Looking for much-needed volunteers for UO’s Veterans Week

Help neededPlease help us with next week’s Veterans Week events by signing up to be a volunteer during one of the 3 major parts:

1) On Veterans Day, Volunteers are needed to read the names of the service men and women who have fallen during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for this year’s Remembrance Day National Roll Call.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are needed to read names.

The Roll Call will take place in the EMU Amphitheater and each reader will be given a 15-minute time slot beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending around 5:00 p.m. Sign-up to be Volunteer: http://uodos.uoregon.edu/nationalrollcall.aspx

2) We are looking for help staffing the postcard-writing table Monday through Wednesday of that week from 10 am – 4 pm.

3) Please help set up chairs in Agate Hall on Monday, November 9th from 2-4 pm.

To sign up for the tabling and setup events, please email Stacey Vasquez at UOVeterans@uoregon.edu.
Thank you!

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Stanford Tailgate Info

Join us for the VFSA tailgate before the Ducks play Stanford in Saturday’s Football game.

The tailgate is graciously hosted be fellow vet Fred. Please bring a side dish and your drink of choice. VFSA president Matti will cook meats for us.

Date: Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Time: 11am (NOT at 8 am as seen in the picture below), lunch at 1pm
Place: Masonic Lodge (across from Autzen), spaces R-15, R-16, and R-17; consult the map below
What to bring: side dish, BYOB
What will be there: meats, some beer

If you get lost, feel free to call Vice President Ed 303-803-5566 for directions. Kick-off is at 4:30pm. Autzen opens at 3pm.


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Thursday Fun Day – October 30, 2014

Our first Thursday Fun Day is going to take place at Putters in Eugene for dinner and laser tag on a self-pay basis.Laser Tag
It is open to all veterans and their family members. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Meet at the Vet Center at 5:45pm
Place: Putters, 1156 Hwy 99N, Eugene, OR 97402
Cost: pay on yourself; $6-10 per Person

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Learn about CIA career opportunities

Join two of the west coast CIA recruiters who are returning to the University of Oregon campus on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to talk about exciting career opportunities (e.g. paid internships) the CIA has to offer.  The info session is open to all student veterans and takes place in our center. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2014
Time: 4 pm
Place: Veteran Center, EMU South

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Submit your photos for Veterans Awareness Week

We would like to include student veteran in the Veterans Day slide show that will be shown during the Veterans Day lunch in Agate Hall (details for the event to come soon).

Please submit your to submit up to 3 photos of yourself, preferably in uniform or in country to Veterans Program Coordinator Stacey Vasquez by 10/31/14. Simply email her at uoveterans@uoregon.edu.

Thank you!

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National Roll Call on Veterans Day – Looking for readers

Please join us in reading the names of soldiers who have fallen during the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

National Roll Call takes place across the U.S. on Tuesday November 11, 2014 from 8:00am  to 4:45 pm. Individuals can sign up in 15 minute increments and register to volunteer by following this link: http://bit.ly/1rv3Fky.

Thank you.

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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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