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February 27, 2015

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Christendom College Mourns the Passing of “Extraordinary Catholic” Dr. Charles Rice

Dr. Charles E. Rice, who served as an Advisor to the Board at Christendom College, passed away this past Wednesday, February 25. A professor of law, Catholic apologist, and author of numerous books, Rice was a great friend of Christendom College, and eloquently delivered the college’s 2010 commencement speech, in which he referred to Christendom as a “superbly Catholic college.” He died at the age of 83, leaving behind a legacy as a true champion of Catholic higher education. "Charles…

Christendom Welcomes College Presidents from Across America for Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable

Christendom College will welcome 21 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities across America to its Front Royal, Va. campus for the Ex Corde Ecclesiae Presidents Roundtable. The Roundtable, to be held February 27-28, will be spiritually led by His Eminence Sean Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, and will examine the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic institutions of higher education, giving the presidents the opportunity to reflect and assist one another in strengthening the Catholic identity of their respective institutions. The Ex Corde…

College Dance Competition Delivers High Performance, Outstanding Talent

Christendom’s liberal arts education does not offer degrees in the performing arts, yet, many students come to the college with outstanding skills in the areas of dancing, singing, theatre, and performance arts.  As a result, the college offers many opportunities for its students to use their natural abilities in these areas to benefit the entire college community. One such opportunity is the annual swing and waltz competition. This year’s competition was held on Saturday, February 21, in the St. Lawrence…

Manion Inspires Christendom Students to Achieve Greatness for New Evangelization

Dr. Christopher Manion, former staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, gave a talk at Christendom this past Monday, February 23, as part of the college’s politics practica speaker series. He spoke on the need for strong, Catholic men and women in today’s government, and the call to stand up to political corruption in order to succeed in the New Evangelization. Manion, who earned his Ph.D in government at Notre Dame University, and taught politics,…

Alumni from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sirius XM Radio to Speak at Christendom

The career and leadership development office will host the next “Life on Tap” on Tuesday, March 3, with talks from two Christendom alumni who have successfully established themselves in the world of accounting and finance — Sean Kay and Michele Velasco. The event will be held in St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with snacks and beverages provided. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from these mentors, especially on topics pertaining to prospective careers in…

Rationality of Men and Women Debated for Charity at Christendom

Christendom’s Chester-Belloc Debate Society raised over $500 this past Sunday evening for the local Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Front Royal, Va., as part of its first-ever charity debate. Hoping to make a larger impact on the local community, the Chester-Belloc Society held the function in an effort to encourage the entire Christendom community to give focus on charitable giving, particularly during the Lenten season. The tongue-in-cheek debate topic resolution was “man is more rational than woman,” drawing a…

Christendom Athletics Sprints Ahead with Addition of Cross-Country

Christendom College’s athletic program will expand and improve once again this fall, with the introduction of cross-country running teams. With the creation of both a men’s and a women’s team, the cross country running program will allow students the opportunity to compete in meets with other colleges for the first time, making Christendom’s athletic program increasingly diverse and even more of a threat in collegiate sports. Students interested in running competitively have been engaging in off-campus races for years, such…

Christendom’s Admissions Office Experiences Record Amount of Applicants

Applications for admission to Christendom College for the upcoming academic year are at a record high, as the March 1 regular admission application deadline quickly approaches. With only a few days left before the regular application deadline, the admissions office is looking to break all previous records, and bring in the largest class in the school’s history this fall. “Not only am I pleased by the increased number of applications we have received this year as compared to last, but…

‘Faster-Paced’ Crusader Rugby Returns this Spring

The excitement and suspense of Christendom rugby returns to campus this spring, with a varsity team nearly double the size of last year’s victorious team. Looking to emulate past winning seasons, particularly 2013’s record-setting undefeated season, ever-popular Crusader rugby will play in two prestigious tournaments this spring, in addition to two away games and two home games on Christendom’s own Crusader Athletic Fields. The Crusaders already began their season strongly last semester, winning the Collegiate Men’s Division Plate at the…

Liberal Arts Education Helps Alumni to Thrive at Disney

Christendom alumni Sean LaRochelle (’14), Marilyn Charba (’14), and Zach Smith (’14) recently completed internships with the Walt Disney Company, discovering that their liberal arts educations enabled them to thrive at one of the world’s largest corporations.  The analytical, communication, and social skills they learned at Christendom helped them stand out and receive recognition from managers and their peers, even amongst a cast of 66,000 other fellow employees. “The classes you take at Christendom, the sports you participate in, the…

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