Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute launches six-week online professional development offering

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 2, 2017

Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute (NU LCI) has launched its first set of offerings, including a six-week online professional development course titled Leadership Challenge I. Registration for the May 29, 2017 session is now open.

The Leadership Challenge I offering is designed to help individuals hone their skills and reach their career goals by helping build their capacity to address today’s toughest leadership challenges. The offering will be delivered entirely online over a six-week period and will focus on helping individuals learn how to make a larger impact on their organization and other people, create a more agile and adaptable organization, communicate results effectively and access untapped skills in their employees. The Leadership Challenge I course includes a virtual Leadership Summit at the end of the fifth week.

In addition to the Leadership Challenge I, the Leadership & Change Institute also offers an Organizational Leadership Challenge I for employee groups who want to enhance their leadership abilities while working on their own organization’s challenges, as well as an Organizational Subscription Service with six offerings currently available and more under development.

“The NU LCI was built in response to the number one request from our university’s alumni: more Norwich leadership presence in our changing world and greater opportunities to participate in our leadership endeavors,” Executive Director, Stacie Morgan, Ph.D. said. “We have been helping organizations address their toughest leadership challenges in our on-campus Leadership Summits for over five years and are now poised to take this capability to the world.”

To learn more about the Leadership & Change Institute, visit online.norwich.edu/lci. The cost of Leadership Challenge I is $2,700.

About the Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute

The Norwich Leadership & Change Institute is a community of change leaders on a mission to pry organizational thinking, shed light on potential blind-spots, and make a difference in your life, your organization, and your results. With roots in Norwich University’s nearly 200-year legacy of developing leaders, the NU LCI is centered around developing student, alumni, individual, and organizational leadership capacity and will serve as an internal and external resource for addressing the toughest leadership challenges of today.

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 198 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning 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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Forbes awards Norwich University an ‘A’ for financial strength

August 23, 2016

Forbes Magazine found Norwich University to be in the top 20 percent of approximately 900 private colleges and universities ranked according to their financial strength, awarding Norwich a grade of ‘A’ for financial well-being.

Norwich University is one of only 177 schools out of nearly 900 to receive a grade of ‘A’ or higher. The strong financial footing of the university reflects unwavering leadership in development and acute financial practices.

With support of the Board of Trustees, President Richard W. Schneider has led this nearly 200-year old institution for the past 24 years. Schneider has attracted leaders in their fields to the board and appointed top performers to his cabinet.

One of the longest seated college presidents in the country, Schneider has worked with Norwich’s Board of Trustees to create a comprehensive strategic plan for the university entitled NU2019. This document articulates the course Norwich will take in its quest for excellence in academia, student life, improved national brand, and improved financial security for the year 2019, as the university celebrates its bicentennial and begins its third century of fulfilling its mission of service to its students and the nation.

During Schneider’s tenure, Norwich University has seen major improvements on multiple fronts.  Academically, four colleges now offer 39 different undergraduate majors, five of which are degree completion programs offered online. Other accomplishments include: an increase in total undergraduate enrollment by over 43%, from 1730 to approximately 2475, and enrollment in the Corps of Cadets by 50% from 941 to 1600; increased undergraduate student selectivity with an increase in average SAT scores and the percentage of applicants accepted dropping from 93% to 56%; establishment of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, which currently has more than 1600 online students enrolled in 16 programs including master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and professional certificates, and an Honors Program has been instituted.

Also under Schneider’s leadership, substantial additions to the physical plant have been made including Kreitzberg Library, Bartoletto Hall, Wise Campus Center, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Kreitzberg Arena, Shaw Outdoor Center and Doyle Hall, a biomass plant, two new dormitories, Dalrymple and South Halls; renovations to Haynes Family Stadium at Sabine Field and Kreitzberg Library as well as plans for new construction and investments from the Forging the Future $100 million five-year bicentennial campaign, culminating in 2019. The Sullivan Museum and History Center has also been recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate.

The university has produced positive financial results: net positive annual income; investment grade bond rating and increased its endowment from $40 million to over $208 million.

The Norwich Forever campaign exceeded the $55 million goal by raising $82 million. The Bearing the Torch effort exceeded the $20.2 million goal and raised more than $24 million. Schneider has led five consecutive campaigns, which have all exceeded the fundraising goals since “Norwich 2000” was launched in 1984.

Rankings are determined by these nine financial factors:

  1. Endowment assets per full time student
  2. Primary reserve ration, measuring expendable assets versus annual expenses
  3. Viability ration, which measures value of expendable assets relative to the university’s debt load
  4. Core operating margin, which measures amount of profit
  5. Tuition dependency
  6. Measure of growth of assets
  7. Admission yield, looks at how many accepted students attend
  8. Percentage of freshmen receiving institutional grants
  9. Instruction expenses per full time student

For more information, read the full report here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/schifrin/2016/07/06/forbes-2016-financial-grades-is-your-college-financially-fit/#4f9c56337309

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Class of 2020 Largest in Norwich History

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 18, 2016

Norwich University welcomes the largest incoming class in its history this fall with approximately 900 new students.

The Class of 2020 brings a strong academic background with average SAT scores of 1040 and an average grade point average of 3.07. Seventy-nine members of the class have received extremely competitive three or four-year ROTC scholarships, and seventeen students will join the Honors Program.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, Norwich welcomes approximately 600 first year members of the Corps of Cadets, called Rooks, for a week of orientation. Later that week, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, Norwich welcomes approximately 300 civilian students: about 270 residential and 30 commuter students. The first day of class begins on Monday, Aug. 29.

“I am so proud of the students we are retaining as well as those we are recruiting,” said President Richard W. Schneider. “This incoming class continues the year over year growing trend of impressive students both academically and in other areas that demonstrate service and leadership. Academically, this class reflects the priorities of Norwich’s strategic plan to leverage signature academic programs such as cybersecurity, engineering, justice studies and nursing, and to prepare future leaders who will help address our nation’s critical needs.”

The Class of 2020 by the numbers:

Top sending states:

  1. Massachusetts (168)
  2. Vermont (101)
  3. New York (86)
  4. New Jersey (66)
  5. New Hampshire (62)
  6. Connecticut (51)
  7. Florida (37)
  8. California (36)
  9. Texas (32)
  10. Maine (23)

Most popular majors are: Criminal Justice, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Security and Information Assurance and Civil Engineering.

With this new class, the total campus enrollment is approximately 2,475. The Corps of Cadets stands at approximately 1600; there are approximately 650 civilian students and approximately 225 commuter 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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University offers new major in exercise science

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 5, 2016

Beginning fall 2016 Norwich University will offer a new major, a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. 

The new program adds to the previously announced new Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and is part of an administrative restructure of the College of Science and Mathematics.

The new major will roll out this fall under the leadership of Assistant Professor Thomas Roberge, who also oversees Physical Education. Norwich University pioneered the academic study of physical education when in 1822 it was the first school to incorporate PE into the curriculum. Norwich’s founder, Captain Alden Partridge, was known in the early 19th century for his long distance hiking as described in this article.

Exercise science was previously offered as a concentration of the Physical Education program.

“Norwich is such a physically active community, it just makes sense to elevate this program to full major status so that our students can immerse themselves in the science of how to be physical in the most efficient and effective ways and then pass that knowledge on,” Roberge said.

The mission of the Exercise Science major is to provide undergraduate students with the tools to become experts of the human body and the science behind how exercise can impact the human body in a positive manner. A combination of the study of physical exercise and laboratory explorations, the Exercise Science program will have a solid foundation in the natural sciences and will educate highly trained individuals, who are needed to educate people on how to exercise appropriately without causing undue harm.

Norwich University offers 39 different undergraduate majors, 5 of which are degree completion programs offered online, and 13 master’s degrees, 12 of which are offered online.

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Announces Dana Professor, Faculty Awards

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 19, 2016

Recognizing outstanding scholarship and teaching, Norwich University faculty have named Mathematics Professor Daniel McQuillan a Charles A. Dana Professor. The prestigious award carries a $10,000 annual stipend.

McQuillan (pictured above) has taught 17 different mathematics courses since arriving at Norwich University in 2002, teaching most often: Discrete Mathematics; Calculus; Mathematics: A Liberal Art; and the Mathematics capstone (senior seminar) course.

In addition to the teaching of standard courses, McQuillan’s work has included summer research mentoring, leading to the publication of four professional peer-reviewed papers with Norwich University student coauthors. He also organizes Norwich’s involvement in the Putnam Mathematics competition, which can involve weekly meetings with interested students in which connections between different areas of mathematics are explored by solving unusual problems.

“A Charles A. Dana Professorship is a tremendous honor and an even greater responsibility,” McQuillan said. “I will take it as an enormous, daily challenge to live up to the expectations that we should all have of Dana Professors—I will try! I am extremely grateful to Norwich University—and in particular to my wonderful colleagues—for providing an environment where it is possible to do great things.

“Our best work is still ahead of us.”

A committee of current Norwich University Dana professors selected McQuillan for the award, which was announced during Commencement ceremonies on May 14.

The university’s Dana program works to recruit and retain an outstanding full-time faculty recognized for their scholarship and teaching excellence. Tenured full professors from all academic disciplines are eligible.

In 1974, the Charles A. Dana Foundation, a philanthropic foundation that funds research nationwide, presented Norwich University with an endowment designed to supplement salaries of full-time senior faculty members. Since the first nominations in 1975, Norwich has named 23 Charles A. Dana Professors.

Board of Fellows Faculty Development Prize

The Norwich University Faculty Development Committee announced today that Joe Latulippe, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, will receive this year’s $8,000 stipend for the Board of Fellows (BOF) Faculty Development Prize for “Modeling the Effects of Synaptic Plasticity on the Firing Patterns of Neurons.”

The BOF Faculty Development Prize is funded annually by the BOF in its role of stimulating and rewarding the University Faculty for creative and pragmatic research efforts.

Other Faculty Awards

Norwich University officials announced the recipients of Independent Study Leave (ISL) awards; Charles A. Dana Research Fellowships; Curriculum Development Fellowships; and Charles A. Dana Category I Grants for the 2016-17 academic year.

Independent Study Leave

  • Brett Cox, Professor, Dept. of English and Communications, to work on several pieces of short fiction.
  • Eleanor D’Aponte, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Art, for “The Tapestry of Concrete: Design Research and Casting of Prototypical Concrete Wall Panels Using Fabric-Formwork.”
  • Lauren Howard, Professor, Dept. of Biology and Physical Education, for “Howard’s Handbook: A Guide to Native, Naturalized and Commonly Cultivated Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines in the Northeast.”
  • Carl Martin, Associate Professor, Dept. of English and Communications, for “Domesticating Henry V: Hoccleve’s ‘To Henry V and the Company of the Garter.’”
  • Penny Shtull, Professor, School of Justice Studies and Sociology, for “Stalking on Campus: Awareness for College Mental Health Counselors.”

Charles A. Dana Research Fellowships

 Megan Doczi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology and Physical Education, for “Localization of the Insulin-sensitive Kv1.3 Ion Channel During Brain Development.”

  • Elizabeth Gurian, Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies and Sociology, for “Reframing Mass Murder Within Empirical Research.”
  • Yangmo Ku, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History and Political Science, for “The Politics of Economic Reform in Communist States: North Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam in Comparative Perspective.”
  • Tim Parker, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Art, for “Art and Architecture of Religious Pluralism: Historiography and Theoretical Framework.”
  • Tolya Stonorov, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Art, for The Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education.
  • Moses Tefe, Assistant Professor, David Crawford School of Engineering, for “A Strategy for Identifying High Pedestrian Crash Zones in Accra-Ghana.”

Curriculum Development Fellowships 

  • Gina Sherriff, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages, for “Language Leadership Modules for the Spanish Program.”
  • Darlene Olsen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, for “A Case Study Approach to Teaching Statistics to Health Science Majors.”

Charles A. Dana Category I Grants 

  • Natalia Blank, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Danner Friend, Associate Professor, David Crawford School of Engineering
  • Emily Gray, Associate Professor, Dept. of History and Political Science
  • Llynne Kiernan, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Rob Knapik, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics
  • Yangmo Ku, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History and Political Science
  • Emily Meyer, Assistant Professor, School of Justice Studies and Sociology
  • Judith Stallings-Ward, Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern Languages

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University hosts Resilient Vermont Conference

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 13, 2016

Norwich University is hosting the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ inaugural Resilient Vermont Conference Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.

This interactive event will bring together community leaders, municipal officials, organizations and agencies working to strengthen Vermont’s resilience to climate change and other challenges. Participants will gain the skills, ideas, inspiration, connections and resources for on-the-ground action to make the community stronger, more vibrant, and better prepared.

“Vermonters continue to face climate-related challenges like powerful storms and warming temperatures, all while navigating shifting economies and new policies,” conference organizer Rebecca Stone said. “We must act now to protect our treasured people and places.”

The conference offers over 30 workshops including several led by Norwich faculty and staff. On Saturday, Associate VP for Communications and Marketing Kathleen Murphy-Moriarty will teach about effective messaging; Professors Huw Read and Kris Rowley will present on cybersecurity Friday and Saturday; Professor of Civil Engineering Edwin Schmeckpeper will serve on Friday’s panel discussing “Housing Vulnerable Populations;” Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Tara Kulkarni will serve on Friday’s panel “Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure,” and is part of a three-person team leading the “GSI: Northfield – Walking Tour of Green Infrastructure and Flood Recovery,” which is offered on both Friday and Saturday.

In August 2011 Hurricane Irene devastated parts of the town of Northfield. In the months that followed, Norwich students gave over 4,000 hours in clean up and recovery efforts.

Norwich was the first private school in the country to teach engineering, and

according to APPA data, Norwich University has been one of the most energy efficient campuses in the country for the past 20-plus years.

Norwich has undertaken a wide range of measures to improve energy efficiency on campus including: upgrade to more efficient boilers at its Central Power Plant; replacement of all old, poorly insulated steam distribution lines; installation of a cogeneration system; use of powerful building control systems; installation of heat recovery systems; building of a biomass system that replaces the burning of fuel oil with the burning of locally-sourced wood chips to heat 98 percent of campus, and use of only high efficiency lighting and motors.

Norwich has two LEED certified dormitories, and all renovations and new construction includes the installation of proven, high efficiency systems.

Norwich University is committed to providing a world class education by integrating sustainability across curricula. Recent projects include: an award winning solar house in the US Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon; affordable, micro solar houses; original research in water run-off filtering and recovery, and building an outdoor classroom at Northfield High School.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the two-day conference (cost $45) see the conference website: https://resilientvt.org/action/conference/.

About the Institute for Sustainable Communities

An international nonprofit organization, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has 25 years of practical experience working with local leaders to accelerate climate change and sustainability solutions. ISC’s programs are designed to facilitate peer learning and engagement among local leaders charged with the work of making their communities more sustainable. ISC has led more than 103 projects in 30 countries, and currently works in China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and the United States. Learn more here.

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Army General to Speak at Norwich ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 10, 2016

Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony.  Major General John W. Baker ’85 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 15, at 9 a.m.

In his address, the Army officer will touch on themes of leadership, integrity, allegiance, kindness, trust, service history, service values, and family.

Baker currently serves as the Commanding General of the 7th Signal Command (Theater), which is headquartered at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The command installs, operates, maintains, and defends Network and Mission Command capabilities for Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational forces within the Western Hemisphere in support of Unified Land Operations and, as directed, supports other national missions or contingency operations. The command currently commands and controls 77 Network Enterprise Centers providing information technology services at installations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Baker received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Norwich University and master’s degrees from Central Michigan University and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Signal Officer Advanced Courses, Command and General College, and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Baker served in several posts in Germany, worked in the Office of the Army Chief of Staff as a program analyst, and deployed to Bosnia and Bahrain. Baker assumed command of the 124th Signal Battalion, 4th Infantry Division (M) in Tikrit, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in June 2003. In December 2004, he activated the Special Troops Battalion (STB), 4th Infantry Division (M), and deployed the battalion to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07.

Following postings at Fort Gordon and Fort McPherson in Georgia from 2011 to 2014, Baker served as the director of command and control, communications and computer systems with the United States Central Command based at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Baker is one of 21 Norwich alumni currently serving the nation as a general officer, admiral, or in the federal government Senior Executive Service.

At Norwich’s May 15 commissioning ceremony, Baker will address approximately 127 students anticipated to commission into four branches of the military. During the service, the new officers receive their second lieutenant or ensign bars and their first salutes. 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.

Here are anticipated commission numbers:

Army: 84

Air Force: 11

Navy/Marines: 32

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich graduate students to review strategic plans for Vermont non-profit organizations

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 5, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is offering new this year the opportunity for Vermont non-profit organizations to tap into the expertise of students and faculty in the Master of Public Administration Nonprofit Management concentration.

A select number of organizations will be chosen to submit their current strategic plans, fundraising plans, volunteer management and training plans for a free, confidential review by online graduate students during its Residency Conference held on campus in June.

Interested Vermont nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit their strategic plan, business plan, or other working plan no later than June 1, 2016, to residency@norwich.edu. Appointments may be set for Wednesday, June 22, between 8 a.m. and noon, and will take place on the Norwich University campus with a small group of students and a faculty member. During the meeting in June, the organization can expect a full analysis of their current plan as well as appropriate recommendations. For organizations needing assistance with completing a strategic or volunteer management plan, for example, Norwich students will offer suggestions for completion based on the best interests of the organization.

“We developed this activity, the first of its kind for the Master of Public Administration program, to further promote two key Norwich University values: dedication to experiential learning and service to others,” CGCS Dean William Clements said.

Established in 2014, the nonprofit management concentration was created by Norwich faculty and partners. The concentration helps address the industry need for a focused competence in this management area, as non-profit organizations intersect with the public sector and interact with public sector policies and management.

The curriculum for the nonprofit management concentration expands learning objectives and outcomes beyond knowledge acquisition to include skills and abilities most valuable to professionals seeking to achieve and sustain higher levels of organizational performance. Key areas of focus include improving social return on investment, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability, and transparency. By utilizing the key skills learned in the nonprofit management courses, students are better prepared to apply these practices to benefit local nonprofits in their communities.

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 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning 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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University concludes ROTC Centennial Symposium

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

April 28, 2016

Norwich University hosted 12 generals and admirals, 40 classroom presentations, two keynote lectures and a moderated panel discussion last week to commemorate 100 years of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and to discuss the future of the leader development program.

As the birthplace of ROTC, Norwich University celebrated ROTC’s centennial anniversary with the “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” on April 21-23, 2016. The symposium brought over 150 VIPs to campus including representatives from the Australian and Macedonian attachés as well as the Canadian Military Service Academy, to debate, discuss and celebrate ROTC.

View a photo gallery here, and watch video recordings of key presentations here:

The symposium kicked off on Thursday, April 21, at the Vermont Statehouse with a morning event and reading of a State of Vermont proclamation by Governor Peter Shumlin and a Joint House and Senate resolution marking the milestone. That evening U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley delivered a keynote Todd Lecture at 7 p.m. entitled, “Leading Through Complexity.”

On Friday, April 22, a number of other high ranking military and business leaders engaged in classroom conversations and roundtable discussions.  An afternoon panel discussion addressed “Preparing for the Next Century of ROTC,” which was moderated by Tom Bowman, Pentagon Reporter for National Public Radio. Friday evening, the symposium concluded with a keynote by Lt. General H.R. McMaster, a leading military futurist.

On Saturday, April 23, 200 people participated at Norwich in a world-wide synchronized 5K fun run, in partnership with JROTC. The top JROTC runners received tuition scholarships to Norwich’s Future Leader Camp.

“After three days of hosting so many leaders from both the military and private industry, the Norwich community, and indeed the state of Vermont, can be proud that the institution of ROTC – a leadership development program responsible for producing over 70 percent of officers in the U.S. military – started right here at Norwich University,” President Richard W. Schneider said. “This symposium achieved the goal of connecting current ROTC students to high level members of the Armed Forces to discuss the future direction of this critical 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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes to develop cybersecurity course for first responders

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 22, 2016

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has been contracted to develop a cybersecurity course for first-responders. On February 11, 2016, NUARI signed a Subaward Agreement in the amount of $251,301 with the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute as prime contractor.

As a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), NUARI has received a subaward under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Homeland Security National Training Program to develop a 64-hour web-based course.

The NUARI web-based course will be entitled “Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment.” The objective of the course is to provide instruction enabling students to evaluate vulnerability assessment, threat assessment and risk analysis projects as they relate to cyber security. After development is complete and the course is certified by DHS FEMA’s National Training and Education Division (NTED), six courses will be delivered and approximately 200 students will be trained during the program period. The course will then be added to FEMA’s National Training and Education Division (NTED) course catalog and made available on the ongoing basis.

“Norwich continues to develop cutting edge educational experiences with direct access to cyber security tools,” NUARI President Phil Susmann said. “This body of work further expands the Norwich educational audience and is aimed at preparing state and local first responders with the tools needed to protect an increasing cyber centric world that becomes less secure each day.”

The award, totaling $3 million, is disbursed among the consortium.

The NCPC training objective for this award is to develop and deliver two new instructor-led, hands-on, scenario-driven courses, and three new web-based courses. The courses collectively touch on many different topic areas in cybersecurity including network security, network monitoring, incident response and recovery, information sharing, security awareness, policy, disaster recovery, business continuity, and risk/vulnerability management.

Each of the five NCPC courses developed through this program are targeted to serve the following professional disciplines: Emergency Management Agencies, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials Personnel, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works, State and Local Governments, Public/Private Utilities, and all other critical infrastructure in both the public and private sectors.

Since 2013 NUARI has partnered and collaborated with four university centers, which formed the NCPC. The NCPC is organized around the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) that emphasizes cybersecurity as being the responsibility of the “whole community.” The whole community includes the public and private sectors as well as any individual within the community who accesses the internet or a computer network. The other NCPC members are the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance (Memphis); University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute (CJI); University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS); and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

In October 2014, the NCPC received an award in the amount of $2,379,124.00, with NUARI serving as the prime contractor and program manager for the project. The FY2014 award period of performance extends through September 30, 2017.

The FY2015 award is being supported by Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Homeland Security National Training Program, CFDA 97.005, under award number EMW-2015-CA-00152-S01.

The FY2014 award is being supported by Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Homeland Security National Training Program, CFDA 97.005, under award number EMW-2014-CA-00129.

ABOUT NUARI

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2002 and is funded in part through the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises, and cyber security curriculum.

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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu