Members of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen on Aug. 26 in the U-Building complex on campus. (Photo by Dr. Jean-Sebastien Gagnon/Norwich University.)

Cross-disciplinary group of students and faculty explore basic chemistry principle as they make ice cream with liquid nitrogen

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … a chemistry experiment?

Norwich University engineering students work on a project. The university, founded by civil engineer Capt. Alden Partridge in 1819, was the first private school in the United States to teach engineering as its own separate discipline. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University has earned its six-year accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for three bachelor of science programs in the David Crawford School of Engineering: civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Alumni Parade will lead the events Saturday during Norwich University’s 2021 Homecoming celebration. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Presidential inauguration, Homecoming celebrations pack week’s schedule

Hail to our chief, and our alumni.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John P. Lawlor, a Norwich University master’s grad, stands among officials during the Sept. 17 ceremony to name a Cheshire, Connecticut, bridge in his honor. (Photo courtesy Connecticut state Rep. Rep. Lezlye Zupkus.)

Now-retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John P. Lawlor, Norwich’s 2019 Veteran’s Day speaker, honored

Y orwich University master’s graduate and retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John P. Lawlor was honored by having a Cheshire, Connecticut, bridge named in his honor.

Connecticut state Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-Prospect), organized the Sept. 17 naming ceremony and posted the news online about Bridge No. 01076.

Lawlor, who spoke on campus in November 2019 during Norwich University’s Veterans Day observance, began his military service in 1987 with the U.S. Army. He lives in Southington, Connecticut, and serves as public works director in East Hartford, having held similar roles in Waterbury, Bloomfield and New Haven, Connecticut.

U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc and Waterbury (Connecticut) Veterans Memorial Committee Secretary Bob Dorr also attended the September bridge dedication.

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U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John P. Lawlor addresses Norwich University’s community during the November 2019 Veterans Day observance on the Upper Parade Ground. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

“I am so incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized here today,” Lawlor said in remarks on Zupkus’ website. “Having a piece of local infrastructure named in my honor is just too much for words. And to have it here, close to where my journey began, makes it even that much more special.”

Lawlor, who has served as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, earned a public administration master’s from Norwich University in 2010. He also has Bachelor of Science in civil/construction engineering from Central Connecticut State University and a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Lawlor in 1997 served with the Combined Joint Civil Military Task Force, as aide-de-camp and then military assistant to chief of NATO operations in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He deployed in 2003 for Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as public works team chief for the 4th and 1st Infantry Divisions, improving infrastructure in north-central Iraq.

Lawlor, whose  awards include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service and Meritorious Service medals, has also served in several positions in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Lawlor joined retired U.S. Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan ’59 in receiving a September honor involving a bridge. Sullivan on Sept. 11 was honored with a statue at the opening of the Generals Bridge and park in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

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To develop the Affordable Shipping Container Homes Project, Norwich University students will develop a site plan with eight to 10 cargo container units and a community building on a 10-acre site in Waitsfield, Vermont. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University recently received a $20,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, to fund the development of the Affordable Shipping Container Homes Project. The Affordable Shipping Container Homes Project will design affordable housing units with recycled shipping containers.

Norwich University’s football team celebrates after winning Saturday’s Maple Sap Bucket game against Castleton. The Cadets play their Homecoming game this weekend. (Norwich University Athletics.)

Norwich wins third straight Maple Sap Bucket by topping Castleton, 28-12

The bucket stays in Northfield.

With a 28-12 win at in-state rival Castleton, the Cadets won their first game of 2021 and won their third straight Maple Sap Bucket, gaining a measure of momentum ahead of their annual Homecoming game.

Norwich University offers 30-plus academic programs and host of life-enriching activities for prospective students on its Northfield, Vermont, campus. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Prospective students will get their questions answered Saturday as the Norwich University Admissions Office stages its fall open house.

Norwich University’s football team will play Endicott College as part of the 2021 Homecoming festivities. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University will host more than one thousand alumni and their guests during annual Homecoming festivities Sept. 23 to Sept. 26, which follows the Presidential Inauguration for its 24th president, Dr. Mark Anarumo, on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Dr. Reina Pennington joined Norwich University’s History and Political Science Department in 1999. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Dr. Reina Pennington to discuss two women, one American, one Russian, who recruited other women for World War II air combat missions

Dr. Reina Pennington, a Norwich University Dana Professor of History, will be the featured guest Friday night in Cleveland at the International Women’s Air & Space Museum’s “Dinner with a Slice of History” series. 

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