Regimental Commander reflects on her year

steenSince her freshmen year, Norwich University cadet Reagan Steen supported her superiors for three years as a cadet, but as the drum beat signaled the start of the first parade of her senior year, she realized that others were now looking to her on what to do next. [Read more…]

Norwich staff recognized for years of service

staff_recognitionNorwich is well-known for its emphasis on service, and that is taken seriously not just by students.
Those who are employed by Norwich also keep close the guiding values, which are a part of each and every staff member, according to the administrative assistant at College of Graduate and Continuing Study (CGCS), Jesse Drown. [Read more…]

Norwich hosts 15th annual Special Olympics

For four years, Aliah Curry has been a leader and champion on the basketball floor. She’s won just about every honor, including becoming the all-time scoring leader at Norwich, among both men and women.
But there’s another side of her athletic career where she gets a thrill being on the sidelines: The Special Olympics. [Read more…]

#BootStompCancer campaign gains nationwide support

Norwich University Cadet Michael Heimall never expected his cancer awareness campaign to support his brother would gain nationwide support.
But it has, in a big way. [Read more…]

Norwich Student Government Association revamps elections

Norwich’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be holding elections starting Sunday, March 30, and they will be done completely online this year, according to SGA President Nick Bailey. [Read more…]

NASA Astronaut: Living the dream

A dream was created when a 12-year-old boy watched the Apollo missions: to some day fly in space.
Col. Michael E. Fossum, USAF (Ret.), eventually reached his goal of becoming a NASA astronaut, and he shared what it is like to journey to space in a talk to Norwich University and the central Vermont community at the Todd Lecture Feb. 26. in Dole Auditorium. [Read more…]

Alex Breindel to be next year’s cadet colonel

Alex Breindel has been selected to be the regimental commander for the Norwich University Corps of Cadets during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Alex Breindel has been selected to be the regimental commander for the Norwich University Corps of Cadets during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The word spread fast on Tuesday when it was announced that Alex Breindel had been selected to be the regimental commander for the Norwich University Corps of Cadets during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Breindel was chosen by President Richard Schneider after a long selection process. The president had been given five choices by Commandant of Cadets Russel Holden and the current Regimental Commander, Regan Steen.
The other finalists included Mario Caruso, Samuel Delong, Dylan Gregg, and Lance Ostby.
Breindel, a native of Goldsboro, N.C., will be commissioning with the U.S. Air Force next May. He’s also a math major. “It’s been a while since there was one of those,” he said.
“One of the things we’re going to work towards is giving the upperclassmen more training,” Brein- del said in a brief interview after his selection. He emphasized that he wants to increase “one-on-one” communication within the corps.
“I want to stand in front of the corps and tell them what decisions are being made and why, so they don’t have to hear it through the grapevine,” he said. Other leadership positions in the corps are to be filled in coming weeks.

Group of sophomores seeks return of historic Norwich University fraternity Theta Chi

Theta Chi was founded in 1856 at Norwich University and now has 227 chapters around the U.S.

Theta Chi was founded in 1856 at Norwich University and now has 227 chapters around the U.S.

Some Corps of Cadets sophomores are looking to bring Greek life back to campus, latching on to the “I Will Try” motto.

Mickey Walbridge says he wants more leadership opportunities with brotherhood that are in keeping with college traditions and service to community. The 20-year-old from Modesto, Calif., was motivated by NU history and the schools connection with the first chapter ever founded of Theta Chi. [Read more…]

Sodexo moves to address national petition to use eggs from cage-free chickens

Students line up at the dining cafeteria at Wise Center.

Students line up at the dining cafeteria at Wise Center.

For Amelia Heidenreich, the general manager of Sodexo at Norwich University, obtaining eggs from cage-free chickens for the school is a priority.

In January, Heidenreich, along with the rest of Sodexo management at Norwich University along with school administration, were informed about a nationwide petition from the Humane League, an animal rights advocacy group. The petition urged colleges to remove Sodexo from school campuses.

The petition occurred when students from other school in the US began reading reports that Sodexo was obtaining its eggs from sources that abused chickens by cramming them into small cages that prevented hardly any movement. [Read more…]

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…]