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Norwich University computer security program supports cybersecurity at Super Bowl 50
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University computer security and information assurance (CSIA) program, with students operating both onsite in California and on campus, will support Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law enforcement agency at Super Bowl 50, and the law enforcement and homeland security functions leading up to and during this international sporting event.​ Click here for the full article.
Nisid Hajari Wins 2016 Colby Award for Best Military Book
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Nisid Hajari has won the 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book, “Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition.” Now in its 17th year, the Colby prize is awarded annually by Norwich University to a first-time author in recognition of a work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations or international affairs.

Hajari oversees Asia coverage for Bloomberg View, the editorial page of Bloomberg News. He writes editorials on Asian politics and economics and edits Bloomberg's opinion columns and commentary from the region. “Midnight’s Furies,” his first book, has been named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR, Quartz, the Daily Beast, the Seattle Times, and Amazon. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host its fourth annual Students Abroad for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) study abroad conference on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Milano Ballroom. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The conference is an informative and inspiring gathering for college students who have recently studied abroad and are looking to leverage that experience, as well as students who plan to study overseas in the future. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has established its Peace and War Center to catalyze research, academics, internships, conferences and study or travel abroad to advance understanding of the many facets of the topic.

The goals of the center are to advance interdisciplinary knowledge for students, scholars, and practitioners on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels. Its primary mission is to advance scholarship and deliberation on war, broadly defined, and its mitigation. For the full article, please click here.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. –Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in conjunction with the National World War II Museum is leading a tour of Normandy, the site of the U.S.’s most famous WWII battle, May 15-21, 2016. 

“D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France,” offers a full week of touring in Normandy. This five day tour will provide exclusive access to sites unseen with other programs, along with superior accommodations in prime locations. Click here for more information.
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum & History Center presents new exhibit on cavalry
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “Saddle Up! Norwich Cavalry: Training, Touring and Tactics on Horseback,” with an opening reception to be held on Friday, Jan. 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center is free and open to the public. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is now welcoming students into the new online Master of Arts in International Relations program. The first cohort is set to begin classes in March 2016.

The international relations program adds to Norwich’s global footprint – bringing together students from a variety of backgrounds and industries to blend real-world practice into the curriculum. This collaboration will help better equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the economic, cultural and political issues impacting today’s world and become effective global leaders. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University officials announced that beginning Fall 2016 the university will offer a new major of academic study, a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

A field that is interdisciplinary in nature, the Neuroscience program will expose students to a rapidly growing field at the intersection of Biology and Psychology, while also providing students a firm background in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Neuroscience graduates will draw knowledge from a variety of specialties, effectively mastering the human nervous system from cellular, molecular, biochemical, cognitive and behavioral perspectives. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – For the fifth year, Norwich has been named one of the most military-friendly schools in the U.S.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Click here for the full article.
New York Times best-selling author Alex Kershaw to write Norwich University history book
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw will document the legacy of Norwich University and its alumni in an authoritative history to commemorate the university’s bicentennial in 2019.

A graduate of Oxford University, Kershaw is the author of nine books, including the New York Times best-sellers “The Bedford Boys,” “The Longest Winter” and “Avenue of Spies,” and biographies of Jack London, Raoul Wallenberg and Robert Capa. Please click here for the full article.
Nashua, NH -  Local developer and former state Sen. John Stabile, NU '69 was honored on Wednesday as the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.

Stabile received the award during the chamber’s 87th Annual Gala at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. Click here to read more.
Norwich cadets to march 50 miles for veterans’ fundraiser
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Fifty Norwich University cadets will march 50 miles to raise funds for the Veterans’ Place, Inc., a Northfield transition home and support center for homeless veterans.

The three-day march will take cadets from the Norwich, Vt., site of the original Norwich University campus, to its current home of Northfield through scenic Vermont villages and over many ridges.

En route cadets will honor university founder Captain Alden Partridge, an early proponent of experiential learning, and discuss engineering, public policy, history and other topics with faculty leaders. Click here to read more.
It is with deep regret that I inform you that Pierson “Pier” G. Mapes, member of the Magnificent Class of 1959, passed away on October 15, 2015. He graduated from Norwich University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his time at Norwich he was a member of the Honor Committee, Maroon and Gold Key, Pegasus Players, Outing Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and War Whoop and Guidon yearbook staff. Pier was an avid supporter of Norwich University and was a member of the Norwich University Partridge Society and a Trustee Emeritus. He earned the Distinguished Alumni Award and received an Honorary Doctorate from Norwich in 1990.

A full obituary and the online guestbook can be viewed at

A short memorial service will be held on campus in honor of Pier Mapes ’59 on Friday, October 23, 2015. All are invited and are welcome to attend. General Gordon Sullivan will offer reflections on his classmate and fellow trustee at 4:45 p.m. next to the “Class of ’59 Bridge,” followed by taps. This is a solemn ceremony honoring a distinguished alumnus. To prevent possible interruptions, I ask that any Norwich community member traveling around the south end of campus be silent during the service and not use the bridge from 4:45-5:15 p.m.

The Norwich community's thoughts are with Pier's family, friends, and classmates.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues its 2015-16 Lecture Series with a presentation by renowned French architect Jose Oubrerie on Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

An author and professor emeritus at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Oubrerie was the last protégé of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, a.k.a. Le Corbusier—one of the pioneers of modern architecture and design. Please click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University presents Pulitzer Prize winning Latino documentary photographer and author of “Shine Boy,” José Galvez, in two separate presentations as well as an exhibit of his photography, which runs Oct. 11-25. Click here to see the full story.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has raised $70 million in year two of its five-year, $100 million “Forging the Future” capital campaign. University President Richard W. Schneider made the announcement on Saturday to 720 alumni, donors, trustees, faculty and staff at a luncheon held in Kreitzberg Arena. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s 2015-16 Writers Series will bring acclaimed memoirist Jessica Hendry Nelson and short story writer Gary Lee Miller to campus for a double bill reading on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Kreitzberg Library’s Multipurpose Room.

Nelson and Miller were both finalists for the inaugural Vermont Book Award. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for the full article.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host Dr. Juefei Wang, Professor of Education Emeritus of the University of Vermont (UVM) and program director of the Freeman Foundation during the 9th annual China Town Hall event to be held on Monday, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Please click here for a link to the full article.
Norwich University names new digital forensics professor and director of computing center
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has named Huw Read, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, beginning fall 2015.

Read began his academic career as a research assistant in 2004 working on improving tools for digital forensics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales), Read went on to become a lecturer, later a senior lecturer and course leader specializing in computer forensics at the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom. Please click here for the full article.
Smithsonian Under Secretary and author Richard Kurin to speak at Norwich University
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host distinguished cultural anthropologist and author Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture for a presentation and book signing on Friday, October 2, at 1:00 p.m. in Dole Auditorium.

The presentation will be live-streamed here. For the full article, please click here.
Norwich adds two programs to online bachelor’s degree completion offerings
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Working adults looking to finish their undergraduate college degree now have two new programs to choose from through Norwich University’s online programs.

CGCS now offers five online bachelor’s degree completion programs: criminal justice, cyber security, interdisciplinary studies, management studies, and strategic studies and defense analysis. The programs are tailored to serve working adults looking to advance or transition their career. Click here for the full article.
Patriots Name Boston Police Officer John Moynihan Honorary Captain
BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots have named Boston Police Officer John Moynihan as the team’s honorary captain for Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Officer Moynihan was shot in the face at point-blank range in March by a convicted felon during a traffic stop in Roxbury. Click here for the full article.
Norwich to host Marine Corps 10K endurance race fundraiser
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Semper Fidelis Society student group is hosting the 2015 Walter N. Levy Challenge, a 10k endurance race and fundraiser to be held on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The race is open to the public, and participants (age 18+) can register in a four-person team or individually at

The race features a mentally and physically challenging course with impediments such as a Marine Corps obstacle course, a hill climb, a mud crawl, a simulated ammo resupply mission, a pull-up challenge and a weighted run. Click here for the full article.
Norwich University Applied Research Institutes publishes Summer 2015 edition of peer-reviewed journal
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University Applied Research Institutes’ (NUARI) Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (ISCL) has released its latest issue of the “Journal of Culture, Language and International Security.”

Entitled “Clash of Cultures,” the Summer 2015 issue (PDF) is the third issue of the online journal. In it, editors and writers challenge the theory advanced by the late conservative political scientist Samuel Huntington that people’s religious and cultural identities will be the primary source of global conflict in the wake of the Cold War. Instead, a diversity of contributors suggest that cultures may be the currency of international and transnational struggles and partnerships. Click here for the full article.
Norwich University School of Architecture + Art receives $10k grant to fund free lecture series
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University School of Architecture + Art will receive $10,000 from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation to fund the upcoming 2015-2016 lecture series.

For more than 10 years the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich University to support the School of Architecture + Art’s Lecture Series. Through these lectures—which are free to students and the local community—the School of Architecture + Art brings well-known architects, designers, artists and writers to campus from around the country. Click here for the full article.
Duncan F. Forbes
WORCESTER - Duncan Francis Forbes, 80, died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.

Duncan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Earlene (Dailey) Forbes; his two sons, Michael, married to Lisa Marie (Pierce) Forbes, and Steven, married to Michelle (Companion) Forbes, and four grandchildren, Cote, Trevor, Taylor and Jennifer Forbes. - See more at:
WORCESTER - Duncan Francis Forbes, 80, died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home following a brief illness. Forbes worked at Norwich University as head of Security.

Duncan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Earlene (Dailey) Forbes; his two sons, Michael, married to Lisa Marie (Pierce) Forbes, and Steven, married to Michelle (Companion) Forbes, and four grandchildren, Cote, Trevor, Taylor and Jennifer Forbes. Click here for the full obituary.
Norwich University Celebrates $6.8M Kreitzberg Library Renovation
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University representatives gathered with building contractors and partners to celebrate the official opening of the campus’s newly renovated Kreitzberg Library today. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting event was held to mark the occasion. Click here for the full article.
Norwich University to host Madeleine Albright for November Todd Lecture Series event
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University continues its Todd Lecture Series with “An Evening with Madeleine Albright,’’ a presentation by the former United States Secretary of State on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Click here to read the full article.
Norwich University begins classes, welcomes Class of 2019
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University begins the 2015-2016 academic year today with approximately 631 students comprising the Class of 2019.

Known as the “Bicentennial Class” since their projected graduation year falls on the university’s 200th anniversary, this class joins campus for a total of 2,246 students in on-campus programs this year.

Click here to read statistics about the incoming class!
Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum & History Center presents, “Women of Norwich: Trailblazers and Torchbearers”
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents its latest exhibit “Women of Norwich: Trailblazers and Torchbearers,” with an opening reception to be held on Friday, Sept. 4, from 3-5 p.m. Click here for the full article.
Peter A. McKenna '15
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of Army Special Forces First Sergeant Peter A. McKenna ’15 who died of injuries sustained during an attack on a coalition facility in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 7, 2015. On behalf of the Norwich community, I send my deepest condolences along with prayers for peace to Peter’s family and loved ones during this sad time. Please click here to read the full obituary.

Norwich University welcomes high school students to GenCyber cybersecurity camp
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Today, Norwich University kicks-off a week-long pre-college cybersecurity program for 20 high school students called GenCyber@NU. Funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, participants will learn, explore, experiment and apply basic concepts of programming, forensics and cryptography, through a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities with peers and faculty mentors in a university setting. Click here to see the full article.
Norwich University presents chief information officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in June Todd Lecture

NORTHFIELD, Vt. Norwich University continues its 2015 Todd Lecture Series with “Leadership in the Digital Age” a presentation by Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman, Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber and the Chief Information Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday June 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Plumley Armory. Click here to read more.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is honored to announce that General Alfred M. Gray, USMC (Ret.) will deliver its 2015 commencement address at a ceremony for nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two bachelor’s degree completion programs on Friday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in Shapiro Field House. Click here for the full article.
Norwich University bell concerts kick off July 4
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Bring a picnic and a lawn chair to the Upper Parade Ground on the beautiful campus of Norwich University and enjoy free outdoor concerts performed on the Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon. Click here for the full schedule.
Norwich University celebrated Commencement and Commissioning this weekend
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University celebrated commencement and commissioning with ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, in Shapiro Field House.

At a 2 p. m. ceremony on Saturday, former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole delivered the 2015 commencement address to over 400 seniors graduating from 31 majors. The Class of 2015 is comprised of 264 students in the Corps of Cadets and 168 civilian students. Click here for more.
Norwich University Commencement: Marine General to Speak at ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. Brigadier General Raymond R. Descheneaux ’87, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation (Mobilization), returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

Descheneaux will speak about the value of Norwich leadership in its unique setting, which embraces all four ROTC branches plus civilian students. Click here to read more.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – A team of Norwich University students was recognized by the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at this year’s Earth Day ceremony in Boston with a 2015 Environmental Merit Award.

The four alumni and two professors present to receive the award helped design and build Norwich’s Delta T-90, the 2013 solar house that won the affordability category at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. Click here to read more.
Forging the Future video now available
President Schneider, members of the Board of Trustees and staff recently completed a six-month, 25-city road trip to launch Forging the Future, the bicentennial campaign and commemoration. Over 4,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of Norwich attended these events. A special part of the program was the screening of the Forging the Future video. If you did not see the presentation at one of this year’s events (or if you did and want to view it again) the video is now available on the Bicentennial website to view and share.
Norwich Writers Series to host screening of “Kill Your Darlings” with presentation and Q&A with the screenwriter
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Writers Series continues with a showing of the film, “Kill Your Darlings,” on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in Cabot 85. Before the movie begins, the film’s original screenwriter Austin Bunn will talk about his work, and he will also answer questions after the showing.
A versatile writer of plays, screenplays, nonfiction and an upcoming short story collection, Austin Bunn grew up in New Jersey and teaches at Cornell University. Click here to read more.

In recent years, the United States has experienced significant reductions in military manpower, resulting in a corresponding loss of ROTC scholarship funding at Norwich. In an effort to ensure that Norwich will continue to meet the evolving needs of the Republic, President Schneider has formed a new advisory group comprising alumni who are currently serving as active duty or reserve component general officer (GO), flag officer (FO), and senior executive service (SES) personnel. The group will meet via conference call several times a year to discuss potential opportunities for placing deserving students within either the commissioned officer corps or the civilian components of the government. Click here to read more.

Norwich University honors National Life Group as an “Employer of Distinction”

Northfield, Vt. - The Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) in conjunction with the Career Services Center honored National Life Group as a Norwich “Employer of Distinction” at an event at the National Life Group’s Montpelier campus on Thursday, Dec. 18. Click here to read more.

A Veteran’s Day Message from President Richard Schneider

We set aside Veterans Day each year to honor the men and women who have fought to keep our country strong and free. It is an equally important day for non-veterans because it is an opportunity to learn about the sacrifices made on their behalf by those who have served.

In this video message, President Richard W. Schneider invites the Norwich family to reflect on those whose “service to nation and others” has earned our lasting gratitude. Click here to watch the video message

Norwich University Alumni Association Presents the Legacy of Learning Series                   A Professional Development and Networking Opportunity


Please join us for the third Legacy of Learning Event, hosted by NU Alumni Association. This will be a panel discussion on increasing cooperation between architects, engineers and construction management, followed by a networking social.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014.
TIME: Registration 5:00PM, Panel Discussion 5:30 – 7:00PM, Reception 7:00-8:00PM
WHERE: The newly constructed Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. The building itself will also be a topic for discussion during the presentations. It is LEED Gold certified and was designed with an emphasis on survivability.
COST: $20, Free for current students.

Speaker: Charles Pappalardo ’87; followed by a panel discussion
Career fields targeted: Architects, Engineers, and Construction

Click here for more information.

Save the Date to Ski and Ride with Norwich
Join us to ski and ride! New locations! More mountains to explore.
Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT
Wachusett Mt., Princeton, MA
Park City, Park City, UT
Ragged MT. Resort, Danbury, NH

Click here to learn more.
Dog River Run 2014
Catch a glimpse of Sunday's Dog River Run!
The Dog River Run, an integral part of the Rook experience, is the culminating event of Rook Week. Click here to see photos.
A Memorial Day Message from President Schneider
Greetings from the Hill,

Norwich University, with its long history of service to country, is ever mindful of the sacrifices made by the men and women who protect and defend our nation in times of war and their loved ones that hold their families together while they are away from home.

On Monday, May 26, people all across the United States will come together to remember those who have given their lives in the cause of Liberty and to defend our Constitution. It is a time for gratitude and solemn remembrance, but also a time to reflect upon the ways in which we can all live the Norwich guiding value of “service to nation and others before self.” Click here to read full message.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has received a $122,232 supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a “Scholarship for Service” program, in which student-recipients majoring in computer security and information assurance commit to work for the federal government following graduation.

A five-year, $974,836 grant was awarded by the NSF two years ago, portions of which are disbursed annually. The current $122,232 grant supplements this original grant, and will support the education of one student for two years. Click here to read more.

Sullivan Museum Seeks Volunteers for Oral History Project
The Sullivan Museum & History Center invites alumni, faculty and staff to offer themselves or someone they know to be in the Norwich Voices Oral History Project. We are collecting the unwritten stories about their time at Norwich and professional lives afterward. Interviews take place either in the museum’s studio or at the subject’s desired location. Subjects retain rights to their stories, which are shared with Norwich, and have a chance to edit their transcribed histories before they become research documents. For further information, contact
Norwich University to celebrate Commencement and Commissioning this weekend
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will celebrate commencement and commissioning with ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, in Shapiro Field House. Both events are free and open to the public.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, former National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander will address roughly 500 students matriculating from 33 undergraduate programs and one master’s program. This is the largest graduating class since President Richard Schneider became Norwich’s 23rd president in July 1992.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, during a joint services commissioning ceremony, graduating future officers will hear remarks from one of their own. Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield ’81, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, returns to The Hill as this year’s speaker, and will address 126 students commissioning into four branches of the military. The new officers will receive their second lieutenant or ensign bars, and their first salutes.

Here are commission numbers:

Army: 81
Air Force: 18
Navy: 17
Marine: 10 

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, will be the keynote speaker at the CGCS Residency Conference
Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, will be the keynote speaker at the College of Graduate & Continuing Studies Residency Conference. Dr. Rice will be speaking as part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series which invites distinguished guests to campus to engage our academic community in diverse dialogue. This event will take place on Thursday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Shapiro Field House. The event is free and open to the public however tickets are required. Click below to register.
Frozen Fenway 2014
Norwich shuts out Babson 1-0 for 2nd win in last three years at Fenway Park! Shane Gorman scores lone goal and Chris Czarnota picks up the shutout in 1st start of season.
NU Alumni Association Awards are presented at homecoming to alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to Norwich, their community and profession.  There are several categories of awards. While all nominations are welcome, alumni graduating in years ending in 4 or 9 will be given first considerationThe deadline for nominations is April 2014.  Visit for information and the nomination form. 
Every five years we partner with Harris Connect to assemble the Norwich University Alumni Directory. Beginning this month all alumni will be contacted to update their information by phone or online for the 2014 edition. You can also reserve a copy of the directory for July delivery. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with Norwich friends and classmates. Watch for the Harris Connect post card and email soon!
President Schneider's Holiday Message
Happy Holidays from President Schneider and all of us on the Hill. Please click here to watch the President's Holiday message.
A message from the President Honoring our Veterans
Thank you to our veterans and service members for your commitment and service to our country! Watch the video for a special Veterans Day message from President Schneider.
Delta T90 Scores 12th Place!
The Delta T90 built a modular home for the 2013 Solar Decathlon, trucked it across the US to California, competed with teams from around the world and came in 12th!

They were awarded the team that best exemplifies the spirit and qualities of the founder of the Solar Decathlon, Bryon Stafford. Great job! Click here to read more.
Parent and Family Weekend 2013
October 18-20 Norwich University celebrated Parent and Family weekend the campus was abuzz with families excited to see their students most for the first time since dropping them off in August. To view photos of the weekend on click here, photos can also be downloaded here use password nupfa. To view the Corps of Cadets march on, Norwich vs. Maritime football game and legacy pinning at half time on click here. Don’t forget to save the date for next year’s Parent and Family Weekend October 10-12, 2014 for a list of other important dates click here. We want to hear from you! Please click here to take a quick survey on Parent and Family weekend. Interested on getting more involved click here or email us at

Thanks for a great weekend.
Norwich Forever!

From President Schneider:
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of 2LT Sean Putnam, US Army, NU ’12, which occurred on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Sean was killed in a multi-vehicle accident at approximately 8:30 p.m. He had pulled over to help a woman whose car had broken down when he was struck by another vehicle. Click here to read more.

What's the story behind the
Norwich University is designed for marching, set snugly in a valley in the village of Northfield with an elaborate network of walkways and cascading steps. And with roughly 2300 undergraduates — the majority in the Corps of Cadets — the pavement takes a healthy pounding.

But there is one spot on campus where no regulation footwear is ever supposed to tread. At the Kreitzberg Library entrance, the pavement is inlaid with a diamond-shaped arrangement of red-clay bricks. In its center, a concrete square reads “NU.” While civilians — and even some faculty — often pass directly over the bricks, uniform-clad students step around them. Click here to read the article.
USAA - Bottom Line: Helping Veterans make the Big Transition
Between 2011 and 2016, some 1 million service members will separate from the military and make the transition to civilian life.
 1. Not only is finding the right job harder than many expect, but the financial variables of civilian life can also be daunting. USAA is responding by offering advice and tools specifically designed to ease the journey to civilian life, as well as joining with other companies to hire more veterans and military spouses. Click here to read more.
The Norwich Family Grows
The Norwich family grew significantly last week with the addition of 680 new members. 466 students completed Rook Orientation Week on Sunday with the Dog River Run and Oath Ceremony. While the 114 Freshmen took place in an epic water balloon fight.  With upperclassmen, there will be 2,200 students enrolled this fall!
Men’s Hockey: Kyle Thomas '13 signs with ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – After graduating this past May, former Norwich University men’s ice hockey standout Kyle Thomas ’13 (Waltham, Mass.) has signed a professional contract with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).

The Stingrays are an affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Providence Bruins. Click here to read more.

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Dr. Peg Meyer. Peg suffered a brain aneurysm and died peacefully surrounded by her family last Friday.

Peg joined Norwich in June 2008, serving as the director of the Academic Achievement Center. Among her many accomplishments, Peg was instrumental in introducing the Corporal Academic Mentoring (CAM) program and she played a main role in the resiliency efforts and bringing Transcendental Meditation to Norwich University. Click here to read more.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Officials at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) announced the renewal of a grant that will support students in the online Master of Science in Nursing program. Click here to read more.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University, in conjunction with Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), has established the Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (ISCL). Click here to read more.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich University is pleased to announce two new hires. Olufemi Oni has been named admissions counselor for the online bachelor’s degree completion and certificate programs, and Audrey Seaman is joining the Marketing Department as marketing coordinator. Click here to read more.
Norwich University is one of 20 schools worldwide chosen to compete in the US Department of Energy's international competition, the Solar Decathlon. You are cordially invited to the "So Long Solar House" Send-Off Celebration on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 3-6pm on Disney Field. This is the last chance to tour the house before it makes the cross-country trek to Irvine, Calif. for the competition October 3-13. Click here to register via Facebook or click here to send an email response. Can't join us on the 26th? You can still celebrate the Delta T-90 project click here learn more, like them on Facebook.
NORTHFIELD, VT – Norwich University’s College of Professional Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Cara Armstrong as interim director of the School of Architecture and Art, beginning July 1, 2013. Click here to read more.

NORTHFIELD, VT – Norwich University’s College of Professional Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sharon I. Richie-Melvan as the new director of the School of Nursing beginning July 1, 2013. Click here to read more.
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Commencement and Commissioning Ceremonies
On May 11, 2013, 410 students receive their diplomas in Shapiro Field House.  Click here for the story. The following day 126 cadets were commissioned to officer status with the US Armed Forces.  For photos of the commencement and commissioning ceremonies, plus several other spring events, click here for the Norwich Photography page.
Communications students are working on a new project about the seven "Vermont Fallen" soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since the students completed "Vermont Fallen" in 2008.The 14 minute "Introduction to Vermont Fallen 2013" will air on WCAX-TV on Monday, May 27 at noon in honor of Memorial Day.

The half hour broadcast will also include a 13 minute segment from "The War at Home" which studies the experiences of Norwich student veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The War at Home" won the national first place award for "In-Depth Reporting" from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2010.  Click here to watch the introduction video.
In the wake of last week’s announcement that we have stood down the Rescue Team component of Mountain & Cold Weather Company, there have been a number of conversations between Army ROTC and the MCW Affinity Group to clarify the future development of the company.  As we developed the plan outlined below, our goal has been to ensure that Mountain & Cold Weather Company will continue to conduct the highest caliber military mountain leader development program of any institution in the United States.

As a formal part of Army ROTC, MCW consists of a company headquarters and 3 platoons. First and second year students may participate in MCW if they are enrolled with an ROTC program at Norwich University.  Students in their Junior or Senior years may participate if they are CONTRACTED with an ROTC program.  Members who are unable or unwilling to accept a contract will be encouraged to join the Norwich University Mountaineering Club (formerly the climbing club) so that they may continue to grow as recreational mountaineers. Members of the MCW Cadre will work with the Mountaineering Club advisors to further the excellence of that program.

The higher level Army ROTC military mountaineering training will be available exclusively to those who will be serving as officers in the armed services.  All training will be reviewed and certified by the AROTC Professor of Military Science to ensure compliance with the Army Doctrine.  The Company will use a three tiered approach to mountain leader development. Click here to read more.
Dear members of the Norwich community,

I am writing to tell you of a change within the Mountain and Cold Weather Company (MCW), a specialty unit of the Corps of Cadets that falls under the policy and supervision of active-duty Army ROTC instructors. COL Stephen V. Smith ’84, the Norwich professor of military science and Army ROTC’s commanding officer, is reorganizing one aspect of MCW to better reflect its current mission.

Effective Fall 2013, the component of MCW known as the Rescue Team will cease to exist. Recently, the Rescue Team performed training that had not been approved by the Norwich Army ROTC department and lacked an approved risk assessment. The Rescue Team’s lack of a mission, coupled with the unauthorized training exercises, prompted COL Smith to evaluate the MCW mission and make structural changes. Click here to read more.
Guiyou Huang, Norwich University’s senior vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of faculty, has named new deans to lead two of the university’s academic colleges.

Aron Temkin, interim dean of the College of Professional Schools, will assume his position permanently effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Michael McGinnis has been hired as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, effective July 10. Click here to read more.
For the past three years we have been discussing how to improve the Honor Code administrative process.  It began with the recommendations of the first Blue Ribbon Committee on the Corps in 2010, and continued with the Civilian Blue Ribbon Committee in 2011, the Corps and Civilian Honor Committees, the Honor System Planning Committee, and most recently with the Student Government Association.

I want to be very clear: the Honor Code is, and will remain, the same for everyone. And by ‘everyone’ I mean faculty, staff, and all students. All of us need to embrace and be held accountable by each other in our pledge that we “will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those that do.”  It is central to Norwich’s identity and the essential element in the character molding that goes on at Norwich University. Protection and rigorous enforcement of our Honor Code will ensure a prosperous future because it is what differentiates us from other universities and colleges.  It also drives the ethos of our alumni. Click here to read more.

Sabine Sally Returns
Sabine Sally, a M4A3 World War II tank, who has made Sabine Field it's home since 1958, left Norwich University in December 2010 to head to New Jersey for restoration. On April 30, 2013, the tank returned to Sabine Field, which is currently under construction.
The Corps of Cadets will honor the arrival on Thursday May 2nd at 1600 hours. View photos of Sally's return.
2013 Commissioning Speaker Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman
Commissioning Ceremony will be held on May 12, 2013 the Commissioning Speaker will be Lieutenant General Mark S. Bowman '78.  
President announces largest gift in Norwich history

I am thrilled to announce that at the April 25, 2013, Board of Trustees dinner, COL (IL) J. N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) committed $25 million toward the University’s upcoming bicentennial campaign. 

This is by far the largest gift in our 194-year history. It will transform the University and make a significant impact on future generations of students and faculty. Col. Pritzker served on Norwich’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2007. His gift is a challenge to current, former and emeriti trustees to cumulatively match the contribution.

We will publicly launch the bicentennial campaign at Homecoming 2014, and this gift positions us to be successful in meeting our fundraising goals.

“It gives me great joy to support Norwich’s upcoming fundraising campaign with this gift to ensure that it has the facilities and resources to meet every challenge as it begins its third century of service to the nation,” said Pritzker. “There is no other place like Norwich University. This gift demonstrates my dedication to the University, its mission and my faith in its leadership.”

Col. Pritzker is president of the Tawani Foundation, trustee emeritus and founder of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. This historic donation was made through the foundation.

We are all here at Norwich for one purpose: to educate America’s future leaders. I am humbled by this charge and extremely grateful for Col. Pritzker’s remarkable support as we prepare to celebrate the 200th anniversary of our founding in 2019.

Norwich Forever!

Richard W. Schneider
Race for Recovery
Pat Morales, a Northfield High School graduate, distinguished athlete and student at Norwich University, sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) last year. His family was told Pat was going to be left in a vegetative state for the rest of his life, and that if he did wake out of his coma, he would have little to no brain activity – he wouldn’t be able to walk, talk, recognize anyone – much less see. To the doctors’ surprise, not only did Pat continue to breathe on his own when life support was removed, but he is enjoying 20/30 eyesight, is walking with assistance, talking, and has dreams of one day running again and returning to school. Click here to watch the You Tube video.

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting the Race for Recovery 5K on Sunday, April 28, 2013.If you don’t want to run/walk, participate in the Zumbathon. Pat would love to see them there in support – because he, too, will be participating in the race – for his own recovery. For more information, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement at 802-485-2644 or
Message from the President - Boston Marathon
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those members of the Norwich family who were affected by the tragedy at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. In addition to the alumni, students and friends of the University who live in the Boston area, the Norwich family was also there to participate in or observe the historic race.

We are aware of a number of immediate members of the Norwich community who participated in the race and are safe. If you know of others impacted by yesterday’s events in Boston, please contact the alumni office at

We are grateful for the first responders who assisted during the aftermath of the explosions. Their work is one of many stories of bravery and generosity that occurred yesterday.

This attack, which brought senseless death and injury to innocent people, goes against our Norwich values. We are protectors and defenders. We have educated our students on these values, and our alumni live them.

Know that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all of our Norwich family during this difficult time. This type of disaster makes us more resolute in our mission of preparing the next generation of leaders for America and the world.

Norwich Forever!

Richard W. Schneider
Norwich University
Role of higher education in veteran readjustment
Thanks in large part to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program, veterans are returning home from war and attending college in record numbers...
Norwich and the other 18 member institutions of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) are generally small and therefore agile enough organizations to respond appropriately and with compassion to the needs of veterans. Click here to read the entire article.
Expert Voice Series -interview with Randy Miller ’93 & M’07
If you were unable to attend you have the opportunity to listen to the interview with Randy Miller ’93 & M’07 part of the Expert Voice Series sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Board of Fellows.Randy is passionate about Norwich history and traditions, and is the author of “Norwich Matters” and “Norwich Heroes.” Jon Allen ’94, Chair of the College of Liberal Arts Board of Fellows, is the interviewer. Click here to download the interview.
Available exclusively to all Norwich alumni, family and friends
Interested in honing your leadership skills? Get outdoors at the Shaw Outdoor Center at Norwich on Friday-Sunday, June 7-9 and join Norwich for our first corporate Leadership Development and Team Building event, an action-oriented experience where you can put the Norwich motto “I will try” into practice.
Challenge yourself as you work individually and as part of a team to complete three major exercises- a land navigation and scavenger hunt, a leadership reaction course, and a disaster response scenario.
Don't miss out! The deadline to register is Monday, April 15. Click here to learn more and register.
VADM Mike McConnell will speak on “The Future of Cyber”
VADM Mike McConnell will speak on “The Future of Cyber” as part of the Todd Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm in Plumley, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. McConnell is Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he leads their rapidly expanding cyber business. From 2007-2009 he served as Director of National intelligence under Presidents Bush and Obama. He has also served as the Chairman and CEO of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).   The event is free and open to the public.  It will also be video streamed and archived on NSN
2013 William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

Norwich University presents the 2013 William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11.This is the 18th year of this distinctive event that brings the most insightful writers on military subjects together for a two-day residency. Authors gather on the campus of the country’s oldest private military college to share their work and debate the issues of the past and present.This year the theme is “Coming Home: The Hopes, Fears, and Challenges of Veterans Returning from War.” The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, from 1 – 3 p.m. in Plumley Armory. It will be streamed live at this online location:
Click here for more information

Pulitzer Prize Winner Named Commencement Speaker
Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author and military historian, will be the speaker for the 2013 commencement ceremony on May 11. Atkinson was a staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post for more than twenty years. He is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many awards include Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and history.
Norwich's work with transcendental meditation (TM) has been highly publicized throughout the United States. This pilot study, sponsored by the David Lynch Foundation's Operation Warrior Wellness program, has shown that first year "rooks" who practiced TM twice daily were more alert and achieved better grades than those who weren't meditating. Click here to read more.

Television Series Explores Military History and Policy
On February 3, Chicago television station WTTW, in partnership with the Pritzker Military Museum, aired the first installment, Citizen Soldier, a series of programs which explore American military history and policy through interviews and discussions with scholars, military personnel, and authors. The debut episode entitled The Embedded Journalist and Military History, featured Sir Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson discussing their experiences as embedded journalists, and was made possible by the support of Norwich University. Click here to view the program online. 
Please join Norwich University for the first two spring Todd Lecture Series events of 2013.  These events are free and open to the public, and will also be live video streamed at

February 18: P. Aarne Vesilind is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Emeritus at Bucknell University. He has authored and co-authored numerous books on engineering.

February 25: Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the bestselling author of nineteen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment.
Norwich's three-year fundraising initiative, “Bearing the Torch,” exceeded the $20.2 million goal and raised over $24 million. The campaign concluded at the end of 2012 and is the fifth fundraising campaign in a row that has exceeded its goal since “Norwich 2000” was launched in 1984. The campaign largely supports an endowment for student scholarships. Funds raised also support campus infrastructure, including the Shaw Outdoor Center and the renovation of Sabine Field. 
The Norwich University Regimental Band made its way down Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade on January 21. Click here to view a video of their performance. 

Join fellow history aficionados and expert Norwich University faculty on a Staff Ride examining General Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign. Spend the first three weeks immersed in Civil War literature in Norwich's online program and the final week in Northern Virginia walking the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. 
Michael Backus M'12 began his new job as Oswego County Clerk after being sworn in Jan. 1. At 29, he is the youngest county clerk in New York state. He also serves as the Oswego County Republican Committee chairman where he is the youngest county committee chair in the state, and youngest county chair ever for the GOP. Backus graduated from the Master's of Public Administration program in December 2012.
Jim Graves recently joined the staff at Norwich University as the Internship Coordinator. He brings 20 years’ experience in the fields of education and human services, most recently working for the Central Vermont Workforce Investment Board as a Youth Employment Specialist. Jim is responsible for assisting employers develop internship programs and for helping Norwich students secure internship positions.  
Check out the latest issue of the Record, which takes a look at mental, physical, and emotional well-being -- and highlights the outstanding contributions of former president Loring Hart. Features include a photographic look at PT through the decades, interview with a Navy Psychologist, and a look at a young graduate's journey to becoming a Neuro-trauma nurse. 

GEN Gordon Sullivan '59 was named to the inaugural 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense list. This list was compiled by more than two dozen reporters and editors representing the world's biggest military newsroom and the award-winning staffs of Gannett Government Media's sector-leading publications. 

Norwich’s work with transcendental meditation (TM) was mentioned on ABC’s Good Morning America. Click here to watch Jerry Seinfeld, Exec. Dir. of the David Lynch Foundation Bob Roth and GMA Host George Stephanopoulos discuss transcendental meditation.

Norwich University’s first-of-its-kind training program was profiled this week in the Boston Globe. Students taking part in Transcendental Meditation, a project funded by the David Lynch Foundation, are part of a study to determine whether meditation can improve troops’ performance and reduce PTSD.   

The Norwich University women's rugby team won its second straight USA Rugby College 7's National Championship on Saturday, December 1st with a 17-5 win over the United States Naval Academy at Texas A&M University. Click here to read the full article.  

It is with deep sadness that the Norwich community mourns the death of Dr. Loring Edward Hart who passed away on October 19 at the age of 88. Dr. Hart spent 25 years at Norwich University, serving as President from 1972-1982. To share memories of Dr. Hart and view a video slideshow in his memory, please click here

Norwich was mentioned in a special Veteran’s Day segment on CNN’s "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." In the segment the use of Transcendental Meditation (TM) is discussed. At Norwich, some of our students are practicing TM as part of a resilience study. To view the YouTube clip, click here
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is pleased to announce its new website, Learn about Norwich’s online program offerings, connect with other lifelong learners, read and share alumni accomplishments, and more. All Norwich alumni are eligible for a scholarship for any of Norwich’s online master’s programs!

Next fall students will find a newly renovated Sabine Field when they return to campus. The synthetic turf, stadium lighting, state-of-the-art media booth, and new running track and seating will create a premiere athletic facility. The NU Sports Information Department created a video tribute to celebrate the 90-year legacy of the original Sabine Field.
Jack Sparks '40 and John Kelly '82 were featured in this piece highlighting an honor flight to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. In this clip, Jack remembers the lasting friendships he made at Norwich, memorializing his classmate Earle Kelly '40 who passed away in 2010. Jack also shared how the training he received at Norwich prepared him for his military career. 
Thanks to generous donor support in the final days of the Bearing the Torch campaign, Norwich was able to secure the funding for the Sabine Field Renovation Project.  A groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 26, 2012. Click here to read the full story.
Ebenezer Akwanga M'11 shared his story and experience from the perspective of a man victimized by the leadership of his homeland with fellow members of the Norwich community. Akwanga spent three days on campus, meeting people and speaking before a range of audiences in October 2012. Click here to read the full story
Please join Norwich University for the first Fall 2012 Todd Lecture Series featuring Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7PM in Plumley Armory. Peter Diamandis is co-author of “Abundance” a book which lays out how we will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. This lecture is free and open to the public. You can also watch a live video-stream of the talk at:

Dear members of the Norwich family, Fall semester on The Hill is in full swing, and campus is alive with energy. We had a wonderful Homecoming last week, and I enjoyed greatly seeing many of you at what I am proud to say is the beginning of my 21st year as president of Norwich University. It has been an extraordinary privilege serving you and the nation’s oldest private military college. Continue reading
Security analyst Scott Shelton, a 1997 Norwich graduate, helped 2012 graduate and CGCS student Meghan Kennedy get started on a career path with the Department of Homeland Security. Kennedy now does research and analysis in the directorate’s domain section. 
Dan Fleetham ’34 was presented with the Earl D. Rhodes Theta Chi For Life Award at the Theta Chi Convention in July 2012. This award recognizes alumnus members who provide a lifetime of loyal and outstanding service to Theta Chi and demonstrate, by their contributions and dedication, that they are, in fact and deed, Theta Chis for Life. Dan is only the 61st Theta Chi to receive this award since its inception in 1976. 
A new Norfolk, Mass. elementary school was dedicated on Saturday, September 8, 2012 and formally named in part for a Norwich University alumnus and Norfolk native, Adam Kennedy '04, who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Five Norwich University Mountain and Cold Weather Company students performed a flag detail during the formal dedication. 
The Maroon and Gold Athletic Association (MGAA), in conjunction with Allen Doyle '71 and the Norwich Blue Line Club held the 13th Annual Allen Doyle Golf Classic on Monday, August 13 at the Woodstock Inn Golf Club in Woodstock, Vt. Over 120 hockey fans, families and alumni turned out to support the Norwich men’s and women’s hockey teams, raising over $17,000. 
The National Science Foundation awarded a $975,000 grant to the University as part of the Scholarship for Service Program. Over the course of five years, this award fully supports eight Information Assurance (IA) students, and will provide an internship in the summer between their junior and senior years. 

A 6.5 mile endurance race will be held at the Norwich campus on September 22 in honor of Walter N. Levy '63. The Semper Fidelis Society and the NROTC Unit have organized this race, the 2012 Walter N. Levy Challenge, to be both mentally and physically challenging. All members of the Norwich community are invited to participate. 

Rear Adm. Cindy "C.J." Jaynes M'08 is the first Norwich female graduate to be promoted to the rank of one-star - or flag officer - in any branch of the military. The Norwich flag was flown at the University in Jayne's honor as she was promoted on August 1 at Naval Station Patuxent River. Rear Adm. Jaynes is also the first female Admiral at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the first female Admiral in the Navy's Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO) community.
Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cheng M'12 has been selected to be a member of the Navy’s Blue Angels team. There are 16 officers assigned to the Blue Angels. Cheng is Blue Angel No. 8, the events coordinator. He’ll set up all the air shows in 2013, including the one at Naval Base Ventura County Sept. 28 and 29. Cheng will be leaving his current position as deputy operations officer at Naval Base Ventura County.
Nine individuals and the 2001-02 men’s soccer team will be recognized as part of Homecoming Weekend 2012 festivities Sept. 14-Sept. 16. The inductees include: Kelly Chiffer '02, Scott McCarty '97, Greg Peterson '67, Elizabeth Quigley-Murphy '82, Rick Riccio '72, George Valhouli Jr. '62, Art Venezia '67, Sam Worth '87, Craig Sullivan and the 2001-02 men's soccer team. To find out more about the inductees click here
The Brian Bill '01 Golf Tournament held on June 14 in Stamford, Conn. raised a net amount of $68,757, all of which will go to the Norwich scholarship created in Bill’s name. The Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded for the first time in the coming academic year, was specifically created to benefit the sons and daughters of US Navy SEALs or those who have served in the US Armed Forces Special Forces. Read more >>
Recent Norwich CGCS alum and MGAA Coordinator Mike Stackus M'12 won the Vermont Amateur Championship by 9 strokes on July 12th. Stackus finished the tournament 12-under-par with 26 birdies, ending with a final score of 272.

Alex Whitney '08 has been elevated to head coach of the Cadets wrestling program after serving as the assistant the last four seasons. Whitney takes over for John Hartupee who served as the head coach the last two seasons and compiled a 3-22 dual meet record.

Each summer, international carillonneaurs travel to Norwich to perform on the 47-bell Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon. The 2012 series takes place on Saturdays at 1 PM throughout July. Admission is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Learn more >>

The Justin Morrill Symposium is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the signing of Sen. Justin Morrill's Land Grant College Act August 11-12 in Strafford, VT. One hundred advanced sale tickets are available for the symposium to Upper Valley residents at a special rate of $25 per person, instead of the regular adult price of $100. Learn more>>
Norwich alum Christopher Marden '11 is an offensive lineman for the West Texas Roughnecks of the Lone Star Football League. Marden has a chance to be called up to the Arena Football League or another professional league. “Who knows? Maybe I’ll get another year here. However, for now, I’m living a dream and enjoying every minute of it," he said. 

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will present Doug Hall as part of the Spring 2012 Todd Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Plumley Armory. Hall is founder and CEO of Eureka! Ranch International, an innovation research and development firm. Hall’s lecture will be video-streamed live at

Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, chairman of the Norwich Board of Trustees and '59 graduate, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marshall Foundation’s prestigious Andrew J. Goodpaster Award. This honor is given to Americans who have shown courage, selfless service, patriotism and exemplary leadership in their lives and careers. Sullivan is the second individual to receive this award.
 Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave an inspirational speech to the graduating Class of 2012 on Sunday, May 12, 2012. “If you aspire to lead an uncommon life, you also have to deliver. You have to have an impact," said Dempsey. The Class of 2012 includes 376 new graduates, with 125 cadets appointed to officer status with the U.S. Armed  Forces. 
Dr. Richard W. Schneider, RADM USCGR (Ret.) received the inaugural “Resilient Warrior Award” on May 3 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C.   The award cites Schneider for “leading and training a new generation of resilient warriors who will safeguard America and secure the peace with honor and integrity.”....Click here to read more.

In April 2012 the following resolution was moved, seconded and unanimously passed by the members of the Board of Trustees voting on Friday, April 27, 2012 for distribution to the Norwich family. Please click on the link for more information.

Steve Rothschild's grandfather was an entrepreneur who came from Germany to Worcester and applied his stitching skills to starting a mattress business. Mr. Rothschild inherited that entrepreneurial gene and he has loved applying it to a string of companies he's started in what he believes is a very fertile startup environment ...Click here to read more.

Exciting news!

USAA Bank and the NU Alumni Association have joined forces on a customized credit card program for Norwich alumni, students, faculty, staff, and family members. USAA Bank will make a contribution to the NUAA with every new account opened and each time a cardholder makes an eligible purchase. “The NUAA has served our distinguished alumni since 1852 and is proud to announce our affinity with USAA Bank,” says Alexis Presti-Simpson, NUAA president. “The relationship allows us to offer competitive financial services to current and future generations of Norwich constituents.

For information on the new NUAA/USAA program and its benefits, click here

  Recognition Ceremony is one of the most important events in a cadet’s experience. It not only means new privileges and relaxation of the rigid lifestyle they have been leading for more than half a school year; it is the moment when a rook becomes a cadet.  
The Sullivan Museum and History Center presents an exhibition, “Tol’ko Po Russky, Pozhaluista” (“Russian Only, Please”) chronicling the history of the Russian School of Norwich University, a fixture on the Northfield campus every summer from 1968 to 2000. 

There are also three Lunch-N-Learn presentations covering the culture, politics, language and current situation in Russia during March - April.
After drilling through the ice of Sunset Lake, 10 minutes from Norwich’s Northfield campus, students learn to take sediment core samples and gather data about temperature, depth patterns and other variables. 
Gen. Romeo Dallaire will speak at Norwich University on March 26, 2012Please join Norwich University for the final two spring Todd Lecture Series events of 2012.  These events are free and open to the public, and will also be live video streamed at

March 26: Gen. Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian Commander of UN forces in Rwanda prior and during the 1994 genocide. His memoir is entitled, Shake Hands with the Devil.
March 29: Rebecca Skloot, award winning science writer, discussing her bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Norwich University student Jacob Evans works on computers in the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics in Northfield. / Photo courtesy of Norwich University“Not many people get to participate in exercises like this, with security professionals and students from around the world, and I count myself very lucky,” said Jacob Evans, 20, a Norwich University junior from Tuftonboro, N.H.
A Norwich University cadet wearing a cap designed to monitor brain activity. Photo Steve Zind/VPRNow there's research underway at Norwich University in Northfield that uses a tool more associated with peace than warfare to prepare military men and women.

The study is looking at whether Transcendental Meditation will not only make better soldiers, but inoculate them from the psychological trauma of combat.  
In 2010, the first group of Norwich students to visit Thailand returned  with not only a newfound sense of global awareness, but also with the stalwart resolve to return in exactly one year.

Our team did return to the village. We also wowed them with our plans to teach English classes and design a community kitchen.
Academics played a big role in Shelbie Holland’s acceptance into a submarine program for officers at the Naval Nuclear Power School. Holland is the first female cadet from Norwich to join the program. photo by Jordan Silverman, staff“I think it’s great that women are able to serve on submarines,” said Norwich student Shelbie Holland. “Just like with anything else in life, as long as you can prove your worth and prove that you are a hard worker and that you can handle it, why not?”  
Norwich UniversityPresident Schneider has approved a plan to revise the due process system, administrative disciplinary systems, and administrative honor systems.  Norwich will establish one overall system of due process, one disciplinary system administered by each lifestyle, and one honor system and committee. 
Norwich UniversityAfter much research and exploration, we are reducing the number of academic schools within the Academic Affairs division, which will make administration more efficient with less bureaucracy and more opportunities for cross-discipline collaboration. We are not making any changes to academic programming or eliminating any jobs; this only changes the way programs are structured administratively.  
"We high-fived and had a little hug after the race," said Norwich University senior swimmer Felicia Jones. "I'm just glad I was able to help her. Swimming and diving is an individual sport, but I like to see others succeed in it. It's all about hoping everyone, even your competitor, swims well on a given day, because that makes you even better."  
Recently, the Norwich University English Department began offering a writing and literature course for students including veterans, National Guardsmen and Marines participating in Norwich’s MECEP program, allowing them to earn their bachelor’s degrees while still in active service.  
Kevin Bennet, Chairman of the Division of Engineering of the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, Assistant Professor of Neurologic Surgery and Co-Director of the Neural Engineering Laboratory will be the featured speaker on Febrary 23. He has over 30 years of experience in technology development and has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health.  
Norwich athletic teams, including wrestling, competed over the weekend to produce some great results.  “I am so happy for our guys,” Norwich Wrestling Coach John Hartupee said. “I told them the biggest reason for this isn’t just in the victory, it’s the fact that we battled all afternoon. That’s what we want Norwich wrestling to be about, being aggressive from the start.”
Norwich University architecture student Melissa Jensen's photograph of the “Atomium” on the site of the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, BelgiumNorwich University architecture student Melissa Jensen started with a seminar in international expositions taught by Prof. Lisa Schrenk. She followed with a class on Asian architecture. By studying expositions in Asia, with a focus on environmental sensitivity and adaptability, Jensen began to understand the frequent disconnect between a fair planner’s ambitions and its ultimate fate. 
Volunteers and Band Company from Norwich University plunge into the freezing water of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. These volunteers supported the Penguin Plunge and Special Olympics of Vermont by volunteering their time or raising money.
Norwich University Alumni Website NUX The ExchangeNorwich University created the following report to address a change to how ROTC units within the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are interpreting and applying United States Code Title 10 as it pertains to legal professional military training of Norwich cadets and the impact on the cadet experience.
Norwich University cadets assist with flood clean up after Tropical Storm Irene flooded parts of Vermont.Within days of the storm and flooding, members of the Norwich community began sending checks to the university. President Schneider and Vice President Whaley set up the Norwich University Relief Fund.
The fund quickly multiplied, topping $100,000 within a month of the storm.  
Norwich University will participate in the 2013 Solar Decathlon held in The Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CaliforniaThe U.S. Department of Energy announced the new teams and the new location—Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California—for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

Norwich University is one of two Vermont colleges, out of only 20 collegiate teams competing from around the world.
The study of engineering is fun, but sometimes that’s hard to remember during the first year.

Freshmen take on a curriculum heavy in math, physics and chemistry, according to Prof. Peter Kjeer, first-year engineering coordinator for Norwich University’s David Crawford School of Engineering. 
Men's Hockey: Last night the Panthers of Middlebury College came to town to take on the Cadets in a series that dates back to 1926. The 143rd meeting of the two teams turned out to be a great night for the Cadets.

The win was Coach McShane's 599th as a college coach.
Norwich University Legacy March.  Photo by Jennifer Langille.The football that pops up frequently in photographs of the Norwich University 2011 Legacy March played more than a symbolic role. 

While it was frequently tossed about to keep up morale during the rainy 50-mile trek from Norwich University’s original location, this was the intended game ball for a very real football match.
Norwich UniversityEffective this semester, Norwich Independent Battery is deactivated as a Norwich University Corps of Cadet unit. Ceremonial Artillery support to the school now falls under the Norwich Artillery Battery, which is a newly activated unit within the Army ROTC Battalion. This means the Army ROTC Battalion now consists of A, B and C Company, Mountain Cold Weather Company, Ranger Company and the Norwich Artillery Battery.  
Norwich University grad Francis Brooks '67 inspires local authors. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, Seven DaysFrancis Brooks, a 1967 graduate of Norwich University, and sergeant at arms of the Vermont legislature, has inspired two local authors to feature him in their works.

One covers him in the latest issue of Seven Days, the other is writing a biography of his life. 
Norwich University Cadets ice Frozen Fenway 2012. Photo WCAX TVThe No. 1-ranked Norwich men's ice hockey team got two goals each from sophomore Shane Gorman and freshman Doug Lindensmith as the Cadets rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to score four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 win over Babson in the first ever Division III hockey game played at historic Fenway Park on Friday afternoon. 
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