Everyone at National Louis University, including faculty, students and staff, is invited to participate as we commemorate Armed Forces Week from May 20-24. The week encompasses Armed Forces Day on May 18.
There are three ways to take part: donate snacks and supplies for the USO anytime before May 15, become a volunteer or sponsor for the Ruck March (such as sponsoring a marcher at $1/mile) or join the Ruck March to raise awareness that approximately 20 U.S. military service members and veterans lose their lives to suicide every day. The 20-mile Ruck March steps off Friday, May 24 in the morning in Glencoe, Illinois and marchers will finish at Lincoln Park in Chicago. Those interested in marching only a portion of the walk, such as from Glencoe to Evanston or Evanston to Lincoln Park, may do so. Continue reading
College presidents and student veteran leaders from 27 universities across the Chicago area visited National Louis University April 17 to attend an event titled “Student Veterans: Good Mission, Good Business.””
The event focused on how higher education serves veterans and their families, helping them transition to civilian life, preparing them for careers and connecting them to employment. Continue reading
National Louis University ranks seventh in Illinois, out of 65 colleges, in College Factual’s 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. That places NLU in the top 10 percent of colleges and universities in the state for veteran friendliness, according to College Factual, which performs data analytics for colleges and universities. Continue reading
Click. Robert Perez, a military veteran, takes a gorgeous photo of a river flanked with trees. Click. He takes another of the neat rows of a mid-summer cornfield. Click. And a photo of the faithful brown dog following him around, tongue hanging out.
He’s participating in the PhotoVoice project, which encourages veterans to bond by capturing photo images that have meaning for them. And a new video features Perez, his fellow veteran friends and two National Louis University professors. Continue reading
National Louis University experts were featured by television news shows this past weekend. One discussed veterans and Veterans Day while the other provided expert analysis on a criminal case. Continue reading
Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday, Nov. 11 this year, gives us all a chance to step up and be appreciative of the hardships and sacrifices America’s military members and veterans have made for our freedoms.
All National Louis University students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Nov. 5-9 activities leading up to Veterans Day, with a special welcome for student veterans and military-connected students. Continue reading
Steve Curda, Ph.D. has an impressive resume. He’s director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. He holds the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, having returned from commanding the Pacific fleet. And he’s on hiatus from his NLU role as associate professor, teaching courses in Educational Technology and serving as Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Affairs. Continue reading
Military-connected students at National Louis University know it takes guidance, as well as persistence, to successfully transition from a military career to one in the civilian world.
Some of them tried to bring information and resources for doing so to their fellow students this month. Jamal Williams, Keith Reynolds, Bianca Elmore and LeShawn Daniels staffed a table to welcome student veterans and military-connected students. They are members of the NLU Chapter of Student Veterans of America. Continue reading
(This story was submitted by Darrell Williams and written by Wendy Liu, public affairs specialist at Defense Information Systems Agency)
DISA and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) employees around the world recognized outstanding performance and excellence by military and civilian individuals and teams during the 2017 calendar year.
This year, National Louis University alum Darrell Williams received Mentor of the Year and his branch won Human Capital Support Services Team of the Year.
The annual awards ceremony took place March 29 at DISA Headquarters and was broadcasted using Global Video Services, the agency’s video-teleconferencing solution offered as a DOD enterprise service, allowing employees across the agency to participate. Continue reading