Norwich Odyssey: Sam Kass, and the Power of STEAM

November 30, 2018

Never underestimate the power of STEAM.

In late October, Norwich held a STEAM symposium—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. With powers combined, practitioners explore the intersections of these disciplines for creative approaches to problem-solving. At the symposium, Norwich hosted three such experts, including Sam Kass, former White House policy advisor for nutrition under President Barack Obama, Stephanie Taylor, an MD and architect who spoke on “The Building Will See You Now: the Healing Power of Indoor Environments,” and William Thoet, former chairman of the National ALS Association and supporter of the Ice Bucket Challenge. 

All three guests joined our Odyssey team in the WNUB studios for lively discussions on important subjects that affect us all, from nutrition to public health, with a special emphasis on the importance of interdisciplinarity. 

In conjunction with the STEAM Symposium, Sam Kass also delivered a talk, “Eat A Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World,” as part of the Todd Lecture Series. You can view the lecture here

Norwich Odyssey is a joint production of the Norwich University Office of Communications and WNUB FM Radio

Caption: First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass (center, pictured) show students from the Bancroft Elementary how to plant a garden, April 9, 2009. Photo by Samantha Appleton, originally published on whitehouse.gov.

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Norwich Odyssey: Stephen Wasby on “Trump and the Law”

November 2, 2018

On October 22, 2018, noted political scientist Stephen Wasby PhD gave a talk at Norwich University titled “Trump and the Law.” In a standing-room-only lecture hall, Wasby led a spirited discussion on President Donald J. Trump’s approach to the law and the judiciary. The next day in the WNUB studios, Wasby sat down with three Norwich students to continue the discussion: Thomas Lessard ’19, Johnathan Tomaso ’20, and Sarah Ingraham ’20. The NU Office of Communications brings you their discussion in this special episode of “Norwich Odyssey.”

Norwich Odyssey is a joint production of the Norwich University Office of Communications and WNUB FM Radio

(Photo by Daphne Larkin.)

Episode 13

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Norwich Odyssey: “Citizens & Soldiers” author, Alex Kershaw

September 28, 2018

With the 200th birthday of Norwich University just under a year away, a new book, Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University by New York Times best-selling author Alex Kershaw, brings the story of the nation’s oldest private military college to life. Kershaw visited the Norwich campus this year during Homecoming to celebrate the book’s release, and he caught up with senior Leah Cifuentes in the WNUB studios. Tune into this special, stand-alone episode of Norwich Odyssey for a glimpse into their conversation about what it means to know your history.

Norwich Odyssey is a joint production of the Norwich University Office of Communications and WNUB FM Radio

(Photo by Michael Carroll.)

Episode 12

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Norwich Odyssey: Emotional Intelligence Part 2, Summer 2018

June 29, 2018

What is the value of emotional intelligence, in athletics and in life? Did you miss the Frozen Four tournament game—you know, the one where Norwich women’s hockey brought home the national championship? If so, or even if you witnessed the glorious moment firsthand, how about a recap? And, what does it really mean to hike the Appalachian Trail, all 2,200 miles of it? We go deep into these questions in the summer edition of Norwich Odyssey, featuring segments by Nick Fischer, Tanner Acebo, and Jacque Day.

Episode 11

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Hollywood Homecoming

January 25, 2018

It was standing room only in Cabot 085 on Friday evening during Homecoming Weekend as Norwich University hosted the East Coast premiere of Gentlemen’s Fury, a new movie starring Jake Head ’97. The film’s release coincided with Head’s reunion year, and his classmates made a generous showing—as did dozens of rooks, many of whom stayed afterward to collect his autograph on souvenir movie posters and talk with Head about the life of a professional actor.

The previous afternoon, Head and classmate Bobby Carroll reprised their roles as Norwich deejays in the WNUB studios in a marathon talk-radio session to promote the screening of Gentlemen’s Fury. Several members of the Class of 1997, upon realizing who was on the air, made a beeline to the station. The first to arrive was Father Matthew Westcott ’97 (not pictured) who told the story on air about how Head gave him the Muppet nickname Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, with a little help from then-c/SSG Kirk Lagerquist ’95.

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Norwich Odyssey: Paranormal Investigator

January 3, 2018

Norwich University Radio's Jacque Day interviews Norwich English professor & paranormal investigator, Glennie F. Sewell, on Norwich Odyssey, original aired for the first time on May 9, 2017, 7pm, on 88.3 WNUB, in Northfield, Vermont.

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Norwich Odyssey: Series Reboot, Winter 2017

November 20, 2017

Odyssey is back with an expanded stable of producers and a fresh format. 

Episode 9

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Norwich Podcast Series: Peter W. Singer Talks Cyber Hucksterism

July 18, 2017

Norwich University hosted New York Times bestselling author, cyber-security expert, and futurist Peter Warren Singer for a Todd Lecture Series keynote on June 21, 2017. While on campus for the 2017 College of Graduate & Continuing Studies Residency Conference, Singer was interviewed by Alycia Farrell M'17, a student in the Master of Arts in International Relations program. After a 15-year career in public service with the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, Farrell now works as a consultant and senior advisor on strategic systems, space policy, and missile defense issues. Farrell’s academic concentration is on cyber diplomacy, technical studies.

 

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Norwich Podcast Series: Peter W. Singer talks NSA and Cyber Command

July 18, 2017

Norwich University hosted New York Times bestselling author, cyber-security expert, and futurist Peter Warren Singer for a Todd Lecture Series keynote on June 21, 2017. While on campus for the 2017 College of Graduate & Continuing Studies Residency Conference, Singer was interviewed by Lt Col Corby Myles M'17, Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute Fellow and Master of Science in Leadership student. Myles is the commander of the 229th Information Operations Squadron, responsible for formulating, developing and delivering cyberspace operations and information operations training and education courses for the Air Force Total Force. 

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