Jam-packed schedule includes Veterans Day observance, “Celebration of Women in Science,” blood drive and Legacy March

Strong women lead this week’s Norwich University activities calendar. An alumna and Rhode Island National Guard adjutant general will lead Norwich’s Veterans Day observance; the Center for Global Resilience and Security will hail women in science.

At 1 p.m. Monday, the Center for Global Resilience and Academic Research Collaborative and a collection of Norwich science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) faculty will lead a virtual roundtable discussion. Register here.

Speakers are Center for Global Resilience and Security Director and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. Tara Kulkarni;  Health & Human Performance Department Director Dr. Amy S. Welch;  Charles A. Dana Biology Professor and Associate Provost, Research Dr. Karen Hinkle; Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Allison Neal; Chemistry and Biochemistry Lecturer Dr. Page C. Spiess; Charles A. Dana Professor of Mathematics Dr. Darlene Olsen; David Crawford School of Engineering Director and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Karen Supan;  College of Science and Mathematics Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator Dr. Marie Little Fawn Agan.

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Norwich University’s “Celebration of Women in Science” will feature a panel discussion and a film screening over two days. (Illustration courtesy Center for Global Resilience and Security/Norwich University.)

Vermont state Sens. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, D-Burlington, and Virginia “Ginny” Lyons, D-Williston, will also join the discussion.

A 7 p.m. Tuesday screening of “Picture A Scientist,” at Mack Hall Auditorium will complement Monday’s talk. The documentary movie features biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring will share perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable and open to all. Admission is free.

— VETERANS DAY: A Corps of Cadets review in honor of all veterans, past and present. and Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann, the Rhode Island National Guard’s assistant adjutant general, air, will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the university’s Veterans Day observance on the Upper Parade Ground.

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Norwich University’s Drill Team will participate in Tuesday’s Veteran’s Day observance. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

The ceremony will include prolonged cannon fire for the Roll of Wars, a wreath laying, firing of three rifle volleys and the playing of echo taps.

Baumann received her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Norwich University U.S. Air Force ROTC program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1987. She also holds master's degrees in operations research and strategic studies and a doctorate in information technology education.

As Rhode Island National Guard’s assistant adjutant general, air, Baumann advises the adjutant general on Air National Guard programs, policies, operations, management and command and control and establishes policy and monitors operations of more than 1,000 people. She also holds a dual-hatted responsibility as the Air National Guard assistant to headquarters Air Force A-2/6.

— STUDENTS TO SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM: The decennial Students to Scholars Symposium, presented by the Undergraduate Research Program, will run Thursday and Friday in Kreitzberg Library. It returns in person after a virtual coronavirus pandemic version in 2020.

Thursday will feature a research showcase and networking event from 1 to 3 p.m. and a research and writing support session from 3 to 4 p.m. in the library’s South Instruction Room. A poster session with 2021 Summer Research Fellows and recognition of 2021 Students to Scholars participants will cap the day from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Sullivan Museum and History Center’s rotunda.

Students will present research in 14 segments Friday in the library’s Todd Multipurpose Room.

Undergraduate Research Program Director Dr. Amy Woodbury Tease has said that at least half of the symposium participants write successful proposals for summer research fellowships or pursue research as a faculty mentor’s apprentice.

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Although 2020’s Legacy March was limited to Paine Mountain, the 2021 version will return to its traditional 50-mile, three-day march format. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

— LEGACY MARCH: This annual Corps of Cadets’ fundraiser supporting the Veterans’ Place will return to its usual format, a three-day 50-mile hike from Norwich, Vermont, Norwich University’s original “hometown,” to the current Northfield, Vermont, campus.

The Legacy March, in its 12th year, starts Thursday and finishes Saturday and will include cadets, alumni and friends. The Veterans’ Place Inc. is a Northfield, Vermont, transition home and support center for homeless veterans.

— HAIL TO THE CHIEFS: The John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center will present historian and author Gene Kopelson from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Friday in Mack Hall Auditorium. He’ll discuss connections between U.S. presidents Ronald Regan and Dwight Eisenhower and sign copies of his book on the topic, “Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal.” Admission is free.

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Student Scholars from the Center for Civic Engagement will lead the fall blood drive with the Red Cross of Northern New England. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

At 10 a.m. Thursday, the Peace and War Center will present a webinar on political propaganda. Participation is free and open to Norwich University’s community.

— BLOOD DRIVE: Civic Scholars from Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement will present the annual fall blood drive with the Red Cross of Northern New England from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Plumley Armory. Schedule an appointment.

NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSE: Norwich University’s Admissions Office will hold its second open house of the fall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Plumley Armory. Prospective students can meet current students, faculty and university officials to get questions answered on academics, financial aid and student life including the Corps of Cadets. Visit norwich.edu/admissions for further details.

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— OTHER EVENTS: The Academic Achievement Center will hold a math skills workshop on factoring from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in Kreitzberg Library’s South Instruction Room. … Norwich University’s Podcast Club will hold its fall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Schneider Hall, Room 201. … The Campus Activities Board will screen “Black Widow,” a Marvel Universe movie starring Scarlett Johansson, at 8 p.m. Friday in Mack Hall auditorium. Admission is free. … The U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps Ball will run 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Plumley Armory … A CPR and first aid certification course will run from 8 to noon Sunday at Shaw Outdoor Center. Participation is limited to 14 people.

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