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. "
February 9, 2017
The Fisher House Foundation Scholarship - 17 February DEADLINE
The Fisher House Foundation is honored to be involved with the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university. The goal of the scholarship program is to award a minimum of one $2,000 scholarship at each commissary location that receives applications from students who meet all of the eligibility requirements. A total of 700 scholarship grants will be awarded for the school year 2017-18.Full story: usascholarships.com
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is established as the national not-for-profit organization to assist in the coordination of private support and encourage public support for the Fisher House program.
Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active military duty personnel, reserve/guard, and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship.
Dependent children of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Public Health Service, other federal or military related agencies or activities, or DoD civilian employees are not eligible unless they meet the above requirement.
Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall term of 2016.
Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible.
High school applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
College applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply.
February 3, 2017
Six Business Skills Every New Graduate Needs to Develop
Some of the skills are listed below:Full story: military.com
Handling Tense Interactions:
Humility and Patience
February 3, 2017
Start a Conversation About Mental Health
For many students, college is a time of growth and independence. In some cases, this new and exciting time can reveal emotional challenges, either instantly or slowly over the course of their academic careers.Full story: newsroom.unl.edu
January 27, 2017
Writing Center launches Write-With-Us Fridays
Write-With-Us Fridays, are designed to provide space and time for advanced writers, including faculty and graduate students, to make progress on ongoing writing projects.Full story: news.unl.edu
When: The events are Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, March 31 and April 14.
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Where: 102 Andrews Hall.
January 11, 2017
Wellness Kitchen provides healthy instruction
Campus Recreation is offering tips and instruction on how to prepare healthy meals in a new Wellness Kitchen.Full story: news.unl.edu
The kitchen is part of the Recreation and Wellness Center, a $23 million Campus Recreation facility that opened in summer 2016 on East Campus. The kitchen provides a variety of classes that offer simple recipes for wellness or nutrition solutions. The classes are open to students, faculty and staff.