Veterans Week 2021

What is Veterans Week?

In honor of Veterans Day that occurs on November 11, CSU’s Adult Learner & Veteran Services has dedicated  November 6-13, 2021 to our #CSUVeterans. During this week, we will honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States, with a special appreciation for the #CSUVeterans in our staff, faculty, student body, and alumni.

Veterans Week Kick-Off

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“I firmly believe that at the very core of our success – is our greater campus community believing in and demonstrating the value that student veterans bring to CSU.  If you have not heard me say it before, know that the student veterans on our campus today will one day be referred to as the next greatest generation!!

-Marc Barker

CSU’s Safety and Risk Services and Chief Resilience Officer

Veterans Week Schedule

November 6 – 13, 2021

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST Fall CleanUp! 
Fall Clean Up is an opportunity for CSU students & staff to help Fort Collins neighbors in need.
Join the ALVS as we kick-off Veterans Week by assisting elderly and/or physically limited neighbors in the Fort Collins area with outdoor yard work (raking leaves, trimming bushes, cleaning gutters, etc.) that they cannot complete themselves and cannot afford to pay someone to do. This program helps facilitate positive relations between the long-term residents in Fort Collins and CSU students and staff, while also helping the neighbors to maintain their properties and get their homes ready for the fall/winter seasons. Families, Partners, & Kids are all welcome to join us! We’ll reach out with more information if you plan on joining us!
3:00 – 6:00 PM MST ALVS Community Meet-Up

Join the ALVS at Intersect Brewing’s outdoor beer garden! Fire pits & Food will be provided! We will be outside, so dress accordingly. Feel free to stop by!

 

Intersect Brewing

2160 W Drake Rd. Fort Collins

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST Ram Kidz Village Event: Morgan Mural
What is Veterans Day? Why do we celebrate it? Join RKV as they share informational children’s books, short videos, and engaging activities to learn at a developmentally appropriate level, what is Veterans Day, and how do we honor those that have served our country? As a group, we will be making a large American flag mural in our very own Morgan library and creating small reminders to take home and carry with us. This event lasts two hours, but you may join at any time.
This programming is provided for children, ages 12 months to 11 years old and will take place in the RKV Classroom located in Morgan Library, Room 201a.

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST Your Benefits & You – Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO) Workshop
Come learn about your military benefits with CSU’s Veterans Education Benefits Office!
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST Ram Kidz Village Event: Military Match Up

What are the 5 branches of our military? What do each of them do to support our Nation and help protect us?

At this event, children will be learning all about the 5 branches of our military and creating activities and crafts to help explore all of the wonderful things they do. This event last two hours, but you may join at any time.

 

This programming is provided for children, ages 12 months to 11 years old and will take place in the RKV Classroom located in Morgan Library, Room 201a.

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11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST
Student Veteran Panel
Join the ALVS as we hear from current student veterans and their journeys into higher education. During this panel, we will listen to student stories and learn ways that we can best support them on CSU’s campus. Also offered virtually, register below!
Missed it? Watch the recording here!
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST Ram Kidz Village Event: Thank You Tuesday!

How do we say thank you to those that have served? How do we express our gratitude? In this event, the RKV team will be working with kids to create cards for veterans on CSU’s campus. With templates, craft supplies, and lots of fun games we will learn about gratitude and thanking those that served our country along the way. All completed cards will be given to the ALVS office to display and gift to those who served our community. This event lasts two hours, but you may join at any time.

This programming is provided for children, ages 12 months to 11 years old and will take place in the RKV Classroom located in Morgan Library, Room 201a.

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8:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST
Mental Health Meet & Greet Burritos!
Join the ALVS for breakfast burritos as we connect with the CSU Health Network, VITAL, and VetCenter regarding taking care of our mental health. Feel free to drop by for some breakfast and to say hello!
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center

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12:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST
Translating Your Military Skills Resume Workshop & Free Professional Headshots
Join CSU’s Student Veterans Organization and CSU’s Career Center for FREE Professional Headshots and get your resume looked at by our friends from the Career Center!
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center

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2:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST Ram Kidz Village – Red, White, or Blue – We Support You!

How can we serve veterans throughout the year? What are the ways we can support our community at home and provide service to those in need? Join us for a culmination of easy crafts available throughout the week to learn about the significance of Veterans Day, the branches of our military, and how to say thank you. As a group, we will put the finishing touches on our mural and read and learn about community service.

This programming is provided for children, ages 12 months to 11 years old and will take place in the RKV Classroom located in Morgan Library, Room 201a.

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7:00 AM – 7:00 PM MST
National Roll Call
This is a drop-by event. National Roll Call pays tribute to our American military service members and civilians who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the past two decades during the Global War on Terror.
Held each year on Veterans Day, National Roll Call is an opportunity for the campus and local community to participate and show their commitment and support for these fallen heroes. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to volunteer as a reader.
Volunteer to Read here.
Sutherland Gardens (West Side of the Lory Student Center)

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12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
Improving Your Sleep Health with New Start

Come learn about sleep health and strategies for improving sleep quality, daytime functioning, and overall well-being.

Also learn about exciting programs out of the OT Department’s Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) for supporting Veterans, including the New Start program (for supporting Student Veterans on-campus who have disabilities or life challenges) and Sleep Services (for individuals who have Insomnia or other sleep issues). In-person

Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center

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12:00 – 1:00 AM MST
Financial Aid & Scholarship Workshop
Join our ALVS Financial Aid liaison, Heidi Stuckert, and scholarship expert, Jay MacDougall as they break down the complexities of financial aid and the CSU Scholarship Application! This is a virtual event that will be taking place on Zoom.
Join the Zoom here.
Virtual via Zoom

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2:00 – 5:00 PM MST
Military Tailgate
Families, Partners, and Children are invited! We will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs with vegetarian & vegan options as well. The tailgate will take place in the LSC West Lawn (ALVS signage will be at our tents).
Lory Student Center West Lawn

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5:00 PM MST Kickoff Time
Military Game – CSU v. Air Force
Families, Partners, and Children are invited! We will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs with vegetarian & vegan options as well. The tailgate will take place in the LSC West Lawn (ALVS signage will be at our tents).
If you need additional tickets, complete the RSVP Link!
Canvas Stadium

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