INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global will honor and celebrate Indiana military servicemembers and veterans in a free event on Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 12 p.m. at the Indianapolis North Education Center, 3777 Priority Way S Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana.
At the heart of the event is the Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial wall is 253 feet long and lists the names of 58,318 American military personnel who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The memorial will be available in the Lakefront at Keystone Office Park from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14.
The celebration event on Saturday, Oct. 12, will feature a showing of the "No Greater Love" documentary with featured guest Justin Roberts. The documentary depicts the combat deployment of the legendary "No Slack" Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, through the eyes of Army Chaplain Justin David Roberts.
The celebration event also includes:
- Keynote speech by Dennis Wimer, Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
- Three Beards concert with frontman Hank Barbe, a veteran who spent four years in the Marine Corps followed by eight years of service as an Army flight medic
- Inflatables, food trucks, and other family-friendly activities
This year IWU launched the Associate of Science in Public Service and Management, a degree specifically for veterans and active duty servicemembers that allows students to transfer in military credits and earn an associate degree in as few as 15 credits or five courses.
IWU also extends a preferred tuition rate to: active duty, National Guard, Reserves, retirees, veterans, spouses, surviving spouses, dependents with educational benefits, and Department of Defense employees. Undergraduate tuition is $250 per credit hour and graduate tuition is discounted by 25%. Textbook costs and fees are also either greatly reduced or eliminated.
"We are excited to honor the Indiana military community during this great event," said Matt Lucas, D.A., chancellor of IWU National & Global. "Providing excellent educational opportunities to servicemembers and veterans is a central focus of our mission, and we are eager to celebrate them."
For more information on IWU's degree offerings to military servicemembers and alumni, visit: indwes.edu/military
About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church that is committed to global liberal arts and professional education. The university system includes IWU—Marion, where about 3,000 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the main campus in Marion, Ind.; IWU-National & Global, which includes nearly 9,000 adult learners throughout the world who study online or onsite at 15 education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio; and Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, which offers a practical and student-centered approach for busy, working ministers. IWU's DeVoe School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Educational Leadership, the School of Service and Leadership, and the Division of Liberal Arts are all housed within the National and Global campus. More information is available at www.indwes.edu.
Indiana Wesleyan University Contact:
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SOURCE Indiana Wesleyan University