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January 30, 2015

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Renowned Thomist Fr. Meconi Delivers Lecture to Christendom

Renowned Thomistic scholar and author Fr. John Meconi, S.J., presented the annual St. Thomas Aquinas lecture at Christendom College this past Wednesday to nearly one hundred students, faculty, and staff members. Held every year on or around the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28), Fr. Meconi delivered a lecture entitled “The Augustinian Roots of Thomistic Deification”. The lecture, put on annually by Christendom’s department of philosophy, focused on St. Thomas’ appreciation of St. Augustine’s thought concerning man’s deification in…

Crusaders Command the Court in Stunning Victories

Crusader basketball returned with a vengeance this past week, with two great victories over the Knights of Southern Virginia University (SVA) on Tuesday, January 8. Each game was riveting, with the women’s team commanding the court, and the men’s team winning decisively in the final minutes of their game. The Crusaders played a tight first half, trailing the Knights 50-47 at the half. In the second half, the Knights came out strong, pulling away to a fifteen-point lead. Led by…

Alumni Thriving in Journalism to Report on Secrets of Success

The career and leadership development office will host the second “Life on Tap” event of the semester on Tuesday, February 3, with talks from three Christendom College alumni who have found great success in the field of journalism – Peter Jesserer Smith, Charlie Spiering, and Matt Hadro. The event will be held in St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with snacks and beverages provided. Alumnus Peter Jesserer Smith earned his B.A. in philosophy, and was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christendom…

Notable Political Figures to Speak at Christendom this Spring

Christendom College’s Politics Practica Program begins on February 4 in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, and will end on April 27. Directed by professor of political science and economics Dr. Bernard Way, the program features well-known political figures who will speak on a variety of topics, giving students the opportunity to network and gain valuable career advice. In an effort to give the entire student body the opportunity to network with and learn from these valuable resources, Professor Way has opened…

Alumni in Business Management Relate Benefits of Their Liberal Arts Education

Christendom’s “Life on Tap” networking series returned to campus this past Tuesday night, featuring notable Christendom alumni and leaders in business management Tim Halisky (’01) and Jake Meza (’05). More than fifty students, in addition to various members of the faculty and staff, were present to learn how a liberal arts education aided these two men in achieving their great level of success as managers in the business world. Halisky is currently the president of RLA Mid-Atlantic. He has been…

Focus on Academic Success Pays Off at Christendom

Academic success continues to be a focus at Christendom College as it begins the spring semester of 2015. In the fall of 2014, the college implemented some new initiatives to help students do their best academically, with the highlight being the hiring of alumna Maribeth Kelly (’14) as the academic success coach. Other initiatives included increased opportunities for tutoring and a newly improved student mentoring program. While students fail out at colleges every year due to poor grades, Christendom’s new…

Thirty Percent of Christendom’s Student Body Prepares for Spring Break Mission Trips

Christendom College students are preparing to go on spring break mission trips this March. Past years have seen upwards of 25% of the student body go on a mission trip, but this year, according to the director of the mission programs, Mike Brown, the number will rise to almost 30%. The students will travel to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic, the Bronx, and, for the first time, Stamford, Connecticut, in order to aid certain charities and religious organizations in…

Author Fr. David Meconi to Deliver Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

Thomistic scholar and author Reverend David Meconi, S.J., will deliver Christendom College’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Wednesday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled “The Augustinian Roots of Thomistic Deification,” will be held in St. Kilian’s Café on campus, and is open to the public. Christendom College’s philosophy department hosts a distinguished speaker every year on or around the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28) to speak on a philosophical or theological topic, and has done…

Christendom’s ‘Madame Barone’ Passes at the Age of 79

Christendom College mourns the loss of ‘Madame’ Maria Barone, who died last week on January 18 at the age of 79. A professor of modern languages at the college from 1981 to 2005, Barone was beloved for her generous heart, gentle humor, and the strong devotion she had for her students and the entirety of the Christendom community. “Dr. Barone was a beautiful, kind human being who never failed to bring her stylish, European flair to her classrooms,” says Dr.…

Christendom Celebrates Life at Annual March for Life

The entire student body of Christendom College, in addition to members of the faculty and staff, joined hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters at the 42nd annual March for Life in Washington D.C. on Thursday, January 22. Christendom cancelled all classes for the day, allowing not only the student body but members of the faculty and staff to attend the March as well—a tradition that has been ongoing since the college’s founding. Departing from Christendom’s Front Royal, Va., campus early…

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