Professor Donald Wallace, who died in 2018 after a 55-year teaching career at Norwich University, was legendary for holding his mechanical engineering students to rigorously high standards. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Dedication of Wallace Materials Testing Facility in Juckett Hall will come Thursday

The dedication of a materials testing laboratory in honor of longtime engineering professor Don Wallace, the launch of a virtual Center for Civic Engagement book club and an Admissions Office webinar for prospective students on study tracks for medicine and health careers leads this week’s Norwich University activities calendar.

Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider holds the certificate for his Vermont Distinguished Service Medal, flanked by Tracey Poirier’96, left, and Gene Enriquez ’07 and Juan Coleman ’06 on Thursday at the Vermont National Guard’s headquarters in Colchester, Vermont. (Photo courtesy Vermont National Guard.)

Richard W. Schneider, who retired in 2020 after 28 years as the university’s top leader, receives Vermont Distinguished Service Medal

Norwich University has honored President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider’s 28 years of presidential stewardship many ways, renaming a campus building in his honor and etching his name of the top rung the Bicentennial Stairs’ top flight. On Thursday night, the Vermont National Guard’s adjutant general added his own accolade, the Vermont Distinguished Service Medal.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo delivers his Update from the Hill video address Thursday. (Screenshot from video/Norwich University.)

Because of Vermont coronavirus protocols, in-person Commencement will have no outsider audience

“Everyone” is a short word for a large group and complicated spirit, President Mark C. Anarumo said Thursday. And Norwich University, true to its “I Will Try” and “Norwich Together, Norwich Forever” mottos, has worked to include everybody in everything this semester, wherever they chose to study.

Norwich students who have contracted with or are planning to commission into the U.S. armed forces composed a majority of the vaccine recipients at Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed clinic on campus. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Operation Warp Speed clinic draws 200 vaccine recipients, 88% of them students

Norwich University students contracting into the armed forces showed service-before-self spirit Tuesday, rolling up their sleeves and taking COVID-19 vaccines in a clinic organized by the Vermont National Guard.

Looknauth Mahadeo, a Norwich senior who’s majoring in construction management and is in the Corps of Cadets, describes the university’s Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative on March 19, 2021, on WCAX-TV, Channel 3. (Screenshot from video/WCAX-TV.)

WCAX-TV highlights Norwich’s Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative

Although vaccines are rolling out in Vermont and some Norwich community members have begun getting theirs, prevention protocols continue to keep campus healthy — mask wearing, handwashing, distancing and expanded clinical testing. The Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative has complemented these efforts importantly.  

The 2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit will focus this week on potential trouble spots in the South China Sea for the United States and China. (Photo by Shutterstock.)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor and Indian Military Review research fellow will lead Peace and War Virtual Summit  discussion

Diplomatic tensions bubbled to the surface last week when the United States and China diplomats met in Anchorage, Alaska. As the United Kingdom’s Guardian news site reported, officials couldn’t restrain themselves long enough to film even a short news clip.

Kimberly A. Baumann ’87 is recognized during the September 2019 ceremony to dedicate the Bicentennial Stairs. She was one of 78 people honored with names on the steps. Baumann, who has succeeded in the U.S. Air Force and Gartner Inc. will participate in a Women in Leadership panel discussion this week. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Women in Leadership webinar, Joan of Arc film screening highlight events slate

With midterm past, the semester, and academic year, are barreling toward crescendo. So, two events this week will point toward postcollege life. One will address leadership, a core Norwich University trait useful in careers; one will examine graduating during a pandemic.

Carter Cowlthorp, a senior forward on Norwich University’s men’s hockey team, had a moment in the national spotlight when his Feb. 28 goal against Connecticut College ranked among the Top 10 plays on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” (Photo by Chandler Mosher ’21/Norwich University Athletics.)

Carter Cowlthorp scores Top 10 Plays highlight, joining teammate Ryan Boucher in having an ESPN moment

Coronavirus protocols may have kept Kreitzberg Arena’s stands empty at Norwich University ice hockey games this season, but people are still watching, by cardboard proxy, on livestreams and beyond, as a recent national highlight proved.

Norwich University senior Caitlin Dailey with some of her kazoos. She said she’s been giving the instruments to Norwich’s campus community members to bring much-needed smiles and chase the coronavirus blues. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Enterprising student hands out easy-to-master instruments; happy recipients become human bleatboxes

Caitlin Dailey said she was a hopeless musician, or at least one frustrated enough to quit. Three years of saxophone playing got her to the third chair in her middle school band, behind two sixth graders who’d just taken up the instruments.

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