Christendom College

April 30, 2015

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New Weight and Fitness Rooms Add Value to Christendom Experience

The weight and fitness rooms in Crusader Gymnasium recently received a facelift, giving the college community the opportunity to stay healthy and maintain an active lifestyle. “Crusader Gymnasium is one of the busiest social hubs on our campus,” says Athletic Director Josh Petersen. “My department has received a lot of positive feedback about the new athletic equipment and updates from faculty, staff, and students.” The college began a refurbishment of the gym’s weight and fitness rooms this past winter, replacing…

Christendom Players Thrill Audiences with And Then There Were None

The Christendom College Players outdid themselves on the stage this past weekend, April 24-26, with their performances of Agatha Christie’s famous murder mystery, And Then There Were None. Featuring a  cast of current students and alumni, the adaptation of the gripping thriller brought together the best in Christendom’s dramatic talents, enthralling and terrifying audiences at every performance. Directed by alumni Andrew Clark (’14) and Mary Harrington (’11), the play chronicled the horrors of a weekend trip turned murder mystery, featuring…

Former County Supervisor Chris Collins Gives Valuable Insights into Public Administration

Chris Collins, a current candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, spoke to Christendom students as part of the college’s politics practica program on April 27. A former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, Collins gave valuable insights into how to run for a political office in today’s world, stressing the importance of strong communication skills in public administration. Collins, who is also a partner in the law firm of Inger & Collins, P.C., began by relating to…

Christendom One of the Last American Colleges to Preserve Study of Shakespeare

Studying the classical works of William Shakespeare used to be mandatory in any education, in order to help students learn and appreciate the full canon of Western Civilization and how it relates to the modern world. According to a new study by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), however, this trend is ending at America’s top colleges and universities, except at a few select schools, such as Christendom College. While Christendom’s rigorous liberal arts education has always included…

Crusaders Cruise Past Local Rival Lord Fairfax Community College in 80-17 Win

The Crusaders took to the field in their final home game of the season this past Saturday, April 25, crushing local opponent Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) 80-17 in the high scoring match. Entering the game with a resounding 6-1 record, the Crusaders continued their impressive season against crosstown rival LFCC, one of the top 25 teams in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). The Crusaders continued their dominance of NSCRO teams in the 80-17 win, after defeating other…

Christendom Professor Reveals Truth Behind Crusades, Garners Acclaim

Christendom College professor and historian Steve Weidenkopf’s new work, The Glory of the Crusades, is garnering new critical acclaim from news media outlets, as evidenced by a recent review by Stephanie Pacheco in Crisis Magazine. In the gripping work, Weidenkopf, a lecturer in Church history for Christendom College’s Graduate School, 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…

Christendom Students Launch Pro-Life “Planned Parenthood Project”

Christendom College’s Students for Life group recently initiated the “Planned Parenthood Project,” an activity that the group hopes will help raise awareness of the evils of abortion on other college campuses. A student initiative, the organization seeks to evangelize on secular campuses and defend human life in all its forms, but especially in its earliest stages. Taking its title from the pro-choice organization, and nationwide abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, the Christendom group hopes to reverse the trends caused by Planned…

Crusader Rugby Team Aims to Continue Winning Streak at Home This Weekend

The Christendom Crusaders return to home field this weekend, taking on the Lord Fairfax Community College Lions on April 25 at 1:00 p.m. on Crusader Fields. Playing on home turf again, after their stunning 57-11 victory against Franciscan University of Steubenville in the second annual Shield Match, the Crusaders come into the game with a resounding 6-1 record, having won their last five games by a combined 204-11 points. The young Crusaders rugby team has played an impressive season thus…

Former County Supervisor Chris Collins to Mentor Students at Christendom

Chris Collins, former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, will be speaking at Christendom College on April 27 at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, as part of the college’s politics practica program speaker series. Collins, who is also a law firm partner, will speak to students  and offer advice based on his experience in the world of public policy. Collins earned his B.S. from James Madison University, before earning his J.D. from the University of Baltimore…

Liberal Arts Gives Alumni the Edge in Congress and the Heritage Foundation

Congressional legislative director Cyrus Artz and the Heritage Foundation’s Colleen Harmon, both young leaders in today’s political field, spoke to Christendom students as part of the college’s politics practica program speaker series on April 20.  Both alumni of Christendom College, Artz and Harmon explained how their liberal arts degrees give them the edge to succeed in politics, and how current students can achieve similar success in internships and jobs rooted in politics and economics. Artz, who graduated with a degree…

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