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$10,000 grant will help outfit new KU Student Veteran Center

Kansas University is getting a $10,000 outside boost to help furnish its new Student Veteran Center, scheduled to open in Summerfield Hall in January 2017.

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On milestone anniversary of Memorial Day, Lawrence veterans urge community to remember holiday’s roots

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first observance of Memorial Day. “Each passing year the original purpose of Memorial Day fades in the public eye."

KU names leader for new Student Veteran Center

Kansas University has named a director for the school’s new Student Veteran Center, slated to open in early 2017. April Blackmon Strange is a lifelong military family member — an Army “brat” now married to a recently retired veteran — and former community engagement communications manager at KU Medical Center.

KU gets $4.7M grant to train future government cybersecurity workers

With a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Kansas University School of Engineering will launch a program specifically to educate future government cybersecurity workers.

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Document proving WWII military sex slaves now at home in KU library

Translated and saved by longtime KU professor, ‘Research Report No. 120’ credited with prompting Japan’s apology to 'comfort women'

Grant Goodman, a longtime Kansas University history professor, naturally had many personal papers. KU’s Spencer Research Library now houses 9 linear feet of them, divided amongst numerous boxes, gathered from Goodman’s home after his death in 2014.

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Admiral tells KU students why they should care about the Pacific

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the United States Pacific Command, helped Kansas University students understand why they should care about the Pacific — as well as potential threats to the country — in a talk Tuesday morning. Among his topics for the crowd of nearly 100 attendees were "rebalancing" efforts of the U.S. in the Pacific, threats posed by North Korea and China and how students in the audience could be better leaders.

New Student Veteran Center in Summerfield Hall envisioned to support growing veteran population at KU; university a Top 10 school for vets

The Kansas University Student Veterans Lounge will close when the Burge Union, where it’s housed, is shuttered this spring. But students who are veterans will get a new space just for them once the business school moves out of Summerfield Hall. A planned 3,000-square-foot Student Veteran Center inside Summerfield is envisioned to be a “one stop shop” for student veterans.

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Camaraderie, sacrifice honored at celebration of U.S. Marine Corps' 240th 'birthday'

More than 100 people attended a birthday celebration for the U.S. Marine Corps Tuesday at KU's Dole Institute of Politics, which featured U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas’ 2nd District as the keynote speaker.

Lawrence groups plan Veterans Day events

Wednesday is Veterans Day, and several groups in Lawrence will hold events to honor the men and women who have served in the United States military. It will be a busy day for Jerome Hanson, post commander of the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14. By Mackenzie Clark

Marine Corps 'birthday' celebration upcoming at Dole Center

The Dole Institute of Politics will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps with a cake-cutting ceremony.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

War veteran trains for Paralympic Games

Iraq War veteran and purple heart recipient Kortney Clemons talks about how he began running competitively after an improvised explosive device forced his right leg to be amputated while serving in 2005.

U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute in to KC Air Show

In dark and frigid air about 12,500 feet above land, six U.S. Army Golden Knights dove out of an airplane Friday with flames shooting from pyrotechnic packs on their ankles, a night-jump demonstration for VIP onlookers at the Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo. The Army’s elite parachuting team will perform more jumps Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas City Aviation Expo and Air Show, kcairshow.com. A seat at the airport provides the best view of the Knights after they jump. Here’s an inside look at what goes on before.

KU's New Director for the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education

Mike Denning, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, talks about taking over as director of KU's Office of Professional Military Graduate Education.

Veterans Day celebration at the American Legion Post

Events were held at the American Legion Post on W. Sixth Street to celebrate 2010 Veterans Day.

U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 235th birthday

Lawrence residents, marines and veterans celebrate the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Dole Center of Politics.

Military vehicles on display at conference in Topeka

The Military Vehicle Presentation Association is putting tanks, jeeps and other military vehicles on display for the public this week.

Local residents celebrate Memorial Day

Various veteran and military groups gathered in Lawrence Monday to help celebrate Memorial Day. Former soldiers and friends and family of the fallen gathered to remember the services and lives of those who served their country.

VFW members honor fallen friends

Veterans of Foreign Wars members got an early start to their Memorial Day Monday. Members installed flags and distributed wreaths.

VFW searching for youthful members

The VFW in Lawrence has been helping soldiers from overseas readjust to life outside the military. Current members are hoping young new members will help continue the process.