In Focus: Prof. Gina Sherriff Visits Madrid for Study Abroad Conference

By David Westerman, PhD
Norwich University Office of Academic Research

July 7, 2015

Norwich University Assistant Professor of Spanish Gina Sherriff snapped this picture of Madrid’s Gran Via upscale shopping street during a trip to the Spanish capitol to participate in an international faculty development seminar. Hosted by the Council for International Educational Exchange, the seminar focused on the importance of study abroad in the development of cultural competence. Her travel was supported by the Norwich University International Center, a Bride Family Foundation Fellowship, and Chase International Travel Funds.

The seminar explored the effectiveness of study abroad programs on cultural awareness, as well as pedagogical best practices for faculty leading programs abroad. Prof. Sherriff learned ways to help students navigate intercultural communication, recognize their own stereotypes and expectations while abroad, and set realistic linguistic and cultural goals for the study abroad experience. She met with colleagues around the world to share ideas about promoting intercultural competence through travel and study. Finally, the seminar exposed Prof. Sherriff to the most recent advances in intercultural learning, including the use of the Intercultural Development Inventory as a tool for program assessment.

Prof. Sherriff plans to use the knowledge she acquired to develop and lead a program to Nicaragua through Norwich’s Maymester Global Classroom series to begin May 2016.

About the Author: David S. Westerman, PhD, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Geology at Norwich University and the Associate Vice President for Research in the university’s Office of Academic Research.

Gallery: Norwich University’s 2015 Commencement Celebration

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Norwich Students Make Colorful Splash at Hindu Holi Festival

Students at Norwich University throw colored powered to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors and love. The March 19, 2015 event was organized by the NU Intercultural Student Organization as a fundraiser. Photographs by Mark Collier, Norwich University Office of Communications

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Norwich Cadets Dance With Area Seniors at Valentine Ball

February 12, 2015

The 28th Annual Valentine’s Day Ball was held last night at the Mayo Health Center in Northfield, Vermont, where Norwich University Cadets serve as escorts for residents of the retirement home. Big band music, dancing and fancy hors d’oeuvres add a festive spin to the night. “The residents look forward to this evening with great anticipation,” Mayo Activity Director Kim Marcotte told the Norwich Record last year. Adding pomp and circumstance to the ball, each resident is presented with a carnation, introduced, and then escorted through the arc of swords before being seated. Marcotte said conversation invariably marks the highlight of the evening for Mayo residents and Norwich cadets. “They share their life stories,” she said. “Some build lasting friendships.”

Text courtesy the Norwich Record alumni magazine. Photographs by Mark Collier, Norwich University Office of Communications

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Norwich Students Climb Mountains, In and Out of Classroom

February 12, 2015

Taking advantage of the abundant snow and ice this winter, eight Norwich students recently tried their hand at ice-climbing in Bolton Quarry in nearby Bolton Valley, Vermont. Ice climbing guide Josh Bossin (pictured in blue) led the outing for the first-time climbers. The day-long event was sponsored by the Norwich University College Activities Board through the university’s Shaw Outdoor Center. The event was the latest in an ongoing series of programs designed to expose students to new outdoor activities or build on existing climbing and cold weather survival skills.

Text and photograph by Mark Collier, Norwich University Office of Communications

At Nursing Home Ball, Young and Old Share A Gentle Twirl

A Norwich University Cadet shares a gentle twirl with a resident of the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield, Vermont. Each year male and female cadets from the nation’s oldest private military college organize the Mayo Ball, a formal dance for residents of the nursing home. Photograph by Mark Collier, Norwich University Office of Communications.