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Anthony Schmiedeler had been to a war zone. But he wasn’t ready for community college.

It was one thing getting used to the fact that there were people out there trying to kill him, when he was doing two tours in Iraq as a Marine. The tougher transition, though, was going from that to the crowded hallways and classrooms of Johnson County Community College.

“It was just too many people in a little tiny area,” Schmiedeler said. “I didn’t know any of these people. I was paranoid. I didn’t trust any of these people.” Read more...



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Call for Artists!

The Lied Center is looking for veterans interested in expressing themselves through art. Next month the Lied is hosting a veterans-only art exhibit in conjuction with the Oct. 15th performance of Basetrack, a multimedia theatrical experience addressing war, community and family. Click here if you are interested in participating in this exhibit.


A multimedia theatrical experience addressing war, community and family.

Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center


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