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March 30, 2011

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Christendom College Players to Perform The Merchant of Venice

The Christendom College Players will present Shakespeare's, The Merchant of Venice, on April 8-10 at the Warren County High School Auditorium in Front Royal, Virginia. The production's primary director is alumnus Peter Smith, who is assisted by other veterans of Christendom Players' productions: sophomores Kelly Lawyer and Alexis Thornton, alumnus and past director, Mike Powell, and faculty moderator and English professor Patrick Keats. "Merchant has just about everything one could ask for in a play," Keats says. "There are some very colorful…

Crusader Rugby Wins Tournament

The Christendom College Rugby Team won a tournament at Hampden-Sydney College on March 19. Under the guidance of first year head coach Don Briggs, the Crusaders won 2 out of 3 games scoring the most tries of all teams. "The men played extremely well in all three matches and represented Christendom in a tremendous fashion," Coach Briggs said. With more than half the team being rookies, the first game was a tough 14-19 loss against Christopher Newport University. The team…

Author and Professor Dr. Gerard Wegemer to Deliver Lecture on St. Thomas More

On Monday, April 4, Dr. Gerard Wegemer, a professor in the English Department at the University of Dallas, will deliver a lecture entitled "Thomas More on the Liberal Arts: How He Brought the Renaissance to England." The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in St. Kilian's Café, and will be followed by a brief reception. Wegemer is the Director of the Center for Thomas More Studies. He has published many articles and books on the English Renaissance and St. Thomas More,…

Students Discover Life-Changing Experiences Through Mission Trips

During Christendom College's spring break, 61 students traveled to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and New York City for missionary work. The students' work ranged from evangelization efforts to digging latrines. Twelve students went to Honduras, along with alumna Mary Kate Hunt, Associate Dean of Student Life Tambi Spitz, and Fr. John Luke of the Community of St. John. Twenty-four students and Theology professor Raymund O'Herron went to the Dominican Republic. Philosophy professor and Missions Program Director Michael Brown joined a…

Students to Present Annual Mystery Dinner Theater

On April 2-3, the Christendom College Class of 2011 will present a Mystery Dinner Theater, Hi-Jinks on the High Seas, at the college's St. Lawrence Commons. Directed by Senior Catherine Briggs, this year's play promises to perplex and delight the inner detective in everyone. Enjoy a delicious three-course, Mediterranean dinner, as the Christendom Players make you laugh and enjoy a "whodunit" adventure. Audience members will be able to bribe players for clues to help find the killer and win a $200…

College Featured in Cardinal Newman Society Eucharistic Adoration Video

Christendom College students star in a new video on Eucharistic Adoration produced by the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). The video, entitled Adoration U, seeks to inspire college students to strengthen their faith through Eucharistic Adoration. The film crew worked several days on the video's production at the college's Front Royal, Va., campus last spring. The video shows several students confronting challenges common in the college years. A voice over speaks in the person of Jesus inviting students to come to Adoration.…

Acclaimed Speaker George Weigel Addresses Students in Rome

Acclaimed author and speaker, George Weigel, delivered a lecture to students and faculty at Christendom's Rome campus on March 7. The lecture, entitled "The Achievements of Blessed John Paul II," was held in the Rome campus' academic center, Istituto Maria Santissima Bambina, located directly next to the Vatican. "The achievement of John Paul II flowed from decisions he made when he was your age," Weigel told students. He discussed the Pope's formation as a young man in Poland and his…

Acclaimed Economist Dr. Sophia Aguirre to Deliver Lecture to Students

Dr. Sophia Aguirre, an associate professor of economics at the Catholic University of America, will deliver a lecture entitled Freedom for All: An Integral Approach to Economic Development on March 30 at 8 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall. Aguirre earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and joined the CUA faculty in 1993. Aguirre's specialization is in international finance and economic development. She has researched and published in the areas of exchange rates and economic integration, as…

College Alumnus Rev. Francis Peffley to Deliver Talk

Christendom College Alumnus Rev. Francis Peffley will deliver a talk to students on Friday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. in St. Kilian's Café. The subject of the talk will be the Legion of Mary and St. Louis-Marie de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary. "I believe my vocation was fostered in three ways," says Rev. Peffley. "The example and inspiration which I received from my family; the spiritual and academic formation I received from Christendom College; and my involvement in the Legion…

Christendom Professor Dr. Cuddeback to Deliver Lectures in Annandale, Va.

Dr. John Cuddeback, professor of philosophy at Christendom College, will deliver a three-part lecture series on March 1, 8, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Michael Catholic Church in Annandale, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Cuddeback's series is entitled "Human Nature and the Virtuous Life." Cuddeback received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1997. He writes and lectures on various topics including virtue, culture, natural law, contemplation, and friendship. His book…

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