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May 24 to May 30, 2004

Saturday, May 29
2 p.m. Law school commencement. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day. University closed.

Friday, June 4,
and Saturday, June 5

Reunions Weekend. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

DuFour Center Summer Hours
This summer, the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center will be open Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and will be closed on weekends. The pool, however, will be closed until necessary repairs have been made.

Baseball Camp
From Monday, July 12, to Friday, July 16, Catholic University will hold its 17th 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.

Feedback Requested
The CUA campus snack and beverage machine contracts are set to expire on July 31, 2004. Feedback on the performance of CUA's current service providers ARAMARK (snack provider) and Pepsi (beverage provider) is being sought from the CUA community. If you have any feedback or suggestions you would like to pass along, please do so by e-mailing Scott Anderson, associate director for housing, at by June 7, 2004.
Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Through June 11, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety will conduct its annual testing of fire alarm and sprinkler equipment throughout campus.

The testing schedule is as follows:

¿ May 25-28: Testing begun May 18-19 will be completed in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Student Health and Fitness Center, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Leahy Hall, Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center, Hartke Theatre, Hannan Hall, Shahan Hall, Life Cycle Institute and the Grounds Complex.

The Columbus School of Law and its garage will be tested on May 26 and 27.

¿ June 9: Testing will begin at 9 p.m. St. Vincent's Chapel, Pangborn Hall, McCort-Ward Hall, Gowan Hall, Nursing-Biology, St. Bonaventure Hall, Maloney Hall.

¿ June 10: Testing will begin at 9 p.m. Marist Annex, Marist Hall, O'Boyle Hall, McMahon Hall, Ward Hall, Salve Regina Hall.

For more information about the testing, call 202-319-5789.

Work-Study Listings
The Office of Career Services is now accepting listings for new work-study positions for the fall 2004 semester. Work-study position request forms can be obtained at in the "Hiring Students and Alums" and "College Work Study" categories. New positions must be submitted by Monday, June 11, to allow sufficient time to post the openings for the upcoming academic year. The career services office also encourages administrators to attend the fifth annual Campus Employment Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 1. For more information, contact Beth Carbonneau Andrews, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623 or

For Your Benefit
Metrorail SmarTrip Cards
Beginning June 28, 2004, Metrorail riders who park in station garages will be required to pay for their parking with a Metro SmarTrip card as cash will no longer be accepted. Metrorail is shifting to a parking lot payment system that relies on SmarTrip card technology in an effort to eliminate suspected theft of parking fees.
To ensure the availability of SmarTrip cards to parking customers, Metrorail will install dispensing machines that sell the cards for $5 at stations with parking facilities. Customers will then need to add fare value to the card by taking it to a fare vending machine. Once loaded with the fare value, SmarTrip cards can be used to pay for parking fees and fares to ride Metrorail and some Metrobuses. Later this year, all Metrobuses will be outfitted with new fare boxes that accept the cards. Customers may add up to $200 in value on a SmarTrip card. CUA employees may use the fare cards that they purchase through the university's MetroChek payroll deduction to add value to their cards.

SmarTrip cards are available for purchase by cash, check or credit/debit card at three Metrorail sales offices, 11 commuter stores, special retail outlets, via U.S. mail, six Metrobus divisions or online at artrip.cfm. SmarTrip sales locations are also available online or by calling 202-637-7000.

If employees lose their SmarTrip cards, they don¿t lose the value. For a $5 fee to replace the card itself, Metrorail will issue a new card with the same value as when the customer notified officials of the loss. For this replacement feature, customers must register their card at the point of purchase, through the mail or online. Please visit the Metrorail Web site for more information.

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