Norwich in the News: ROTC 100 Symposium Media Coverage

U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley

Norwich University Office of Communications

April 25, 2016

News coverage of last week’s ROTC Centennial Symposium: “Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” hosted by Norwich University appeared in over 200 media outlets across the country and beyond. The event marked the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, an idea begun at Norwich University.

Some highlights:

AP: Military brass to gather in Vermont to highlight ROTC origin

Wilson Ring of the Associated Press reported on the upcoming symposium, interviewing Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs, the commander of the Army’s Cadet Command, which oversees the ROTC programs, among others. He writes: “The two-day symposium on the Norwich campus in Northfield is scheduled to be attended by 12 general and flag officers, who will be focusing on what roles ROTC and citizen soldiers will play going forward…

Many of the nation’s top military officers were trained to fight a traditional war against the Soviet Union. Now, threats that young officers must confront are changing daily and they must be trained to adapt, Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs, the commander of the Army’s Cadet Command, which oversees the ROTC programs, told The Associated Press in an interview.”

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Vermont Public Radio: ROTC’s Roots at Norwich University

VPR’s Patti Daniels interviews Norwich University President Richard Schneider and four ROTC students about the unique experience of being a Norwich cadet. The “Vermont Edition” feature was first broadcast April 21, 2016.

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WCAX TV: Norwich Celebrates 100 Years of ROTC

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Norwich University to Celebrate 100 Years of ROTC

Norwich University Office of Communications

April 20, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – On Thursday, April 21, Norwich University will kick off a celebration and symposium marking 100 years of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

As the birthplace of ROTC, Norwich University will celebrate ROTC’s centennial anniversary with the “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” April 21-23, 2016.

The symposium kicks 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 marking the milestone. That evening U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley will deliver a keynote Todd Lecture at 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

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

On Saturday, April 23, Norwich will participate in the world-wide synchronized 5K fun run, in partnership with JROTC, which aims to set a Guinness World Record ® for participation; post race festivities include a barbeque and awards.

For the full schedule and to register, go to: www.Norwich.edu/ROTC100

MEDIA ADVISORY

The below events are either open to the public (*), being livestreamed (**) or not open to the public, but arrangements could be made for you to cover it (#).

 Thursday, April 21

10 a.m.

*State of Vermont Proclamation, Vermont Senate Chamber

State House, Montpelier

7 p.m.

**Keynote speaker: General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
Unveiling of ROTC centennial commemorative plaque
Presented by the 
Todd Lecture Series

Kreitzberg Arena

Friday, April 22

8:00-11:30 am     

#Classroom conversations

Various classrooms
Distinguished visitors and subject experts will participate in more than 40 academic and ROTC classes as presenters and discussion members. Guests will share their expertise and perspectives within the context of the individual course and connect their experience to the futuristic goals of the overall symposium. Some classroom sessions will be webcast. Student scribes will record the discussions and provide an out report to the panelists and moderator prior to the afternoon’s panel discussion. Courses include: literature & composition; Spanish and French; history; public speaking; oceanography, geology and hydrogeology; engineering, criminal justice and cyber security as well as military sciences in Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC.

12:00 pm

#ROTC Centennial Cake Cutting

Milano Ballroom

3:30-5:00 pm

 

**Panel discussion: Preparing for the Next Century of ROTC
Underwritten by the Olmsted Foundation

Kreitzberg Arena

7:00 pm

**Lecture with special guest speaker: Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster,
Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, ARCIC

Plumley Armory

Saturday, April 23

11:00 am

*World-wide synchronized 5k Fun Run, in partnership with JROTC

Shapiro Field House
Presented in conjunction with JROTC’s effort to set the Guinness World Record® for participation. Post-race bar-b-que and awards.

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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

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 Welcomes Olmsted Scholar for ROTC Centennial Symposium

Norwich University Office of Communications

April 20, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University welcomes the Chairman of the Olmsted Foundation, Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, USN, (retired), to the “ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World” being held from April 21-April 23, 2016.

Admiral Crowder will participate in the panel discussion, “Preparing for the Next Century of ROTC,” to be held on Friday, April 22, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. This event, which is part of Norwich’s celebration as birthplace of ROTC on ROTC’s centennial anniversary, is underwritten by the Olmsted Foundation. This event will be live-streamed at www.norwich.edu/rotc100/.

Admiral Crowder retired from the Navy in January 2010. His final assignment was as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), the senior advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations on joint operations and strategies, strategic planning, international politico-military matters, and security assistance.

Crowder has commanded at sea at every level, including command of USS KIDD (DDG-993), Destroyer Squadron TWENTY FOUR, and the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN CARRIER STRIKE GROUP. Additionally, he served as Commander, Combined Support Group Indonesia, during the 2004-05 tsunami relief operations. From 2006-08, Crowder served as the Commander of the U.S. SEVENTH FLEET, commanding all U.S. Navy forces throughout Asia and the Western Pacific. Ashore, Crowder served 10 different assignments in the Pentagon, including duty on the Joint Staff, Secretary of the Navy’s staff, and seven tours on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff, most in the politico-military and strategic planning arena.

After his retirement from the Navy, Admiral Crowder served as Chief Operating Officer at two business units within Boeing Defense, Integrated Information Systems. He retired from the Boeing Company in September 2013. He is currently the President, CROWDER STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS, LLC; an independent consultancy focused on leadership, management, strategic planning and international security affairs.

Crowder graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974. In 1980 he was selected as an Olmsted Scholar and studied European Economic and Political Affairs at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland from 1980-82.

The Olmsted Scholar Program is a fully-funded, two-and-a-half to three-year graduate study program for military officers at a foreign university and taught in a foreign language. Olmsted Scholars have studied in every corner of the world, from Mumbai to Paris and Mainland China. The Olmsted Scholar Program transforms Scholars as a leader and as a person, setting them toward a lifetime of stronger, more effective leadership as it has for over 600 military officers since 1960. After two years of cultural immersion, Scholars grow intellectually, think differently, anticipate different perspectives and question assumptions. These qualities give Scholars a new perspective and openness that readies them for a lifetime of leadership challenges and responsibility in any environment whether it’s in the military or private sector.

Crowder is representing the Olmsted Foundation to participate in this panel discussion about “Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in a Complex World.” As the ROTC celebrates its 100th birthday and looks forward the Foundation feels ROTC cadets preparing for military careers in the 21st century should strongly consider its program and the unique tools it provides for military leaders to meet future challenges.

In addition to sponsoring Norwich’s centennial ROTC Symposium, the Olmsted Foundation also provides funding to Norwich University cadets as a part of the Olmsted short-term cultural immersion trips. Last year’s Olmsted Cultural Immersion trip sent cadets to the Republic of Georgia and in the summer of 2016 cadets will travel to Israel.

Please see www.norwich.edu/rotc100/ for the full symposium schedule.

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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

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 in the News (Video): Montpelier Weekly Chats With 2016 Colby Book Award Winner Nisid Hajari

Photo: Formal head and shoulders portrait of author Nisid Hajari
Norwich University Office of Communications

April 14, 2016

Nat Frothingham, the publisher of the Montpelier weekly The Bridge, interviews journalist and author Nisid Hajari, winner of the 2016 Colby Book Award. A former editor at Newsweek, Hajari is the author of Midnight’s Furies, a riveting account of the partition of India following the end of British colonial rule in 1947 and its continued relevance today.

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Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley to Give Norwich Todd Lecture

Photo collage: Mark Milley and Todd Lecture Series event information
Norwich University Office of Communications

April 13, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley, Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Kreitzberg Arena. Milley will present the Todd Lecture keynote address, “Leading Through Complexity,” for the ROTC Centennial Symposium.

This lecture is hosted by the College of National Services and includes a Q&A.

General Mark A. Milley assumed duty as the 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army August 14, 2015 after most recently serving as the 21st Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

A native of Winchester, Mass., Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years.

He has served in command and leadership positions from the platoon and operational detachment alpha level through Corps and Army Command including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, California; the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York; the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; the Joint Readiness Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana; the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq.

He commanded the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; the 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division; served as the Deputy Commanding General for the 101st Airborne (Air Assault); and served as the Commanding General for 10th Mountain Division. While serving as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the Commanding General, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. Additionally, he served on the operations staff of The Joint Staff as the J33/DDRO, and as a Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

His operational deployments include the Multi-National Force and Observers, or MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama; Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti; Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and three tours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. He also deployed to Somalia and Colombia.

General Milley’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Master’s Degrees from Columbia University (International Relations) and from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies). He is also a graduate of the MIT Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program.

General Milley and his wife have been married for more than 30 years and have two children.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze service stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5; NATO Medal with bronze service star; and the Multi-national Force and Observers Medal. He is authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge with star; Expert Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Scuba Diver Badge; Ranger Tab; Special Forces Tab; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and Meritorious Unit Commendation and the French Military Parachutist Badge.

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. General Todd, a 1950 graduate of the university, also serves as president emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings national thought leaders from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other fields and endeavors to its Northfield campus. Lectures are streamed live from tls.norwich.edu.

For more information please visit the Todd Lecture Series website (tls.norwich.edu) or call (802) 485-2633.

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.

Ideas @ Work: #22 Todd Lectures

33 ideas big and small from Norwich students, faculty, staff, and alumni that are transforming campus and the world.
The Norwich Record

Spring 2016

Since its founding in 2008 by Ellen and John Drew, the Todd Lecture Series has brought national leaders and provocative thinkers to campus for insightful talks on key topics. Past speakers represent a who’s who of military leaders, diplomats, astronauts, architects, engineers, scientists, and authors. Luminaries include General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), genome pioneer Craig Venter, Segway inventor Dean Kamen, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, and former U.S. Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Madeleine Albright. Learn more at tls.norwich.edu.

More Ideas@Work:

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Architect, Educator and Community Leader Margaret Griffin to Speak at Norwich Architecture + Art’s Lecture Series

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 17, 2016

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Back to Basics or Migrant Form?” a lecture by Margaret Griffin, FAIA, co-founder of the Los Angeles based firm Griffin Enright Architects.

A continuation of the spring 2016 lecture series, this event will be held on Friday, Mar. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery and is free and open to the public.

Griffin is an architect, educator, and community leader who co-founded Griffin Enright Architects in an effort to establish a collaborative, creative, and forward-thinking practice.

The firm’s fluid and dynamic work combines innovative design and experimentation in a desire to explore cultural complexities relative to the built environment. Griffin Enright Architects’ work has been acknowledged on a local, national, and global scale receiving dozens of awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.

Griffin’s design education includes both a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Architecture degree from University of Virginia. Upon graduating, she was granted a fellowship from the American Academy in Rome to investigate the relationship between urban form and landforms, a subject she continues to examine in her architectural practice through landscape design.

While busy running her emerging practice, Griffin is also a practicing Professor at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), with twenty-two years of experience teaching at universities including Syracuse University, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles.

Griffin is also an active and participating member of her community, committing her time to service as an appointed member of Santa Monica’s Architectural Review Board and previously as a member of the AIA Board of Directors, Los Angeles chapter.

The NU School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich University to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and 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
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Presents Poetry Reading and Discussion of Armenian Genocide

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 16, 2016

The Norwich University Writers Series presents award-winning author Dana Walrath, PhD, on Wednesday, March 23, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Walrath is the granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915. This event combines her poetry reading along with commentary by special panelist Professor of History Rowland Brucken, who teaches courses on genocide, prosecuting human rights abuses, the Cold War, civil rights movements, and nation-building, and specializes in human rights law.

Presented in conjunction with the Peace and War Center and sponsored by Vermont Humanities, this special event is part of PoemCampus, a celebration of poetry across campus, and is free and open to the public.

Walrath earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She completed “Like Water on Stone” (Delacorte/Random House, 2014), her first novel, during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on her award-winning graphic memoir series “Aliceheimer’s” (Penn State Press, 2016). When not in the mountains of Armenia, she lives in the mountains of Vermont, where she is on faculty at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.

Born in North Carolina, she holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in various locations such as New York and Yemen, residing now in Vermont. Once in state, she used stories and art to teach medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.

Walrath is the author of the young adult novel-in-verse, “Like Water on Stone,” which details three children running from the Armenian genocide. Karen Hesse of the Newberry Medal described it as “a heartbreaking tale of familial love, blind trust, and the crushing of innocence. A fine and haunting work.” “Like Water on Stone” was a finalist for the inaugural Vermont Book Award.

Walrath will be reading selected poems, as well as discussing the Armenian Genocide with Brucken.

The Norwich Writers Series is produced by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English & Communications, and the Vermont Humanities. All Writers Series events are free and 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.    

 

Water Expert Robert Gusentine to Give Norwich Todd Lecture

Robert Gusentine poster
Norwich University Office of Communications

February 17, 2016

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University continues its Todd Lecture Series with “Water: Understanding the 21st Century Challenge,” a presentation by Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Robert Gusentine on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Dole Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is part of a week-long visit that brings Gusentine into science, mathematics, engineering, business, ROTC, and architecture classrooms and small groups with undergraduate students.

Gusentine is a retired veteran of the United States Navy with 28 years of service. He served in over 30 countries and was selected as one of 10 senior military officers to serve on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group before closing out his military career on the Joint Staff.

He has just started a new technical advisory company called I2 Strategy and Development, which offers assessment, design, and development expertise to government, business, and academia.

Gusentine serves on the board of directors for Elsie’s Hope, a nonprofit corporation devoted to improving the living conditions of people around the world by providing sustainable access to clean water through water filtration systems in the field and other on-the-ground efforts.

His Todd Lecture Series presentation at Norwich is co-hosted by the College of Professional Schools and the College of Science and Mathematics.

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. General Todd, a 1950 graduate of the university, also serves as president emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings national thought leaders from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other fields and endeavors to its Northfield campus. Lectures are streamed live from Todd Lecture Series.

For more information please visit the Todd Lecture Series website (tls.norwich.edu) or call (802) 485-2633.

About the Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program:

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.

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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

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.

Photo Gallery: LEGO Robotic Teams Compete at Norwich

Norwich cadets judge a recent First LEGO League event at Norwich University
Norwich University Office of Communications

November 16, 2015

Sporting names like The Snazzy, Snazzy Goldfish and distinctive team t-shirts (not to mention foam cheese-heads, lab coats, and other goofy accoutrements) middle schoolers across Vermont gathered at Norwich University to compete in the first-ever Vermont First LEGO League State Championship. (See related story.)

Founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, First LEGO League uses robotics as a hook to teach students the values of independent investigation, problem solving, teamwork, and community service, all while having fun.

The event marked the first state-wide championship event for Vermont. David Feinauer PhD, of Norwich University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, says First LEGO League events like the recent one at Norwich help fill a critical gap in STEM education opportunities for middle school students.

Photographs by Mark Collier, NU Office of Communications

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