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June 2 to June 8, 2003

Monday, June 2
Noon. The Department of Athletics' lifetime activities and leisure studies program presents a free introductory Pilates class. The class is open to all members of the CUA community. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center, second floor, Aerobics Room. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at 202-319-6043 or

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Associate Professor of Politics Stephen F. Schneck will host an informal chat on "Good War? Augustine and Machiavelli." (See Announcements.)

Tuesday, June 3
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Department of Education hosts an open house for those interested in CUA's graduate teacher certification and master's degree program, which is available for the first time through the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road, in the Wildewood Technology and Professional Park in California, Md. For more information, contact Thomas Long, associate professor and director of special education, at 202-319-5809.

Saturday, June 7,
to Sunday, June 15

The National Catholic School of Social Service's International Center on Global Aging holds the Third International Seminar on Aging Policy. At the seminar, policy makers, legislators, heads of national government organizations and service providers will review international policies on aging. On Monday, June 16, seminar participants will be invited to make presentations to a small conference of aging professionals, policy makers and advocates from the Washington, D.C. area.

For more information, contact Grace Clark, director, ICGA, at 202-319-5471 or

Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 21
Last day of Summer Session 15 classes.

Saturday, June 28
Last day of Summer Session 16 classes.

Monday, June 30
First day of classes for second summer session. Sessions are divided into sessions 25 and 26. Session 25 ends on Saturday, Aug. 2. Session 26 ends on Saturday, Aug. 9. For more information, call 202-319-5257.

Children's Education
Center Closed
The Barbara A. Bernhardt Children's Education Center has closed. Faculty and staff can use the Optimum Assistance Resource to research and secure daycare services for their children. Employees of the university can call 877-747-7126 for more information.

Revised Work Schedule for Brookland-CUA Metro Station
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has revised the two upcoming weekend closures of the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station. The new schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8: CUA station side (west) entrance closed for canopy installation work (in lieu of May 31 and June 1).

Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22: CUA station side (west) entrance closed for removal of protective decking (in lieu of June 28 and 29).

As with the previous closing that occurred on the weekend of April 26 and 27, shuttle bus service will be provided between the west and east entrances during entrance closures. One shuttle bus will make regularly scheduled trips approximately every 15 minutes.

Station entrances remain open as usual during periods not specified for closure.

Weight Watchers Program
CUA faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to participate in the Weight Watchers at Work program, cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International.

The 12-week program helps people make decisions about nutrition and exercise through weekly group meetings that provide motivation, mutual support, encouragement and instruction. Because 20 people need to be pre-registered before the program can begin, exact meeting times and locations have not yet been set, though the next sessions are expected to be held in June. (In the past, meetings have been held on campus from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

There is no registration fee, but the program costs $150. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check (for the full amount or two $75 checks). Those interested in joining should contact Andrea Cohen, research associate, Vitreous State Laboratory, at 202-319-5402 or to be placed on the pre-registration list. For more information on Weight Watchers International, visit their Web site at
Alumni Political Chats
To foster stronger relations between the Department of Politics and its alumni, Associate Professor Stephen F. Schneck will host a series of chats on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the month of June.

The topics for the chats are "Good War? Augustine and Machiavelli" on June 2; "Spin Control and Political Right: Plato and Cicero" on June 9; "Property/Justice: Locke, Smith, Marx and Aquinas" on June 16; and "The Soul of America: Madison, Jefferson or Adams?" on June 23.

The events are open to alumni and members of the CUA community, but those interested should contact Professor Schneck at, indicating which chats they wish to attend and how many people will accompany them. Hannan Hall Auditorium.

Health & Safety
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is found in many areas of the eastern United States. It is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can infect people and many types of animals, including birds and horses.

For the spring and summer seasons of 2003, the Washington, D.C., Division of Animal Disease Prevention will not be collecting or picking up dead birds. If a dead bird is found on campus, contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 to report its location.

Those with questions about West Nile Virus or the handling of dead birds should contact the Washington, D.C., Department of Health's West Nile Virus coordinator at 202-535-2325.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Web site containing health-related information on West Nile Virus: d/westnile/index.htm.

Those interested can also contact the CUA Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-4461 for further information.

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