2020 Veterans Awareness Week

Kutztown University celebrates National Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 8-15, with pre-event proceedings, tributes, fundraisers, workshops, ceremonies, discounts, luncheon, more. Hosted by KU’s Office of Veterans Services, all events are free and some are open to the public. Student veterans and military-affiliated students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

JOIN US ALL WEEK

image of a blue background with a group of people marching and one carrying an american flag. The words A's for vets virtual 5k ruck'n walk challenge in the color yellow and November 8-15, 2020 in green type over a yellow banner.

Sunday, 11/8 (sunrise) - Sunday, 11/15 (sunset)

A’s FOR VETS VIRTUAL 5K RUCK ‘n WALK CHALLENGE
  • Military Club at KU joins Academics for Veterans to host an inaugural Virtual 5K Ruck ‘n Walk
  • Donations accepted to benefit VALOR Clinic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization serving Veterans
  • Registration is free. Walk or ruck as much or as little as you like, participate one day or more.
  • Show your support for Veterans and participate!
  • Register yourself or your team at www.runsignup.com/asforvetsvirtualrucknwalk.
40% Military Discount with a red star graphic thank you for your service the KU campus store logo

Monday – Friday | 11/9 – 11/13

CAMPUS STORE 40% DISCOUNT
  • 40% Discount on Apparel & Gift Items for KU Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students, Faculty, and Staff.
  • KU Students coded as VETS are registered with the KU Campus Store, just give your name to receive a discount.
  • All others must provide proof of service (military ID card, DD214, driver's license with a Veteran identifier).
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Tuesday – Friday | 11/10 – 11/13 | Rohrbach Library Lawn

HOME OF THE BRAVE LAWN DISPLAY PHOTO OP
  • Take a picture of yourself in front of the Home of the Brave lawn display!
  • Submit your photo to veterans@kutztown.edu.
JOIN US MONDAY
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Monday, 11/9 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Rohrbach Library Lawn

FIRST GEN MILITARY PROUD
  • Monday, Nov. 9, in recognition of National First Gen Day, KU is hosting a celebration in front of the Rohrbach Library for a First-Generation celebration full of music, free giveaways, mentorship, and fun.
  • First-generation KU veteran and military-affiliated students (family members) who attend receive a special
    giveaway. While supplies last.
  • No registration required.
  • Stop by the event table and let us know you are First Gen Military Proud!
JOIN US TUESDAY
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Tuesday, 11/10 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.| Rohrbach Library Lawn

VETERANS APPRECIATION ‘GRAB&GO’ LUNCH
  • A complimentary, individually-packaged lunch will be provided to KU students, staff and faculty who are veteran or military-affiliated.
  • The American Legion Ray A. Master Post 217 Veteran Scholarship winners will be announced.
  • No registration required. While supplies last.
a circle shape in the background filled with a camoflauge patter and a thick black border the words kutztown university veterans green zone and two small white star icons in the black border. the KU logo and Got Your 6 logo in the middle

Tuesday, 11/10 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Repeats on Wednesday at the same time. Register for one session.

GREEN ZONE AWARENESS TRAINING VIRTUAL
  • Green Zone Veterans Awareness Training equips faculty and staff with tools and resources to better support veteran and military-affiliated student success.
  • Local colleges and universities are welcome to register. A green zone certificate, decal (KU-specific), and resources will be provided to each participant.
  • Registration Details:

    Email veterans@kutztown.edu
    First and Last Name
    Email address
    Phone number
    Organization/KU Department
    Green Zone Training Option (11/10 or 11/11)

  • Join Zoom Meeting
    https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99437500839

    Meeting ID: 994 3750 0839

JOIN US WEDNESDAY
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Wednesday, Nov 11 |Raising 7:40 a.m. | Lowering 4:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL FLAG RAISING/LOWERING CEREMONY
  • KU’s annual flag raising will be held virtually this year with remarks by Kutztown University president, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson. The day will close with a virtual ceremonial flag lowering observance at 4:30 p.m.
  • No registration required.

Flag Raising Zoom details:

https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97846590044

Meeting ID: 978 4659 0044

Flag Lowering Zoom details

https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94150709192

Meeting ID: 941 5070 9192

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Wednesday, 11/11 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

GREEN ZONE AWARENESS TRAINING VIRTUAL
  • This training has been postponed.
JOIN US THURSDAY
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Thursday, 11/12 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

HONORING WOMEN VETERANS VIRTUAL EVENT
  • This year's Women Veterans tribute themed, ‘She Believed She Could, So She Did’, honors the strength of women veterans.
  • Victoria Hernandez, KU Alum, U.S. Marine Corps and SSG Olyvia White, U.S. Army will bravely share their journey with us.
  • Registration is closed. 
  • Registration Details:

    Email veterans@kutztown.edu
    First and Last Name
    Email address
    Phone Number
    KU Department or Organization

  • Zoom Details: Login information will be emailed to each registered participant.

JOIN US FRIDAY
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Complimentary for 2020!

REMEMBER EVERYONE DEPLOYED (R.E.D.) OBSERVANCE
  • Show Your Support of Deployed Troops by wearing RED on Friday, Nov 13 (and the following Fridays).
  • 2020 is a special kind of year, to help reduce some of the stress we are giving our supporters a complimentary R.E.D. button in lieu of asking for donations to the KU Veterans Emergency Fund. While supplies last.
  • Request a button for yourself or your office, send an email to veterans@kutztown.edu.
    Let us know the details... how many, who to send them to, and where it goes!
  • Buttons will be sent through campus mail or you can pick them up at Office of Veterans Services | 262 MSU