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English Professor Completes State Department Exchange Program

  Thursday, September 14, 2017
— Dr. Rebecca Wheeler, professor of English, served as an English-language specialist in Nepal as part of a State Department initiative that recruits leading academics to conduct English language programs overseas and promote goodwill between the ...

‘Life, Death and Everything in Between’

  Friday, September 08, 2017
— Dr. Ivan Rodden, Assistant Professor of English, presented an original play in July titled "Life, Death and Everything In-Between" featuring three Christopher Newport students. Rodden, whose creative work appears under the pseudonym Ivan Faute, ...

The 'Wisdom of Age Project'

  Monday, July 24, 2017
— Lifetimes of stories and wisdom from area elders are available online, thanks to the work of Dr. Terry Lee’s Community Storytelling and Documentary Studies class, a multimedia web project that sends students into the community with ...

A Voice for Many

  Friday, June 30, 2017
— English major Chris Utterback is the winner of the 2017 Carol Gay Award for outstanding papers on children’s literature with her essay “The Other Identities: David Levithan’s Queer Representation in Young Adult ...

Given the Green Light

  Monday, June 26, 2017
— In the 17 years since leaving Christopher Newport with her English degree, Casey Johnson (’00) has exemplified a life of significance with her contributions to the GreenLight Fund, a venture philanthropy firm based in Boston. Venture ...

CNU Faculty and Students Publish Book Honoring Ella Fitzgerald

  Wednesday, May 10, 2017
— English Professor Dr. Ivan Rodden and three students, Brittney Banks, Victoria Carrico and Kris Summerson, have published an anthology of prose and poetry to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. The book, Ella @ 100, is a ...

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 ...

The Intersection of Theater and the Sciences

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— Christopher Newport’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences prepared Danielle Hartman ’07 to explore her passions in unique ways. A member of the Honors Program, Hartman double-majored in English, with a writing ...

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 ...

Filetti Wins Annual College English Association Prize

  Tuesday, April 12, 2016
— Dr. Jean Filetti, Professor and Chair of the English Department has won the Robert A. Miller Memorial Prize for best article published by the College English Association in its journal CEA Critic. The CEA is a ...

Vachris Co-Authors Book Tying Together Economics, Literature

  Friday, January 15, 2016
— Economics Professor Dr. Michelle Vachris co-wrote Pride and Profit, a text describing the links between British writer Jane Austen’s work and that of economist Adam Smith, both of whom revealed much about culture and ...

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 ...

A Life of Purpose

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
  Alumni
— Elise Sjogren '11 loves teaching third grade at an American school for Palestinian children in East Jerusalem. “We use American curriculum and English instruction, but our students are all native Arabic-speaking Palestinians,” ...

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