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June 30 to July 6, 2003

Calendar
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.

The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the Opera Institute for Young Singers, the "Play's the Thing" and the Catholic Leadership Program. (See Announcements.)

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

Friday, July 4
Independence Day. University closed.

Upcoming Events
Monday, July 7
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors "Media and Video Production," "Experiences in Architecture," the Hispanic Pastoral Leadership program and the second session of professional development workshops. (See Announcements.)

Monday, July 7, through
Friday, July 11

The School of Nursing's "Youth to College" hosts its summer nursing camp. Gowan Hall. (See Announcements.)

Thursday, July 10
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Department of Education hosts an open house for those interested in CUA's new graduate teacher certification and master's degree program, which is available 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.

Friday, July 11, through
Wednesday, Aug. 6

The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the Capitol Classic Debate Institute's The Washington Group, a series of seminars aimed at sharpening the debate skills of local and visiting high school students. For more information, call 202-319-5447.

Monday, July 14
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the third session of professional development workshops, which will run through Friday, July 18. (See Announcements.)

Monday, July 21
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the fourth session of professional development workshops, which will run through Friday, July 25. (See Announcements.)

Announcements
Summer Session Classes
The Office of Summer Sessions is sponsoring the following classes:

The Opera Institute for Young Singers, a session held for high school students by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Washington Opera and the Summer Opera Theatre Company, will run from Monday, June 30, through Saturday, July 19. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The "Play's the Thing," which teaches acting and musical production to 8- to 12-year olds, will run from Monday, June 30, through Sunday, July 27. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with after-class child care available until 6 p.m.

The Catholic Leadership Program, a doctoral program that focuses on the history, mission and practices of the Catholic Church, will run from Monday, June 30, through Friday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 202-319-5257.

"Media and Video Production," a two-week workshop that teaches high school students the basics of shooting and editing video and sound recording, will run from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 18. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5257.

"Experiences in Architecture," which instructs high school students about the academic and professional sides of architecture, will run from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 25. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-6249.

The Hispanic Pastoral Leadership program, aimed at priests, lay people and members of religious communities who are interested in Hispanic ministry, will run from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 18. For more information, call 202-319-6501.

The remaining three (out of four) sessions of professional development workshops — graduate-level classes to help education professionals such as teachers and adminstrators earn their certifications or get re-certified — also will be held. The second session runs from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11; the third runs from Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18; and the fourth runs from Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25. For more information, call 202-319-5572.

Conferences on Campus
The Office of Conferences and Event Planning announces that Franciscan University's Young Adults Conference will be held from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6. The conference will address issues and questions young adults face in upholding their Catholic faith. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Nursing School Summer Camp
The School of Nursing will sponsor a "Youth to College" summer nursing camp at Gowan Hall for middle and high school students. The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be held 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 gumbert@cua.edu.
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, at which institute participants will publicly debate issues of international significance. For more information about the debate festival, visit www.idebate.org/seeyli.

Although students will live on campus for most of the program, the institute organizers want them to spend some time with local families and are 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 fishbone@cua.edu.

Health & Safety
Increase in Drug-Resistant Germs
Drug-resistant germs are on the rise in the United States, and experts predict a sharp jump in the strains of a dangerous form of strep that can overcome two common antibiotics, penicillin and erythromycin.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied reports from sites in eight states, measuring how common the strep's drug resistance was in 1996 and how it increased in 1999.

The report provides further support for arguments against unnecessary antibiotic use. For example, many people demand antibiotics when they have a cold, even though colds are caused by viruses, which are not affected by antibiotics.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to require a new warning on antibiotics, pointing out that overusing them makes them less effective. Doctors must be sure that a patient is suffering from a bacterial infection, not a virus with similar symptoms, before prescribing antibiotics, the warning says. The government estimates that half of the 100 million antibiotic prescriptions written in physician offices each year are unnecessary. For more information, contact Don Luster, radiation safety officer, at 202-319-5206.



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