Immaculata Honors Veterans on November 11th

Veterans Raise the Flag at IUEvery day, approximately 555 World War II veterans die.  Most of them are in their 90s.  To honor these brave men and women, Immaculata University is holding special activities on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 and throughout the week. All activities and lectures are free and open to the public.  Lectures held in Gabriele Library; Brigadier General Eggert’s Keynote Address will be held in the Great Hall.

The presentations include:

  • 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. – The Military Industrial Complex and the Environment – presenter, Eugene Halus, Ph.D.,  associate professor of Politics
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. – The Science of Modern Warfare – presenter, James Murray, Ph.D., associate professor of Chemistry
  • 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. – The Modern Veteran in Today’s Economy – presenters Joseph Pugh, D.M., professor of Business, and Larry Poli, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member at Immaculata
  • 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. – World War I – Looking Back:  A Century of Perspective – presenter, John Hill, Ph.D., professor of History
  • 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. – The Return of the Modern Veteran as Mediated Through Film – presenter, Colonel John Church, USMCR, assistant professor of English
  • 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. – Homeland Defense: A Short History – presenter, Brigadier General George Schwartz, lecturer in Professional Studies
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Special Keynote Address by Brigadier General Carol A. Eggert (Retired)

As part of the celebration, 100 flags will be placed at various locations around campus.  Each flag represents 220,000 veterans in the United States.  The Gabriele Library will display a selection of military books and materials in the lobby, and a mini-museum of wartime posters will be open for viewing in the Rotunda of Villa Maria Hall throughout the week.  To RSVP, log onto or contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 484-323-3238.   The campus of Immaculata University is located at 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA.  For GPS purposes, enter “Malvern” as the city.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.


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