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July 7 to July 13, 2003

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 hosts its "Youth to College" summer nursing camp. Gowan Hall. For more information, contact Carly Gumbert at 202-319-6451 or

Monday, July 7, through
Friday, July 18

The School of Library and Information Science and the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives hold the Religious Archives Institute, a two-week course designed to prepare students for work with religious records, manuscripts and objects. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5065.

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.

Upcoming Events
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.)

Monday, July 28
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the fifth session of professional development workshops, which will run through Friday, Aug. 3. (See Announcements.)

Monday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 2
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the Lion Drummers World Percussion Workshop, a series of classes, held Monday through Friday, aimed at teaching elementary, middle school, high school and college students the fundamentals of playing percussion instruments in rock, jazz, Afro-Latin and African music.

The elementary school class will run from 9 a.m. to noon, the middle school class from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and the high school/college class from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A joint concert will be held on Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. All the classes are taught by Master Instructor Luis Garay. For more information, contact Garay at 301-649-5217 or or visit

Guests On Campus
Visiting Groups
The Office of Conferences and Event Planning announces that the following organizations will be using campus facilities this month:

On Thursday, July 10, and Thursday, July 17, So Others Might Eat, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that aids the impoverished, will hold two one-day conferences, cosponsored by CUA's National Catholic School of Social Service. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Barbara Early, associate professor, at 202-319-5456.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association on Saturday, July 12, will hold a one-day educational program about issues facing its industry. The event is cosponsored by the School of Nursing and will be held at Hannan Hall, Room 108, and Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

From Sunday, July 15, to Saturday, July 19, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will hold its second annual Teach Vietnam Teachers' Conference, aimed at sharing with educators effective methods to teach about the Vietnam War. Caldwell Auditorium and Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5291 or visit

On Saturday, July 19, Christian Communities Group Homes will host its fifth annual Intergenerational Swing Dance, cosponsored by the Catholic University Ballroom Club. This marks the third consecutive year that the nonprofit, which runs three Washington, D.C., homes for low-income senior citizens, has brought the dance to CUA. The event — this year titled "Thank the Generation That Brought You Swing" — will last from 8 p.m. to midnight. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-635-9384.

Final Summer Closure of
Brookland-CUA Metro Station

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announces the final summer closure of the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station:

Wednesday, July 9, from 10 p.m. to midnight: CUA station side (west) entrance closed for removal of temporary decking over the entrance. As with previous closures, a shuttle bus will make regularly scheduled trips from the Brookland (east) entrance to the CUA campus.

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

"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 four (out of five) 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; the fourth runs from Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25; and the fifth runs from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 3. For more information, call 202-319-5572.

Summer Opera at CUA
The Summer Opera Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the following productions, which will be held at Hartke Theatre:

Gianni Schicchi and I Pagliacci will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 13; at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16; at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 18; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Prices for the July 13 and 16 performances run between $40 and $65; prices for the July 18 and 20 shows run between $75 and $110.
Elaine R. Walter, professor of music, will give a 6:30 p.m. pre-performance lecture on July 16. Reservations are required.

A memorial concert and tribute to John Lehmeyer, Summer Opera's resident stage director and costume designer, will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. Lehmeyer, who had worked with Summer Opera since 1980, died from cancer complications on May 26, one day prior to the beginning of the Summer Opera's rehearsal period. The concert is free and open to the public.

To make reservations for the Walter lecture, to order tickets or for more information, call the Hartke Theatre box office at 202-319-4000.

Weight Watchers at Work
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. An information and registration meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 327 of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Meetings for the 12-week session will be held on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and will last from July 17 to October 2. The cost is $150. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Andrea Cohen, Vitreous State Laboratory, at 202-319-5402 or For more information on the Weight Watchers program, visit

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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