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Marketing Professor Named Gannon University Distinguished Alumni

  Monday, October 30, 2017
— Dr. Lisa Spiller, distinguished professor of marketing in the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business, has been recognized as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Honoree of the College of Engineering and Business at Gannon University. Spiller earned ...

Announcing Summer 2017 Graduates

  Monday, October 23, 2017
— Christopher Newport University awarded diplomas to its summer 2017 graduates on August 11, 2017. The graduating students' names are listed in alphabetical order. Congratulations to all! NameDegree GrantedMajor Andrew T. ...

CNU Receives Society of Christian Philosophers Reading Group Award

  Wednesday, October 18, 2017
— Christopher Newport’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is the recipient of a Society of Christian Philosophers Plantinga Reading Group award. The group will be led by Dr. Eric Silverman, associate professor in the Department of ...

Christopher Newport Endorses Growth4VA Campaign

  Tuesday, September 26, 2017
— President Paul Trible has announced Christopher Newport’s strong endorsement of the Growth4VA campaign. The newly launched campaign will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education ...

U.S. News Ranks Christopher Newport No. 4 University in the South

  Tuesday, September 12, 2017
— In the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, the University now ranks 4th among public universities in the South and 11th among all Southern regional universities. “No college in America has come so far so fast, and the data ...

Public History Center's '12 Explorers' Exhibit Now Open

  Thursday, September 07, 2017
  History
— Christopher Newport University's Public History Center (PHC) has launched its “12 Explorers” project with the opening of the “Age of Innovation” exhibit. The exhibit allows the public to see a variety of ...

Jean Filetti Awarded Virginia Department of Education Grant

  Thursday, August 31, 2017
— Dr. Jean Filetti, Professor of English and Director of the Office of Teacher Preparation, was awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Education to continue CNU’s clinical faculty program in partnership with Newport News Public ...

Faculty Excellence Awards for 2017 Announced

  Monday, August 28, 2017
— Four faculty members are the recipients of the 2017 Faculty Excellence Awards. Established in 2011, these awards honor exceptional achievement by faculty in teaching, scholarship and service. Each winner received a certificate and a $2,000 cash ...

2017 State of the University

  Tuesday, August 22, 2017
— President Paul Trible delivered his annual State of the University address, during which he celebrated university accomplishments and laid out priorities for the coming year. Academics This year’s freshman class numbers 1,300 students ...

ROTC Cadet is Army's First Fourth-Generation Paratrooper

  Thursday, August 17, 2017
— Service members wearing olive-green helmets with black numbers and letters on it line up on several steps as they wait their turn to practice landing techniques after jumping out of an airplane. In the crowd, one Army Reserve Officer Training ...

The Gift That Keeps Giving

  Thursday, August 17, 2017
— After years of supporting a wide range of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, the Toner family – Andrew, Sonya and daughter Rachel (‘13) – have made a $25,000 gift to the Honors Program. The money will fund a ...

University Hires New Police Chief

  Wednesday, August 09, 2017
— Daniel F. Woloszynowski is the new chief of police of the Christopher Newport University Police Department. Woloszynowski is a former resident agent in charge of the Norfolk, Virginia Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

Christopher Newport Named a 2018 Best College by Princeton Review

  Wednesday, August 09, 2017
— Christopher Newport University is included in Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges” guide for students and parents. Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges receive this ...

Pre-Med and Pre-Health Adviser Named

  Tuesday, July 18, 2017
— Antoinisha English is the new adviser for Christopher Newport’s Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs. She graduated from George Mason University with a degree in biology and is a nursing care partner at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. ...

Committed to Public Service

  Monday, July 17, 2017
— Despite a vast knowledge of the issues, sophomore Thomas Cannella believed youth might hurt his candidacy for the Poquoson City Council. Ultimately, that wasn’t the case. “At most homes I visited, people were thrilled a ...

Kathryn Cole Awarded Funding for Anticancer Drug Design

  Wednesday, July 05, 2017
— Dr. Kathryn Cole, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, was recently awarded funding from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for her research on anticancer drug design. Her work in structural biology is ...

CNU Students Earn National Alpha Chi Scholarships

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017
— Since its charter in 1977, the Alpha Chi Honor Society at Christopher Newport has seen several students receive monetary awards from the national organization. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the University’s Virginia Zeta chapter, ...

2017 Klich Academic Achievement Award Winners

  Friday, May 19, 2017
— On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Christopher Newport University announced three Klich Academic Achievement Award winners: Brook Byrd of Williamsburg, Virginia; Emily Egress of Chesapeake, Virginia; and Ben Miller of Rockingham County, Virginia. The ...

Announcing Spring 2017 Graduates

  Monday, May 15, 2017
— Christopher Newport University awarded diplomas on Saturday, May 13 to its spring 2017 graduates. The graduating students’ names are listed in alphabetical order. Congratulations to all! First NameMiddle NameLast NameDegree ...

Spring 2017 Dean's List

  Monday, May 15, 2017
— Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. These students were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, earned no final grade below C and earned a grade point average of at least ...

Christopher Newport Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

  Tuesday, May 09, 2017
— Christopher Newport University has been named a College of Distinction by a top national guide to colleges that highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools. The Colleges of Distinction guide is used by over 40,000 guidance ...

Sheri Shuck-Hall Named Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year

  Monday, May 08, 2017
— Dr. Sheri Shuck-Hall, associate professor of history and director of the Public History Center (PHC) at Christopher Newport, is a recipient of one of only two Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year Awards given by the National Society ...

Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and CNU Announce Partnership

  Tuesday, May 02, 2017
  Pre-Law
— The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Christopher Newport have announced a new dual-degree program to help students expedite their law school education. Students participating in the new “3+3 program” ...

Christopher Newport Announces Fulbright Scholarship Winners for the 2016-17 Academic Year

  Tuesday, April 25, 2017
— Two Christopher Newport students, Brook Byrd, a senior physics major, and Nathan Siemenski, a senior English and political science double-major, were named Fulbright Scholarship winners, making this the first year CNU has had multiple ...

Annual Writers Conference

  Tuesday, April 25, 2017
— Christopher Newport University’s Lifelong Learning Society will present the 36th Annual Writers Conference May 5–6, 2017. The two-day event will take place at the Freeman Center, and is designed to improve writing skills and ...

AT&T To Support Freshman Student Success Initiative

  Friday, April 21, 2017
— On Friday, April 21, Christopher Newport University announced a $35,000 grant from AT&T to enable the expansion of a major student success initiative designed to help freshmen graduate on time. Vince Apruzzese, regional vice president for ...

On the Road to NYU

  Friday, April 14, 2017
— Senior Gracie DeSantis is one of only 100 applicants selected for admission to New York University's Center for Publishing, one of the top publishing graduate programs in the U.S. DeSantis chose NYU because it "is located in the Mecca of the ...

White Named Distinguished Lecturer by Leading Historical Society

  Friday, April 14, 2017
— Dr. Jonathan White, Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies, has been appointed a distinguished lecturer by the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The lecturers are academics from leading colleges and ...

20th Annual Gardening Symposium

  Thursday, April 13, 2017
— Christopher Newport’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) will present the 20th Annual Gardening Symposium on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Freeman Center. This year’s symposium will include ...

CNU and RCC Sign Guaranteed Admission and Reverse Transfer Agreement

  Monday, April 03, 2017
— Christopher Newport President Paul Trible and Rappahannock Community College (RCC) President Elizabeth Crowther have signed a guaranteed admission and reverse transfer agreement that will allow eligible RCC students to transfer to Christopher ...

Lynn Lambert Honored as Open Source Software Leader

  Friday, March 31, 2017
— Dr. Lynn Lambert, Associate Professor of Computer Science, is one of 21 higher education instructors recognized by Red Hat for their continuing efforts to incorporate open source philosophies, methods and tools into their academic work. Red Hat ...

Alumna Wins Teaching Excellence Award

  Wednesday, March 29, 2017
— DaShawn White '10 is the winner of the ETHOS Excellence Award from Success Academy Charter Schools, a network of 41 free public K-12 schools in New York City that enrolls 14,000 students, primarily low-income children of color. The ETHOS award ...

Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

  Monday, March 27, 2017
— Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss, honored diplomat, academic leader and president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will deliver the commencement address at Christopher Newport University on May 13, 2017. “At Christopher Newport we ...

CNU To Host Part of Marathon Race Route

  Thursday, March 09, 2017
— On Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 5 a.m. to noon, CNU will host a part of the race route for the One City Marathon. During that time-frame, the University will virtually be closed for traffic. Avenue of the Arts, Prince Drew Road and both main ...

White Publishes Book on Dreams During the Civil War

  Thursday, March 02, 2017
— Dr. Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American studies, has published Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War. This unique history explores what nighttime was like for soldiers, slaves and civilians during ...

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 ...

Donaldson Publishes Book on Systems Thinking in Management

  Monday, February 20, 2017
— Dr. Willy Donaldson, assistant professor of management, is the author of Simple_Complexity: A Management Book for the Rest of Us: A Guide to Systems Thinking. In the book, Donaldson applies the concepts of systems thinking to business ...

Padilla Publishes Book on Alfred Hitchcock's Classical Influences

  Thursday, February 16, 2017
— Dr. Mark Padilla, Distinguished Professor of Classics, has published Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock, an original study of Hitchcock that considers how the filmmaker's classics-informed London upbringing marks some of his films. ...

New Pre-Law Program Adviser Named

  Thursday, February 16, 2017
— Dr. Michelle Kundmueller, Assistant Professor of American Studies, is the new adviser for Christopher Newport's Pre-Law Program. Kundmueller attended law school at the University of Notre Dame and then practiced law in Chicago for five years. In ...

'Oyster Pointer' Establishes New Marketing Scholarship

  Friday, February 10, 2017
— Captain and marketing major Makenzie Fancher is the first recipient of the new Oyster Pointer Outstanding Marketing Student Annual Scholarship. “It's a humbling experience to be the inaugural winner of this scholarship. I aim to make a ...

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 ...

CNU to Host "Key Issues Facing the American Public in the Trump Presidency: A Community Conversation"

  Tuesday, January 24, 2017
— On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University will host its first Teach-in, titled, “Key Issues Facing the American Public in the Trump Presidency-A Community Conversation.” As an ...

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 ...

University Unveils New Website

  Friday, December 30, 2016
— On December 30 we launched a new design for the university website (cnu.edu), the first such effort in seven years. The main objectives of the project were focused on aesthetics and the separation of content based on the intended ...

Christopher Newport Named a 2017 Best College Value by Kiplingers Personal Finance

  Monday, December 19, 2016
 
— Christopher Newport University has been named a 2017 “Best Value College” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. CNU was ranked in the top 300 colleges nationwide out of 1,200 evaluated, and in the top 100 public colleges ...

Christopher Newport Hall Awarded LEED Certification

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
 
— Christopher Newport Hall has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. “LEED certification identifies Christopher Newport Hall as a showcase example of ...

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. ...

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 ...

Reimer Elected Honor Society Vice President

  Wednesday, November 09, 2016
— Dr. Mark U. Reimer, George and Mary Torggler Distinguished Professor of Music, has been elected vice president of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. Founded in 1916, Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes and encourages musical achievement ...

Fear 2 Freedom and CNU Win First Place in National Competition

  Tuesday, November 01, 2016
— Dr. Lisa Spiller, Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business won the first-place “Gold” award in the 2016 national case competition of the Jacobs and Clevenger Case Writers’ ...

University Unveils the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House

  Monday, October 31, 2016
— On Saturday, October 29, during Homecoming festivities, Christopher Newport University unveiled the name of the new alumni house, the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House, making it the first building in university history to bear the name of an ...

Office of Teacher Preparation Awarded Virginia Department of Education Grant

  Wednesday, October 26, 2016
— Dr. Marsha Sprague, Professor of English and Director of the Office of Teacher Preparation, was awarded a grant from the Virginia Department of Education to continue CNU’s clinical faculty program in partnership with Newport News Public ...

Jonathan White Named to Nau Center Board

  Friday, October 21, 2016
— Dr. Jonathan White, Associate Professor of American studies, has been named to the Board of Directors of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. The Center was recently established to promote scholarship, ...

Alumni Society Award – Dr. Andrew Falk

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Collaboration with students motivates and inspires Dr. Andrew Falk’s teaching and scholarship. “I look at teaching and mentoring as very collaborative,” he explains of his approach. “Teaching is often ...

Brewer Named National Bonner Fellow

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Brad Brewer ’02, Director of the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Christopher Newport, has been named a National Bonner Fellow for the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. This fellowship seeks to leverage and support ...

Kristin Skees Awarded Best-in-Show at Virginia Artists Exhibition

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
— Studio art lecturer Kristin Skees’ large-scale photography portrait of artist Greg Henry is the winner of this year’s Best-in-Show award at the Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in ...

2016 State of the University

  Tuesday, August 23, 2016
 
— President Paul Trible delivered his annual State of the University address on August 16, 2016, during which he celebrated university accomplishments and laid out priorities for the upcoming year. Academics This year’s freshman class ...

Christopher Newport Named a Model of Excellence by 'University Business' Magazine

  Friday, August 12, 2016
— Christopher Newport University is one of nine colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Businessmagazine in its Summer 2016 Models of Excellence program, which recognizes innovative approaches to encouraging and ...

CNU Named a Top 5 Medium-Sized Public College in the South

  Wednesday, July 13, 2016
— Christopher Newport was named as one of the top five medium-sized public colleges in the South in Forbes Magazine’s 2016 list of America’s Top Colleges. “The reach and reputation of Christopher Newport ...

Christopher Newport Awarded Sustainability Grant

  Tuesday, June 21, 2016
— Christopher Newport University has been awarded a “30 in Thirty Grant” of $1,000 from Keep Virginia Beautiful to enhance the University’s recycling efforts.  The grant will support a new project developed ...

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. ...

Professor Patricia D. Hopkins Receives Sankofa Award

  Friday, April 22, 2016
— Associate Professor of English and Director of African-American Studies Dr. Patricia D. Hopkins has received a​ 2016 Sankofa Award​ ​from CNU’s Student Diversity and Equality ...

Bloomberg Names Luter School One of America’s 100 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

  Friday, April 22, 2016
— The undergraduate program at the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business has been included in the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings. The program is ranked No. 93 among all ...

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 ...

Skees Wins VMFA Fellowship

  Wednesday, February 17, 2016
— Kristin Skees, lecturer in the Department of Fine Art and Art History, has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which recognizes artists in the commonwealth for their exceptional ...

Partners in Transformation

  Monday, February 01, 2016
— Since its founding in 1999, TowneBank has actively supported the University – from creating the Spirit of Excellence Scholarship for Luter School of Business students to supporting Captains athletics and partnering with Christopher ...

CNU Among Kiplinger's Best Values

  Thursday, December 17, 2015
— Christopher Newport has been named once again to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s lists of the Top 100 Best Public Colleges of 2016 and the Top 300 Best College Values out of 1200 public and private ...

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 ...

Professor Rebecca Wheeler Receives Fulbright Award

  Thursday, October 08, 2015
— The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Dr. Rebecca Wheeler has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Tajikistan in teaching English as a foreign language. Wheeler will serve ...

Willy Donaldson Appointed to Governor’s Council on Youth Entrepreneurship

  Friday, October 02, 2015
— Dr. Willy Donaldson, assistant professor of management in the Luter School of Business, has been appointed to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Council on Youth Entrepreneurship. The Council will be responsible for ...

Alumni Society Award – Dr. Linda Waldron

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— “I came here during a time when there were a lot of curriculum changes,” she says, recalling her role in developing new courses. “This forces you to constantly seek feedback from your students. That’s how I ...

CNU a Partner in New Virginia International Trade Alliance

  Monday, July 20, 2015
— Christopher Newport is among nine state universities that have signed on as partners of the Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL), a new initiative to increase international trade in Virginia. Speaking at the July 15 ...

Dr. George H. Ebbs Named Dean of Luter School of Business

  Monday, June 15, 2015
— Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce that Dr. George H. Ebbs, former president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and former dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University, has been named Dean of the Joseph W. ...

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 ...

Luter School of Business Maintains AACSB Accreditation

  Tuesday, February 24, 2015
— CNU’s Luter School of Business has successfully earned re-affirmation of its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB ...

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