We Have Moved!!!!!

The Veterans Resource Center, formally Bethany Hall, is the new location of the Office of Military and Veteran Services, and provides a gathering place for the Student Veteran Alliance. Student Veterans are welcome to use the center's community lounge, quiet study space and kitchen.

*Located behind the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts and across the street (N. Washington Ave) from St. Clare Church.

*Please utilize the glass door entrance in the rear of the building*

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Grand Opening Recap

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Merry Christmas from the SVA!!!!!

2014-12-19
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Check out our Veterans Resource Center Grand Opening Recap video! A big thanks to Kim Del Valle for the many hours spent putting this together! It turned out great!!! http://vimeo.com/114174950

2014-12-11
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On Sunday, December 7th at noon a gathering took place at the Lackawanna County Courthouse to call attention to the symbolism of our United States Flag.
The Student Veterans Alliance (SVA) supported the veterans and others that attended this scheduled event and those that chose not to attend, but with the recent events that occurred on the campus of Marywood University we felt it would be counterproductive for the SVA to publicly attend this event. Please know that we stood beside those who were there in their respect and reverence of the American flag. Please read the statement from the Student Veterans Alliance in response to the events that occurred this past Tuesday. The Student Veteran Alliance and the Office Military and Veteran Services would like to remind the community of our annual Veterans Day Appreciation Celebration and Flags for the Fallen display, which are supported by Marywood University each year. We would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to these events next year on November 11th.

2014-12-08
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Student Veteran Alliance updated their cover photo.

2014-12-08
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Yesterday afternoon a few students of the Marywood Community exercised their right to protest. As part of the protest, a defaced American flag was displayed. We know many of you are outraged and we understand. We are saddened that the actions of our fellow students affected so many throughout the community. Although we all may have conflicting opinions on how these students protested, at the end of the day, part of our job as military personnel is to fight for their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful protest. While we support their right to demonstrate peacefully, we do not support the way in which they went about it, namely the defacement of the flag. While it is permissible under the First Amendment, we feel it is disrespectful and offensive to all of us who were willing to give our lives in order to ensure that these students had that right to a peaceful protest. The purpose of the protest was diverted once the focus shifted from the matters at hand to the focus of defacement of the flag. To those of you who are angered by this, we want to remind all of you of the support that Marywood has shown to veterans on our campus and in our community. This year Marywood hosted both our 3rd Annual Flags for the Fallen Display and our 3rd Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon, as well as the grand opening of the Veterans Resource Center. We are the only campus in our area to have such a facility and the Student Veteran Alliance is very grateful to Marywood for their support and generosity. The Student Veteran Alliance is committed to conducting ourselves with the core values that were instilled in us during our time of military service, along with the core values of Marywood University. Please know that the Student Veteran Alliance officers had an opportunity to sit down with fellow members of our student body today including some members of the protest. It was a respectful conversation and gave both sides an opportunity to hear from the other. The student protesters acknowledged our perspective and sincerely apologized for any offense. It was not their intent and they now understand how it came across. It was a great opportunity to educate our non-veteran students on our views and we were grateful for the opportunity. We regret that this happened on our campus, and are available at any time to discuss any issues you may have concerning this incident. Let’s use this as a way of respectfully opening discussions and to see both sides of this debate through each other’s eyes. Thank you for your time. Stay Strong.

2014-12-03
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