News

  • May 3, 2017

    21 ROTC cadets to receive military commissions

    Twenty-one cadets in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Reserve Officer Training Corps will receive military commissions in ceremonies May 5 and 6 at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

  • May 3, 2017

    MAY COMMENCEMENT 2017

    Graduate Commencement Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)

    Undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

    Both ceremones will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

    Commencement will be carried live on Lincoln Time Warner Cable Education Access Channel 80 (with cable box) or Channel 71.16 (TWC subscribers without cable box.)

    Full story: commencement.unl.edu

  • April 24, 2017

    SVA Calls on Congress to Expand the GI Bill and Secure it for Future Generations

    Washington, D.C – Student Veterans of America (SVA) announced today that it supports a lifetime GI Bill® for service members, along with other policy proposals to expand the GI Bill by $3 billion over the next ten years.

    Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, SVA has been working with a coalition of higher education and veteran organizations to improve the GI Bill for generations to come, including discussions that began in 2016 with the veteran community about a contribution component.

    Full story: studentveterans.org

  • April 7, 2017

    100th Anniversary of US entering WWI

    "One-hundred years ago the United States formally entered the “War To End All Wars”. Check out this historic video."

    Full story: military.com

  • March 30, 2017

    Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown

    "Nearly 70 years ago, during a search-and-destroy mission in Korea's Chosin Reservoir, Thomas Hudner Jr. intentionally crashed his plane into a mountainside near that of fellow pilot Jesse L. Brown -- the first African-American pilot in the Navy -- in an attempt to rescue the injured man.

    On Saturday, the former Naval aviator -- the last surviving Korean War Medal of Honor recipient -- will be honored at Bath Iron Works during the christening of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer bearing his name."

    Full story: military.com

  • March 1, 2017

    Compared to their peers, the millions of student veterans who have and are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill since 2009 are the unknown high achievers in higher education.

    "Compared to their peers, the millions of student veterans who have and are using the Post-9/11 GI Bill since 2009 are the unknown high achievers in higher education. They will become the next doctors, computer engineers, scientists, and business leaders our country needs.

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    In a research project called the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST), SVA identified the many ways student veterans are outperforming their peers based on success rates, degree-types, and graduation.

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    They are more likely to graduate and to earn a degree in emerging fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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    “These results demonstrate that student veterans are talent hiding in plain sight on campuses nationwide. We intend to use NVEST and additional research to make the case for why post-secondary schools should be doing more to recruit these high achieving-individuals. No other organization is better placed to affect change on their behalf than SVA,” said Mr. Jared Lyon, SVA’s President and CEO. "

    Full story: nvest.studentveterans.org

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