Christendom College

May 20, 2008

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Congressman and Passion Producer to Speak at 19th Annual Summer Institute

Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute will be held on Saturday, July 12, at its Front Royal, Va., campus. The one-day conference, entitled “The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church,” will feature speakers from various professional fields. Congressman Chris Smith, film producer Steve McEveety, medical doctor John Bruchalski, Rev. Thomas Dubay, journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell, and Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will all present inspiring talks. Chris Smith will deliver a talk entitled Bearing Witness to the Truth in…

Cardinal O’Malley Joins Largest Graduating Class For Commencement

On May 10, Christendom College conferred 95 Bachelor of Arts and two Associate of Arts degrees on its graduating class of 2008. His Eminence Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley and Dr. Ralph McInerny joined the graduates for commencement weekend. Cardinal O’Malley offered the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 9, and delivered the homily. "It is a great joy and privilege for me to back here with you to celebrate Communion at this Baccalaureate Mass and to see how God has blessed…

Students Write International Award Winning Essays

Christendom College Junior James Tillman placed first in Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s (ISI) international annual Culture of Enterprise Student Essay Contest.  Senior John Jalsevac placed third in the same contest.  Senior Cassidy Bugos placed first in the 2007-2008 Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) College Essay Contest. Tillman will receive a $10,000 award and Jalsevac will receive $2,000.  Both were honored at the ISI Indianapolis Leadership Conference on April 14. Bugos was awarded the first place prize of $5,000 for her essay, which…

Students Make Honorable Grades on National Greek Exam

Christendom College students participated in the 2008 National Greek Exam, with all 15 receiving awards for their exceptional performance. The awards for the exam are broken into various sections, with highest honors first, followed by high honors, honors, and then merit awards. Receiving highest honors were Christendom students Sheila Jenné, Kyle Kelley, Juan Hernández, Meredith Wise, Paul English, Julia Callaghan, David Klosterman, and George Walter. Receiving high honors were Ryan Mitchell, Micah Willard, Michael Strickland, and Sarah Fritcher. Finally, Gemma…

Minor in Liturgical Music Begins this Fall

Beginning this Fall, a minor in liturgical music will be established at Christendom College. Ever since the founding of Christendom College there has been choral music.  However, it was with the coming of Fr. Dr. Robert Skeris—formerly of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music—that the full liturgical music program as currently known was established. Under the current director, Dr. Kurt Poterack, the Christendom College choirs cultivate the “treasury of sacred music whose integral parts include Gregorian chant and the sacred…

Cardinal O’Malley and McInerny to Join Largest Graduating Class

Christendom College is pleased to announce that His Eminence Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley and Ralph McInerny will be joining the 97 members of the Class of 2008 for commencement exercises over the weekend of May 9-11, 2008. Cardinal O’Malley will offer the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 9 and will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell the following day. Cardinal O’Malley is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the…

Christendom Releases Latest Informational Video

Under the guidance of the Admissions & Marketing Office of Christendom College, recent Christendom College graduate (double major: Philosophy/Theology) Julian Ahlquist created a 15 minute informational video that debuted at the College's 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance on April 19. Throughout his four years at Christendom, Ahlquist was always involved in the writing of skits and in creating short comical videos, making fun of life on campus. He has hopes of making film-making his career. Anyone interested in downloading the…

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