Month: October 2018

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University Honoring Military through Warrior Week – HottyToddy.com The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The University of Mississippi’s support for veterans and military families reflects our…

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GW cracks top 20 schools for veteran students GW is now considered one of the top 20 places for veterans to get a degree, according to recently released rankings. The Best for Vets rankings from the news organization Military Times rates GW at No. 19, a nearly 80-spot jump from No. 98 last year. The…

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KU ranked as No. 5 best school in the country for veterans LAWRENCE — For a second time, the University of Kansas has earned a top five ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings. Released Oct. 22, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive…

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Drexel to bring Veterans Appreciation Month events to campus – The Triangle Drexel University will honor the military community during Veterans Appreciation Month Nov. 1-13 through an array of events that not only support student veterans, but also aim to connect non-military members of the Drexel community. The plethora of activities planned throughout the two-week…

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Commentary: This recent change by federal officials puts student vets at risk Editor’s note: The following commentary was contributed by Daniel Elkins, legislative director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. As a combat veteran, I know firsthand how important…

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ASU earns 4th consecutive distinction as a ‘Best for Vets’ school For the fourth consecutive year Arizona State University has captured a “Best for Vets” distinction from the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S. military members. For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named a “Best for…

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Student veterans to honor our heroes Mark Meirink may have lost his leg in Afghanistan, but he doesn’t let it slow him down from helping others. On Nov. 17, Mark and three other Missouri S&T student veterans will run about six miles each as a relay team in the Heroes Marathon. In its third year,…

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Student Veterans Lounge Opens at ATU Alan Parsons had a vision for a student veterans lounge at Arkansas Tech University when he served as president of the ATU Service Members and Veterans of America (SMVA) organization. Then he acquired the data to support the vision. Then he found the partners necessary to make the vision…

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Leader of student veteran organization to speak at Cal U. Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 8 event in the Convocation Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the formal program begins at 6. SVA represents more than 700,000 student veterans, supporting them…

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New Southern Miss program is helping student-veterans get back to fighting shape Southern Miss’ Center for Military Veterans has started a fitness program to help student-veterans get back into fighting shape. When Clayton Lizaona was an E4 specialist in the Army, he was used to a lot of physical activity. Drills included running, push-ups, sit-ups…

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Veteran Ambassadors Provide Inspiration to Incoming Student Veterans Lining the hallway at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Veteran Student Services are portraits of graduates in caps and gowns, wearing their academic stoles draped over their shoulders to signify their status as veterans. They serve as an inspiration to fellow service members attending school at the Daytona Beach…

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Army veteran finds natural fit in ASU global studies program Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be. Upon reading the academic plan for global studies, she knew she found a natural fit. Arizona State University student Carla Castillo…

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Congressman Panetta introduces new bill to support veteran students Marina >> The Veteran Resource Center at CSU Monterey Bay might be getting some financial help in the near future from federal government grants that have been proposed. The Veterans Resource Center Act was introduced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) during a press conference Monday…

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Penn State women veterans invited to attend Student Veterans Luncheon | Penn State University Penn State female veteran faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend the third annual Student Veterans Luncheon on Oct. 30 to honor Penn State student veterans. The luncheon is organized in conjunction with the University’s Military Appreciation Week from Oct.…

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ASU Law welcomes first recipients of scholarship program for Marines It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. But the butterfly effect of that logo led to the creation of a scholarship program for veterans at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. A year later, two first-year…

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Still waiting for your GI Bill money? Here’s why The average student veteran using the Post-9/11 GI Bill this fall has had to wait more than 3 weeks for their housing benefits to come through — and even then their housing stipends are probably the wrong amount. The average student veteran using the Post-9/11 GI…

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PAVE gives student veterans ways to succeed The Peer Advisers for Veteran Education program provides new student-veterans the opportunity to socialize and connect with other student-veterans, and the program now has the capacity to reach out to those who need it. Matthew Miller, program director of military and veteran student services, said that when he…

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BRIEFS: Bakersfield College getting $200K for Veterans Resource Center Bakersfield College is receiving $200,000 from the state to help pay for its new Veterans Resource Center, which will break ground on Nov. 5. The college is one of 29 across the state to get a piece of $4.9 million from the California Community Colleges Board…

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Disabled Veteran Game Day Parking resolution introduced to Senate – The Rocky Mountain Collegian Colorado State University’s student government is making an effort to appreciate disabled veterans on campus. Senator Joshua Johnson of the Adult Learner and Veteran Services brought a resolution to the ASCSU floor that would voice the Senate’s support of the reservation…

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Serving those who serve our country Alan Stage stands among a Vietnam War guerilla fighter and a post-traumatic stress disorder services director as a recipient of this year’s Veterans’ Voices Award. Stage and 15 others accepted Alan Stage stands among a Vietnam War guerilla fighter and a post-traumatic stress disorder services director as a recipient…

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National veteran newsman gives insight into power of education Victoria College student Ross Braune will reach his dream to make his own television show a reality. Victoria College student Ross Braune will reach his dream to make his own television show a reality. “When people tell me that my dreams are too far-fetched, I need…

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Pushup Challenge a Nonstop Cause for CSUSM Student, Marine Vet William Felty received the 22 Pushup Challenge in the fall of 2016. It was the year when the social media craze was sweeping the nation, similar to but on a smaller scale than the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014.  The idea was to do 22 pushups a day for 22…

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Dean of student success candidate emphasizes professional development During the second open forum for the dean of student success position Oct. 3 on the fourth floor of Moody Learning Center, dean of student success candidate Dr. Becky McBride talked about why she decided to apply. Henry Castillo, admissions and records specialist, asked McBride to describe…

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Veterans 101: Eligibility for educational benefits The Department of Veteran Affairs provides a variety of veterans’ education benefits and assistance programs, benefiting both veterans and some dependents. On Saturday, the Nueces County Veterans Services Office will hold a free educational seminar. This event is aimed at providing Veterans and their dependents the opportunity to ask questions about…

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SXU sets vets memorial fundraiser St. Xavier University (SXU) is proud to honor veterans in whatever ways possible, including its ongoing participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. St. Xavier University (SXU) is proud to honor veterans in whatever ways possible, including its ongoing participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.…

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Peninsula College awarded $2.2 million federal grant | Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College announced Monday it will receive a $2.2 million grant from the federal Department of Education that officials say will enhance student success and academic quality. Officials learned Sept. 28 it would receive the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant, money it…

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Veterans Resource Center aims to break stigma and build community On a recent afternoon at Cal State LA’s Veterans Resource Center, students chattered and laughed in between bites of spaghetti and Doritos. Brown paper lunch sacks and takeaway containers lay strewn across the tables in between open books and charging laptops. Ross and Rachel bickered…

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Mission S.A.: Outreach at St. Philip’s College veteran center These two people have a mission to help military members and their families in the San Antonio area get what they need when they need it. SAN ANTONIO — The St. Philip’s College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center offers a wide-range of services for…

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LPC Veterans First Program Receives New Funding Las Positas College (LPC) has received funding to support their Veterans First Program. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office allocated $8.5 million to 59 community colleges that have veterans resource centers, including LPC. The funds will be used to support veterans as they transition to civilian life. The…

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Terminal Lance “Jeopardy” What is… Anywhere else? The military is a weird thing–especially as infantry–where you and all manner of other individuals from across the country get plucked and pulled from your past life and placed into a single Full Story: terminallance.com/2018/10/05/terminal-lance-jeopardy/

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Northshore plans veterans memorial at Pop Keeney Stadium | HeraldNet.com BOTHELL — A group of veterans is raising money to build a memorial outside Pop Keeney Stadium to honor their comrades and other local residents who died while serving in the U.S. military. So far, the all-volunteer group has raised more than $11,000 toward the…

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BMCC to open Veteran’s Resource Center Student veterans will soon have a place at Blue Mountain Community College to study, meet other veterans, and find resources. The BMCC Veteran’s Resource Center will open in Morrow Hall, 2411 NW Carden Ave., Pendleton, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Veteran’s Resource Center was…

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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema speaks with student-veterans ahead of Nov. Election Ahead of Arizonas Senate election, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema came to the University of Arizona on Thursday to discuss unique issues encountered by military-connected students with the student-veteran community. Before Sinema entered the Veterans Education and Transition Services office, where the discussion was held, Stephen Westby,…

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Student veterans, schools frustrated over lack of housing payments from VA WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged technical issues are causing 340,000 student veterans to receive incorrect housing stipends to begin the new school year, but now lawmakers and advocates contend the problem is bigger – many veterans are not receiving the…

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An exhibition of military veteran artists reveals what makes them ‘A Different 1%’ – Los Angeles Times The exhibition “A Different 1%,” which opened on September 26 and runs through November 14, brings together artists who are veterans and whose work speaks to their experiences in the military. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Drew Cameron…

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Veteran to participate in Ironman Waco to honor friend battling cancer WACO, TX (KXXV) – A Waco veteran on a mission to help a dear friend battling cancer. Nathan Wilkins, a Baylor University student who served in the U.S. Navy for four years, is working to raise money for Paul Hester. At just 28 years old, Hester was…

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UCLA Volunteer Day makes an impact in L.A. and around the world The 10th anniversary of the annual day of service included helping veterans in West Los Angeles, a village cleanup in Namibia and a blood drive in Hong Kong. Thousands of UCLA volunteers flooded into their local communities on Sept. 29, lending a hand…

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STUDENTS COMPLETE SPECIAL PROJECT WITH LOCAL VETERANS This year Perry County High School fit into their schedule a “skinny block” which consists of classes specializing in helping students with ACT prep along with other curricula. This year Perry County High School fit into their schedule a “skinny block” which consists of classes specializing in helping…

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SMC Receives $200,000 Grant To Increase Support For Veterans Santa Monica College has enrolled nearly 1,000 student veterans each academic year for the past five years. SANTA MONICA, CA – Santa Monica College received a $200,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to expand support services for SMC’s Veterans’ Resources Center. Fifty…

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Allan Hancock Community College receives grant money to expand services for student veterans The Veteran Success Center at Allan Hancock Community College is receiving nearly $200,000 in grant money through the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The college was one of 29 community colleges in the state to receive a total of $4.9 million in funding…