UW Bothell Honors Memorial Week


May 24, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – Student veterans at the University of Washington Bothell are marshaling their fellow collegians in a variety of activities this week to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.

Members of the Student-Veterans Association at UW Bothell we be inviting students, faculty and staff to plant miniature flags in the campus’s distinctive “W” to honor loved ones who have served the country. The flags will be placed Wednesday, May 25, between 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will remain on display throughout the week. A POW-MIA flag will fly on the central campus flagpole, and service flags will adorn various campus locations throughout the week.

In addition, two dramatic performances occur Tuesday, May 24. “Into the Fire,” beginning at 3:30 p.m., is an exploration of returning veterans with disabilities and combat-related traumas as they integrate into their families, communities, educational institutions and the workforce.

The performance will be followed by “Because You Know Me,” created from the words of 22 people who address gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual inclusion from a variety of perspectives, including military service.

Both plays are being presented at the campus’s North Creek Events Center.

On Thursday, May 26, the Student-Veterans Association will be hosting a panel of student veterans who will share the unique experiences of women serving in the military. The panel and discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Andrea Kovalesky, associate professor in the Nursing Program at UW Bothell.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.