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- 09/15/16--05:32: _Triathlon Team at t...
- 09/15/16--05:33: _Civil Engineers Con...
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- 09/16/16--05:21: _Persian Foreign Lan...
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- 09/16/16--06:07: _Cadets Paddle Lengt...
- 09/19/16--10:04: _Athletic Director's...
- 09/19/16--10:12: _Men's Tennis Comple...
- 09/19/16--10:17: _Strong First Half F...
- 09/19/16--10:28: _Feinstein's Finding...
- 09/20/16--09:08: _Shea Honored With P...
- 09/20/16--09:11: _Biological Treatmen...
- 09/20/16--09:22: _Nick Williams Named...
- 09/20/16--09:25: _Mountaineering at t...
- 09/20/16--09:34: _Systems Engineering...
- 09/20/16--09:38: _Cycling Team Omnium...
- 09/20/16--09:42: _Cadets in Taiwan Le...
- 09/20/16--13:36: _Video Tribute for F...
- 09/15/16--05:32: Triathlon Team at the Lake George Olympic Triathlon
- 09/15/16--05:33: Civil Engineers Conduct Reconnaissance for Bannerman Bridge
- 09/15/16--05:40: VOTE! Volleyball up for National Play of the Week
- 09/16/16--05:13: Engineers and Scientists for a Sustainable World Annual BBQ
- 09/16/16--05:21: Persian Foreign Language Cadet in Tajikistan
- 09/16/16--05:24: Philosophy Forum Hosts Dr. Achille Varzi from Columbia University
- 09/16/16--05:27: Civil Rights Staff Riders Visit Site of the Orangeburg Massacre
- 09/16/16--06:07: Cadets Paddle Length of Mississippi for Veterans
- 09/19/16--10:04: Athletic Director's Update
- 09/19/16--10:12: Men's Tennis Completes Army Invite
- 09/19/16--10:17: Strong First Half Fuels Women’s Soccer Past FDU
- 09/19/16--10:28: Feinstein's Findings: A Team on a Mission
- 09/20/16--09:08: Shea Honored With Patriot League Weekly Nod
- 09/20/16--09:11: Biological Treatment Processes Visit WWTP
- 09/20/16--09:22: Nick Williams Named Offensive Player of the Week
- 09/20/16--09:25: Mountaineering at the Austrian Mountain Warfare School
- 09/20/16--09:34: Systems Engineering Urban Beach Project
- 09/20/16--09:38: Cycling Team Omnium 1st Place for ECCC
- 09/20/16--09:42: Cadets in Taiwan Learn the Tradition of Moon Cakes
- 09/20/16--13:36: Video Tribute for Fallen Cadets from the Corps
LTC Allen traveled with the Army West Point Triathlon Team to Lake George, NY to compete in the Lake George Olympic Triathlon. The team posted great results winning the collegiate division beating out teams from Northeastern, UConn, Syracuse, Bentley, Penn State to name a few. This was the team’s second Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference race of the season and a qualifying event for the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in the spring. The team is leading the conference in point totals and looking good to secure the conference championship with two more races in the season. Individual results included First Place Collegiate Female, Teresa Groton ’18 and Third Place Collegiate Male, Nick Chatel ’18. LTC Allen also competed and finished 4th in his division and 20th overall out of approximately 500 competitors. The team stayed in Lake George for the remainder of the weekend to conduct training and team-building exercises to include open-water swims and long group rides in the Adirondack Mountains.
Civil engineering majors (two teams of four and one team of three) are designing a bridge to span a 40-foot-wide ravine near the Bannerman residence on Pollepel Island, which is located about four miles north of West Point on the Hudson River. A wooden pedestrian bridge existed on the island in the early 1900s, but is no longer present. The cadets conducted a reconnaissance of the site on 31 August 2016, where they took measurements of the area and met with members of the Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., an organization that is conducting restoration activities on the island. Each team will develop a unique solution and present their recommendation to the Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., which will select the design that will be built by the cadets.
There were four great plays in Division I women's volleyball last past week, including one by Army West Point volleyball, that are up for the Hero Sports national Play of the Week. Click here for the video: https://youtu.be/wQyAyyUnVYI. Firstie captain Olivia Fairfield dove to save a rogue ball off the court and was able to sprint back to the net in time to make a block to secure the point for the Black Knights in the team's 3-0 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday. Fans decide on the top play of the week and are encouraged to visit the Hero Sports website and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page. Once you've made your voice heard, share with friends so they can vote as well, and check back next week to see who won. Polls close Friday at 7 a.m., so be sure to get your vote in on time! Read More
Engineers & Scientists for a Sustainable World (ESSW) hosted its annual BBQ on Clinton Field. Cadets majoring in Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering came out and enjoyed burgers, hot dogs and camaraderie as the Environmental Program kicked off Term 17-1. Cadets in both environmental majors enjoyed reconnecting with their classmates and their instructors. All environmental majors are club members, but cadets from any other discipline are encouraged to participate in ESSW’s outreach efforts to assist in the implementation of environmentally sustainable solutions for surrounding communities and West Point.
Cadet Seamus Matlack, currently studying Persian for a semester in Tajikistan, started his volunteer work at an orphanage outside of the Tajik capital of Dushanbe. In addition to volunteering at the orphanage, Seamus teaches the children English as part of an effort to enroll them in a program run by the US Department of State titled “Future Leaders Exchange” where the students will study at an American high school during their senior year.
Dr. Achille Varzi addressed the Philosophy Forum on “Surviving Change: The Problem of Change and Identity through Time.” Dr. Varzi introduced the audience to one of the oldest questions in philosophy: how can things change through time yet remain the same? How, for instance, can I be so different from the form I took 10 years ago, yet still be the same person? Dr. Varzi discussed the possibility that the problem can be dissolved by reconsidering the nature of objects. Instead of thinking of things as having only three spatial dimension—height, width, and depth—we can instead conceive of things as having a fourth temporal dimension—what we might call temporal extension. Reconceiving things as four dimensional seems to show that it is quite simple how one object can change through time. Dr. Varzi is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and is a beloved instructor of a number of current and former USMA faculty. The talk was well attended and the discussion that followed was very lively.
Civil Rights Staff Ride Cadets Visit the Site of the Orangeburg Massacre. In 1968, four years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had prohibited segregation in public accommodations, South Carolina State University (SCSU) students undertook a protest to desegregate the All Star Triangle Bowl, a bowling alley just across the tracks from their campus. Initially disbursed by police, as many as 400 students returned the following day and were confronted by as many as 100 law enforcement officers who pushed them back to the campus. On the third day of the battle, at a bonfire lit by students on campus, police inexplicably fired into the crowd, killing three and wounding 27. No students were armed. The Orangeburg Massacre, February 8, 1968 would not receive the press coverage garnered by the shooting of students at Ohio’s Kent State University in 1970, and although there is a memorial to the students on the SCSU campus, the bowling alley, which is now unoccupied and decrepit, has no marker or plaque to identify it and the role it played in the massacre. And, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cadets Adrian Shanahan and James Callan set out in a canoe in early June and encouraged people to donate to a GoFundMe page set up in support of their efforts, according to The 22 Project. They paddled from Lake Itasca, in Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico during their leave from the academy, which ended in August. “These 2,320 miles will be dedicated to the men and women who have put our great nation above themselves,” Shanahan and Callan wrote on the GoFundMe page. They asked for donations of $0.22 for every 100 miles, which amounts to about a $5 donation for the entire voyage. The page has collected more than 100 donations and nearly $12,000 as of early September. “It certainly does help our veterans to know that people care about them,” Alex Cruz, co-founder of The 22 Project, said in a statement. “If everyone did a little, we could really make a difference to our veterans who are struggling right now.” The 22 Project is named after a statistic released by the Department of Veterans Affairs that finds 22 veterans on average commit suicide each day. Read More
The Army West Point men's tennis team completed the final day of the Army Invite with a contest against Fairfield at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center and Malek Tennis Center on Sunday. The Black Knights battled Fairfield in the morning contest at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. Army's Myles Conlin tallied a third flight victory over Fairfield's Anthony Caputo, 6-2, 6-3. Xue Mayson recorded a fourth flight win for the Black Knights over the Stags' Ethan Ammon, 7-6 (5), 6-3. In the fifth flight, Grant Patterson secured another Army win by defeating Fairfield's Dylan Appel by a score of 7-6, 6-3. Morgan Hale won, 6-3, 6-3, over Gabriel Pamich in the seventh singles flight. In the doubles first flight, Sam Lampman and Greg Shannon took down Fairfield's Brad Orban and Tyler Shibles, 7-5. Grant Riechmann and Nikita Pereverzin scored a doubles second flight victory against the Stags' Anthony Caputo and Jeffrey Rogers, 6-3. In the doubles fourth flight, Michael Sienko and Myles Conlin tallied a victory over Ethan Ammond and Peter Colliard, 6-4. Read More
A three-goal first half by the Army West Point women's soccer fueled the team to a 4-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Four is the most goals that Army has scored in a single match all season. And it doubles the number of goals scored for 2016. The Black Knights improved to 2-7-0 overall with today's victory. Jordan Cassalia recorded her second win of the season after allowing no goals on 14 shots faced. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/jgapXW7PV3A. She recorded five saves in 82 minutes of play. Samantha Sullenger notched two goals in the match, her first pair of the season, while Clare Shea led with two assists. The Black Knights jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first 35 minutes of play. Madison McGinn kicked things off for the Cadets when she received a pass from Nicole Bautista who lifted the ball over the Fairleigh Dickenson defender. McGinn was then able to break away and shoot from 20-yards out to the left corner for the tally just 10 minutes in the match. Read More
It was James Lane Allen, the Kentucky novelist born in 1851, who wrote, "Adversity doesn't build character, it REVEALS it." There may be no better example of that than the 2016 Army football team. As Coach Jeff Monken pointed out in the days leading to Saturday night's game against UTEP, no one would be critical of the Black Knights if they were unable to pour heart and soul into the game. When they gathered last Sunday afternoon to begin their preparation for the trip to El Paso, they were rocked by the impossibly sad news that their teammate, starting cornerback Brandon Jackson, had died in a car accident early that morning. "Never, have I been part of something like that, something filled with so much heartfelt emotion," said Athletic Director Boo Corrigan, who was there when Monken delivered the news to his players. "It was something that will stay with me for the rest of my life." No doubt that was true of everyone in the room: players, coaches, staff. There was no practice that day and the next morning Monken met with his 14-man leadership counsel and put the question to them directly: "Do you want to play the game Saturday?" The answer, according to Monken, was "unanimous and emphatic." Full Story»
Army West Point women's soccer junior Clare Shea was named the Patriot League Corvias Midfielder of the Week following her performance over the weekend. The honor was the Allendale, N.J., native's first weekly accolade of the season. After leading the team with four shots, three of which were on target, in the Black Knights' 1-0 loss to Navy on Friday, Shea helped Army to a 4-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday. The junior tallied assists on the two insurance goals and now has a total of six points on the season. Read More
The Class of 2017 Environmental Engineers enrolled in EV402 Biological Treatment Processes conducted a lab at the Orange County Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Harriman, NY. The group was able to meet with Mr. Pete Hammond, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Services. The intent of this lab was for students to complete a field survey of a wastewater treatment plant. As part of this exercise, cadets collected information to determine the operational capability of the plant. Lessons from the evaluation and information exchange with the WWTP Operator will be used to influence their semester design project.
Senior forward Nick Williams drew Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday after scoring a pair of goals last week. The Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week recognition is the first for Williams this season and is the second of his career. Williams netted the opening goal in Army's 3-2 victory over Siena on Sept. 13 before scoring the lone goal for the Black Knights in a 1-1 draw at St. Francis Brooklyn on Sept. 18. The senior co-captain scored in the 12th minute of the Siena game to give Army a 1-0 lead, using his speed to dribble through a defender's legs and score on the right side of the net. Read More
USMA Cadets participating in the Study Abroad Program (SAP) in Austria at the Theresian Military Academy completed an intense three-week mountaineering course at the Austrian Mountain Warfare School. After a culminating climb up to 1500 Meters, Cadets Brian Davis ’18, Daniel Gaston ’17, Travis Puccio ’17, and Joseph DiGennaro ’17 all earned the coveted Edelweiss Badge. All Cadets have now settled into life at the academy in Wiener Neustadt and are preparing for their upcoming academic semesters.
Two SE450 Project Teams comprised of three cadets each conducted their initial client meeting in New Your City for their semester-long project. Each team will spend the semester applying the skills they learned throughout the Systems Engineering Core Engineering Sequence to recommend an “Urban Beach” design for the Gansevoort Peninsula to the Hudson River Park Trust. The Gansevoort Peninsula is a stretch of land along the Hudson River between Pier 52 and Pier 53 that is currently not in use for the public. The Hudson River Park Trust wants to implement an “urban beach” concept that utilizes emerging trends in sustainable urbanization. The client for this project is the Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
The Army West Point Cycling Team took to the track, racing in ECCC Track Conference Championships. The team had an excellent showing with strong performances from both veteran and new riders, alike. In an excellent display of team-work, Army West Point Cycling claimed another Team Omnium 1st Place for ECCC Track Championships, along with multiple individual medalists.
12 of the Cadets studying Chinese at Fujen Catholic University in Taiwan had the opportunity to take a tour of and participate in the production of Moon cakes. Moon Cakes are the traditional treat in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinese Culture. This year the date is 15 September, and the cadets will now have the experience of seeing how the traditional food is made, and learned a significant amount of history behind the practice.
Music by Staff Sgt. Noah Taylor of the West Point Band