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.)Full story: commencement.unl.edu
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.)
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.Full story: studentveterans.org
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.
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.Full story: military.com
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."
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.Full story: nvest.studentveterans.org
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.
They are more likely to graduate and to earn a degree in emerging fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
“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. "