Green Zone training opportunities coming up Wednesday and Thursday

The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans at Mississippi State will host the fall semester Green Zone training on Wednesday [Sept. 16] and Thursday [Sept. 17] from 2-5 p.m. in Fowlkes Auditorium in Colvard Student Union.

The training program has been planned for a Tuesday or Wednesday in order to accommodate teaching and meeting schedules. This training will cover how to be an active listener, various issues and concerns of veterans, resources that can be utilized to help veterans, and Titles III and IX concerns.

The purpose of this training is to encourage awareness of and advocacy for student veterans, service members and dependents at MSU, who comprise 11% of the total student population. Many faculty and staff members across campus are showing their support of the Green Zone Initiative with stickers and posters displayed in their offices or workspaces. These items are to show designations of "Green Zones" or veteran-friendly areas where veterans can come for mentoring or for advice. More faculty and staff volunteers are needed.

Refreshments will be served. RVSP to Julie Kirk at