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Norwich Odyssey: Flying High, Fighter Pilot Carey Lohrenz

Norwich Odyssey: Flying High, Fighter Pilot Carey Lohrenz

September 13, 2019

“Lessons in Leadership:” a cornerstone of a Norwich education. As one of the first U.S. Navy Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilots, Carey Lohrenz also knows something about lessons in leadership. In June, she spoke on the subject as part of the Norwich University Todd Lecture Series. During her visit to the campus this summer, Lohrenz joined Crystal Drown in the WNUB studios. Tune in this weekend for a recap of their spirited discussion.

Host: Jacque Day. Producer: Crystal Drown ’19. Guests: Fighter pilot and author, Carey Lohrenz.

Caption: Navy fighter pilot Carey Lohrenz delivered the talk, “Lessons in Leadership,” on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 as part of the Norwich University Todd Lecture Series. (Photo by Mark Collier)

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Norwich Works: Building a Legacy

Norwich Works: Building a Legacy

September 12, 2019

AFTER 200 YEARS of distinguished service, Norwich University is entering its third century of tradition, commitment to excellence, and innovation. In the inaugural episode of Norwich Works, two new faculty members sit down with Dana Professor Emeritus of History, Gary Lord, the country’s leading scholar on Alden Partridge and Norwich University. Join them to explore Norwich’s unique and significant contributions to American life. 

Music by Kevin MaceLod.

Hosts: Mark Boonshoft, assistant professor of history, and Michael Thunberg, assistant professor of political science. Guest: Dana Professor Emeritus of History, Gary Lord (pictured).

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Norwich Odyssey: A “Nontraditional” Path to a Traditional Education

Norwich Odyssey: A “Nontraditional” Path to a Traditional Education

June 14, 2019

Tradition: at Norwich University, we place great stock in it. And part of the Norwich tradition is to embrace evolving ideas about the definitions of terms like, well, “tradition.” For instance, what does it mean to be a “nontraditional” student at NU? These are students who typically live off campus, attend college part time or full time while holding down a job, raising a family, or any combination thereof.

In the 2018-19 academic year, 30 percent of enrolled Norwich undergraduates were either commuters living off campus or students in the online degree-completion programs. If one out of three Norwich undergraduates falls outside the definition of “traditional student,” could it be that we’re entering an era where such labels—traditional and nontraditional—fall away, and our students are called, simply, students?

Tune in to this episode of Norwich Odyssey for a glimpse into the university experience through the lens of a not-so-traditional path to a traditional Norwich education.

Host: Jacque Day. Producer: Crystal Drown ’19. Guests: Judy Wright ’19 and Amy Holt ’19.

Caption: Odyssey producer Crystal Drown ’19 (pictured, far right) with classmates Judy Wright ’19 (far left) and Amy Holt ’19 (center) at 100s Day 2019, Norwich University. In April, the trio convened in the WNUB studios to reflect on their paths as nontraditional students. 

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Norwich Odyssey: Civilian Junior Ring, a New Face of an Old Tradition

Norwich Odyssey: Civilian Junior Ring, a New Face of an Old Tradition

May 3, 2019

For generations, Junior Ring has marked a rite of passage for the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. From the reveal of the design, to the spring ceremony where the cadets don the rings for the first time, it has become tradition. Plans for the first civilian ring began in the fall of 1989. The design featured the Norwich seal on one side and the student’s major on the other. In 1995, a special civilian crest was developed and the design standardized. Now, a Civilian Junior Ring committee convenes each year to conceive and develop their ring design. In this episode of Norwich Odyssey, two committee members, Crystal Drown ’19 and Ben Zacher ’20 recall, for posterity, a special moment in this year’s Civilian Junior Ring ceremony, which took place April 19.

Host: Jacque Day

Caption: Ben Zacher ’20 (right) with Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider at the Civilian Junior Ring ceremony, April 19. 2019. 

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Norwich Odyssey: One Love, and LEAP

Norwich Odyssey: One Love, and LEAP

March 22, 2019

With LEAP Week, Norwich University is placing the discussion about relationship violence front and center with a wide range of programming to raise awareness, educate our campus community, and empower change. In this episode of Norwich Odyssey, correspondent Nick Fischer previews the upcoming week-long event by delving into the questions, What is One Love, and What is LEAP? With his guests, Nick also explores the importance of understanding the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Guests: Women’s head lacrosse coach Heather Faasse, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) office director and head tennis coach Matt Roche, and Ariana Lacombe ’19, a student-athlete and LEAP leader.

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Norwich Odyssey (promo): A Preview of One Love Week

Norwich Odyssey (promo): A Preview of One Love Week

March 21, 2019

A glimpse of what's to come with our upcoming episode, previewing Norwich University One Love Week. 

Norwich Odyssey: Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III

Norwich Odyssey: Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III

February 15, 2019

On February 6, 2019, Norwich University hosted Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III as its latest speaker in the Todd Lecture Series. Ambassador Bremer spoke on the subject, “America is Still the Indispensable Nation,” offering a vigorous defense of America’s responsibilities as a global leader. While on campus, he caught up with Crystal Drown ’19 in the WNUB studios. To hear their discussion, tune in to WNUB 88.3 FM at 5 p.m. this Saturday, February 16, with an encore at noon Sunday. You may also stream the program live. Can’t make those times? No problem. Tune in to the podcast. (Coming soon: The NU podcast channel on iTunes and Stitcher.)

Caption: Ambassador Bremer enjoys a light moment with interviewer Crystal Drown ’19, as they talk hitting the ski slopes. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

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Norwich Odyssey: Sam Kass, and the Power of STEAM

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”

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.)

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

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.)

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