Tag: Veterans

Operation Opportunity: Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop

Operation Opportunity is an initiative of 38HOT: Helping Others Together, Team 4 of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Class of 2016-2017.  This program is focused on creating entrepreneurial and professional opportunities for Miami-Dade County veterans.

As part of Operation Opportunity, 38HOT is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to provide training and resources for veterans looking to start up a new business or grow an existing business.  Attendees will hear from experts in the following areas: 

  • Starting a Business
  • Accessing Capital
  • Resources to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs 

Speakers include: 

  • United Way Mission United
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Beacon Council
  • Florida SBDC at Florida International University

This workshop will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the United Way of Miami-Dade’s Ansin Building, located at 3250 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129-2712. 

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Registration is required.  To attend the event, please register here:  go.fiu.edu/operationopportunity

There is no cost to attend, and for more information contact  Brian Van Hook: (305) 779-9228 / bvanhook01@gmail.com

Operation Opportunity

Veterans Workshop

The Career and Talent Development Office will be partnering with Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 38 H.O.T. Miami, Leadership Miami, United Way, and South Florida Progress Foundation to present this professional development session for our veterans!

For additional information, reach out to Mercedes Dericho at mdericho@fiu.edu or call 305-919-5770.

Rest, Bullet: How Veterans Come Home

McClymond Web

Department of Religious Studies
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Rest, Bullet: How Veterans Come Home

Lecture by Dr. Kathryn McClymond, Georgia State University
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 100

Based on research on over 100 archived oral histories and personal interviews with veterans of WWII, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Kathryn McClymond argues that veterans – usually without realizing it – often deal with traumatic and potentially traumatic war experiences by engaging in four ritual behaviors: pilgrimage, atonement, testimony or memorial-making. As part of a larger book project geared towards chaplains and other caregivers, Dr. McClymond presents examples of veterans describing their post-combat activity, demonstrating that these specific actions can be usefully “typed” into these four ritual behaviors. She proposes this information be passed on to military chaplains so that they can prepare soldiers for combat with information about these ritual practices. In this way chaplains can offer care to soldiers and veterans experiencing moral injury by helping them identify and craft personal rituals of pilgrimage, atonement, testimony or memorial-making.

Dr. Kathryn McClymond is professor and chair in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. She is a comparative historian of religion with a special emphasis on Vedic and Jewish ritual. Her first book, Beyond Sacred Violence: A Comparative Study of Sacrifice (Georgia Author of the Year Award 2009), argued against prevailing conceptions of sacrifice as a violent, destructive activity. Dr. McClymond is also author of Ritual Gone Wrong: Case Studies in Ritual Disruption (Oxford University Press), which examines ritual mistakes, sabotage, and disruption and their significance for ritual theory. Dr. McClymond is a recipient of the Distinguished Honors Professor Award (2002) and the Outstanding Teaching Award (2006) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University. She is co-chair of the American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies in Religion Section.

Following the lecture, undergraduate students are invited to an informal information session about the Georgia State Religious Studies graduate program from 1 – 2 PM in DM 258 .

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-2186.