Queues form outside Sabine Field in September 2019 for the Homecoming Alumni Parade. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

In commencement messages, Norwich alumni encourage Class of 2020 to embrace opportunity, build relationships

Class of 2020 graduates weren’t the only ones missing commencement. The coronavirus campus shutdown meant an empty Shapiro Fieldhouse and neither mortarboard tosses, nor keynote speeches nor joyful whoops. There were also no encouraging words from the many people — parents, siblings, professors, staff and alumni — who supported the students this year and all the others.

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Grateful Norwich community pays tribute to outgoing President Richard W. Schneider

Wanda Dami remembers once needing to park her car on campus in 2013, when she brought her son, Joseph, then a Norwich freshman, back after a break. She’d searched the lots and thought she’d lucked out with a space, but it was reserved — for President Richard W. Schneider.

Norwich rising senior Jack Carlson earned one of 28 slots in the summer’s NASA Student Airborne Research Project. Two hundred ninety-one students applied. (Photo by Ethan Hagstrom.)

Norwich student Jack Carlson earns spot in NASA Student Airborne Research Project

Jack Carlson will admit to having his head in the clouds sometimes. His career ambition is up there.

Carlson, an environmental science major and rising senior with dreams of piloting aircraft, will combine his passions for flight and research this summer with NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program, an eight-week, science, technology, engineering and mathematics-focused internship for senior-year undergraduates.

Seminars in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Online Virtual Education Fair will cover the post-COVID-19 economy, high-demand degrees, degree financing and other topics. The courses are free. (Photo courtesy Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Designed to support professionals in a post-COVID-19 world, Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is offering six free 45-minute webinar sessions as part of the Norwich University Online Virtual Education Fair from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Norwich University’s new Bachelor of Science in Design Arts major nurtures critical thinking, includes partnerships with nearby industries and unifies art, craft and technology with a pragmatic approach to integrating theory and application. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. ­— Norwich University officials announced a new Bachelor of Science in Design Arts major beginning Fall 2020. The degree program falls within the School of Architecture + Art in the College of Professional Schools, which houses the Design+Build Collaborative.

Students in the Narrative Medicine class that opened the Norwich Humanities Initiative visited National Life’s offices in Montpelier in November to see “Being There,” a collection of portraits and stories from 14 hospice caregivers in central Vermont by photographer Corey Hendrickson. The initiative’s pilot slate continues with three new courses. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Ferreira.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University has been awarded a $100,000 Humanities Connections Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue work on the Norwich Humanities Initiative, an interdisciplinary curriculum project which was launched in 2018 with the support of a $35,000 NEH Humanities Connections Planning Grant.


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