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New Academic Year Brings Record Enrollment at Christendom College
August 24, 2015

Christendom College began its 2015-16 academic year with a record enrollment, including a record number of newly admitted students to the college...


news Prominent Scholars Reveal Joy of New Evangelization at Conference
July 13, 2015

Christendom College hosted prominent theologians and historians for a one day conference titled “Encountering Christ: Apologetics and the New Evangelization” on its Front Royal, Va., campus on July 11... 

news Christendom Lauded as One of the Top Five Colleges in the Nation
July 17, 2015

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...

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Alumni in Architecture and Construction to Build Relationships with Students at Life on Tap
August 28, 2015

The career and leadership development office will host the first “Life on Tap” of the fall semester on Tuesday, September 1, with talks from two Christendom alumni who have successfully established themselves in the world of architecture and construction — Dean Reineking (’09) and Frank O’Reilly (’83). The event will be held in St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with refreshments provided...

news Alumna Reveals the Secret Lessons in Classic Tales with New Book
August 26, 2015

Thanks to their liberal arts education, which emphasized the importance of writing, many alumni enter the fields of writing, journalism, and publishing with great ease, competence, and success upon graduation. Christendom alumna Jennessa Terraccino recently joined their ranks with the publication of her work The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty (Servant Books). Using the stories and characters of fairy tales as a guide, Terraccino explores issues important to women today in her work, seeking to inspire them to dignity, femininity, and fervent faith...

Successful Christendom Alumni to Return to Campus as Mentors at “Life on Tap”
August 25, 2015

Christendom College’s career and leadership development office will be hosting five networking events this semester as part of the popular “Life on Tap” series, bringing successful alumni to campus to speak with and mentor current students. The “Life on Tap” events will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall semester and will give students the opportunity to learn about various professions and how a liberal arts education can help them excel in graduate schools and in their careers post-graduation...

Why Mathematics in the Liberal Arts Tradition Matters
August 20, 2015

Students at Christendom are equipped for a life of leadership and excellence after their four years at the college, gaining the same liberal arts education received by the saints, scholars, and heroes of the past two-thousand years. Integral to that intellectual formation in the time-tested liberal arts tradition is the study of mathematics — a major recently re-introduced at Christendom that has drawn numerous incoming students to the college...

Christendom Class of 2019 Aims to Change the World
August 19, 2015

This Friday, August 21, Christendom’s incoming class of 2019 arrives on the Front Royal, Va. campus, as the largest class of students in the college’s history. From award-winning artists, nationally-recognized pianists, to all-conference athletes, the members of the historic class of 2019 come from across the United States and Europe, all drawn to Christendom by a common goal: to change the world through a Catholic liberal arts education...

news Rugby Captain Reflects on Christendom’s Incredible Season
August 17, 2015

The excitement and suspense of Christendom rugby is a hallmark of every spring semester at the college, as men from each class join together to grow in camaraderie, virtue, and discipline both on the pitch and outside of it. For senior and co-captain Patrick Audino, Christendom rugby hit a highpoint this past spring with the team’s incredible 7-2 record — a season defined by the crushing defeat of Franciscan University of Steubenville in the annual Shield Rugby Match...


Christendom Appoints Kelsey Gordon New Assistant Director of Student Activities
August 12, 2015

Christendom College recently appointed Kelsey Gordon as the new assistant director of student activities.  An English language and literature major and history minor from the class of 2015, Gordon will be working closely with the student life office in enhancing the student experience on campus throughout the year, in addition to being the main point of contact for St. Kilian’s Café...

Christendom College Announces Fall Open House Events
August 12, 2015

Christendom College is pleased to announce two Open House events for the fall of 2015: Monday, October 12 and Friday, November 13.  The Open Houses will allow prospective students and their families the unique opportunity to attend classes, tour the campus, listen to presentations, and experience an authentic taste of what everyday life is like at Christendom...

Student Leadership Projects Make an Impact
August 10, 2015

Christendom College’s career and leadership development office began many new initiatives during the 2014-15 academic year, from new on-campus internships to free GRE testing for undergraduate students. One of most impressive new ventures came from the leadership project series for sophomore and junior year students, which saw almost two hundred projects undertaken by the student body — projects that made a significant impact on campus or back in the local community...
news Christendom Graduate School Celebrates Commencement Ceremonies
August 6, 2015

Christendom College celebrated its Graduate School commencement on August 2, awarding ten Master of Arts in theological studies degrees, as well as two Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas, to this year’s graduates...

Benefactors Inspired by the Mission of Christendom
August 6, 2015

The generous benefactors of Christendom College have helped it fulfill its mission without the need for federal funding over the years, allowing Christendom to remain free from the progressive agendas that have swept through the government and much of the nation. Frank and Clare Lynch, natives of San Francisco, saw Christendom and its mission as a beacon of hope in an increasingly secularized world, and began giving to the college in the 1980s — a generosity that would continue for the next thirty years...

Christendom College Mourns the Passing of Board Member Thomas Baldwin
July 27, 2015

Thomas Baldwin, who served on the board of directors at Christendom College, passed away this past Thursday, July 30. A renowned business owner and philanthropist across the state of Maryland, Baldwin joined Christendom’s board in the spring of 1994 — a position he would hold for the next eight years. He died at the age of 89, leaving behind a legacy of generosity and lifelong commitment to Catholicism...
Award-Winning Scholars and Athletes Set to Join Christendom this Fall
August 4, 2015

Christendom’s incoming class of 2019 promises to be one of the largest and most exciting classes in the college’s history, featuring students from various backgrounds and locations, all united by a common purpose: to study the higher things, and receive a liberal arts education that will form their whole person and springboard them to achieve greatness...
Alumnus Ben Akers Chosen as Assistant Dean of Augustine Institute
August 3, 2015

Christendom College alumnus Ben Akers was recently appointed as the new assistant dean and associate professor of theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. As the former director of Christendom’s Rome program and the Denver Catholic Biblical School and Catechetical School, Akers will surely be an asset at the Augustine Institute...
news Liberal Arts Education Leads to Billion Dollar Success in Tech Industry
July 30, 2015

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...

news Alumni Score Big at Catholic Press Association Awards
June 17, 2015

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...

Latest Issue of Principles Garners Acclaim
July 24, 2015

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... 
Studying Liberal Arts Makes You Smarter
June 22, 2015

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...