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October 30, 2014

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Graduate School Professor Dispels Myths About the Crusades

In a gripping new book, Christendom Graduate School professor and historian Steve Weidenkopf challenges the widespread notion that the Crusades were barbaric wars of greed and religious intolerance. “The Glory of the Crusades” replaces such persistent modern biases with a more factual and nuanced—yet no less compelling—vision of Christendom’s 600-year struggle to reclaim the Holy Land. “Most people’s impression of the Crusades is fostered by Hollywood movies and documentaries on TV,” says Weidenkopf. “But such presentations of the Crusades are…

Dr. Bill Thierfelder Calls for the Union of Athletics and Virtue

Author and president of Belmont Abbey College Dr. Bill Thierfelder delivered a talk entitled “The Christian Vision of Sports,” to Christendom students and faculty on October 27. Thierfelder examined how sports can be integrated into the Christian life, and made the case that world-class athletic performance and virtue are not exclusive. Thierfelder, who received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Sports Psychology from Boston University, is the author of “Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance…

Christendom College: “a Standard” for Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges

In the 2015 edition of “The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College,” Christendom is described as “a standard for fidelity and traditional education against which other Catholic liberal arts colleges are measured.” Published earlier this month by the Cardinal Newman Society, the guide praises the college for its high caliber academics, robust spiritual life, and vibrant campus culture. The Newman Guide says of Christendom: “For more than 35 years, Christendom College has made a vital contribution to American Catholic…

Dr. Bill Thierfelder to Talk Sports at Christendom College

Dr. Bill Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, will deliver a talk entitled, “The Christian Vision of Sports,” to the students and faculty of Christendom College on Monday, October 27. Part of the college's Major Speakers Program, the talk is open to the public and will be held in the St. Lawrence Commons at 6 p.m. Born and raised in New York City, Thierfelder attained his master's and doctorate in Sports Psychology and Human Movement from…

Crusaders Set to Wrap Up Winning Fall Seasons

All three of Christendom's fall sports teams are preparing to close their seasons with strong winning records this week. The men and women soccer teams along with the women volleyball team have seen successful seasons, which were marked by victories over six NCAA Division III schools. Over the past week, both soccer teams and the volleyball team secured winning records for their respective seasons. Women's soccer won its game on October 8 against NCAA Division III Gallaudet University  5-0, with…

Christendom Students Inducted into Classics Honor Society

On Wednesday, October 8, thirteen students were inducted as charter members into the new Christendom College chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. Classical and early Christian studies professor Dr. Andrew Beer along with a group of Christendom students founded the chapter of the national classics honorary society. Eta Sigma Phi seeks to foster the study of the ancient classics, to enhance the appreciation of Greek and Roman culture, and to promote good will and friendship among classical students. Dr. Beer is…

Christendom Students Raise Funds and Walk for Local Pregnancy Center

On Saturday, September 27, dozens of Christendom students supported the pro-life cause at the Front Royal Pregnancy Center's Annual Walk for Life in downtown Front Royal.  Students not only participated in the event, but also raised over $7,000 for the Center with the largest donation from the Front Royal area. In preparation for the Walk, all four Christendom classes participated in a competition to raise the largest donation for the Center.  The freshman class, led by Mark Mergner, collected $1,200.…

Christendom Philosophy Professor Releases New Lecture Series

Christendom philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback is releasing a new lecture series with Catholic Courses entitled, “Aristotle's Ethics: A Guide to the Good Life.” The series will be available to the public on October 15. Using Aristotle's Ethics and the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Cuddeback takes the listener through a thorough examination of the good life. He explores the fundamentals of goodness through a study of ethics that includes the objectivity of good and evil, the pursuit of…

College Mourns the Loss of Fr. Benedict Groeschel

The entire Christendom College community is joining Catholics across the nation in mourning the loss of Fr. Benedict Groeschel. The great author, speaker, and co-founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal died on October 3, the eve of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Benedict was a great supporter of Christendom College, having attended the college’s 2005 Commencement exercises, where he received and honorary doctorate, as well as speaking at the college’s summer conference series. He also…

Christendom Professor to Address the Isaak Walton League of America

Christendom College professor Dr. George Garrigan will address the Warren County Chapter of the Isaak Walton League of America on October 6, 2014. Garrigan, who teaches astronomy at the college, will explain how to identify constellations and explain their corresponding mythological figures. Garrigan says that he plans to focus on the seasonal constellations associated with late summer and early autumn. “I will include certain specific features that can be easily spotted with binoculars such as the beautiful star pair called…

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