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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Alumnus pledges $1.4 million for Paine Mtn. recreation facility

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Nov. 18, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University alum Larry Costa, NU’80, of Nottingham, NH, has pledged $1.4 million to fund the construction of a four-season recreational facility on Paine Mountain.

Costa’s announcement of his gift came during the Class of 1980’s 30th Reunion Banquet during Homecoming Weekend in October.

A capital priority of Bearing the Torch, the project entails building a series of hiking, mountain-biking and snowshoeing trails on the former ski hill, along with adding outdoor recreational areas at the base of Paine Mountain. The renovation will begin once building permits have been obtained.

Per Costa’s wishes, the project will be named after his mentor, friend and business partner, the late SFC John Shaw. A 20-year Army veteran and former Mountain Cold Weather (MCW) instructor at Norwich, SFC Shaw died in 2006. The two men cofounded Worldwide Language Resources, a company that provides multi-lingual interpreters and translators.

Costa, who also stipulated the construction of a permanent facility at the base of the mountain where MCW cadets can store their gear and equipment and hold company meetings, said he credits Shaw with “turning my life around.”

“This is a wonderful act of generosity on Larry’s part,” said President Schneider. “We are just so awed and grateful.”


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Norwich hosts a talk by Admiral Thad Allen on leading through crisis

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Nov. 16, 2010

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…Allen shares with the Central Vermont community his extensive experience as national incident commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico …

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host Admiral Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory for this fall’s Todd Lecture Series.

Allen will speak on “Leading through Crisis and Times of Change.”

Allen served as the 23rd commandant of the US Coast Guard. He is best known for his widely-praised performance directing federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Most recently he served as national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Throughout the course of his 40-year career with the Coast Guard, Allen’s no-nonsense leadership style and competency won him the respect of government leaders who saw him as a man who confronted challenges by capturing and focusing the passion, energy and efforts of diverse stakeholder groups toward achieving common goals.

Most recently at the center of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill when he was appointed by President Obama to lead the country’s efforts to end and clean up the spill, Allen believes that leadership starts with bringing people together, agreeing on goals and creating a unity of effort to solve intractable crises.

As we live in times where the extraordinary is becoming more ordinary, Allen helps audiences understand that importance of preparation, preventative readiness and ensuring that you can manage a crisis before a crisis manages you and your business.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of US Army retired Maj. Gen. and Norwich President Emeritus W. Russell Todd, ‘50, and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the University. With this series, Norwich reaches out to bring important, significant lecturers to campus.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Friday, November 5, 2010

Norwich honors veterans in remembrance ceremony

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Nov. 5, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
The Norwich University community and the Corps of Cadets will pay tribute to all veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 9 with a special remembrance ceremony at 1:10 p.m. on the Upper Parade Ground.

Our guest speaker will be John “Jack” Moynihan, Captain Commanding, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, the oldest chartered military organization in the western hemisphere.

Approximately 50-75 members from the AHAC unit, including their family members, will be in attendance.

The tribute on the UP includes nine minutes of canon fire in the Roll of Wars and a twenty-one gun salute.

An open reception will follow the outdoor ceremony in the foyer of Jackman Hall.

Members of the Norwich and Northfield communities, area veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to attend. The uniform for this special event is the Service Class A uniform. Please plan on cold weather – dress warmly to be outside.

It would be our honor to have you as our guest.

More on the AHAC:

• There is a display case at the Sullivan Museum and History Center depicting this unit and the Norwich alumni connection.

• The AHAC is the military organization that Washington knew, that was viewed by Benjamin Franklin as they marched through the streets of Boston, and was visited by both John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Eight of its members have received the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, and four of its members have served as President of the United States: James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy.

• Over 30 Norwich University men are members of the AHAC including Board of Trustee members General Gordon R. Sullivan, NU ’59; Charles Perenick, NU ’56; James Moriarty, Jr., NU ‘60; Joseph Milano, NU ’66; Charles Holden, NU’67 and Jack Abare, NU ’57 along with two dozen additional NU classmates There are also over 18 sons and daughters, “AHAC legacies,” currently enrolled at NU or recently graduated.

• Its charter was granted in March 1638 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay and signed by Governor John Winthrop. The Company was chartered as an Independent Company to train officers for the existing militias.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Norwich announces new academic major: Education

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Nov. 4, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University officials announced that beginning in Fall 2011 it will offer a new major of academic study, a bachelor of science in education.

The program builds on a teacher licensure program already in place at NU, a program modeled on the philosophy of NU Founder Captain Alden Partridge and his belief in experiential learning.

In NU’s program students begin work in the classroom in the fall of their sophomore year and exceed the Vermont state criteria for hours spent in the classroom.

“The state mandates 60 hours of field experience prior to student-teaching and our students complete 70-plus hours,” said Education Professor Diane Byrne. “We do active observation and in subsequent classes they are working with the teacher and observing…The students are very grateful for that.

“This adoption of the BS in education recognizes the work that many students already do and streamlines the process.”

In addition, NU students complete 14 weeks of student-teaching – two weeks beyond the Vermont state requirement of 12 weeks, typically finishing the program with 480 hours of student-teaching.

“The bachelor of science in education is a natural evolution of the high quality program we already have in place,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Guiyou Huang. “Guided by Partridge’s vision of experiential learning, our education students graduate from our program ready to lead in the classroom.”

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Friday, October 29, 2010

NU professor runs 100-mile race to raise funds in Pratt’s name

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Oct. 29, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University History Professor, long distance runner and cancer survivor Rowland Brucken will run a 100-mile race next month and has pledged to raise funds in honor of NU student Mackenzie Pratt, who died of cancer on Oct. 12.

Brucken will run the 100-mile trail run, called the Pinhoti 100, on Nov. 6-7 in Alabama.

Brucken would like to raise pledges in Pratt’s name to benefit the Hyde Park Recreation Committee, which maintains walking paths and supports Hyde Park Elementary students who love to play sports.

As an accomplished athlete, Pratt grew up benefitting from the committee’s work, and her family thought that donations to that organization would be an appropriate way to honor her memory.

To donate please makes checks out to Hyde Park Recreation Committee with “Mackenzie Pratt” in the memo and send to P.O. Box 98, Hyde Park, Vt., 05655.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Norwich cadets march 50-mile legacy route to raise money for veterans

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Oct. 21, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University cadets will conduct a three-day march through the state beginning Thursday, Nov. 4 to raise money for The Veterans’ Place in Northfield and The Wounded Warrior Project.

Participants will march 50 miles starting from the university’s original site at the village green in Norwich, Vt., arriving at the Northfield campus for the football game on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. against Castleton.

Marchers will be joined by historic vehicles provided by The Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club, including a Jeep-style ambulance. First aid services will be provided by the Norwich University Emergency Medical Services club (NUEMS).

Students, staff and faculty will pay $50 to participate in the march, which was organized by the NU Construction Engineering Management Club. Their goal is to raise $5,000 for each of the veterans’ organizations, $10,000 total.

Anyone interested in donating, please send a check made out to Norwich University to the Office of Civic Engagement and Campus Climate at 158 Harmon Dr. Northfield, Vt. 05663. Donations will be split evenly between the two veterans’ organizations. Groups can also purchase mile markers or participate in other campus fundraisers.



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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich NROTC top fundraiser nationally for Veterans

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Oct. 21, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University students in Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) have been named the top NROTC fundraiser for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in the 35th Annual Marine Corps Marathon to be held in Wash., D.C. on Oct. 31.

Six students and two Norwich NROTC instructors have raised over $7,000, far exceeding the $300 individual marathon registration fee by the Sept. 30 goal.

The Semper Fi Fund boasts 800 runners in the marathon, which is known as the fourth largest marathon in the US and eighth largest in the world.

This is the first year NU NROTC is participating in the marathon.

“We wanted to run the Marine Corps Marathon but we wanted to do it with a good cause,” said Geoff Shimp, a junior at Norwich. “The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a great organization, and we know that those who will be getting help are Marines our age and are fighting for our right to be at this institution.”

Donations to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund can be made here.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Friday, October 15, 2010

Norwich presents two presentations by music historian and author

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Oct. 15, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Nationally recognized music historian and author, Michael Lasser, will give two presentations on music from the era of World War II later this month.

On Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Lasser will present “Walking Alone: The Love Songs of World War II” at the Kellogg Hubbard Library in Montpelier. He will discuss how popular songs reflected what was happening in peoples’ hearts and lives during that era.

And on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at noon Lasser will present “Music and World War II: God Bless America and White Christmas” at Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center in Northfield. He will share Irving Berlin’s two famous songs, which embodied and shaped American attitudes and were written for a world about to go to war.

Both presentations are free and open to the public, and the Sullivan Museum event includes lunch.

Since 1980, Lasser has hosted the nationally-syndicated public radio show, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” winner of a 1994 Peabody Award for letting “our treasury of popular tunes speak (and sing) for itself with sparkling commentary, tracing the contributions of the composers and performers to American society.”

He is the former theater critic for The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. For nearly 25 years Lasser has spoken at museums and universities across the nation including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art. Lasser is here for the public Lunch N’ Learn programs at the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University. In conjunction with its special fall exhibition, The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and WWII, a series of programs are being offered that share more information about the WWII period.

Lasser is co-author of the book America’s Songs: The Stories behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley, which will be on sale at both events.

For additional information or directions call Sullivan Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at 802-485-2448. The fall special exhibition, The Role of Remembrance: NU and WWII, is on view at Norwich University in the Sullivan Museum from Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm through January 31, 2011.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Monday, October 11, 2010

Norwich announces graduate program scholarship recipients

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Oct. 11, 2010

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University officials announced two winners of reduced tuition to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a concentration in public works.

Herb Blomquist, of Edmond, Okla., received $5,000 in tuition reduction. He has worked in the public sector since 2001.

Thomas H. Fass, of Tampa, Fla., received $2,500 in tuition reduction.

Norwich offers the scholarships through American Public Works Association (APWA).

“We are very excited to learn that Herb Blomquist and Thomas Fass were selected for scholarships in the MPA program,” said MPA Program Director Donal Hartman. “Public works is one of the most important fields in public administration and it is always a pleasure to have two of their top young managers join our program.”

Blomquist currently serves as the Director of Public Works for the City of Edmond, Okla., where he oversees the Public Works Administration, Field Services, Solid Waste, Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Management and Vehicle Maintenance functions for Public Works in the City of Edmond.

“I really enjoy positively contributing to my community every day,” he said.

Fass holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and Virginia.

“I believe the MPA degree can help those of us in Public Works to better understand the larger picture of the challenges local governments face,” he said.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Norwich dedicates $8 million Doyle Hall at 2010 Homecoming

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Oct. 7, 2010

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Norwich dedicates $8 million Doyle Hall at 2010 Homecoming

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University hosts its 150th homecoming since its first reunion in 1860 this weekend, Friday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 10, and will celebrate a new, $8 million building addition to the sports complex.

Doyle Hall permanently connects Kreitzberg Arena with Andrews Hall, replacing the canvas-topped boardwalk that linked the two buildings for the past 12 years.
With 11 new individual offices, all members of the Athletic Department are housed under one roof for the first time in several decades, and every head coach now has his or her own office.

The new building is named in honor of lead donor Allen M. Doyle ’71, a two-sport Hall of Fame athlete at Norwich and PGA Champions professional.

It provides 30,000 square feet for athletic offices, locker rooms, a concession area serving all indoor athletic events and a Hall of Fame room.

Since the University’s founding nearly two centuries ago, physical fitness has been an important part of the student life experience. More than half of all Norwich undergraduates participate in varsity, intramural, or club sports.

With a marked increase in undergraduate population during the past decade and the introduction of three new varsity sports for women, the university’s athletic facilities had become overcrowded for both student athletes and their coaches.

The new building also adds three new team locker rooms, increasing the overall locker room capacity by more than 40 percent. In addition, as part of the construction project, crews refurbished all existing locker rooms in Andrews Hall.

For fans attending Norwich home games Doyle Hall’s two-story grand lobby will
also house a large concession area able to accommodate simultaneous sporting events.

On Saturday, October 9, immediately following the football game the entrance to Doyle Hall will be dedicated to the Class of 1970.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

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Oct. 4, 2010

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Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center hosts celebration to open WWII exhibit

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center will host a celebration to open its fall exhibition, “The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and World War II.”

The exhibit shares the World War II stories of over 75 of its living Alums. Norwich University sent over 2000 men off to World War II, and all the current surviving alums were asked to assist in this exhibit.They filled out 30 page surveys, shared their stories on a digital recorder or loaned objects to be displayed about their war time experiences.

The celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 in the museum rotunda with a breakfast buffet followed by presentations, annual meeting updates and the WWII “Roll Call” held in the special exhibit gallery.

The museum welcomes honored guests Norwich WWII alumni and special guest speaker, Philip Marsilius, NU’43.

Marsilius, whose voice is included in the exhibition, served in the Armored Division from March 1943 through Feb. 1946. He was part of the 106th and was in the first vehicle to enter Austria, landed at Normandy Beach and assisted in the liberation of King Leopold and his family of Belgium.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at msolvay@norwich.edu or 802-485-2448.

The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and WWII


The Sullivan Museum and History Center at NU recently opened an exhibit which shares the World War II stories of over 75 of its living Alums. NU sent over 2000 men off to World War II, and all the current surviving Alums were asked to assist in this exhibit. They filled out 30 page surveys, shared their stories on a digital recorder or loaned objects to be displayed about their war time experiences.

The exhibit themes were selected from their shared stories including the birth of radio journalism, the impact of movie theater newsreels, the sale of bonds to finance the war, the power of a war poster, the impact of music on separated couples and families, and the designs of memorials that honor our dead soldiers. In addition, the patriotism of the famous magazine illustrator, Norman Rockwell and the creative inventions of the P-38 can opener and war time food like SPAM and M & Ms are featured.

A special wall shares the four theaters of WWII where NU men served with the research compiled by Museum Associate volunteer, MG John R. Greenway, NU ’56, USA (Ret.). Maps are included with a summary of the battles in each area to provide a context to the individual stories around the gallery. Over a dozen war posters are on view, part of the SMHC’s large poster collection, which show the War Information Office’s campaign to sell the war to the American public on a daily basis.

The exhibit invites the visitor to immerse themselves in the WWII era—sit on a cafĂ© bench and listen to music, visit the kitchen and hear an early radio broadcast, or push an audio button and listen to a NU soldier’s story. You can also calculate your ration stamps and take a chance on SPAM or M & Ms.

All the completed WWII surveys are on view for reading along with special memory books and albums prepared by the NU Veterans. The Museum is now open six days a week, from Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm and additional information is available at 802-485-2448 or 2183.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center program series: “The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and WWII”

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Sept. 20, 2010
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Norwich’s Sullivan Museum and History Center program series: “The Role of Remembrance: Norwich University and WWII”


Thurs. Sept. 30, 12 p.m.: “Stories from a War Artist” with Michael Fay, war artist and former combat Marine, will share his adventures as an artist-correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tues. Oct. 5, 12 p.m.: “WWII & Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms” with Tom Daly, Curator of Education of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, will examine the stories behind the four paintings that Rockwell created to reinforce the ideals in President Roosevelt’s now famous speech.
Tues. Oct. 12, 12 p.m.: “Readings from The Silver Lady” with Jim Facos, former NU Professor of English and recipient of The Distinguished Flying Cross, will read excerpts from his 1972 World War II novel which features Wyatt, the ball-turret gunner of the Flying Fortress, The Silver Lady.
Tues. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: “Walking Alone: the Love Songs of World War II” with Michael Lasser, nationally recognized music historian and author, will present how popular songs reflected what was happening in people’s hearts and lives during WWII. (at the Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, Vt.)
Wed. Oct. 27, 12 p.m.: “Music and World War II: God Bless America and White Christmas: with Michael Lasser, nationally recognized music historian and author, will share Irving Berlin’s two famous songs, which embodied and shaped American attitudes and were written for a world about to go to war.
Tues. Nov. 2, 12 p.m.: “Women in the Military Service for America Memorial” with NU Architecture Professor Wendy Cox will present her design strategy for creating a memorial for women in the service.

All events are held at the Sullivan Museum and History Center, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at 802-485- 2448 or msolvay@norwich.edu.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Norwich hosts expert on gun rights on Constitution Day

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Sept. 15, 2010
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Norwich hosts expert on gun rights on Constitution Day

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Norwich University’s Dole Auditorium with a talk from special guest Steven Halbrook, J.D., Ph.D., on “Preserving Freedom: How Your Right to Bear Arms Was Saved.”

Halbrook argued for the National Rifle Association in court cases DC v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.

The event is sponsored by the School of Social Sciences and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact professors Adler, Jagemann or Newton or the School of Social Sciences at 802-485-2360.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Friday, September 10, 2010

For Immediate Release
Sept. 10, 2010
Contact: Charlie Crosby
802-485-2011
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Norwich announces staff changes in Sports Information

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University officials announced today staff changes to Norwich’s Sports Information Department.

After three years at Norwich, Sports Information Director Christian Anderson has resigned to return to the United States Military Academy as assistant director of Sports Information.

During his tenure at Norwich Anderson made considerable contributions to the advancement and recognition of Norwich athletics and athletes.

Karen McGrath, vice president of Enrollment Management and Communications, has named Charlie Crosby NU’63 as director of Sports Information.

Crosby has served as assistant SID for the past four years. During that time he established the electronic communications program for Norwich athletics and provided the energy and leadership for CadetsVision - live video streaming of 50 key Norwich events.

“I am thrilled that Charlie has accepted this position, and I am confident that his love of Norwich and commitment to athletics will further the expansion of an integrated sports information program,” McGrath said.

Crosby will be joined by several new members to the Norwich team.

Kelley Ruch has been named assistant director of Sports Information.

Ruch is a 2009 graduate of St. Michaels College. She majored in journalism and mass communication and was a standout varsity athlete and team captain. After graduation Ruch remained at her alma mater as a Sports Information intern.

Derek Dunning, a journalism major from SUNY Oswego, will also be joining the department as an assistant director.

Dunning has extensive experience in sports reporting and media relations. He is currently a sports reporter for a local newspaper and a writer for U.S. College Hockey.

Rounding out the team is Matthew Albury, a 2010 Norwich communications graduate.

Albury worked in the Sports Information department for four years as an undergraduate and will be serving as a Sports Information intern.

McGrath also announced that Mike Yesalonia NU’82, director of Athletic Recruiting and New Market Development, will provide the senior management to the department.

“Athletics is a key component to our recruitment strategies and the advancement of our brand, so the integration of Sports Information into our broader enrollment plan will create a positive synergistic plan,” McGrath said.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sullivan Museum presents archival AP photos of WWII

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Sullivan Museum presents archival AP photos of WWII

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is proud to present photos from “Memories of World War II, Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press,” open now through October 15.

The traveling exhibit is comprised of 126 photos. The Sullivan Museum will display approximately 40 of the photos from the collection that relate to theaters in which Norwich University alumni served including war scenes of Sicily; bombers over Tunisia; Pearl Harbor; the Doolittle Raid; Iwo Jima; McArthur’s Return to the Philippines; Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

The photo display is located in the museum Rotunda.

“As far as we know, all of the pictures were transmitted at some time on AP wires, but some probably have not been touched since the war,” said Charles Zoeller, curator of the exhibit and an accompanying book, and chief of AP’s vast photo library.

Founded in 1848, the AP is the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, serving some 15,000 media outlets in more than 120 countries.

“Memories of World War II” opened May 24, 2004 to the public at Washington’s Union Station, a week before the National World War II Memorial was ceremonially christened on the Mall.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is free and open to the public Monday – Friday 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and beginning in September on Saturdays. For more information contact Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at 485-2448 or msolvay@norwich.edu.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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July 15, 2010

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Norwich’s South Hall earns top environmental rating

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University officials announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for its South Hall dormitory.

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance energy efficient buildings.

Chief Administrative Officer David Magida noted that Norwich has implemented many sound environmental practices over the years. The university has an aggressive energy conservation program, composts all yard and food waste and recycles a high percentage of all other waste.

Indeed, this week Norwich received a certificate of composting excellence from the Central Vermont Solid Waste District recognizing that in two-and-a-half years Norwich has composted 403.7 tons of food waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 242,220 gallons of gasoline.

“South Hall takes these efforts to a new level,” Magida said. “South Hall is the new benchmark for all new construction and renovation projects. It is important for all organizations to have this type of commitment but even more so for an educational institution.”

South Hall achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, this LEED certified building will save money for the university, its students and their families; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for students, employees and the larger community.

“South Hall’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the
industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and South Hall serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”

LEED certification of South Hall, the largest building on campus to date, was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

• One hundred percent of the building’s energy use will be offset by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits.
• The building contains recycled content, locally manufactured and low VOC materials and products.
• All bedroom windows have sensors which shut off the heating system when windows have been left open.
• Efficient water use strategies throughout the building will reduce water usage by over 30 percent for a building of this size and type.

U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 155,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is
projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials
and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 32,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 9.6 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries.

By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

USGBC was co-founded by current President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, who spent 25 years as a Fortune 500 executive. Under his 15-year leadership, the organization has become the preeminent green building, membership, policy, standards, influential, education and research organization in the nation.
For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Norwich announces new dean of School of Architecture and Art

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Norwich announces new dean of School of Architecture and Art

NORTHFIELD, Vt.
–University officials announced that Aron Temkin, AIA, has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the Norwich University School of Architecture and Art beginning August 1.

Temkin is currently director and associate professor of the Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture in Fort Lauderdale. He joined the faculty of FAU in 1999 and assumed the position of director in 2005. In this capacity Temkin has been chief academic officer of the school, responsible for faculty development and assignments, curriculum oversight, budgeting and resource management.

Temkin’s degrees include a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He has taught both graduate and undergraduate level design studios as well as foundation level and advanced seminars in digital design, furniture design and graphic communication. He is particularly interested in the pedagogue of design foundation, developing coursework and research in support of beginning design students.

His professional work includes graphic design, master planning, and architecture with an emphasis on sustainable place making. Through his built work he aspires to reconnect people to the dynamic conditions of their surroundings.
He grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut and is looking forward to returning to New England.

“I am so pleased to welcome Professor Temkin to the Norwich community,” said President Richard Schneider.

Schneider also thanked Professor Art Schaller for serving as the Dean of the School of Architecture and Art for the past five years, saying: “Art’s guidance and leadership has been instrumental in the continued development of the School.”

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Norwich hosts Pulitzer-prize winning author Rick Atkinson

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Norwich hosts Pulitzer-prize winning author Rick Atkinson

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) will host Pulitzer-prize winning author Rick Atkinson on Thursday, June 24 at 2 p.m. in Dole Auditorium as part of the 2010 Todd Lecture Series.

Atkinson, a longtime journalist and author, will speak on the topic of "Bringing Back the Dead: History, Memory, and Writing about War."

This presentation occurs during SGCS’s second residency week in which students from all over the world enrolled in master’s programs in military history, diplomacy, nursing and organizational leadership will be on campus.

The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of US Army retired Major General and President Emeritus W. Russell Todd, ‘50, and his wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to Norwich University and the Northfield Community. With this series, Norwich reaches out to bring important, significant lecturers to the University. The programs will always be free and open to the greater Vermont community as well as the Norwich student body.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Norwich University Annual Summer Carillon Concert Series

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Norwich University Annual Summer Carillon Concert Series

NORTHFIELD –
Bring a picnic to Norwich University’s Upper Parade green and enjoy a free, hour-long carillon concert given by guest carillonneurs every Saturday in July at 1 p.m.

Here is the schedule:
July 3
George Matthew Jr.
Norwich and Middlebury

July 10
Hans Hielscher
Wiesbaden, Germany

July 17
Geraard & Richard de Waardt
Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 24
Marcel Siebers
Venlo and Cuijk, Netherlands

July 31
David Maker
University of Conn.

Norwich’s carillon, housed in the Adams Bell Tower, is one of only two such instruments in the state of Vermont. The carillon is the largest musical instrument in the world, and its history dates 500 years back to the Low Countries of Europe. The instrument consists of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard. The instrument is sometimes known as "the singing tower."

For more information the public can contact 802-485-2318 or email nucarillon@norwich.edu.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Norwich nursing program receives grant for nurse education

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June 10, 2010
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Norwich nursing program receives grant for nurse education

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University officials announced today that the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will receive a grant of over $23,000 to directly fund tuition for students.

This one-year grant is provided by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to help students achieve their goals through the Norwich MSN program,” said Director Anne Moore-Cox.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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June 9, 2010
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Norwich University to host 2nd annual Summer Prevention Institute “Sexual Violence Prevention: Campus Polices and Programs”

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
On Tuesday, June 15, Norwich University will host the second annual Summer Prevention Institute “Sexual Violence Prevention: Campus Policies and Programs” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The opening panel discussion, “Engaging men on campus: ideas and reflections,” begins at 9:15 a.m. in Cabot 085.

Members of the panel will speak from their different perspectives on working with men in a variety of capacities on campus from counseling to athletics and educational programming to serving male survivors. There will be time for audience discussion and additional questions

Panelists include:

• Keith Smith, men’s program coordinator and senior staff counselor at UVM
• Amy Forbes, assistant coordinator for student-athlete services and life skills coordinator at UVM
• Joe Gervais, assistant athletic director and director of student athlete services at UVM
• Bobbi Gagne, director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Team in Barre


The institute is sponsored by The Vermont Approach, a five-year multidisciplinary strategic plan for comprehensive, collaborative sexual violence prevention in Vermont.

One component of the project is to build individual, institutional and community capacity to prevent sexual violence. The institute offers a format to engage campus communities statewide to develop and enhance their prevention efforts and partnerships with community providers.

At a 9 a.m. welcome session the Sexual Assault Crisis Team (SACT) Director Bobbi Gagne will recognize Norwich’s Commandant of Cadets and Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Kelley for his support of SACT's work on building campus programming and services to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Norwich University hosts graduate school residencies

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Norwich University hosts graduate school residencies

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
The School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) is hosting its annual Residency conference this week and again the week of June 20.

The first students arrived on campus Sunday to meet students and faculty; to present final projects and engage in academic debate.

Over the course of both weeklong residencies students will travel from 48 states and 16 countries to the Northfield campus.

This week’s conference will end on Friday, June 11 with commencement exercises in which 329 students will receive master’s degrees from these master’s programs: business administration; civil engineering; public and justice administration and information assurance and business continuity management.

Former Vermont Adjutant General and Norwich trustee Martha Rainville is this week’s commencement speaker.

The second week of conferences runs from Sunday, June 20-Friday, June 25 culminating in commencement exercises that Friday in which Pulitzer-prize winning author Rick Atkinson will deliver the address to 337 graduates from masters programs in: diplomacy; military history; nursing and organizational leadership.

Commencement exercises are held on Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. in Shapiro Field House.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sullivan Museum offers Portrait Painting Program

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June 3, 2010
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Sullivan Museum offers Portrait Painting Program

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center will present a program on portrait painting on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to include dessert and discussion.

Two local artists will present their thoughts on portrait painting during this free event: Tom Clifford will discuss how he conducted research for a portrait of Jane Austen (a sitter who is deceased) and Phyllis Higgins will share how she works on a portrait of a living person.

Clifford received his art education in London, England and won a scholarship from the Heatherley Art Foundation in England for over 25 years. He now works at and teaches from his Northfield studio.

Higgins received her degree in art and art education at Skidmore College and has taught art in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. She was commissioned to paint several portraits by Norwich University and has just finished a portrait to hang in the recently constructed Wise Campus Center.

Portraits are currently featured in an exhibit which contains over 14 faces of Norwich University’s faculty, students, and administrators. Presented in a “face-to-face” style, visitors get to meet a person during a certain period of their life and also get to know something about the artist who portrayed them.

The program is free and open to the public and the SMHC is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served prior to the program in the Museum Rotunda. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum through August 2010. Call the SMHC at 802-485-2448 or 2379 for more information or directions.

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Sullivan Museum to host descendants of Buffalo Soldiers

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June 3, 2010
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Sullivan Museum to host descendants of Buffalo Soldiers

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center (SMHC) will host two “dessert and discussion” evening programs this month in which descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers will present the stories of their ancestors.

On Wednesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Michelle Graveline-Welch, the great granddaughter of a 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldier, John Ralph Lyons, will present the amazing story of the Buffalo Soldiers at Ft. Ethan Allen.

And on Wednesday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. descendants Sharon and Bee McCollum, will share stories of the Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont and what it meant to be black in Vermont during the early 20th century.

“These two programs offer the rare opportunity to learn about these remarkable Buffalo Soldiers from their descendants, their great granddaughters, who are sharing the stories of their amazing ancestors with insight and personal historical perspective,” said Director Marilyn Solvay.

These programs are presented in conjunction with SMHC’s special exhibition on the Buffalo Soldiers.

The current special exhibit presents a glimpse of the two cavalry regiments of African American enlisted men, the 9th and 10th, which were authorized by Congress in 1866.
The Buffalo Soldiers, named by the Native Americans for their well-honed fighting skills, were called upon for some of the most dangerous duties including escorting stage coaches and wagon trains, assisting railroad crews, installing military posts, roads or telegraph lines, and surveying large areas of unexplored land. They took part in the Indian Campaign, the Spanish American War and received over 12 Congressional Medals of Honor.

Norwich University’s alumnus, Colonel Edward Hatch (NU’1850) who had a brilliant Civil War record, was recommended by General Grant to command the new 9th Regiment. John “Duke” Nazzaro (NU’1941) was the last Commanding Officer of the United States Military Cavalry Detachment (10th) at West Point and he said: “Serving as the last commanding officer of the Cavalry Detachment at West Point, without question, was my most memorable and rewarding assignment in the Army.”

The program is free and open to the public and the SMHC is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served prior to the program in the Museum Rotunda. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum through August 2010. Call the SMHC at 802-485-2448 or 2379 for more information or directions.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Norwich graduate school adopts new name to reflect new programs

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June 1, 2010
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Norwich graduate school adopts new name to reflect new programs

NORTHFIELD, Vt.
– Norwich University officials announced today that the School of Graduate Studies will now be known as the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS).

In addition to several recently added graduate program offerings, SGCS now offers programs outside of the graduate model.

The name change reflects the addition of an undergraduate degree completion program for the U.S. Army Special Forces, the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis (BSSSDA), and a certificate in teaching and learning.

“We are excited about the growth and evolution of our online programs to serve the needs of the community, and this name change reflects that growth,” said Dean William Clements.

In addition to the new programs, SGCS offers graduate programs in diplomacy, military history, business administration, engineering, public administration, business continuity, information assurance, nursing and organizational leadership.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/

Monday, May 24, 2010

Norwich announces new vice president of academic affairs

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May 24, 2010
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Norwich announces new vice president of academic affairs

NORTHFIELD, Vt.
– Norwich University officials announced today that beginning July 1 Guiyou Huang, Ph.D., will serve as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Huang is currently dean of Biscayne College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and professor of English at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. He has served in numerous administrative roles at various institutions, including dean of undergraduate studies and programs at St. Thomas University; Honors College director at Grand Valley State University, Michigan; and director of University Honors Program and chair of the English department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

“It is with great pleasure that I make this announcement,” said President Richard Schneider. “I look forward to welcoming Dr. Huang and his family into the Norwich community.”

Huang grew up in eastern China before pursuing a graduate education in Beijing. Huang’s degrees include a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University, a Graduate Studies Completion Diploma in English from Peking University, and a B.A. in English from Qufu Teachers University, China.


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

New dean of the Crawford School of Engineering named

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May 6, 2010
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New dean of the Crawford School of Engineering named

NORTHFIELD, Vt.
– University officials announced today that Saeed Moaveni, Ph.D., P.E. has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University beginning in August.

Moaveni has served on the Minnesota State University faculty since 1990 in roles of assistant professor, associate professor, professor, graduate coordinator as well as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering.

He earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Engineering Systems from the University of Louisiana, and a B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisiana.

Moaveni was the recipient of the 1994 American Society for Engineering Education/Dow Chemical (ASEE/DOW) Outstanding Young Faculty Award. He has written two engineering textbooks and is currently working on two additional books, scheduled to be released for publication in 2010 and 2011.



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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Norwich announces speakers for graduate school commencement ceremonies

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May 4, 2010
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Norwich announces speakers for graduate school commencement ceremonies

NORTHFIELD, Vt.
– Norwich University School of Graduate Studies officials announced the speakers for this year’s graduate school commencement ceremonies, to be held on Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 25.

Major General Martha Rainville will speak at commencement ceremonies on June 11. Rainville was the first woman to serve as Vermont’s adjutant general, overseeing the Vermont National Guard, and is a Norwich University trustee.

On June 25 Rick Atkinson will be the commencement speaker. Atkinson is the author of An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943.

Commencement ceremonies conclude a weeklong residency on the Norwich campus. Students will be graduating from 10 graduate programs, which are delivered online.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS) builds upon the institution’s 191 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. SGS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. http://graduate.norwich.edu/

Friday, April 16, 2010

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

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Norwich University Museum opens Buffalo Soldier exhibit

NORTHFIELD, Vt. –
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center will open a new exhibit, The Buffalo Soldiers, on Thursday, April 22 at noon with National President of the 9th and 10th Calvary Association Trooper Derek Davis.

The exhibit features photographs and personal belongings from the descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers, who were last stationed at Ft. Ethan Allen over a hundred years ago.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Norwich connection to the Buffalo Soldiers:

Norwich University is proud to have played a role in the distinguished history of the 9th and 10th regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Two Norwich graduates, Edward Hatch (NU 1850) and John Nazzaro (NU 1941), had the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of soldiers who the Native Americans named “Buffalo Soldiers” due to their toughness and fighting capabilities on the battlefield.

A brief history of the Buffalo Soldiers:


On July 28, 1866, Congress authorized the establishment of two cavalry regiments and four infantry regiments of African American enlisted men.

By 1869, the two cavalry regiments were designated the 9th and 10th Cavalry. Colonel Edward Hatch (NU 1850), a student at Norwich for three years with a brilliant Civil War record, was recommended by General Grant to command the new 9th Regiment. He would hold this post for the next 23 years leading his men in defending people and property in the Great Plains, along the wilderness of the Dakotas, in the wilds of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas; and in the mountain ranges and deserts of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

The Buffalo Soldiers were called upon to escort stage coaches, wagon trains, and railroad crews. They also built, restored, or installed military posts, roads, telegraph lines, and water holes along with surveying large areas of unexplored land. Between the years 1867-1891 they also took part in the Indian Campaign and earned 12 Congressional Medals of Honor.


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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Former Vt. governor and ambassador to Switzerland, Madeleine Kunin, to speak at Norwich

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

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Former Vt. governor and ambassador to Switzerland, Madeleine Kunin, to speak at Norwich

NORTHFIELD
– Former Vermont governor and ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine Kunin will give a talk at Norwich University’s Dole Auditorium on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

The topic of her presentation is: “Getting involved in politics: Can you make a difference?”

This event is free and open to the public, will last approximately an hour and will be followed by a question and answer segment.

Kunin’s visit to campus is sponsored by the Norwich chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Earlier in the day 15 students will be inducted into the society during a ceremony in which Kunin will be the honorary inductee.

“I always tell my students: ‘This is your country; know what’s going on; get involved,’” said Political Science Professor Cynthia Newton. Newton is responsible for bringing Pi Sigma Alpha to Norwich last year in which six students became members.

Newton said Kunin’s talk supports a larger departmental mission to get students out of the classroom and experiencing policy-making first hand.

“Ms. Kunin reconfirms through all her years of experience and the many positions she’s held that you truly can get involved and make a difference,” Newton said.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Friday, April 9, 2010

For Immediate Release
April 9, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

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Norwich AmeriCorps team to receive Governor’s award for community service

NORTHFIELD –
The Norwich University AmeriCorps team will receive a Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Community Service this Saturday, April 10 at a 2 p.m. ceremony to be held at the National Life Building in Montpelier.

Norwich has the largest campus AmeriCorps team in the state, consisting of 18 members, and will be recognized in the national service category.

Laura Rooney, AmeriCorps Programs Coordinator for the state of Vermont nominated the Norwich team for the award.

“The Norwich program is a good demonstration of the strength of what these part-time programs can do,” she said. “They certainly deserve it.”

“It is especially meaningful to us that Laura was our team’s nominator, because it is Laura who oversees the entire AmeriCorps SERVE program statewide amongst all VCC member institutions,” said Nicole DiDomenico, director for NU’s Center for Civic Engagement. “The fact that she chose our team to nominate was an honor in and of itself.”

NU AmeriCorps by the numbers:

• AmeriCorps began on the NU campus in 2002 with one member
• AmeriCorps SERVE members commit to a minimum of 300 hours of service per year with some donating up to 450 hours
• Service projects include: organizing the campus Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society; running afterschool programs and other youth mentoring programs; organizing volunteer projects around food insecurity and organizing Habitat for Humanity building projects.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Norwich to hold 50th annual Vt. State Science and Math Fair

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

ADVISORY

Norwich to hold 50th annual Vt. State Science and Math Fair


Who: Vermont 5th-12th graders, winners of local competitions

What: 250 math, science, engineering and technology projects (out of 2,000 submitted) to compete for state and national prizes and awards totaling $10,000 in cash and travel prizes, $900,000 in scholarships to Vermont colleges and an opportunity to represent Vermont at the Annual International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif. in May

Where: Norwich University, Bartoletto Hall; awards ceremony in Dole Auditorium

When: Saturday, April 17, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Why: "Our mission is to inspire and reward Vermont middle and high school students for high quality inquiry by providing free access to competitions for independent student research and services to Vermont teachers to improve inquiry education."

How: Approximately 150 judges, including scientists, secondary education faculty, dentists, physicians, nurses, military personnel and retirees, and other science related professionals from across Vermont will judge projects, with each submission reviewed separately by three different judges

Website: http://bit.ly/8ZH7Sn

Contact: Carlos Pinkham at 485-2319 or pinkhamc@norwich.edu


This event is free and open to the public.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Communications students to screen The War at Home for veterans and their families


                                               

For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: Daphne Larkin
March 16, 2010                                                                                          802-485-2886
                                                                                                                        dlarkin@norwich.edu



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Communications students to screen The War at Home for veterans and their families

“The viewer is witness to a confidential conversation between combat vets. This is a discussion that you wouldn't be privy to otherwise”

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (March 16, 2010) – Norwich University communications students have completed a documentary film, The War at Home, and will be screening it for veterans interviewed for the film and their families on March 28.

The screening  will also be attended by veterans featured in Vermont Fallen, the previous Norwich documentary about Vermonters killed in Iraq.

The film will be presented on Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. in Dole Auditorium and will be followed by a reception. Students and news media are invited.

For The War at Home, students interviewed veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and explored issues soldiers face upon returning to civilian life.

The project was inspired by the families involved in Vermont Fallen who were worried about the soldiers who survived and came home bearing the burden of witnessing the effects of IEDs, said communications Professor Bill Estill.

Bonds among people involved in the two projects, student producers and student veterans grew strong during the course of the work.

“The core group of student producers was and is on track for commissioning and they are friends with the student veterans in the story, so there was an enormous bond between those in front of and behind the cameras,” Estill said. “The viewer is witness to a confidential conversation between combat vets. This is a discussion that you wouldn't be privy to otherwise.”

Students made the film to help veterans process their experiences, to give insight to those preparing to deploy and their families and to inform the general public of the effects of serving in war.

The War at Home by the numbers:

·         The project began with a summer research grant in 2008.
·         Twenty-four veterans were interviewed.
·         Producers collected 70 hours of tape.
·         More than 50 students worked on the film.
·         The film runs just over an hour.

The film was shot in High Definition 1080i widescreen 16x9 aspect ratio.

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu