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April 25, 2012

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Christendom’s Chairman of the Board Defends Vatican’s Decision to Reprimand U.S. Nuns

Mrs. Donna F. Bethell, Esq., Christendom College’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been making headlines for her staunch defense of the Vatican’s recent decision to make sweeping reforms of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which comprises the heads of approximately 95% of the nation’s women religious. Appearing on the “PBS Newshour” with Judy Woodruff on April 19, Bethell went head-to-head with Fordham University's Jeannine Hill Fletcher, a self-described “feminist theologian,” on the topic of the recent…

College Players Perform Dickens’ Classic Nicholas Nickleby

The Christendom College Players performed Nicholas Nickleby on April 20-22. An adaption of the beloved novel by Charles Dickens, the play featured a talented cast that entertained audiences with a complex plot filled with colorful characters. Dr. Patrick Keats, a professor of literature and experienced producer of plays at Christendom College, directed the production, his thirty-second at Christendom. Keats was ably assisted by a production team that included alumna Mary Harrington, Christendom seniors Brianna Miller and Erin Clark, junior Kelly Lawyer, and…

Crusader Baseball Team Wins ESBL Championship

On April 21, the Christendom College baseball team defeated Valley Forge Christian College at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal, Va., winning the 2012 Eastern States Baseball League (ESBL) Championship. The double-header victories capped off a memorable season by a team who did the little things and did them well. The first doubleheader started with Senior Patrick Stein on the mound. Stein pitched a complete game, which included nine strikeouts, just one walk, and four hits. Offensively the Crusaders continued…

College’s High School Summer Programs Filling Up Fast

Christendom's ever-popular Experience Christendom Summer Programs (ECSP) have been receiving much more attention this year from high school students, with 60% more people registering over this time last year. The students choose from four one-week sessions, each costing just $400 (and financial assistance is available to lessen this cost). The program is directed by Christendom's Admissions Office, with eight current students acting as counselors during the entire four weeks. Students who are currently in their sophomore or junior year of…

Students to Present Annual Mystery Dinner Theatre

The Christendom College Class of 2012 will present the annual Mystery Dinner Theatre at the college's St. Lawrence Commons on April 27-28. Directed by Senior Meghan Kelly, this year's play promises to perplex and delight the inner detective in everyone. A Senior Class fundraiser, this evening of dining and drama will support the senior class gift, which in the past has been anything from a memorial statues to campus improvements. The Mystery Dinner Theatre is both a dinner—cooked by members…

Christendom Alumni Excel in Fast-Paced IT Company

Unemployment rates in the United States spiked to 10% in 2009 and have had a tough time coming back down. The current job market finds employers seeking the best—employees that will make their company excel, even in a tough economy. One IT company, immixGroup, has found an excellent source of exemplary personnel in Christendom alumni. Five Christendom alumni are working in technology sales for immixGroup. Located in McLean, VA, immixGroup’s goal is to help companies grow and manage their public…

Christendom College Players to Perform Nicholas Nickleby

The Christendom College Players will present Nicholas Nickleby on April 20-22 at the Warren County Middle School auditorium in Front Royal, Virginia. Nicholas Nickleby is an adaption by Gregory Blair of the beloved novel by Charles Dickens.  Featuring a complex plot filled with incredibly colorful characters, the play contains just about everything one could hope for from Dickens. Christendom English Professor Dr. Patrick Keats will direct the play, which will be his thirty-second show at Christendom.  Keats is ably assisted by a production team…

Va. Attorney General Cuccinelli Exhorts Students to Get Involved

Virginia's Attorney General, Kenneth Cuccinelli II, spoke to the Christendom College community on the topic of "Living the Catholic Faith in Politics and Government" on April 2. Before a crowd of about 400 college students, faculty, staff, and guests, Cuccinelli, who plans on running for the Governorship of Virginia next year, encouraged all present to be active in the political process and to be Catholic leaders in all areas, but particularly in the areas of science, media, and politics. "Every…

Crusader Rugby Ends Winning Season with Victory

The Crusader rugby team played its last game of the season this past Saturday, March 31, defeating Lord Fairfax Community College on its home Middletown, Va., field by a score of 25-10. Tries were scored by four different Crusaders—Larry Urgo, Matthew Worley, Paddy Norton, and Gabe Schuberg. The team ends their winning season with 5 victories, 2 losses. This is their third winning season in as many years. Earlier in the season, the Crusaders beat two local rivals: The Catholic…

Award-Winning Soprano Rayanne Gonzales to Perform at College

Award-winning soprano Rayanne Gonzales will appear in concert with pianist Patrick O'Donnell at Christendom College on April 15 at 7 p.m. The concert is part of the college's Beato Fra Angelico Fine Arts Program and will be held in the St. Lawrence Commons. Entitled "Music for a Spring Evening," the concert will feature music from Puccini, Mozart, Bernstein, and Gershwin, among others. Rayanne Gonzales possesses "a big, accurate voice that she uses sensibly but fearlessly" (Washington Post). Locally she's appeared…

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