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April 26, 2011

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College to Celebrate Beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome and Virginia

[caption id="attachment_5563" align="alignleft" width="252"] "Christendom College is doing a great work for the Church." —Pope John Paul the Great[/caption] Christendom College will join the Vatican in celebrating the Beatification of Pope John Paul II at both its Front Royal, Va., and Rome, Italy, campuses. College president Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will be joining students in Rome for the Vatican's events and will also lead a tour of key locations from the life of John Paul II. College chaplain Rev. Donald Planty…

Screenwriter and Professor Barbara Nicolosi to Speak at Christendom College

Screenwriter, author, and professor Barbara Nicolosi-Harrington will deliver an address, entitled Why Hollywood Matters, to the students and faculty of Christendom College on May 2, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. as part of the college's Major Speakers Program. A professor at Pepperdine University, Nicolosi is the founder of Act One, an organization that seeks to nurture the next generation of Christian artists and media pioneers. She has worked unofficially as a script consultant for scores of feature and television projects. She was…

College to Honor Catholic Luminaries at Commencement Exercises

Christendom College will celebrate Commencement Weekend on May 13-15, 2011, and will honor the Most Reverend James Conley, Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, and Dr. Robert P. George, author and professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. Since its first graduation ceremony in 1980, Christendom College has honored outstanding individuals who have rendered faithful service to the Church and nation, and whose lives can be emulated by the graduates and the college community. This year’s invitees are no different. Bishop Conley will…

College to Immerse High School Students in Active Latin

Christendom College will hold a one-week Latin Immersion Program this summer from July 17-24 for high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall. Participants will spend close to three hours a day immersed in speaking Latin as a living language, taught by some of today’s leaders in teaching “active Latin.” “The students have a great time. There is so much enthusiasm,” says Dr. Mark Clark, Christendom’s Associate Professor of Classical…

Christendom College Players Bring The Merchant of Venice to Life

The Christendom College Players brought Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to life at the Warren County High School Auditorium on April 8-10. The play was dedicated to English Professor Dr. Patrick Keats, who not only performed a small role in Merchant, but also helped direct the play. His thirtieth theatre production at Christendom, Keats was joined by alumnus Mike Powell in assisting alumnus Peter Smith, the play’s primary director.  With costumes and sets mirroring the 1920’s, the play showcased Christendom’s dramatic talent…

Author Dr. Wegemer Explains Thomas More’s Notion of Liberty

“Thomas More may have been killed unjustly, but his memory and his achievement lived on,” professor and author Dr. Gerard Wegemer told students and faculty on April 4, during a lecture entitled Thomas More on the Liberal Arts: How He Brought the Renaissance to England. This was the second talk in the college’s new Faith & Reason Lecture Series. A professor in the English Department at the University of Dallas and author of several books on Thomas More, Wegemer presented More as…

Senior Class Raises Over $6,000 at Mystery Dinner Theater

On April 2-3, Christendom College's senior class presented a mystery dinner theater production, Hi-Jinks on the High Seas. Directed by senior Catherine Briggs, the performance was filled with the great humor and fun typical of this annual event. A fundraiser for the Senior Class Gift, the event drew large crowds at each performance and raised over $6,000. Christendom's dramatic and comedic talent was out in full force. Characters filled the stage with color, including sheikhs, pirates, hillbillies, Frenchmen, and more.…

Graduate School Announces New Online MA Program

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accrediting agency has approved Christendom College's proposal to offer its Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree in an online format for distance students. "This approval was received with great joy," Graduate School Dean Dr. Kristin Burns says. "It will certainly expand the graduate theology program and further its mission to 'restore all things in Christ.'" Students unable to come to Virginia can now study through Christendom and earn the master's degree to…

Economist Dr. Aguirre: Healthy Marriages are Good for the Economy

Dr. Sophia Aguirre, an associate professor of economics at the Catholic University of America, delivered a lecture entitled “Freedom for All: An Integral Approach to Economic Development” on March 30 to students and faculty of Christendom College. “When I was being trained as an economist, it was all about math,” Aguirre said. “Now we need to look at progress in quality of life, not just economic development.” Aguirre, who has testified in front of Congress and the U.N., explained that…

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