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Dr. Ben Carson to Speak at Regent Commencement

Benjamin M. Carson, Sr., M.D., renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, New York Times best-selling author and FOX News contributor, will speak at Regent University's 2014 Commencement Saturday, May 3.

Heaven is For Real Pre-Releases

On Thursday, March 20, more than 1,000 members of the Hampton Roads community viewed a prerelease showing of Heaven is For Real. Based on the New York Times best-seller, the film follows the lives of the Burpos, a typical American family of four from a small town in Nebraska.

T.D. Jakes Visits Regent University

As a pastor of a megachurch in Dallas, a New York Times best-selling author and a film producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes has practiced many facets of leadership. Last week, Regent University School of Divinity (DIV), Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) and Communication & the Arts (SCA) students had the opportunity to glean from Jakes' expert knowledge within each field.

Mayors Speak at Annual ELS Forum

Before an audience of 420 at Regent University's Executive Leadership Series luncheon, the leaders of South Hampton Roads gathered on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the most pressing issues of the region: transportation, military downsizing and diversity.

General Ashcroft Speaks at COGS Chapel

On Thursday, March 13, one of Regent University's most distinguished professors addressed students at a chapel service sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is now in his 10th year serving at Regent and spoke to students about inviting the presence of God into every endeavor.

The Trojan Women Opens at Regent

Of all the classic Greek tragedies, perhaps none has been so applicable across the ages than Euripides The Trojan Women. It's a play about the women of the legendary city Troy who find themselves at the hands of the victorious Greek armies, and it opens at Regent University on Friday, March 14.

LUXVERA™ Featured on The 700 Club

Viewers of The 700 Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18, experienced a taste of course content from "Who is Jesus," the first class offered by LUXVERA™, Regent University's new open online course platform. The course also received a compelling endorsement from Regent Chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson.

SONICFLOOd Lead Singer Joins Regent

Rick Heil, lead singer for the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian band SONICFLOOd, has joined Regent University's International Center for Worship as an artist-in-residence. In this role, Heil will lead worship activities on campus, as well as represent Regent at university Advancement and Enrollment Management events around the country.

New Biophysical Science Program Approved by SACS

Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 5, that its new Biophysical Sciences major and concentration in Secondary Mathematics recently received full approval from the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).

Grad Fair Prepares Students for Commencement

Nearly 400 students participated in Regent University's first Countdown to Commencement graduation fair on Tuesday, February 4.

Actor Tony Hale Shares Advice with Students

Actor Tony Hale '95 (Com/Arts) has a few stories to share. After all, he's spent the last 16 years carving out a successful career in television and on the big screen. While Hale is perhaps best known for his role as Buster Bluth on Arrested Development, his work has encompassed a variety of TV shows and movies—some comedy, some drama—that have taught him valuable lessons about himself and the business of acting. On August 13, Hale again visited the Regent campus to share stories about his transition from student to professional actor and what he's learned along the way.

Interim Dean Appointed for Robertson School of Government

Dr. Gary E. Roberts has been named interim dean of Regent University's Robertson School of Government (RSG). Roberts, who has been with Regent since 2003, has a strong academic background and has worked in both the public and nonprofit sectors in the areas of human resource management and community development.

Lives of Service Begin for Regent Graduates

For some Regent University graduates, walking across the graduation platform twice isn't that unusual. However, during Regent's 2009 commencement ceremony, graduate Dr. Jim Pennington received a special honor along with his second degree—offering the graduates' response to the charge given by Chancellor and President Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson.

Princeton Review Ranks Regent Among the "Best Law Schools of 2009"

Regent University Law School is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review—a company that assesses school districts across the United States and networks prospective students with college and career resources. Regent Law ranked second for "Candidates for Heritage Foundation Fellowships" and seventh for "Best Student Life" in Princeton Review's latest book Best 174 Law Schools: 2009 Edition.


Hollywood Notable Terry Botwick Speaks on Ambition and Ethics

Noted Hollywood studio president and producer Terry Botwick spoke candidly of his years in Los Angeles during a recent talk on ambition and ethics for students and faculty in the Regent University School of Communication & the Arts.

Regent Ranked No. 3 of Online Colleges for "Scholastic Citations"

Regent University has been ranked No. 3 in the Online Education Database's top accredited online colleges based on scholarly citations. This recognition confirms Regent's commitment to academic excellence. We applaud our outstanding faculty for their ongoing dedication to uncompromised quality. View the rankings

Regent also placed very well in the overall rankings.

Regent Psychology Team's Forgiveness Research Project Wins First Place

Students of the Regent School of Psychology & Counseling won first place at the annual conference of the Virginia Psychological Association (VPA) this spring. The team received the Richard Rosenfield award for the best graduate poster.

SIFE Antipiracy PSA Advances to Nationals

A creative use of humor and animation characterize two leading student video public service announcements (PSAs) in a contest as part of Regent University's first anti-piracy campaign.  

Regent Appoints New Vice President for Academic Affairs

Following an extensive nationwide search, Dr. Carlos Campo has been named vice president for academic affairs by Regent University.

Dr. Campo comes to Regent from the College of Southern Nevada where he served as the interim vice president of academic affairs. He previously served that college as dean of Arts and Letters and director of academic partnerships. In addition, he helped pioneer the college's "Virtual College," called CSN Online Campus with a current enrollment of 17,000 students.
Dr. Carlos Campo