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ROTC Cadet is Army's First Fourth-Generation Paratrooper

  Thursday, August 17, 2017
  News
— 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 ...

Heart of a Healer

  Monday, July 17, 2017
  Alumni
— Veterinary care provides unique challenges, given the ways an animal’s body responds differently to ailments compared to humans. Yet these are challenges Justin Hansford ’16 feels equipped to conquer at the Virginia-Maryland ...

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 ...

Island Biology

  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
— I first heard about the island biology and experimental design study abroad experience from some friends who had taken the class. They told me it was a perfect opportunity to explore an island, do research and learn several skills along the way. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jonathan White Named to Nau Center Board

  Friday, October 21, 2016
  News
— 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, ...

Captains Spotlight: Ben Watkins

  Thursday, October 20, 2016
— During his days playing hoops for Christopher Newport, Ben Watkins ’16 contributed to the Captains’ success as both a player and a student assistant coach. He assumed the latter role from 2013–15 while working his ...

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. ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Leadership

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— As a 17-year-old boy in the rural town of Hardyville, Virginia, I viewed my capacity to change the world in a limited light. Although I was intrigued by international diplomacy and history, the world outside of small-town baseball, roaming the ...

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