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Big Battles in Small Spaces: The Balance Between Viruses, the Immune System, and the Unknown

Big Battles in Small Spaces: The Balance Between Viruses, the Immune System, and the Unknown

March 2, 2020

Oakcrest science teacher Dr. Kat Hussmann takes listeners on an exploration of the history of viruses, what viruses are, what they do to our bodies, and the cutting-edge technology available to scientists. 

What Does It Mean to Be Human? Moral Action

What Does It Mean to Be Human? Moral Action

February 26, 2020

Dr. Edwina Maksym continues this series with a look at moral action—the idea of right and wrong and how morality reflects God's love and mercy. 

The Human Person: Rational, Free, Relational

The Human Person: Rational, Free, Relational

February 25, 2020

Dr. Edwina Maksym examines human rationality and how it sets us apart from the rest of creation in this second episode of a 7-part series on what it means to be human. 

How Strong Fathers Form Strong Daughters

How Strong Fathers Form Strong Daughters

February 25, 2020

A discussion of the important role that fathers play in the lives of their daughters. Oakcrest Dean of Students Meghan Hadley and faculty member Ginny Boles share memories and anecdotes about how their fathers helped form them into the women they are today.

College ‘Fit’ness: Admission to Graduation

College ‘Fit’ness: Admission to Graduation

February 7, 2020
Oakcrest's College Counseling department hosted a discussion of what students and parents can do to prepare for the college application process, and how to find the school that's the best fit for them. Featuring:
  • Mary Ann Thompson, Director of College Counseling
  • Catherine Courtney, Director of Academic Advising
  • Will Stratton, University of Lynchburg
  • Greta Haussman, Assistant Director for Campus Events, Catholic University of America
What Does It Mean to Be Human? Freedom and Ethical Choice

What Does It Mean to Be Human? Freedom and Ethical Choice

January 30, 2020

Dr. Edwina Maksym discusses freedom, virtue, conscience and much more in this fourth installment of the What Does It Mean to Be Human series. 

19th Century Art from Classical Revival to Modernism: A Brief Overview

19th Century Art from Classical Revival to Modernism: A Brief Overview

January 29, 2020

AP Art History teacher Victoria Bigliano traces the history of the transition from classical portraiture and art technique to the Impressionists and the birth of modernism. 

Charged with Grandeur: How Music Theory Unlocks the Harmony of God’s Creation

Charged with Grandeur: How Music Theory Unlocks the Harmony of God’s Creation

December 15, 2019

If you're interested in how composers use the physics of sound to create the music you love, and why they write music the way they do, this podcast by Instrumental Music Director Alix Baldwin is for you!

The Path to Academic Success

The Path to Academic Success

December 6, 2019

This year's Adventures in Parenting event featured five faculty who shared Oakcrest's vision of academic success. Topics covered include Oakcrest's vision of a liberal arts education; fostering the joy of learning; order and prioritizing; and grades and assessments. 

What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction

What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction

November 21, 2019

The first in a series of classes and discussion with Theology teacher Dr. Edwina Maksym. She presents a positive exploration of the human person, emotions, freedom, relationality, and more.