Norwich Museum Presents Historian on Partridge’s Rugged, Outdoor Lessons

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 15, 2018

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents Norwich historian Dr. Gary Lord on “Norwich Pedestrian Excursions: Learning in the Field,” in a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at noon.

The event, sponsored by the Sullivan Museum and History Center Associates, includes a light lunch and is free and open to the public.

When Captain Alden Partridge established his military academy in 1819 he introduced a highly innovative system of education that included field excursions as an integral part of the learning experience of his students. These “pedestrian excursions” not only challenged students to endure “hardship and fatigue” but provided opportunities to supplement classroom instruction with what Partridge called “practical and everyday knowledge of the world”–knowledge which “can never be derived from books.”

The field excursions undertaken by Partridge’s students extended to the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, westward along the Erie Canal to Niagara Falls, and southward as far as Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon. These field trips provided students with valuable experiences in botany, mineralogy, surveying, engineering, military science, political economy, and history. Student participants observed factories, navy yards, arsenals, waterworks, canals, railroads, and bridges. They also visited legislative assemblies, museums, and historic sites.

Clearly, Alden Partridge was one of the very first American educators to grasp the pedagogical value of experiential learning and give it a prominent place in the curriculum of higher education.

Gary Lord is Emeritus Dana Professor of History at Norwich University. His fields of interest include American Colonial History and the Early U.S. Republic. Lord has a particular interest in the early 19th century educational reformer Alden Partridge who placed a high priority on experiential education and assigned it a prominent place in his innovative system of education. Lord has written extensively on Partridge and in 1981 led a group of Norwich and Dartmouth College students, along with a contingent of faculty, in a recreation of Partridge’s 1821 expedition to measure the height of Mount Washington.

The talk is held in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibit, “Explorers of Norwich: On Land and Sea,” which runs through June 30, 2018. The exhibition focuses on the stories of Norwich alumni who traversed the United States, the continents and the world to learn of new lands and opportunities on behalf of the still young United States. Also on display is “Discovering Mother Tongues: Writing, Place, and Identity.” This exhibit asks: what about the perspectives of those that explorers encountered? Each piece features text in a writing system on the verge of extinction, carved in wood from the region where that culture lives.  “Discovering Mother Tongues” is sponsored by Norwich University’s Academic Achievement Center, and the International Center.

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 until 4 Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 11 to 4 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 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 Associate Professor Gina Sherriff Awarded the Vermont Women in Higher Education Carol A. Moore Scholarship

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 14, 2018

Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) awarded its annual professional development scholarship to Norwich University Associate Professor Gina Sherriff in December to support her work in mentoring women on campus.

The scholarship, named after Lyndon State College’s former president, Carol A. Moore, recognizes women working in Vermont higher education who aspire to advance their careers. This scholarship awards up to $1,000 for professional development.

Sherriff earned the award for her proposal to attend the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program in order to strengthen her skills in mentoring women on campus in her temporary appointment heading Norwich’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. Sherriff’s scholarship will be applied towards the NCFDD Faculty Success Program in a 12-week intensive mentoring program designed to increase faculty productivity and retention, and to create a network of faculty across the country. Norwich University is co-sponsoring Sherriff’s participation in the program through the Offices of the Provost and Academic Research.

“By participating in the Faculty Success Program, I will become a stronger and more confident leader on my campus and, in turn, will be ready to mentor other women and help them achieve their personal and professional goals,” Sherriff said.

Sherriff holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Yale University, and has been teaching a Spanish curriculum at Norwich since 2011.

VWHE is celebrating its 40th year and is affiliated with the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group and Women’s Network. VWHE works to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education, promote women’s leadership and encourage and support women leaders of diverse backgrounds. The organization maintains an open membership policy and welcomes the participation of Vermont women from all levels of administration, staff and faculty.

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’s Peace and War Center Presents Founder of Afghanistan’s Only Girls Boarding School

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 13, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center presents “Opportunities and challenges of establishing Afghanistan’s first and only all-girls boarding school” a presentation by Shabana Basij-Rasikh, School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) President & Co-Founder on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 12-1 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room.

This event is free and open to the public. For background, Basij-Rasikh’s TED talk about pursuing education under Taliban rule is available here.

Afghanistan has been embroiled in war for decades now, which has had a significant impact the life of women in the country, especially their education. Currently, only one in four girls receive a secondary education, which is due to the tremendous obstacles they face to attend school. The School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) is trying to address this by establishing the first and only all-girls boarding school in the country. Their mission is to provide Afghan girls a rigorous education that promotes critical thinking, a sense of purpose, and respect for self and others.

Since its establishment in 2008, SOLA students have represented 23 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, they have sent more than 45 students to colleges and universities abroad, who have received more than 194 years’ worth of scholarships, valued at $9.4 million. Shabana Basij-Rasikh will tell the story of founding Afghanistan’s first and only all-girls boarding school and how she believes it is the key to establishing a peaceful, united and prosperous Afghanistan.

Born and raised in Kabul, Basij-Rasikh finished high school in the U.S. through the State Department’s Youth Exchange Studies program. She went on to attend Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating magna cum laude in International Studies and Women & Gender Studies in 2011. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from SOAS University of London.

While at Middlebury, Basij-Rasikh was awarded a Davis Peace Prize—with which she built wells in the outskirts of Kabul—and was selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2010. She also received the Vermont Campus Compact 2011 Madeleine Kunin Public Service Award for outstanding leadership and service to others.

While still in college, Basij-Rasikh co-founded SOLA—School of Leadership, Afghanistan, a nonprofit dedicated to giving young Afghans access to quality education abroad and jobs back home. After graduating from Middlebury, she returned to Kabul to turn SOLA into the nation’s first boarding school for girls. SOLA provides college preparatory courses to students aged 11-19 representing all major ethnic groups, religious sects, and tribes. It also helps graduates enter universities worldwide and return to substantive careers in Afghanistan, where they often become the first women to enter their fields.

During this period, Basij-Rasikh served as the National Gender Mainstreaming Advisor at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development’s National Solidarity Program in Kabul, but left the position in 2012 to focus on SOLA full time. In addition to leading SOLA, Shabana’s advocacy work on the importance of educating girls takes her around the world. She is a global ambassador for Girl Rising, a call to action seeking investment in girls’ education worldwide. In recognition for her work, Basij-Rasikh was named one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers, and one of CNN International’s Leading Women of 2014.

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 Presents Award-Winning Real Estate and Community Developer Elinor Bacon of E.R. Bacon Development

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 5, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues its lecture series with Elinor Bacon, President, E.R. Bacon Development, who will discuss her experience in the world of real estate and community development in both the private and public sectors in a lecture at Chaplin Hall on Friday, February 23, at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, all lecture series events are free and open to the public. The School of Architecture + Art’s 2017-18 Lecture Series is themed: “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism.”

Elinor Bacon, the 2017 recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects D.C.- Washington Architectural Foundation Glenn Brown Award, has more than 35 years’ experience in housing, real estate and community development.

Currently, Bacon is a partner in the nationally acclaimed project, The Wharf, a mile-long stretch along the Washington Channel, Potomac River in Washington, D.C., developed with restaurants, retailers, residences, businesses and performance venues, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette. In 2002, she formed E.R. Bacon Development, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm that focuses on urban infill, mixed use, mixed income development, affordable housing and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Beginning in 1997, Bacon served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD, during the Clinton Administration. In 2001, Bacon launched the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, a quasi-public real estate development corporation established by the Washington D.C. Council, with the mission to spur economic development throughout the District.

Bacon studied at Bennington College, earned a bachelor’s degree from The New School for Social Research, New York City, and a master’s degree in Chinese Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Congress for The New Urbanism. She is a member of the Montpelier Development Corporation Board of Directors since 2016, and served on the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

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

Olmsted Foundation Funds International Immersion Trip for Future Military Officers

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Feb. 1, 2018

For the fourteenth year in a row, Norwich University has earned a $20,000 grant from the Olmsted Foundation to support the Peace and War Center’s Overseas Cultural Immersion Trip to Israel for students to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict firsthand.

The grant allows seven Norwich students who are on a commissioning track as active duty officers in the United States military to travel abroad to speak to the people and visit the places in person who comprise a relevant international conflict, free of any charge to the student.

“Thanks to the Olmsted Foundation’s focus on internationalizing American military officers, this grant allows Norwich’s future leaders an immeasurable international experience at no cost to the student,” Peace and War Center Director Travis Morris said. “This experience transforms students, tests their leadership skills through task assignments, and deepens greatly their understanding of these complex conflicts. This experience ultimately makes them smarter and more experienced military officers.”

This is the fourteenth year Norwich has received such a grant from the Olmsted Foundation. Since 2005, approximately 60 students have benefitted from this grant and have travelled to: Tanzania, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Croatia, Senegal, El Salvador, Chile, Turkey, Georgia and Israel.

New this year, two additional students not supported by the Olmsted grant will also participate to diversify the group. The Peace and War Center will choose and support a cadet planning to pursue an officer post with the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Coast Guard. An added layer of internationalization will complement the group through the participation of a cadet from and supported by the Royal Military College of Saint-Jean in Montreal. Peace and War Center students will travel up to Montreal to interview candidates for that position, which will fill the role as the Palestinian perspective contact. Other student roles include: team leader; communication officer; logistics officer; team analyst responsible for the out-report; travel coordinator; budget officer; Israeli perspective; and international perspective.

The Olmsted Foundation provides financial support to the three Service Academies and four of the Senior Military Colleges for these short-term immersion trips, which often provide the undergraduates with their first exposure to a foreign culture.

“We developed skills that will help us sort through floods of information and perspectives to form professional and culturally aware analyses, a skill that will be highly valuable in our futures as officers,” Cadet Elizabeth Gregory said of the 2017 trip to Israel.

Since 1959, the Olmsted Foundation’s Scholar Program has challenged young military officers to learn a foreign language and pursue graduate studies in that language at a foreign university. The Olmsted Foundation was created through an endowment from Gen. George Olmsted, an Army major general who served with distinction in World War II and went on to become a philanthropist and a successful businessman in the insurance and banking industries.

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 Celebrate Completed Renovation of Historic Weather Bureau Building, Ainsworth Hall

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 31, 2018

Norwich University officials will celebrate on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 12:45 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, a complete renovation to one of the oldest buildings on campus, the College of Liberal Arts’ academic building, Ainsworth Hall.

The public is invited to join President Richard W. Schneider, along with Provost Dr. Sandra Affenito and College Dean Ted Kohn, Ph.D., who will give remarks and invite faculty back into the building after seven-and-a-half months of construction costing $4.8 million. Please RSVP here: https://alumni.norwich.edu/AinsworthRibbonCutting.

Ainsworth Hall houses faculty offices and classrooms for Norwich’s Peace and War Center as well as the departments of History and Political Science and Justice Studies and Sociology.

When the building was originally built in 1910, it was designated the U.S. Weather Bureau, Northfield Station, from which official weather data was reported to the federal government to be used in weather forecasting.

Norwich University recently installed a new weather station on the roof of Tompkins Hall to provide weather data to support research in high-performance weather forecasting and green stormwater infrastructure. Check local Northfield weather here: https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/vt/northfield-center/KVTNORTH22.

This project is the second completed construction project undertaken as part of the $100 million Forging the Future campaign. The five-year campaign is timed to culminate during the university’s bicentennial in 2019 and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

Ainsworth Building Facts:

  • Complete Weatherization of the building, (energy cost savings and rebates from VEIC).
  • Additional 1810 gross square feet, creating a Mechanical room on the 3rd
  • Added a two-stop elevator.
  • A complete ADA and Life Safety upgrade, (lactation room).
  • New bathroom suites on every floor.
  • All new office furniture.
  • The new technology has been installed for presentation and multi-location teaching and conferencing.
  • Two rooms added to the campus scheduling system for multi-purpose.
  • The old south wing of Ainsworth was removed and replaced with new construction, employing the most modern building methods.

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
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Center for Global Resilience & Security Awarded Grant from High Meadows Fund

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 22, 2018

Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience & Security was awarded $2,500 from the High Meadows Fund for Resilient Vermont network planning.

The Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) is a Norwich University research center of excellence dedicated to the advancement of the interrelationships between human resilience and sense of security in the face of global challenges. CGRS is focused on challenges in the areas of climate change, water, energy, and infrastructure and their impact on resilience and security. CGRS crafts creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions for building resilient communities, through inter-disciplinary research and design collaboration. The center is directed by Dr. Tara Kulkarni, associate professor in Norwich University’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Management.

Upon inception in March 2017, CGRS took over the role of coordinating the Resilient Vermont Network from the Institute of Sustainable Communities (ISC), which was formed in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene and the devastating effects the storm had on Vermont communities. Research shows that networks thrive on sustained coordination, which CGRS is committed to providing. Network members can share responsibility for advocacy, research and education to ensure Vermonters are well informed and aware of vulnerabilities but are also empowered to take action. This project will help us create a long-term plan to help the network grow and thrive with CGRS support, while achieving statewide resilience goals.

Under Kulkarni’s leadership, CGRS was awarded the grant in November 2017 to re-envision the mission, composition, role and responsibilities of the Resilient Vermont Network (RVT). The grant allows CGRS to engage both the Norwich community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the interested stakeholders from across the state of Vermont as it seeks to: identify critical ongoing functions and activities of RVT; solidify a structure and leadership plan for RVT; and capitalize on new opportunities and priorities such as clean water, CGRS’s new Academic Resilience Collaborative (ARC), and the Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP).

“CGRS brings Norwich University’s unique strengths in leadership, security, experiential education, and perseverance to resilient community building,” Kulkarni said. “Leading the RVT Network, and expanding collaboration across all Vermonters is integral to our efforts, and we are grateful for the support from the High Meadows Fund to keep this momentum going.”

ABOUT THE HIGH MEADOWS FUND

The High Meadows Fund promotes vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont, http://www.highmeadowsfund.org/. It is an affiliated fund of the Vermont Community 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.    

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

Public Event: Book Launch and Pop-Up Exhibit for “The Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architectural Education”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 17, 2018

Norwich University will celebrate “The Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architectural Education,” a new book edited by Assistant Professor of Architecture Tolya Stonorov, with a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. at the Sullivan Museum and History Center Rotunda. Refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to this free event which includes a pop-up exhibit of Stonorov’s original drawings from the book. Other Norwich book contributors, Associate Professor Danny Sagan, Dean of the College of Professional Schools Aron Temkin, Adjunct Professor Steve Kredell and alumnus Dan Wheeler, 2015, will be on hand to sign books and discuss their contributions.

“The Design-Build Studio” examines 16 international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. As a field guide to current trends in academic design-build studios, including Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art, the work offers a look into the different design-build processes and methodologies and how they can be used to transform communities.

Design-build supports the idea that building, making and designing are intrinsic to each other: knowledge of one strengthens and informs the expression of the other. Hands-on learning through the act of building what you design translates theories and ideas into real world experience. The work chronicled in this book reveals how this type of applied knowledge grounds us in the physicality of the world in which we live.

“The pedagogies and methodologies exhibited in ‘The Design-Build Studio’ embody the ethos of architecture education at Norwich, which is rooted in doing, but also in doing with purpose,” Stonorov said.

The book has received great praise since its recent publication. Bryan Bell, Executive Director of Design Corps, notes: “The Design-Build Studio is a deep dive into the methods and lessons of the important educational tool known as design-build. The content provides a thorough presentation of the state of the art, and allows the reader to compare and contrast the thinking and making of thirty of the outstanding leaders in the field. This book presents a learning opportunity that will allow us all to better define what works well, and move further forward in the evolution of this inclusive, pluralistic, and transformative teaching method.”

Clifford Curry, FAIA & Co-Founder of the Curry Stone Design Prize notes: “Stonorov advocates for a better architect – one that builds in a more complete way. The multi-faceted approach of building one’s designs with the added value of community contributions should be a required experience for every budding architect.”

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
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich Promotes Kathleen Murphy-Moriarty to VP of Communications

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 16, 2018

Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider announced the promotion of Kathleen Murphy-Moriarty to Vice President of Communications beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Murphy-Moriarty has led Norwich University’s Office of Communications since August 2013, when she was hired as Director of Communications and Marketing. She had previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for the State of Vermont.

The Office of Communications spotlights the leadership, service and academic excellence of Norwich University students, faculty, staff and alumni, and enhances and protects Norwich University’s reputation as a leading senior military college. Through brand management, compelling storytelling and the production of high-quality informative content, the Office of Communications enhances appreciation for Norwich University’s contributions to the world for the past 200 years and the understanding of its place of distinction within higher education.

“As we prepare to celebrate 200 years of Norwich University and enter into our third century of service to nation, never before has effective communication and brand management been more important,” Schneider said. “We are so grateful to have Kathleen, who has served Norwich expertly and admirably, forging the path of this very important new leadership position.”

Reporting directly to President Schneider, Murphy-Moriarty is responsible for managing the Norwich brand and developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive outreach strategy. She oversees a 16-person team that is responsible for advancing the university’s reputation, enrollment, alumni engagement, and fundraising.

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
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

U.S. Marine General to Speak at Norwich ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jan. 11, 2018

Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. U.S. Marine Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow ’83 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers 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.

Broadmeadow is the Deputy Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), one of nine Unified Commands under the Department of Defense. USTRANSCOM is a global Combatant Command with functional responsibilities for air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense, ultimately delivering national objectives on behalf of the President and Secretary of Defense.

Broadmeadow commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1983 after graduating from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His first operational assignment was as a Supply Officer with 9th Marine Amphibious

Brigade in Okinawa, Japan. He has served in a variety of command and staff billets in every element of the Marine Air Ground Task Force, at Headquarters Marine Corps, and on the Joint Staff. Notable staff billets include Prepositioning Officer for Plans, Policy and Operations at HQMC, the Assistant Chief of Staff (AC/S) N4 for Task Force 58 conducting the amphibious assault into Afghanistan following 9/11 and as the AC/S G-4 for 1st Marine Division during the attack to Baghdad in 2003 and the Division’s return to Iraq for stability operations in Al Anbar Province in 2004. He commanded 1st Supply Company in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and Combat Logistics Regiment 17. He was the Team Leader and Senior Advisor to the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division as it assumed responsibility for operations in Al Anbar Province Iraq in 2008 – 2009.

As a General Officer starting in 2009, LtGen Broadmeadow served as the Deputy Commanding General (CG) Marine Forces Pacific, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 505 for Operation Tomodachi conducting tsunami relief in Japan, CG 1st Marine Logistics Group deploying to Helmand Province Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011, CG 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, CG Marine Corps Logistics Command, Vice Director Joint Staff J-4, and CG Marine Corps Installation Command.

Broadmeadow is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College (non-resident programs), and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in 2001. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Norwich, he holds a dual Master of Arts in Business Administration and Computer Resources Management from Webster University, and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

At Norwich University’s May 13, 2018, joint services commissioning ceremony, Broadmeadow will address students commissioning into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines and their families. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. in Shapiro Field House, is part of Norwich University’s Commencement Weekend and is open to the public.

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