Veterans celebrated in series of CU-Boulder, community events

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In anticipation of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 a series of events is planned at the University of Colorado Boulder and beyond to celebrate those who have served the United States as members of the armed forces.

  • Poetry, prose reading: Veterans Speak, a local non-profit that raises awareness for veterans in the Boulder area, is holding an evening of poetry and prose readings by veterans from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Canyon Theater at Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. The event, supported by the CU-Boulder Office of Veteran Services, will feature about nine local veterans, including current CU-Boulder student veterans and former CU Regent Peter Steinhauer.
  • Military Appreciation Day: CU Athletics is offering specially priced tickets of $15 each to veterans, their friends and family members as the Buffs take on Stanford University. Kickoff is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Folsom Field.  To order tickets, visit cubuffs.com/promo (promo code: military). For information, call Jeff Barrett at 303-492-2476 or email him at  ">.
  • Veterans Day ceremony: With more than 400 combat flight hours, 141 combat sorties and nine medals and decorations of honor for his service, this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony keynote speaker and CU-Boulder alum Retired Major George “Chip” Jones, Jr. spent more than 23 years in the Marine Corps. During this time, he also lettered in football at CU-Boulder and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The ceremony, sponsored by the Office of Veteran Services, University Memorial Center, Student Veterans Association and UMC Board, begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Learn more at colorado.edu/veterans.

According to U.S. Census figures, there are 15,000 veterans living in Boulder County. CU-Boulder has at least 1,000 student veterans and veterans’ dependents enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

The campus’ Office of Veteran Services (OVS) provides a “one-stop shop” for the transition to CU-Boulder, success during school and post-school success.

“The staff understands that veterans and military members living, working and receiving their education at CU-Boulder are a valued and vital component of the campus community,” said OVS Director Stewart Elliott said. “We recognize and honor their sacrifices and value their life experience as they broaden the diversity of CU staff, faculty and the student body.”

Contact:
Stew Elliott, Office of Veteran Services, 303-735-3028
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Julie Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, (O) 303-492-4007, (M) 720-503-4922
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