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Smart Pens for Student Veterans

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Project ended on December 04, at 05:00 PM EST
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Smart Pens for Student Veterans

Help UNC Charlotte's Veterans Services secure 10 smart pens for student veterans.

After their service, many veterans return home with residual mental or physical injuries that create challenging learning environments. With ability to record lectures and play them back as needed, these smart pens act as a notetaking safety net-- yielding a an environment that is conducive to learning. 

Each pen costs $200 dollars and Veterans Services estimates a need for about 20 smart pens. By reaching our $2,000 goal on #GivingTuesday, donors will enable the purchase of 10 smart pens.

Smart Pen on Paper  Smart Pen Close-up

About Veterans Services:

UNC Charlotte’s Veterans Services Office is dedicated to the support and success of our military affiliated student body. From processing GI Bill® benefits to providing the Veteran Student Lounge for study and community, the VSSO is the central hub at UNC Charlotte to promote a smooth and seamless transition for those choosing college after or during their service. For more information, please visit:

About #GivingTuesday:

First there is a day of thanks. Then, there are three days of getting deals. Now we have a day to give back. 

Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving and celebrating generosity. For UNC Charlotte, this is a day that brings the community together to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. We will celebrate giving and service by expressing our gratitude for those who selflessly dedicate themselves to serving our country.

On December 1, 2015 students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to write a note to a U.S. service member stationed overseas who is unable to spend the holiday season at home. There will be three locations on campus (Student Union, Prospector, and the Lawn near Cato) where anyone can stop by between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM to write a note to our troops. For more information, please visit:

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The United States Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10th of November with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony. On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established.



UNC Charlotte was founded after World War II in 1946 in response to rising education demands generated by the war and its technology.



The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), as it exists today, began with President Wilson signing the National Defense Act of 1916.



This year on October 13, the United States Navy turned 240 years old!



Nearly 450 student veterans currently take advantage of GI Bill and educational benefits at UNC Charlotte.

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