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July 28 to August 3, 2003

Monday, July 28
The Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the fifth and final 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 drummers.htm.

Guests On Campus
Visiting Groups
From Wednesday, July 30, to Saturday, Aug. 2, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration will hold its Youth Career Skills Challenge, which will test the academic skills of 200 teen-agers from impoverished urban neighborhoods, rural areas and Indian reservations. The challenge will feature contests in mathematics and language arts, and will include a college and job fair. The contest will be held at various campus locations, including the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-693-3377.

From Thursday, Aug. 7, to Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Tavis Smiley Foundation will hold its Youth 2 Leaders National Summit, aimed at instructing nearly 1,000 African-Americans between the ages of 13 and 21 about politics, advocacy and community activism. It will feature workshops, speakers and entertainment to be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Herzfeld Auditorium and Life Cycle Institute. For more information, contact the Office of Conferences and Event Planning at 202-319-5200.
Used Equipment Sale
On Thursday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 8, the CUA Purchasing Office and property administrator will hold a used equipment sale. The sale, open to CUA faculty and staff only, will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the basement of Keane Hall. The entrance is at the bottom of the ramp facing the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Sale items include computers; printers; scanners; typewriters; bookcases; copiers; desks; filing cabinets; and tables of various models, sizes and colors. All equipment will be sold "as is" and no returns will be accepted. Only cash or personal checks from full-time university employees will be accepted. No exceptions. For more information, contact Ralph Newsom or Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402.

Work-Study Supervisors Training Workshop
Due to the significant changes in this year's work-study program, the Office of Career Services will host three sessions of the Work-Study Supervisors Training Workshop for current and prospective supervisors. Attendance is voluntary. Topics will include listing and updating work-study positions, hiring students, processing the proper paperwork and monitoring students' hours.

The sessions will be held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Room location has not yet been determined. Since the information in each session is the same, supervisors need only attend one session. Session one will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon; session two will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; session three will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To register, contact Beth Andrews, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623 or

Campus Employment Fair Registration
The Office of Career Services will host the fourth annual Campus Employment Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room. This year's registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 15. To complete a registration form, those interested in participating should visit the career services office at the Pryzbyla Center, Suite 202, or contact Beth Andrews, student employment coordinator, at to request a form.
Music Library Closure
The music library will be closed from Monday, July 28, to Thursday, July 31, for floor replacement. Those who need materials during this time should contact staff at 202-319-5424 or, and they will retrieve them, if possible. Those needing to return items during the closure should drop them off at the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. Loan periods will be extended, if necessary, to accommodate the closure.

Summer Session Classes
The last session of professional development workshops — graduate-level classes to help education professionals such as teachers and adminstrators earn their certifications or get re-certified — will be held from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 3. For more information, call 202-319-5572.

Changes in Income Tax Withholding
The Payroll Office has received a notice from the IRS regarding new withholding tables that may reduce the amount of income tax withheld from the wages of employees.

The tax withholding reductions are due to the reduction of the current 27 percent and higher tax bracket and the widening of the 10 percent tax bracket, says the IRS.

The new tables, prescribed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, reflect a change resulting from the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.

If employees do not want to have their withholdings reduced, they may file a new Form W-4, "Employee's Witholding Allowance Certificate." For additional help, employees should visit the IRS Web site at to obtain the agency's Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding? They can also visit the site and use the "Withholding Calculator."

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