29 Dec 2013 LeilaMills

One Semester Down, One to Go!

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Regent University - Costume PartyFinals week is done and now I can rest easy. Well, that is almost true. All of my on-campus classes have concluded, but I still have a week’s worth of work for my eight-week class on small group communication.

This semester hasn’t been any more or less difficult than my other semesters, but it has been different. Knowing that every annual event like the Chili Bowl, the Costume Party, Pancake Feast, and Winter Ball will be my last produces a sense of nostalgia that I did not expect.

Regent University - Christmas BallIt’s not like I don’t want to graduate. I do! Regent has prepared me to go into the world and be a Christian leader but it has also provided me with such a loving community that I know in the end it will be hard to go. Maybe those feelings will fade into excitement with this upcoming semester. I’ll let you know, but until then I’m just going to relax the days away–and by relax I mean complete as many of my Christmas Break Bucket List items as possible!

Leila’s Christmas Break Bucket List

  • Start looking at jobs.
  • Sleep 8 hours every night.
  • Improve my cooking skills.
  • Volunteer at the food bank.
  • Watch all the Christmas movies!
  • Think about building a tree house.
  • Read all the Chronicles of Narnia.
  • Work on my standup comedy act.
  • Experience Christmas at Williamsburg.
  • Get as many pictures with Santa as possible.
  • Plan out community events for my life group girls.
  • Get through as much of my Netflix queue as possible.
  • Purge my room of unnecessary material possessions.
  • Complete some of the crafts on my Pinterest “If I was DIY Savvy” board.
  • See all the good movies that are coming out with friends and family  (i.e. “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” etc.).

Regent University - Pancake Feast

Wish me luck! What is on your Christmas Bucket List? I’ll let you know how my list goes if you share with me yours! Sound good? Great! I’ll see you after Christmas Break!

23 Dec 2013 RudolfKabutz

7 Steps for Planning a Low Carbon Footprint Holiday

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Regent University - Robertson Hall

Living according to the lifestyle of the so-called “developed world” needs the resources of about three worlds to sustain. While our daily routines have a significant impact on the environment, our holidays impact the scarce resources of this world even more. How can we plan holidays with a smaller carbon footprint?

  1. Travel shorter distances to nearby holiday destinations.
    In contrast: traveling to destinations that are far away uses much more jet fuel or petrol, which depletes the limited oil reserves and pollutes the environment.
  2. Choose small, rural accommodations such as private farms or cottages, which might be utilizing more natural sustainable resources.
    In contrast: visiting large holiday resorts or hotels might sound attractive, but these enterprises use huge amounts of energy for building materials, food, water and electricity. Read more
14 Nov 2013 RudolfKabutz

Can you? Can I? Can We?… Be Change Agents?

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Regent University - street signsOr should everything inside of us and around us rather remain the same?

Those of us who follow Jesus are encouraged to be “change agents” for themselves, for the individuals around them, and for society. Read more

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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08 Nov 2013 LeilaMills

New School Year, New Experiences

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Regent University - Flag football

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well I am neither old nor a dog but I am a senior at Regent and that counts for something, right? The point I’m trying to make is that I’ve been doing a lot of the same things every year at Regent. I do homework, I study, I work, I serve in some sort of leadership position, I socialize, and repeat. Well this year, I’ve decided to try something new to extend myself a bit further. Read more

20 Oct 2013 JoshuaWilliams

Josh 101

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Check out my video blog to find out all about me, my family, my hobbies, and how I came to Regent University.

10 Oct 2013 CarlRogers

Carl Makin’ Movies

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Join me in North Carolina on an actual film set! We were able to close a road and film in a shutdown theater. These are just some of the amazing perks of being a film graduate at Regent University.

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!

16 Sep 2013 TonyaJohnson

Part 2 – Staying Together: Fun and Fellowship at a NYC Alumni Dinner

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Regent University - fountainRead Part 1 here.

My husband and I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend Regent University’s Midtown Meet and Greet at the Salmon River Restaurant in New York City. It’s a place where RU leaders from Virginia and New York, along with alumni, guests, and current students, can mingle, dine, reminisce, catch up, discuss new happenings, network and stay connected. At this year’s event, I was able to talk with several Regent “family members” and friends during and after dinner.

When asked the following three questions,

  1. How would you describe your experiences at Regent University?
  2. How have you used the knowledge that you obtained by attending Regent University to impact your peers and the world for Jesus Christ?
  3. Is there anything that you would like to share with current and prospective students to inspire/empower them?

Here’s what some of our RU colleagues had to say: Read more

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.