Veterans Week 2010

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Monday, Nov. 8 : Women and War

Veterans Week will open with a keynote address and panel discussion in Bush Memorial from 7:00-9:00 pm on the theme of Women and War. Dr Scrimshaw, the president of The Sage Colleges, will begin the evening with opening remarks on the evenings theme and introduce the keynote speaker, Terri Tanielian, co-author of the seminal book, "The invisible wounds of war: Psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery". Ms. Tanielian will speak about the unique challenges faced by servicewomen and facilitate discussion among panelists comprised of distinguished servicewomen from World War II, Vietnam, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Participation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 9 : Multimedia Day

Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings : The exhibit will be held in the Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Troy campus and The Little Gallery on the Albany campus from November 5th - November 23rd. The opening reception with President Susan Scrimshaw, Dr. Edward Tick, and guests from Vietnam will be held in the Schacht Fine Arts Gallery on November 9th, from 12:30-2:00 pm.

Documentary films will be shown throughout the day on the Troy campus. Titles include: No Such Thing as a Former Marine; Healing and Forgiveness; Agent Orange; The Good Soldier, and; From Albany to Saigon. View the complete list and schedule of films.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 : Community Day

Community Resource Day will be held at the Aggie Multi-Purpose Room from 1:00-7:00pm. This free event is an opportunity for veterans and their families to learn about services, support, and resources currently available to them. Counselors from the New York State Department of Veterans Affairs will be on site assist with benefits. The New York State Department of Labor will have staff present to provide job search assistance. Admissions counselors from The Sage Colleges will be available to answer questions about educational benefits and Sage's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Approximately 30 to 40 providers and peer support groups from the greater capital region will be on hand to provide additional information on services and support for veterans and their family members. Connection and conversation will be the highlight of the day.

Download the Veteran and Military Services Community Directory [pdf] »

Veterans Poetry Open Mic Night

The Armchair Poets, with the Sage Community, invite you to join us for an evening to honor and remember our war veterans through poetry, stories, letters, and music. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Troy Campus Library, Hare Poetry Room.

Come to listen or read! Bring your own or favorite material to share. Selected readings from the Sage Library collection will also be available. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Amy Pass at [email protected] or Joan Gran at [email protected] 

Thursday, Nov. 11 : Veterans Day

The Reading of the Names ceremony will be held in the Buchman Pavilion from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Members of the Sage community and community at large are invited to participate in remembering the service women and men who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. David Olsen, the Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling Center, will speak on Coming Home: The Power of Spirituality from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Bush Auditorium in an evening of commemoration and celebration that will include selections by the Sage Chamber Choir. There will be a formal dedication of the Commemorative Flags. The public is warmly welcome to participate in this free event honoring veterans and their family members.

Dedication of the Commemorative Flags

Friday, Nov. 12 : Mental Health Clinical Conference

A conference on Mental Health Services: Healing from a Holistic Perspective will be held in Bush Auditorium from 9:00am-3:30pm. Mental health professionals interested in working with veterans and their families are invited to learn from interdisciplinary speakers on a variety of topics including therapeutic, spiritual, & practical approaches for treating complex issues confronting veterans as they reintegrate into an ever changing societal landscape.

The keynoter, Edward Tick, PhD, internationally recognized educator and expert on veterans' issues, will speak on War and the Soul: Transforming PTSD from Wound to Blessing. At the luncheon, the featured speaker is David Soares, Albany County District Attorney, whose address will be Veterans' Courts.

The conference fee is $90 ($110 after November 1) and includes lunch. Continuing education certificates will be available to attendees.


Register online for the conference.

Scholarships are available for current graduate students. Please check with your Program Director for information before registering.

Download the Mental Health Clinical Conference Brochure [pdf]
Download the Mental Health Clinical Conference Agenda [pdf]

Proudly co-sponsored by The Sage Colleges and New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region.

NY Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region

The events of Veterans Week 2010 are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

Vets Week Sponsor - Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Vets Week Sponsor - Capital Bauer

Vets Week Sponsor - CDPHP

Vets Week Sponsor - Kaleel Jamison

Vets Week Sponsor - Sodexo