Amelia "Millie" Heidenreich, right, Sodexo’s general manager at Norwich University, got into the holiday spirit in 2020, donning festive garb for the annual holiday dinner in in Wise Campus Center. The dinner returns on Wednesday. (Photo by Sodexo at Norwich University via Facebook.)

Annual meal, featuring faculty and staff and volunteer servers, returns for 31st year

The year-end holiday spirit infuses this week’s Norwich University activities schedule, which features ornament making, holiday film screenings and the annual holiday dinner.

Norwich (9-1, 5-0 New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference) tops the latest the National Collegiate Rugby Division II national rankings. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Cadets will play Michigan’s Adrian College in national semifainal Friday night

Norwich University will continue its quest for its first men’s rugby national championship this weekend at the 2021 National Collegiate Rugby Division II Final Four in Houston. 

Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider, left, flanks former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., at Bob Dole’s degree conferral ceremony on June 25, 2015, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

Kansas-born former candidate for U.S. president and vice president hailed as epitome of citizen-soldier

Bob Dole, the Kansas Republican who served 27 years over four decades in the U.S. Senate and died Sunday, received an honorary degree from Norwich University at Washington. D.C.’s World War II Memorial in 2015. University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider called conferring the degree an emotional highlight of his 28-year presidency.

Dr. Page Spiess shows her ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® trophy in a science laboratory in Norwich University’s U Building. She joined the College of Science ansd Mathematics faculty in 2017. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Dr. Page Spiess receives ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® in November ceremony

Open door, open minds.

Dr. Page Spiess keeps her U Building office door ajar, where chemistry or biochemistry students can walk through to discuss experiments, analyze data and master lessons. When “aha” moments happen, and proverbial light bulbs go off over students’ heads, Spiess basks in the reflected glow.

Dr. Robert Poodiack joined Norwich University’s faculty in 1999 and is the 2005 Homer L. Dodge Award winner for Excellence in Teaching. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Dr. Robert Poodiack, professor and chair of the Mathematics Department, has won the 2022 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate for Meritorious Service for the Northeastern Section.

December graduates will collect degrees at a Dec. 2 dinner in Montpelier, Vermont. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will honor approximately 60 students graduating in December, the first graduates of the Class of 2022, with a formal dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

Giving Tuesday donations will support Norwich University’s Emergency Scholarship Fund, which helps students pursue education and graduate. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Donations on international day of generosity will support Emergency Scholarship Fund

On Giving Tuesday, Norwich University’s community can support students’ pursuit of education and goal of graduation.

Children’s boots were among donations already received Monday for the annual Angel Tree drive, a collaboration between Norwich University’s Center for Civic Engagement and Community Emergency Relief Volunteers,  a Northfield, Vermont, nonprofit. The drive runs through Dec. 10. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Angel Tree drive, which collects items for children in economically struggling local families, leads week’s slate

The year-end holidays’ advent ushers in the annual giving season. And generosity is on this week’s schedule with the Center for Civic Engagement’s annual Angel Tree drive.

Norwich University’s men’s rugby team will make its fourth national final four appearance after previous trips in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

30-19 victory over Georgetown in northeast regional helps Cadets advance

Norwich University’s men's rugby team is Houston-bound! 

The Cadets punched their ticket to their fourth Division II national final four weekend by claiming the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) northeast regional title with a 30-19 victory over Georgetown on Sunday morning at the South Jersey Rugby Club Complex. 

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