Get a FREE Ducks vs. Stanford Football Ticket (sign-up required)

Want a FREE Football Ticket to the Ducks vs. Stanford game next Saturday, November 1, 2014?Stanford Helmets

For the second year in a row, we have secured 40 FREE student football tickets for current student veterans and family members.
How do you get one?
Simply stop by the Veteran Center (EMU South) and talk to one of our officers or veteran coordinator Stacey to sign up BY THIS FRIDAY (Oct 24) at 12PM.

Note: You MUST be a CURRENTLY enrolled UO student with a valid 95-number in order to receive the ticket as it will be preloaded onto your student ID.
PS: Look for details on our pre-game tailgating event soon.

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Make a Difference & Volunteer Day

Volunteer, maleWant to make a difference by volunteering your time?

Join us next weekend as we assemble meals from donated food to pass out to local homeless camps. The first homeless camp is a Veterans homeless camp with about 17 veterans. We will assemble these meals for about 3 hours.

If there is interest, we will be getting dinner afterwards as a group.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: 205 Maxwell Road, Eugene, OR
Note: this is the private home of a staff member with Hosea Youth Services.
This is this term’s volunteering event.

Need a ride? Please email Stacey at uoveterans(at)uoregon.edu.

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Dog Tags for Ducks Kick-off Event

Oregon Ducks TagsDid you know The University of Oregon has a Dog Tags To Ducks Mentoring Program?

Whether you are a new student to the University of Oregon or a student who has been here for at least a year, if you are interested in being a part of this program, come to our Kick Off Party at Pegasus Pizza.

You may also join the Dog Tags To Ducks Facebook group.

Date: Thursdays, October 23, 2014
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Place: Meet at Student Veteran Center (EMU South) at 5:00pm; we walk to Pegasus Pizza as a group at 5:15pm.

Who: This event is designed for people looking to mentor or find a mentor during the 2014-15 school year.

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Join fellow Vet Fred during this weekend’s tailgate (Ducks vs. Huskies)

Huskies HelmetWant to tailgate with other vets before the Huskies game this weekend?
Join your fellow Vet Fred for a tailgating event this Saturday before the Ducks play the Washington Huskies. BYOB and a dish to share.

Date: THIS Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 7 am (10 am if it rains)
Place: Masonic Lodge across from Autzen, Spaces R-15, R-16, and R-17
Kickoff: 5 pm

Please note, this is a privately organized event and is not sponsored by the VFSA.
Hope to see you there.

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Join the Career Center at GOVCONNECT!

Looking for a government job? Then join the Career Center at GOVCONNECT next Tuesday, Oct 14 from 4 pm to 6pm.

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Place: Ford Alumni Center

Participating Government Agencies:
City of Eugene, Congressional and State Representatives, Peace Corps, State of Oregon – Department of Human Services, State of Oregon – Oregon Health Authority, Teach for America, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, UO Planning, Public Policy and Management department (PPPM)

Registration:
Please register if you plan to attend this event:
1. Sign in to DuckConnect
2. Go to “Career Events & Workshops”
3. Locate and register for this event 

QUESTIONS? Give the Career Center a call at (541) 346-3235.

This event is open to all students. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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The VFSA is looking for a photo editor

VolunteerHelp us edit/combine/enhance photos for our website

Do you have basic photo editing skills?
Do you support student veterans?

Then you might be just whom we are looking for. The VFSA is in need for a volunteer who can edit pictures (combine, enhance, crop to fit). This requires very little of your time, and you would only be called upon occasionally.

If you liked to help us promote student veteran issues on our campus, please email our Public Relations officer Marina Gross at mgross(at)uoregon.edu.

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Join OrgSync for the latest events

Want to stay on top of all of our events? Join the VFSA chapter on OrgSync (http://www.orgsync.com), the University of Oregon’s portal to events among all student organizations.

Have questions? See one of the officers at the Vet Center.

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Welcome to Fall 2014

Welcome back to the pond! We are excited to begin another year of studies and are planning some great events. Details are going to be announced soon.

For now, please stop by the Veteran Center in the EMU South and relax, print, and join the others in our unit.

We will update this blog with Fall Term events soon.

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Great events before the Fall Term starts

The new Veterans Program Coordinator Stacey Vasquez shared these great events with us.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2014

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose misison is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces. WWP works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

All proceeds from the Crocker Family and Friends Golf Tournament are being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

WHERE: Diamond Woods Golf Course
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 7; shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.
WHAT: 18-hole 4-person scramble
COST: $85/golfer, includes green fee, lunch, and cart
PRIZES: sold at event for various prizes
GOODIE BAGS: including mulligans and strings, putting contest on the turn for a new putter!
WIN $10,000 for hole-in-one on hole 7!
Various other hole-in-one prizes on the other par 3′s
Hole sponsor: $100 Sole Hole Sponsor: $250
QUESTIONS: Call Linda Crocker at 541-602-6796

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Veterans Appreciation Picnic

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hendricks Park, East 19th Ave. to Fairmount Blvd. (behind U of O campus), turn right on Fairmount Blvd. and left on Summit; then look for balloons
Sponsored by Veterans Treatment Court
RSVP TO DANIELLE AT 541-682-6672

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Eugene Vet Center Open House

190 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR (enter parking lot from Pearl Street)
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn about the many ways we serve veterans
Meet our staff of Master’s level therapists, outreach personnel, and dedicated front office workers
Find out how to make appropriate referrals
Take a tour of our facilities and enjoy refreshments

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Have a great summer!

We wish you a great summer, y’all. We’ll be back in the Fall term.

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