40th Anniversary
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August 30, 2013

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Class of 2013 Raises $20,000 for their Alma Mater

[caption id="attachment_3240" align="alignright" width="300"] The 2013 Student Philanthropy Board members (L-R): Dean Dewey, Colleen Harmon, David Townsend, Emi Funai, Jacob Akers, Sadie Bratt, Rob Hambleton, and Theresa Jalsevac.[/caption] Determined to do something great for their school, eight students from the Class of 2013 dedicated their time and effort to create an innovative educational program to teach their classmates about the importance of alumni giving. They formed the Student Philanthropy Board with the goal of sending out Christendom’s 35th Anniversary class…

Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde Joins College for Opening Mass

Christendom College launched its 37th academic year on August 25 with a convocation and Mass celebrated by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde. The college welcomed a record-breaking 157 new students to its Front Royal, Va., campus, making a total enrollment of 421 undergraduate students. During his homily, Bishop Loverde echoed Pope Francis by encouraging students to take part in the new evangelization with three words: Jesus, prayer, and witness. “Here at Christendom, you practice witnessing to Christ and for Christ…

Christendom to Welcome Largest Freshman Class in History

Today, Christendom College looks forward to welcoming the largest class in its 35 year history to its Front Royal, Va., campus. With 139 freshman, coming from 31 U.S. states as well as from Italy and Japan, this incoming class of 2017 is sure to make its mark on the college community. "We've had, over the past 5 years, an average of 109 students in the incoming freshman class, so the 139," says Admissions Director Tom McFadden, "is really quite an…

History Professor Unlocks Byzantine Mysteries

[caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignright" width="300"] The exterior of the Chora Church, now a museum.[/caption] In the spring of this year, history professor Dr. Brendan McGuire conducted a weeklong archaeological field study, focusing on the extant Byzantine-era churches of Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is, of course, historic Constantinople, which served as the capital of the East Roman—or Byzantine—Empire for over a millennium before the Turkish conquest in 1453. In the Middle Ages, Constantinople was the jewel of the Christian world, exceeding the combined…

College Announces Expansion of Catholic Radio to Winchester, Va.

[caption id="attachment_3261" align="alignright" width="225"] The transmission line is connected to WHFW FM antenna in Winchester.[/caption] Christendom College announces the expansion of Radio Christendom to include WHFW 89.7 FM in Winchester, Va. The station is broadcasting a simulcast of EWTN Catholic radio currently heard on WXDM 90.3 FM in Front Royal, Va. The station began uninterrupted broadcasting earlier this month. The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network will provide an around-the-clock feed of authentic Catholic radio coverage to both stations. With an…

College Announces Fall Open House

The Christendom College admissions office will host its annual Fall Open House & Family Visit Day for prospective students and their families on Monday, October 14 – Columbus Day – from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., on its Front Royal, Va., campus. "I am very excited about this coming year,” Associate Director of Admissions Zac Inman says. “We are beginning the new academic year with our largest freshman class in history. My hope is that this Open House will give…

College Ranked in Top 20 Christian Colleges for Student Success and Satisfaction

Christendom College is ranked as one of the top 20 Christian colleges in the nation for student success and satisfaction in a new report by FaithOnView.com. The report analyzed schools based on student retention, graduation, and giving rates to assess both how successful students are in pursuing their degrees and their long term satisfaction with their college experiences. "It’s great to be included in this ranking," Associate Director of Admissions Zac Inman says. "It’s a list we definitely should be…

Christendom Graduate School Sends Graduates to Share the Truth

On August 3, the Christendom Graduate School held its 2013 Commencement Ceremonies awarding seven Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Arlington Diocese priest and Graduate School professor Fr. Paul de Ladurantaye celebrated Mass before the ceremony, which was held in Christ the King Chapel. During the ceremony, each graduate received the academic hood, signifying his or her Masters degree, by Graduate School Dean Dr. Kristin Burns, and then received his or her diploma from College Vice President of Academic Affairs…

Participants Enjoying Inaugural Summer Program in Ireland

[caption id="attachment_3277" align="alignright" width="300"] Participants of St. Columcille Insitute with Archbishop Boyce[/caption] The St. Columcille Institute, Christendom College’s annual summer program in Ireland, is off to a great start. The three-week program, which started on July 19, is being held at Ards Friary in County Donegal, a spectacular part of the northwest of Ireland where local traditions and Irish culture remain strong and vibrant. Aiming to strengthen the faith and deepen the understanding of young Catholic leaders in Europe and…

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