UCCS prepares to celebrate Veterans Week

The UCCS Department of Veteran and Military Affairs is celebrating Veterans Day with a week’s worth of events. This year, in addition to celebrating our veterans, the country is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. To highlight that anniversary, UCCS will be screening the documentary “Sijan,” which tells the story of Captain Lance Sijan, an Air Force Academy graduate and POW who died in captivity in Vietnam, and offering a luncheon with guest speaker Janine Sijan-Rozina, his sister.

“We’re proud of the strong veteran population here at UCCS,” said Crista Hill, Director of Veteran and Military Affairs. “They deserve our recognition, and we’re looking forward to celebrating them during Veterans Week.”

Upcoming Events

Food Drive in McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center
All week

Veterans Day Parade Watch Party
Saturday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to noon
Held at UCCS Downtown. Please register at https://cvent.me/LN5N02

Coffee and Donuts at Centennial Bus Stop
Monday, November 6 from 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Free lunch in the Lodge or Roaring Fork for Veterans and Active Duty
Monday, November 6
Military ID required

Staff and Faculty Appreciation Grab and Go Breakfast in McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center
Tuesday, November 7 from 7:30–9 a.m.
All staff and faculty welcome. Please RSVP here.

Painting With a Vet in McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center
Tuesday, November 7 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Vets and Cops Mile Walk
Wednesday, November 8 between 9:00 a.m. and noon
Starts at McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center.  Free t-shirt for participants while supplies last.

Trivia Night at Clyde’s: “All Things 90’s” 
Wednesday, November 8 from 4–5: 30 p.m.

Veterans Day Luncheon for Student Veterans
Thursday, November 9 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Located in Berger Hall. RSVP required – link to register will be distributed via campus-wide email.

Includes special guest speaker Janine Sijan-Rozina, sister of Vietnam POW Captain Lance Sijan; SALUTE Honor Society Induction Ceremony; and inaugural Clancy Herbst Veteran Service Award. Captain Lance Sijan, an Air Force Academy graduate and POW, died in captivity in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, a POW camp in Vietnam, in 1968.  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. This luncheon will be open to student veterans and their families first, and then available seats will be opened to the campus.

Free Screening of Documentary “Sijan”
Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m.
Located in Centennial Room 203. RSVP required here.
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR8WEOoWR48

Marine Corps Birthday Coloring Contest
Friday, November 10
All day in McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center (virtual option available)