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June 23 to June 29, 2003

Monday, June 23
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Associate Professor of Politics Stephen F. Schneck will host an informal chat on "The Soul of America: Madison, Jefferson or Adams?" (See Announcements.)

Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27
School of Nursing's "Youth to College" summer nursing camp. (See Announcements.)

Wednesday, June 25
Noon. The Department of Athletics' lifetime activities and leisure studies program presents a free Yoga 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

Friday, June 27
8 p.m., the School of Religious Studies and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative present "'Is Christ Divided?' Dealing with Diversity and Disagreement." The CCGI's fifth annual lecture is to be given by the Rev. Joseph Komonchak, professor of religion and religious education. Father Komonchak will speak on what he sees as the divisions in the Church that were present at Vatican II, and will examine how those have played out down to the present.

The Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, archbishop of Cincinnati, will follow with a reflection on what differences of interpretation of the clergy sex abuse crisis he has experienced and observed, and will suggest whether or not they are related to the divisions discussed in Father Komonchak's lecture.

The CCGI will also present its annual Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award to the Most Rev. Harry Flynn, archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, for his career of pastoral leadership. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Sister Catherine M. Patten of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative at 212-431-782 or

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

Upcoming Events
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.
Wednesday, July 2, through Saturday, Aug. 2
CUA, the U.S. State Department and the Open Society Institute are sponsoring the Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute. (See Announcements.)

Nursing School Summer Camp
The School of Nursing will sponsor a "Youth to College" summer nursing camp for middle and high school students. The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and consist of two sessions. The first is from Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27, and the second from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11.

The camp is free of charge to anyone interested in pursuing nursing as a career. Participants will receive lunch, snacks and transportation during the camp, but must provide their own transportation to and from the camp. Those interested in attending must apply. For more information or to apply, contact Carly Gumbert at 202-319-6451 or

Hosts Needed for Foreign
High School Students

CUA, the U.S. State Department and the Open Society Institute are sponsoring the Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, which will be held on campus Wednesday, July 2, through Saturday, Aug. 2. The event is a politics, law and debate camp for 46 high school students and 12 adult participants from Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

The event will also feature the 2003 International Debate Festival, where institute participants will publicly debate issues of international significance. For more information about the debate festival, visit

Although students will live on campus for most of the program, the institute wants them to spend some time with local families and is looking for people who would be interested in hosting a foreign student from July 20 to July 31. For more information, contact Aaron Fishbone, assistant director, Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, at 202-319-6871 or

Baseball Camp
From Monday, July 14, to Friday, July 18, Catholic University will hold its 16th annual Instructional Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 18, of all abilities and experience levels, who love the game and have a strong desire to improve their baseball skills.
The camp will run each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature quality professional instruction and live games supervised by college and high school coaches as well as Washington-area college players. Emphasis will be placed on the sport's fundamentals, and personal videotaping will be included. Supervised swimming also will be available. Adult supervision will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at no additional charge for the convenience of working parents.

Registration is limited, and group and team discounts are available. For more information or to obtain a brochure, visit /baseball.htm or contact Ross Natoli, head baseball coach, at 301-622-5058.

Mower for Sale
The Purchasing Department is selling a SCAG walk-behind mower. The mower will be sold "as is" to the highest bidder and can be viewed at the yard in the Grounds Shop. The minimum bid is $175, and bids will be accepted through June 27. Those interested should contact Ralph Newsom, property administrator, purchasing department, at 202-319-6402 or submit written bids to

Alumni Political Chats
To foster stronger relations between the Department of Politics and its alumni, Associate Professor Stephen F. Schneck has hosted a series of chats on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the month of June.

The topics for the final chat on June 23 is "The Soul of America: Madison, Jefferson or Adams?"

The event is open to alumni and members of the CUA community, but those interested should contact Professor Schneck at, indicating how many people will accompany them. Hannan Hall Auditorium.

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