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Christendom College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class, Honors Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand and Bishop Paul Loverde at Commencement Ceremonies
May 18, 2015

Christendom College celebrated its commencement weekend on May 15-17, awarding a record one hundred and two bachelor of arts degrees to graduating seniors...

 


news Christendom Named One of the Top Most Conservative Catholic Colleges in the Nation
May 8, 2015

Christendom College has been named one of the top five “Most Conservative Catholic Colleges” in America by Newsmax, according to a recent article published by the organization...

news Christendom Releases New Bimonthly Scholarly Publication, Principles
May 4, 2015

Principles, Christendom College’s new scholarly publication, hits mailboxes this week, offering readers a new opportunity to learn about contemporary issues through the lens of John Henry Newman’s “philosophical habit of mind." A free, bimonthly periodical, Principles brings together the best minds in academia in each issue, writing accessible essays where readers will see the issues that matter today in a new light...


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Practical College Majors Appear Irrelevant to Successful Careers, Says Chronicle of Higher Education
May 22, 2015

In a recent article posted on The Chronicle of Higher Education, author Cecilia Gaposchkin asserts what survey after survey has reported in recent years: getting a fulfilling career is not necessarily linked to a specific major or specific content learned, but rather the abilities to think critically, communicate well, and be adaptable — all of which are learned through a proper liberal arts education...

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Christendom’s John Cuddeback to Speak at Seton School’s 2015 Graduation
May 21, 2015

Christendom College’s Dr. John Cuddeback will be the commencement speaker for Seton School’s 2015 graduation ceremonies on Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Manassas, Va. Seton School, founded by Anne Carroll, wife of Christendom founder Dr. Warren Carroll, will graduate sixty high school students at the ceremony — eleven of whom will be attending Christendom this fall...

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Christendom’s Summer Program Counselors Gearing up for the Best Week Ever
May 20, 2015

The most-popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college summer program of its kind is set to begin in June when Christendom College’s “Experience Christendom Summer Program” launches the first of its six one-week sessions this summer. With approximately 48 students in each session, the admissions office expects to have 288 participating rising high school seniors on its campus this summer, giving them an amazing opportunity to discover more about Christendom’s unique educational and cultural offerings.  While on campus, the students will be led by eight counselors – all of whom are current Christendom students...

news Alumnus Credits Philosophy Degree with Success in Creating Law Firm
April 24, 2015

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, the skills gained from a liberal arts degree are helping college graduates stand out from the pack of today’s specialized majors, thanks to their critical-thinking and leadership skills. For Christendom College alumnus James Minick (’06), the skills earned through his philosophy degree led him to success in law school, and propelled him to become the CEO of his own law firm...
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US News & World Report Lauds Liberal Arts as Foundation for Leadership
May 14, 2015

In a recent US News & World Report article, “The Risky English Major? Not So Fast,” author Dan Glaser lays out some facts about liberal arts degrees and their success in the workplace...

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Christendom to Honor Largest Graduating Class at 36th Annual Commencement Exercises
May 13, 2015

Christendom College will celebrate Commencement Weekend on May 15-17, honoring the historic one-hundred and two members of this year’s graduating class with Bachelor of Arts degrees. Renowned author, and Catholic luminary, Alice von Hildebrand will give the commencement address at this year’s ceremony, while the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., will be the main celebrant and homilist for the Baccalaureate Mass. Both will be recognized and honored with awards at the ceremony on May 16...

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Christendom Honors Seniors at Annual Awards Luncheon
May 13, 2015

Christendom College held its annual awards luncheon this past week, honoring the exceptional academic achievements and volunteer services of select seniors graduating with the Class of 2015 this coming weekend. With six awards given out, the awards luncheon recognized the best of this year’s graduating class, leaving them as examples for the underclassmen...

news College President O’Donnell Stresses Importance of Rebuilding the Domestic Church
May 12, 2015

Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell recently appeared on Spirit Mornings radio show, addressing the important topic of how to live as a domestic Church in the modern era. O’Donnell, a renowned theologian and historian, spoke on the need to rebuild families as the cornerstone of society, especially in light of the New Evangelization...

news Christendom Hires Karl Petrick as New Assistant Database Administrator
May 12, 2015

Christendom College recently announced the hiring of Karl Petrick as assistant database administrator and student employee manager. A former assistant director of admissions for St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., Petrick will be in charge of benefactor and alumni records, and manage all student employees for the advancement office...

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Christendom Founding Faculty Member Marshner Gives Final Theology Lecture
May 11, 2015

Dr. William H. Marshner, one of the founding faculty members of Christendom College, gave his final lecture as a professor at the college this past week, after nearly forty years of service to Christendom. Retiring from teaching at the end of the academic year, Marshner will continue on at the college as a scholar in residence...
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Longtime Political Science Professor Delivers Last Lecture and Retires
May 11, 2015

Dr. William Luckey, who has been teaching political science and economics courses at Christendom since 1984, gave his final lecture as a professor at the school this past week. A former chairman of the political science department, Luckey will continue on as a scholar in residence at Christendom following the end of the academic year...

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Christendom College’s John Cuddeback Co-Authors New Biology Textbook
May 6, 2015

Christendom College philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback and Dr. Christopher Blum, academic dean of the Augustine Institute, recently published Nature’s Beautiful Order: An Introduction to the Study of Animals Taught by the Classical Naturalists, a natural history textbook that examines the history of animals through the lens of classical naturalists. Published by Memoria Press, Nature’s Beautiful Order is intended for students of middle-to-high school age, and acts as a counter to the reductionist and mechanistic theories characteristic of modern biology...
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Dr. William Luckey Stresses Importance of Economics in a Catholic Lifestyle at Christendom
May 5, 2015

Dr. William Luckey, adjunct scholar of the Acton Institute, spoke to Christendom students as part of the college’s politics practica program on May 4. A current member of the department of political science and economics at Christendom College, Luckey stressed the importance of economics in a Catholic lifestyle, and gave advice to students on how to find internships in the fields of economics and business administration during and after college... 

news Christendom Press’ The Past as Pilgrimage Inspires and Challenges Critics
May 1, 2015

Christendom Press’ The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition & the Renewal of Catholic History, continues to receive critical acclaim in the news media, with authors Dr. Christopher Shannon, professor of history at Christendom College, and former Christendom professor Dr. Christopher Blum, professor and academic dean at the Augustine Institute, recently being highlighted in a new interview with the Catholic World Report...

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Crusader Rugby Team to Finish Season Strong Against West Virginia University
May 1, 2015

The Christendom College Crusaders will finish their impressive rugby season when they play men’s D1AA West Virginia University, in Morgantown, WV, on May 2 at 1:00 p.m...
news New Weight and Fitness Rooms Add Value to Christendom Experience
April 30, 2015

The weight and fitness rooms in Crusader Gymnasium recently received a facelift, giving the college community the opportunity to stay healthy and maintain an active lifestyle...

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Christendom Players Thrill Audiences with And Then There Were None
April 29, 2015

The Christendom College Players outdid themselves on the stage this past weekend, April 24-26, with their performances of Agatha Christie’s famous murder mystery, And Then There Were None. Featuring a  cast of current students and alumni, the adaptation of the gripping thriller brought together the best in Christendom’s dramatic talents, enthralling and terrifying audiences at every performance...

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Crusaders Cruise Past Local Rival Lord Fairfax Community College in 80-17 Win
April 27, 2015

The Crusaders took to the field in their final home game of the season this past Saturday, April 25, crushing local opponent Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) 80-17 in the high scoring match...