Tuesday, September 18, 2012
CONTACT: Laura Mansfield, 425-352-5406 or 425-420-6520 (weekend), email@example.com
WHAT: The Student Veterans Association at UW Bothell is raising funds to construct an archway at the edge of campus. The monument will celebrate the transition of veterans to academic and civilian life. Local artists Josh Miles and Alex Swenson will perform at the event.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Lake Trail Tap Room, 7324 NE 175th St. Kenmore, WA.
WHY: Student veterans at UW Bothell wanted a way to honor the service of student veterans and to celebrate their transition to academic and civilian life. The Veterans Archway will be located next to a new sports and recreation complex (funded by students) due to be completed this fall.
WHO: UW Bothell has about 150 student veterans on campus this fall. Student and alumni veterans will attend the event, including co-chair Ben Wiselogle, who served six years in the Navy before attending UW Bothell. He graduated this past spring with a bachelor of arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
MORE: The Veterans Archway will cost an estimated $60,000. Thus far, students have raised over $20,000. "The archway will provide a space for our community to remember the service of our student-veterans to our country," says UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan.
For more information on the archway project, visit www.uwb.edu/about/construction/veterans-archway.
About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.