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MAT Graduate Named York County Teacher of the Year

  Monday, June 10, 2019
— Mandy Rocamontes Poe (‘11, ‘12) knew from the moment she stepped on Christopher Newport’s campus that it was the place she wanted to pursue her teaching career. The Virginia Beach native graduated with her ...

Spanish Music Lost for More Than 200 Years Will Be Featured in Colorful Concert at Pope Chapel

  Tuesday, April 02, 2019
— Discovered by a Christopher Newport professor in a forgotten file in a Spanish library, music from an 18th-century play will be performed in a free concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at Pope Chapel. This will be the first performance in over ...

Mark Padilla Publishes New Study of Hitchcock Films

  Tuesday, March 05, 2019
— Dr. Mark Padilla, distinguished professor of classical studies, has published Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock's Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films. In the book, Padilla reviews six beloved Hitchcock films: "The 39 Steps," "Saboteur" and "North ...

Research Spotlight: Casey Hall

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Casey Hall Hometown Woodbridge, Virginia Major Philosophy Classics Graduation Year 2019 Faculty Mentor Dr. Elizabeth Jelinek, Philosophy Casey Hall presented at the professional philosophy and classics conference, "Nature and the Divine ...

Mulryan Co-edits Text on Prison Escape Tales

  Monday, April 10, 2017
— Dr. Michael Mulryan, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, co-edited and is a contributor to Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction, a study of the interdisciplinary nature of prison escape ...

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. ...

The History Sleuth

  Monday, October 17, 2016
— At the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts, one can see everything from the Wright Brothers’ first-flight airplane to the original ...

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 ...

The Language of Family

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— As one often hears, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just ask Judy Montgomery Hicks. Her passion for all things German inspired her teaching of the language at various Virginia schools, including Denbigh High in Newport News ...
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