Norwich to Host 4th Annual FIRST LEGO League Championship

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 26, 2018

Norwich University will host the fourth annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Vermont State Championship on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Shapiro Field House, an all-day event beginning at 9 a.m.

Founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST® LEGO® League is designed to inspire children in science and technology through the use of robotics. Open to 9 to 14-year-old students around the world, teams are tasked with researching a real-world scientific issue and designing and building an original robot.

This year’s theme is INTO ORBITSM. Teams will innovate in the vast expanse of space, exploring questions related to what it takes to travel to or live on another planet.

Norwich University established the state’s regional FLL affiliate beginning in 2013 hosting regional qualifiers and beginning in 2015 hosting the state championship event.

The Norwich event on Dec. 9 marks the fourth year of an independent FLL region in the state of Vermont. With 24 teams of up to 10 students each, along with coaches and parents, there will be much to see throughout the day, and spectators are encouraged to attend. Additionally, Junior FLL teams comprised of elementary school-aged students will be exhibiting their work related to the challenge at an unofficial showcase during the event.

Using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies, student teams showcase the results of weeks of intense preparation as they deploy their robots to complete thematic challenges in autonomous robot matches. Teams connect with their local and global communities by using critical thinking, creativity, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to create and present innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Events are scheduled throughout the day:

  • Pre-registered team arrival | 8:00 am
  • Opening remarks | 9:00 am
  • Judged events start | 9:40 am
  • Robot matches start | 12:45 pm
  • Robot matches conclude | 3:30 pm (approximately)
  • Awards ceremony | 4:15 pm (approximately)

Throughout the day spectators are welcome to visit the on-campus Sullivan Museum & History Center, the state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-focused exhibits and demos from high school robotics teams (FRC and FTC) will be available at the event throughout the morning.

Opening and closing ceremonies, as well as robot matches, take place at Shapiro Field House. Event highlights include team presentations to judges on their robot design choices and on their innovative solution to a space-themed challenge. Teams also complete challenges during the event to demonstrate their ability to work as a group—an important component of the competition.

While the robots often attract the most attention, a key aspect of the FLL program is its “Core Values” which, according to its website, “are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.”

Team presentations begin at 9:40 a.m. and continue through 12:30 p.m. Robot matches begin at 12:45 and run throughout the remainder of the event. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony around 4:15 p.m.

For more information, contact the FLL team at FLL@norwich.edu, 802.485.2276.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Presents Stephan Wolfert in Play About Veterans, “Cry Havoc!”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 19, 2018

Norwich University presents “Cry Havoc!” a one-person play performed by military veteran Stephan Wolfert about challenges faced by veterans and the role of theater as inspired by Shakespeare in reintegration to civilian life.

Celebrating the inaugural season of performances in Mack Hall, this event is free and open to the public on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the new Mack Hall Auditorium.

“Cry Havoc!” is a one-person play that unites veterans with civilians by showing that the military men and women of Shakespeare’s time wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy modern lives through exploration of the difficulties veterans and their families face.

Wolfert left a career in the military, where he served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1993 as a medic and infantry officer, for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, R.I. He was a cast member in the long running hit “Sense and Sensibility” produced by Bedlam in New York City. He has also appeared in Bedlam’s acclaimed production of “Saint Joan.” On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony-Award winning production “Movin’ Out.”

As an artistic leader, Wolfert co-created the largest touring Shakespeare company in New England, directed and taught acting Shakespeare at Cornell University and at Antelope Valley College. Wolfert is also the founder of De-Cruit, an organization that interweaves personal writings with Veteran-related Shakespeare texts, applying stage skills for life-skills and “completing the communalization of trauma within their community.”

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Geary to Speak at Norwich University Veterans Day Observance

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 31, 2018

Norwich University will observe Veterans Day by conducting a Corps of Cadets review in honor of all veterans, past and present. The reviewing officer and guest speaker is Major General Thomas W. Geary, U.S. Air Force, Norwich Class of 1988.

Veterans, the public, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Day Observance on the Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 3:15 p.m.

The ceremony will include cannon fire in the Roll of Wars, a wreath laying, firing of three rifle volleys, and the playing of Echo Taps.

Major General Geary’s, remarks will touch upon the themes of veterans who have served in peacetime and war, including their unwavering courage and commitment to the nation. He will also address challenges facing our veterans, including health issues, homelessness and combat trauma, such as PTSD. And, he will recall the history of Veterans Day, as 2018 marks the Centennial of the Armistice ending World War I.

Just prior to the ceremony, Norwich University faculty members will hold free and open to the public the Norwich Panel on Armistice Day Centennial from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Mack Hall Auditorium. As the world gathers to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, please join Norwich faculty for a panel discussion on the First World War, its conclusion, and the legacy it left behind. Panelists include: Rowly Brucken, Professor of History; Reina Pennington, Charles A. Dana Professor of History; and Lea Williams, Chair of the Department of English and Communications.

Veterans Day ceremony speaker Geary serves as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director for Operations. In this role, he manages and oversees the Directorate’s worldwide intelligence collection and counterintelligence analysis and operations. Geary serves as the Director’s principal advisor on all Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Counterintelligence (Cl) issues and executes the responsibilities of the Defense HUMINT Manager and Cl Manager on the Director’s behalf.

He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and joint levels, and throughout his career, has held a variety of leadership positions in various major commands, combatant commands – including the Director of Intelligence for U.S. Southern Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, as well as being deployed to Afghanistan serving on the senior staff of Headquarters International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Prior to his current assignment, Geary served as the Deputy Director for Strategic Integration, Headquarters Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Geary was commissioned in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Norwich University. After commissioning, he served in the missile operations career field as Minuteman Ill Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Combat Crew Commander and instructor before transitioning to the intelligence career field.

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

The uniform for this special event is the Service Class A uniform. Please plan on cold weather and dress accordingly.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Hosts Fulbright Canada Scholar and Presentation on UN Peacekeeping

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 25, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center is hosting Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Ph.D., who is in residency as Fulbright Visiting Chair in Peace and War Studies for the fall semester.

Martin-Brûlé presents “Intelligent and Mighty Peace: Intelligence Driven Force in UN Peacekeeping Missions,” a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library North Instruction Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Martin-Brûlé is associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University. She is Deputy Director of the Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de la paix (ROP), associate faculty member of the Center for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) and of the Montreal Center for International Studies (CERIUM). She works as a consultant for the International Peace Institute (IPI) and for the United Nations Operation Crisis Center (UNOCC). Her book, “Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions: A Typology of Success and Failure in International Interventions” (Routledge 2017), strives to understand the conditions under which peace operations succeeded or failed. She studied the cases of Somalia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Her current research focuses on intelligence in United Nations peace operations. Co-author of the first United Nations Field Handbook on Joint Mission Analysis Centres (United Nations, 2018), she recently conducted fieldwork at the MINUSCA (Central African Republic), MINUSMA (Mali), MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of Congo), UNOCI (Côte d’Ivoire) and UNMISS (South Sudan).

Norwich University welcomes a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Peace and War Studies with expertise in any of the following disciplines: International Relations, Military History, Diplomacy, Military Sociology, Terrorism, Just/Positive Peace, Information or Cyber Warfare. The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair will conduct research, guest lecture at the undergraduate level, and support the missions of the Peace and War Center and the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Military History, Diplomacy or Information Assurance Programs. The Chair has opportunities to participate in public lectures, attend conferences, and otherwise contribute to the intellectual life at Norwich University. Implementation of this Research Chair position is in direct support of Norwich’s commitment to further expand the stature of the institution and to bolster the strength of the intellectual environment of Norwich University.

In addition to the $25,000 award, the Chair is provided with a suitable workspace, as well as support services including access to numerous computer databases, Smithsonian Museum materials (Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate), and Norwich Museum archives. 

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Hosts Fulbright Scholar and Presentation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 22, 2018

Norwich University is hosting Fulbright scholar Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Marinchev Marinov, Ph.D., of Sofia, Bulgaria.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15–1:15 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library North Instruction Room, Marinov presents “Security Environment in the Black Sea Region.” Marinov is a head assistant professor at the G. S. Rakovski National Defense College, Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Ph.D. in Military Science and 18 years of operational and academic experience.

The Black Sea region is of crucial significance for Europe and the United States, as it is a major crossroad and critical intersection of east-west and south-north corridors. Many experts believe that whoever controls or dominates the Black Sea can easily project power to the European continent, primarily in the Balkans and Central Europe, but also in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the South Caucasus and the northern Middle East. The modern security environment in the Black Sea region is characterized by dynamic, contradictory, and hardly predictable changes that affect national, regional, and alliance levels. Every change in the region exerts influence on the other end of the world.

Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Marinov is a Head assistant professor at the G. S. Rakovski National Defense College, Sofia, Bulgaria with a Ph.D. in Military Science and 18 years of operational and academic experience. During his education he defended his doctoral dissertation in December 2015 at Rakovski National Defense College. His Master’s degrees are in the area of political science, international relations and military logistics. During his service in the Army, he was on a mission in Iraq (2004-2005). Marinov has many publications in the field of military sciences. He works on different projects on a national and European level. From 2016, Marinov is a Vice President of the Military Sports Club in Rakovski College. Marinov uses English and Russian languages. During his free time Marinov likes to play different kind of sports and loves to spend time with his spouse and their two-year old daughter.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to Hold STEAM Symposium, Todd Lecture with Former White House Chef

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 22, 2018

Norwich University will hold a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) symposium to include a Todd Lecture presentation by Former Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Executive Director, Let’s Move! Sam Kass on Monday, Oct. 29, among other presenters throughout the day.

Free and open to the public, “Health and Humans – Shaping the Environment, Treating Disease and Changing Culture through Science, Technology and Communications,” is a day-long symposium that includes three lectures to be held in Mack Hall Auditorium:

2 p.m.             Stephanie Taylor, M.D., M.Arch, RSPH (UK), MCABE, Taylor Healthcare Commissioning, Inc. presents: “The Building Will See You Now: the Healing Power of Indoor Environments”

3 p.m.             William Thoet, Former Chairman, National ALS Association and supporter of the Ice Bucket Challenge presents: “Treating Brain Disease Using Technology”

7 p.m.             Todd Lecture Series presents Sam Kass, Former Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Executive Director of Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood nutrition program, Let’s Move!; Founder, Trove; Partner, Acre Venture Partners; Author

“Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World”

This STEAM symposium is the third academic symposia of the bicentennial countdown. Hosted by the College of Science and Mathematics, STEAM aims to integrate art and humanities into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, ie. adding the ‘A’ to STEM. As Norwich University embarks on a third century of educating tomorrow’s leaders, the principles of experiential and interdisciplinary teaching and learning are vital to the success of graduates in a global society. STEAM inherently shares these principles and calls us to action to promote discovery and entrepreneurship through the STEAM disciplines. The integration of interdisciplinary disciplines is part of a key academic plan moving forward, and it is a hope that this symposium will spark a lasting conversation.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot F on Central Street off Rte. 12. Accessible parking is available in front of Mack Hall off I.D. White Avenue. For more information and to livestream all the lectures, please go to: www.tls.norwich.edu. 

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Alumnus to Give Talk: “Design and Profit: Architectural Practice in the Age of Accumulation”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 8, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is pleased to welcome back Aaron Cayer (M.Arch., 2012) for a talk on his path after Norwich and on the interdisciplinary research for his recently completed doctorate in architecture history and theory (UCLA, 2018). Free and open to the public, this event is on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Cayer’s talk will focus on the history of AECOM (presently the largest firm in the world), including their close involvement with the U.S. military and the designing of the first intercontinental ballistic missile system in the U.S. His work illustrates the ways in which architects work in a broad range of areas, from Hollywood production design to military infrastructure to the designing of the architecture firm itself.

An ethnographer and historian, Cayer is Assistant Professor of Architecture History at the University of New Mexico. Previously, he taught at Cal Poly, Pomona, and from 2012–2017 he was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB, an urban research center within UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. In 2016, Cayer co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of The Architecture Lobby, an advocacy organization concentrating on the political and social value of architectural workers. His current research focuses on the histories and theories of postwar corporate architecture practices as they overlap with those of labor, capitalism, and urban political economies.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Museum Presents a Gallery Talk on Russell Porter and His Garden Telescope

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 5, 2018

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “Russell W. Porter: A Legacy of Innovation,” a gallery talk about a Norwich alum known as the founder of amateur telescope-making. Matt Considine, member of The Springfield Telescope Makers, founded by Russell Porter (NU1891, H 1946), is the featured presenter on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m.

Porter (pictured) was an American artist, engineer, amateur astronomer and Arctic explorer. He studied engineering at Norwich University from 1889-1890 and graduated from the Vermont Academy in 1891. He attended the University of Vermont and later studied architecture and art at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His interruptions in educational study were due to his passion for arctic explorations.  Porter traveled on various artic explorations from 1892 to 1903.  He was a pioneer in the field of “cutaway illustration” and is sometimes referred to as the “founder” of amateur telescope making.

Porter’s arctic exploration and his work as an artist will be examined including how these two experiences influenced his work in Springfield. His work ultimately later contributed to the field of astronomy in California and with the Hale telescope.

Porter’s Garden Telescope, on view in the current exhibition is a skillful blending of art and science. The telescope has a six-inch f/4 Newtonian reflector cast in solid statuary bronze which also functions as a sundial in addition to an elegant example of garden furniture. The Garden Telescope in the gallery is a No. 2 model and is the earliest known to exist. Considine will discuss the Garden Telescope and its contribution to the creation of the 200-inch Hale Telescope in California.

The gallery talk is presented in conjunction with “Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation,” the second exhibition in a two-part series that features many innovative contributions made to the world by Norwich alumni.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to Host Former Ambassador Stephen M. Young in China Town Hall Event

~Join communities across the United States in a national conversation on China and the world in 2018. ~

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 4, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center will host Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Stephen M. Young in person and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice via webcast in the 12th annual China Town Hall event on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m. in the Mack Hall auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations(NCUSCR) is conducting the 12th annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at 100+ venues across the United States and Greater China. The event features Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, as the national webcast speaker. The webcast will take place from 6:00-6:45 p.m. EDT and will be followed by presentations from local speakers at each of the venues. At Norwich University, Ambassador Young will present from 6:50-7:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A.

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

LIVESTREAM: Tune in at www.ncuscr.org/CTH (6:00-6:45 p.m. EDT, October 9)

To attend this event, parking is available in Lot F on Central Street off Route 12. Accessible parking is available in front of Mack Hall off I.D. White Avenue.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich University Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Public Presentations

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 4, 2018

Norwich University officials kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, with a presidential declaration proclaiming Norwich University’s participation in the national campaign and information on a public speaker series along with other activities.

Each Thursday, guest speakers will be on campus to give a presentation. These presentations are free and open to the public. All of the presentations will be in the Mack Hall auditorium every Thursday from 1 – 3:50 p.m. Please come for all or part of the presentation.

This year’s presenters include:

  • Oct. 4: Special Agents from the FBI will discuss a variety of cybersecurity topics.
  • Oct. 11: Heather Roszkowski, University of Vermont Network Chief Information Security Officer and Leslie Daigle, former Chief Internet Technology Officer at the Internet Society. Heather will be discussing privacy and security in healthcare and Leslie will discuss how the internet works at a high level and the challenges to ensuring a safe and secure Internet.
  • Oct. 18: Stacey Wright, Director of Cyber Intelligence for the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) will be discussing a variety of cybersecurity topics.
  • Oct. 25: George J. Silowash, Norwich University chief information security officer (CISO), will give a lecture on privacy and security in this age of social media and connected devices.

Several CISO Interns will also be giving a presentation at the Northfield Middle & High School Auditorium about “Keeping Children Safe in the Digital Era” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public.

Finally, as part of cybersecurity awareness month, public service announcements are displayed across campus, and Norwich’s annual employee cybersecurity training campaign has begun.

“Cybercriminals do not let down their guard, and neither do we,” CISO Silowash said. “We are constantly experiencing attacks to gain access to our systems and data, and each one of us plays a critical role in protecting our systems.”

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top 10 best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.

About Norwich University˜

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 and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu