New Opportunities at Norwich

by NU Online on 3/8/18 11:04 AM

new-at-norwich-online-651x434.jpgThe faculty and staff at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) have been exceptionally busy this winter. In addition to crafting new course offerings and innovative educational experiences, the team at CGCS is hard at work preparing for the 2018 Residency Conference, set to coincide with Norwich’s Year of Legacy. We invite you to explore some of the exciting new and upcoming opportunities available to you as a result of the tireless dedication and ingenuity of our faculty, staff and partners.

NU Archives Launches Crowdsourcing Transcription Website

The Norwich University Archives & Special Collections is proud to announce the launch of Cursive to Keyword, an unprecedented project that will make the early handwritten records of Norwich history more accessible than ever. Cursive to Keyword is a crowdsourcing transcription website that invites volunteers to help transcribe over 1,000 handwritten documents from the personal papers of Norwich University founder, Captain Alden Partridge.

Many of these documents already exist as digital scans on the Archives website, but transcription will allow them to be full text searchable, granting unfettered access to a wealth of insights into the past. Of the thousands of manuscripts available on the Archives website, only 10% are currently full text searchable. Since 2014, the NU Archives has been working with students and volunteers to transcribe these documents one at a time; such transcription can be immensely valuable to students, as it often helps them engage with history and think critically about their role in shaping our collective understanding of the past. With Norwich’s 2019 bicentennial celebration fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to get in touch with the traditions and history at the root of our university’s legacy of excellence.

Visit the Cursive to Keyword website today and help make Norwich history accessible to all. For more information, please contact the Norwich University Archives & Special Collections at or 802-485-2947.

CISSP & CISSP-ISSMP Preparation Courses

Norwich University will offer a pair of professional prep courses targeted towards individuals seeking to advance in the field of information security and assurance. Participants may choose between the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) prep courses, each designed to prepare qualified candidates for the rigors of CISSP and CISSP-ISSMP certification exams. CISSP certification is a universally respected credential within the information security community, necessary for significant career advancement; CISSP-ISSMP certification is intended for those seeking a leadership track within the discipline of information security.

These comprehensive prep courses will take place June 11-15, 2018 on the Norwich University campus; early registration is recommended, and the cost of attendance is $2,800 per person ($2,600 for Norwich alumni). Cost covers campus accommodations, all meals, and electronic course materials. Registration Link

Drone License Exam Preparation Course

June 5-7, 2018, Norwich University will offer a drone license exam prep course designed to serve a broad array of drone enthusiasts including public safety officials, photographers, military personnel and emerging hobbyists. Licensure is essential to protect your financial investment, learn how to preserve the privacy of others, and maintain the safety of people and property; with the rigorous three-day intensive offered by Norwich University, participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in an exciting new technological specialty.

The cost is $1,800 per person ($1,600 for Norwich alumni) and includes campus accommodations, meals, digital course materials and a camera-equipped drone. Registration Link

Alumni Event - Legacy of Learning: Law Enforcement Officer Edition

The Norwich University Alumni Association’s Legacy of Learning Series is designed to offer a variety of career-focused panel discussions and networking opportunities hosted by subject experts across a wide variety of professional fields. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, The Legacy of Learning Series will host a panel event on opioid abuse in New England, moderated by Special Agent in Charge Hank Shaw ’88, of the FBI’s Boston Division. A former U.S. Army officer and member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Shaw possess an extensive background in counterintelligence, counterproliferation and counterterrorism. Joining SAC Shaw for the panel discussion are a number of high-ranking law enforcement officials and Norwich alumni from Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Western New York.

The event will take place in Andover, MA and begins at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and networking to follow the panel discussion. For more information or to register, please visit; for questions, please contact Jessica Sicard at or 802-485-2100.

Vinh Giang - 2018 Residency Conference Keynote Speaker

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Vinh Giang to campus as the 2018 Residency Conference keynote and Todd Lecture Series speaker. As a magician, Vinh is both a "surprising and provocative speaker," in keeping with the Todd Lecture Series' mission. His experience and message supports Norwich University's goal to be a learning community that is "global in perspective, engaged in personal and intellectual transformation and dedicated to knowledge, mutual respect, creativity and service." 

Vinh's drive as an entrepreneur and his methods for constant self-improvement reinforce the week-long Residency conference theme of Build on the Past. Lead into the Future. His presentation will cover a wide range of topics: influence, perspective, goal setting, and thinking outside the box. Vinh will use magic to illustrate how these topics have affected his life, as well as his business practices as the CEO of Luminary Productions, an international video production company. His personal experiences align with Norwich's focus on experiential learning and its values of teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, perseverance in the face of adversity and personal responsibility. 

Visit to learn more about Vinh Giang and his work. For those unavailable to attend the Todd Lecture in person, the event will be live streamed at We look forward to a great experience with Vinh and welcome your attendance!
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