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Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center Hosts Veterans Leadership Awards Ceremony

June 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center Hosts Veterans Leadership Awards Ceremony

The Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center hosted its Spring 2021 Veterans Leadership Awards Ceremony Friday, May 14. Awards presented during this year’s event include: • Outstanding Military Service and Leadership Faculty Award – Psychology Professor Robert Intrieri for commitment to and mentorship of students • Outstanding Military Service and Leadership Staff Member Award – Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Academic Advisor Monica Eskridge for commitment to students and work with student veterans • Outstanding WIU Department Military Service and Leadership... Read More

Western Illinois University Meteorology Alumna Featured in Air Force Recruitment Video

November 9th, 2020
Western Illinois University Meteorology Alumna Featured in Air Force Recruitment Video

A Western Illinois University alumna, working as an Air Force air traffic controller, has been featured in a military recruiting video. Kelsi Carney, a 2016 graduate of WIU’s meteorology program, enlisted in the Air Force during her last year at WIU. She went to basic training in San Antonio, TX, technical training in Mississippi and now has been stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma for the last four years as a staff sergeant/E-5. Carney said WIU prepared her for her career by giving her background knowledge in weather, which is a big part of air traffic control work. “I’m... Read More

Painting The Ice For Veterans With The Quad City Storm!

November 8th, 2019
Painting The Ice For Veterans With The Quad City Storm!

The Quad City Storm, your local hockey squad, is honoring veterans this weekend with their Salute To Veterans game Saturday night at 7 p.m.! There will be special deals for customers, special honors for veterans, and various benefits for veterans charities, including a jersey auction of special themed jerseys worn by the team that night! In addition, this week, families and friends of local veterans were asked to come on down to the TaxSlayer to paint the ice with the names of their beloved veterans, with all proceeds from the painting going to charity. It’s going to be a great game for a... Read More

Paint The Ice For Veterans With The Storm

November 1st, 2019
Paint The Ice For Veterans With The Storm

Quad City Storm are inviting local folks to honor someone in the military by painting their name on the ice on Tuesday, November 5, from 10am-7pm at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline. The names will remain on the ice through the Storm’s home game on Saturday, November 9. All active or retired military can get $5 tickets for themselves and their family by showing a military ID at the TaxSlayer box office. Box office hours are 10am-5:30pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-2pm Saturday. Special military jerseys will be worn and auctioned off LIVE after the game with all net proceeds going... Read More