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End-of-the-Year Dodgeball Night

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End the 2015-16 school year by blowing off some steam at the End-of-the-Year Dog Tags to Ducks Dodgeball event this coming Friday.

We will meet at the Vet Center at 4:30 PM and socialize with free pizza and soda.
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we will play a dodge ball game downstairs.

Date: Friday, June 5
Time: 4:30-6:00 Pizza, 6:00-8:00 Dodgeball
Place: UO Student Veterans Center, 2nd floor of the EMU South / former Mac Court

You are welcome to come by and participate or just socialize. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun!

This free event is open to all UO Students. You can find a flyer to the event by clicking on this link.
For a food count, please RSVP by calling the Vet Center at 541-346-3406 by Thursday, June 4.

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Find a Coach for your next Career

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 10.19.55 PMWe are happy to share a free of charge career service to all of the Veteran Community:

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nationwide non-profit connecting transitioning veterans to experienced professionals for one-on-one, yearlong mentorships. ACP career coaches are ready to assist with revising resumes, networking, reviewing business plans and exploring career options.
The program is free of charge and open to post 9/11 veterans and service members
of all grades. To apply, visit www.acp-usa.org/mentoring.

See the attached flyer: ACP Career Coach 2015

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An evening with Phil Klay

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The Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA) at the University of Oregon presents an evening with Phil Klay, author of the short story collection Redeployment, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. in 156 Straub Hall.

Phil Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his service he earned an MFA from Hunter College. In 2014 Redeployment won the National Book Award for Fiction. In 2015 he received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundations James Webb award for fiction dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life. Dexter Filkins wrote in the New York Times Book Review, “In Klay’s hands, Iraq comes across not merely as a theater of war but as a laboratory of the human condition in extremis. Redeployment is hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad. It’s the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.”

The event is organized by VFSA member Jared Smith. He says, “As a veteran, I thought [Klay’s] book did an excellent job of capturing the emotion and experiences of war, a subject that I find hard to articulate to those who have not experienced it. With over 450 veterans on the campus, most students have had a class with at least one veteran, but the majority of the students have never engaged with a veteran about their experiences.” Smith hopes that Klay’s visit to the university will spur a dialogue between veterans and non-veterans, which could help create a stronger, more vibrant campus community.

Klay’s talk, cosponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center, is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book sale signing. For more information or for disability accommodations contact the Oregon Humanities Center at ohc@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3934.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2105
Time: 6 pm Appetizer in the Straub Hall Atrium, 7 pm Talk in Straub Hall 156
Place: Straub Hall on the University of Oregon Campus
Please note: A part of all book sales will profit the Veteran and Family Student Association

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If you liked to follow all of our events and happening, please “Like” the UO Veteran Community Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UOVeteranCommunity

There, you will hear about the latest news and events for Student Veterans and the larger UO Veteran Community.

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P.T.S.D. Panel – Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Join us for a panel on combat related and sexual assault trauma. This event aims to bring awareness, understanding, and resources for people who suffer from trauma and help family members and friends relate to the experience of their loved ones.

You will witness personal accounts of trauma, learn about the science of trauma and available resources, and learn how you can recognize and support your friends and family members who may have experienced traumatic events.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: University of Oregon Campus, EMU Gumwood Room (2nd floor, next to the Ballroom)

Speakers include:
Student Veterans, Survivor of Sexual Violence
Michele Prism with the Women’s Center
Counseling Center Representatives
Kevin Wiles with Veterans Affairs
Jeff Larson with the Accessible Education Center
Dr. Holly Arrow, Professor of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences

This event is organized by the Veterans and Family Student Association (VFSA) with support by the Women’s Center and financial support from the ASUO Senate.

Refreshments will be provided.

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Froyo Fundraiser – Win a Prize and Support UO Student Veterans

Get some frozen yogurt at Yogurt Extreme and help raise money for UO Student Veterans.

Simply design a patriotic fro yo dish and submit your design to our Facebook page (message us or post it to our timeline).

You could win one of our Yogurt Extreme Gift Certificate.
Date: Thursday night, March 12, 2015
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
Place: Yogurt Extreme, 879 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Important: Must bring this flyer (click here) to Yogurt Extreme, and the VFSA will receive 25% of all proceeds.
FB link: www.facebook.com/UOVeteranCommunity

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Pat Tillman Scholarship Application Workshop

Join us for help on getting your Tillman Scholarship Application ready.
Fellow Student Veteran Jason is offering a workshop from 11am to 12 pm in the Student Center.

Bring your questions and get some help in applying for this prestigious scholarship.

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 11 am – 12 pm
Place: UO Student Veteran Center

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Get Veteran Advising support

Looking for help in planning out your degree? Want to plan out next term or even the next academic year?

You are in luck. Meet a fellow vet for advising at the Veteran Center every Tues & Thur 10-12 (offered via UO Career Center).

Bring your questions, and get help on navigating the UO degree requirements.

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Join us for a Dodgeball Event, January 23

DodgeballJoin us for the first ever Dog Tags to Ducks Dodgeball event this Friday. We will meet at the UO Student Veterans Center at 4:30 PM and socialize with free pizza and soda.
From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, we will play a dodge ball game downstairs.

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: Meet at the Vet Center, play at Mac Court

You are welcome to come by and participate or just socialize. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun!

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