FSU Celebrates "Veterans Week"

Date: November 03, 2021

Fayetteville State University will celebrate "Veterans Week," Nov. 3-10, with a variety of events to celebrate our military community and help connect veterans to opportunities and other services on campus.

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“FSU has a long legacy of educating those who serve in the Armed Forces. At FSU, we lead HBCU’s in military connected student enrollment and Veterans Week demonstrates our deep appreciation to our military students. Our university sits right in the same city with the largest U.S. Army base in the country and it makes us proud that our students reflect that and support that as well.” Says, Siobhan Norris, Associate Vice Chancellor for Military Affairs. 

Please see a list of campus wide events focused on our veterans:

Wednesday, November 3

POW/MIA Ceremony
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center Amphitheater
Time: Noon

Triple Nickel Association Social
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Rooms 238 and 240
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Learn about the prestigious 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, nicknamed the Triple Nickel, which was an all-black airborne unit of the United States Army during World War II. Meet living members of the Triple Nickel and learn about this unit's historic military missions.

Blood Drive
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center
Time: 10am-3pm
Donate blood in honor of a veteran.

Thursday, November 4

Military Movie Night: Major Payne (PG-13)
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Room 242
Time: 7pm-9pm
Free bags of Hot Sugar Pop to the first 100 people/families who register.
Enjoy a movie and family time in the grass under the Fall stars.

Friday, November 5

Make a Card, Thank a Veteran
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center Cafeteria Lobby (2nd floor)
Time: 11am-2pm
Faculty, staff, and students can make a card for a veteran that they know, or they can make a card that will be delivered to veterans in the VA hospital nursing home on Ramsey Street.

Monday, November 8

Battle of the Branches
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center/Gazebo Quad
Time: 11am-2pm

Tuesday, November 9

Greater Fayetteville Business Journal Power Breakfast: For Our Defense
Register at FayettevillePowerBreakfast.com
More information (PDF)
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center
Time: 7:30am-9:30am
The Power Breakfast will feature a panel of large and small defense contractors to discuss landing contracts, advances in military technology and the Defense Department's direction. Celebrate our veterans and learn more about a growing sector of the Fayetteville region's economy that plays a critical role in our nation's defense.

Wednesday, November 10

FSU Veterans Day Ceremony and Purple Heart University Designation
Location: Rudolph Jones Student Center Amphitheater
Inclement weather location: Rudolph Jones Student Center, Room 242

For a complete list of Veterans Week activities please visit here: FSU Veterans Week.

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