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  • 12/22/17--07:40: Red Cross Therapy Dogs
  • Red Cross Therapy DogsCadet Programs assisted at bringing Red Cross therapy dogs to the 2nd battalion of the 4th regiment for some stress relief at lunch recently.


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    On Point- Thank You For Your ServiceInspiring moments happen all the time for normal student-athletes. Whether it's meeting their favorite player, coach or even a notable individual from their favorite team. On Thursday while down in Fort Worth, Texas, for its bowl game, Army West Point football meet some of the most inspiring people -- Military Veterans. Click here to watch the video: https://youtu.be/a-XzJC-4tG8. After practice, head coach Jeff Monken took his team a few miles down the road to the Dallas VA Medical Center where his Black Knights got a chance to interact with former veterans. Storytelling, laugher and appreciation ensued throughout the visit and Army relayed the message that they are happy to be following in their footsteps as future military leaders.


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  • 12/27/17--08:27: Gospel Choir Outreach Event
  • Gospel Choir Outreach EventCadet Gospel Choir and Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership majors partnered with DoMore2gether, Directorate of Admissions, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Equal Opportunity (ODIEO) to discuss USMA, and service with students from Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, PA at an Army Navy Outreach Event. It was a great opportunity to give back.


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    CDT Foristiere Completes SLDPH OutreachCadet Randy Foristiere, an Environmental Science major, completed his SLDPH Outreach Project at the Washingtonville High School. Cadet Foristiere provided a seminar to cadets in the JROTC program entitled, "The Importance of Integrity." This roundtable included student guided discussions on integrity in school, at home, and in the military. The seminar included several videos of the military which linked discussion topics.


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    Cadets in Taiwan Present Projects in MandarinCadets studying abroad at Fu Jen University in Taiwan gave their final presentations focused on China-Taiwan affairs related research and were delivered in the target language (Mandarin). This exercise was the culmination of their semester abroad study and demonstrated how far they had progressed in terms of their linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic knowledge of East Asia.


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    Women's Team Handball Secures a Collegiate VictoryThe Army West Point Women's team handball recently competed in a Northeast Team Handball League tournament. They faced teams from New York City (2nd place in North America just behind the US national team), Washington, DC (4th place in North America), Boston (8th place in North America), and a new collegiate team from Penn State. Despite a very close battle, West Point secured a collegiate victory against Penn State when the regular game ended in a tie and the winner was determined by a shootout of 7-meter penalty shots. West point goalie, Corrie Michell '20, blocked a shot for the win.


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  • 12/27/17--09:51: Nobel Laureate Visits CLS
  • Nobel Laureate Visits CLSMAJ Ryan Rodriguez, a 2016 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concentrating in the biochemistry of the human malaria parasite, hosted Dr. Peter Agre, MD, to visit cadets, staff, and faculty in Chemistry, Life and Science (CLS) to share the science and the story behind his discovery of Aquaporin membrane proteins. A discovery which earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003. Dr. Agre is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and he is currently the director of the Malaria Research Institute at Johns Hopkins. Having retired from laboratory research, Dr. Agre leverages his position to promote science literacy, education, and research throughout the world using Science as a diplomatic tool. During his visit to the Academy, Dr. Agre presented a technical talk to the staff and faculty covering the ever-present role that Aquaporin's play throughout the biological world and in the evening he discussed Science-based international diplomacy to the pre-medical club, discussing the many international collaborations and relationships he has fostered.


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  • 12/27/17--10:04: Back-To-Back Bowl Champions!
  • Back-To-Back Bowl Champions! Army Football Lockheed Martin Bowl 2017In what has become typical Army West Point football games, the Black Knights persevered here Saturday afternoon in thrilling fashion to win the 2017 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, 42-35, over San Diego State. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/nmBLDVVSsF4.

    In a contest that featured four tie scores and four lead changes, a gutsy two-point conversion call by Army head coach Jeff Monken determined the outcome. After a Darnell Woolfolk one-yard rush pulled Army to within 35-34 with 18 seconds left, SDSU called two timeouts which allowed the Black Knights enough time to draw up the perfect two-point attempt call. With team captain Ahmad Bradshaw under center, the firstie stepped back and pitched it to yearling Kell Walker, who dashed home for the score. Read More


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    Fly Fishing Visits the Famous Willowmoc CreekSeven cadets braved December conditions to spend some time on the famous Willowemoc Creek. The water temperature was frigid which meant sluggish fish that did not cooperate. While there were no fish caught, the cadets had a great day out in nature and the on the water instruction focused on swinging nymphs/streamers and on indicator nymphing with more experienced cadets taking on a teach/coach/mentor role to the less experienced.


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    Evening Seminar with CPT Nathaniel SheehanThe West Point Student Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted an evening seminar in coordination with the final club meeting of the semester. CPT Nathaniel Sheehan served as the guest speaker. He provided an engaging, interactive discussion regarding environmental assessments, industrial hygiene missions and environmental sampling while deployed to Afghanistan. Cadets and faculty members from both the SAME and the Engineers and Scientists for a Sustainable World (ESSW) clubs attended the event. Participation in this event expanded the cadet knowledge of the variety of missions lieutenants may have and considerations regarding use of existing structures in a deployed environment.


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    CDT Conor Andrle '18The Army West Point hockey team(8-8-2, 6-7-2 Atlantic Hockey) is back in action after a three week hiatus at #10 Minnesota for a two-game series at the 3M Arena at Mariucci.

    • It will be the second game in a row that the Black Knights are skating on Olympic Sheets.
    • Army and the Gophers have only met twice before in 1963 and 1966 with Minnesota taking both games.
    • The two-game series will be broadcast on a number of media outlets for fans to enjoy.
    • Fox Sports North will carry a televised broadcast and also provides an online stream for subscribers to the channel.
    • The Army Sports Network will carry the games for fans in the Hudson Valley with 1420-AM WLNA featuring the game Friday night and 1420-AM WLNA along with 1260-AM WBNR both airing the game on Saturday.

    How to Follow: TV • Fox Sports North | Video • btn2go.com | Listen • GoArmyWestPoint.com/watch


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    EECS Systers and Upsilon Pi Epsilon Organize “Hour of Code”In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, eight cadets from the USMA chapters of Association for Computing Machinery - Women's Chapter (ACM-W) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Systers (EECS Systers) and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (the International Honor Society for Computing) along with two female EECS faculty travelled to West Point Middle School (WPMS) to interact with middle school students and future coders. The event, coordinated by Dr. Suzanne J. Matthews of EECS and Ms. Wonee Aversa of WPMS, was designed for members of the WPMS coding club to interact with computing cadets and faculty at West Point and learn basic programming concepts. During the "Hour of Code" activity, coding club members were introduced to the Raspberry Pi single-board computer and Scratch programming language. West Point cadets and faculty assisted students when they got stuck. The activity was a huge success, with many students taking an immediate liking to the raspberry pi devices that Dr. Matthews brought with her to the event. The cadet volunteers were: Cadets Andrés Alejos, Rachelle David, Spencer Drakontaidis, Tianna Johnson, Andres Michell, Carlie Sleeman, Amanda Roper and Hannah Whisnant.


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    CDT Stark Presents to ESTCP SymposiumCadet Madison Stark presented her work on the Tactical Generator Monitoring System at the ESTCP Symposium in Washington, DC. Her smart meter, developed with Dr. Aaron St. Leger and MAJ Nicholas Barry, estimates the proper generator size for a given load. Oversized generators are a systemic problem across the DoD, with most operating at only twenty percent of their rated load. Generators are more fuel efficient and require less maintenance when run at higher load percentages. Cadet Stark’s inexpensive meter and algorithm monitors the attached load and recommends the proper sized generators, potentially saving millions in fuel and maintenance costs without requiring trained personnel to conduct extensive monitoring.


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    Men's Rugby 2017Six members of the Army West Point men's rugby team earned All-Rugby East recognition, as chosen by coaches from the conference. The Black Knights had the most players represented on the first team with four, followed by Penn State and Notre Dame College with two. Penn State had the most players represented overall with seven. Firsties Ryan Moshak and Jon Kim, along with cows Raaqim Rispress and Mitchell Sanderson were named First-Team All-Conference, while firstie captain Jake Lachina was named Second Team All-Conference. Plebe Jayden Demmy also earned Rugby East Honorable Mention accolades. Kim also garnered Player of the Year honors, after an impressive season, posting a team-high 96 points. Kim started in all eight contests this season for the Black Knights, and led the team in conversions with 37. The 5'9 Gardena, Calif. native also posted the Black and Gold's first try of the season against Buffalo, and finished with four penalty kicks on the year. Read More


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    LTC Armstrong & Cadets Publish Article in Rheologica ActaLTC Matthew Armstrong and cadets Michael Clarion, Michael Deegan, Tyler Helton, Jesse Hudgins, and Nick Monteferrante recently published an article entitled “Modeling and Analysis of steady state and transient human blood rheology.” This article appeared in Rheologica Acta covering the rheological properties of human blood and the application of a recent structural kinetics model to make accurate predictions of the flow properties. This important research may contribute to diagnosis of disease and facilitate better human blood substitutes for use on the battlefield. This work is the analysis framework that the Armstrong research group is applying to blood to unlock its rheological and structural mysteries.


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    Judge Furman Visits Advanced Constitutional LawUS District Court Judge Jesse Furman visited with cadets in the Advanced Constitutional Law class. Judge Furman has been a federal judge at the trial level for five years. Prior to becoming a judge, he was an Assistant US Attorney in Manhattan, working on national security matters including the September 11 attacks and the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings. He also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David Souter and as Counselor to US Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Judge Furman spoke with the cadets about the Sixth Amendment's Right to Jury Trial Clause. He discussed the scope and implications of jury trial rights regarding the resolution of criminal charges. He also described the process known as voir dire, where prospective jurors are questioned to determine whether they can be fair and impartial during deliberations and in reaching a verdict.


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    Morristown, New Jersey Staff RideDepartment of History instructors Dr. Robert McDonald and CPT Jessica Cook led a group of history students on a staff ride to Morristown, New Jersey. The trip focused on George Washington and the Continental Army's Campaign in 1777 and the role of Morristown in the conflict. Cadets and faculty viewed artifacts and interacted with historical reenactors and during their visit to General Washington’s Winter Headquarters. The trip provided a glimpse into the importance of leadership and generalship during the American Revolution.


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    Korean-American Relations "Breaking Boundaries"The Korean-American Relations Seminar (KARS) club recently attended Boston University's "Breaking Boundaries" seminar in Boston, MA. The objective is to increase the cultural awareness of Asian Americans.


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    Cadets Attend Orienteering Course in Collinsville, CTTwenty-five members of the USMA Orienteering Team along with seven Coast Guard cadets attended a night orienteering course event in Collinsville, CT. The event built comradery between West Point and Coast Guard cadets. Upon completion of the course, every-one took part in a potluck hosted by a local orienteering club.


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    Fencing NYC Fall Outreach and RelayThe Fencing Team traveled to New York City to take part in their annual NYC Outreach and Relay in the CUNY Athletic system. The Homecoming event is a large CUNY sponsored event for all varsity sports, and the Fencing Team is the only one selected for the sport of Fencing to participate by invitation of Hunter College. Cadets from the team sang the National Anthem as a group for the Hunter College event including Adam Knapp, Taylor Krug, Callie Peace, Toni Blanco, Jen Gankhuyag, Caleb Kifer, David Medina and Rebecca Weigel. Cadets also performed a fencing exhibition for NYC residents and spectators at the CUNY wide event. The 45 Point Relay took place between the Army West Point Team and Hunter College Team to determine the top Ironmen and Ironwomen in each weapon – beating their opponents by the widest margins and making up the most points in a deficit over a 45-minute period. The Champions from West Point were: Cadets Vaughn Johnson in Men' Epee; Rebecca Weigel in Women's Epee; Dan Kurtzahn in Men's Foil; Rachel Pennington in Women's Foil; Chris Papa in Men's Sabre; Taylor Sharpsten in Women's Sabre.


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