Christendom College

August 29, 2009

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College Revises Math Minor Requirements

This past spring, the College approved a revision of the requirements of the Math Minor. The revisions essentially consist of allowing all the Calculus sequence to count towards the Math Minor and changing the prerequisites for some of the more advanced Math courses so they can be taken in a timely manner. “This brings Christendom’s requirements more in line with what is generally required nationwide,” said Dr. Greg Townsend, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Science, “and will allow interested students…

College Launches Senior Visit Days this Fall

Christendom College's Admissions Office will host two special Senior Visit Days for prospective students this fall, the first on September 28 and the other on October 12. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. After a welcome by the Admissions Office staff, students will be given the opportunity to attend classes, get a tour of the campus, have lunch with faculty and students, and hear from College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell, Vice President for Academics…

College Surprises High School Students at Summer Program

When Laura McGrath of Elk Grove, Calif., boarded her plane to Virginia, she was not excited about spending a week at Christendom College's "Experience Christendom" Summer Program, but she was surprised by what she found. "I was a little worried about some of the rules, and thought that perhaps things might be a little more boring than exciting at the program," McGrath said. "However, those thoughts were quickly reversed." The program, which brought 103 students from across the United States,…

Conservative Lecture Hosted by Students Draws Huge Crowd

Author and architect Philip Bess delivered a fascinating lecture on "New Urbanism" to over 100 young conservative professionals and students on August 4 at the District Chophouse in Washington, D.C. Bess, a Professor of Architecture and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, examined the philosophical foundations of architecture, relating Aristotelian and Thomistic natural law principles to traditional urban design. Bess said that Athens, Jerusalem, and Rome were the foundation for traditional urban…

Graduate School Sends Twelve to Change the Culture

"To whom much is given, much will be required. We have been given a tremendous gift in the education we received. Now we must share that gift with others," Noëlle Hiester said during her address at the graduation ceremonies of Christendom College's Notre Dame Graduate School held on August 1. Twelve students received their Master of Arts in Theological Studies; two also received the Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma. Hiester, a native of Worcester, Mass., explained that the current culture is…

College Invites All to Join in Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI

On August 1, Christendom College extended an open invitation to join in contributing to a spiritual bouquet—a list of prayers offered or to be offered—to Pope Benedict XVI as an act of thanksgiving and solidarity during the Year of the Priest. College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell plans to personally deliver a card enumerating the prayers to Benedict in the spring. "Without the priesthood we would all spiritually starve," O'Donnell said. "They make Jesus available to us in the Eucharist and…

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