Feature Stories

Celebration of the Renovated Ainsworth Hall

By Isabel Weinger Nielsen, editor On February 6, the Norwich University community celebrated the renovation of Ainsworth Hall with a ribbon cutting and open house. The ceremony began in the White Chapel, where Joel A. Kolbert ’65, Chair of the Forging the Future Campaign, gave a warm welcome and explained that the $4.8 million Ainsworth renovation, …

SCUSA Conference at West Point

By Jordan T. Character ’19 I enter the area of The United States Military Academy and am surrounded by massive, beautifully styled, grey stone buildings. For some it might have been overwhelming, but I felt welcomed as I myself will be joining everyone there in the Army very soon. We were taken to a massive and impressive building to sign in and greeted …

How I Came to Norwich University

By Teferi N. Tafa. Visiting Scholar from Ethiopia I am Teferi N. Tafa, a visiting scholar from Ethiopia. In the fall 2017 semester I co-taught literature EN322, a course titled “Jailed & Executed: Loaded Pens,” with Professor Patricia J. Ferreira. In the spring semester I will teach world literature 202, a course I love to teach and was teaching …

WNUB-FM Celebrates 50 years (and other news)

Photo: Doug Smith, WNUB manager and adjunct professor of Communications Beginning on October 19, WNUB-FM counted down 50 days until December 8, 2017, when the university’s radio station celebrated 50 years on air with a reception and prizes in the Wise Campus Center’s The Mill from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The daylong event featured an onsite live broadcast …

Write Something That Matters—
Service Learning in EN 101

By Michan Myer, Adjunct Professor of English, and Assistant Director Center for Writing For many, the idea of Service Learning evokes images of students wielding shovels and hardhats, implementing their concrete skills in tangible service to the community. When I first came to Norwich, a colleague and I were discussing Service-Learning, and I got excited …

A Little Taste of France in Montpelier

By Sophia Mizouni Assistant Professor of French James Beard Award–winner and Food Network Chopped Champion Jean-Louis Guérin hosted French program director Sophia Mizouni, her students, and the military exchange officers from St-Cyr at his restaurant “NECI on Main” in Montpelier on December 7, 2017. Guérin, who serves as Campus Executive …

Norwich Television Looks toward the Future

By Jim Black ’17 At Norwich Television, big changes are happening all around. 2017 was a fantastic year and we plan to continue with our progress. Norwich Television has always tried to be ahead of the curve and offer the very best in equipment to properly prepare students for the high-tech and ever-changing world of video production. The challenges …

Dr. Travis Morris Wins Dodge Award for Outstanding Teaching

By Isabel Weinger Nielsen, editor William “Travis” Morris, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Norwich University Peace and War Center, was named the winner of the 2017 Homer L. Dodge Award for Teaching Excellence. The biennial award is given to a member of the teaching faculty for “noteworthy evidence of distinguished …