One day just isn’t enough to honor the service of veterans of the U.S. armed forces, which is why we’re celebrating veterans on campus and throughout the community for the entire week leading up to Veterans Day.
Throughout this week, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to offer your thanks and appreciation to those who have served:
National Museum of the Marine Corps Tour
Saturday, Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Marine Corps Museum
The National Museum of the Marine Corps explores the history and celebrates the accomplishments and sacrifices of this branch of the U.S. armed forces. Shenandoah is providing free transportation to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 4. The bus will leave the Brandt Student Center parking lot (Lot D) at 8 a.m. and return to campus around 4 p.m. Participants will be able to explore the museum on their own.
People who register by Thursday, Oct. 26, have the option to request a lunch from Devil Dog Diner as part of the trip. Those who register after Oct. 26 will need to provide their own lunch. This event is sponsored by the offices of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Student Leadership & Engagement, as well as Shenandoah Veterans and Supporters.
Questions? Contact Malik Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a Vet to Lunch*
Monday, Nov. 6 | Noon-1:30 p.m. | Buzzins
Join Shenandoah Veterans & Supporters for a catered lunch as a part of Salute to Veterans Week. Enjoy a meal from Mission BBQ while meeting and conversing with people who have served or are still serving in the United States military. Joe Dewald, vice president of Contact Center Operations at Navy Federal Credit Union and executive sponsor for the Winchester School Partnership program and the Military Community Network, will provide remarks. Community members and students need to register for this event. Questions? Contact Logan Williams at Lwilliam211@su.edu.
Election Day Celebration*
Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 2 – 5 p.m. | BSC Leadership Lawn
U.S. military veterans have all sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the document that forms the bedrock of our nation’s laws and guarantees U.S. citizens the right to vote. Shenandoah encourages you to exercise that right and on Election Day, we’re celebrating it, too, with music and free Strite’s Donuts at the Brandt Student Center, Leadership Lawn, and free shuttle trips to and from the polls! There’s even a chance to get a picture with a VIP – Buzzy! If you’ve already voted in your home elections in advance, thank you for making your voice heard at the ballot box. All are welcome to this Election Day celebration! For more information, contact Rebecca Gibson at email@example.com.
Veterans Art Project*
Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Brandt Student Center, Hornet Grill
Honor veterans in a unique and creative way from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, by working on a collaborative mural project celebrating their service – no artistic experience is necessary! Art Professor Abigail Gómez, M.F.A., will lead you through the process, which will result in 288 individual paintings that will become one unified image recognizing and supporting those who have selflessly served. For more information, contact Abi Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up To Serve The Winchester Community
Thursday, Nov. 9 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Brandt Student Center
You can help people who are in need in the Winchester area. Students can sign up to serve a meal at the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) in November or December, and also learn more about a letter-writing campaign to veterans scheduled for Nov. 16. And, they can take a short quiz about Veterans Day to win prizes!
Studio Big Band: A Salute to Veterans*
Friday, Nov. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Amstrong Concert Hall
The Studio Big Band celebrates Veterans Day with music inspired by world events as a salute to popular veteran musicians with music from big band, rock-n-roll, pop and beyond. This performance features Shenandoah’s very own veteran faculty with music from veterans Wayne Shorter, Glenn Miller, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John Philip Sousa, Lester Young and more.
Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff are eligible for complimentary tickets, subject to availability. Visit conservatoryperforms.org
Military Awareness Fair*
Friday, Nov. 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Brandt Student Center, Leadership Lawn
On the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Shenandoah is encouraging greater awareness about all branches of the U.S. armed forces to the larger university community with a Military Awareness Fair from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Brandt Student Center, Leadership Lawn.
Several branches of the military, veterans service organizations, and university offices will share information about how they support veterans at the university and in the wider community.
Men’s Basketball Game vs. Regent*
Friday, Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | Wilkins Athletics & Events Center
Cheer on the men’s basketball team as it takes on Regent University on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center. Yul Holloway (branch manager at Navy Federal Credit Union in Frederick, Maryland) will perform the honorary tipoff. Holloway enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he proudly served as an army broadcaster for eight years. The university will recognize veterans during halftime. The first 50 attendees will receive a commemorative rally towel. Tickets can be purchased at suhornets.com.
Saturday, Nov. 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.| Wilkins Athletics & Events Center
Veterans and their families are invited to join Shenandoah University for lunch at the Wilkins Athletics and Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. This event is free but registration is requested. For more information, please contact Niccole Gatliff at email@example.com.
Football vs. Washington & Lee (Veterans Tribute Game)*
Saturday, Nov. 11 | 1 p.m. | Glo Fiber Field at Shentel Stadium
Football competes against Washington & Lee at the Veterans Tribute game on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at Glo Fiber Field at Shentel Stadium! Veterans in attendance will be recognized at halftime and the first 200 attendees will receive a commemorative rally towel. This event is free to veterans and current Shenandoah students. Tickets can be purchased at suhornets.com.
Women’s Basketball Game vs. Mount Aloysius*
Saturday, Nov. 11 | 6 p.m. | Wilkins Athletics & Events Center
Women’s basketball hosts Mount Aloysius at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center. Dottie Day, vice president of Winchester and Contact Center Operations at Navy Federal Credit Union, who is a U.S. Navy veteran and military spouse, will perform the honorary tipoff. The university will recognize veterans during halftime. The first 50 attendees will receive a commemorative rally towel. Tickets can be purchased at suhornets.com.
* events open to the public