Posts By Nathan Stump

13 Nov 2013 NathanStump

A Worthwhile Transition

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Regent University - Nathan StumpIt was the fall semester of 2011. I stepped out of my van after a long, thirteen-hour drive and walked onto Regent University’s campus for the first time in my life. Being from Michigan, I never had the opportunity to travel such a long distance and experience Regent before classes started. I  just had to hit the road running. I really had no idea what awaited me. I tried my best to research the culture, beliefs, and atmosphere, but in the end, I would have to experience all of it firsthand. While Regent University was extremely different than  everything I’d known, I found that this exciting change would exceed my expectations!
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27 Sep 2013 NathanStump

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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In our final episode of Regent Local, we went to a Norfolk Tides baseball game with a few of our fellow students. We cheered on the Norfolk Tides during their two games, talked to a few Virginia Beach locals and even participated in a “Build a Burger” game in between games. What a great way to end the Regent Local season. Thanks for watching!

10 Sep 2013 NathanStump

Regent’s Hometown – Virginia Beach, VA

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Going to college in a beach town was one of the best decisions I have made. There is so much to do in Virginia Beach that we had to make another episode featuring Regent’s hometown. There are countless mini golf courses, ice cream shops, fishing spots, and restaurants along the boardwalk and surrounding streets. In this episode of Regent Local, John and I held a friendly competition as we explored more of the fun attractions the Oceanfront has to offer.

25 Jul 2013 NathanStump

A Regent Roadtrip

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It’s summer time. You know what that means – road trip! John and I took a Regent Local road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The Outer Banks is only a little over an hour away from Regent University. We grabbed some snacks and hit the road for a day of soaking in the sun at the beach, learning about flight history at the Wright Brothers Memorial and flying kites in the sandy landscape of Jockey’s Ridge. There’s so much more to do in the Outer Banks, you’ll just have to visit for yourself!

Watch our road trip unfold in the 5th episode of Regent Local

20 Jul 2013 NathanStump

A Seaworthy Sight: Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

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I needed some serious lessons in boat building; allow me to offer a short back story. Each year, the Regent Commons hosts the Regent Regatta, an annual makeshift boat race across the Commons’ pond. I competed in the Regatta during my freshman year and to say the least, my team really needed an S.O.S. Our boat, tragically named the Titanic,  lead us to failure, and in turn, sunk my dreams of winning another boat racing event.

When I learned that the Battleship Wisconsin was in Downtown Norfolk, I decided to pay Nauticus Museum a visit to find tips and tricks for building a better boat. As it turns out, Nauticus was full of history and interactive exhibits. We highly recommend you check this place out!

Check out our 4th episode of Regent Local, featuring Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin.

16 Jul 2013 NathanStump

Ahoy to Downtown Norfolk

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One thing to mark off my bucket list  – talk with a pirate! In our latest episode of Regent Local, John and I scoped out Downtown Norfolk during the annual Harborfest. Not only did we discover some of the best local food and coffee joints, we also got a taste of the high seas! Harborfest featured pirate lessons, old sailing ships and tons of unique food vendors. We even learned about the origin of the word “Argh” from a pirate!

Downtown Norfolk is about 15 minutes away from Regent’s campus; it’s a hub of culture, food and entertainment. With a shopping mall, international restaurants, concert venues and museums, visitors can spend days experiencing all that Downtown Norfolk has to offer.

Watch our third episode of Regent Local featuring Downtown Norfolk and the Harborfest.

10 Jul 2013 NathanStump

Komodo Dragon Sighting!

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In our search for all things fun in the Virginia Beach area, John and I found a real live Komodo Dragon, along with tons of other exotic animals. We stopped by the Virginia Aquarium to learn about fish, turtles, sharks, stingrays and more. The Aquarium is located only minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and is perfect for a rainy day or a an afternoon visit after you hit the beach!

Watch our second episode of Regent Local.

03 Jul 2013 NathanStump

Become a Regent Local!

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There are a lot of reasons why I love Regent, but one of best perks to being a student here is living in Virginia Beach! Virginia Beach and the surrounding area is rich in culture, history, recreation and entertainment. My friend John and I are spending the summer in Virginia Beach to explore Regent’s hometown and beyond! Through our video series, Regent Local, we’ll visit area attractions in and near Virginia Beach. We’ll hit the beach, take a short road trip to the Outer Banks, enjoy the tastes of Norfolk, and test our courage on some of Busch Gardens’ roller coasters  We’re excited for the adventure and hope you’ll come to campus and experience it with us!

Watch our first episode! In this video, we visit the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The beach is only 20 minutes away from campus; you’ll find students studying by the ocean, running on the boardwalk or participating in local festivals and events.

Keep checking the Out of the Ordinary blog for more Regent Local episodes!