• October 2, 2018

    October Military & Veteran Success Center Newsletter available now

    Click the link below to read the new Military & Veteran Success Center Newsletter.

    Full story: vetsuccess.unl.edu
  • September 20, 2018

    Center hosts Learn To Earn event with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) was in the Military & Veteran Success Center on Thursday, September 20 in case you missed it. Here is a brief overview on ADM:

    ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processor and food ingredient providers. They serve customers in more than 170 countries, with 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredients manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and a state of the art crop transportation network.

    ADM is looking for quality individuals to fill a variety of positions within the company. They hope that students and recent graduates realize there is a lot of variety in career choices at ADM. Currently, open opportunities range from co-ops to full-time jobs. The specific positions range from marketing, IT, nutrition, supply chain management, and engineering.

    ADM is a big advocate of setting their employees up for success and have many benefits to do so. A few key employee benefits are Health and Wellness plans, Pension plans, 401(k), parental leave, adoption assistance, tuition assistance, and vacation schedules. Some of the other great benefits of working for ADM to consider are:
    - Employee resource group for veterans
    - Transition assistance to apply skills learned during service to corporate environments
    - Offers all employees professional counseling
    - Enforces the USERRA and is an ESGR partner

    Although, ADM is a large company each department is close-knit and the channels of communication are always open. This culture allows for individual development, preparation for future promotion and overall a place to thrive. The company also promotes internal movement, so even if you decide you need an occupational change, you can stay within the company. ADM is a company that cares about its individual employees and wants to see you be successful.

    If you would like to find out more information on ADM please see the following website: https://www.adm.com/careers

  • September 14, 2018

    Student Veterans attend Governor’s Welcome Home event

    Governor Ricketts hosted 45 recently discharged service members and their families at his residence for the 2018 Veterans Welcome Home Picnic. The event, in its third year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) along with the Nebraska 150 Commission and Walmart.

  • July 3, 2018

    New University Health Center & College of Nursing Building Opens 16 July

    The University Health Center is opening its new building at 550 N. 19th St. at 8 a.m. July 16.

    All medical, counseling, dental and pharmacy services will be provided at the new location.

    To learn more about its features and for frequently asked questions, visit https://health.unl.edu/newbuilding.

    Full story: newsroom.unl.edu
  • June 27, 2018

    Celebrating our Military & our Independence Day

    We celebrate the Declaration of Independence for two reasons. It represents an official severing of ties between the original 13 colonies and the rule of Great Britain. But it also represents the core of our beliefs, the very makeup of our identity as citizens of the U.S. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, combined a rich a history of ideas and eloquently presented them to the then King of Great Britain along with a list of grievances.

    At certain times, the concept of what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America may seem unclear. While many citizens are very passionate about our country, there are others who cannot accept patriotism as a wholesale, no-strings-attached concept. For those who already deeply love the United States, and for those who are struggling with the idea, the Declaration of Independence can be a guidepost. It is an unassailable document that embodies what it means to be an American, and everything we hold dear.

    Although written in a different time with different social norms and commonly accepted philosophies, the U.S. has made consistent strides to truly embody the words, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” This idea has emboldened us to forge our own paths as individuals and as a nation. At great risk have Americans stood up to many forms of tyranny and oppression, and however long it takes, liberty prevails. Although the times are always changing, there will never be a day when this document does not hold immense importance to the United States or its people.

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    Full story: military.com
  • June 19, 2018

    UNL Professor Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza Honored for Student Veteran Support

    For Adam Fullerton, there has truly been no place like Nebraska in his pursuit of higher education.

    A student veteran with nearly 12 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Fullerton has struggled to balance demands of college coursework with the needs of family, military and full-time employment. Those ongoing battles led him to an area of research — higher education supports for military servicemembers — and necessary backing from Nebraska’s Deryl Hatch-Tocaimaza through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s educational leadership and higher education doctoral program.

    “Through my work as an undergraduate and masters student, by and large, the expectation of professors at other institutions was for me to figure out a way to get around the requirements of my job and military service,” Fullerton said. “Here at Nebraska, Dr. Hatch is my adviser and he is working with me, making timelines flexible so I can balance my time and complete my degree.

    “I’ve told Dr. Hatch this before, but his decision to work with me has literally changed the direction of my life. Without the flexibility I found here at Nebraska, earning my Ph.D. is not something I would have a chance to accomplish right now.”

    For going above and beyond in supporting Fullerton, Hatch recently received a Patriotic Employer award from Office of the Secretary of Defense. The honor was presented through the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program.

    Full story: news.unl.edu