based community intervention model for suicide prevention. The session will teach participants how to recognize a mental health crisis, provide hope, resources and support to an individual experiencing a crisis. Unlike other QPR trainings, this will have a special emphasis on veterans. If you’ve been waiting to attend one of these sessions, now’s the time! Open to St. Scholastica community members-only; 11 a.m. in Tower 4105.
Diversity Dish, Wednesday, Nov. 17: Join Psychology Assistant Professor Thomas Motl, PhD, in an applied discussion of his research on the stereotypes of veterans on college campuses and their role on military students’ transition to college. What stereotypes are applied to military students? What do they fear others think about them and their military status? What are the consequences of these biases? Most importantly, how can we develop strategies to build meaningful relationships with military students? Join us in this important conversation to build our military-friendly environment here at CSS. Open to St. Scholastica community members-only; Noon in Tower 3131 or via Zoom.