Norwich University’s College of Professional Schools is committed to educating students in the tradition of university founder Capt. Alden Partridge. By providing our students the means, motivation, confidence and empathy to engage in the problems of our era, disciplined and innovative thinkers will be inspired to create the industries, systems, processes, machines and structures that meet the real-world challenges of our evolving society.

A message from Dean Aron Temkin

The school year was just getting started as we brainstormed this issue, and it was encouraging to realize how many good stories we already have to share regarding summer projects, new programs, and other noteworthy accomplishments of our faculty and students.

Among these, you’ll see we’ve highlighted three articles about summer internships. While encouraged and supported by many of the degree programs, our collective priority is to expand these opportunities to serve more of our students who wish to ‘test drive’ their career choice. Internships ground theory in practice and provide valuable perspective about the varying range of working environments and cultures. Companies that devote time and resources to finding, selecting and training interns are looking for a return on their investment. Fortunately the feedback from employers is consistently in praise of our emerging professionals and their ability to hit the ground running and deliver real value to their employer, whether in the military, public or private sectors. In turn, this positive response also helps us sustain and expand our network of future employers.

Study abroad programs provide students another form of ‘real world’ experience and prepare them for a world that grows smaller every day. We’ve included several photos illustrating the facilities and the surroundings of our NU study abroad site in Berlin, Germany. The College has been leading this initiative, but we hope this facility will soon expand to serve a broader range of NU majors and programs.

If you had the opportunity to be on campus for this year’s fantastic Homecoming, you’ve witnessed the first steps in our countdown to our bicentennial in 2019, with this year’s theme being the Year of Service. Many of you have heard me remark about the strong service ethic I witness in our students daily through their interests, efforts and choices. Certainly the number of EMS volunteers among our students is one clear example. We look forward to sharing other stories of our students in service as the year progresses.



City Lab: Berlin – Norwich University’s international campus

berlin_featuredThe micro-campus set in a city renowned for its experimental architecture and design offers students an outstanding study abroad experience. MORE

Robust slate for School of Architecture + Art 2014-15 lecture series

Lecture SeriesUpcoming speakers include Michael Gericke, partner at global design powerhouse Pentagram, and Kill Shakespeare graphic artist Andy Belanger. MORE

In Europe, students ponder old London, Roman concrete

summer_research_featuredUsing summer research grants to study primary sources, undergraduates Shaili Patel and Taylor Davidson analyzed early London architecture and the stuff that made Roman buildings endure. MORE

Design diaspora: Architecture graduate students on summer internships

parker_featuredFanning out from California to Ghana, students interned in a host of settings, from traditional architecture firms to fabrication, construction, design-build, museum and university venues. MORE

Financial services internship helps chart future

Working at National Life Group “helped introduce me to the industry and provided some insight into what I could possibly do after college,” Ranson Hudson reports. MORE

New Leadership minor at School of Business and Management

leadership_featuredThe new minor helps students gain leadership know-how and experience through multidisciplinary academic exploration and discovery. MORE

An intern’s inside view of the business of baseball

syracuse_featuredJunior business major Taylor Kacur recalls lessons she learned during a summer internship with the Syracuse Chiefs AAA minor league baseball team. MORE

Member of the Class of ’64 funds new student-managed investment club

Investment ClubLess than a year ago, the Finance Club was not even an idea. Today, the club has 13 members who manage $25,000 in investments. MORE

Alumnus gift buys microprocessor boards for digital design course

altera_featuredThe boards facilitate a wide range of exercises to teach digital logic and computer organization. MORE

Norwich students join NASA competitions, internships

rasc-al_featuredFrom space launches to telerobotic challenges, Norwich engineering students pushed their skills at a number of NASA summer programs. MORE

New faculty spotlight: Capt. Brian S. Bradke, PhD, USAF

dcse_featuredJoining the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a visiting assistant professor, Prof. Bradke currently teaches statics and two labs. MORE

Norwich first to print 3D Lincoln life mask

lincoln_life_maskYou’ve seen his two- dimensional likeness on countless photos, pennies and five-dollar bills. Now you can see what Abraham Lincoln looked like in the flesh. MORE

Yale nursing grad Lisa Hardy joins Norwich faculty as lecturer

simulationSpecializing in community health, Hardy recently implemented an evidence-based home visiting program in Franklin and Lamoille Counties. MORE

Building lasting community partnerships

Central Vermont Medical CenterEarlier this year, Norwich University’s School of Nursing reached out to neighboring community hospitals to help provide simulation training. MORE

Serving and learning with Norwich University Emergency Medical Services

Norwich University Emergency Medical SerivesStudents learn and apply life-saving skills responding to campus and community medical emergencies. MORE

Featured Program

CiyLab Berlin program

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City Lab: Berlin

While Norwich has been sending students to Berlin, Germany, for several years, spring 2014 saw the inaugural launch of an exciting study abroad program offered by Norwich University at its new NU satellite campus. The educational facility, dubbed “City Lab: Berlin,” is in the Schoeneberg neighborhood at the south edge of the city center (Mitte) amid professional offices, apartments, shops, restaurants and galleries.

Berlin was selected for its safe and metropolitan environment that includes noteworthy museums, buildings, universities, institutes and historic sites. It is easy to navigate using public transportation and provides a central location for visiting many other European cities, in and out of Germany.

City Lab: Berlin was founded for the study of architecture and art, but will soon serve majors across the college and university. Students may study in Berlin during the fall, spring or summer terms.

Read more about City Lab: Berlin here.