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Nov. 4 forum at Cal State L.A.
to commemorate Veterans Day
Keynote speaker Dr. Glover-Graf to address
re-entry, adjustment issues
Angeles, CA –
Addressing the difficult issue of combat-fatigued war veterans
re-entering society, and to commemorate Veterans Day, California State University, Los Angeles
will hold its 2010 Veterans Forum on Thursday, Nov. 4,
noon-3 p.m., in the University-Student Union.
the forum, University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Rehabilitation
Professor Noreen Glover-Graf will present
“Re-entry and Adjustment Issues of Combat
War Veterans.” Following Glover-Graf will be a panel of CSULA
student veterans sharing their college experiences.
forum is open to CSULA students who are military veterans, current
service men and women, and their family members. To date, more than 200
CSULA students are military veterans and more than 60 are military
family members, an approximately 25 percent increase from last year.
Organized by the University’s Veterans Advisory Committee, the forum will
provide information regarding veterans’ benefits and services and
student support programs at Cal State L.A.
keynote presentation is based upon a research project using focus groups
to examine the long-term and short-term re-entry and adjustment issues
of Vietnam and Iraq war veterans. The study will provide insights to
understanding current and recently released service men and women, of
which, 30,000 veterans are expected to come to Southern California this
According to Glover-Graf, “The accounts of Vietnam combat veterans
provide longer-term insights, which may be predictive of what can be
expected long-term from Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans and,
eventually, may prove very instructive.”
Glover-Graf, who earned a doctorate degree in rehabilitation counseling
from Southern Illinois University, has 15 years of post-secondary
teaching experience and has taught counseling and crisis intervention
courses to undergraduate and master’s students. She is a certified
rehabilitation counselor, a sexual assault advocate, and a member of the
Veterans Advisory Council at UTPA. She has published more than 25
articles, primarily in the area of trauma research.
2010 Veterans Forum will present “Re-entry
and Adjustment Issues of Combat War Veterans” by University
of Texas-Pan American Rehabilitation Professor Noreen Glover-Graf.
A panel of CSULA student veterans sharing their college experiences to
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, noon – 3 p.m.
noon – 1 p.m. at Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union
Program: 1 - 3 p.m. at U-SU Theater
University-Student Union, on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University
is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at
the interchange of 10 and 710 freeways. Public permit dispenser parking
is available in Lots 2 and 7 or upper level Parking Structure C. (For
campus map or directions, go to
event details, call Kimberly Clapp, acting chair of the CSULA Veterans
Advisory Committee, at (323) 343-3140. For information about CSULA
veterans’ services, go to
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