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 spring semester goes by so fast! Soon commencement will be upon us and we will have to say goodbye to our senior leaders.

In the fall author Thomas Friedman visited campus and spoke candidly about career challenges in a modern global economy. He explained that success now requires a willingness to step up, to provide more and better service, and demands that each individual be entrepreneurial, to create the jobs they want. In this issue of our newsletter you will find instances across the College where our students are stepping forward and standing out. They are being recognized for their scholarship, creativity, presence and performance.

Through active learning in a mock courtroom, on the streets of New York, in labs, in competition, and on yoga mats, you will see the many forms of transformation underway among our students. We have great confidence in the work they are doing and the accomplishments yet to come as this next class of graduates goes on to make their mark on the world.

Aron Temkin, Dean

Second annual juried high school art show draws entries from Maine, New Hampshire

high school art show winnerMore than 100 pieces of artwork by 56 high school artists enlivened the School of Architecture + Art’s second annual juried art show. MORE

If you build it, they will come: students craft “fab” furniture

Student furnitureFurniture design is where artist meets engineer. To paraphrase architecture aficionado and actor Brad Pitt, furniture design is complete architecture on a minor scale. MORE

School of Architecture + Art symposium celebrates identity, authenticity

Symposium attendeesMore than 120 people gathered to discuss how the arts can meaningfully contribute to the evolution of a community’s physical, cultural and natural environment and celebrate authenticity. MORE

NU students win at bringing the fun to serious business

entrepreneurshipFree enterprise and entrepreneurship are alive and well at Norwich University, at least based on the performance of the University’s team at the 2nd Annual “Free Enterprise Marathon”. MORE

Management, accounting students get a taste of the Big Apple

AIG building in New YorkClimbing into two Norwich University vans on the morning of November 20, 2013, the students of Mehdi Mohagegh and Alex Chung took off to New York City to broaden their horizons in one of the world’s premiere financial centers. MORE

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Students bring real-life “Faker” to mock trial in cyber investigation class

The fall 2013 semester was winding down and students were preparing for final project presentations and final exams. All, that is, except the students in my cyber investigations class. They were preparing to try someone called the “Facebook Faker” in absentia for federal wire fraud. MORE

NU hosts high-school Popsicle stick bridge-building contest

Popsicle-stick bridgeNorwich University reaches out to high school students every year with the annual Popsicle stick bridge-building contest. MORE

Chris Gour

Chris Gour: NU’s Student Engineer of the Year

Christopher Gour is recognized for his outstanding academic performance and service to his community. MORE


From tailpipe to light switch

Adam Kocienski and Logan Gallagher are working on a senior capstone design project that explores the feasibility of converting automotive thermal exhaust waste to electrical power. MORE

NU introduces Brian Bill Engineering Triathlon as part of National Engineers Week celebration

engineers-weekAt Norwich, the members of Tau Beta Pi plan a full week of fun and competitions among the engineering departments to see which program will hold the coveted E-Week trophy for the next year. MORE


NU undergrad Susan Limberg wins national engineering prize

Junior civil engineering student Susan Limberg’s paper, “Pervious Concrete: A Testing of Traits and Methodology,” is the national first-place winner of the undergraduate division of the EWRI 2014 Congress Student Technical Paper Contest. MORE

Nursing student teaches Yoga, a melding of mind and body

Yoga classIn fall 2013 the Student Nurses Association (SNA) announced that they were sponsoring new weekly evening yoga classes, taught by a senior nursing student, Kristina Moore. Kristina is a 200-hour Burlington Yoga Teacher Trainer who graduated with a Hatha certification accredited by the Yoga Alliance. MORE

Nursing student reflects on D.C. veterans conference

Weekend of Valor attendeesNorwich University sent its first-ever contingent to the annual American Veterans Center Conference and Honors in Washington D.C. last November. As a nursing student attending Norwich on a VA scholarship, I was honored to be among the 11 veterans chosen to go. This conference is designed to honor and give back to the men and women serving our country. MORE

Lapierre evokes Hemingway in the art of letting go

In my last article, I wrote that for the past two years senior nursing students have taken a required course titled, “Care of Clients and Families at the End of Life.” This course immerses the student in the current theory and research about contemporary practices of caring for clients and their families at the end of life. The course challenges students to learn effective interaction skills with clients, families and health care providers. MORE

Featured Video

Symposium celebrates identity, authenticity

On Friday, Feb. 7, Anni Mackay, who has devoted her energies for 10 years to bringing art and community together as owner and director of the BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vt., moderated a diverse panel and encouraged student engagement through questions and personal interactions with the panelists.MORE

Featured Project

Coaching for leadership

On Saturday, March 29, Norwich University partnered with alumni to execute a single-day coaching program for undergraduate students to build self-awareness around the specific leadership competencies necessary to become more effective leaders. Alumni coaches evaluated and provided feedback to students on competencies such as: listening; oral communication; decision making; ethics; leadership and teamwork.