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August 4 to August 10, 2003

Saturday, Aug. 9
Last day of Summer Session 26 classes.

Upcoming Events
Friday, Aug. 15
Feast of the Assumption (Holiday).

Thursday, Aug. 21
New student orientation begins.

Monday, Aug. 25
Fall classes begin.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Mass of the Holy Spirit. University Mass. 12:10 p.m. classes are cancelled. Classes starting at 1:10 p.m. will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Guests On Campus
Visiting Groups
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.

Farewell Reception
The Office of Institutional Advancement announces that after more than 10 years of service to the Catholic University community, Maureen Macaleer is leaving CUA. During her time at the university, Maureen has served in the Office of the Registrar, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Department of English and the Office of Institutional Advancement.

To bid her farewell and happy new beginnings, the university community is invited to an ice cream and dessert party on Monday, Aug. 11, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the foyer of McMahon Hall. To R.s.v.p. or for more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

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.
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 Withholding 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."

Health & Safety
Follow Safety Rules
When rules are respected, employees' health and safety are protected. About 5,200 workers died in 2000 because of work-related injuries. Each year, a death occurs every 101 minutes in the United States because of on-the-job accidents. Remember to work safely. Always follow approved procedures and practices. Eliminate the causes of accidents — unsafe acts, unsafe conditions or both. Never sacrifice safety in the rush to get things done. Know the specific hazards associated with your work and handle materials safely. For more information, contact Louis Alar at 202-319-5789 or

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