The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) has announced five finalists for its 2022 Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award. The finalists come from a variety of academic fields and a wide range of institutions around the United States, from universities to military-affiliated organizations.
Registration now open for Battlemind to Home Summit
Registration is now open for MFRI’s 13th annual Battlemind to Home Summit, which will bring together experts in mental health, law, community services and faith to strategize on helping active service members, veterans and their families better transition from the battlefront to the home front.
Military-connected women arrive on campus for Focus Forward Fellowship mentoring program
Eighteen women student veterans and service members from around the United States have arrived on the campus of Purdue University to participate in the 2022 Focus Forward Fellowship.
17 military-connected women students accepted into Focus Forward Fellowship mentoring program
Seventeen women student veterans and service members from around the United States have been accepted into the Military Family Research Institute’s 2022 Focus Forward Fellowship.
May is National Military Appreciation Month
May is National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University urges all citizens to pay special tribute to current and former members of the Armed Forces, including those who have died in service to the country.
MFRI celebrates 20th anniversary in joint gala with Center for Families
The Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University held a joint anniversary celebration on April 1, marking 25 years for CFF and 20 for MFRI. The event, titled “Forging Better Futures for Families,” attracted a capacity crowd of more than 120 to Spurgeon Club at Mackey Arena. Among the guests present were CFF founding donor Lorene Burkhart, several CFF founding advocates, members of the CFF and MFRI advisory councils, and faculty members, staff and donors affiliated with the centers.
Videos now available for Thompson Research Award winner and finalists
Videos are now available from the celebration of the 2021 Barbara Thompson Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award. The virtual event, a collaborative effort of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and Military REACH at Auburn University, was held Feb. 15, 2022. Visit the YouTube links below to see presentations by […]
Spring brings boost in attendance at Indiana Reaching Rural Veterans events
MFRI’s Reaching Rural Veterans (RRV) program, whose third phase implementation began in Indiana late last year, reported positive and impressive results in March.
MFRI celebrates the Month of the Military Child
Every April we celebrate the Month of the Military Child, showing appreciation for approximately 2 million military children who serve alongside their parents. Military children play an important role in the armed forces community
MFRI spotlights Purdue-affiliated military women for Women’s History Month
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, MFRI is spotlighting Purdue-affiliated women who are active duty, reserves and veterans in the US armed forces.