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ASU to honor veterans during Salute to Service celebration


American flags planted on ASU Tempe campus
October 30, 2014

In recognition of American servicewomen and men and their commitment, strength and selfless service to our country, Arizona State University is hosting a Salute to Service celebration, Nov. 3-14, in honor of Veterans Day.

The celebration will take place on all four ASU campuses and is one of the many ways in which ASU pays tribute to and supports the veteran community.

ASU is one of the country’s premier institutions for veterans. The university has been named a military-friendly school for six consecutive years by G. I. Jobs Magazine. The Military Times Magazine named ASU one of the nation’s colleges for veterans in its Best for Vets: College 2014 rankings.

Through the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, ASU has continued to expand services to support veterans and their dependents pursue their educational and career goals. The center provides information and referrals for a variety of resources, including academic and student support services, health and counseling services, disability resources, tutoring resources and career services.

The roster of events will include military appreciation football and basketball games, and a variety of events and activities hosted by students, faculty and staff. Tickets for Sun Devil Athletics events can be purchased here. Student admission to athletic events are free; tickets are available on first come, first serve basis.

Some of the activities are:

Veterans Open House
• 3-6 p.m., Nov. 4, inside Cooley Ballroom in the Student Union, Polytechnic campus
• 3-6 p.m., Nov. 6, Delph Courtyard, West campus

Faculty/Staff Training – Assisting Student Veterans
• 9-10:30 a.m., Nov. 4, Student Union, Cooley Ballroom B, Polytechnic campus
• noon-1:30 p.m., Nov. 4, Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, Tempe campus
• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Nov. 5, Verde Dining Pavilion, multipurpose room 1&2, ASU West campus
• noon-1:30 p.m., Nov. 5, post office, San Marcos multi-purpose room, Downtown Phoenix campus

239th Birthday Relay
5 a.m., Nov. 7, Social Science building, Tempe campus

Sun Devil Women’s Soccer – Military Appreciation
2 p.m., Nov. 7, Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU Tempe campus

Sun Devil Football – Salute to Service
1:30 p.m. MT, Nov. 8, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus

Reading of the Names/ASU Symphonic Carillon patriotic concert
11:30 a.m., Nov. 10, Old Main lawn, Tempe campus

The Veterans Project
7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Innovation Gallery, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Tempe campus

Sun Devil Women’s Basketball – Military Appreciation
5:30 p.m., Nov. 14, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

Sun Devil Men’s Basketball – Military Appreciation
8 p.m., Nov. 14, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

A complete list of events is available here.

For more information on ASU's programs and services for veteran students, visit students.asu.edu/military or call Christian Rauschenbach, program manager for ASU Veterans Services, at 480-965-3115.