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Class of 2023 Kicks Off Community Outreach With Day One of Service

  Monday, August 26, 2019
— Lance Coleman, paint brush in hand, isn’t sure what he wants to major in just yet, but he feels ready to help others no matter the path he takes. The freshman from Manassas is giving back to the world around him as part of Christopher ...

LifeLong Learning Society Members Serenade Port Warwick Residents

  Thursday, July 25, 2019
— Donning festive Hawaiian shirts, leis and, for some, colorful ukuleles, a class of new musicians serenaded residents of The Arbors at Port Warwick retirement community. Dubbed the “Ukulearners,” 16 students enrolled in the ...

MAT Graduate Helps Provide Resources to a Community in Zambia

  Thursday, April 18, 2019
— The photos show Zambian laborers using handmade bricks to build a library, the first in a village that is without electricity and where the literacy rate is low. The photos show a rural, isolated corner of our world that is about to be ...

Student Profile: Kyle DeGood

  Monday, March 25, 2019
— It's a long way from Virginia to the islands of Hawaii, but Christopher Newport was never far from Kyle DeGood's heart. DeGood, a junior management major, was born in Yorktown but moved to Honolulu as a child when his military family was ...

A Labor of Love

  Monday, October 08, 2018
— Rather than spending her summer at the beach, Dr. Michelle Lange was hard at work launching a nonprofit organization. The new venture, named Pay it For Her, is an anonymous crowdfunding platform that allows people to make donations that are then ...

New Service Distinction Leadership Program Launched

  Tuesday, May 22, 2018
— The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has announced the addition of a new component to the university’s Service Distinction Program, which recognizes students for completing a minimum of 140 hours of service in the community. ...

2018 Student Leadership Awards

  Thursday, May 10, 2018
— Student leaders and several programs were honored for the impact they had on campus this year at the annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony in the David Student Union Ballroom. The awards are given in a variety of categories and recognize both ...

In Performance and In Service

  Monday, March 05, 2018
— By receiving a Ferguson Enterprises Performing Arts Scholarship, Christopher Newport students demonstrate a commitment to their education as well as to serving others. Two theater majors, Kristin Zipprich and Cody Hall, exemplify the spirit of ...

Accounting Majors to Provide Free Tax Services

  Thursday, February 01, 2018
— 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 the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income ...

Alumni Mobilize Aid for Hurricane Harvey Victims

  Wednesday, January 10, 2018
— Fraternity brothers, fellow Captains and now co-workers. Two Christopher Newport alumni entrepreneurs joined forces this fall to make their businesses, Munchies Bus and The Exchange, a platform to support hurricane relief efforts. After the ...

Student Performer: Lauren McCaffrey

  Monday, November 27, 2017
— Dedication to her craft helped Christopher Newport junior Lauren McCaffrey earn both a Ferguson Enterprises Performing Arts Scholarship and a pivotal role in an upcoming play. The scholarship, which includes a service component and is typically ...

Captain SPARKs Partnership at Local School

  Wednesday, November 22, 2017
— Communication major Ricardo Francis '18 is fresh off a stint assisting teachers and administrators at nearby Epes Elementary School. It’s an opportunity he discovered through a program called Summer Program for Arts, Recreation and ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Maestro

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— When Fort Monroe was built in the 19th century, it was a key part of the coastal defenses of the young American nation. Though its role changed over time, “Freedom’s Fortress” has always been a landmark in the ...

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 ...

Professors Awarded Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Grant

  Wednesday, September 07, 2016
— Professors Diana Obeid and Hussam Timani were awarded a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to hold a one-day symposium on the Middle East on October 29, 2016 at Christopher Newport University. The purpose of the program, which ...

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 ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: On Service

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— My parents always enforced the value and necessity of helping others. From a young age I not only enjoyed service but felt I could make an impact. When I heard about the Bonner Service Scholars Program, I had found my way. Launched in 1989 at ...
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