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UNI to host Y Factor: Military Summit April 15

April 8, 2014

Alan Heisterkamp, co-director, Center for Violence Prevention, 319-273-3054,

Lt. Col. Glen Keith, professor, military science, 319-273-6178,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP), in partnership with UNI's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services and HopeLine® from Verizon, will host The Y Factor Iowa: Military Summit on Tuesday, April 15, on the UNI campus. The daylong conference for ROTC cadets, guard and reserve units, and active and retired military personnel will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

This year's summit is designed to bring together military, civic and educational leaders to discuss and assess their roles and responsibilities in supporting violence prevention. The keynote speaker is Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III, commander of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

Multiple senior military leaders and nationally recognized subject matter experts and trainers in violence prevention will serve on a panel to discuss the success and challenges of addressing and ending sexual violence in the military.

This event is free and open to the public; preregistration is required. To register, visit For more information about the summit, contact Alan Heisterkamp, co-director of the Center for Violence Prevention, at 319-273-3054 or

HopeLine from Verizon takes no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turns them into support for prevention programs and domestic violence victims and survivors in the form of cash grants and wireless phones with voice minutes and text-messaging service. For more information about HopeLine, visit