Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, February 13, 2014
VA representatives will be available on Tuesday, February 18th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to assist with answering your questions and provide on-site registration.
Come to The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs to meet with a representative if you are thinking about or have filed a claim; questions often arise throughout the process.
You can also find out if you might be eligible for NO COST combat-related VA Medical Care. Body armor, sand storms, miles in a vehicle- all can take a toll. Even if you feel fit, you should schedule a primary care appointment to ensure that your deployment will not have an adverse affect on your long-term health.
Veterans sometimes report these symptoms: memory, concentration, irritability, or the feeling that something has changed since serving. This can run contrary to your educational goals. If you note any difficulties in these areas, we should talk about ways that the VA can help.
Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, February 12, 2014
Go to https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2f5oGY9uPim6Sj3 to take the survey!
TRANSITION OF VETERANS INTO COLLEGE/ EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS SPECIFIC TO VETERAN POPULATIONS
This questionnaire is being conducted in an attempt to specify existing issues that pose a threat to the transitions of veterans after combat service into higher education facilities. Given recent foreign conflicts and the activation and deployment of Active, Reserve, and National Guard components combined with educational funding from the military and Veteran’s Association, currently half a million veterans are enrolled within educational facilities. Close to 20% of these student-veterans are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It has been reported by previous research that there is a lack of transitional support made by universities who enroll veterans, and the hope of this research to tailor fit transitional programs to allow successful transition of veterans on campus at The University of Alabama. This survey consists of multiple choice questions and a few short answer questions. The format will be submitted electronically, and all answers are completely anonymous. Participants are encouraged to be honest so that data collected is not biased in any manner. Participants will also be expected to sign a release to allow anonymous answers to be used in data synthesis.
NOTE FROM RESEARCHER: As a veteran myself, I understand that some information may be considered sensitive. I understand that some questions presented may be difficult to answer, however this survey is anonymous. Answers will not reflect individuals who completed them. It is of upmost importance to our veteran community that this survey be administered efficiently so that services and programs can be altered to better serve our brothers and sisters.
TARGET GROUP: Student-Veterans with or without PTSD
Posted By: Veteran and Military Affairs, February 10, 2014
The College of Arts and Sciences will offer Express Advising sessions for their A&S students who need to have their registration PINS (advising holds) cleared in order to register for their 2014 summer and/or fall classes at UA. These are quick 5 minute advising sessions for A&S students who have a clear idea of the classes they want to take. If you would prefer to meet with an Arts and Sciences advisor for a longer amount of time to discuss major, career, study abroad opportunities, etc., you MUST make an advising appointment by going towww.as.ua.edu/appointment.
When do I register? You can go to www.registrar.ua.edu to find out the EXACT day and time that you register –go to NEWS at the bottom of the home page and click on summer/fall 2014 registration information.
Here are the available dates for the College of Arts and Sciences EXPRESS ADVISING:
February 13(R) 1-3:00 Honors 205 Gorgas
February 19(W) 3-5:00 Honors 205 Gorgas
February 24(M) 2-4:00 All Groups 205 Gorgas
March 4(T) 1-3:00 Health Professions 205 Gorgas
March 10(M) 2-4:00 PMST/Pre-law/Health 205 Gorgas
March 19(W) 2-4:00 All groups 205 Gorgas
March 31 (M) 2-4:00 All Groups 205 Gorgas
April EXPRESS ADVISING DATES AND TWO-A-DAYS
April 2(W) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall
April 3 (R) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall April 3 (R) 2-4:00 356 Russell Hall
April 7 (M) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall
April 8 (T) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall April 8 (T) 2-4:00 355 Russell Hall
April 11 (F) 9-11:00 329 Lloyd Hall April 11 (F) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall
April 15 (T) 9-11:00 227 Lloyd Hall April 15 (T) 2-4:00 355 Russell Hall
April 18 (F) 9-11:00 329 Lloyd Hall April 18 (F) 2-4:00 226 Lloyd Hall