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March 29, 2012

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Six Basketball Players Make National All-Academic Team

[caption id="attachment_4702" align="alignright" width="350"] All Academic Team Player Jon Fioramonti[/caption] Six Christendom College basketball athletes were nominated for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National All-Academic Team, which requires a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. In addition, three student-athletes are ranked in the top 15 of points per game scorers. Seniors Emily Baldwin, Jane Kokes, and Brian Fox, along with Sophomores Klarissa Blank, Christian Kopeck, and Jon Fioramonti made the All Academic Team. “These students exemplified the goal of…

Sixteen Percent of Students Go on Mission Trips

Sixteen percent of Christendom College's student body participated in Spring Break mission trips earlier this month. The students traveled to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and New York to work with those in need. "I went expecting to be of service to the locals, but instead came home having received so much more from the people than I ever could have given them," sophomore Theresa Francis said of her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She was one of…

Reaccreditation Committee to Visit College

Christendom College will welcome a committee from the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) on March 27-29. The committee will visit the campus and meet with staff, faculty, and students during a process that seeks to reaffirm Christendom's accreditation. The SACS committee will examine the College's policies and institutional structure to ensure that it is in compliance with current accreditation standards. The committee is comprised of administrators and educators from other institutions as well as a representative from SACS.…

Vatican’s Ambassador to the US, Papal Nuncio Vigano, Visits College

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Papal Nuncio to the United States, visited Christendom College on March 18. His first visit to the campus of a Catholic college, the archbishop celebrated Mass for the students and faculty and then joined them for brunch. Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Viganò to be the nuncio to the United States in October of last year. His previous position was the secretary-general of the commission governing Vatican City. "This morning, it is my particular joy, as…

Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to Speak at Christendom College

Virginia’s Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, will deliver a talk entitled, Living Your Catholic Faith in Politics and Government, to the students and faculty at Christendom College on April 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. as part of the college's Major Speakers Program. Cuccinelli was elected Attorney General of Virginia and sworn into office on January 16, 2010.  As attorney general, he has risen to national fame through his fight against the unconstitutionality of the Healthcare Reform’s individual mandate, and has been called…

College Mourns the Loss of Former Board Member McGraw

William F. “Bill” McGraw, 93, died on Sunday, March 18, in his home, surrounded by family. [caption id="attachment_4716" align="alignright" width="258"] Bill McGraw with his wife, Onalee[/caption] Married for 48 years to his wife, Onalee, Bill was the father of three Christendom alumni, and grandfather of two current students. When Christendom was being formulated in the minds of Dr. Warren Carroll, back in the mid-1970s, both Bill and Onalee McGraw were very involved and were among the first supporters of the…

Christendom to Graduate Largest Class in History; Honoring Rev. Kenneth Baker and Mother Agnes Donovan

Christendom College is pleased to announce that Reverend Kenneth Baker, S.J., and Mother Agnes Donovan, S.V., will join the 100 members of the Class of 2012 for commencement exercises over the weekend of May 11-13, 2012. Father Baker will offer the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 11, and will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell at the Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 12. Father Baker was the editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review for the past 40…

Crusader Rugby Takes on Catholic U This Weekend

The Crusader rugby team is scheduled to play The Catholic University of America (CUA) Cardinals on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. The game, which will be the team's third of the season, will be held on CUA's campus in Washington, D.C. Earlier this season, in its first-ever home game, the Crusaders defeated the American University Eagles by a score of 40-7. Prior to that, they had lost to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). The Crusaders are excited to…

Crusader Baseball Home Opener Today

The Crusader baseball team has their season home opener today with a doubleheader against Baptist Bible College at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal. The first game will begin at 4 p.m. with the second scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The Crusaders had a difficult season last year, with many of their games being cancelled due to rain and poor field conditions. This year's roster includes a number of freshmen who hope to add to the team's effort to…

Renowned Historian Dr. Emmet Kennedy Delivers Lecture on the Abbé Sicard

Historian Dr. Emmet Kennedy delivered a lecture entitled “The Survival of a Non-Juror: the Abbé Sicard and the Founding of the National Institute of Deaf-Mutes during the Reign of Terror” to the students and faculty of Christendom College on March 12. The lecture was part of the college’s Faith & Reason Lecture Series. Kennedy, a professor emeritus at George Washington University, is currently an adjunct professor of history at Christendom College. He is a world-renowned expert on the French Revolution…

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