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Eric Armstrong
NIU’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Managment has welcomed Eric Armstrong as the new director of Military & Post-Traditional Student Services (formerly Military Student Services and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services). A native of Chicago, Armstrong earned a bachelor’s degree in technical management with a concentration in human resources from DeVry University and an...
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In appreciation for the effort and involvement of non-traditional, off-campus, and military student populations, Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services and Military Student Services will host several events during the week of April 20. Town Hall Meeting Monday, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m. Holmes Student Center, Sky Room The town hall setting provides an opportunity...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
NIU’s first Veterans Day parade will step off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, on Stadium Drive between the Student Recreation Center and the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The parade will turn left on to Stadium Drive East in front of Huskie Stadium. It will then loop around the stadium onto Stadium Drive South....
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Military Student Services and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services are working to collect information from faculty, staff and community partners who are currently serving, have prior military experience or are supporters of service men and women. With more than 800 military students and dependents of veterans attending our campus, we recognize and understand the value...
Nearly 100 people braved freezing rain Monday at the Veterans Memorial Flagpole near the East Lagoon to honor the sacrifices and service of all U.S. military veterans in a solemn ceremony. Each year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the nation pauses to remember and honor its veterans with...
ROTC Color Guard at NIU Huskie Football game
Northern Illinois University will celebrate our nation’s heroes Wednesday, Nov. 13, before and during the football game between the NIU Huskies (9-0, 5-0) and Ball State (9-1, 6-0) with a multitude of special activities honoring active and veteran members of the military, firefighters, police and first responders. Kickoff for the Mid-American Conference West Division Showdown...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Several events are planned at NIU around Veterans Day. “Journey of a Hero: Supporting the Sacrifice” begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. All are invited. As NIU Military Student Services works to illustrate to supporters and participants how everyone can better support veterans, this educational...
Jarvis Purnell
Jarvis Purnell, director of Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services since the spring of 2012, has been named director of Military Student Services. Purnell will oversee both departments, as he has done since last fall, when he became the acting director of Military Student Services. Over the course of the current academic year, Purnell will have an...
U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best 2013 badge
NIU has earned more accolades for the services it provides to military veterans, this time coming from U.S. Veterans Magazine. Published by DiversityComm, the magazine this month released the results of its 2013 evaluation of the nation’s Top Veteran-Friendly Schools in addition to lists of Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top Government and Law...
Northern Illinois University junior Communications major Richard Bennett–a former Army serviceman from Homer Glen who risked his life to save another’s during battle–is among 90 finalists for Major League Baseball and People Magazine’s “Tribute for Heroes” campaign. The DeKalb resident served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, and during a deployment to Afghanistan, his unit...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) visited Northern Illinois University Wednesday with the aim of learning how the school has made serving veterans a priority through a range of academic, health and financial services. “A college diploma is a fundamental part of the American Dream, and no one deserves to see that dream fulfilled more than...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Military Student Services will offer a workshop for faculty and staff this month on “Military Student Supporter Development.” The workshop takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. During this workshop, participants can learn how to be a stronger supporter of veteran students....
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