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Pre-Law Program Hosts Alumni Panel

  Friday, April 07, 2017
  Pre-Law
— Phi Alpha Delta, the professional pre-law fraternity, recently hosted a panel of six recent Christopher Newport graduates. Five of the alumni currently attend law school and one is a paralegal in a firm that deals with immigration law. Students ...

PCSE Students Visit Northrop Grumman

  Monday, March 20, 2017
— Students from the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering (PCSE) took a field trip to Northrop Grumman in McLean, Virginia. The event, Pizza My Mind Dining Out, was organized by Mandy Rogers '10, manager of cyber software ...

Serving Through Song

  Thursday, March 09, 2017
— While most students typically spend four years in college, Drew Poplin ’16 has been on campus for a large part of his life. “My mother, brother and sister all went to CNU at the same time while I was in ...

A Captain Goes to Washington

  Wednesday, March 08, 2017
— When James Dennehy became a Christopher Newport Captain, he never imagined becoming a White House intern as well. “I tell my parents that the day I walked into the White House was the day I grew up,” says the political science ...

Students Brew Up Winning Recipe With Local Craft Beer Maker

  Monday, March 06, 2017
— When Tradition Brewing needed help increasing brand awareness in the crowded craft beer market, the fledgling company turned to Dr. Lisa Spiller and students in her Integrated Marketing Communications class. Marti Caldwell, Tradition’s ...

Senior Wins Social Work Student of the Year Award

  Monday, February 27, 2017
— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Virginia Chapter has awarded Christopher Newport University senior Abbey Yoder the 2017 Bachelor’s in Social Work Student of the Year Award. Yoder was recognized for her outstanding ...

The Box Does Not Exist

  Friday, February 24, 2017
— Most people have heard the phrase, ‘thinking outside the box.’ But, what if there was no box? That was the theme for SPEAK CNU, an event put together by students, faculty and alumni in a format similar to TED Talks, the ...

Making Waves With Sorority Recruitment

  Wednesday, February 08, 2017
— Sorority formal recruitment just came to a successful close. Roughly 100 women attended this year, filling the Freeman Center Field House. The process, however, started a few days before that. On day one, we met with our recruitment counselors, ...

University Launches New Research Initiative

  Tuesday, February 07, 2017
— Christopher Newport University announces the launch of Research LENS, a new initiative to enhance student learning outcomes and foster an environment at CNU where students learn, explore, navigate and share their academic and intellectual ...

Society of Women Engineers Hosts Panel at CNU

  Thursday, February 02, 2017
— The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) of Hampton Roads and Christopher Newport's SWE collegiate chapter co-hosted "Women in Engineering," a panel discussion on women's advancement in the engineering and technology industry and the opportunities ...

Captaining the Family Business

  Friday, January 27, 2017
— Full-time student and full-time employee are two ways to describe senior Mark “Alex” Johnson. Johnson, a management major, splits his time between Christopher Newport and the family business, Shawnee Canning Company, in Cross ...

Reiff Center Co-Sponsors Community Service Awards

  Monday, January 23, 2017
— The Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, in partnership with the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) and the Newport News Human Rights Commission is sponsoring a Human Rights Awards Luncheon on Friday, January 27, ...

Accounting Majors to Provide Free Tax Services

  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
— Christopher Newport University's Luter School of Business students will prepare and e-file tax returns this year. The free service is geared toward low-to-moderate income taxpayers, and returns will be prepared by accounting majors certified by ...

Steven Awarded Grant for Fern DNA Research

  Wednesday, January 04, 2017
— Dr. Janet Steven, Assistant Professor of Biology, has received a grant from the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen for DNA research that she hopes will confirm the age of fern populations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The work is part of ...

Silverman Edits 'Game of Thrones' Essay Collection

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor Dr. Eric Silverman is lead editor of The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy, a collection of 30 essays on political power, morality and other philosophical questions as presented in the popular TV show.

James Allison Publishes Text on American Indians and Energy Development

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Assistant Professor of History Dr. James Allison published Sovereignty for Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination, which details how American Indians leveraged their possession of valuable energy resources during the ...

Harter Authors Study of Foucault and Leadership

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Nathan Harter published Foucault on Leadership: The Leader as Subject, an examination of French philosopher Michel Foucault's insights on leader development, most importantly that a leader must first become a subject – an autonomous ...

Biology Professor Co-Authors Study on Fish Populations in West Africa

  Tuesday, December 06, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Organismal and Environmental Biology Dr. Heather Harwell co-authored Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic. This large, collaborative research effort is the first comprehensive documentation of the ...

Class of 2016 Campus Community Garden

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— Christopher Newport is in full bloom, thanks to a $5,000 gift from the Class of 2016 establishing a community garden on East Campus. The idea came up last year at a meeting of the Sustainability Committee, which has members from across campus. ...

Inter-Fraternity Council Annual Lip-Sync Battle

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— Each year Christopher Newport’s Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) partners with Fear 2 Freedom, an organization headed by Rosemary Trible, which seeks to change the cultural understanding of sexual assault and empower college students to ...

Fall Career and Graduate Fair Sets Mark

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— Over the span of two days in September over 44 graduate schools and more than 100 employers filled the David Student Union Ballroom for the twice-annual Career and Graduate Fair, sponsored by the Center for Career Planning (CCP). It was the ...

Joining the Quest for a Cure

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— A group of Christopher Newport researchers are the recipients of the 2016–17 Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, an initiative of the Virginia Center on Aging, which awards grants to researchers in Virginia ...

Chemistry Professor Awarded $70,000 American Chemical Society Grant

  Friday, November 11, 2016
— Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Joshua Patterson has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the the American Chemical Society for his work on asphaltenes – a major component of petroleum. “Petroleum is one of the most complex ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Study Abroad

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Studying abroad helped me gain a greater understanding of the natural world and different cultures. Circling the globe, swimming with whales, researching coral health on the Tahitian reefs and trekking 100-plus miles across the rugged Yukon ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Service

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Ever since I was little, I have been serving others. An outreach program called Reaching Our City Kids here in Newport News shaped my views on service. My mother was director of the program, and my brother, sister and I worked by her side. It was ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Internships

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— If you looked back at photos of my childhood, you would find few pictures in which I wasn’t wearing a hat. Little did anyone know, my favorite accessory reflected my developing personality in more ways than one. A hat is the finishing ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: Research

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— As an art history major, it is important to have experience working or interning in the field before graduating. As I was considering options, one of my professors, Dr. Liz Moran, asked me if I was interested in being a research assistant with ...

A Tale of Two Internships

  Monday, October 17, 2016
— While it’s common for students to intern over the summer, it’s rare that one completes two internships – in vastly different areas and on two different coasts – simultaneously. But art history major Kacie ...

The History Sleuth

  Monday, October 17, 2016
— At the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts, one can see everything from the Wright Brothers’ first-flight airplane to the original ...

Dr. Kelly Cartwright Awarded $270,000 Grant for Reading Comprehension Project

  Friday, August 26, 2016
— Dr. Kelly Cartwright, Professor of Psychology, was awarded a four-year, $270,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences for a project called Language, Executive Functioning Skills, and Reading for eNgagement (LEARN). The project ...

Computer Science Lecturer Awarded National Institute of Aerospace Grant

  Friday, August 26, 2016
— Keith Perkins, visiting lecturer in the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a two-year, $60,000 grant from the National Institute of Aerospace for his work with high-powered lasers, which have a wide ...

Dr. Anna DeJong Wins $150K From National Science Foundation

  Thursday, August 25, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Anna DeJong was awarded a three-year $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will support her research, as well as that of two students, for the next three ...

Steven to Use Virginia Academy of Sciences Grant to Study Plant Diversity

  Monday, June 13, 2016
— Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Janet Steven has received a grant from the Virginia Academy of Sciences to study plant species composition in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The loss of surrounding farmland, the ...

PCSE Student Chosen for Summer Research Program at CERN

  Tuesday, May 03, 2016
— Junior physics major Mitchell Kerver has been selected for an undergraduate research fellowship at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) this summer in Geneva. CERN is one of the ...

Cusher Wins $20K National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

  Friday, April 29, 2016
— Dr. Brent Cusher, assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a new course called The Promises and Perils of Ambition. ...

Rising Senior Brook Byrd Named Goldwater Scholar

  Tuesday, April 05, 2016
— Applied physics major Brook Byrd has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, widely considered the most prestigious award bestowed on undergraduates studying the sciences and engineering. Byrd is the first student in the history of ...

Christopher Newport and Riverside Announce Performing Arts Medicine Partnership

  Monday, November 16, 2015
— Christopher Newport University and Riverside Health System are pleased to announce a new collaboration between Riverside’s Performing Arts Medicine Program and CNU’s performing arts academic programs ...

Mastery Through Mentorship

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— The two psychology professors have seen a lot and been a part of countless undergraduate lives, teaching and training students in a wide array of courses and research methods. Their latest endeavor combines all that experience with a crucial ...

Summer Scholars Program Launched

  Friday, May 22, 2015
— Undergraduate research at Christopher Newport University encourages young women and men to analyze and understand the world beyond the Great Lawn, form close mentoring relationships with faculty members and gain valuable skills that enhance their ...
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