Norwich University Announces New Master’s in Athletic Training

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

December 10, 2018

Norwich University announced a new Master’s in Athletic Training beginning Fall 2019, at which point the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program will serve as an on-ramp to the master’s degree in a five-year program.

Starting in fall 2019, the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program will begin the transition to an accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training program, allowing students to earn their Bachelors of Health Sciences and Master’s in Athletic training in five years. A “3+2” program, students will begin graduate level course work in their fourth year, then continue through the summer and fifth year. The first Masters class is expected to complete their degrees in the spring of 2024.

This program is intended for anyone interested in entering the profession of Athletic Training. Norwich’s Health Sciences curriculum is designed to allow students to smoothly transition from their undergraduate degree into the Masters, and do so while completing both in five years. However, the graduate program is open to external candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s degree consisting of the appropriate pre-requisite courses.

“We are extremely excited about this new degree program” Athletic Training Program Director Greg Jancaitis said. “The timing of this transition process is perfect for us. Our educational standards are set to change in 2020, and this allowed us to design a completely new program focused on preparing students for the future of Athletic Training practice.”

The future of Athletic Training education and clinical practice will place an even greater emphasis on inter-professional collaboration, patient-centered care, healthcare informatics, and quality improvement. This evolution of the discipline is an excellent fit for the experiential learning, progressive leadership education that Norwich University has pioneered.

The Athletic Training program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) since 2005, and the CAATE has recently required that all programs that prepare students to sit for the national certification exam transition to Master’s degree programs.

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

Meet the Author Alex Kershaw & Book Signing Event “Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 26, 2018

Norwich University will hold a meet the author and book signing event with New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company in Boston’s Faneuil Hall from 3 – 5 p.m.

In honor of the university’s bicentennial in 2019, Norwich University recently released “Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University.” The beautifully written and illustrated book chronicles the history and legacy of the nation’s oldest private military college and birthplace of ROTC and the alumni who have defined American and world history over the past 200 years. Drawing upon Norwich University’s extensive archives and museum collection, Kershaw spent two years researching and writing the book. Kershaw’s compelling narrative style is interwoven with photos, maps, illustrations, and timelines. Deluxe and commemorative editions of “Citizens & Soldiers” will be available for purchase at this event.

A graduate of Oxford University, Kershaw is the author of 10 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. An honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division of the Virginia Army National Guard, Kershaw said he was drawn to the unique story of Norwich University shaped by its people and many ‘firsts’.

It was recently announced that Kershaw’s book, “The Liberator,” will be made into a four-part animated WWII drama series for Netflix.

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 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

Norwich University to Dedicate Cyber War Room to Judge Thaddeus Buczko

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 16, 2018

Norwich University officials have named the new $1.6 million Cybersecurity War Room located in the recently dedicated Mack Hall the Thaddeus Buczko ’47 Cyber War Room in honor of retired civil servant and prominent Massachusetts Judge Thaddeus Buczko, in a dedication ceremony held on Saturday, Nov. 10.

During the Saturday ceremony, Buczko joined Norwich President Richard W. Schneider (pictured), College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin, family and others to celebrate the honor.

“Ted has embodied the Norwich guiding value of service before self,” Schneider said during the ceremony. “With grateful appreciation for Ted’s service to Norwich University, the Mack Hall Cyber War Room is dedicated in his honor, with gratitude, by the Board of Trustees and the President of Norwich University.”

A native of Salem, Mass., Buczko graduated from Norwich University with honors in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. An Army veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the Korean War and retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Buczko was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1951 and served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Auditor and State Representative as well as the Salem community as Postmaster and City Councilor prior to his honorary appointment as Magistrate of the Probate and Family Court.

As a Norwich alumnus, Buczko has faithfully served as a member of the Norwich University Alumni Association, the Board of Fellows and the Partridge Society Board. In 1996, he received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Norwich University. In his enduring commitment to support Norwich University students, Buczko created the Buczko Family Scholarship and the Judge Thaddeus Buczko ’47 Scholarship to assist students with financial need. 

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 Museum Presents Expert on VT Railroad History

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 8, 2018

Join the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University for a Lunch and Learn program, “The Railroad History of the State of Vermont,” featuring Jim Murphy, on Thursday, November 15, at noon. This free event, sponsored by the Associates of the Sullivan Museum and History Center, includes a light lunch and is open to the public.

Jim Murphy, a resident of St. Albans, Vermont, and an expert on Vermont railroad history, will discuss the history of the Vermont Central Railroad including how the route was constructed from Windsor, Vermont, to Burlington, Vermont, between 1845 and 1849. During the initial phases of the VCRR, plans were drawn up for a link between Burlington and Montreal by another railroad company, Vermont & Canada, whose president was John Smith of St. Albans. By 1864 this railroad reached the Canadian border. By 1873 the railroads were merged and renamed the Central Vermont Railroad and were managed by Smith’s sons, John Gregory and Worthington C. Smith.

The talk, held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit, Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation, runs through December 21, 2018. This exhibition explores the truly amazing individuals who left Norwich University and began exacting career paths that shaped and changed our nation in the areas of railroad engineering, science, architecture, and infrastructure. The exhibit highlights the contributions made by Russell Porter (NU 1891), Edward Dean Adams (NU 1864), William Rutherford Mead (NU 1864), and Grenville Dodge (NU 1851).

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is the only museum in Vermont to be named a Smithsonian Affiliate. The museum is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. Admission is free. For more information about the programs or exhibit, please call 802-485-2183 or visit http://academics.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. 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 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 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