2014 Regent Highlights
Regent experienced so many blessings during 2014. We wanted to celebrate these highlights with our alumni.
U.S. News Ranks Regent's Online Bachelor's Degree as No. 11 in Nation
Regent University's online bachelor's degree programs have been ranked as number 11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 Best Online Programs rankings that were released Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Regent Partners with EVMS for Graduate Medical Education
Regent University undergraduate students interested in health care careers will be able to speed up their post-graduation plans. An agreement between Regent University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) promises early assurance of acceptance into five health professions master’s programs. An official signing ceremony brought leaders from both schools together Monday, Jan. 5, advancing Regent's new health care emphasis.
Regent Hosts U.S. Navy Chaplain Commissioning
A small, yet strong percentage of military officers choose to serve and protect their fellow Americans. Fewer still are chosen to protect the spiritual well-being and vitality of those individuals and their families as military chaplains.
Regent to Offer Major in the "Language of Business"
According to experts, accounting is the language of business, and it's a language in which Regent University undergraduate students will become fluent. The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) plans to offer a new major in accounting.
Attacking Cyber Crime with New Major
U.S. and global corporations are changing the way they fight cybercrime, now proactively fighting the threat with "cybersecurity" teams. Since 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security noted that it found more than 340,000 job postings for cybersecurity positions within the United States. Now, prospective Regent University undergraduate students will find a major for this expanding career field.
A Hero Among Us: Boston Celtics Honor SBL Student for Enriching Young Lives
A Regent University School of Business & Leadership (SBL) graduate student was honored as a hero for her dedication to her community. The Boston Celtics recognized Geralde Gabeau '16 (SBL, Doctorate of Strategic Leadership) with its 'Hero Among Us' award.
Produced by Faith, Directed by God
The scene opens at the Franklin home in Oakland, California: a five-year-old DeVon Franklin sits in front of his television screen and dreams of going to Hollywood and creating stories that will inspire the world.
Traveling Christmas Tradition Entertains Full House
A traveling Christmas tradition began its tour at Regent University's Performing Arts Center with a full house and 60-plus member U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band. The sounds of the season filled the auditorium as Regent welcomed the Newport News, Virginia-based Fort Eustis concert band, smaller ensembles and vocalists.
Tomatoes and Cucumbers and Asparagus, Oh My!
Justin Garcia '14 (College of Arts & Sciences) watches his vegetables.
Right on the cutting board edge of his senior year at Regent University, Garcia took playing with food to a whole new level.
Regent University Theatre Presents: Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!
The fundamental things, like breaking out of innocent adolescence and into adulthood, still apply in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness!
Students Help Children Have "Smashing" Holiday Season
Regent University students walked out their faith by helping others celebrate the birth of Jesus. Eleven students traveled to St. Mary's Home in Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, Nov. 21, as part of a weekly service opportunity known as "Good Fridays."
Grant Sends Robertson School of Government Professor on Book-Writing Journey
A research grant is sending one Regent University professor on a book-writing journey through one of his favorite policy-oriented topics. A prestigious foundation awarded Dr. Popescu, assistant professor in the Robertson School of Government, $60,000 to author his first book.
Embracing an Eternal Perspective at University Chapel
An honest reminder for the honest worshiper was met with amens and affirmation as the Dr. Rev. Kirk T. Houston guided students through the 73rd psalm.
Regent Celebrates National Distance Learning Week
Distance learning has become the new “norm” in higher education, and it’s the fastest growing segment of education, both at the university level and in K-12.
Dr. Scot McKnight Says, "Examine Your Theology" at Charles L. Holman Lecture
Dr. Scot McKnight, New Testament scholar, speaker and renowned author, says that today's definition of "Kingdom work" spins on two separate fashions in the Christian realm. For some, it is utopia, an idyllic state. For others, it's simply the definition of the Church.
Princeton Review Ranks Regent in Top 10 Law Schools with Best Professors
For the second year in a row, The Princeton Review has ranked Regent University School of Law among the top 10 law schools in the nation with the "Best Professors" on Friday, Oct. 10.
Regent Partners with Veteran Hollywood Actor’s Company on Film Project
Capitalizing on the strength of its film and television program and its connections with the filmmaking industry, Regent University has partnered with Home Theater Films, under the leadership of actor, writer and director Corbin Bernsen, to produce its first feature film.
Regent Receives “Science for Seminaries” Grant from AAAS
Regent University's School of Divinity (DIV) is one of 10 Christian seminaries to receive a grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to develop a pilot program that integrates science into its core theological curricula.
Mike Huckabee Opens Executive Leadership Series
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, encouraged more than 550 members of the Hampton Roads business community to become involved in the political process during his remarks at the season-opening luncheon for Regent University's Executive Leadership Series (ELS) on Friday, September 19.
Technology and the Future of the U.S. Constitution
In recognition of Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17, Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) hosted "Technology and the Future of the U.S. Constitution."
Regent University Serves Hampton Roads
Each year, Regent University faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to go beyond their Virginia Beach campus and minister in the outlying area for the annual United Way Day of Caring service event.
Steve Kelly Talks Leadership at University Chapel
Steve Kelly, senior pastor of Wave Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, uses his Australian accent as a conversation-starter. The lilts of his voice often spur the question, "where are you from?" And from there, he explained, a conversation about ministry has the potential to begin.
RSG Hosts Second Senator A. Willis Robertson Lecture
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Regent University's Robertson School of Government (RSG) hosted the second Senator A. Willis Robertson Lecture on Virginia Politics presented by Judge Patricia West, associate dean of the School of Law.
Regent Launches NOW's Second Season
Two-time Dove Award-winning musical artist Meredith Andrews was in the fall of her senior year of college when she became confident of her calling.
University Chapel Series "Chases Hallelujah"
During the hustle of the first weeks of school, as students adjust to new routines, classes and living arrangements, Regent University’s Campus Ministries encourages the campus community to focus their sights on what is unseen.
Regent University Remembers 9/11
On Thursday, September 11, Regent University joined more than 160 other colleges and universities across the United States in establishing the 9/11: Never Forget Project, a memorial to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
The Glass Menagerie Opens on Regent Stage
At the beginning of each month during fall and spring semesters, Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) hosts assemblies to inspire spiritual growth and community among its students.
Meet and Greet Supports Military Students
Despite their various degree programs and service in the armed forces, before many of Regent University's military students are launched from the school as world-changers, they share one very similar experience: community.
RSG's Signature Oxford Experience Turns 10
Regent's Robertson School of Government (RSG) returned to Oxford, England this summer for its annual student immersion in Britain's cultural and political climate. One course compared Western and Islamic legal norms; a second class studied just war theory and the law of armed conflict.
Regent's PCE Hosts LEGO® Camp
With their long history in millions of homes and its recent blockbuster hit sweeping movie theaters, LEGO® bricks remain an important piece of playtime for children and adults alike.
Regent Reads with CHKD
On Tuesday, July 28, the Regent University Library completed its fourth year of the Regent Reads program, wrapping up the 2014 season.
Regent Among Great Colleges to Work For®
Regent University has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education among the Great Colleges to Work For®. The designation comes as a result of input from Regent faculty and staff who responded to a survey conducted earlier this year, as well as information submitted by Regent's Human Resources Department.
Regent Reads Celebrates Heroes
Though school is out for many children in the Hampton Roads community, their opportunity to learn is still in full session during the summer months.
Umidi Named Interim Dean of Divinity School
Dr. Joseph Umidi has transitioned into the position of interim dean of Regent University's School of Divinity (DIV) as of Tuesday, July 1. Umidi, who began teaching at Regent as an adjunct faculty member in 1985 and became an assistant professor the following year, has been a mainstay in the school for nearly three decades, and has shaped students through teaching and mentoring.
Regent Congratulates Alumnus of the Year
"In everything that has happened in my life since I graduated, Regent was at the center of it all," said Kevin Turpin '01 (School of Divinity), the recipient of Regent University's Alumni Association's 2014 Alumnus of the Year Award. "It was here where my dreams started and percolated; God had to get me to Regent."
Regent Partners with Virginia Beach Businesses
During the spring 2014 semester, Regent University's School of Business & Leadership (SBL) partnered with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development's Small Business Mentoring Program, where SBL students volunteered to guide local business owners in better-business practices.
Semester in China Inspires Professor
At the start of the fall 2013 semester, Dr. Bramwell Osula, associate professor for Regent University's School of Business & Leadership (SBL) was hoping for a traditional semester abroad—falling into the classic sights and sounds of a different culture and teaching a few classes.
Leadership Expert Motivates ELS Crowd
Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership expert, charmed a crowd of 430 at Regent University's Executive Leadership Series luncheon on Tuesday, April 29. With wit, science and an arsenal of anecdotes from his years as a leadership consultant and clinical psychologist, Cloud focused his talk on the need for leaders to connect with their people.
Regent Presents the Class of 2014
On Saturday, May 3, an academic sea of caps, gowns, hoods and the graduates who earned them processed through the Library Plaza on Regent University's campus in Virginia Beach, Va.
Bonicelli Joins Foreign Policy Institution
Dr. Paul J. Bonicelli, executive vice president of Regent University, has accepted an appointment as a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the world's preeminent bipartisan international policy institutions.
Trauma Team Travels to Philippines
Last month, Regent University's Trauma Team, led by School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) professor and director of the Center for Trauma Studies, Dr. Benjamin Keyes, along with SPC alumnae Jennifer Cotton '13 and Nicole DiLella '10, traveled to meet the psychological needs of the impacted residents of Tocloba and other nearby islands.
Fourth-Year Psy.D. Cohort Granted Internships
On Friday, Feb. 21, Regent University's School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) participating Psy.D. students obtained an unprecedented 100 percent match rate from the National Matching Service (NMS), an organization that pairs students with their internship programs.
Student Proposal Video Goes Viral
The internet swarmed when Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumna April Albritton '13 said "yes" to SCA student Beecher Reuning's marriage proposal. Shortly after a video Reuning posted documenting the couple's relationship—and ultimately their engagement—Beecher and Reuning's major life-decision has become a major hit on the web.
New RSG Speaker Series Welcomes Brigadier General
Regent University's Robertson School of Government (RSG) launched a new speaker series this week, "Defense Against the Dark Arts." On Tuesday, Jan. 7, RSG hosted Brigadier General Dick F. Abel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), to discuss the ethical challenges a career in public service poses.
Dare to Be Comes to Virginia Beach
While many people on the cusp of a brand new year focus on making changes in their lives regarding diet and fitness, the Dare to Be movement, in partnership with Regent University, is encouraging women to resolve to be who God has made them to be.
Chancellor Talks Principles of Success
At the start of each semester, Regent University's chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson, addresses students, faculty and staff to encourage them in work and study. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Chancellor Robertson spoke on principles of success.
Regent to Launch Premier Christian MOOC
Regent University, the preeminent global Christian university and a top 10 online school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, has announced that it will launch an exclusive platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in January 2014.
Law Team Advances to National Competition
For the third consecutive year, Regent University's School of Law Moot Court team has advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition.
Center for Global Justice Hosts Summit
Unfurling in the regime of North Korea are shocking events meeting at the intersection of a present-day Holocaust and Underground Railroad. Though the traumas evolving within the country are mostly unheard of by the rest of the world, the religious and political persecution taking place in North Korea affects nearly 200,000 people trapped in concentration camps.
Bus Stop Opens on Regent Stage
In the 1950s, William Inge was one of the most well-known playwrights in New York, having penned a string of Broadway hits with film adaptations and major awards including a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar. One of those hits comes to Regent University's Studio Theatre Friday, Nov. 15.
Tenth Annual Chili Bowl Brings Campus Together
One of the hallmarks of college campus life usually revolves around sports teams that bring the student body together. Regent University takes this another step further with a tournament of football teams that compete for the prized Chili Bowl Championship.
Twelftree Delivers Inaugural Lecture
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Regent University's academic community flooded the Moot Court Room to celebrate the Charles L. Holman Professorship of New Testament and Early Christianity Inaugural Lecture, delivered by Dr. Graham Twelftree, in the School of Divinity. The lecture was presented by the school and its Center for Renewal Studies.
Regent Undergraduates Present at Tech Conference
The opportunities for Regent University students to specialize early and engage in high level research at the undergraduate level has paid off for two College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) students who presented at the Modern Technology and Management Institute (MTMI) international conference this fall.
Divinity Offers Christian Formation Certificate
As Regent University's online education continues to excel with esteemed faculty leading rigorous courses, beginning in the fall of 2014, the School of Divinity will release the groundbreaking Christian Formation and Spirituality (CCFS) certificate program.
Founder and Chancellor Speaks at Chapel
Each semester, Regent University's founder and chancellor, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson speaks at a chapel service to encourage the students, staff and faculty in their daily efforts. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Chancellor Robertson spoke from Numbers 6:24-26, in which the Lord instructs Moses on how to bless His people.
International Center for Worship Hosts Summit
"What I do here is what I want to do all over the world," said David M. Edwards, creative director of Regent University's International Center for Worship (ICW). "I want to look for people that I can bring to ICW that embody humility; who are successful, but stay on their face before God."
Attorneys Admitted to Supreme Court
On Monday Oct. 7, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opened for its new October 2013 term, 10 former Regent University School of Law students serving as staff attorneys for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) were admitted to the Supreme Court bar.
Gretchen Carlson Encourages Risk-Taking at ELS
Before a crowd of 400 local business leaders, national broadcast television personality Gretchen Carlson discussed the role of risk in success at Regent University's Executive Leadership Series luncheon Monday, Oct. 7.
Constitution Day Focuses on Contemporary Application
As part of Regent University's celebration of Constitution Day this month, terrorism and security expert Amos Guiora visited campus for a discussion of the constitutional implications of domestic terrorism on Monday, Sept. 23
Salute to Teachers Honors Virginia's Classroom Leaders
On Friday, Sept. 27, Regent University's School of Education (SOE) hosted the 15th Annual Salute to Teachers event honoring classroom leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia who make an impact in their schools and communities.
Alumni Help Engage Current Global Justice Interns
As the summer draws to a close, Regent University School of Law students are opening their Black's Law dictionaries once again. But some Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law interns spent their summers continuing to learn under the supervision and training of Regent alumni now submerged in their own legal careers.