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Michael Glisson named new director of Illinois National Guard Joint Staff

October 21, 2015

Colonel Michael J. Glisson has been chosen as the new director of the Illinois National Guard Joint Staff, according to a press release sent out Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s press office. Major General...

Veterans’ goals at University shaped by military experience

Alex Braem, senior in LAS and member of the National Guard, stands on a resupply mission on Turan Island in the Red Sea in March 2012.
December 10, 2014

Patricia Starks couldn’t sleep without hearing the sounds of fighter jets flying overhead when she returned to the University from Iraq. Starks is just one of about 300 veterans on campus. The transition...

University ranked No. 37 for ‘Best for Vets’ school

Veteran students study in the Veteran Student Lounge in the basement of Illini Union on Monday. Study groups allow student veterans to be with “like-minded people.”
December 9, 2014

The Military Times ranked the University as a top-tier school in the annual list of “Best for Vets” colleges. The University was ranked No. 37 among the top 100 four-year institutions. The publication...

Frye emphasizes confluence of University leaders, student mobilization

March 3, 2014

Promising what current student trustee Mike Cunningham did a year ago, candidate Lucas Frye, junior in ACES, wants to establish a cabinet of student leaders, composed of major student organizations and...

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