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July 5 to July 11, 2004

Monday, July 5
Fourth of July holiday. University closed.

Monday, July 5,
to Friday, July 9

CUA hosts the 2004 Capitol Classic Debate Institute, a tournament for high school students from around the country. Various locations throughout campus. Another tournament will begin on Sunday, July 10, and will last until Wednesday, Aug. 4. For more information, contact Ron Bratt at 202-319-5447.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 17,
to Monday, July 19

The School of Theology and Religious Studies' Hispanic/Latino and Peace and Justice study programs and Witness for Peace, an organization that fights poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean, present Witness in Washington, a series of workshops on how to lobby government officials and build effective grassroots outreach efforts. Caldwell Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Guests On Campus
Saturday, July 17
8 p.m. to midnight, Christian Community Group Homes, a nonprofit that runs three Washington, D.C., homes for senior citizens, hosts its sixth annual Intergenerational Swing Dance. Caldwell Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Monday, July 5,
to Friday, July 9

Catholic University holds its 12th annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp. For more information, call Maggie Lonergan, head coach, women's basketball, at 202-319-4951.

For Your Benefit
CIGNA Privacy
Reminder Notices
On June 28, CIGNA HealthCare began mailing its HIPAA Privacy Reminder Notices to all plan participants. This notice describes the privacy rights CIGNA members have under the HIPAA Privacy Rule that became effective on April 14, 2004. The privacy notice outlines how CIGNA HealthCare uses and discloses its members¿ confidential information and explains their individual rights, including:

¿ Requesting additional restrictions on the use and disclosure of confidential information.
¿ Receiving confidential communications by alternate means or at alternative locations.
¿ Inspecting and copying confidential information.
¿ Requesting an amendment or correction to confidential information.
¿ Requesting an accounting of disclosures.

To exercise these rights or to receive a Spanish translation of the Privacy Notice, members are advised to contact Member Services at the toll-free number on their ID cards. CIGNA customer service associates will mail the appropriate form to requesting members. These forms also can be found at For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Health & Safety
Tips for Safe Grilling
Grilling in America is hotter than ever. Four out of five U.S. families now own a grill, and most people barbecue at least once a week during the summer. The Propane Education and Research Council encourages homeowners to follow some simple grilling safety tips:
¿ Always follow the grill manufacturer's instructions and keep written materials accessible.
¿ When lighting a grill, keep the top open.
¿ Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position.
¿ When the cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust and leaks.
¿ Before connecting or lighting a propane gas grill burner, use a leak-detection solution to check connections for tightness. Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
¿ After filling or exchanging a cylinder, take it home immediately. Keep the vehicle ventilated and the cylinder valve closed and capped.
¿ Do not allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
¿ Do not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
¿ Do not use, store or transport cylinders near high temperatures (this includes storing spare cylinders near the grill).
¿ When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep clean.
¿ If there is an uncontrollable release of gas, call the fire department.

For more information, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.

This Week @ CUA is published weekly during the academic year. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600; fax, 202-319-4440; e-mail, Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, July 12, 2004. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 07, 2004. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at

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