California State University Campuses Pause to Observe Veterans Day
Erik Fallis, (562) 951-4800
(November 7, 2008) – In honor of the men and women who served their country, California State University (CSU) campuses statewide and the CSU Chancellor’s Office will close on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Many campuses and student organizations have planned activities to correspond with the week of Veterans Day. Specific scheduling and contact information are available on CSU campus websites. Resources and information for student-veterans is also available.
Below are select examples of campus activities:
- The California Maritime Academy - Veteran members of the faculty, staff, and Corps of Cadets will come forward and be recognized on Monday, Nov. 10, during formation on the quadrangle.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the campus will host a reception at the Student Union to which all veteran members will be invited for a social mixer in honor of their service.
- Fresno State - The university's Veterans Services will hold a campus observance on Monday, Nov. 10, in conjunction with the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC. The observance will include student performances and a Scottish bagpiper. Tanya Crabb, with University Outreach Services, is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the keynote speaker at the event.
Fresno State will also have a major presence in the Fresno Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
- CSU Fullerton - Cal State Fullerton hosts its 12th annual Veterans Day celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8. Sergeant 1st Class Christopher Braman, a 9/11 Pentagon hero, is the keynote speaker at the event.
- Humboldt State University - Humboldt State’s new Office of Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (V.E.T.S.) will host a full roster of events to mark Veterans Day Week. A ribbon-cutting to inaugurate the new V.E.T.S. Office is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12.
- CSU Monterey Bay - The public is invited to attend a World War II living history symposium sponsored by the Fort Ord Alumni Association and California State University, Monterey Bay on Saturday, Nov. 8. The symposium will start at 1 p.m. in the university's Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission is free; donations will be accepted for a scholarship fund.
- CSU Sacramento - Last week, Sacramento State’s Student Veterans Organization collected clothing for homeless veterans. On Veterans Day, they will donate the clothing to the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center.
- San Diego State University - The San Diego State Student Veterans Organization is participating in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
In addition, the SDSU Alumni Association hosted its annual veteran's memorial ceremony at the war memorial on campus during the university’s Homecoming weekend.
- San Francisco State University - The campus is launching a clothing drive for homeless veterans that will continue throughout the holiday season.
- CSU San Marcos - The university is celebrating the grand opening and dedication of a campus Veteran’s Center on Thursday, Nov. 13. Veterans Day observation including the posting of colors will also occur on that day.
- CSU Stanislaus - The CSU Stanislaus Veterans Club will hold a fundraiser barbecue to collect canned goods for the Homeless Veterans Shelter in Modesto on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
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The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California.