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Christendom Celebrates Life at Annual March for Life
January 23, 2015

The entire student body of Christendom College, in addition to members of the faculty and staff, joined hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters at the 42nd annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Thursday, January 22...

 


news Thirty Percent of Student Body Prepares for Spring Break Mission Trips
January 27, 2015

Christendom College students are preparing to go on spring break mission trips this March. Past years have seen upwards of 25% of the student body go on a mission trip, but this year, according to the director of the mission programs, Mike Brown, the number will rise to almost 30%....

news New Year Brings Record Spring Enrollment to Christendom
January 21, 2015

Christendom College began its spring semester of 2015 with a record enrollment, including a record number of newly admitted students to the college. . College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell made the announcement on Monday, January 19, during his opening of the semester address...



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news Christendom Welcomes College Presidents from Across America for Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable
February 27, 2015

Christendom College will welcome 21 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities across America to its Front Royal, Va. campus for the Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable. The Roundtable, to be held February 27-28, will be spiritually led by His Eminence Sean Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, and will examine the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic institutions of higher education, giving the presidents the opportunity to reflect and assist one another in strengthening the Catholic identity of their respective institutions...
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Christendom College Mourns the Passing of “Extraordinary Catholic” Dr. Charles Rice
February 27, 2015

Dr. Charles E. Rice, who served as an Advisor to the Board at Christendom College, passed away this past Wednesday, February 25. A professor of law, Catholic apologist, and author of numerous books, Rice was a great friend of Christendom College, and eloquently delivered the college’s 2010 commencement speech, in which he referred to Christendom as a “superbly Catholic college.” He died at the age of 83, leaving behind a legacy as a true champion of Catholic higher education...

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College Dance Competition Delivers High Performance, Outstanding Talent
February 26, 2015

Christendom’s liberal arts education does not offer degrees in the performing arts, yet, many students come to the college with outstanding skills in the areas of dancing, singing, theatre, and performance arts.  As a result, the college offers many opportunities for its students to use their natural abilities in these areas to benefit the entire college community. One such opportunity is the annual swing and waltz competition...

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Rationality of Men and Women Debated for Charity at Christendom
February 25, 2015

Christendom’s Chester-Belloc Debate Society raised over $500 this past Sunday evening for the local Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Front Royal, Va., as part of its first-ever charity debate. Hoping to make a larger impact on the local community, the Chester-Belloc Society held the function in an effort to encourage the entire Christendom community to give focus on charitable giving, particularly during the Lenten season...

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Alumni from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sirius XM Radio to Speak at Christendom
February 25, 2015

The career and leadership development office will host the next “Life on Tap” on Tuesday, March 3, with talks from two Christendom alumni who have successfully established themselves in the world of accounting and finance — Sean Kay and Michele Velasco. The event will be held in St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with snacks and beverages provided...

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Manion Inspires Christendom Students to Achieve Greatness for New Evangelization
February 25, 2015

Dr. Christopher Manion, former staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, gave a talk at Christendom this past Monday, February 23, as part of the college’s politics practica speaker series. He spoke on the need for strong, Catholic men and women in today’s government, and the call to stand up to political corruption in order to succeed in the New Evangelization...

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Christendom’s Admissions Office Experiences Record Amount of Applicants
February 24, 2015

The Honorable Eugene Delgaudio, a member of the Board of Supervisors of Loudon County, delivered an address at Christendom College this past Monday as part of the college’s politics practica speaker series. A Catholic who is married to Christendom alumna Sheila Hobbs, Delgaudio informed students of the challenges of running a political campaign, and the hard, but satisfying, work that is necessary to achieve success in the political realm...
news Christendom Athletics Sprints Ahead with Addition of Cross-Country
February 24, 2015

Christendom College’s athletic program will expand and improve once again this fall, with the introduction of cross-country running teams. With the creation of both a men’s and a women’s team, the cross country running program will allow students the opportunity to compete in meets with other colleges for the first time, making Christendom’s athletic program increasingly diverse and even more of a threat in collegiate sports.
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Liberal Arts Education Helps Alumni to Thrive at Disney
February 23, 2015

Christendom alumni Sean LaRochelle (’14), Marilyn Charba (’14), and Zach Smith (’14) recently completed internships with the Walt Disney Company, discovering that their liberal arts educations enabled them to thrive at one of the world’s largest corporations.  The analytical, communication, and social skills they learned at Christendom helped them stand out and receive recognition from managers and their peers, even amongst a cast of 66,000 other fellow employees. ..

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‘Faster-Paced’ Crusader Rugby Returns this Spring
February 23, 2015

The excitement and suspense of Christendom rugby returns to campus this spring, with a varsity team nearly double the size of last year’s victorious team. Looking to emulate past winning seasons, particularly 2013’s record-setting undefeated season, ever-popular Crusader rugby will play in two prestigious tournaments this spring, in addition to two away games and two home games on Christendom’s own Crusader Athletic Fields. ..

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Best-Selling Marian Priest Fr. Gaitley Explains Power of Divine Mercy
February 20, 2015

Nationally recognized author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers, shared his personal testimony on the power of Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy at Christendom College on Thursday, February 19. Over one hundred members of the Christendom community gathered to listen to his moving lecture on why he attributes his spiritual conversion and call to the priesthood to these two devotions...

news College to Welcome Full-Tuition Scholarship Finalists to Campus
February 20, 2015

On March 2, sixteen of the brightest and best applicants to Christendom College will be arriving on campus to take part in the annual Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, organized by Christendom’s admissions office...

news Christendom Players to Perform Mystery Play this Spring
February 19, 2015

The Christendom College Players will be performing the thrilling mystery And Then There Were None this spring. A stage adaption of Agatha Christie’s legendary thriller, the play will include a young, fresh cast of students who will be joining other Christendom acting veterans, and will be directed by alumni Andrew Clark (’14) and Mary Harrington (’11). The play will be performed April 24-26, and all are invited to attend...

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Christendom College President to Speak at World Meeting of the Family
February 16, 2015

Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will join other prominent theologians and speakers at this year’s World Meeting of the Families, held in Philadelphia from September 22-27. Sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the five-day event will feature renowned theologians speaking on a variety of topics related to issues of the family, before concluding with Pope Francis’ first papal visit to the United States on September 26-27...

news Christendom Prepares for Annual Discernment Weekend
February 13, 2015

Christendom College is preparing to host its annual discernment weekend on campus from February 27 through March 1. Discernment weekend gives students the opportunity to meet with various members of religious orders, and hear from married couples to help them discover their vocations. Representatives from various religious communities come from all over the United States to share their experiences as well as assist the students in learning how to discern their vocation...

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Graduating Athletes Honored for their Commitment at Christendom
February 13, 2015

The Crusaders finished their basketball seasons at home this past week, with the fans at Crusader Gymnasium showing enormous appreciation for the players, and particularly the four seniors who were playing in their last home games...
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Athletic Department Expands with Reintroduction of Women’s Softball
February 12, 2015

Christendom College’s athletic program will be expanding this spring with the reintroduction of softball to the college. The team, to be coached by philosophy professor Mike Brown, will play ten games, giving students even more opportunities to compete at the collegiate level...