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Notice to the Community: Norwich University to Host Forensic Exercise and Firework Events for Graduating Students

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its third annual Forensics Exercise with local law enforcement, and a fireworks show for graduating students and the Norwich community as a whole, as part of the 2019 Residency Conference June 18-20 on the Norwich campus.

Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19, students from the information security and assurance, public administration, and criminal justice master’s programs participate in the Forensics Exercise, a staged crime scene, at which student investigators gather physical and digital evidence before embarking on an in-depth investigation that will span the Norwich campus. This year’s crime scenario has been created by New York Times best-selling author, Archer Mayor, and will be supported by local and state police, including the Northfield Police Department and the Vermont State Police, as well as personnel from the State Attorney General’s office.

As part of the forensics exercise, miscellaneous evidence will be scattered throughout the Norwich campus. Should you see something you believe constitutes an emergency, please dial 911. If you see something unusual but do not believe it to be an emergency situation, please contact Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier at 703-728-9304 or Professor George Silowash at 802-485-2638. Reporters are welcome to cover the exercise on Wednesday, June 19, when students will be working to "solve the crime" outdoors.

On Thursday, June 20, Norwich University is celebrating its 200th anniversary with fireworks sponsored by the Norwich University Alumni Association. The fireworks can be viewed from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.near the Norwich University Rugby field on Water Street with the fireworks display starting at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). Noise will be the loudest near the Shapiro Field House, where the fireworks will be released. 

Entertainment will continue throughout the night with a performance by Vermont singer/songwriter Myra Flynn. This event is open to friends and family of the Norwich community. Myra has shared the stage with performers such as Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Mike Gordon (Phish), Gabrielle Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Sonya Kitchell, Rayvon, Res, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell and Lee "Scratch" Perry.


Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

About CGCS

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 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.


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). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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