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New Graduate Program Launched to Meet Growing Demand for Financial Analysts

  Tuesday, August 27, 2019
— To meet the demands of an increasingly data-driven digital economy, Christopher Newport is introducing Virginia’s first public university master’s degree program in financial analysis. The Board of Visitors and higher ...

Luter School Earns Highest Honors From Business Honor Society

  Tuesday, August 13, 2019
— Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, has recognized the Luter School of Business’s chapter as a highest honors chapter for the second year in a row. “Only the exceptional leadership of our students and ...

Virginia Accountants Salute Captains

  Monday, June 03, 2019
— CPAs with Luter degrees are earning statewide recognition. Three graduates of the Luter School of Business were recognized at the 2019 Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) annual award ceremony. J.J. Edmunds (‘10), was named in the Top 5 ...

CNU Team Tops 81 Universities to Win Bloomberg Trading Challenge

  Thursday, May 16, 2019
— A Christopher Newport University team won the 2019 Bloomberg Trading Challenge, a national competition that tests the investment skills of 266 teams from 81 universities, including both graduate- and undergraduate-level teams. The CNU team, ...

Business Analytics Team Wins Competition

  Monday, April 15, 2019
— A team of four students from the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business won first place at a business analytics case competition. The students, Hannah Butler, Zachary Pedini, Sarah Holzknecht and Ian Dors, used data analysis to solve a pressing ...

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 ...

Alumni Profile: Keith Windle

  Thursday, March 21, 2019
— As renewable energy gains support, so too have the efforts of power companies to meet that demand. Read the full story below.  

The Luter School Climbs in Rankings, Now Among Country's Top 45

  Friday, December 14, 2018
— The undergraduate business degree program at Christopher Newport’s Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business ranks among the top four in Virginia and top 45 in the country, according to new rankings from business education news outlet ...

A Family Tradition

  Friday, June 22, 2018
— While some college students spend their summers working local jobs, others prepare to make a difference on a larger scale - like junior Meg Copenhaver, who spent a portion of her summer jumping out of airplanes. An Army Reserve Officer Training ...

Making Strides With a ’Social Machine’

  Tuesday, May 01, 2018
— Imagine a machine that can interact directly with you, in real time, through your phone. Three Christopher Newport students came together to build just that – a social machine that can bridge the gap between online and interpersonal ...

Luter School of Business Introduces Courses in Data Analytics

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
— The Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business has introduced new coursework that aims to prepare students for the growing focus on analytics in the workplace. The classes teach statistical coding programs such as R, JMP and Python and instruct ...

Business Majors Win Second Place in Data Analytics Competition

  Friday, April 06, 2018
— A team of four Christopher Newport seniors, Kaitlyn Neitz, Brandon Bell, David Negrin and Max Katcher placed second at an annual business data analytics competition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. The two-day tournament was held March ...

Research Spotlight: Melissa Lindenmuth

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Melissa Lindenmuth Hometown Leesburg, Virginia Major Management Economics Graduation Year May 2019 Faculty Mentor Dr. Sangdo (Sam) Choi, Management and Marketing Melissa Lindenmuth attended the 2018 Southeast Decision Sciences Institute ...

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 ...

Alumni Take Local Concrete Company to the Next Level

  Monday, December 11, 2017
— When Laughton “Buddy” Cockrell ‘74 and his partners started RPC Industries in 1979, he couldn’t have envisioned that a generation later, a core group of his employees would be fellow Captains. He founded ...

Poets&Quants for Undergrads Names Luter School a Best Undergraduate Business School

  Tuesday, December 05, 2017
— Poets&Quants for Undergrads, an online publication for undergraduate business education news, has released its Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 rankings, placing Christopher Newport's Joseph W. Luter, III Business School at No. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Student Profile: Katherine Scott

  Thursday, August 10, 2017
— Katherine Scott '18 approached her junior year at Christopher Newport with a resolve to get even more involved on campus and dedicate herself fully to the role of president of the Student Diversity and Equality Council (SDEC). The SDEC promotes ...

Start Me Up

  Wednesday, August 02, 2017
— Alumni discuss the innovative businesses they have launched – some while they were still students – reflecting what has become a burgeoning entrepreneurship scene at Christopher Newport. Click below to read the full story and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Building the Future – Today

  Thursday, February 16, 2017
— When Jay Epstein graduated from Christopher Newport in 1976, it was still a branch of the College of William & Mary, and was a commuter college until the first residence hall was built in the 1990s. The larger campus transformation began a ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’ ...

Of the Highest Caliber

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Never forget your roots. For Robert Green Jr. ’74, that sentiment has defined a professional journey that began in college. “Christopher Newport embraced me and gave me an opportunity to go to school,” he says. ...

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Not only are small businesses breaking new ground in today’s business world, they also have a new ally: crowdfunding websites. These sites, such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe, have allowed anyone with a marketable idea to have the online ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Systems Thinker

  Monday, February 01, 2016
— Although it was just six years ago that Dr. Willy Donaldson first stood in front of a Christopher Newport classroom, he has been a fixture in the local business community for more than 30 years. He’s been CEO of eight companies and run ...

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 ...

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. ...

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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