Norwich University reports 6.15.2019 – NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its third annual Forensics Exercise with local law enforcement, and a fireworks show for graduating students and the Norwich community as a whole, as part of the 2019 Residency Conference June 18-20 on the Norwich campus.

Tuesday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 19, students from the information security and assurance, public administration, and criminal justice master’s programs participate in the Forensics Exercise, a staged crime scene, at which student investigators gather physical and digital evidence before embarking on an in-depth investigation that will span the Norwich campus. This year’s crime scenario has been created by New York Times best-selling author, Archer Mayor, and will be supported by local and state police, including the Northfield Police Department and the Vermont State Police, as well as personnel from the State Attorney General’s office.

As part of the forensics exercise, miscellaneous evidence will be scattered throughout the Norwich campus. Should you see something you believe constitutes an emergency, please dial 911. If you see something unusual but do not believe it to be an emergency situation, please contact Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier at 1 (703) 728-9304 or Professor George Silowash at 1 (802) 485-2638. Reporters are welcome to cover the exercise on Wednesday, June 19, when students will be working to ‘solve the crime’ outdoors.

On Thursday, June 20, Norwich University is celebrating its 200th anniversary with fireworks sponsored by the Norwich University Alumni Association. The fireworks can be viewed near the Norwich University Rugby field on Water Street from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the fireworks display starting at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.). Noise will be the loudest near the Shapiro Field House, where the fireworks will be released. 

Entertainment will continue throughout the night with a performance by Vermont singer/songwriter Myra Flynn. This event is open to friends and family of the Norwich community. Myra has shared the stage with performers such as Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Mike Gordon (Phish), Gabrielle Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Sonya Kitchell, Rayvon, Res, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell and Lee “Scratch” Perry.