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November 16, 2017

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Alumnus Brings News from the Vatican to the Airwaves

People love radio — the music, the sports games, and the talk shows. But for many, that’s it. They are passive participants in the experience. A select few, however, love being on the other side of a radio, actively working to bring entertainment and education to the masses. Alumnus Christopher Wells (’97) is one of those select few, gifted with the ability to speak well on broadcasts. Since 2011, he has worked at Vatican Radio – now a part of…

Students Honor Veterans With Concert

Our nation’s veterans have sacrificed much for this country, from time with family to sometimes their very lives. Christendom’s student body decided to pay tribute to them this year, hosting a Veterans Day concert on campus over the weekend. Featuring live choral and instrumental music from Christendom’s best musicians, the event proved to be a sweeping tribute to the troops, and a thrilling showcase of the college’s well of musical talent. [embed]https://youtu.be/N-RsX25BruI[/embed] The idea for the Veterans Day Concert came…

Sisters Become Entrepreneurs in College

Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Many people would probably answer, “yes,” until faced with the prospect of actually doing so. Starting your own business can be scary, due to the risk and the fear of failure. And yet, when done successfully, it can be one of the most satisfying experiences. Current students Mikaela Bailey (a sophomore) and her older sister, Emily (a senior), are the latest in a new generation of entrepreneurs, starting their…

Why Liberal Arts Majors are Desirable to Employers

“You need to pick your major before college.” “Liberal arts majors are unemployable.” “For big money, go STEM.” These are just some of the sayings that permeate higher education right now, and young high school students are eating them up — to the detriment of themselves and the nation at large. The New York Times has a new article dispelling these myths and others, promoting, instead, a different college education: the liberal arts degree. [caption id="attachment_15001" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The New…

Students to Bring Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Life on Stage

Dracula: just the name alone conjures up thoughts of Bram Stoker’s novel and Bela Lugosi’s legendary film performance in 1931. Now, audiences will be offered a new take on the legendary tale of good vs. evil, thanks to the Christendom Players. The college’s theatrical group will present their take on the classic story this coming weekend, November 17-19, at Warren Country High School. [caption id="attachment_14996" align="aligncenter" width="645"] "Dracula" will be performed November 17-19 (pictured: sophomore Samuel Morales).[/caption] The adapted play,…

Formation Series Helps Students Grow

The primary aim of Christendom College is academic; but intellectual formation is never severed from spiritual, social, and personal formation. Just as the different disciplines are integrated in the Christendom curriculum, so too that curriculum is integrated with the rest of the student’s life at Christendom College. Education is furthered not only in the classroom but also in the chapel, at mealtime, in leisure time, and throughout the entire day as students converse with each other and with their professors.…

College President to Headline College Fair Next Weekend

College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Catholic College and Vocations Fair, held at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Parish in Hollywood, Maryland. The event, which will also feature Patrick Reilly, founder of the Cardinal Newman Society, and Msgr. Charles Pope, famed Catholic writer, will occur next Saturday, November 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. [caption id="attachment_14977" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Dr. Timothy O'Donnell will be the opening keynote speaker for the event.[/caption] Dr. O’Donnell will be…

Career Day to Bring Successful Alumni to Campus

Every student asks himself or herself the question: “what am I going to do after college?” Lucky for those at Christendom, the college’s career office is making that process even easier, with the Crusader Career Day networking fair coming to campus this weekend. Students will have the chance to hear keynote talks from alumni in a variety of fields, network with others, and kick start their vocation discernment process. [caption id="attachment_14948" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Students will hear keynotes from various alumni…

Experience Christendom at Open House this Friday

There’s no better time to visit Christendom than in the Fall, and prospective students will have that opportunity this coming weekend with our November 10 Open House. With chances to hear from Christendom’s staff and faculty, attend classes, tour campus, and more, first-time visiting seniors will also be able to obtain either a $500 scholarship or a $100 travel reimbursement check just for coming to campus. [caption id="attachment_14931" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Director of admissions Sam Phillips is one of the featured…

Crusaders Win 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup, Earn National Championship Playoff Berth

The Christendom Crusaders are quickly running out of room in their trophy case. This past weekend, they triumphed over Duke University and Christopher Newport University to win the 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup, earning their first ever division title and a spot in the NSCRO 15s National Championship playoffs. [caption id="attachment_14926" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The Crusaders with the 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup.[/caption] The Crusaders, coming off of their 2017 NSCRO 7s National Championship title, earned the #1 seed in the Champions Cup…

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