COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES (CAS)
During the 2012-2013 academic year, 26 summer interns registered through the university. Students interned with NASA, nonprofits, municipal governments, churches, international governmental agencies, the federal government, and domestic and international small businesses.
Animation majors worked on two professional projects in several classes in partnership with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and Operation Blessing.
The Regent Undergraduate Debate Association (RUDA) took 15 students to various regional tournaments. The program won two individual speaker awards and one team award for reaching the Round of 16 at nationals.
Two CAS Information System students presented at the Modern Technology and Management Institute (MTMI) International Conference. Arthur Hernandez and Brandon Clark conducted research under the supervision of Dr. Young Choi and were invited to present their findings at the conference.
The Biophysical Sciences program will be available to students beginning fall 2014. It will give students a rigorous foundational education as they prepare for vocations in medicine, dentistry, science education and more.
CAS co-hosted a conference with the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics (IFWE) titled “What’s Next: Figuring Out Faith, Work and Calling,” in which the entire on-campus student body participated. CAS also co-hosted the 2013 Acton Conference. The conference topic was “The Poverty Cure,” and more than 600 students, faculty and staff attended.
During the 2013 Government Camp, 35 high school “campers” explored a variety of government intelligence agencies during the course of the weeklong event.
On September 30, 2013, CAS premiered a new format for the monthly undergraduate student assembly. With a theme of “When Vice Meets Virtue,” this unique concept has been designed to present challenging issues to the students—utilizing a variety of formats including media, drama, “real-time” student interaction, lecture and collaborative class discussion.