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At the Intersection of Finance and the Liberal Arts

by Matt Worley ’12 This article appears in Instaurare. Subscribe today! “The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts.” – Steve Jobs The quote above from the late Steve Jobs is one of my favorites. It serves to harmonize the discord of seemingly disparate pairs to modern man’s ear: reason and creation. Technology and the liberal arts. Contemporary man equates…

College Mourns the Loss of Fr. Michael Scanlan

[caption id="attachment_11125" align="alignright" width="350"] Franciscan University’s First Chancellor Rev. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., was awarded Christendom’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation in 2007.[/caption] Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, the man who helped Franciscan University of Steubenville become the faithful Catholic university it is today passed away on January 7, 2017. Like Christendom’s founder, Dr. Warren Carroll, Fr. Scanlan was a pioneer in the renewal of faithful Catholic higher education in America. Fr. Scanlon was awarded Christendom…

Building Community: Alumnus Seeks to Share the Joy of His Faith

This story appears in Instaurare. Subscribe today! Christendom College is proud to provide the intellectual and spiritual formation necessary to prepare students to inspire the world around them, but it is each individual’s responsibility to build upon this foundation. Alumnus Jacob Meza ’05 is using his Christendom education to build up his community by prioritizing family and moral values, with the hope that his example will help others do the same. Though originally from a more secular environment in California,…

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell to Join Prominent Catholic College Presidents at Higher Education Conference

Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will join other prominent Catholic college and university presidents at the Institute of Catholic Culture and Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Higher Education Conference on Saturday, January 23 at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington, Va. Held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the presidents will debate and discuss the current crisis in higher education and how it can be rectified for the next generation. O’Donnell, a consultor to the Pontifical Council on…

Alumni Featured in Print and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Alumni of Christendom’s graduate school are making waves in the realms of print and talk radio, with Melissa Maleski (‘14) recently being published in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, while Stephanie Pacheco (’12) will be featured in an upcoming interview on SiriusXM satellite radio. Both have made impacts on the Church since graduating from the college, revealing the widespread value of an M.A. in theological studies from Christendom. Students of varied ages, from early-20’s to retiree age, seek out Christendom’s M.A.…

College Still Accepting Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition Applications

The application deadline for Christendom College’s 2015-16 Padre Pio full-tuition scholarship competition is on January 15, 2016. The competition, which should draw approximately 50 contestants, will award two incoming freshmen a four-year full-tuition scholarship. The competition will be held on Christendom’s campus on February 29, 2016. “This will be an exciting, and steep, competition this year, to say the least. With so many qualified students already accepted to the college, the challenge to select only two candidates will be more…

Christendom College Named a Best Value College by Kiplinger’s

Christendom College has been named a 2016 “Best Value” college by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in its annual exclusive list of the top colleges in the United States. Kiplinger’s made the announcement earlier today, including Christendom due to its outstanding combination of quality and affordability. “We’ve been named to this list year after year by Kiplinger’s, a testament to our affordable and authentic, challenging liberal arts program,” says vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden. Kiplinger’s assesses the value of a college…

New “Freedom Fund” Keeps Christendom Free from Federal Entanglement

As more and more Catholic colleges in the United States accept federal funding, and the dangers of government intrusion that come with it, Christendom College remains committed to its position as the first, and one of the few, Catholic colleges to stay free from federal funding. In order to keep that noble aim alive, the college recently launched the “Freedom Fund” — a means to continue providing federal-free financial aid to the student body. Christendom has rejected federal funding since…

Employers Want Communication, Writing, and Teamwork Skills – All Found in Liberal Arts

Every student who attends college wants to thrive afterwards, armed with an education that should lead to success. According to a recent study by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), however, many colleges are not giving students the skills employers are looking for, namely communication, writing, and teamwork — all integral parts of a Christendom liberal arts education. In a recent presentation at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., the AAC&U showed concern over the broad…

Christendom Opens Registration for Life-Changing Summer Program in Ireland

Christendom College recently began accepting registrations for its highly popular St. Columcille Institute, a three week summer program for college-aged students held in Ireland. Featuring classes in apologetics, Irish history, and literature, the Institute will be held this year from July 22 to August 14. Entering its fourth year, the Institute has drawn students together from across the United States and Ireland each year in a mission both noble and necessary — creating tomorrow’s leaders in the New Evangelization. This…

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