Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:30AM-3:30PM | 9:30AM-1:30PM
Join International House as we host the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) for the Autumn 2021 Veterans Symposium. This program will discuss research findings from the 2020 symposium. It will also include social and professional networking opportunities.
Please note that the main entrance is currently for residents only; please use the door on South Dorchester Ave to enter the Assembly Hall. Persons with disabilities who need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at 773.753.2274 or e-mail email@example.com.
The 2021 Welcome Picnic will be held at the conclusion of the Symposium on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Symposium Day 1: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
9:30 AM-9:45 AM – Welcome Remarks
9:45 AM-10:50 AM – Research Findings (Dr. Erin McFee, OMAC Lead Research Associate)
10:55 AM-11:25 AM – Ivy League Veterans Council (Alvaro Morales, Chairman)
11:30 AM-12:00 PM – Warrior Scholar Project (Jesse Tossetti, Director of Outreach and Admissions)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM-1:05 PM – The University of Chicago Veterans and Family Readiness Program (Nichole Wilson, Co-chair)
1:10 PM-1:40 PM – Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services (Sam Whitehurst, Vice President, Programs and Services)
1:45 PM-2:15 PM – DOL VETS
2:20 PM-2:55 PM – Measurement and Evaluation (Dr. Erin McFee)
3:00 PM-3:25 PM – Keynote Address, U.S. Army Colonel (retired) Gregory Gadson
3:30 PM – Adjournment
Symposium Day 2: Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:30AM-1:30PM
9:30 AM-10:30 AM – Panel Discussion (Dr. David Vacchi and Dr. Aynsley Diamond) moderated by Dr. Amy Morys
10:35 AM-11:05 AM – Social Capital Among Enlisted and Officers (Eric Snyder, OMAC Lead Research Assistant)
11:10 AM-12:10 PM – Skillbridge and Beyond (Dr. Cody Nichols, Kandi Tillman and Lindsey Schiro) moderated by Dr. Terrell Odom
12:15 PM-12:45 PM – Moral Injury (Dr. Matthew Schumacher)
12:50 PM-1:20 PM – Student Veterans of America (Fontaine Stegall)
1:30 PM – Adjournment