Rooks pose for pictures outside Gerard Hall near the Upper Parade Ground on Rook Arrival Day. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

First-year Corps of Cadets members share first impressions of campus and hopes for the new semester

Like red-breasted robins signaling spring, maroon-capped rooks signaled fall at Norwich University. First-year members of the Corps of Cadets arrived in waves on campus in recent days, brimming with excitement and expectation.

From left, civilian dormitory Resident Adviser Gwen Pettengill and Senior Resident Adviser Danielle Beaumier discuss hopes for the semester by the outdoor volleyball pit on campus on Friday. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich University civilian dorm resident advisers share hopes for new semester

Spirits were as high as the late afternoon sun Friday in the recreation area by Norwich University’s civilian dorms.

Yoomide Millar, a freshman from Brookfield, Vermont, stands on the Upper Parade Ground on Rook Arrival Day on Sunday, describing her excitement for being in Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets and U.S. Air Force ROTC.  She’s wearing a white blouse, maroon ROOK cap and black skirt. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Rook eyes participation in ROTC for armed forces branch that evacuated her from Haiti after deadly 2010 earthquake

Yoomide Millar’s path to Norwich University starts with a Port-au-Prince, Haiti, airlift on a C-17 U.S. Air Force jet and continues with a realized wish.

Samantha Benoit was named College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District and Krampade All-American Scholar from the American Hockey Coaches Association. (Photo by Chandler Mosher/Norwich University Athletics.)

Star defender earns College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District, Krampade All-American Scholar honors

Samantha Benoit was named College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District and joined 12 of her Norwich University women’s hockey teammates on the Krampade All-American Scholar honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Alt-weekly’s article highlights Vermont collaborations, opportunities for students

Norwich University’s new Bachelor of Science in Design Arts program got big local ink this week, with a 1,400-word feature in Vermont’s alt-weekly newspaper, Seven Days.

Rising Norwich University senior Lydia Reed, a civilian student and biology major, delivers research findings Aug. 4 at the Vermont Disease Ecology Conference at the Bartoletto Hall science complex. The conference preceded the universitywide guidance about mask wearing indoors; audience members were masked. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

At Vermont Disease Ecology Conference, researchers discuss experiment roadblocks, and how they were overcome

Norwich University biology major Reine Gibb, like all scientists, expects experiment hiccups. Although faulty hypotheses or errors surely stall research, she learned unwilling subjects can, too — especially if they hop away.

Norwich University’s football team practices Wednesday on Sabine Field at Hayne Family Stadium. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

The fall 2021 semester’s sounds and sights are echoing across Norwich University’s campus. Clashing shoulder pads and tweeting coaches’ whistles have brought Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium to life.

Arrival signs are multiplying on Norwich University’s Northfield, Vermont, campus. Big arrival days for the 2021-22 academic year are coming Saturday and Tuesday. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Receptions for families of rooks, civilian students will accompany welcomes

Buildings stand ready, lawns are mowed, signs are getting posted and events are planned. A big weekend featuring Rook Arrival Day will continue Norwich University’s march toward the 2021-22 academic year.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) named Dr. Kaitlin Thomas associate director and Dr. Ronald Lessard senior fellow.


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