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Christendom Players to Bring Shakespeare to Life on Stage

Christendom College’s theater group, the Christendom Players, will bring the famed words of William Shakespeare to life next month with its fall production, “An Evening of Shakespeare.” The production will feature Shakespeare’s best monologues and scenes from a variety of his plays, with the performances taking place over the weekend of November 15-17 in the college’s St. Lawrence Commons. The Christendom Players have performed many Shakespeare productions over the past two decades, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth…

Bringing Christendom to China

Alumna Theresa Norris graduated in 2018 with a mission: to bring the light of her faith and extraordinary education in the liberal arts to others as a teacher. She spent some time over the summer applying for a variety of positions, but, in the end, she chose to challenge herself and accept an offer to teach in China, as a member of the faculty at the Beijing Royal School. Norris, a history major who grew up in Front Royal, Virginia,…

Cuddeback Explains How to Reclaim the Household for First Things

First Things magazine published a noteworthy article written by philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback’s entitled, “Reclaiming the Household,” bringing national attention to Cuddeback’s thought that the decline of the family has roots in the demise of the household. Turning to the timeless principles of Aristotle and others, Cuddeback discusses how family life, from working together to eating together again, can be renewed in our modern day. Cuddeback, who teaches a philosophy of family and household course, amongst others, at Christendom, begins…

Crusader Teams Earn Top Rankings with Top Players in the Nation

Christendom’s fall sports teams entered 2018 with good expectations for their seasons, but it is safe to say that each team has taken significant steps — even leaps — past those goals. With the end of the fall season nearing, the teams have secured high national rankings and fielded top scorers, with key games left to be played. Of the fall sports, the Lady Crusaders volleyball team is on the biggest roll of them all, riding a 13-game winning streak…

Alumnus Lawyer Creates Thomas More Scholarship

Alumnus James Minick is committed to the truth. CEO of Minick Law, the 2006 philosophy major works hard daily to bring the truth to light and to defend his clients. And yet, he sees as well as anyone the abandonment of the truth that is sweeping across the country, from the highest levels of government to the family dinner table. Minick wants to change that and encourage tomorrow’s young leaders to stand up for the truth — a mission that…

Liturgy of the Hours Sees Rise in Participation

Christendom exists to prepare students to be lay leaders and impact society for the better. Achieving that goal requires a top-notch liberal arts education, but also a vibrant spiritual life. Christendom offers its students many opportunities to grow in their spiritual lives, with two Masses on campus daily, but now the chaplaincy and students are aiming to boost the spiritual life on campus that much more, through a greater participation in the Liturgy of the Hours. [caption id="attachment_28270" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]…

Crusader Rugby Team Ranks #6 in Nation

The Christendom Crusaders scored their highest national ranking ever in the latest NSCRO Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, taking their place as the #6 rugby team in the United States. The Crusaders placed as high as #14 in the NSCRO rankings this past spring, making this ranking that much more significant. Leapfrogging 8 spots is a testament to the Crusaders’ strong performance so far this season, including a tough opening stretch against 4 Division II teams to start the year. The…

Variety of On-Campus Clubs Give Opportunities to Grow as Leaders

As a Catholic liberal arts college, Christendom’ offers a rigorous academic program, with the integrated 86-credit hour core curriculum at the center. But students have not only minds, they have bodies and souls too, and as such need to find innovative ways to take breaks from their studies and take their minds off the books. The various clubs on campus exist for that purpose, allowing students to relax, express their creativity, and just have fun, building up the campus culture…

Teaching Profession Perfect Fit for Christendom Alumni

Studying the time-tested liberal arts during the college years has, over the past centuries, proven to be the best method to ensure a successful life post-graduation – both in one’s personal life and professional career.  Christendom’s rigorous core curriculum, coupled with its emphasis on written and oral communication, enables its graduates to enter into any field post-graduation.  For many, the idea of entering the field of education, and helping to form the minds of future generations is very appealing. Over…

Alumnus Structural Mason Helps Build Carmelite Monastery

A dream of a monastery is quickly becoming a reality for the Carmelites of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and a Christendom alumnus is helping to make it happen. William Johnson ‘18 is one of the many volunteers, from experienced structural masons to an HGTV-famous timber company, assisting the Carmelites in building a monastery farmstead, based on old-world designs, creating a location where the Carmelites can grow and thrive for years to come. Johnson joined the team of volunteers this summer to help…