Military and Veterans Ball signals start of Veterans Week at UWM

MILWAUKEE _ UW-Milwaukee begins its weeklong tribute to those who have served with the Fourth Annual Military and Veterans Ball on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

The media is invited to cover this and other veterans events at UWM next week.

UWM has more than 1,000 veterans and members of the military on campus, making it a leader in the Midwest in educating veterans and service members. UWM is one of just three universities in the U.S. to partner with all three major veteran support programs: The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars program, Upward Bound and VetSuccess on Campus.

Veterans Week at UWM begins with the Veterans Ball, but events organized by UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) honor veterans throughout the following week, leading up to Veterans Day Nov. 11.

Fourth Annual Military and Veterans Ball

Nov 3. at 6 p.m., Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The ball features dinner, dancing, guest speakers, a “Titanic”-themed cocktail bar and a silent auction to benefit Healing Warrior Hearts. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Daniel Zimmerman, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Marcia Anderson and UWM Chancellor Mark Mone headline the event’s featured speakers.

Dear Veteran – Public Art Project

Nov. 6-10, UWM Student Union Concourse, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

A public art project, Dear Veteran offers civilians an opportunity to leave messages for veterans. At the Veteran Photography Exhibit, UWM student veterans share photos cataloging their military deployment. Additionally, UWM student veterans document their transition from the military to the civilian world in partnership with UWM occupational health students.

VA Mobile Vet Center Van

Nov. 7-9, outside UWM Student Union Parking Garage, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

The VA’s Vet Center Van, Veterans Affairs counselors and other medical providers will be on UWM’s campus for UWM student veterans and veterans from the community.

VA Medical Center Pizza Luncheon

Nov. 8, UWM MAVRC Suite, UWM Student Union WG-99, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Jim McClain, deputy director of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, will bring pizza for student veterans to enjoy in UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center.

Women Veterans Evening of Chocolate

Nov. 8, UWM MAVRC Suite, UWM Student Union WG-99, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

An evening of sweet treats and conversation for female veterans and military members.

Serving Those Who Served Brunch

Nov. 9, UWM Student Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Campus and community leaders serve veterans brunch. Servers for the luncheon include: UWM Chancellor Mark Mone, UWM Associate Vice Chancellor Jim Hill, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee VA Medical Director Daniel Zomchek, VA Regional Benefits Office Director Duane Honeycutt and others.

UWM MAVRC Open House

Nov. 10, UWM MAVRC Suite, UWM Student Union WG-99, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

For more information, contact: Jayne Holland, 414-229-7211,

About UWM

Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 26,000 students from 89 countries on a budget of $667 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.