Saturday, August 29, 2015

Military & Veteran Student Center Open House on Sept. 1-2

Are you a veteran of the U.S. military, or a military dependent?  Do you know someone who is?

As a veteran- and military-friendly university community, TWU and the TWU Libraries care about veterans and their dependents and place a high priority on helping them transition to college life.  To introduce the TWU community to the Veteran & Military Student Center, a dedicated space for the study and relaxation needs of student veterans and other military-affiliated TWU students, the center will be hosting an Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1-2, 2015.  Refreshments will be provided. Tour the facilities, grab some coffee, and meet former U.S. Army Communications Specialist Susan Whitmer, currently a librarian at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus who assists military-affiliated students with their research as her way of "giving back" for the military benefits she has reaped. 

Former U.S. Army Communications Specialist Susan
, currently a librarian at the Blagg-Huey Li-
 on the Denton campus, is available to help stu-
dent veterans and other military-affiliated students
with research and other library information needs.
During the Fall 2015 semester she will be at the Veteran
& Military Student Center Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
and otherwise at the Blagg-Huey Library from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. during the week.  Come by, or contact her at  Photograph by Sean Spear.
The Veteran & Military Student Center, located in rooms 106 and 107 on the first floor of Jones Hall (39 on the Denton campus map here), offers a serene and comfortable environment in which military-affiliated students can connect with each other, listen to guest speakers, study, work, and relax.  Room 106 contains computers, a printer, a work table, and information on Veterans & Military Resources at TWU; room 107 is a lounge featuring comfortable seating, a microwave, a refrigerator, coffee, and snacks.  The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the Fall 2015 semester, Whitmer will be available in room 106 on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist students with their research and other library information needs. Outside these hours she is available Monday through Friday in the Blagg-Huey Library (35 on the map here).  Come by the library, or contact her at

The TWU Student Veterans Subject Guide is a convenient package of academic and military sources put together by Whitmer for students with a military background--"basic training" you will find useful before and during your educational career at TWU.  

Questions?  Contact Susan Whitmer at

~Sandy Cochran

1 comment:

Annex Yogini said...

Great job Sandy, I appreciate your support for the TWU Veterans Center. sw

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