Ben Carlson, a junior in Norwich University’s School of Architecture+Art, and Washington County Mental Health Services Executive Director Mary Moulton stand inside LIFT 2.0 during the house’s siting on Dec. 17, 2020, in Barre, Vermont. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Second tiny house sited in December, providing home for holiday season

Norwich University’s students and faculty used their civic-mindedness and creativity to leave a lasting holiday gift in Barre, Vermont before the winter break. The stylish, ecologically efficient tiny home they built, LIFT 2.0, stands as an example of affordable housing’s future and marks a step toward resolving local homelessness.

Martin Hanifin ’86, who will take over as Norwich University’s vice president of finance and chief financial officer effective in early March, served on the Norwich University Board of Fellows from 2011 until 2017. (Photo courtesy Norwich University Alumni and Family Office.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University officials announced the appointment of Martin Hanifin ’86 as vice president of finance and chief financial officer effective early March 2021.

During her Norwich University residency, Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio, whose current research is on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective, will network with students, faculty and partner organizations. (Photo courtesy Cpl. Brandon James Liddy, Royal Military College of Canada Public Affairs.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Peace and War Center welcomes Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies for the Spring 2021 semester.

The job market for Norwich University degree earners, like this group from the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ 2018 commencement, will increasingly stress the value of diversity, data from Glassdoor and LinkedIn show. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

‘Reshaping the Workplace’ webinar, Career and Internship Center information sessions, highlight week’s schedule

Business watchers including social network LinkedIn and ratings website Glassdoor, report diversity leaders will be critical to businesses’ and organizations’ ability to innovate, vie for talent and grow. A webinar directed by College of Graduate and Continuing Studies will explore this topic in a coming-week webinar.

Gracious Asantewaa, a Norwich University sophomore and nursing major, and Norwich University Alumni and Family Director Eddie Habeck pose for the picture that was included in the virtual Parade Across America for Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential inauguration. (Photo courtesy Eddie Habeck/Norwich University.)

Norwich University participates in virtual parade for Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential inauguration

The invite came in a flash; the moment lasted a blink. But Norwich University seized its chance and joined Wednesday’s virtual Parade Across America, which honored Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential inauguration. 

David Heddleston, a supervisory special agent for the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, earned master’s degrees in criminal justice administration and diplomacy in 2019 and 2020 through Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. (Photo courtesy American Foreign Service Association.)

College of Graduate and Continuing Studies master’s degree recipient receives American Foreign Service Association creative dissent award

Ruling majorities often push dissenters to the margins (and into the historical dustbin). But a Norwich alumnus who earned two master’s degrees at the university won an American Foreign Service Association award for disagreeing agreeably.

To clear campus paths for arriving spring semester students, Norwich University’s Facilities Operations team deployed all the equipment and vehicles at its disposal, including plows like this one, salters and snowblower-equipped Bobcats. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

New electronic scheduling system, staff efforts smooth COVID-19 testing and arrivals, officials say

By the time students began arriving on Norwich University’s Northfield, Vermont, campus Friday for the Spring 2021 semester, teams of Norwich faculty and staff were ready. Electronic message boards in campus buildings were loaded with greetings, COVID-19 tests were waiting at Plumley Armory and Facilities Operations staff members stood ready to move snow and ease movement.

Six films will comprise the Tournées French Film Festival, coming in April. (Photo courtesy Modern Languages Department/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University French Program Director and Assistant Professor of French Dr. Sophia Mizouni was awarded a $2,200 grant from the FACE Foundation to put on Tournées French Film Festival in a virtual format this spring.

A Youth Leadership Conference participant rock-climbs at Norwich University’s Shapiro Fieldhouse in January 2016. The conference for high school students returns with a virtual version in the coming week. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Virtual version of Youth Leadership Conference, Education Abroad Fair highlight spring semester’s second week

Future leaders need a panoply of knowledge — civics, basic economics, government — and skills — people savvy, logistical aptitude, communications ability. Next week, Norwich will stoke leadership aptitude in high school students through a virtual version of the Youth Leadership Conference.

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