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Prep sessions for Career and Internship Center job fair, Dana lecture anchor week’s activities

With Spring Break over, classes, and on-campus activities, have resumed at Norwich University. A series of preparation sessions for the Career and Internship Center’s coming career fair, a Raspberry Pi contest and a Dana Category I lecture highlight the week’s calendar.

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JOB HUNTS: Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center will hold pop-up information sessions for its March 23 Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the “fishbowl” lounge outside the Wise Campus Center dining hall and will have preparation class from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Wise Campus Center, Room 228. 

During the special session, Career and Internship Center Director Meghan Oliver will discuss developing a career fair strategy, making a good first impression, networking, having a polished résumé and how to follow up after the fair. On Monday, 40 employers local, regional and federal were scheduled to attend the job fair, seeking job candidates in industries including law enforcement, engineering, health care, construction and financial services.

Visit the Career and Internship Center’s Microsoft Sway page for information of resources and events.

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DANA LECTURE: At noon Wednesday, Dr. Michael Thunberg will lead a Dana I category lecture, “Synthesizing Faculty Responsibilities” from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Kretizberg Library’s Todd Multipurpose Room. 

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Dr. Michael Thunberg

Thunberg, an assistant professor in Norwich University’s History and Political Science Department and the university’s Honors Program director, will discuss how teaching extends beyond classrooms and how research can incorporate undergraduates and how service can unify teaching and scholarly interests. 

“Viewing the pillars of faculty work through a cohesive lens,” Thunberg wrote in the lecture description, “has allowed me to develop programs that provide unique, high-impact learning experiences for students that extend beyond the classroom, create an active research agenda that incorporates undergraduates, and develop curriculum that benefits students.”

Thunberg wrote that he’ll describe how his holistic view of his faculty role and how it helped him grow as a teacher, scholar and contributing member of the university.

Dana Category I grants go annually to tenure-track faculty who demonstrate superior scholarship, teaching ability and university service. To receive the grants, the recipients agree to give a presentation on a topic of their choice. The grants come from a foundation started by Charles A. Dana (1881-1975), and his wife, Eleanor Naylor Dana. (Charles Dana founded vehicle axle, driveshaft, transmissions and sealing equipment supplier Dana Inc.)

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TOUR DE FORCE: Also at noon Wednesday, the Sullivan Museum and History Center will present “The Art of Truman Seymour,” a Lunch and Learn session, in the museum’s conference room.

Seymour (1824-1891), was born in Burlington, Vermont, and spent two years at Norwich University as part of the Class of 1844 before entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated with West Point’s famous 1864 class, which included Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ambrose Powell Hill, George McClellan, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, George Edward Pickett and George Stoneman.

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Alhambra (Sketchbook No. 3), 1880, Truman Seymour (1824-1891), Watercolor on paper, 2016.53.40; Gift of BEA LLC (The DeWolf Perry Family). (Photo courtesy Sullivan Museum and History Center/Norwich University.)

Seymour, studying under Robert Walter Weir, established himself as one of the most talented artists in West Point’s history. Seymour also proved an accomplished warrior, serving with distinction during the Mexican War and fighting for the Union army in the American Civil War. After retiring from the Army in 1876, Seymour moved to and toured England, France, Spain, and Italy, befriending artists along the way. He filled sketchbooks with scenes of places he visited and painted numerous watercolors.

The Lunch and Learn accompanies the Sullivan’s current exhibit, “The World Through Their Eyes: The Art of William Brenton Boggs and Truman Seymour.”

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday is the application deadline for the Environmental Security Initiative, a collaboration of Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security, John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center and the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation. 

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Tuesday is the application deadline for the Environmental Security Initiative, a research fellowship for students interested in environmental security. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich University matched an AEHS Foundation gift to award student fellowships in environmental security that let undergraduates from any academic discipline pursue inquiries and experiences to better understand the nexus of environmental degradation, conflict and security.

The foundation is an Amherst, Massachusetts-based nonprofit aiming to enable communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with soil, sediment and water assessment, cleanup and protection.

Fellowship activities will include research and writing; travel to and presentations at environmental security-related conferences; and networking. 

Students must have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average to apply. Email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with “ES Student Fellowship” in the subject line.

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— PI CHART: High School students from Northfield and Williamstown high schools will visit Norwich University on Thursday present their projects made Norwich Cybersecurity Program mentors to make for the Central Vermont Supervisory Union Premier Pi Making Contest. Students received Raspberry Pis, low-cost, credit-card sized computers that plug into monitors and use standard keyboards and mice, to create something. (And you thought me meant pastry.)

The projects will be on display from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Thaddeus Buzcko War Room. Norwich’s School of Cybersecurity, Data Science and Computing is presenting the contest with the Center for Cybersecurity and Forensics Education, aka CyFer.

By the way, Monday, March 14 (3/14, as in 3.14 as simplified pi) is Pi Day.

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— A FLIP AND A FINAGLE: The Pegasus Players, Norwich University’s theater troupe, will present their spring show, the Tony Award-winning John Kander-Fred Ebb musical “Chicago,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mack Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

— HEAR THIS: “Reveille,” the Norwich University Athletics podcast, will release a new episode Friday, an interview with Head Athletic Trainer Dave Botelho. Peruse the episode list.

— FUN AND GAMES: Norwich University’s Campus Activities Board will present at gnome universe paint night from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Students may collect painting materials on event day in Wise Campus Center, Room 211 and will receive a Zoom link for participation. Space is limited to 40 students. … The board will lead a trivia night from 9 to 11 Thursday in the Wise Campus Center’s Mill. Teams of up to four students can answer trivia questions to win prizes (and bragging rights.) … From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, the board will screen “Cabin Fever” a 2016 horror movie about a group of 20somethings who rent a cabin in the woods and fall victim to a flesh-eating virus. Samuel Davis, Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram and Matthew Daddario star. 

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See a complete listing of Norwich University activities.


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