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

Enriching the international perspective and experience of our students is a priority of the university. I am particularly pleased to report that this is the first year since the College of Professional Schools was established that we had students from all four schools studying abroad. 
Architecture students were in Berlin, Germany, with Christian Dengler, learning how to design a large art museum, and computer scientists were also in Berlin with Associate Professor Jeremy Hansen, learning about privacy and surveillance. Mechanical engineering students were in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying renewable energy with Assistant Professor Karen Supan, and nursing students were in San Ramon, Nicaragua, with Assistant Professor Jessica Wood, practicing their skills as part of a community health service learning project. Overall we sent nearly 50 students abroad last year!
This semester is off to a great start with our largest incoming class ever. Along with the rigors of a new year, faculty members are focused on accreditation and recertification in some of our programs. That process presents an excellent opportunity to get introspective about our mission and how we are applying it through academics.
We are also looking at new ways to do this newsletter, so this issue is a little different from the last issue, and the next issue may be slightly different still. Stay tuned, and thank you for reading.
Norwich forever!

Student Research Fellows and Philippines Service Trip Topics of Next Event in School of Architecture + Art’s Lecture Series

Norwich University School of Architecture and Art is pleased to announce the next event in its 2016-2017 Lecture Series, a four-part sequence of brief presentations that will expand the depths
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Norwich Presents Affordable, Sustainable Ideas to Vermont Housing Council

By Assistant Professor of Architecture Tolya Stonorov Professors from Norwich University’s College of Professional Schools presented their research on affordable, sustainable housing to the Vermont Housing Council on May 18, 2016. Governor
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First Person: Being abroad taught me more than any textbook could have

By Michelle Lee '16 Five years ago, when I first toured Norwich, the opportunity to study abroad caught my attention. In the midst of my second-to-last semester of undergrad, I realized
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Architecture Students Put Energy to Good Use

By Associate Professor of Architecture Matthew Lutz What is a resilient building? It’s one designed to cope with the prospect of rising energy costs, rising sea levels, or rising global mean
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Engineering professors spur Norwich students to solve needs of veterans

By Andrew Nemethy In the fertile mind of engineering professor Michael Prairie, ancient wooden flutes, walking aids, insulin pumps, and prosthetic limbs flow together in an innovative thread of teaching.  All
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Student engineers win awards and accolades for high-flying project in atmospheric research

By Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Danner Friend Five Norwich engineering students and two professors, Danner Friend and Jacques Beneat, added new meaning to the idea of a high-level elective in
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Norwich hosts large gathering at inaugural Resilient Vermont conference in May

By: Tara Kulkarni, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering The unprecedented flooding and damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 was front and center in the minds
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Students Study Renewable Energy in Denmark

Karen Supan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Norwich University launched its inaugural faculty-led study abroad “Maymester” trips this past May 14 – June 2.  Karen Supan, an assistant professor of mechanical
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On Three-Week Trip to Historic Berlin, Students Explore Issues of Surveillance, Privacy

By Associate Professor of Computer Science Jeremy Hansen The day after Norwich University’s Commencement this year, I took 17 students with me to Berlin, Germany, for a three-week, 3-credit “Maymester” class.
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Business School Produces Global Winners in Business Simulation Game

By Bill Jolley, associate professor, School of Business and Management At graduation this past spring, I sat with the family of a senior management student who had just completed the
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Norwich cybersecurity program supports Super Bowl 50

By Daphne Larkin The Norwich University computer security and information assurance (CSIA) program, with students operating both onsite in California and on campus, supported Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law
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Students Initiate Boston Visit to Pioneer Investments, Neptune Garment Company

By Nathan Freeman In recent years School of Business & Management majors have taken field trips to better understand the connections between classroom readings and corporate practices. In 2013, Professors Mehdi Mohaghegh and Alex Chung
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Norwich University and Boston College Team Up On Wounded Warrior Athlete Initiative

By Paulette Thabault, Director, School of Nursing A new group of athletes was working out at Plumley and around campus this summer, thanks to a partnership between Norwich’s School of Nursing
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Norwich Nursing Students Raise Funds, Pack Supplies for Medical Mission Trip to Rural Nicaragua

By Paulette Thabault, director, School of Nursing Seven Norwich University nursing students and their faculty leader, Prof. Jessica Wood, spent the months of April and May preparing for a service learning
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For Nursing Students, a Healthcare Mission in Nicaragua Opened Hearts as well as Eyes

By Paulette Thabault, director, School of Nursing Seven Norwich nursing students and their professor, Jessica Woods, RN, DNP, spent a summer week in San Ramon, Nicaragua, where they joined a medical
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New Nursing Director Brings Entrepreneurial Drive to Norwich Programs

By Jess Clarke As the former owner of two successful Vermont businesses, Paulette Thabault takes an entrepreneurial approach to life. “I always try to figure out how we can do something rather
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For Nursing Students, a Healthcare Mission in Nicaragua Opened Hearts as well as Eyes


featured-project-3Seven Norwich nursing students, Shannin Miksek ‘17, Michelle Sykes ‘17, Christopher Theroux ‘17, Wren Arvanetaki ‘17, Rory Tafuto ‘17, Bonnie Pollard ‘18, Sommer Libbey ‘17, and their professor, Jessica Woods, RN, DNP spent one week in San Ramon, Nicaragua, where they joined a medical mission brigade, providing health education and health care services to impoverished villages in the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.   Read about the work they did to raise money and prepare for their trip here.       Read about their time spent in the Nicaragua here.