By: Eli Drljaca (@elidrljaca)
Not doing anything this Friday, Nov. 9? Consider this: War through Their Eyes, vol. 2: Warriors and Nurses. Sit back and relax at 5:30 p.m. in the Reeve theater room and enjoy a multimedia presentation about the stories of five war veterans that were or are currently students of the nursing program here at UW-Oshkosh.
The multimedia presentation will be accompanied by a photo exhibition at the Steinhilber gallery showing the stories of these veterans as they made their ways all over the world practicing in the medical field. The locations where the veterans have been vary from Vietnam to the Middle East.
The event is run by Grace Lim, a journalism professor here at UW-Oshkosh. There is a great amount of contribution from Grace’s students toward this event and the organization.
“My journalism students interviewed five veterans who are either current or alumni in the College of Nursing.” Lim said, “They each wrote 2,500-3,000 word profiles about these veterans which was published in an 80-page book. My students also produced several audio podcasts that will be available on the Beyond Classroom Walls website.”
Beyond Classroom Walls is also a great reference to find out more about professors in a much more personal manner with stories and interesting facts about them. The site also has a section for this event as well describing what it is all about.
There is also a very well described question and answer page about the event done by UW Oshkosh Today
which covers all questions you may have for the event. Even if you’re not a nursing student, this is a great event to hear about some life changing experiences. We will also be posting a follow up blog post how the event was so if you miss it, you can come back here and check for event coverage.