FAFSA Workshop

Fafsa FrenzyConfused about how to fill out the FAFSA? We can help!

Join Katrina Schmidt from Financial Aid this Wednesday, Jan 14, from 11 am to 2 pm for a workshop in the vet center.

Let’s get that FAFSA done together.

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Place: Student Veteran Center, EMU South

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Welcome to Winter Term!

A delayed Welcome to Winter Term, Veteran Community. We hope the holidays were calm and gave us all a great break from classes. Stop by the center to grab a cup of coffee on your way to classes or get some homework done.

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Send Tim (TJ) Wynn off with a Bang

TJ Buh-byeHelp us raise a glass to Tim as he prepares to return to his home state and take classes online.

We’ll meet at 5:45pm at Wild Duck and will honor him by watching our Ducks battle Arizona for the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 5:45 pm
Place: Wild Duck Cafe, 1419 Villard St, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (across from Matt Knight Arena)
What to bring:

Hope to see you there!

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Military Appreciation weekend at Oregon Athletic events

Looking for some fun before Finals? You are in luck.

It’s Military Appreciation weekend at Oregon Athletic events this weekend at Matthew Knight Arena surrounding Pearl Harbor Day. Get a free or discounted ticket to one of these Basketball events:

12/6 @ 1900 Oregon Women’s Basketball vs. Navy, FREE with Military ID (Show at Ticket Window)
12/7 @ 1300 Oregon Men’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss, Discounted $10 ticket, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1HVEH8K

They will also be collecting Toys for Tots at each of these events.


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Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser – Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Please join us for this term’s big fundraising event.

With the flyer, 50% of your proceeds will be donated back to the VFSA. Flyers have to be printed. You can follow this link to print the flyer. You may also pick up a flyer from the Veteran Center at the EMU South.

We will also get together at 6pm that day to eat some pizza as a group.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Place: Papa’s Pizza, 1577 Coburg Rd, Eugene, Oregon 97401
Time: All Day Event, Pizza Social at 6 pm

Thank you for helping us raise funds for the UO student veterans.

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Munchies from Veterans – Baked Goods Fundraiser

BrowniesThe VFSA is holding its first Fundraising Event of the Year, lovingly called “Munchies from Veterans.”

You can enjoy some baked goods in exchange for a donation and enter for a chance to win a warm sweatshirt that showcases your support of the UO student veterans.

Find us at a table in front of the Duck Store at the corner of 13th & Kincaid.

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ASUO Senate approves funding to send 8 veterans to the 2014 SVA Conference

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to show your support. We are very grateful that the ASUO Senate approved our request to send 8 veterans to attend this year’s Student Veterans of America Conference.
There, our vets will learn new skills and enrich not only the VFSA program but our community as a whole.

Here is a photo from the post-senate-speech pizza celebration with a majority of the supporters who could make it.

Thank you!
Post-Senate Speech Pizza

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VFSA Senate Speech – SVA Funding

EMU Walnut RoomPlease support your fellow student veterans by attending our senate hearing. We are asking for a larger chunk of money to send a group of our very own veterans to the National Conference of Student Veterans of America in January.

There, they will attend workshops, lectures, and meet face-to-face with other student leaders and bring back the knowledge and expertise we need to make our organization more visible on our campus and our community and reach the goals we have set forth for this year, such as Priority Registration for Student Veterans.

Date: THIS Wednesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Place: EMU Walnut Room (see attached map)

Dress Code:
Speakers & SVA Conference Attendees: Please dress business casual.

General Audience: Please sport a military or VFSA shirt to support us.

We are going to have a social meeting afterwards.

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans DayWe would like to thank each and every one of our service men and women for their hard work and dedication during their past, present, and future service.

We have many activities planned this week to honor each other. You can find more information about 2014’s Veteran Awareness Week here.

Happy Veterans Day!

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Veterans Awareness Week, November 10-14, 2014

Vet Week 2014Monday – Wednesday, Nov 10-12, 2014

Write Postcards to Deployed Service Members
Time: 10am to 3 pm
Place: EMU Upper Amphitheater


Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Remembrance Day National Roll Call
Time: 8am to 5pm
Place: EMU Amphitheater

VOLUNTEER to be a 15-minute reader: http://uodos.uoregon.edu/nationalrollcall.aspx

Official University Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony
Time: 11 am
Place: Agate Hall Auditorium

Speakers include Interim President Scott Coltrane, University of Oregon Tillman Scholars, and Dr. Chuck Kalnbach.
Refreshments will be served


Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Resume workshop
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Place: EMU South Veterans Center (Mac Court)

The workshop will be led by Clarice Wilsey of the UO Career Center and Scott Nowicki from StateFarm.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

Lunch Hosted by the Veterans and Family Student Association
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Place: EMU South (McArthur Court) Lower Level, near the UO Student Veterans Center

If you liked to volunteer during one of our events, please email coordinator Stacey at uoveterans@uoregon.edu.

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