Norwich celebrates scholarly achievement of its faculty

l-r Library Director Hall, Provost Maultsby, President Schneider

by Diana Weggler, March 2005

Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider kicked off a celebration of faculty research, publications, presentations and artistic endeavors, at a wine and cheese reception on March 28, 2005, in the Multipurpose Room of Kreitzberg Library. In his welcoming remarks, the president first thanked Library Director Ellen Hall for organizing the week-long series of events, and then congratulated all the presenters.

"It is truly remarkable that with all you do for our students both inside and outside the classroom, that you still find the time and energy to produce such impressive works," Schneider said. "I couldn't be more proud."

The president went on to note that public recognition of scholarly achievement is an integral part of NU2019, the strategic plan which charts the University's path as it prepares to embark on its third century as a leader in higher education.

"In the coming years we will be celebrating scholarship as a community," Schneider said. "As we look to the future, I only see it getting better and stronger."

faculty celebrationThe president also commented on the value of faculty achievement with regards to providing role modeling.

"Our students expect our faculty to be doing these kinds of things," Schneider said. "Not only does it keep you intellectually alive, but you bring that love of learning into the classroom."

Provost Hubert Maultsby's remarks echoed those of the president.

"Student learning is our product," Maultsby said. "It all comes back to teaching, learning, and an expression of that -- intellectually, artistically, and creatively. Well done."

Examples of faculty publications, posters, artworks, and abstracts of presentations are on display in Kreitzberg library during the week of March 28-April 1.