In the Classroom

Boots to Books Goes Nationwide

October 14, 2009

Citrus College in Glendora, California, is now offering its entire Boots to Books curriculum, which is aimed at helping young, returning veteran college students, to any college or university for a moderate charge, which goes…

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Ten Years of "Lessons of Vietnam"

June 10, 2009

The latest Bridges:The Lessons of Vietnam , the newsletter written and produced by Lindy Poling’s (above ) Lessons of Vietnam history students at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a special 10th Anniversary…

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Remembering the Vietnam War course at Chautauqua in July

May 6, 2009

VVA life member Ira Cooperman once again this year will be teaching the “Remembering the Vietnam War” course at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Cooperman, who served as a USAF intelligence officer in Vietnam…

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U. of Iowa Summer Class on Vets in Lit and Film

March 30, 2009

The University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with the University's Veterans Center, is offering Identity and Social Issues: Wounded Warriors: Veterans in Literature and Film, a class this summer taught…

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Tim O’Brien at Brookdale CC March 8-9 in N.J.

March 7, 2009

Tim O'Brien, the acclaimed novelist (Going After Cacciato, The Things They Carried, et al. ) and Vietnam War veteran who teaches at Texas State University, San Marcos, will take part in two events on Sunday,…

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D.C. Writer's Center Veterans Writing Workshop

March 6, 2009

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland (just outside of the nation's capital) will hold a second veterans’ writing workshop April 6-May 18. This free, six-week prose-writing workshop is aimed at active-duty troops, veterans, and their…

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Vietnam War Course Saved

December 18, 2008

Bruce O. Solheim, an Army veteran and a history professor at Citrus College in California, has taught the history of the war on the collegiate level for fourteen years. His latest book, The Vietnam War…

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Tim O'Brien at Texas State U., San Marcos

November 14, 2008

When I learned last week that Larry Heinemann, the noted Vietnam veteran novelist, is now teaching at Texas A&M, I wrote an entry on this page. Then I remembered that another celebrated novelist who served…

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Heinemann at Texas A&M

November 10, 2008

Larry Heinemann (above), the much-honored novelist who put in a life-changing 1967-68 tour of duty in the Vietnam War with a 25th Infantry Division mechanized infantry battalion, has journeyed from his home town of Chicago…

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New Bridges

November 5, 2008

The new Fall 2008 issue of Bridges , the newsletter written and produced by Lindy Poling's Lessons of Vietnam history students at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is now on the web. The…

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