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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Commencement is fast approaching and many JIU students will graduate this month.  Commencement represents a transition from one stage of life to another; it is a momentous occasion steeped in ancient rituals.  Always wondered what’s up with the funny outfits?  Here are a few insights into the cap, gown, and other graduation traditions.

Cap and Gown

The idea of the cap and gown can be traced back to medieval times when scholars,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

June is a month of celebration at JIU as we hail the class of 2012 and revel in their achievements.  We are particularly excited for our 2012 Commencement as our virtual ceremony will include many new cutting-edge technological features and for the first time, we will host our Doctoral Graduates at the JIU campus for their official hooding ceremony.  This year we are proud to graduate our largest class to date with 778 students completing their...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

In 1983, Jones International University founder Glenn Jones was in Washington, D.C. paying his respects at the Vietnam Memorial site.   As a former Navy EOD officer, Glenn has great respect for and identification with men and women in uniform.  As he stood looking at the black gabbro walls with the etchings of all of the names of those who bravely gave their lives, he had the inspiration to do something to help all service members.  At the time,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Have you hugged a military service man or woman today?  Military Appreciation Month lasts for all of May, so don’t forget to continue to show your support for our brave men and women in the US Military!

Here are a few more ways that you can support our troops!

  • Wear NMAM Gear - Sale Proceeds also support the Armed Forces Children's Education Fund, Inc!
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Posted on: January 31, 2013

The month of May is a very special time at JIU as it marks the nationwide annual celebration of Military Appreciation Month.  JIU’s founder, Glenn Jones, served in the navy as an officer in the Pacific Amphibious Assault Unit and as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Officer and the University is proud to continue to support our nation’s military through several special programs. 

JIU offers scholarships and assistance for active duty, reserves, guard, veterans, retired, spouses and...