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 Cadets to March 50 Miles for Veterans’ Fundraiser in 9th Annual Legacy March

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 23, 2018

Norwich University cadets, alumni and friends will continue their tradition of marching 50 miles to raise funds for the Veterans’ Place, Inc., a Northfield transition home and support center for homeless veterans.

The three-day, 9th Annual Legacy March begins in Norwich, Vt., Norwich University’s original “home-town,” on Thursday, Nov. 1, and ends with the cadets arriving back to Northfield for lunch on Saturday, Nov. 3.

In the tradition of experiential education championed by Norwich founder Captain Alden Partridge, marchers will receive educational instruction by Norwich faculty, staff and alumni on local and regional history and engineering.

The march recreates the historical movement in 1866 that brought the cadets from Norwich to Northfield after a disastrous fire on the original campus.

The march will kick off on the Norwich, Vt., village green with historical briefings from Clarke Haywood, NU’12. Haywood will accompany the marchers, discussing early Norwich history, visiting Partridge’s and Ransom’s (Norwich’s second president) grave sites, and passing by Partridge’s home. The cadets will detour on Thursday to the Justin Morrill homestead in Strafford, Vt., to learn about the impact of U.S. Senator Justin Morrill, the Land Grant College Act that bears his name, and the roots of this far-reaching legislation in Norwich founder Capt. Alden Partridge’s philosophy.

The Legacy March has raised more than $25,000 over the years to support Vermont and national veteran’s organizations. For the last several years the fundraising efforts of the marchers and the entire University community in support of this event has stayed in central Vermont – benefiting Northfield’s Veterans’ Place. Numerous Upper Valley and Central Vermont businesses, educational institutions and service organizations also contribute essential gifts to support this annual event. 

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

Colby Award Winner Author Steven Sodergren to Present on Civil War

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 19, 2018

The Norwich University Peace and War Center will present “The Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865,” a presentation by Colby Award Winner Steven E. Sodergren on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Mack Hall auditorium.

Free and open to the public, this is the final event in a day of presentations, which includes the presentation of the Colby Award. The Peace and War Center announced in April that Sodergren won the 2018 William E. Colby Award for his book, “The Army of the Potomac in the Overland & Petersburg Campaigns” (LSU Press, 2017). Now in its 19th year, the Colby prize is awarded annually by Norwich University to a first solo work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations or international affairs.

Sodergren’s evening lecture is the keynote in a full day of guest historians, presentations, and book signings on the Norwich campus, all free and open to the public and centered around the Civil War. On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Todd Multipurpose Room, undergraduate Thaddeus Boothtrudo’20 will present his research on Vermont sharpshooters in the Civil War.

Then, at 3 p.m., a book signing will take place in the Kreitzberg Library featuring guest authors Howard Coffin, author of “The Battered Stars,” “Full Duty, Guns Over the Champlain Valley,” and “Nine Months to Gettysburg;” Brian Matthew Jordan, author of “Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War;” Jerry Morelock, author of “Generals of the Bulge: Leadership in the U.S. Army’s Greatest Battle;” Carlo D’Este, author of “Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War” and “Patton: A Genius for War;” Kevin M. Levin, author of “Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder” and “Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites;” and 2018 Colby Award winner Steven E. Sodergren.

To complement this event, Norwich University students, faculty, and alumni will also participate in an immersive learning field study “staff ride” to the sites of the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land action of the Civil War. “Staff rides” are a unique experiential learning tool used by militaries and military historians worldwide. They include a preliminary study of a campaign or battle and a field study at a historic site that seeks to have students walk in the footsteps of the key historic decision makers so that they can learn from the past in order to prepare for the challenges of the future. The field study will bring students along the sites of the raid, include living history encampments, and showcase the exhibits of the Saint Albans Museum. Norwich University is pleased to partner with the Saint Albans Museum to present this unique learning experience to students. The Saint Albans Museum also facilitates historic walking tours for the public. For more information, visit stamuseum.org.

Sodergren, the first Norwich University author to receive the Colby award, is associate professor of history and is the chair of the department of history and political science at Norwich University.

In his book and to be highlighted in his lecture, Sodergren explores the many factors that enabled the Army of the Potomac to endure the brutal physical conditions of trench warfare and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose as fighting resumed on the open battlefield in 1865. Drawing from soldiers’ letters and diaries, official military correspondence, and court-martial records, he paints a vivid picture of the daily lives of Union soldiers as they witnessed the beginnings of a profound shift in the way the world imagined and waged large-scale warfare.

The final year of the Civil War witnessed a profound transformation in the practice of modern warfare, a shift that produced unprecedented consequences for the soldiers fighting on the front lines. In his lecture Sodergren will examine the transition to trench warfare, the lengthy campaigns of attrition that resulted, and how these seemingly grim new realities affected the mindset and morale of Union soldiers.

Winners of the Colby Award receive a $5,000 author honorarium provided through the generosity of the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Foundation. Visit Colby.norwich.edu for information. Named for the late ambassador and former CIA director William E. Colby, the Colby Award recognizes a first solo work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a significant contribution to the public’s understanding of intelligence operations, military history or international affairs. The William E. Colby Award began at Norwich University in 1999.

About the Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Open to the public, the Museum & Library features an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military that are available to visitors in person and online at pritzkermilitary.org. Opened in 2003, the Museum & Library is a center where citizens and service members come together to learn about military history and affairs. Each year, the Museum & Library awards the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing to recognize a living author who has made a lifetime contribution to the understanding of military history affairs. The Museum & Library is a living memorial to current and former service members and their families that is supported by its members and sponsors.

About the Saint Albans Museum

The Saint Albans Museum is a 501(c)3 community non-profit with a mission to preserve and share the history and heritage of St. Albans, Franklin County, and northwestern Vermont through exhibitions, educational programs, art, cultural performances, public archives, and special events for all ages.

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

Professor Dennis Showalter Wins 2018 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 11, 2018

Dennis Showalter, author, military historian, and senior instructor of military history for Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, called the Pritzker Literature Award for short. The award includes a gold medallion, a citation, and a $100,000 honorarium.

Now in its twelfth year, the Pritzker Literature Award is given in recognition of the contributions of a living author whose body of work advances the public profile of military history and contributes to a greater understanding of affairs therein. Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), a distinguished entrepreneur and philanthropist, President and CEO of TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. and founder and chair of Pritzker Military Museum & Library, will present Showalter with the award at the organization’s Liberty Gala on November 3 in Chicago.

Showalter began teaching for Norwich’s online Master of Arts in Military History program in 2010, where he has taught seminars in “Total War” and “Introduction to History and Methods” and served as an adviser for directed readings and capstone projects. Additionally, he is Professor Emeritus at Colorado College and a former president, vice president, and trustee of the Society for Military History.

Showalter is internationally recognized for his research, which focuses on the delicate interrelationship between the military and civil society. He is the author of more than 16 major publications, including “Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the 20th Century;” “The Wars of German Unification;” “Armor and Blood: Kursk, 1943;” and “Frederick the Great: A Military History.” His forthcoming book, “The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914,” is co-authored by Joseph P. and Janet A. Robinson and will be released in September 2018.

Through his prolificacy as an author and global renown as a scholar, Showalter has been integral in exalting military history as an academic discipline. For his efforts, he has been awarded the Samuel Eliot Morrison Prize from the Society for Military History, as well as the American Historical Association’s Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History. Moreover, Showalter’s stints teaching at the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and the Marine Corps University have allowed him to promote military history’s many critical applications as they pertain to scholars, soldiers and citizens alike.

The Pritzker Military Museum and Library is a nonprofit center where citizens and soldiers come together to learn about military history and affairs. The Pritzker Literature Award is sponsored by the Pritzker Military Foundation, which supports organizations that preserve military history and provides essential resource to active military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more, or to watch 2008 Literature Award recipient, Allan Millett, announce Showalter as winner of the 2018 prize, visit pritzkermilitary.org.

Norwich University has other ties to the Pritzker Literature Award, as 1958 Norwich graduate Carlo D’Este earned the distinction in 2011. Furthermore, as Norwich University prepares to celebrate 200 years in 2019, Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) and Norwich University trustee emerita, helped launch the university’s largest campaign with an unprecedented $25 million challenge gift in 2014. Norwich recently announced that Pritzker’s name will be one of 78 names engraved on a granite staircase in commemoration of Norwich University’s bicentennial.

About TAWANI Enterprises

TAWANI Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, specializes in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit http://www.tawanienterprises.com.

About the Pritzker Military Museum and Library
Founded in 2003, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, located in downtown Chicago, is a nonprofit center where citizens and soldiers come together to learn about military history and affairs. The Museum and Library feature an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Programs include a lending library, the archives, recorded TV shows, podcasts and oral histories, and museum exhibits. To learn more about the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, visit www.pritzkermilitary.org or @PritzkerMilitaryLibrary on Facebook.

About Pritzker Military Foundation
The Pritzker Military Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grant making organization furthering the mission and vision of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. The foundation supports organizations that preserve military history and provide essential resource to active military, veterans and families of service members in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. The Pritzker Military Foundation has given more than $4.2 million since its inception in 2017 and has pledged another $7 million in commitments through 2021. To learn more, visit http://www.tawanifoundation.org/about-us/pritzker-military-foundation.

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.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

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

Norwich University Appoints John Hart as New Museum Director

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 27, 2018

Norwich University has appointed John Hart as director of the Sullivan Museum and History Center.

Hart has worked in the museum field for the past 15 years. He most recently served as museum registrar for the Sullivan Museum and History Center, where he organized the collection of over 15,000 objects and undertook one of the first major inventories of the collection in the history of the university. In the last four and a half years, he cataloged nearly 4,000 new acquisitions for the collection ranging from major pieces of art to uniforms to one-of-a-kind objects related to alumni spanning the university’s 200-year history.

Hart holds a Master of Arts in History Museum Studies from The Cooperstown Graduate Program and a Bachelor of Arts in History from St. Michael’s College.

As museum director he is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, oversight and vision for the operations and future initiatives of the museum.

“As director, I want to see the museum become a place where people can come and learn not just about Norwich, but about the contributions Norwich alumni, faculty, staff, and current students have made to society, both at home and abroad,” Hart said. “I want visitors to understand that Norwich’s influence goes far beyond Northfield and has significant impact the world over.”

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is the only museum in Vermont to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum has permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is open to the public from 8 until 4 Monday through Friday, but is closed on holidays. Admission is free.  For more information, please visit http://www.norwich.edu/museum.

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.

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

General Richard I. Neal to Give Commencement Address for Norwich’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 8, 2018

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is proud to announce that author, highly decorated U.S. Marine and Norwich Trustee General Richard I. Neal will deliver the university’s 2018 Commencement address to over 500 graduating students on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Born in Hull, Massachusetts, Neal studied history and education at Northeastern University in Boston before commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1965. In the ensuing 33 years, Neal commanded at every level within the Marine Corps—battery, battalion, brigade—and was the Commanding General of the Second Marine Division. He served two tours in Vietnam and was twice honored with the United States’ third-highest award for gallantry, the Silver Star Medal. Among his many decorations, Neal has received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Bronze Star (with valor device); the Defense Superior Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster); and the Purple Heart.

During Operation Desert Storm, Neal served as the deputy director of operations for General Norman Schwarzkopf; in this capacity, Neal was responsible for briefing the international press on the war. He was promoted to four-star rank in 1996 and assumed the duties of assistant commandant of the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1998.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Neal has served as the president of three private sector companies that deal in the licensing of intellectual property, as well as chairman of the board for the Military Officers Association of America. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for several organizations to include Humanetics Corporation and Steel Partners Holding, LP; and he serves on the Norwich University board of trustees. Neal was the senior mentor for the United States Marine Corps for five years and is currently a senior fellow for the National Defense University. He recently published a memoir entitled, “What Now, Lieutenant?” lessons from which he will share with graduates at the 2018 commencement ceremony.

The June 22 commencement ceremony is the culmination of the weeklong annual Residency Conference, where over 500 students representing 12 online graduate programs and four bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will come together for a week of academic capstone work and conferences. Gathering from across the country and around the globe under the theme of “Build on the Past. Lead into the Future,” these Norwich students will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers, faculty and staff on the Norwich University campus in Northfield, Vt.

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.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s nearly 200-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; graduate certificates; and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

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

Norwich University Graduates Over 500 Students

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 12, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Norwich University graduated over 500 students from 33 undergraduate academic programs and the Master of Architecture program. The Class of 2018 hailed from 33 U.S. states and 10 different countries abroad. The largest numbers of graduates were in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Management, Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Biology.

At a 2 p.m. ceremony held in Shapiro Field House, U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University James G. Stavridis delivered the university’s 2018 Commencement address to the graduating seniors, comprised of 197 civilian students and 312 students in the Corps of Cadets. Just over 100 graduates will commission into the military in a ceremony on Sunday.

In his address, Stavridis connected the graduates’ educational experiences to their roles in helping to solve the most pressing problems of the day to include: a return of the great power politics; threats to democracy; climate change and pandemic. He noted there are many ways to serve the country in addition to military service and their role in building a strong military. He urged the Class of 2018 to “Listen better – to each other, allies, friends and partners and the ‘other’.”

“Pledge to build intellectual capital now…keep educating yourself…read extensively and learn a language…[and] hold onto our values.”

He further advised the graduates: “You can help security by facilitating the rise of women…and rely upon alliances and partnerships.”

Stavridis retired from the Navy in 2013 after 37 years of service and became dean of The Fletcher School in summer 2013. He is the author of several best-selling books, including: “The Accidental Admiral;” “The Leader’s Bookshelf;” and “Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans.”

During the ceremony, Stavridis received an honorary Doctor of Naval Science degree.

Stavridis (pictured in the final photo provided) is a retired United States Navy admiral and the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He serves as the chief international diplomacy and national security analyst for NBC News in New York. He is also chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an associate fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and five awards of the Legion of Merit. He is author or co-author of several books on naval ship handling and leadership, including “Command at Sea,” “Destroyer Captain,” and “Partnership for the Americas” about Latin America.

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, over 100 students will commission into four branches of the U.S. military.

U.S. Marine Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow ’83 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers commissioning into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines and their families during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 13, at 9 a.m.

In his address, the Marine officer will touch on themes of service to nation and the importance of a military commission.

These are the anticipated commissioning numbers:

Navy: 12

Marines: 12

Army: 90

Air Force: 25

A photo gallery of commencement photos is available for download here: http://bit.ly/2IbXs0O; password to download is ‘norwich’ lowercase, no quotes.

Please attribute photos to Mark Collier/Norwich University.

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 Announces Vermont Genetics Network Research Grant Funding

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 1, 2018

Norwich University officials announced that several members of the faculty have secured competitive research grants through the Vermont Genetics Network, which is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). In addition, Norwich has received funding to award three student fellowships for research during either the summer or academic year.

The professors and their research:

  • Megan Doczi (pictured) in Biology received a Pilot Award for $25,000 titled “Pharmacological Isolation of Kv1 Channels During Hypothalamic Development.”
  • Joe Latulippe in Mathematics received a Project Award for $75,000 titled “Mathematical model for the effects of Amyloid beta on calcium regulation.”
  • Tom Shell in Chemistry received a Project Award for $75,000 titled “Tissue Penetrating Photopharmaceutical to Head and Neck Cancers.”
  • Brian Glenney in Philosophy received a Small Award for $5,000 titled “Heading off Helmut Interventions for Injury Prevention in Skateboarding.”

VGN has additionally awarded Norwich three student fellowships for research during the summer or academic year to work with any of these funded faculty. In addition, some students are directly funded through the faculty’s Project Awards.

Molly Alfond, Mathematics, and Tom Wagner, Physics, will work with Dr. Joe Latulippe. Mallory Dutil, Environmental Science and Chemistry; Dillon Zites, Biology; and Colter Sheveland, Biochemistry, will work with Dr. Tom Shell. Additionally, two Norwich students were accepted to the Vermont Genetics Network’s undergraduate student summer research program. Lauren Kenneally, Nursing, will work with Dr. Paul Holtzheimer at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Warren Yacawych, Exercise Science, will work with Dr. Bryan Ballif with the Department of Biology at the University of Vermont.

“The impact of these awards will be far-reaching, not only on the professional development of the faculty and students that are working on the projects, but in recovered indirect costs that are generated from the grants that continue to support research in the departments, colleges, and university,” Norwich’s VGN Coordinator and Professor of Mathematics Darlene Olsen said.

Norwich University’s Office of Academic Research encourages and supports Norwich faculty and students in their efforts to carry out original research, scholarship and creative projects, and to promote the exchange of their results at all levels within academia so as to contribute to global knowledge and further enhance our academic reputation.

“The Vermont Genetics Network has been the funding source responsible for furthering my passion in biomedical research since I began undergraduate coursework,” Yacawych said. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at a research institution this summer, and to work with researchers that I would not have had the chance to otherwise study under.”

“The Vermont Genetics Network summer research opportunity ties together my interests, goals, and background and helps me network with people at both the VAMC and Dartmouth. I’m really hoping to work at the VAMC after graduation and obtain further education to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. This VGN internship in behavioral health research is helping me along that path and I couldn’t be more excited!” said Class of 2019 nursing student Kenneally.

Over the past decade Norwich has grown its investment in faculty and undergraduate research of endowed income and reinvested grant overhead to over $800K, to go along with approximately $3 million annually of externally acquired research and institutional grants managed by the Office of Academic Research. Approximately 300 students have conducted research since the Office of Academic Research was created in 2007, thus formalizing research activities at Norwich.

Research reported in this release was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103449. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS or NIH.

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 Receives $170K NSA/NSF Grant to Host Two GenCyber Summer Camps

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

April 30, 2018

Norwich University has earned two grants totaling over $170,549 from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host two summer camps. Now in its fourth year, GenCyber@NU will be joined by a new advanced camp, GenCyberForensics@NU. The camps will teach high school juniors and seniors about CyberSecurity.

These comprehensive programs are free to all participants and will be taught by standout Norwich faculty and students including Director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics Professor Huw Read and Associate Director for Computer Science and Computer Science and Information Assurance programs Matthew Bovee.

Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2018. Deadline to apply to both camps is May 9, 2018. All expenses for the week-long programs, including tuition, room and board, and applicable local commuting to and from the Norwich University campus, field trips, and other program fees are at no cost to GenCyber participants.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript via the online submission form: http://bit.ly/2rbtXRe

The Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp runs July 22-28, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber: Learn about information security and cyber forensics through lectures, labs and from guest speakers.
  • Hands-On Exercises: Cyber camp counselors and faculty will reveal the inner workings of computers, networks, security and forensics in a “War Room.”
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including a cyber treasure hunt where the rogue WiFi hotspots mark the spot.
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in cyber and facilitate a Q&A with campers about life as a cyber specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A tasty trip to the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will show how cyber is everywhere, even in the heart of an ice cream factory, and learn what happens during a real cyber-security attack on a national infrastructure with various hands-on team exercises.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.

The Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp runs July 29-August 4, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber Forensics: Learn about the different jobs you can do within forensics, and get a sense of each.
  • Deep-dive: Enjoy detailed training with hands-on exercises in several tools used for analyzing computers and mobile devices – with the opportunity to take a certification exam!
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including Norwich’s first digital detective whodunit! Did we mention you get to keep the mobile phone?
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in forensics and facilitate a Q&A about life as a
    forensic specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A look at how industry is helping to combat challenges to new
    technology such as the Internet of Things.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners by DontPayFull.

Additionally, GenCyber@NU participants will be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which campers keep at the end of the program. GenCyberForensics@NU participants will be provided with hardware and software to perform mobile security assessments, which campers keep at the end of the program.

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 Information Assurance 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 ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

For more information, please visit: http://profschools.norwich.edu/business/gen-cyber-camp/

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