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June 28 to July 4, 2004

Monday, June 28
First day of second sessions of summer classes.

Monday, June 28,
to Thursday, July 1

The School of Engineering hosts the Eye on Engineering and Computer Science summer program, where rising high school seniors can learn about the engineering and computer science fields. Various locations in Pangborn Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5160 or visit

Upcoming Events
Monday, July 5
Fourth of July holiday. University closed.

Guests On Campus
Monday, June 28,
to Friday, July 9

CUA hosts the 2004 Capitol Classic Debate Institute, a tournament for high school students from around the country. Various locations throughout campus. Another tournament will begin on Sunday, July 10, and will last until Wednesday, Aug. 4. For more information, contact Ron Bratt at 202-319-5447.

CUA Basketball Camp
From Monday, July 5, to Friday, July 9, Catholic University will hold its 12th annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp for children ages 8 to 16.

The camp will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and take place at the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center. Adult supervision will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the convenience of working parents. Several local sports celebrities are scheduled to appear as guest speakers. Swimming will also be available.

The cost for the camp is $170 and includes a Catholic University Basketball Camp T-shirt. Group discounts are also available.

For more information, please call Maggie Lonergan, head coach, women's basketball, at 202-319-4951.

For Your Benefit
2004-2005 Staff
Holiday Schedule
Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., CUA president, has approved the staff holiday schedule for 2004-2005, which is posted on the Office of Human Resources' Web site at holidays.cfm. The schedule will remain on the Web site throughout the year, and individual notices will not be sent before each holiday.

The holiday schedule is as follows:


¿ Monday, July 5: Independence Day
¿ Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day
¿ Monday, Oct. 11, President's Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Nov. 24, President's Holiday
¿ Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day
¿ Friday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
¿ Monday, Dec. 20, Christmas Holiday
¿ Tuesday, Dec. 21, Christmas Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 22, Christmas Holiday
¿ Thursday, Dec. 23, Christmas Holiday
¿ Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
¿ Monday, Dec. 27, Christmas Holiday
¿ Tuesday, Dec. 28, Christmas Holiday
¿ Wednesday, Dec. 29, Christmas Holiday
¿ Thursday, Dec. 30, Christmas Holiday
¿ Friday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve


¿ Monday, Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
¿ Thursday, Jan. 20, Inauguration Day
¿ Thursday, March 24, Holy Thursday
¿ Friday, March 25, Good Friday
¿ Monday, March 28, Easter Monday
¿ Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
¿ Monday, July 4, Independence Day
¿ Monday, Aug. 15, Feast of the Assumption

Some academic offices may need to remain open until Dec. 22, 2004, to receive final grade submissions. Staffing will be arranged through supervisors. Employees required to work between Dec. 20 and 22 will be notified by their supervisors.

President¿s Holidays are given at the discretion of the president. Because there will be years when no such holidays can be extended, they should not be anticipated from year to year.
For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Health & Safety
Tips for Safe Grilling
Grilling in America is hotter than ever. Four out of five U.S. families now own a grill, and most people barbecue at least once a week during the summer. The Propane Education and Research Council encourages homeowners to follow some simple grilling safety tips:

¿ Always follow the grill manufacturer's instructions and keep written materials accessible.
¿ When lighting a grill, keep the top open.
¿ Always use or store cylinders outdoors in an upright (vertical) position.
¿ When the cylinder is refilled, have the supplier check for dents, damage, rust and leaks.
¿ Before connecting or lighting a propane gas grill burner, use a leak-detection solution to check connections for tightness. Do not use matches or lighters to check for leaks.
¿ After filling or exchanging a cylinder, take it home immediately. Keep the vehicle ventilated and the cylinder valve closed and capped.
¿ Do not allow children to tamper with the cylinder or grill.
¿ Do not smoke while handling a propane cylinder.
¿ Do not use, store or transport cylinders near high temperatures (this includes storing spare cylinders near the grill).
¿ When a grill is not in use, cover disconnected hose-end fittings with plastic bags or protective caps to keep clean.
¿ If there is an uncontrollable release of gas, call the fire department.

For more information, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.

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