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Basketball Star Comes to Christendom

Everything is bigger in Texas, as the saying goes. Luke Schultz certainly fits that bill. Schultz is 6’11”, and a native of Fredericksburg, Texas, a rural town located in Texas Hill Country. In high school, Schultz was focused on his academics, friendships, and career in basketball. That career in basketball eventually took him to a NCAA Division I state school as a highly anticipated recruit, but Schultz felt called to something more from college. Having visited Christendom’s campus, Schultz knew…

College Offers New Academic Initiatives

In recent years, Christendom has received increased interest from students with very high standardized test scores, who want to immerse themselves in a rigorous program of studies and work closely with faculty members in a collaborative manner. Now, Christendom has instituted a new way of meeting these demands: the Advanced Studies program, highlighted this week in the Arlington Catholic Herald. [caption id="attachment_15982" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Dr. Ben Reinhard (right) helped spearhead Advanced Studies.[/caption] The article details how the new program came…

Full-Tuition Scholarship Makes Christendom Education a Reality

With the cost of college getting higher each year, Christendom is making its education more affordable for families through a number of initiatives. One of the more popular of these initiatives is its annual full-tuition scholarship competition. In past years, the college has awarded two of the best candidates the full-tuition scholarship. This year, there will now be three winners, along with 5 runner ups, with the remaining competitors receiving a scholarship for making the trip to campus to participate.…

Father Miscamble to Detail Historical Ramifications of Notre Dame’s Father Hesburgh

Christendom’s history department will welcome Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C., to campus this Thursday for a 40th Anniversary lecture this Thursday titled: “Father Hesburgh of Notre Dame: An American Priest Amidst the Challenges of 1968.” The talk, part of the college’s Faith and Reason Lecture Series, will be held in St. Kilian’s Café beginning at 4:00 p.m. [caption id="attachment_15936" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Rev. Wilson Miscamble will deliver a Faith and Reason Series lecture on Thursday, February, February 22.[/caption] Rev. Miscamble is…

Liberal Arts Majors Make Best Nurses

Christendom has a track record of educating its students in a time-tested, liberal arts education that enables its alumni to work in any field possible. Many alumni have chosen to enter the business, law, marketing, education, and financial fields, but the number of alumni who have chosen to enter the medical profession is also on the rise. One need only look to Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia to find at least four Christendom alumni serving on the floors there. Looking…

Cuddeback to Discuss Friendship at FORUM

Christendom philosophy professor Dr. John Cuddeback will lead a discussion on “Friendship: Presence in an Age of Absence” for FORUM Arlington, on Friday, February 16. The discussion, which delves into one of Cuddeback’s areas of expertise, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at FORUM Arlington. [caption id="attachment_15920" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Cuddeback will speak on friendship for FORUM Arlington.[/caption] Cuddeback’s talk will cover what it means to be a friend in today's world and how people can grow in virtue to become better…

Remembering Latin Professor Patrick Duffy

Christendom mourns the loss of Patrick Duffy, who died February 10 at the age of 63.  Duffy taught Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and even Sanscrit at Christendom for fifteen years. The founding chairman of the college’s classical and early Christian studies department, Duffy kept the classics alive on campus with his joyful spirit and love for teaching. Duffy fought a long battle with regulatory arthritis, emphysema, and chronic obstruction pulmonary disease. [caption id="attachment_15910" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Patrick Duffy taught at Christendom for…

Alumnus to Make Solemn Profession with Dominicans This Weekend

Alumnus John Mark Solitario, O.P., will take his solemn profession of vows this weekend with the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, bringing him one step closer to being ordained a priest in the Dominican Order. [caption id="attachment_15904" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Solitario, O.P, has been studying with the Dominican Friars and will make his solemn profession this weekend.[/caption] Solitario (’11) will make his solemn profession in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate…

Liberal Arts Grads Have Higher Job Satisfaction, Close Pay Gap Over Time with Peers

A popular argument made against a liberal arts education revolves around money — namely, that STEM majors make more money than liberal arts majors, so colleges should just stop with the liberal arts altogether. While a higher income level may be true initially, new reports from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences reveal that liberal arts majors close that pay gap over time, and love their work and lives more overall. [caption id="attachment_15888" align="aligncenter" width="625"] According to a new…

Janet Smith: Humanae Vitae Needed Now More than Ever

Internationally recognized Humanae Vitae expert Dr. Janet Smith delivered a lecture at Christendom College on Monday, February 5, speaking on "Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later: Progress or Regress?" Smith engaged her audience throughout the talk, as she spoke on the roots of Humanae Vitae's groundbreaking publication and why the encyclical matters now, more than ever. "The Church has realized that if it doesn't fight for religious freedom in regard to contraception, it won't be able to fight for any religious…

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