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  • December 9, 2016

    State Department Jobs and Internship Opportunities

    -Now accepting applications for Diplomatic Security Special Agents! Please note the deadline to apply is December 15th! Here is link and flyer attached as well: https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/sa

    -Still accepting applications for Spanish speakers for our Consular Fellows Program, deadline is December 29. Please see this link for more information https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/cfp-spanish

    -Accepting applications for Foreign Service Construction Engineers. https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/con

    -We are now accepting applications for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialist-United Communications. https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/imts-uc

    -For more job opportunities with the State Department click the following link: https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/available-jobs

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  • December 6, 2016

    Scientifically, The Best Ways To Prepare For Final Exams

    Finals week can be a stressful time for all students–I know it is for me. So, knowing how to properly prepare for finals is the key to avoiding stress and acing every single one of your exams. Of course, all students would love to relax by receiving massages or by the healing power of dogs before finals (I sure would!).

    But, we all know this isn’t really possible. There needs to be a uniform way to assess our performance as students and it has to happen at some point (hence, “finals”). So how else can we lower stress and know that we’re on the right track to excel in each course? Well, here are some proven methods that will have you focused and better prepared for final exams.

    http://blog.suny.edu/2013/12/scientifically-the-best-ways-to-prepare-for-final-exams/

    Full story: blog.suny.edu

  • November 28, 2016

    Veterans are focus of Nebraska, Iowa team-up

    Huskers and Hawkeyes are hitting the pavement to raise awareness about veteran suicides.

    Organized by student veteran organizations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Iowa, more than 200 volunteers are walking a ceremonial football to the Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium for the Nov. 25 game between the Big Ten institutions. The "Things They Carry Ruck March," having started at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, will traverse 347 miles.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

  • November 28, 2016

    JOBS FOR VETERANS

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    Full story: military.com

  • November 28, 2016

    Nebraska State Veteran's Benefits

    Nebraska has four veterans homes located in Bellevue, Norfolk, Grand Island, and Scottsbluff that are part of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The objective of these homes is to provide domiciliary care and both intermediate and skilled nursing care. Veterans who served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States may be eligible for admission to one of the Nebraska veterans homes; eligibility may extend to the spouse, widow(er), and Gold Star parent.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 23, 2016

    UNL Student Veterans Ruck March to Iowa City

    Huskers and Hawkeyes are hitting the pavement to raise awareness about veteran suicides.

    Organized by student veteran organizations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Iowa, more than 200 volunteers are walking a ceremonial football to the Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium for the Nov. 25 game between the Big Ten institutions. The "Things They Carry Ruck March," having started at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, will traverse 347 miles.

    "We're always looking for ways to reach out and support veterans, so when Iowa called and asked if we were interested in participating in a ruck walk, we immediately said yes," said Sgt. Katie Howser, a senior veterinary science major who is president of Nebraska's Student Veteran Organization and is a six-year member of the U.S. Army reserves. "We wanted to get the message out there about veteran suicides. And, with Nebraska being such a big football school, we knew something related to football would help raise awareness."

    According to data released in July by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, roughly 20 veterans nationwide commit suicide each day. In 2014, the most recent year data is available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives. That total translates to 18 percent of all suicides in America in 2014. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of the U.S. population.

    The student-led project is named a ruck in honor of a training method that sends soldiers on long hikes wearing heavy packs. Volunteers — which include students, veterans, family and friends — walk in shifts, covering about 40 miles a day while wearing backpacks that weight 22 pounds or include 22 items symbolic of military service. That number symbolizes the previous federal figure that 22 veterans take their lives daily.

    In Iowa, the ruck marchers are also promoting Operation Engage America, a nonprofit started by family members of veterans who committed suicide. The group offers support and assistance related to post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries to veterans, their families and first responders.

    The organizers are also discovering that the event is helpful to participating veterans and their families. "So many people have had a friend or relative affected by a veteran suicide," said Howser, who is a student veteran peer mentor in Nebraska's Military and Veteran Success Center. "It's been great being able to talk to them through this experience." Community members have also made the walk memorable.

    "People are always cheering for and giving us cookies or stuff like that when we pass through a community," Howser said. "That support and knowing we are spreading the word about this important issue has made this a special event."

    After covering nearly half the distance, the Nebraska team handed the ball off to the Iowa team on Nov. 21 at Freedom Rock in Menlo, Iowa. Some of the Nebraska team members will continue on to Iowa City and participate in the exchange in the stadium.

    Members of both teams hope to make the ruck walk an annual event, linking it to the Heroes rivalry game played annually between the two universities.

    Full story: news.unl.edu

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