Overview of Graduate Military Programs at the University of Kansas

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The Office of Graduate Military Programs assists military servicemembers in obtaining advanced civilian educational degrees. As the liaison between the University of Kansas and the Department of Defense (DOD), the GMP office coordinates with the U.S. Armed Forces’ academic institutions and combatant commands to develop specialized academic programs that meet military requirements. In particular, the office works with DOD education centers such as the Army’s Command and General Staff College at nearby Fort Leavenworth to produce military and civilian faculty with the advanced degrees necessary to teach at the highest level and preserve the certifications required by regional accreditation agencies. The office also seeks to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and knowledge between KU and the Armed Forces and to promote faculty and student exchanges, joint conferences and seminars, and curriculum development and research. In addition, the office takes an active role initiating and promoting veteran programs on campus. In meeting its objectives, the Office of Graduate Military Programs enhances the capacity of KU and the nation’s military and governmental organizations to serve the Nation and the world community.


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EVENTS

Basetrack (multimedia event)

Basetrack draws on the power of soldiers’ stories to examine the experience of those who served in Afghanistan during America’s longest war. This multimedia theatrical production uses live music, journalism and technology to spark a conversation about war. 

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

http://www.lied.ku.edu/events/basetrack.shtml
http://vimeo.com/79064638

Combat Veterans Courts: Leave no Veteran Behind (Seminar)

Examines the national and local responses to the plight of veterans within the criminal justice system. Lecturer: Melissa Fitzgerald, Senior Director Justice for Vets & widely-recognized actress on “West Wing”

Tuesday, Oct. 21 | 7:00 p.m. Woodruff Auditorium
Free to public - reception following program. For more information click here.

War Termination:  Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan (Seminar)

Join four leading historians as they compare and contrast conflict resolution in Vietnam War and the Post-9/11 wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

LtGen Paul Van Riper, USMC (Ret), Dr. Ted Wilson, Dr. James Wilbanks, and Dr. Jack Kem

Wednesday, October 22 | 2014 Dole Institute of Politics
Free to public - reception following program. For more information click here

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