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IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye

October 14, 2015

Several institutions are working in Champaign-Urbana to help returning soldiers; one of the largest is the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which directly employs about 1,350 individuals in Illinois.Through both federal and local systems, the department’s objective is “to help our Illinois vet...

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 22, 2015

Veteran and student Garrett Anderson is excited for veterans on campus to have a “one-stop shop” to to find resources, guidance, counseling and more on campus. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is hosting an open house for veterans on campus Thursday. “In the military you...

University to celebrate veterans all month long

By Declan Harty

November 11, 2013

When the United States celebrated its first Veterans Day in 1938, the University had already established a deep tie to military service after having 189 students and alumni die during World War I. Now celebrating its 75th Veterans Day, the campus community plans to honor and celebrate those who have ser...