CSU honors the men and women who’ve served

Adult Learner and Veteran Services office supports the transition, education, leadership, and engagement of students who do not fit the characteristics of a traditional college student to strengthen their academic achievement and holistic development. The ALVS office is hosting several collaborative events to celebrate Veterans week and honor the veteran community.

Veteran Print Project
The Veteran Print Project brings two diverse grVeteran's Day 5K on the Colorado State University Ovaloups, veterans and artists, together to express perspectives of a new generation of veterans through the traditional methods of fine art, particularly print making.

The  non-profit, based out of Madison, Wis., focuses on student veterans and student art programs. The Fort Collins portion of the project has included local and student artists and student-veterans from CSU and Front Range Community College.

Selected pieces will be on display through Friday, Nov. 14, at the Poudre River Public Library Old Town location, 201 Peterson Street. A smaller, but similar, exhibition will be on display from Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 28 in CSU’s Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public, aiming to raise awareness of CSU student-veterans through their stories as well as create and foster a connection between artists, veterans and the community.

Veterans Day 5K

Petty Officer 1st Class Jared W. Day will be honored at this year's Veterans Day 5K.
Petty Officer 1st Class Jared W. Day will be honored at this year’s Veterans Day 5K.

The fifth annual Adult Learner and Veteran Services Veterans Day 5K, a fundraiser for a veteran scholarship at CSU, will be Saturday, November 8, 2014 on the historic Oval. The scholarship is awarded to veterans who were honorably discharged and are living with disabilities related to their military experience.

Military Day at the CSU vs. Hawaii football game
Join ALVS staff and students from 2:30 p.m. until kickoff at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and tailgate at the CSU versus Hawaii game at Hughes Stadium. There will be hamburgers and bratwurst , potato salad and chips on the side. We will also cook what you bring, if you have specific dietary requirements. We have water and soda, or you can bring your own beverage of choice, according to the CSU Tailgating policies. Play a round of Corn Hole, toss a football or Frisbee around, or just hang out. The tailgate section is located in the Ram Town tailgaiting area, east of the Band Pregame Show.

In conjunction with the CSU Athletic Department and the Army and Air Force ROTC units, ALVS will recognize military members and veterans during halftime and  throughout the  game as part of Military Day.

Field of Flags
From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Veterans Day at Colorado State UniversityNov. 14, the sidewalk from the corner of Meridian Avenue and North Drive to the west side of the Vietnam Bridge field showcase miniature U.S. flags. Each flag represents 1,000 people included in the more than 657,000 U.S. military deaths in combat since the formation of this country. These brave women and men paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom and safety and they will never be forgotten. This number includes the more than 4,000 deaths in the Revolutionary War through the more than 6,000 deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as all military involvement in the years between.

National Roll Call
Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the southeast corner of Meridian Avenue and North Street, volunteers from the CSU campus and Fort Collins community will read the names of service members lost in combat from Sept. 11, 2001, to today. This time span includes both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This symbolic eventoccurs simultaneously at more than 50 institutions of higher education in 30 states and Washington D.C. A nationally-synchronized moment of silence takes place at noon MST.

The reading of names can take at least six hours. Volunteers rotate reading names approximately every 15 minutes and all are welcome to participate. Beverages and light snacks will be available for volunteers.

Veteran Breakfast
A Veterans Breakfast honoring and thanking current student and community veterans will be held from 8-11 a.m. Nov. 12 in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room.  The public is welcome to visit for a few minutes or stay and mingle the entire time. RSVP to (970) 491-3977, if interested in joining the event for breakfast.