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Norwich University Director of Athletics Tony Mariano announced Friday, May 17, 2019, that Sophie Leclerc ’10 will be returning to her alma mater as the second head coach in Norwich University women’s ice hockey program history.
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Barre, Vt. native returns to Norwich and Central Vermont after spending four years as an assistant coach at Division I Colgate University, helping lead the Raider women’s hockey program to unprecedented levels of success during her time there. She replaces Mark Bolding ’95, who left to become the head women’s hockey coach at Yale University in April.
Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security Welcomes Bill Lyons ’90 as Senior Fellow
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) announced that Colonel William F. Lyons Jr., a licensed professional engineer, a licensed attorney, a licensed planner, and a licensed real estate broker, has been named Senior Fellow, a post he will fill until May 31, 2022.
Norwich University Graduates 444 in Historic Bicentennial Commencement Ceremony
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University celebrated commencement during its 200th year of educating citizen soldiers in service to the nation with a ceremony on Saturday, May 11, in Shapiro Field House, in which 444 students graduated from 32 undergraduate programs and one master’s program.
At a 2 p.m. ceremony, New York Times best-selling author and historian Alex Kershaw, who penned “Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University,” gave the commencement address to the Class of 2019 in Norwich’s bicentennial year.
NU to Celebrate its Bicentennial Commencement and Commissioning Ceremonies May 11-12
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial commencement and commissioning with ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, in Shapiro Field House. Both events are free and open to the public.
Graduates include future military officers, law enforcement officers, and many who will go on to graduate school, jobs in the federal government, athletic training, construction management, and numerous sectors of public service.
Norwich University Receives Estate Gift of $3M from Longtime Engineering Professor, Don Wallace
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider announced to trustees on Thursday, April 25, that Professor Emeritus Don Wallace, who retired in 2017 after over five decades of teaching in Norwich’s Mechanical Engineering Department and passed away in November 2018, left in his will over $3 million to the David Crawford School of Engineering (DCSE).
Norwich University Design Build Collaborative, Downstreet and WCMH Showcase New Tiny Home Prototype for Vulnerable Populations, LIFT House
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Design Build Collaborative along with partners Downstreet Housing & Community Development and Washington County Mental Health Services announced today the near completion of LIFT, an affordable, energy-efficient tiny house designed and built by Norwich University students and faculty as a prototype for residents in need.
Paul Scharre Wins Colby Award For Book on AI and Autonomous Weapons, “Army of None”
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Paul Scharre has won the 2019 William E. Colby Award for his book, “Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War.” Now in its 20th year, the Colby prize is awarded annually by Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., to a first solo work of fiction or nonfiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations or international affairs.
Dillon Zites ’20 Only Vermont Student Invited to Present Research in D.C. at Annual 2019 “Posters on the Hill”
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University junior biology major Dillon Zites, of Clarksville, Tenn. (pictured), represented his research on improving cancer treatment at this year’s Annual Posters on the Hill event on April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
Norwich University Hosts Northern Stage Production of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host a Northern Stage Literature to Life stage presentation of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Norwich University’s Mack Hall auditorium.
Author of Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America’s Global Wars to Speak at Norwich
War is one of the most lucrative job markets for an increasingly global workforce. Most of the work on American bases, everything from manning guard towers to cleaning the latrines to more technical engineering and accounting jobs, has been outsourced to private firms that then contract out individual jobs, often to the lowest bidder. An “American” base in Afghanistan or Iraq will be staffed with workers from places like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Turkey, Bosnia, and Nepal: so-called “third-country nationals.” Tens of thousands of these workers are now fixtures on American bases. Yet, in the plethora of records kept by the U.S. government, they are unseen and uncounted—their stories untold.
Norwich University Launches New Online RN-to-BSN Degree Completion Program
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with the University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), has launched a new online bachelor’s degree completion program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), designed for licensed RNs who want to pursue their degree while balancing work and other life responsibilities. The program is set to begin its first trimester in August 2019.
U.S. Army Alaska Commanding General, NU Alum, to Speak at Norwich ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. U.S. Army Major General Mark J. O’Neil ’86 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 12, at 9 a.m. in Shapiro Field House.
Norwich University Writers Series welcomes award-winning author Robin MacArthur
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University Writers Series welcomes Robin MacArthur to campus on Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.
MacArthur’s debut collection of short stories, “Half Wild” (Ecco/Harper Collins 2016) won the 2017 PEN New England award for fiction, and was a finalist for both the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award.