Norwich University Launches 2018-19 Architecture + Art Lecture Series with Alumnus and Student Researchers

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 10, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art kicks off the 2018-19 academic year with presentations from a graduate of the program and several students who conducted research abroad during an event on Friday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Free and open to the public, this event kicks of this year’s lecture series theme of DIVERSITIES.

This first event in the annual lecture series will feature alumnus Mike Lee (M.Arch., 2013), Architectural Designer at Payette, Boston, Mass. Lee’s lecture will follow brief presentations by three current Norwich Architecture students: GianCarlo Greco and Park Laflin on their service learning experiences in Tanzania and Michael Menn on his Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Moscow.

The theme of DIVERSITIES offers a range of events to engage the many kinds of diversity that inform and animate the practice and scholarship of architecture. A preview of the entire series is below; unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 4:00 pm and are in Chaplin Hall Gallery. All events are open to the public.

Antje Steinmuller will speak on Friday, October 5. Steinmuller is Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts, Oakland, Calif.; Principal of Studio URBIS, Berkeley, Calif.; and Co-founder of ideal x design, San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. On Friday, November 2, the School of Architecture+Art will travel to Burlington to view the international art exhibition, “I AM,” featuring 31 women artists from the Middle East, and hear participating Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib. The exhibition will be open from 2 pm and the lecture will begin at 4 pm at the exhibition venue, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (2 Cherry Street, Burlington).

Phyllis Kornfeld, artist and educator from Stockbridge, Mass., and author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America, will lecture on Friday, February 15, and will share a temporary “table display” highlighting the fruits of thirty years’ teaching the incarcerated. And on Friday, March 1, Francophone architect Lia Ruccolo, Principal of Lia Ruccolo Architecte, Montreal, Canada, will reflect on her international design practice.

The culminating event will be our Spring Symposium: Economic Diversity and the Built Environment. On Friday, April 5, a panel of scholars and practitioners will address the topic from multiple perspectives: Gina Merrit (Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, Washington, DC), Alex Schafran (Geography, University of Leeds, England), Barbara Wilson (Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia), Sarah Lopez (Architecture, University of Texas at Austin), and David Scheer (Minimum Viable Life, San Francisco, Calif.). The Symposium will run from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

In addition to the generous support of the Byrne Foundation, many events are further co-sponsored: Zughaib by the Interfaith Youth Core; Kornfeld by the Norwich School of Justice Studies & Sociology; Ruccolo by the Norwich French Program; the Symposium by the Norwich Center for Global Resilience and Security.

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 Welcome Alumni Back to Campus and Launch the “Year of Distinction” at Homecoming

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 7, 2018

Norwich University will host several thousand alumni and their guests during annual Homecoming festivities Sept. 12 – 16 and kick off the “Year of Distinction,” the beginning of a year-long commemoration culminating in the 200th birthday celebration in September 2019.

Highlights of Homecoming 2018, open to the public:

Thursday, Sept. 13 

  • 4 – 6 p.m. Mack Hall Dedication and unveiling of “Winter Twilight, Norwich University” by Sabra Field.

Friday, Sept. 14

  • 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Release of Norwich history book, “Citizens & Soldiers,” and reception with New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw, Mack Hall.
  • 3 – 3:45 p.m. Harmon Wall and Valor Plaque Ceremony, White Memorial Chapel.
  • 4:15 – 5 p.m. Corps of Cadets Review with Retreat (parade), Upper Parade Ground.
  • 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 200: Bicentennial Year Kick-Off, Shapiro Fieldhouse. Come experience the transformation of Shapiro Fieldhouse; sip on 14th Star Brewing’s latest Bicentennial Beer; and enjoy a world-class program including the premiere of the Year of Distinction video. $50.00/person includes a delicious three-course meal. To register: https://alumni.norwich.edu/Celebrate200KickOff.
  • Dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) Fireworks display. The public is invited to join the Norwich University community including many Norwich alumni at a fireworks display to be held at Homecoming. The display, put on by Northstar Fireworks, will originate from the softball field across the railroad tracks from Shapiro Fieldhouse and last approximately 10 minutes.
  • NU Sports: Women’s soccer begins at 3 p.m.; women’s volleyball begins at 5 p.m. and men’s soccer begins at 5:30 p.m. Check the schedule here.

Saturday, September 15 

  • 9:30-11 Alumni Parade with NU Corps of Cadets Review, Sabine Field. Watch it on live-stream here.
  • Beginning at 11 a.m. Three NU fall sports teams have games at home: men’s and women’s rugby, and football. Check the schedule here.
  • 1:40 p.m. Corps of Cadets Football March-On, Haynes Family Stadium at Sabine Field, to begin the football game against Castleton.

Also, new this year, Food Truck Alley will feature 10 food trucks throughout the day on the Crescent on Route 12/Main Street on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15 from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open to the public.

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 $3.5M in NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Scholarships

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 28, 2018

Norwich University has received a $3.58 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a “Scholarship for Service” program, in which student-recipients majoring in computer security and information assurance commit to work for the federal government following graduation.

A five-year grant to be disbursed from September 2018 – August 2023, this is a renewal of a scholarship program that Norwich has been involved in for years. Norwich University entered the NSF’s Cyber Corps in 2002. That qualifies the university to receive scholarship funds in this Scholarship for Service program, which is dedicated to cybersecurity education, workforce development and cybersecurity research opportunities.

Students enrolled in the program receive full tuition, housing, books and a summer internship. In return, they commit to work full time (year for year) for federal, state, local, tribal, or federally-funded research and development centers in the field of cybersecurity. Since 2002, 43 Norwich students have been part of the Scholarship for Service Community.

“Being part of the SFS program allows Norwich to attract top cybersecurity students who want real opportunities to make a difference in the world,” said Huw Read, director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics and Global Cyber Threat Observatory. “These scholars will not only train in current best practice to help secure the nation, but will engage in cutting-edge research projects helping to create a science of cybersecurity.”

Beginning this fall, five students will be attending Norwich on an NSF Cyber Corps scholarship. The timing is fortuitous: This fall Norwich opens a brand new academic building, Mack Hall, which houses a $1.6 million state-of-the-art cybersecurity War Room, a dedicated Digital Forensics laboratory, and a Cyber research lab, which are all powered by the Norwich University Center for Academic Computing-Digital Forensics (NUCAC-DF). The War Room seats 24 students and will be used to host cyber war games and teach students how to perform penetration tests. The Digital Forensics lab also seats 24 and contains state-of-the-art equipment to forensically analyze cellular devices, computers, and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT). Research work conducted in the separate Cyber research lab will be submitted to leading Cyber conferences around the world giving students an opportunity to present their research internationally.

NUCAC-DF serves students and faculty and is used for deploying specialist learning environments for the Computer Security & Information Assurance (CSIA) program, for fostering a culture of research amongst students, for outreach activities and for providing physical infrastructure for the very best students to manage and maintain.

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 ten 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

Norwich and CCV Sign Air Force Crosstown Agreement

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August 27, 2018

Contact:

Daphne E. Larkin

802-485-2886

dlarkin@norwich.edu

Katie Powers

802-262-6162

katie.powers@ccv.edu

Norwich and CCV Sign Air Force Crosstown Agreement

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University and Community College of Vermont (CCV) have signed a U.S. Air Force Crosstown Agreement allowing CCV students to participate in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Norwich. The ROTC program allows students pursuing a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to commission into the Air Force as Second Lieutenants after graduation. There are also scholarship opportunities for ROTC students who meet certain qualifications.

Norwich University hosts Air Force Reserve Officers Training (AFROTC) Detachment 867.

“Currently a majority of students who are members of Air Force ROTC here at Norwich University are from out of state,” said 1st Lt. Bradley Lilly, Recruiting Flight Commander at Norwich. “Creating this crosstown agreement opens up more opportunities that many Vermont college students have not had in the past. Our hope is to draw in more Vermonters to create a more diverse Air Force ROTC detachment, while giving students at CCV the opportunity to serve their country as a United States Air Force Officer.”

CCV has a long tradition of supporting veteran and military students, with roughly 400 enrolled in classes each year at its 12 campuses and center for online learning. CCV Veterans Service Coordinator Kyle Aines says the new agreement will help CCV expand that service. “This Air Force Crosstown Agreement is a monumental bridging opportunity for prospective students interested in education and a military career. CCV has made accessibility of education part of its mission, and with 12 locations across the state it has achieved just that,” said Aines. “Being a crosstown university means students from around the state can now take advantage of that accessibility for career advancement in the Air Force.”

Norwich University officials welcome the opportunity to host CCV students on campus, where they can learn about academics available to transfer students.

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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

CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.

 

Norwich University to Hold Summit on North Korea Nukes

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 22, 2018

Norwich University’s Peace and War Center will hold an inaugural Peace and War Summit in the newly built Mack Hall auditorium on September 17-18, 2018. The summit focuses on the North Korean nuclear and missile challenges, which are currently a central issue for peace and stability for the United States and the East Asian region.

This event is free and open to the public.

In March 2019, the Summit scholarship and policy implications will be published in the forthcoming “Journal of Peace and War Studies” by Norwich University Press.

At the 2018 Summit, South Korean Consul General Yonghyon Kim will deliver the keynote speech on the most updated condition of the North Korean nuclear/missile issue. Four panels, consisting of prominent scholars and policy experts, outline how four different perspectives, the U.S., China, Japan, and South Korea, highlight the current scholarship on North Korea. Moreover, the summit will include a roundtable debate over how to deal with nuclear North Korea. The summit also provides a forum for outstanding students to present their research related on peace and war.

Finally, the South Korean Consulate in Boston will provide an opportunity for all participants to experience Korean culture at Norwich University via a screening of the film, Ode to My Father, and by a special performance of traditional Korean dance/music.

For further information and online registration, please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/fgqgcw.

The Peace and War Center at Norwich University is an academic center of excellence for students, scholars, and practitioners that works to advance interdisciplinary knowledge on the relationship between peace and warfare at local, national, and global levels.  

2018 Peace and War Summit Schedule

 

Sunday (9/16) Monday (9/17)

 

Tuesday (9/18)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival at Montpelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:00-8:45

Breakfast (invitation only)

8:00-9:00

Breakfast (invitation only)

9:00-9:50

Opening Ceremony

Welcome & Keynote speech

9:25-10:40

Roundtable:

Dealing with Nuclear North Korea

 

9:50-10:00

Break

10:40-11:00

Break

10:00-10:50

Panel Session I

U.S. Perspective

 

11:00-12:30

Closed Workshop

 

10:50-11:00

Break

12:30-13:45

Luncheon (invitation only)

11:00-11:50

Panel Session II

Chinese Perspective

 

13:45-

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

11:50-12:50

Luncheon

(invitation only)

13:00-13:50

Panel Session III

Japanese Perspective

 

13:50-14:00

Break

14:00-14:50

Panel Session IV

South Korean Perspective

 

14:50-15:00

Break

15:00-15:50

Panel Session V

Student Research Presentations

 

16:00-18:00

Korean Film Screening

 

18:00-20:00

Welcome Dinner

(invitation only)

17:30-19:15

Summit Dinner

(invitation only)

19:30-20:45

Traditional Korean Music/Dance Performance

 

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 Welcomes ~800 Students in the Class of 2022

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 20, 2018

Norwich University begins the 2018-2019 academic year on Monday, Aug. 27, with approximately 800 new students comprising the Class of 2022.

These new students bring the total number of students enrolled in campus-based programs to about 2,400 students, which is the full capacity of the residential campus.

The Class of 2022 hails from 41 states across the United States and 14 countries abroad. The top 10 sending states are: Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Maine, Pennsylvania and California. The top five majors are: Criminal Justice, ‘Undeclared,’ Nursing, Computer Security and Information Assurance, and Management.

The Class of 2022 begins its Norwich career during the final year of the university’s largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history. “Forging the Future” aims to raise $100 million by the university’s bicentennial in 2019. Students arrived on campus to a brand new academic building, Mack Hall, as well as to renovations to existing buildings. Mack Hall features interactive classrooms; case-study spaces; pocket lounges; a high-tech, cyber-security War Room; and a 400-seat auditorium and performing arts center to host plays and musical events, symposiums and lectures, panel discussions and collaborative interaction. These construction projects have been completed as a result of and under the Forging the Future campaign.

“Norwich’s continuing ability to attract high-performing and motivated students to Vermont and our values-based education is evidence that our academic programs and experiential approach to education remain relevant to our mission of building and defending the republic,” President Richard W. Schneider said. With the arrival of the Class of 2022, Schneider begins his 27th year as Norwich’s president, one of the longest-serving presidents in the United States.

The Class of 2022 by the numbers:

  • Approximately 500 rooks – first year students in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets
  • Approximately 300 civilian students
  • 72 transfer students
  • 48 commuter students
  • 27 international students
  • 64 ROTC scholarships
  • 15 Civic Scholars
  • 14 Honors Program

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 Sullivan Museum & History Center Presents New Exhibit, “Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 16, 2018

The Norwich University Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “Innovators of Norwich: Building a Nation,” the second exhibition in a two-part series, with an opening reception Friday, Aug. 31, from 4 – 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception.

With so many innovative contributions made to the world by Norwich alumni, the Sullivan Museum and History Center needed two exhibits to feature the most compelling stories. This exhibition focuses on advances in railroad engineering, science, architecture, and infrastructure. Highlighted will be the contributions made by Russell Porter (NU 1891), Edward Dean Adams (NU 1864), William Rutherford Meade (NU 1864), and Grenville Dodge (NU 1851).

In addition, past and present innovative projects produced in Norwich University’s Design Build program–which combines students and faculty in architecture, construction management, civil engineering, and business management–will be featured. Come learn about the award-winning Delta T-90 solar house, the WheelPad, and CASA802 tiny houses, among other fascinating innovations.

This exhibition will remain on display until December 21, 2018.

The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center features permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is free and open to the public Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (during the academic year), excluding holidays. For more information, please visit http://www.norwich.edu/museum.

Image caption: The 200-inch prime-focus observing capsule was designed by Russell Porter (NU 1891). The astronomer rides in the capsule at the top of the telescope when taking photographs or using other equipment at the prime focus of the telescope. Courtesy of Archives, California Institute of Technology.

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

New Affordability Initiative Expands Access, Opportunity at Norwich University

Nation’s oldest private military college launches income share agreement program to tackle affordability, retention, and completion

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 17, 2018

Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States, today announced a new income share agreement initiative aimed at improving affordability, student retention, and degree completion. Beginning in fall 2018, Norwich undergraduate students will have the opportunity to opt-in to an innovative financing model in which they will pay reduced tuition in exchange for a set percentage of income after graduation over a set period of time.

As financial barriers and loan aversion continue to pose challenges for students’ college-going aspirations, persistence, and degree attainment, higher education institutions are turning to new strategies in an effort to expand access, increase affordability, and reduce the risk associated with paying for college. A growing number of colleges and universities have recently implemented ISAs as a new, student-centric model that aligns costs with outcomes.

“Norwich University is committed to offering this new way to help pay for college in a way that aligns incentives and helps reduce financial barriers to degree completion,” Norwich University Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Lauren Wobby said. “The new Norwich ISA program has the potential to increase educational access and attainment for our students.”

To develop its ISA program, Norwich tapped Vemo Education, a Virginia-based education technology company that works with higher education institutions to design, implement, and maintain income share agreement initiatives. Last year, Vemo powered $23 million of ISAs at a cross-section of colleges and universities across the country, including Purdue University, Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania, and Clarkson University in New York.

“In many cases, the college degree remains a prerequisite for social and economic mobility — but rising costs and questions about affordability often lead students to underinvest in their higher education or not finish their degree program,” Co-founder and CEO of Vemo Education Tonio DeSorrento said. “Income share agreements can address this challenge, supporting college-going aspiration among the students who can benefit the most from higher education.”

Known as the “birthplace of ROTC” (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps), Norwich University was founded in 1819 and now serves more than 2,400 undergraduates. The university’s new program, the first ISA initiative offered at one of the nation’s six designated senior military colleges, includes opportunities for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to opt into income share agreements. Seniors will also have access to a specialized ISA program designed to close funding gaps in their final semesters and help them complete their degree.

About Vemo Education

Vemo Education is an educational technology company that partners with colleges and universities to design, implement, and maintain income-based financing programs to address institutional goals ranging from educational access and opportunity to degree completion. Vemo Education’s team is committed to working with schools to use income-based financing to increase educational access, attainment, and reduce the risk of financing higher education. Learn more at www.vemo.com. 

Media contact:

Jenna Talbot, 202.479.7173, jenna@whiteboardadvisors.com 

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 Receives $20k Grant from TD Bank Charitable Foundation for Design Build Tiny House Project

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 9, 2018

Norwich University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to fund the design and building of additional tiny houses by students and faculty in the School of Architecture + Art and the David Crawford School of Engineering.

The grant will support the Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture (CASA) Initiative, a program within the College of Professional Schools that focuses on research and development of affordable housing for low-income families in Vermont. The first micro-house module produced through the CASA Initiative, the 324-square-foot CASA 802 (pictured), earned the 2016 People’s Choice Award from the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) and is now occupied by a low-income owner at the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Coop in Shelburne, Vermont.

A second iteration of a Norwich tiny house, the 288-square-foot SuCASA (Single-Unit CASA), made with nearly all locally sourced, sawn and produced materials will also be located in Shelburnewood. Additional versions of the house are now available from Fontaine Millwork & Forestry, a family-run sawmill in East Montpelier, Vt.

With this most recent grant, Norwich University is partnering with Down Street Design and the Mad River Valley Planning District to provide affordable housing at the Verdmont Mobile Home Park in Waitsfield, VT. With the building’s particularly tight envelope and an approximate annual electricity cost of $564, the tiny house directly aligns with Vermont’s 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan goals to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15% by 2025 and by more than one third by 2050.

“In the true Norwich traditions of experiential learning and service to others, we are offering students credit to research, develop and produce a house that offers a solution to the housing crisis in Vermont, and this generous gift from TD Bank Charitable Foundation is helping to make that possible,” said Aron Temkin, an architect, professor and dean of the College of Professional Schools at Norwich University.

“For over 20 years, design/build has been part of the College of Professional Schools’ curriculum,” School of Architecture + Art Director Cara Armstrong said.

Norwich students have been addressing Vermont community needs through the construction of full-scale projects such as a day-camp classroom and community building in Randolph; outdoor classrooms in Northfield and Twinfield; a passive solar addition to a local library in Roxbury; a mobile, solar-powered laboratory that travels throughout Vermont and New England; and the Delta T-90, its award winning entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

The CASA project’s primary objective is to develop a regionally derived, affordable housing model that will serve Vermont end-users.

“We ultimately aim to develop a modular system of tiny houses, units that can stand alone or be combined to create larger, cohesive structures depending on the needs of the occupant,” said Armstrong. “We have committed to continuing our work with students and faculty across disciplines to design and build adaptable and sustainable housing to be affordable by a family living at 80% of Vermont’s median income level and below.”

“TD is committed to driving positive change through working collaborations that enrich the lives of our diverse communities across Vermont,” said Phil Daniels, Market President, TD Bank. “We are honored to be a part of this effort, created by Norwich University, to help provide affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families and individuals in Vermont.”

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $193.8 million and 19,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The Foundation’s mission aligns with The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program that TD launched in March 2018 to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit TD.com/thereadycommitment.  More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit TDBank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit TD.com.

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