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Christendom’s Appeal Goes International

This story appears in the Winter 2017 edition of Instaurare. Subscribe today! As a teenager growing up in Buckinghamshire, England, Alexandra Di Falco faced a dilemma that many young adults struggle with today: finding a way to further her education without losing her faith in the process. Today’s landscape of higher education is filled with thousands of college and university programs, but few of them educate students through the prism of the Catholic faith, let alone a Christian one. For Di Falco,…

Christendom Hosts Screening of Groundbreaking “Outcasts”

“Outcasts” came to Christendom College this month, with the creators of the acclaimed film traveling to campus to screen the groundbreaking documentary about the day-to-day lives of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR). [caption id="attachment_15808" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The executive producer of "Outcasts," Joseph Campo, personally brought the film to Christendom.[/caption] The film’s executive producer, Joseph Campo, personally brought the film to Christendom, and was joined by a CFR friar for both the screening and a Q&A session after the film.…

Chaplain’s Life of Service Inspires Alumni

This story appears in the Winter 2017 edition of Instaurare. Subscribe today! Honoring Fr. O’Kielty Motivated by the tremendous impact Fr. O’Kielty has had on their lives, a group of alumni has come together to start a fund to dedicate the sacristy in the new Christ the King Chapel in honor of Father O’Kielty. The alumni are looking to raise another $100,000 for the effort by next April. To make a gift to this special fund, please contact David Costanzo at david.costanzo@christendom.edu…

Alumna Sister Starts and Coaches Boys’ Basketball Team

A boys’ basketball team, coached by a nun: it’s not something you see every day, if even ever. It sounds more like the plot of a movie than real life, but that very thing is happening at St. Michael School in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The nun in question? Sr. Pauline Wolpert, an alumna of Christendom College, who is the first coach of the new boys’ basketball team at St. Michael’s. [caption id="attachment_15787" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Sr. Pauline Wolpert (left) coaching…

Humanae Vitae Expert Dr. Janet Smith to Address College

Internationally recognized Humanae Vitae expert Dr. Janet Smith will deliver an exclusive talk to the Christendom community on Monday, February 5, titled: “Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later: Progress or Regress?”. The talk, which will launch Christendom’s Major Speakers Program for the spring of 2018, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Lawrence Commons. [caption id="attachment_15760" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Dr. Janet Smith will deliver the first Major Speaker lecture of the spring.[/caption] Smith is the author of Humanae Vitae: A…

Alumni Event Planners and Caterers to Mentor Students at Life on Tap

Event planner Shelagh Bolger and caterer Mike Brown, both Christendom alumni, will provide insights to their success on Tuesday, January 30, in the first “Life on Tap” networking event of the spring semester. Held at 7:30 p.m. in Christendom’s St. Kilian’s Café, the alumni will give tips on how to succeed in event planning,and will be available for networking with students before and after the event. Refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to attend. [caption id="attachment_15756" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Alumni Shelagh…

Crusaders Soar in Rugby Rankings, Now #14 in the Nation

The Christendom Crusaders soared in this year’s NSCRO Top 40 Men’s Rugby Team rankings for 2017-18, taking their place as the #14 ranked team in the United States. [caption id="attachment_15591" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The Christendom Crusaders were ranked #14 in the nation this year.[/caption] The Crusaders, coming off a fall 15s season where they earned their first NSCRO 15s National Championship playoff berth, have never been ranked this highly before. In Fall 2016, they sat near the bottom of the rankings…

“WE WILL DO BETTER,” CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE EXTENDS SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT

“WE WILL DO BETTER,” CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE EXTENDS SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT College Executive Vice President Offers to Meet with Victims Following recent alumni accounts of administrative mishandling of sexual assault reporting at Christendom College, the administration has ordered a thorough review of their policies and resources for cases of sexual assault and harassment. The College has issued an official apology to the victims and their families, and has reaffirmed its commitment to ensure the people from…

Microsoft Reverses Position, Now Calls Liberal Arts Majors Critical

Seven years ago, Microsoft’s Bill Gates stated that a liberal arts degree would limit the income that college graduates could receive in today’s economy. Seven years later, Microsoft has changed its tune, with its president and executive vice president now claiming that liberal arts majors will be critical to the future of technology. In a new book titled “The Future Computed,” president Brad Smith and EVP of AI and research Harry Shum say that the liberal arts will be critical…

Distinguished Author to Deliver Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

Distinguished author and professor Rev. Stephen Brock, Ph.D., will deliver Christendom’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Wednesday, January 24. The talk, titled “The Metaphysics of Prayer,” will be delivered at 4:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café, and is open to the public. [caption id="attachment_15499" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Rev. Stephen Brock is a distinguished author and professor.[/caption] Rev. Brock, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago, his M.S.L. from the…