• December 1, 2017

    3 Student Veterans Recognized For Integrity & Leadership - Named To The Franco's List

    Aaron Bouma, Chris Haidvogel, and Alex Kniowski were among the thirty-one University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to be recognized as outstanding agents of character and integrity by being named to Franco's List.

    Students who attain the highest level of academic achievement are recognized by their academic dean through the Dean's List. Similarly, Franco's List — named for the late Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs from 2006-2017 — recognizes students at Nebraska who demonstrate characteristics essential to being a person of integrity. Franco's List awardees represent six building blocks of character: caring, citizenship, commitment, dependability, open-mindedness and respect. All recipients were nominated by a university community member and selected by a council of peers, the vice chancellor for student affairs' Character Council.

    Full story: news.unl.edu
  • November 30, 2017

    Welcome Heroes Into Homes - Lincoln, Nebraska

    Heroes Into Homes is a nonprofit Veteran service organization that helps homeless Veterans into homes. Working directly with the VA and VA HUD/VASH counselors in Lincoln Nebraska in a coordinated effort between many other organizations, Heroes Into Homes has a goal to supply new and gently used furnishings and everything needed to turn an empty apartment into a home in the new 70 room apartment complex that is currently under construction at the VA campus.

    MOVE IN DATE TO VICTORY PARK APARTMENTS IS SATURDAY DEC 2ND AT 0900.
    445 HONOR DRIVE. LINCOLN VA CAMPUS

    Heroes Into Homes needs your help to accomplish this enormous task. We are asking the general public and corporations to get involved in any way you can. If you have ever said or thought there should be no homeless Veterans this is a way you can help us help them.

    To make a donation go to https://heroesintohomes.org/ and fill out the form or call 402-217-1101 for more information.

    With your help we can all work together to end Veteran homelessness.

    Thank you

    Full story: heroesintohomes.org
  • November 28, 2017

    Nebraska, Iowa Students Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide

    Student veterans from Nebraska and Iowa have joined together in a nine-day march to raise awareness of veteran suicide ahead of a football game between the two universities.

    The student veteran organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Iowa organized the 347-mile march from Iowa City, Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska. .

    The groups hope to bring attention to the problem of veteran suicide. Studies show that about 20 veterans die by suicide every day.

  • November 28, 2017

    Huskers, Hawkeyes Team Up For Veteran Suicide Awareness

    Huskers and Hawkeyes are again 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 walked a ceremonial football to the Huskers’ Memorial Stadium for the Nov. 23 game between the Big Ten institutions. The Things They Carry Ruck March, having started at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 17, will traverse 344 miles.

    Full story: news.unl.edu
  • November 22, 2017

    Huskers, Hawkeyes team up for veteran suicide awareness

    Huskers and Hawkeyes are again 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 Huskers’ Memorial Stadium for the Nov. 23 game between the Big Ten institutions. The Things They Carry Ruck March, having started at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 17, will traverse 344 miles.
    http://thingstheycarry.com

    Full story: news.unl.edu
  • November 15, 2017

    2017 Iowa - Nebraska Ruck March

    The University of Iowa Veterans Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Veteran Organization are teaming up to raise awareness for US Military Veteran Suicide.While these two schools rival when it comes to football they have come together for a bigger cause.

    The military Veteran students will coordinate a ruck march of the game ball from Kinnick Stadium 347 miles to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the November 24th Cornhusker vs. Hawkeye football game.

    Our Ruckers will be carrying 20 lbs to honor the 20 Veterans who take their own lives every day. The 20 lbs will be comprised of personal belongings of the volunteer ruck marchers. These belongings will hold personal significance to their military experiences, or honor the service of friends or family.

    ​The 347 mile ruck march will kicked off on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. Team Iowa will hand off the game ball to Team Nebraska on Sunday, November 19th at Freedom Rock 1199 IA-25 Menlo, Iowa

    Website: http://thingstheycarry.com
    Facebook: The Things They Carry Ruck March

    Full story: thingstheycarry.com