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Regent in the News: October 15-22

"Regent in the News" articles highlight local and national media coverage about Regent University's faculty, staff, students or alumni. For more information on any of these listings, please contact the Department of Public Relations (

  • Regent's Center for Entrepreneurship was mentioned in The New Times (Africa) for its work with the new Rwanda Business Development Center. The program launched in August with 40 students who are receiving practical training in starting and running businesses from Regent staff and other expert practitioners.


  • Dr. Charles Dunn, distinguished professor in the Robertson School of Government, was a guest on American Family Radio Friday, Oct. 15, to discuss Delaware congressional candidate Christine O'Donnell, the California Governor's race and Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine's comparison of interest-group fundraising for GOP candidates to the Watergate scandal. Dunn's remarks about Kaine were also included on on Monday, Oct. 18. Dunn was also quoted in this Wednesday, Oct. 20 article on commenting on O'Donnell.


  • Dr. Dunn was a guest on Faith Radio's Meeting House on Friday, Oct. 22, to discuss the Tea Party's impact on mid-term elections. The program airs on eight Christian FM stations headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., and serving parts of Alabama, northwest Florida and southwest Georgia. Dr. Dunn's comments on the mid-term elections were also included on the Washington Times blog Inside the Beltway on Thursday, Oct. 21.


  • Journalism professor Dr. Bruce Swaffield's column, "Global Toolbox: So Long to a Journalism Guardian," appeared in the September/October online version of Quill, the magazine produced by the Society of Professional Journalists.


  • Cinema-Television assistant professor Booker T. Mattison's appearance in Stuart, Fla., was the subject this article appearing on Mattison spoke about his novel, Unsigned Hype, which was published last year.


  • A film produced by Com/Arts graduate student Chris Free was shown at the Colony Film Festival in his hometown of Marietta, Ohio, on Saturday, Oct. 16, according to this article in the Chillicothe Gazette. At the same festival, Regent alumnus Joshua Overbay ('10) and graduate student April Campion, won Best Student Film for their film, Dawn Bloom, according to this Monday, Oct. 18 article in the Marietta Times.


  • School of Education alumna and 2010 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Catherine Webb, will be honored by Wachovia with screens congratulating her at most of the 400+ ATMs across the state, according to this Tuesday, Oct. 19, article in the Blue Ridge Business Journal. While visiting the ATM, users can learn more about Webb by pressing a button the screen.


  • School of Psychology and Counseling graduate student Charissa Steyn was featured in an article on on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The article profiled Steyn and several other women who comprised the 1998 Washington state championship Marysville-Pilchuck High School varsity girls cross country team.


  • Law School alumna  and current assistant commonwealth's attorney in Suffolk, Nicole Belote ('04), was profiled in the Virginian-Pilot on Wednesday, Oct. 20 (link unavailable). The article recounted various aspect of her career and also provided a glimpse into her life outside of the courtroom.