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December 16 to December 22, 2002

Thursday, Dec. 19
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., hosts the President's Annual Christmas Party. Faculty and staff are invited. Door prizes will be drawn at 4 p.m. Caldwell Auditorium.

Saturday, Dec. 21
The university closes for the Christmas holidays.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Jan. 6
The university reopens.

Thursday, Jan. 9
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Technology Transfer presents a seminar titled "Discovery, Patenting and Commercialization of CUA-Developed Technologies." Speakers include Ralph Albano, OTT director; Kathryn Bender, CUA associate general counsel; Steven Prewitt, patent attorney, Jagtiani and Guttag; and Anita Gross, administrative appeals judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Refreshments will be served. McMahon Hall, Room 201. To R.s.v.p. and for more information, contact the OTT at 202-319-6444, e-mail or visit this site.

Women's Basketball
Friday, Jan. 3, the Women's basketball team plays Bethany College at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 4, and Sunday, Jan. 5, CUA hosts the Pepsi Classic. On Saturday, Gettysburg College plays Frostburg University at 2 p.m., and CUA plays Washington and Jefferson College at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, CUA plays Richard Stockton College at noon. A consolation game will be played at 2 p.m., and the championship game will be played at 4 p.m.

Holiday Hours
The DuFour Center will be closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 13.

The CUA bookstore will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. On other days during the holiday break, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Dining Services
NORTH DINING: Closes after dinner on Dec. 14. Will reopen for dinner on Sunday, Jan. 12.
RATHSKELLAR: Currently closed. Will resume normal hours on Monday, Jan. 13.
LAW SCHOOL: Closed after lunch on Dec. 20. Will resume normal hours on Jan. 6.
CALDWELL: Normal hours of operation suspended after Dec. 13. Will be closed on Dec. 14 and 15. Will be open for breakfast and lunch from Dec. 16 to 20. Will be closed Dec. 21 to Jan. 5. Will be open for breakfast and lunch from Jan. 6 to 10. Will be closed Jan. 11 and 12. Will resume normal hours on Jan. 13.
THE LOFT: Closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13. Will resume normal hours on Jan. 13.
CARDINAL: Closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13. Will resume normal hours on Jan. 13.

The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library will be open Dec. 16 to 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 5. The library will reopen Jan. 6; its hours from Jan. 6 to 10 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5077.
New Cashier's Office Hours
Beginning Jan. 6, the Cashier's Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any deposits that need to be made between 4 p.m. and the current closing time of 5 p.m., please use the dropbox located in the hallway behind the Cashier's Office. However, every attempt should be made to provide deposits to the Cashier's Office by 4 p.m. each day.

Funds received by departments should be deposited in a timely manner and in accordance with the university's Policy # 29, "Cash Handling Procedures." The policy can be viewed at this site (click on Policy #29).

Payroll Office Changes
After more than 42 years of service, Lucille Sparks will retire Jan. 31 as payroll supervisor. Frances Pendleton has been promoted to senior payroll analyst; Sula Hughes, currently working in the Office of Human Resources, will join the office Jan. 6 as a payroll analyst.

Heating Systems Over Christmas Break
As the university prepares to leave for Christmas break, there are a few things to remember. Windows should be closed. Even a small air leak can cause a heating unit to freeze up and flood. Heating units need to be left on and in the normal heating mode, with the fan on where possible. The temperature should be set back (where adjustable) to approximately 65 degrees. Steam and hot water radiators should have the valves turned to a position that is slightly cooler than normal.

Remember, if you are unsure or don’t understand these heating requests, please call the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121 before leaving. The Power Plant will be staffed 24 hours a day for the entire Christmas break. All emergency requests for heat during this period should be directed to 202-319-5121.

Snow and CUA
In the event of a snowstorm or other severe weather condition that affects transportation in the Washington, D.C., area, please remember to check or call 202-319-5000 before you leave for work to find out if the university will be closed or opening late. The university usually posts an announcement about a delayed opening or closing of campus by 6 a.m. In addition, you may tune into reports by local radio and TV outlets for information on CUA's delayed opening or closing.

Christmas Shoe Drive
The Guild of Catholic Lawyers, the CUA Student Bar Association and Delta Theta Phi sponsor their second annual Christmas Shoe Drive for the children at St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Last year's drive was a great success, raising $2,500. Send in your donation by Friday, Dec. 20, so that these children may have a pair of new shoes on Christmas morning.

Contributions (checks made payable to St. Ann's or gift certificates to local shoe stores such as PayLess, Sears, etc.) should be sent to the Columbus School of Law's Office of Student Life and Special Events, Room 341. For further information, contact Joan Vorrasi at 202-319-6126 or
Immigration Registration
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service once more has expanded its registration requirements to include nonimmigrant males aged 16 and older from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Men from these countries who entered the United States prior to Sept. 30, 2002, and who will remain beyond Jan. 10, 2003, are required to register at the local Immigration and Naturalization Service office. Registration deadline is Jan. 10, 2003.

Men from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Libya who entered the United States prior to Sept. 11, 2002, must report by Dec. 16 to the local INS office to register. Individuals subject to these requirements who fail to register by these dates will be considered illegally present in the United States. Citizens from the affected countries who will be leaving the United States for the holidays do not need to register now with INS because they will be registered when they return. These requirements apply only to individuals from the specified countries who are considered to be nonimmigrants in the United States, and do not apply to naturalized citizens, permanent residents, individuals granted asylum or those who have applied for asylum prior to Nov. 6, 2002. Those interested can visit this site.

For more information, call the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 202-319-5618, or visit this site.

Health & Safety
Preparing for Winter Driving
The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving. Now is the time to have your mechanic inspect your vehicle and check the following important items: battery, antifreeze, wipers, lights, heater, brakes, defroster, oil level and tire treads. Keep a windshield scraper for ice and snow removal in your car and try to have at least a half tank of gas at all times. When taking long trips, listen to the radio to check on road conditions, try to drive during daylight hours, and travel with a companion. Finally, keep some type of winter car kit in your vehicle. It should include a flashlight, batteries, blanket, bag of sand and booster cables. For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865 or check the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site at this site.

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