Norwich University nursing students from left, Kat Babcock-O’Connor and Jessica Sabick pose in their new white coats in shots posted on Instagram. Seventy-two students were recognized during Thursday’s virtual ceremony. (Photos via Instagram.)

Seventy-two nursing students make transition from classroom learning to patient care

The “share” screen’s upper half started off dark toward the end of Thursday’s virtual White Coat Ceremony, almost like a gloaming sky. In phases, on command, cameras winked on, revealing tiny images of Norwich University nursing students in their new white coats. In waves, members of the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 formed a tiny galaxy.

Sarah Manacek, a lecturer and clinical instructor in Norwich University’s  School of Nursing, teaches a student during an outdoor class in September 2020. Manacek wears navy blue scrubs; the students wears maroon scrubs. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

In Resilient Vermont Network talk, health care panel discusses telemedicine and other patient-serving adaptations

The coronavirus pandemic forced health care’s practitioners to be both in and on. “In” as in office for visits, routine and emergency; “on” as in on camera, to connect with far-off patients who are checking in from home.

Cara Armstrong’s digital sketching adventure began when she was issued an iPad as part of Norwich University’s iPad initiative in 2019. She said her writing and drawing are record and reflection on what is happening around her, including life with three cats and a dog. (Photo courtesy Cara Armstrong.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Cara Armstrong, director of Norwich University’s School of Architecture+Art and Design+Build Collaborative has published “A Trick of Living,” a book of digital sketches and poems.

Dr. John R. Mullin has joined the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security’s advisory board. (Photo courtesy John R. Mullin.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Center for Global Resilience and Security (CGRS) named Dr. John R. Mullin to its advisory board.

Norwich University nursing students pose in their newly received white coats at Milano Ballroom on Nov. 13, 2017. This year’s White Coat Ceremony will run virtually on Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

In White Coat Ceremony, nursing students will take step toward careers

By donning white coats embroidered with the School of Nursing logo and affixing special pins, a cohort of Norwich University nursing students will this week step toward careers of compassionate care.

Norwich University nursing students, clad in maroon scrubs, await the start of the November 2017 White Coat Ceremony at Milano Ballroom. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Here’s the complete list of Norwich University nursing students participating in the 2020 virtual White Coast ceremony.

Callista Lemieux proudly wears her Norwich women’s rugby uniform flanked by her brother  Jean-Luc Lemieux and her mother, Laura Lee Lemieux. (Photo courtesy Callista Lemieux.)

Norwich physical education major and multisport athlete Callista Lemieux wins SHAPE Vermont award

When Callista Lemieux was a girl growing up in Derry, New Hampshire, she often watched her older brother wrestle, something he’d done since he was 3. She said she remembered hanging around his matches, loving the energy and deciding she needed to take the mat herself.

“At one match, I said, ‘Mom, Dad, can I wrestle today?’” Lemieux said. “They said, ‘Sure, there’s an extra pair of shoes in the car.’”

Norwich University nursing students join a simulation during an outdoor class in September. Seventy-two nursing students will participate in a virtual White Coat ceremony on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Health experts to examine health preparedness during push to mitigate COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to adapt individually and plan collectively to preserve individual and collective health. On Monday, an interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss outreach plans providers and practitioners can use to ensure continued resilience for Vermont communities’ health and wellness.

Dr. Tara Kulkarni, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, works with students in the Wastewater Based Epidemiology Initiative team in Oct. 14, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative’s interdisciplinary team tracks COVID-19-triggering virus

So far, many tests for the coronavirus have involved air, its main transmission medium. (Hence, face masks’ sudden emergence as couture). But an enterprising, interdisciplinary group of Norwich students and faculty has started looking for the virus in another “essential element,” water.

Norwich University Perspectives Project: COVID-19

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