Celebrating Patriotism on Veterans Day
November 7, 2013
CSU campuses all across California are hosting a multitude of events to honor America’s veterans for their courageousness, patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. All 23 CSU campuses and the CSU Chancellor’s Office will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day, and will be honoring the service of all U.S. military veterans with the following activities:
- CSU Bakersfield will host a panel to discuss ways to help more student veterans receive employment in the healthcare industry on Nov. 14.
- CSU Channel Islands’ Student Veterans Organization will be holding a veterans resume writing workshop on Nov. 14, where student veterans can learn how to translate their military skills and experience into a working civilian resume.
- Chico State’s “Honoring Our Veterans” event on Nov. 9 will salute veterans for their dedicated service. The commemoration will feature a color guard, exhibits, music and guest speakers.
- CSU Dominguez Hills’ Office of Veteran Student Programs will be hosting an information fair for veterans on Nov. 12 that will include resources from various business, civic and educational organizations.
- CSU East Bay will hold its annual Veterans Welcome Reception on Jan. 22, during which the campus community will hear about veteran benefits and services, as well as meet current and former student veterans.
- The Fresno State Student Veterans Organization and the Veterans Services Office sponsored a commemoration event on Nov. 6, where the U.S. Marine Corps will kick off its annual campus Toys for Tots Drive.
- From Nov. 4 through 7, Cal State Fullerton’s Veterans Student Services displayed their annual “Wall of Heroes” on campus. The exhibit featured more than 100 biographies and photos of alumni and current student veterans.
- Humboldt State’s Department of Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services will host a 5k /10k Run and Walk on Nov. 9, and all proceeds support outdoor programs that help veterans transition from military to student life.
- Cal State Long Beach hosted a VET NET Ally seminar on Nov. 5 that educated the campus community about the needs and concerns of military service members and veterans studying at CSULB.
- On Nov. 4, Cal State L.A. celebrated the grand opening of its new Veterans Resource Center, which was designed to help support the university’s approximately 600 military veterans during the transition from active duty to student and public life.
- Cal Maritime cadets volunteered their time on Nov. 2 to help refurbish the historic Red Oak Victory ship and get it ready for its Veterans Day Sail.
- CSU Monterey Bay will hold a joint event on Nov. 11 with the Monterey Institute of International Studies and local community colleges to establish a collaboration that would facilitate the transition for student veterans as they transfer from community colleges to CSUMB.
- Cal State Northridge’s Veterans Resource Center hosted a National Roll Call on Nov. 7 to honor the fallen service men and women from California.
- Cal Poly Pomona’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration will take place on Nov. 12, and will feature speeches from university officials, a military color guard and student performances.
- Sacramento State’s Veterans Success Center hosted its first veteran-specific career fair on Nov. 5. Representatives of more than two dozen major employers spoke with student-veterans and local area veterans about job and career opportunities.
- The Veterans Success Center and Student Veterans Organization at Cal State San Bernardino joined forces to build a patriotic-themed float honoring Inland Empire veterans that will be featured in the City of Redlands Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. Student veterans will ride on the float and walk alongside it.
- San Diego State hosted a Veteran Lecture Series on Nov. 6 where guests learned about the history behind the desegregation of the military and had the opportunity to meet surviving Montford Point veterans.
- On Nov. 4, San Francisco State’s United Students for Veterans’ Health coordinated an event where speakers from the San Francisco VA Medical Center educated the campus community about transitional issues and veteran health issues.
- On Nov. 13, San José State will host a symposium where a panel of faculty and military personnel will be discussing how to support student veterans as they transition from military to academia, as well as present scholarship awards to student veterans.
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s “Veterans in the Classroom” workshop on Nov. 19 will educate faculty and staff about challenges student veterans face, misconceptions about veterans and how to help student veterans achieve academic success.
- On Nov. 8, CSU San Marcos will host a ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new eco-friendly Veterans Center, which will feature emerging green technologies and unique design innovations.
- As part of its War and Peace Lecture Series, Sonoma State screened a video on Nov. 4 of a panel of former service members discussing the academic, political and cultural aspects of war and peace in today’s society.
- The CSU Stanislaus Veterans Affairs Office and Troops to College Committee hosted the university’s fifth annual “Thank a Veteran” event on Nov. 6, which honored former service members in the local community and on campus for their service.