Thank-A-Giver (TAG) day educates students on alumni and philanthropic support

WISE TAG DAY

A tag here, a tag there: The Norwich campus will be sporting some interesting decorations on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

University officials aren’t breaking out spray paint cans to add artistic murals depicting Norwich history on campus buildings. Instead they will be celebrating the second annual “Thank-A-Giver” (TAG) Day.

On TAG day the university places mock price tags on buildings exemplifying how much donated money has gone, or will go, into construction or renovation, according to Mickey Walbridge, 19, a sophomore from Modesto, Calif. [Read more…]

New student philanthropy council steps up efforts

Norwich students will be recording video and flooding the Internet Wednesday as part of a day-long thank-a-thon spread throughout the campus.

Members of the Norwich University Student Philanthropy Council (NUSPC) will take part in events at major hubs of the school as part of Thank A Giver (TAG) day in conjunction with the second annual Student Engagement Philanthropy Month.

Daniel DeLiberato, assistant director of class giving, explained that NUSPC was founded in 2014, in coordination with the “Year of Service for the Bicentennial Campaign”. The NUSPC is an undergraduate organization that works in partnership with Norwich’s alumni relations and class giving offices.” [Read more…]

Mountain Cold Weather Company endures frigid trek up Mt. Washington

 

Members of the Norwich Mountain Cold Weather Company survived a real training test ascending New Hampshire's Mt. Washington in frigid temps and dangerous winds. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

Members of the Norwich Mountain Cold Weather Company survived a real training test ascending New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington in frigid temps and dangerous winds. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

Every winter break, cadets from the Army ROTC special unit Mountain Cold Weather Company (MCW) head off for a week-long training exercise known as Ice Trek.
This year it more than lived up to its name. [Read more…]

University officials continue investigation into U.P. 500 incident

It is almost a month since the U.P. 500, whose running Jan. 27 was marred by injuries and controversy. The unsanctioned event has been held almost every year since at least 1998, and in years before that as well.
Every year, on a night where an exceptionally large amount of snow is expected, the sophomore (previously freshman) class in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets participates in the rambunctious and spirited event.
In the U.P. 500, cadets run laps around the Upper Parade Ground (U.P.), often while wearing little to no clothing. Meanwhile, upperclassmen who have participated in the event in years past traditionally throw snow or water at the runners. [Read more…]

Students reflect on prescription drug misuse

Some Norwich University students utilize the benefits of prescription drugs to focus and stay awake, whether or not the drugs have been prescribed to them, based on interviews with students.
According to one Norwich University student, “finals week is when drug use is most prevalent at Norwich.”
Francisco, a freshman student at Norwich, guesses that about a third of Norwich students lacking a drug prescription still consume the drugs, even more so around midterms, and finals. [Read more…]

Student skiers

For Spencer Guerschuny, cruising down the slopes is exhilarating, even though it seems to be shortly followed by a face plant.
Guerschuny, a Norwich sophomore and Massachusetts native, picked up skiing at the age of 20 after spending a year living in Vermont. After just one time on the mountain he was looking to buy his own gear. [Read more…]

Training key to prevent cold weather injuries threaten climbers

 

A participant in this year's Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

A participant in this year’s Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

It is crucial to beat the frigid temperatures of New England’s outdoors to save both lives and extremities. Norwich students in the Mountain Cold Weather Company (MCW) train to become cold climate experts and learn how to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of injury.
All of those different skills and safeguards were needed in order to stay safe during Ice Trek at Mt. Washington in N.H. from Jan. 5-10. [Read more…]

Evolved alcohol policy

NU’s alcohol restriction has evolved into a policy over time into what it is now for a series of reasons, according to staff and older NU rules and regulations. [Read more…]

Corps of Cadets recognizes 2014 rook class

At 11:04 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2015, the rook class of 2014 was recognized into the Norwich University Corps of Cadets by Cadet Col. Reagan Steen, the Corps’ regimental commander. 

[Read more…]

Mileage payments now available for students who have NU internships

Even with today’s lower gas prices, many Norwich students find it difficult to pay for the gas it takes to travel back and forth to their internships. Three trips to Burlington a week can add up fast. This year the Norwich University Career Development Center received a grant from the Vermont Department of Labor to reimburse students for at least part of their gas mileage. [Read more…]