Commencement 2010

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Name: Mark Kraynak, Jr.
Age:
20
Year:
Freshman
From:
Alexandria, VA
Major:
Undecided, I'm thinking Political Science with a Minor in Theology
Hobbies?
Rowing, working-out, and hanging with friends.
What's your favorite class?
Philosophy 101 with Dr. Cuddeback. He was very understanding and taught so well. A close second is Theology 102 with Fr. Gee. He combines entertainment with serious learning so well.
Do you play any sports?
Nothing official this year, but I hope to try out for basketball next year. I also want to try to start a rowing team.
Do you participate in any drama or music related activities? Again, not this year. But I did a lot of theater prior to coming here. I'm planning on getting involved with the Mystery Dinner Theater next year.
What is your favorite thing about Christendom? Hard to pick just one... the atmosphere of the campus, the professors, and the friends I've made.
Why did you choose Christendom?
I chose Christendom because the many alumni I met showed me how great it is. I wanted a place that would strengthen my faith.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
Not quite sure yet. I'm doing whatever God leads me to...I might go into politics.



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Institute of World Politics


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Last week six Christendom seniors were able to attend the Institute of World Politics Gala, which featured a keynote address by General Michael Hayden. Students also met Owen Smith who donated the tickets to Christendom. Smith's father-in-law was William Casey—former head of the CIA and a great friend of Christendom.

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"It was really cool to be there," Krystle Schuetz said. "I don't think there were really any other students there. It was quite dazzling to be amongst such an astute and accomplished crowd. Moreover, it was encouraging and eye-opening in a hopeful way. These are the people you never hear about, but these are the people who are fighting for good in the world. I was also pretty excited because they gave everyone a free copy of Witness by Whittaker Chambers—a book I've been wanting to read. The book is a favorite of Dr. John Lenczowski, the Founder and President of The Institute of World Politics, and Chambers tends to the penetrate to the heart of Communism's evil—a lack of God."

Chris Dayton was particularly excited to meet General Hayden.

"I quoted him dozens of times in my thesis," Dayton said. "It was incredible being able to ask him some frank questions about the conflict in Afghanistan and get some amazing answers."

Christendom students are able to take advantage of many opportunities that its proximity to DC and connections with the conservative movement present throughout the year.

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James Redlinger, Naomi Anderson, Dave Long, Krystle Schuetz, Chris Dayton and Amanda Dennehy snap a photo with General Michael Hayden.



Texas Heat Kills the Stress


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Wednesday night before finals, the commons was packed with students looking to forget their worries for a few hours, dancing and enjoying the sounds of live music, featuring the band Nick Freeman and the Texas Heat, comprised of Juniors Nick Freeman, Rory O'Donnell, James Hannon, and Troy Spring, with guest Jacob Morgan on the drums

The dance floor was packed with smiling students enjoying the last chance to let out the stress before finals. If students weren't on the dance floor they chatted and munched on the snacks and drinks that SAC (the Student Activities Council) provided. All in all, the night was quite a success and gave students the perfect get-away from their tedious studying to relax their minds and chill one more time before finals began on Friday.


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Don Juan and the Long Johns featuring Freshmen Eric Maschue, Dominic Ginski, Jimmy Munson and Hugh Bratt, opened for Texas Heat.

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Senior Anna Adams joined Texas Heat for a few songs.

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Troy Spring's vocals have all the heart and soul that a good country singer from Texas should have.



Jobie's Dance Under the Stars


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Senior Class President Jobie Norton’s “Dance under the Stars” was held in the St. Laurence commons on the Saturday before finals. The blustery weather proved too chilly to hold the annual dance outside, but the students didn’t seem to mind, and the floor was packed with couples, swing dancing and twirling under a “star-lit” ceiling, speckled with tiny lights..

The students enjoyed the music, snacks and various randomly fun interludes including a fist-pump contest, and a seven inning stretch around midnight accompanied by a robust singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” led by Jobie and Senior Tim Lanahan.

Following a night of laughter, dancing and fun, the students concluded with the traditional hymn “Salve Regina,” before heading back to the dorms for a week of studying and finals.

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Junior Mary Hill sways across the dance floor with Senior Ryan Doughty.

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The unseasonal cold front didn't stop the SAC from creating a starry evening. Above Freshmen Ana Sofia Arteaga and Eileen Dziak pose with one of the many stars that decorated the Commons.



Baccalaureate Mass


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President of Human Life International, Rev. Thomas Euteneuer, celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 14.

“If you are a graduate of Christendom College you will be called to some form of martyrdom for the sake of the Gospel—the Gospel message that transforms our society—and it is a message that they will not want to hear,” Rev. Euteneuer told students during his homily. “It is that message that will get you into a great deal of trouble if you’re doing it right.”

Rev. Euteneuer, who has traveled more than one million miles as a pro-life missionary and has visited fifty-seven countries, encouraged the graduates to "decide simply that you will give your lives in love."

"You may do many things—have excellent careers, make the headlines or live in silence—but it doesn’t matter how your life ends up in the record books. What matters is the book that Christ writes—the Book of Love in the Kingdom of Heaven. You want to be in that book,” he said.

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Dr. Kurt Poterack led the choir in a beautiful rendition of Schubert's Mass in G. You can listen to it at Christendom on iTunes U.






Commencement 2010


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Saturday’s Commencement ceremonies began with a bagpipe-led procession of the 94 graduates and the faculty from Christ the King Chapel to St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium. Salutatorian Kyle Kelley of Wisconsin welcomed all the attendees and encouraged his fellow graduates to have hope as they enter the next phase of their lives.

“Hope is the driving force behind every good thing that has ever come about in the sad, confused world of human beings,” Kelley said. “Hope is the assurance that—in our struggle to accomplish God's will and to create the best possible future for ourselves and those around us—we will never be lacking what we need.”

[Read the full text of the Salutatorian Address here.]

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The Alumni Association’s Student Achievement Award was given to Sarah Miranda of Massachusetts for her years of selfless work in the community. Miranda participated in countless mission trips and led the student Outreach Club, which volunteers year round at the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and other local charities.

Rev. Euteneuer was awarded Christendom’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country and Dr. Charles Rice was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and delivered the Commencement address.

“God is not dead. He isn't even tired,” quipped Dr. Charles E. Rice in his address. Rice, a former law professor, Catholic apologist, and author of several books, warned graduates of the great challenges they will face, but told them that they were on the “winning side.”

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He admonished students to trust God despite the challenging times. “And pray, especially, to Mary, His Mother and ours,” he said. “At Lepanto in 1571, the odds against the Christian fleet were so great that Las Vegas would have taken that bet off the board. But they prayed the Rosary and Mary gave the victory.

[Read the full text of Dr. Rice's Commencement Address here.]
Valedictorian Ryan Mitchell addressed his classmates, describing their graduation as a type of small death.

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“Death is nothing but the separation of what should never part,” Mitchell said. “In graduation, we are separated from a life we have lived and from people we have loved.”

Mitchell pointed out that, following this train of thought, life would appear to be a series of small deaths. Thanks to Jesus Christ, however, there is hope and life.

“We know that Jesus Christ has conquered death—He has trampled it down with His own death,” Mitchell said. “Through His death unto life, He has given all of our sufferings and deaths new meaning. He has made death the temporary separation before life eternal, and in doing so we can even say that He has made death like unto life. He has made all things new.”

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Read the full text of the Valedictorian Address here.]

Closing the ceremony, College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell delivered his charge to the graduates. He called on them to be faithful and loyal members of the Church.

“Each and every one of you in the Class of 2010—through your education, through what you have been given—have a unique and irreplaceable role to play in this great divine drama of our age,” O’Donnell said. “Always be men and women of the Church. Do not separate from Her. Do not betray Her—no matter what the cost, no matter what the temptation.”

You can download all the addresses from Commencement 2010 at Christendom on iTunes U.





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View and download pictures from the Commencement 2010 at Christendom's Picasa Web Album.



Dancing and Goodbyes


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Christendom students, recent graduates, their families and friends gathered in the brightly decorated St. Lawrence Commons on Saturday night for the Graduation Dance.

The live band, The Yesterday Swing Orchestra played, and the floor was packed with people dancing and enjoying the music.

A slideshow with a collection of great photos of the graduated senior class was shown, displaying the bright faces and diverse personalities which will be truly missed on campus. During the slideshow, nominal awards were given to members of the senior class, including “Best Smile”, given to graduate Caroline Curran, and “Most Athletic” given to graduates Maureen Daly and Ryan Doughty.

Following the conclusion of the dance in the early morning hours, the graduates lingered in the Commons for hugs and tearful goodbyes. Returning students wished the class of 2010 the best of luck in their future, and promised that their legacy will never be forgotten at Christendom College.

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Freshman Bernadette Brock and Junior James Redlinger glide across the dance floor.

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Seniors Marya Doylend and TJ Nacey enjoy swingin' for the last time as students in the Commons.


Class of 2010, What Will You Miss?






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Interview with a Senior


The Chronicler Online caught up with Senior Katherine Sartor and asked her a few questions to get some insight into her four years at Christendom College.

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Chronicler Online: If you could pick ONE favorite class you had throughout your four years here, what would it be, and why?
Katherine: Argh, this is such a hard choice! If I can only pick one then I will choose "Introduction to Philosophy." Throughout that course I felt my intellect expand in profound ways. I saw the beauty of western classical thought and was drawn to it. I learned to approach reality in an analytical way and to examine ideas in depth, rather than just take them on authority. Of all the incredible classes I took at Christendom, that one had the strongest influence on not only my intellect, but every aspect of my person, for it taught me what virtue is.

CO: What is your major, and what plans do you have, now that you've graduated?
Katherine: I majored in Theology. Currently, I work for Dr. Onalee McGraw one of the founders of Christendom. I'm writing the curriculum for a class which uses classic films to teach Catholic Doctrine and abstract thought. Every day I use the knowledge I gained from Christendom whether from the Philosophy, Theology, or Educational classes I took. My husband Nathan and I are also hoping to start a family soon, and I would love to home school our children.

CO: What is best about Christendom, that you couldn't experience elsewhere?
Katherine: I love the family-like atmosphere and the freedom and joy which comes from living a life centered around The Good. The campus is so small that by the time you graduate you know everyone and care about them in a personal way.

CO: What was your hardest year at Christendom, and reflecting on that, what advice do you have to give to others getting ready to go through it themselves?
Katherine: Without a doubt, Sophomore year was the most difficult for me . Academically, it is the most challenging year, but the trials extended to many different areas. On the positive side it is often a year of great spiritual growth. I know that I grew a lot from learning to unite my small sufferings with those of Christ. For those approaching Sophomore year "Be not afraid!" If you experience difficulties, they will draw you closer to Christ.

CO: If you had to give someone three reasons why Christendom is the best choice, judging from your time here, what would you say?
Katherine: Well I would preface it by saying that coming to Christendom was the best choice for me, but it may not be the best choice for you. Christendom offers a very unique and invaluable experience. For me the best aspects of Christendom are: first a strong family-like community life centered around the sacraments; second a rigorous intellectual formation in the highest truths; third an environment conducive to growing in virtue.

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CO: How has Christendom changed you?
Katherine: It has changed me in countless ways. It helped me discover my vocation to marriage and it was at Christendom that I found my spouse. The classes helped form my intellect and made me able to see the truth and choose the good with greater ease. I formed lasting friendships and became more self confident and able to express myself clearly even in large crowds. Most importantly I grew closer to God through daily mass.

CO: What will you miss the most about Christendom?
Katherine: I miss so many things about Christendom. I probably miss the community life centered around the sacraments most strongly, but there are so many other little things like the people and the classes, etc.



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Another Year in Crusader Gymnasium


With the close of another academic year, which included record number participation in many of the intramural sports and some very positive outcomes with the different teams, we pause to take a look back at the highlights of the 2009-2010 year in sports and intramurals!

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Christendom says farewell to the senior student-athletes and thank them for their hard work, example and leadership during their time on the court or on the field. They are: Rachel Williams, Anna Adams, Ryan Doughty, Lindsey Mersch, Tim Lanahan, Zach Miller, David Long, TJ Nacey, Matthew Hadro, Matt Lancaster, Meghan Kavanagh, Allison Firehammer, Genie Goeckner, JP Minick, and Nate Scrivener.

Intramurals throughout the past year were a huge success, ranging from the impressive 120+ participants in indoor soccer to the intramural basketball bracket challenge that raised over $150 for Paul Nangurai’s high school back in Kenya. The intramurals featured faculty and staff involvement with Professor Mark Wunsch having his own indoor soccer team and a staff-only volleyball team that won the regular season before being upset in the semi-finals. A canoe tournament was initiated this past spring under the direction of Freshman Zach Francis and will look to continue and grow in the fall of 2010. Finally, the basketball intramural champions consisted of a group of seniors, Joby Norton, Matt Lancaster, Luke Zignego, and one freshman, Rob Hambleton. They overcame upset runs from multiple teams before securing the title before many fans.

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The athletic department finished off the season by awarding the Patrick Quest Leadership award to graduating senior Ryan Doughy, while Rachel Williams and TJ Nacey took home the Scholar Athlete Awards as the graduating seniors-athletes with the highest GPA over their 4 years here at Christendom. Just 2 weeks before graduation another big event occurred on campus: a baseball practice infield was leveled and landscaped for future use by the baseball team and possibly a softball team. The area which will be finished over the summer will provide a full-size baseball infield along with pitching mounds for the Crusader’s baseball team to practice in the fall and spring in preparation for their season. From the dedication of the gym floor to the first baseball win in 3 years, this past year was full of memorable events. We look forward to greater things in the years to come especially due to the legacy of our graduating seniors.


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Senior TJ Nacey's pitching gave the Crusaders their victory.

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It was winning season for the Rugby team.

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The women's soccer team is hungry for another tournament win.

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Freshman Tim McPhee and a lot of young talent will return for what promises to be an exciting season for Crusader Basketball.



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Q. Is it too early to begin thinking about applying for next Fall?

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A. It’s never too early to think about applying to the college of your choice. Generally, though, if you are really interested in attending a particular college and you believe you have a strong academic record, you should apply for early action. For Christendom, our early action date is December 1. Anyone who applies prior to that date will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision by December 15.

If you think you still need a little more time to get your application together and to possibly work on your SAT/ACT scores, you have until March 1 to apply for regular admission.

So, begin thinking about what schools you want to apply to and determine how many letters of recommendation you are going to need, how much it costs to apply to each school, and what types of essays you are going to need to write. You should also think about visiting the school sometime in early Fall so that you can see if the college is really one which you would like to attend. Or better yet, you can come to one of our Experience Christendom or Latin Immersion Programs and get a first-hand look at our great program.
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Director of Admissions
tmcfadden@christendom.edu
800.877.5456 ext. 1290

If anyone has questions about applying, visiting, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, rules and regulations, majors, core curriculum, transfer credits, or even about the food here at Christendom, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

The Ländler in May

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Name: Megan Rolla
Age:
20
Year:
Junior
From:
Dunmore, PA
Major:
Philosophy
Hobbies?
Dancing, singing, baking, gardening, and going on road-trips.
What's your favorite class? My favorite class and professor would have to be Apologetics with Dr. Marshner. I learned so much and Dr. Marshner is one of the most brilliant teachers I have ever had the pleasure of studying under.
Do you play any sports?
I participate mostly in student organized sports, but nothing that really requires commitment. I love spontaneous games of walleyball, volleyball, frisbee, and soccer. I did participate in the soccer camp last year and may play for the varsity team in the fall.
Do you participate in any drama or music related activities? I sing in the choir at Christendom, which is one of my favorite things to do. Dr. Poterack is an excellent director and picks music that is not only fun to sing, but also makes the liturgy here very beautiful.
What is your favorite thing about Christendom?
My favorite thing about Christendom is the fact that all of the people here are honestly trying to live out Catholicism faithfully.
Why did you choose Christendom?
Because I fell in love with it after visiting.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
Hopefully travel to Peru, France, and Istanbul.



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Students Stand for Life at Mega Shield


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Scores of Christendom students assembled outside St. Lawrence Commons early on Saturday morning and were loaded into vans traveling to Washington D.C. for the Shield of Roses "Mega-Shield" event. Lining the sidewalk outside of the Planned Parenthood building, and pressed against the newly constructed fence surrounding the property, students prayed the Joyful, Lumnious, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Crowded together and bravely facing the often angry passersby and the pacing Planned Parenthood escorts, over 60 students peacefully protested the destruction of innocent human life, and the evil of abortion. Members of the Christendom Choir sang between the rosaries, litanies, and prayers, adding a spiritual and musical beauty to the already bright, sunny day.

"In this time of great oppression, the pro-active, pro-life witness by the students is absolutely necessary," said freshman and volunteer sidewalk counselor Sara Federico. "The new fence is Planned Parenthood's way of trying to shut us out. It was totally fitting that our Mega Shield fell on the Saturday after they put up their iron fence around the building because our presence sent them the message that they will never shut us out and our prayers and voices will continue. Hopefully, we can continue to witness to the truth and spread that message because they need to hear it loud and clear."

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After the final prayers, students shouted the traditional "Viva Christo Re!" led by Senior and Shield organizer Paul Wilson.

"I was very happy to see the Christendom students, especially before finals, taking the time to defend the unborn!" said Shield of Roses veteren and junior Mary Harrington. Her sister, freshmen Colleen Harrington, agreed. "I often forget the obligation to defend the innocent lives of the unborn children. I think we made some difference today in helping to redirect mothers into choosing life for their children," she said.

Shield of Roses travels to the Planned Parenthood clinic on 16th Street in DC every Saturday morning during the academic year. Once a semester, the Shield of Roses leadership organizes "Mega Shield" and encourages all the students, faculty and staff of the Christendom College community to participate and to witness the pro-life movement. Last semester, over 200 students, faculty, visitors and staff attended the Mega-Shield event.


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Students line the streets, taking a stand for life.

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Students pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

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Shield Leader Senior Paul Wilson stands and prays at the newly-erected fence.



A Springtime Affair


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This past Saturday, the St. Lawrence Commons was full of the colors of spring with tulips, greenery, and white lights for the Spring Contra Formal. The dance was emceed by Senior Lisa Hudson, the president of the Contra Club.

Students skipped and swirled to the music as they danced such dances including the classic Virginia Reel, The Minotaur, Jamaica, The Ländler (danced in The Sound of Music), and of course there were a few waltzes and polkas to mix up the evening. Lisa Hudson not only called many of the dances, but also organized the event, and enlisted the help of Senior Sarah Slagel and Freshman Rachel Kujawa, who will lead Contra Club next year.

Though the majority of those who came to the dance regularly attend Contra events, there was a nice group of new faces too. Sophomore Mary Langan, who doesn't normally come to contra, but attended the dance said, "Some of the dances are hard, but you catch on, and it's a lot of fun! And it's such great exercise!"

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Sophomore Brian Killackey sashays down the line with Freshman Amy Fuchsluger during the much-loved Virginia Reel.

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Senior Julia Callaghan enjoys a waltz with her fiancé Senior Ryan Mitchell.

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Lisa Hudson dances the Ländler with Senior Charles Berninger.



May Crowning


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On Sunday, the annual May Crowning of Our Blessed Mother took place in Christ the King Chapel. Following Mass, Freshman Bailey Lowe crowned the statue of Our Lady with a wreath of flowers, and the girls of the Senior class lay red and white roses at her feet. The chapel was filled with hymns of praise and love to Mary, Mother of God.

"It is a beautiful tradition of Christendom College, which sets us apart from other colleges," said Senior Paul Wilson. "The May crowning brings the College community together in love and devotion to Mary, our mother and queen."

Following the crowning, Father William led the congregation in the Litany of Loretto, invoking Mary by her many titles. The choir then led the congregation of students and faculty in joyfully singing the "Salve Regina."

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Seniors Katie Erwin, Krystle Schuetz, and Sarah Marchand carry their roses to Our Lady.

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Our Lady, Queen of Christendom, pray for us!


Outreach Takes Great Strides


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On Sunday afternoon, the Outreach Club hosted a Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Run. The event raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is seeking new treatments and a cure to the disease. Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.

Student Outreach has an active calendar year-round: visiting nursing homes, working at soup kitchens, sponsoring canned food drives, as well as volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and the local Crisis Pregnancy Center.

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Faculty, staff, and friends sponsored the student runners who enjoyed the wonderful weather as they ran for those in need.


The Irish in Hollywood


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On Monday afternoon, faculty and students gathered in the Chester-Belloc Room of Regina Coeli Hall for a reception honoring Dr. Christopher Shannon on the publication of his new book, Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema. Hosted by the office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the History Department, students enjoyed chatting with professors and discussing the important themes concerning values and community found in Dr. Shannon's new book.

You can get your copy of this book which the
Wall Street Journal praises as "a fascinating study of Irish-American films" here. Read the complete review in the Wall Street Journal.

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Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Snyder gave brief congratulatory remarks.



Carnival Day at Christendom


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Today the kitchen staff presented a Carnival Day at lunchtime. Smiles and sunshine were everywhere. The menu featured hot dogs, grilled chicken, and pulled pork barbecue, along with several amazing side dishes.

As part of the carnival fun, students helped themselves to some snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and hot fudge sundaes. It was an excellent way to enjoy the weather and relax before finals begin.


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A cake-walk was held outside. The kitchen's delightful pound cakes are the ultimate midnight snack or excuse for a study break.



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Political Science


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Dr. William Luckey has been teaching at Christendom since the early 1980s, and recently The Chronicler Online caught up with him to ask him about his Sophomore class, “Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.”

Chronicler Online: When did you first start teaching at Christendom and how did you get started?  
Dr. William Luckey: 1984.  How did I get started at Christendom?  The previous college I taught at, Cardinal Newman College in St. Louis, had a college bulletin that promised an orthodox education similar to Christendom, but there was no opening at Christendom.  After I got there, I realized that their bulletin was a sham, and that except for four or five faculty, the professors were liberal and the administration was corrupt.  There was constant strife between those few like me, who wanted to preserve the liberal arts and orthodoxy, and the rest of the place which wanted no such thing.  I was the most outspoken of the orthodox professors, so the liberals hated me.  Ultimately, the place closed down, and I was able to jump ship before it sank, and came to Christendom. CO: When did you start teaching The Social Teachings of the Church
Luckey: Spring 1985
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CO: Why do you think that this class is so important for Christendom students?
Luckey: If Christendom's students are going to affect the world for the better, they need the guidance of the Church, and especially a thorough Christian anthropology and the ability to apply it.
CO: What benefit do you think it gives them in today's society? 
Luckey: The way I teach it, it helps them clear through the myths of social problems, and even through the false ideas they have heard about the Social Teachings of the Church.  It makes them more effective and working in the right direction.
CO: What is the most important thing you think your students should take away from this class?  
Luckey: That everything in social, political, and economic life is focused on the good of the human person, and the most important thing that they can do is to help build a civilization of love.

You can read some fantastic insights into the Social Teachings of the Church at Dr. Luckey's blog, "Catholic Truths on Economics."

Watch a video of Dr. Luckey explaing studying political science and economics at Christendom:




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Victory for Our Sluggers


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The baseball season came to a close this past Saturday with the team traveling to Williamson Free Trade School in Media, PA, for the Eastern States Championship. The team had just come off a sweep of division III Gallaudet University the Saturday before, ending an almost 3 year winless streak and hopefully setting a new bar for Crusader baseball in years to come.

The Crusaders defeated Gallaudet by scores of 9-3 and 10-8 on April 24th, in the last home game for seniors TJ Nacey and Ryan Doughty, played at the beautiful Bing Crosby Stadium. For both seniors it was a day worth remembering as they enabled their team to get back in the win column and help further the baseball turnaround story. Nacey threw a complete game in the first encounter of the doubleheader and had all his stuff going for him. He repeatedly fooled batters with his curve-ball and had great control of his fastball throughout all 7 innings. His line after the game was very impressive with 10 strikeouts, 1 walk and only 2 earned runs.
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A very potent Gallaudet offense was held silent by Nacey who also went 4 for 8 in the games with 3 RBI’s. Fellow senior Ryan Doughty gave the team a spark in the 2nd game along with Freshman Dan Mitchell who combined went 4 for 7 with 4 RBI’s and 3 runs that sparked an offensive explosion for the Crusaders who finished the 2nd game with 10 runs. Dan Mitchell and Pat Stein combined to pitch for the win.

The Crusader’s baseball team which has rebounded from past years will miss the leadership and play making of Ryan and TJ. Both seniors started their entire time at Christendom and TJ has been the team’s number 1 pitcher for the past 2 years. Both TJ and Ryan are tremendous examples of what a Catholic student athlete is capable of. With a consistent positive attitude, they demand excellence from teammates and expected nothing less for themselves. The team, and the College as a whole, will miss these 2 fine young men.

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The Crusaders finished their season against a very talented Williamson Free Trade school this past Saturday and lost by scores of 2-8 and 2-10. However, the score doesn’t tell the real story. The Crusaders were leading in both games into the 4th innings when the offensive firepower of Williamson kicked in for multiple home runs which in the end proved to be too much for the Crusaders, who battled in both games. The season ends for the team but it has definitely been a season to remember, as the team continues to rebuild. With the 2 wins against Gallaudet and many other close games, the Crusaders look to the future to continue to improve.

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TJ's pitching won the first game.

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On Wednesday, Coach Chris Vander Woude presented Senior Ryan Doughty with the Patrick Quest Leadership Award for his excellent example and leadership on and off the field.



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Q. What is the dress code for classes? Is it formal? (dresses and ties?) Girls may wear pants to class right? Also how many students share one dorm room? Thanks —Teresa Cory, Brandon, FL

A. We do have a dress code for classes and Mass, and rather than try and summarize it, I will take bits and pieces out of our Student Handbook.

"Properly modest and dignified attire at Christendom College is not only a trait of a Christian people; it is essential to College morale, to respect for oneself and others. Since your primary vocation here is to be a student, it follows, then, that your attire, whether in class or relaxing, should equal the dignity of that pursuit.

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"College study is professional work; therefore, a professional Dress Code is in force for all classes, Community Masses (i.e., Masses at 11:30 a.m. M-F and all Masses on Sundays), Sunday brunch and noon meals on class days. Even if a student does not have a class on a particular class day, he is required to be in dress code during lunch M-F.

"For Men: The Dress Code requires dress slacks, dress shirt, tie, dress socks, and dress shoes. For Women: The Dress Code requires a business dress, or a dress skirt/dress pants and dress shirt (preferably button down with collar), and dress shoes."

Regarding the number of students per dorm room, the answer is 2, 3, or 4, depending on the size of the room. Most of the men share rooms with two or three other men, while the majority of the women share their rooms with either one or two other women. But the rooms are pretty big and come in a variety of sizes, so, depending on the room, you will have more or less roommates.

I hope this helps and if you want to see the residence halls for yourself, take advantage of one of our summer programs or schedule a visit for the fall.
Tom-McFadden-signature
Director of Admissions
tmcfadden@christendom.edu
800.877.5456 ext. 1290

If anyone has questions about applying, visiting, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, rules and regulations, majors, core curriculum, transfer credits, or even about the food here at Christendom, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.