John Tolley, November 12, 2019

Since the cessation of fighting and the signing of the Armistice with Germany on November 11, 2018, some sort of celebration honoring the sacrifice of those who have served our nation has occurred.

As WWI was followed by further global conflicts, so to did Armistice Day give rise to Veterans Day. It is a day which begs each of to pause and consider how the efforts of the people who put on American uniforms help shape the world in which we live.

Across the Big Ten Conference, our 14 member universities are doing their part to commend US Veterans, past and present, with solemn reverence and enduring pride. The following are just a few examples of how we?re dedicated to serving those who serve.

Rutgers – Veterans Apply Lessons From the Military to the Medical Profession

Photo: John Emerson/ Rutgers University

Maryland – UMD Celebrates and Honors Veterans on Nov. 11 and All Month

Penn State – Penn State set to open new Student Veteran Center

Ohio State – Four-star general, a 1981 graduate, honored during Military Appreciation game

Photo: Department of Defense

Michigan State – Heroes to Hives: Helping Veterans heal through Beekeeping


Michigan – Michigan PAVEs the way for student veteran success: BTN LiveBIG

Indiana – IU Bloomington has its first outreach coordinator for female veterans

Purdue – Veterans and active-duty students pursue education, hopes this Veterans Day

Photo: Morgan Torres/ Purdue University

Iowa  – Veterans Week 2019

Northwestern – Recognizing Maura Sullivan, champion for veterans and military families

Photo: Northwestern University

Illinois – Mindfulness may help decrease stress in caregivers of veterans

Wisconsin - Celebrating Community this Veterans Day

Minnesota – Horticulture for hallowed ground

Nebraska – UNL moves forward with Veterans Tribute