Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free Money for MSVA - Student Veteran Survey


One of our own MU student-veterans, David Shwalb, is finishing up his PhD so he can go back on Active Duty. He needs us to fill out a 15-20 minute online survey for him, and he's donating $3.33 to the MSVA for every survey completed (up to $700). That means if 210 veterans fill out this survey, that is $700 that we will have for tailgates, MSVA activities, etc. David is also giving away several $100 personal prizes, so please take the time to fill it out. The link is:

Below you'll also find an email from David, which describes his study in more detail.


Dear Student-Veteran,

My name is David and I’m a grad student and military veteran working on my dissertation research project at the University of Missouri. I looking for student-veterans attending college full-time who are willing to complete a brief internet-based survey as part of my research. I’m studying how hope, support, and stress affect veterans in higher education.

For each survey completed by a student-veteran at your school, I will donate $3.33 to your school’s Student Veterans Association, up to $700. Additionally, when you complete the survey you can also enter a drawing for one of three $100 gift certificates to Walmart.

If you are interested, please click on the survey link below. Also, if you know people who might be interested, please forward this e-mail to them. If you have access to e-mail listserves (through work or school), please consider posting this message about the study. The study link is:

This study has been approved by the University of Missouri's Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions, please contact me at 801-669-1217, or at Thank you for your consideration!

Very Respectfully,
David Shwalb, M.S.
Doctoral Student, University of Missouri
Department of Education, School and Counseling Psychology

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Mission Continues: Two Months of Service

The Mission Continues: Two Months of Service

September 11th to Veterans Day: Honor our Heroes by Serving your Community

From 9/11 to 11/11, The Mission Continues will unify the country in two months of service projects to honor the fallen and our veterans. In the memory of 9/11 , Mission Continues volunteers across the nation will serve their country by serving their communities. Veterans, active duty service members, military families, and supporters will come together to help others in need. This service movement will offer various service opportunities throughout September, October and November, culminating in our Veterans Day Celebration and nationwide service projects on November 11th with Target.

Join the movement

If you are a veteran we urge you to call on your strengths and leadership skills to serve your community. If you have never served in the military, this is your chance to step forward by joining our veterans and say thank you by serving your community alongside them.

The Mission Continues believes the best way to honor those who have served and continue to serve is to live their beliefs, and serve as they have. To honor our Fellows, all our veterans and the accomplishments of Mission Continues volunteers, we will be working to strengthen communities from coast to coast. Whether you have devoted your life to service, volunteered occasionally, or have yet to lend a hand in your community, you can make a difference. Join our volunteers across the nation in performing meaningful service projects.

9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance

Pledge to volunteer or coordinate a service project in commemoration of the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Service projects will be held on or around Saturday, September 11, 2010. Learn more about our September 11th service projects.

The Mission Continues with United Way in St. Louis
The Mission Continues with MetLife in the Midwest (more information coming soon)
The Mission Continues with Student Veterans of America across the nation (more information coming soon)

Veterans Day: The Mission Continues with Target

The Mission Continues Veterans Day 2010 will celebrate our Service Fellows and engage thousands of volunteers in a nationwide service initiative with Target. Learn more here .

The Mission Continues...recognizing contributions volunteers and veterans make every day across the country, and challenging all Americans to step forward and help wherever there is need.

Questions? Email Chris Martinez at

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wounded Warrior Project - Purple Heart Open

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Veterans and Supporters,
The CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) is getting ready to go out to all units and this year the SVA is listed as a group to donate to.  One of the great things about it is that 100% of all donations go directly to the SVA, no skimmed percentages for admin. personnel, etc.  Please spread the word.  

Mizzou Student Veterans Association Golf Tourney

Veterans and Supporters,
The MSVA is teaming up with local busnesses and supporters to raise money for the MSVA.  We will be doing a scramble golf tournament at Columbia Country Club.  If you and anyone you know that like to play golf please pass this along.  The money raised will be put back into events for us.  Plus, this is going to be a great time.  I have attached a flyer with all the important information.  All veterans and supporters,  that are interested can contact Nick Kundert at and/or the new Internal Vice President Jevin Anderson . This event is also on Facebook on the MSVA page. 
The MSVA has been given 15 teams of 4 to play at minimal cost. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mizzou Student Veterans Association Fall '10 BBQ

Please join the MSVA for a Fall Semester ’10 kick off BBQ event. Free Beer, Free Food, and a Free Good Time. This event will be held at Peace Park, on the downtown side of University of Missouri Campus. We hope to see everyone there…

2010 SVA National Conference Registration

Student Veterans,

It is our pleasure to announce the 2010 SVA National Conference sponsored by the Bob Woodruff Foundation will take place on the historic campus of Georgetown University at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in our nation's capital,Washington D.C. from October 1 through October 4, 2010. This year's national conference will be proudly hosted by SVA's member chapter at Georgetown University. This year's national conference will be a great opportunity for you and your chapter to learn how you can improve your SVA member chapter through the various workshops we will host. Additionally, you can meet fellow student veteran campus leaders from across the nation and see what is working at their schools and share what works on yours. Finally, we will also address some of the annual organizational tasks associated with SVA such as national elections for the 2010-2011 school year.

Register today by clicking here or going to

Register for accommodations at Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (GUHCC) by calling (202) 687-3200 and asking for SVA's discounted rate of $109/night (a $90 discount for our members and attendees!)

JUST IN! SVA will offer a complimentary hotel room [base rate and tax for both nights] to the first 10 SVA chapters registering at least 2 people and which are located further than 100 miles from DC. To be eligible, a chapter representative must have registered on the official conference webpage and book a room at the hotel. Once SVA has confirmed both the registration and hotel reservation for the first 10 chapters, an SVA representative will send an official offer for a complimentary room during the national conference. SVA will only cover the room's base rate plus tax for the nights indicated upon the member's checkout. The member will be responsible for the room and they will be charged for any incidentals in connection with their stay during the conference (i.e. room service or damage) or if the chapter fails to send 2 representatives to the national conference. The complimentary rooms will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please email with a subject heading of "Free Room Offer" if you have any questions.
Additional information such as speakers, sessions and registration will follow in the coming weeks. We are still in the midst of planning and coordinating this conference, so if you have any ideas of programs you would like to see or host, would like to assist with the planning, or have any questions or concerns please contact us at Otherwise, we will keep in touch and we hope to see you all this October.

Still have questions? Contact us @