Presidential inauguration, Homecoming celebrations pack week’s schedule

Hail to our chief, and our alumni.

On Wednesday, Norwich University will inaugurate Dr. Mark Anarumo, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Norwich University’s 24th president, with a full day of activities.

The inauguration, at 10:30 a.m., will take place on the Upper Parade Ground, as last week’s introduction of Commandant and Vice President of Student Affairs William McCollough did.

A celebration luncheon for Anarumo follows at noon at Kreitzberg Arena, a campus celebration and showcase in locations across campus will run 1 to 4 p.m. A black-tie gala under a tent at the Wise Campus Center green will follow at 6 p.m.

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A fireworks display will cap Wednesday’s Presidential Inauguration Day activities. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Homecoming festivities will start Thursday. The second installment of the Alumni & Family Office’s Legacy of Learning “Norwich Women, Kicking Glass” series runs at 4 p.m. and the Athletic Hall of Fame inductions for class years ending in 0 and 1 at 5:30. (The Athletic Hall of Fame Induction for class years ending in 1 and 6 will run at 10 a.m. Sunday.)

Friday will include the reading of the Roll of Honor (1 p.m.); the Alumni Dog River Run (2 p.m.) and the Harmon Memorial Wall ceremony (3 p.m.). Norwich’s Corps of Cadets will perform a retreat parade and review at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday will feature Norwich’s Homecoming football game against Endicott at 2 p.m. The 2019 Homecoming contest was a thriller, ending on a final-play, game-winning Cadets field goal.

Many Homecoming events will be livestreamed on NUTV. See the full Homecoming schedule.

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— PREVENTING SUICIDE: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, guest speaker Adam Milano, a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant and behavioral health officer in the Medical Detachment at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will discuss suicide prevention.

Specifically, he’ll discuss decreasing negative attitudes that prevent armed forces personnel from getting needed mental health support. After the chat, the group will do 22 pushups to honor the 22 veterans lost to suicide each day. Milano developed the first embedded behavioral health position at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School.

Norwich University’s Counseling and Wellness Center is presenting Milano’s talk.

— CIVIC SCHOLARS: The service-oriented Center for Civic Engagement will hold a dinner for its Civic Scholars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Milano Ballroom.

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Civic Scholars organized Norwich University’s fall blood drive with the American Red Cross of Northern New England in Plumley Armory. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

The four-year Civic Scholars Program launched in 2017 and is modeled after AmeriCorps, a national volunteer program. Civic Scholars can receive a $3,000 annual scholarship for each year they complete program requirements; completing all four years means a $12,000 scholarship. The Civic Scholars coordinate the twice-annual campus blood drives with the American Red Cross of Northern New England. 

— BY OUR CALCULATIONS: The Academic Achievement Center will reprise its fractions workshop from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in Kreitzberg Library’s South Instruction Room. Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide their way through math problems involving fractions and create a graphic organizer to use afterward.

The center will hold time management workshops from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will learn to build schedules that prioritize academics, develop short- and long-term planning skills and work toward a healthy life balance.

See the complete Norwich University events schedule.


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