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Advocacy office schedules military deployment seminar

April 3, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will present a seminar for family and friends of student members of the military who are about to deploy.

The free, informational event is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Presidents Dining Room of the Bernhard Center. It is open to members of the general public as well as the University community.

Dr. Karen Blaisure, professor of family and consumer sciences, will present the seminar, which is titled "The Deployment Cycle" and is being sponsored by the Advocacy Office for Transfer Students and Military Affairs.

The one-hour seminar will address experiences common to friends and family of deployed or deploying military service personnel.

Topics to be covered include preparing for deployment, reactions during deployment, resources available, and reunion expectations and realities.

Those attending the seminar also will learn about what to say when they are worried about a member of the military, how to take care of themselves during deployments and how they can support service members as they transition from deployment to home.

To reserve a seat or obtain more information about the deployment seminar, contact Eric McConnell in the advocacy office at eric.mcconnell@wmich.edu or 387-0740.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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