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Fifth Annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at UE Set for June 14

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference at the University of Evansville is set for Saturday, June 14 from 8:30-3:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in UE’s Ridgway University Center. This is a day of education, fun and camaraderie for women who have served and currently serve in the United States military. The deadline for women veterans to register for this free conference is Friday, May 30. 

This is the fifth year for the conference that has in the past drawn participants who ranged in age from 18 to 103 years old. Some attendees have traveled from as far away as Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. to attend this event.

The day’s activities will include informative sessions on military benefits, networking and career information, and an afternoon of facials, manicures, messages and more.

The day’s guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (Ret.) Janis Nark, a 26 year Army Corp veteran and motivational speaker. A combat nurse in Vietnam and during Desert Storm, she became a professional motivational speaker following her retirement from the Army. Nark is a published author in more than 12 books, including four editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has shared the podium with such dignitaries as General Colin Powell and President Bill Clinton. As a speaker, she has stories of laughter and tears, and knows and relates to stress and change.

The University of Evansville is proud to host the Honoring Women Veterans Conference and to celebrate the dedicated women who have served our country. UE has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report as a top Midwestern university and voted "Military Friendly" by GI Jobs Magazine.

Military veterans may register online at www.evansville.edu/veteransaffairs or by calling the Vet Center at 812-473-5993 or UE Coordinator of Veteran Affairs Cherie Leonhardt at 812-488-2141.

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