Rising senior Hayley Vance, dressed in her blue Corps of Cadets uniform, communes with a therapy dog in September 2019. Norwich University’s Counseling and Wellness Center hopes to bring therapy dogs back to campus during the fall semester to complement teletherapy and in-person physically distanced crisis therapy. (Photo by Mark Coller.)

Counseling and Wellness Center’s teletherapy and programs will help Norwich students manage semester’s stresses

Although campus is crackling to life with each wave of student arrivals, coronavirus stress may be muting the new-school-year excitement. News outlets of all stripes show the pandemic’s national case count, and headlines, stubbornly remain. Nobody can see the end yet. 

Norwich’s Counseling and Wellness Center stands ready to help. The center has added two counselors — bringing its staff to eight and has introduced teletherapy. Anyone on campus or in the 50 U.S. states will be able to phone in for help. Also, remote students in 36 states will be able to arrange therapy over video.

Students who arrived on Norwich University’s campus on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 tested for the coronavirus at Plumley Armory. The test center, which has tested hundreds of people so far — students, faculty and staff — will run again this weekend when 325 students are expected to arrive. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Maroon and Gold Student Behavioral Contract aims to keep students and campus healthy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Norwich together, Norwich forever” slogan applies as much to health preservation as to morale building. In town halls and other communications, President Mark C. Anarumo and Norwich University officials have stressed the need to preserve collective health, partly by having students sign the Maroon and Gold Student Behaviorial Contract.

Norwich University students minded their 6-foot physical distance on Aug. 11, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Second arrival weekend expected to bring 325 students

Packed bags? Check. Face masks? Check. Completed forms? Check. 

This weekend, as last, will bring more students in Norwich University’s phased-in 2020 fall semester arrival. About 500 students arrived over the weekend of Aug. 8 and Aug. 9; about 325 are expected this weekend, when Provisional Battalion rooks, Corps and civilian student leaders arrive.

Acknowledging the need to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, students wore face masks and observed physical distancing as they arrived on Norwich University’s campus the weekend of Aug. 8, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

In town hall address, Norwich President Mark C. Anarumo stresses need for collective accountability as fall semester nears

And away we go.

This past Thursday, in his final town hall address before student arrivals, President Mark C. Anarumo said Norwich University worked cohesively and diligently to prepare for the new semester.

Students began returning to campus over the weekend in the lead-up to the Fall 2020 semester. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Student orientation leaders poised to ease newcomers’ transition to campus life

Students arriving on Norwich University’s reopened campus signal that the fall semester is on its way. And a student orientation squad stands ready to ease newcomers' transition.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – As part of its phased reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Norwich University is welcoming the first group of students to campus on Saturday, Aug. 8, a process that involves a highly structured intake methodology to include health screenings and COVID-19 testing. See video here: https://youtu.be/TkS2fHw83B8.

Founder’s Day marks the day the first bricks for Norwich University, Capt. Alden Partridge’s brainchild, were laid. This year marks the bicentennial of students being admitted to the university. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Capt. Alden Partridge’s brainchild institution celebrates its 201st birthday and the bicentennial of its admitting students

As Norwich University continues going boldly into its third century, it will stop this week to remember Capt. Alden Partridge, who started the academy and inspired its teaching and traditions 201 years ago, and the bicentennial of the admission of the university’s first students.

Norwich University students participate in an Olmsted Field Study in Israel with Dr. Travis Morris, kneeling at right, a trip funded by the Olmsted Foundation funded the trip and coordinated in partnership with Norwich University’s Peace and War Center. The center has been named the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center. (Photo courtesy John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — The Norwich University Peace and War Center has been named the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center in appreciation of a generous gift of $1.7 million to the university from the estate of retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John S. Patton and his wife, Professor Mary Frances M. Patton. Of the sum, $385,000 will go toward creating an endowment for the center.

An exhibit of propaganda at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. A collection of Norwich University honors students recently presented projects on the dangers of information oversharing. (Photo courtesy Amy Woodbury Tease.)

Norwich University Honors Program students present privacy invasion projects to International Spy Museum officials

The mission, which Honors Program students chose to accept: Deliver a lesson plan for the International Spy Museum, a nonprofit providing an objective, apolitical forum for exploring topics including technology’s changing role in intelligence work, secrecy’s effects on civil liberties and the challenges of disinformation in social media. The plan had to be relatable, to interest students; rigorous, to satisfy teachers; and suitable, fitting the museum’s mission to engagingly educate the public about espionage and intelligence.


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