November 2010 Concert To Air May 29 on CNBC
The Veterans Day concert performed by VA’s
National Medical Musical Group at the Basilica of the National Shrine of
the Immaculate Conception last November 10 will air on CNBC on Sunday,
May 29. Time of the telecast is 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The concert was part of the group’s 2010
Healing for the Nation concert series. The group consists of both a
chorale and symphony orchestra.
BVA’s own Tom Miller will be seen and heard introducing the program at the beginning of the telecast.
Volunteers Needed for Post-Deployment Study
Researchers at the University at
Albany-State University of New York are conducting a study to understand
the impact of combat deployment on a variety of behavioral health
outcomes. The study involves completion of a totally anonymous online
survey, is completely voluntary, and takes approximately 20 minutes.
Participants must have deployed at least
once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi
Freedom. They must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and able to write
and read English at an eighth grade level or higher.
The study is being directed by Clinical
Psychology Doctoral Candidate Sean C. Sheppard, an Army OIF combat
veteran. It has been reviewed and approved by the Office of Research
Compliance at the university. Those participating will be eligible to be
entered into a lottery to win a $500 Amazon.com gift card.
For more information about the study, go to www.soldiertosoldier.net.
Burkeville Lodge A Crown Jewel
Blinded veterans who find themselves
anyplace near southern Virginia may wish to visit the Burkeville Lodge
for the Blind in Burkeville, Virginia.
The lodge is owned and operated by the
Virginia Association of Workers for the Blind, headquartered in
Richmond. The surroundings include a beautiful wooded area on a
well-stocked pond. People of all ages use the facility for swimming,
fishing, hiking, paddle boating, playing games, or just chatting in the
gazebo. Special events are scheduled at the lodge throughout the year.
Sleeping accommodations and meals are offered at affordable rates. For more information, visit www.vawb.org or call 804-275-7300.
RFB&D Now “Learning Ally”
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
(RFB&D) has changed its name to Learning Ally with a tagline that
reads, “Making reading accessible for all.”
According to Janet Milkovich, Vice President
of Public Policy and Advocacy, the change comes after more than a year
of research and focus group studies that involved key stakeholders. The
results revealed a slightly different definition of the future direction
of the organization that would require a name change.
“Even as we change our name, our legacy of
six decades continues,” she said. “We will maintain strong citation of
RFB&D in many areas of our service offerings and our incredible
volunteer base will continue recording books to help students
succeed—all as we explore new ways to put them to work on behalf of all
users with learning differences.”
Recording for the Blind was founded in 1948
with a mission to provide equal access to the printed word. Decades
later, the mission was extended to include access for individuals with
dyslexia and other learning disabilities.