Viterbo University to Host Military Women's History Month Celebration March 27

Monday, March 18, 2024

March 18, 2024

Contact Sam Morris at 608-796-3039 or


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University will host a Military Women's History Month Celebration Wednesday, March 27.

The event will be held in the Fine Arts Center Nola Starling Recital Hall and Lobby:

  • 5–5:45 p.m. Social
  • 5:50–7:30 p.m. Screening of the Documentary Served Like a Girl
  • 7:30–8 p.m. Community discussion on the topic of women veteran health care

Served Like a Girl is a powerful documentary film by director Lysa Heslov that follows several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women use humor to adapt to the emotional, social, and economic challenges they face as they compete in the Ms. Veteran America competition. The film is an engaging and honest look at an often-unseen veteran reality.

“With more than 3 million women serving in our nation’s military, and over 2 million living women veterans in the United States, it is imperative that we share the stories of service and sacrifice of our women warriors,” said Sam Morris, director of military student success at Viterbo University and a veteran. “For more than 240 years, women have contributed greatly to the defense of our nation, and it is our duty and responsibility as a nation, to share their contributions and to ensure that these warriors receive the care and support that they deserve.”

The Military Women’s History Celebration is sponsored by the Viterbo Military Student Success department. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 160 people and registration is required by Friday, March 22. Register by using the QR code on the Viterbo website event calendar or by emailing Sam Morris at