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July 30, 2015

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Liberal Arts Education Leads to Billion Dollar Success in Tech Industry

To get ahead in life, and to be successful, more and more evidence is showing that studying liberal arts is the answer. According to a recent article in Forbes, the leaders of Slack Technologies, a software startup led by a philosophy major, credit their liberal arts educated employees for their success, thanks to their abilities to think critically, lead others, and write well — skills that are at the center of a Christendom education. In the article, written by George…

Alumni Score Big at Catholic Press Association Awards

Christendom alumni are receiving high praise and recognition for their writing talents in the world of journalism, with Peter J. Smith (’09) and Ashleigh Buyers (‘12) recently being honored at the 2015 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Awards. Taking top awards for journalism and advertising, Smith and Buyers are the latest in a series of alumni finding great success in journalism, revealing the strong writing and communication skills that a Christendom education provides. Smith, who earned his B.A. in philosophy, won…

Christendom Graduate School to Celebrate Commencement Ceremonies

Christendom College will award ten Master of Arts in Theological Studies degrees to this year’s graduates on Saturday, August 1. During the ceremonies, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Christ the King, graduate school dean Dr. Kristin Burns will bestow the academic hood on each graduate, signifying his or her master’s degree, before the giving out of diplomas. Christendom’s graduate program offers students a faithful, flexible, and affordable education in theology.  Students can attend classes at…

Christendom’s Rafael Madan to Explain the Cold War at Institute of Catholic Culture

Christendom College political science and economics professor Rafael A. Madan will deliver a talk on Sunday, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Gainesville, Va.  Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Madan’s talk is titled “Reagan, Thatcher, & the Pope: The Fall of the Soviet Union.” Taught as part of Christendom’s political science and economics curriculum, the subject of the Cold War is a major facet of American political thought. Madan will reflect on the…

Latest Issue of Principles Garners Acclaim

Principles, the new bi-monthly periodical from Christendom College, is garnering acclaim with the publication of its second issue, which focused on the importance of a father’s presence in the household. Dr. Jeffrey Mirus of Catholic Culture wrote a glowing review of the article, which was written by Christendom philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback. Looking back at the history of the family, Cuddeback points to the Industrial Revolution as the main event that has led today’s society to reject the traditional notion of…

Studying Liberal Arts Makes You Smarter

In a recent article, Cecilia Gaposchkin of Dartmouth College gave an in-depth explanation as to what exactly the liberal arts are, why they should be studied, and why studying them makes you smarter than the average college graduate. She explains the difference between a technical training and an education, explaining that the many pre-professional programs that people study – nursing and accounting, for example – are great for people who want to do just one thing in their lives, but…

Christendom’s Weidenkopf to Combat Myths About the Crusades on EWTN Live

Christendom College professor and historian Steve Weidenkopf will be appearing on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on July 29 at 8:00 PM EST. Speaking about the Crusades, Weidenkopf will also be recording a show for EWTN Bookmark with Doug Keck on the same topic, which will be released at a later date. In his highly acclaimed and gripping book, Glory of the Crusades, Weidenkopf, a lecturer in Church history for Christendom College’s graduate school, challenges the widespread notion that the Crusades were barbaric wars…

Christendom Appoints Joseph Walsh New Men’s Residence Director

Christendom College recently appointed Joseph Walsh as the new men’s residence director for the Front Royal, Va. campus. A philosophy major from the class of 2015, Walsh will work closely with the Student Life Office in supporting the residential and community life on campus, helping to form and mentor students during their time at Christendom. Walsh, who received the Thomas S. Vander Woude Athletic Scholarship in 2011, will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the formation of the…

Philanthropy Officer Calls Christendom a “Hope for the Future” on Radio Maria

Christendom College philanthropy officer David Costanzo exhorted the benefits of giving to Catholic organizations, such as Christendom, during this time of turmoil in the nation on Radio Maria this past week. Speaking with Dr. Richard Spinello on Catholic Faith and Culture, Costanzo reported on the college’s plans for continuing to thrive in today’s secular, political climate, and how listeners can help keep the mission of the college alive. Addressing a variety of topics concerning the college, Costanzo related how he was…

Christendom Lauded as One of the Top Five Colleges in the Nation

Christendom College was ranked as one of the top five colleges in the nation for its “premier” liberal arts education, according to a recent article in Best College Reviews. Noted for its adherence to John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University, Christendom was placed ahead of such well-known institutions as University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Boston College, and Columbia College. Best College Reviews released their top twenty-five list earlier this week, judging colleges based on their adherence to a classical, liberal…

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