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IU Northwest plans discussions centered on campus read, ‘Operation Homecoming’

This year’s One Book…One Campus…One Community selection tells story of America’s military; author to visit campus March 25

Thursday Jan 14, 2016

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, Indiana University Northwest and its surrounding community are exploring the themes of its chosen book, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, edited by Andrew Carroll. The book is a series of shared stories, letters and experiences that tell the story of America’s military...through their eyes.

Upcoming events

Friday, March 25

Book Discussion
Future of America’s Military
1 p.m., Gallery for Contemporary Art, Savannah Center

Video presentation of narratives from Northwest Indiana veterans and families
2 p.m., Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium

Theatrical / dramatic readings
3 p.m., Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium

Guest Speakers
Sharon Allen, Author and Veteran
Andrew Carroll, Editor of Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families
4 p.m., Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium

Book signing and reception
Following the guest speakers, Savannah Center

Tuesday, April 12

Book Discussion
Topic: LGBTQI issues in the military
Noon, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Savannah Center

Call for Stories

Throughout the remainder of the academic year, the One Book … One Campus … One Community … planning committee is continuing to accept stories from local residents who also have a war or military experience to share. In the same way that Andrew Carroll gave a voice to America’s veterans, IU Northwest wants to do the same for its local residents. With the author’s permission, the stories may be compiled and published in a similar anthology.

The campus community and local residents are encouraged to submit their stories for consideration in an IU Northwest publication, planned for Spring 2016. For guidelines on how to submit a story for consideration, visit:

The book is available for purchase at the IU Northwest Book Store, as well as through

For event updates and classroom resources, visit:

For more information about writing submissions, events, or the One Book … One Campus … One Community reading initiative, contact Crystal Shannon at (219) 980-6961 or

About Indiana University Northwest

As one of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Northwest leads the region as the premier, urban campus dedicated to serving the needs of nearly 6,000 students from the state’s most diverse and industrialized region. Committed to helping its local Northwest Indiana communities thrive, IU Northwest is best-known for providing a personal, quality and affordable education close to home.  IU Northwest positions its students to be leaders with more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. For more information, please visit

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