Christ College students may present their research and creative work at regular CC Scholarship Symposia. CC also funds student participation in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and other prestigious conferences. The Christ College Student Advisory Board meets regularly with the dean to plan activities such as cultural outings to Chicago, game nights, coffee houses, and picnics. These events foster and enhance the CC community as a whole, as well as providing opportunities for individual growth. Christ College sponsors guest speaker and provides opportunities for weekly “fireside chats” with CC faculty, alumni, and others. Valparaiso University is one of only 16 colleges and universities nationwide to be a partnering institution in the Kemper Scholar Program. One Christ College first-year student is selected each year to participate in this prestigious program. Sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago, Illinois, the program prepares students for leadership and service. Scholars receive annual scholarships. They also receive stipends for work as full-time summer interns in nonprofit organizations in Chicago following the sophomore year. Following the junior year, Kemper Scholars are eligible for summer stipends to pursue internships with for-profit organizations.