Christendom College

December 9, 2009

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Christendom Featured in Newsmax Magazine

Christendom College is featured in this month's issue of Newsmax Magazine. Political columnist, author, and speaker Richard Poe penned the article that praises Christendom as the "new cool." "Pope John Paul II anointed Warren Carroll's work with this salute during a private audience: 'You have done a great work for the church,'" Poe writes. "Why would the Pope concern himself with a tiny, liberal arts college in Virginia," he continues. "The answer is that Christendom College is more than just…

Christendom Players Keep Audience Laughing and Guessing in “Seven Keys”

The Christendom Players brought the stage to life with their performance of the hilarious mystery, "Seven Keys to Baldpate," on November 20-22 at the Warren County High School Auditorium. In "Seven Keys," Senior Kyle Kelly played William Magee, an author of popular adventure novels, who bets $5,000 that he can write a novel in 24 hours. Retreating to the Baldpate Inn to write the novel, he soon finds himself surrounded by gangsters, femme fatales, and a myriad of other characters…

Christendom Players to Perform Comedy-Mystery by Legendary George M. Cohan

The Christendom Players will perform a hilarious comedy-mystery, "Seven Keys to Baldpate," on November 20-22, at the Warren County High School auditorium in Front Royal, Virginia. "Seven Keys to Baldpate" was written by the legendary playwright and songwriter George M. Cohan, the only man of the theater to have his statue in Times Square. Hailed as a precursor of the great "Screwball Comedies" of the 1930's, which started actors like Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, the play is suspenseful, humorous,…

College Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Giving Vets Free Education

Qualified military veterans and their dependents can now attend Christendom College tuition-free, via an agreement between the College and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Christendom is taking part in the new "Yellow Ribbon" program, a component of the post-9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and…

Students Protest at Planned Parenthood Clinic to Conclude 40 Days for Life

Christendom College's pro-life student group, Shield of Roses, held its biggest protest in over 30 years of existence. On October 31, over 200 students, faculty, staff, and visitors traveled to Washington, D.C., to peacefully protest their opposition to abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic, located just north of the White House, on 16th Street. The group protests at this same clinic each Saturday morning during the academic year, but normally only around 20-30 students make the trek into D.C. on…

Pope Benedict XVI Appoints College President Timothy O’Donnell to Pontifical Council for the Family

Pope Benedict XVI has renewed Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell's appointment as Consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Family. O'Donnell received a letter earlier this month from Council President Ennio Cardinal Antonelli stating his congratulations. "I would like to express my deep satisfaction for the possibility to continue to profit from your competent and esteemed collaboration in the activities of this [Council]," the Cardinal stated in his letter. "It has been a great honor to work with the…

Former Swiss Guard Shares Business Tips from John Paul II

Entrepreneur and former Swiss Guard Andreas Widmer delivered a talk entitled "Seven Things I Learned from Pope John Paul II on Being a Catholic Business Person" to students and faculty at Christendom College on October 5. In his address, Widmer related anecdotes from his experiences with Pope John Paul II to illustrate seven lessons: live a life based on Faith and prayer; plan for the future, but live in the present; give yourself completely to your vocation; use your position…

College to Dedicate Basketball Court to Thomas Vander Woude

On Sunday, October 11, Christendom College will dedicate the Crusader Gymnasium Basketball Court to former Athletic Director Mr. Thomas Vander Woude who died saving the life of his youngest son. The ceremony will begin with Mass celebrated by College Chaplain Fr. Daniel Gee for the soul of Mr. Thomas Vander Woude at 10 a.m. The dedication will follow immediately after Mass at approximately 11:15 a.m. "The dedication of the gym floor to my father is a great thing," Athletic Director…

Former Swiss Guard to Address Students

Entrepreneur and former Swiss Guard Andreas Widmer will deliver a talk entitled "Seven Things I Learned from Pope John Paul II on Being a Catholic Business Person" at Christendom College on Monday October 5, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. Widmer is the co-founder of the SEVEN Fund, a non-profit run by entrepreneurs whose goal is to dramatically increase the rate of innovation and diffusion of enterprise-based solutions to poverty. Widmer is a seasoned business executive with experience in high-tech and, more…

College Offers Cash for Visiting Students’ Travel Expenses

Any high school senior or college transfer student who completes an application to Christendom College is invited to make an Overnight Visit and receive some reimbursement for their travel expenses during this 2009-10 academic year. Students may visit during the week or on one of the College's scheduled Visit Weekends. "During these lean economic times, traveling to colleges might be out of the question for some families," Director of Admissions Tom McFadden says. "And that's too bad, because visiting a…

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