The Regent Undergraduate Council (RUC) recently organized a talent show featuring an eclectic range of performances in front of an audience of nearly 100 people. Taking home the first place cash prize of $200.00 and trophy was a duet, comprised of Junior Government Major, Rebekah Pepper, and Senior Global Business Major, Scott Berry, who sang "The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli, in both English and Italian.
"This song has always been one of my favorites. From the first time I heard Josh Groban sing it with Charlotte Church, I knew I wanted to sing it as a duet one day; little did I know that I would be given the chance to sing it for a prize at a talent show. Regent's Got Talent was such a great event and positive experience for everyone. I'm really looking forward to coming back to watch this event in years to come," said Mr. Berry. "It was such an honor to be part of Regent's first ever talent show and what I hope to be a recurring event. I had such a great time singing with Scott and seeing all of the other extremely talented students perform," Ms. Pepper added.
This is one example of the numerous on-campus events sponsored by RUC to promote community. The event highlighted a wide variety of talents and performances, which included numerous musical acts, a comedy routine, two video entries, poetry, and a photography exhibit.
"From the first step into the Library Auditorium last Friday, it was evident that the 'stars were out.' Golden stars laid out 'Hollywood style' foreshadowed the talent that shone from our amazing Regent students," said Dr. Richard Kidd, the Director of Campus Ministries and the Master of Ceremonies for the event. "Mastering multiple languages and multiple instruments, our students sparkled as they shared their gifts and talents. It was a multi-platinum evening enjoyed by all!"
The event's venue, the auditorium in the Library building, was tastefully decorated in a Hollywood-style theme. Following the event, guests and performers mingled at a dessert reception.
The Regent Undergraduate Council, Regent's officially sanctioned undergraduate student body government, serves as a liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration in order to foster an academic environment integrated with Christian principles that enable the student body to pursue their academic goals to their fullest potential. RUC is comprised of six elected members of the Executive Board, including president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, public relations officer, and chaplain, as well as up to two senators from each major in the School of Undergraduate Studies.