Reed Recker, a senior from Okawville studying music education plays taps Tuesday on the balcony of Shryock Auditorium. Recker was asked to play at the Veterans Day ceremony for the second year. "It's an honor to get to do this," said Recker, who also played at the traveling Vietnam memorial wall exhibit this fall. "I'm very happy they continue to ask me to do this."

SIU commemorates veterans

The final active duty serviceman to be drafted has retired from the Army after 42 years of service. The retirement of Ralph Rigby, who was drafted at age 19, means the U.S. military is now comprised entirely of volunteers. During SIU’s annual Veterans ... Continue Reading →

Veterans to receive tuition assistance again

  Veterans enrolled in higher education remain eligible for financial aid because of a congressional resolution. Congress voted Thursday to reinstate military tuition subsidies, a move that reversed the March 8 military official decision to cut tuition ... Continue Reading →

Recognition week highlights students, offers opportunities

More than a quarter of the university’s students are getting extra attention this week. National Adult Student Recognition Week is an event held on college campuses countrywide started by the Association of Non-Traditional Students of Higher Education. ... Continue Reading →

Program works to regain funding

Some SIU veterans have seen the loss of a grant affect the services available to them. The Veterans Cash Grant has been awarded to the university’s Veterans Program since 2006, but the Department of Veteran Affairs did not approve the program’s request ... Continue Reading →

Aviation program pilots veterans, service dogs for training

Six veterans and their newly acquainted service dogs took to the skies Tuesday morning at the Southern Illinois Airport. Students and faculty of the SIUC aviation flight program took the pairs up in the air as they learned to work together as part of ... Continue Reading →

Vets hunt ducks, heal at Wounded Warrior event

Retired sergeant Mike Hulsey said he was planning on killing himself when the phone rang. When he answered, Ronnie Gullion was on the other end. He had an invitation for Hulsey to last year’s Wounded Warrior duck hunt in Ware. It was the call that may ... Continue Reading →
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