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Regent in the News: January 13-20

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 (


  • Dr. Paul Bonicelli, executive vice president, was a guest on CBN Newswatch  on Monday, Jan. 16, to discuss GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's decision to suspend his run for president.
  • Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies, was a guest on America's Radio News (nationally syndicated, based in Washington, D.C.) on Friday, Jan. 13, to discuss the continuing interest surrounding Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's faith.
  • Regent University's online programming recently received top grades in U.S. News & World Report's first national ranking of online degree programs, which was reported in several online sites including this Saturday, Jan. 14, article from Digital Journal.
  • Regent University hosted the Urban League's 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Awards breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16. News of this event was reported by WVEC (ABC Norfolk), The Virginian-Pilot, and The New Journal & Guide.
  • Dr. Charles Dunn, distinguished professor in the Robertson School of Government, authored this op-ed, titled "The Candidate for Evangelicals," published in The Virginian-Pilot on Friday, Jan. 20. He was also a guest on CBN Newswatch on Thursday, Jan. 19, to discuss the upcoming South Carolina GOP presidential primary. Speaking about the presidential candidates and shifting evangelical opinion, he was also quoted in this Thursday, Jan. 19, article from
  • Dr. Dunn was a guest on American Family Radio with Chad Groening on Tuesday, Jan. 17, to talk about evangelical support of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Speaking on the same topic, he was a guest on The Phil Valentine Show  on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and The Andy Caldwell Show (KUHL Santa Maria, Calif.) on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Phil Valentine Show is nationally syndicated and airs on more than 70 stations nationwide. On Thursday, Jan. 19, he was a guest on The Tony Macrini Show (WNIS Norfolk) to discuss presidential politics.
  • David Velloney, associate professor in the School of Law, was a recently interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) addressing the trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning and how his command, upon recognizing his possible mental instability, could have allowed him to continue to serve. Velloney's remarks were also picked up by more than 100 other online publications in the region, including the Augusta-Margaret River Mail and Sunraysia Daily.
  • Dr. Vinson Synan, School of Divinity dean emeritus, was quoted in this Thursday, Jan. 19, article from discussing a recent gathering of 18 leaders of denominations committed to an emphasis on holiness in the 21st century as part of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium.
  • Brad Jacob, associate professor in the School of Law, was quoted in this Friday, Jan. 13, article from regarding a recent Supreme Court decision. Jacob was also a guest on The Tony Macrini Show (WNIS Norfolk) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to discuss Constitutional issues.
  • Stacy Isom '99 (Communications & the Arts) was quoted in this Friday, Jan. 13, article from discussing her participation in Lee University's annual Writers Festival. The article also appeared on Sunday, Jan. 15, in The Cleveland Daily Banner.