The Travels of Talking Service
As Talking Service continues to grow throughout the United States, we want to keep you updated on our travels and whereabouts! Talking Service aims to give back to veterans as much as they have given to us. Here are some updates on our progress:
We were thrilled to be a part of Middle Tennessee State University’s Fall 2015 Honors Lecture Series. On September 28 Don Whitfield, the director of Talking Service, gave a lecture to Middle Tennessee State University’s students, faculty, and community about the program. Middle Tennessee State University has been named a “military-friendly institution” by G.I. Jobs Magazine for three years in a row.
On October 8, Don Whitfield will participate in the 4th Annual Symposium on the Shape of the Humanities as a representative of Talking Service and the Great Books Foundation. This year’s symposium participants will discuss war, life after war, and the possibilities for integrating literature into war experiences. This event is sponsored by several academic departments at the University of West Georgia in Carollton, Georgia.
The New Mexico Humanities Council is one of 12 state humanities councils across the country that host Talking Service programs. In its fall 2015 newsletter, the New Mexico Humanities Council spotlighted Talking Service and interviewed facilitators who discuss texts with small groups of veterans. You can download and read the newsletter here.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the Talking Service program, please reach out to us. We welcome the opportunity to partner with more state humanities councils, veterans organizations, and individuals!