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Friday, May 16
2 p.m., the Honors Convocation Program, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Awardees should arrive no later than 1:45 p.m.

4 p.m., Baccalaureate Mass, Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Student procession will form at 3:30 p.m. and move forward at 3:40 p.m. Candidates for degrees do not genuflect in the aisle but proceed directly to their seats. In case of inclement weather students proceed directly to Memorial Hall, lower level of the Basilica, to form the procession. Please wear academic gowns (caps not required).

Saturday, May 17
10 a.m., 119th annual commencement ceremony, east steps of the National Shrine. Knights of Columbus leader Carl A. Anderson and his wife, Dorian, will jointly address graduates and will each receive the university’s highest academic honor, the Doctor of Theology degree, honoris causa.

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 Campus Ministry

Here for the Summer? Help with Liturgical and Music Ministries
If you are in the area for the summer, consider helping with liturgical and/or music ministries for the 9 p.m. Sunday Mass. The Mass continues all summer and we need your help. Contact Jessica DePrizio at if you are able to help with music, lectoring, serving or Eucharistic ministry.

An Invitation to Sing with the CUA Commencement Choir
All CUA students, faculty, staff, graduates and their friends are welcome to sing with the commencement choir at the Baccalaureate Mass, May 16, 4 p.m., Great Upper Church of the National Shrine. The Washington Symphonic Brass and CUA String Ensemble will also perform.
Rehearsals take place in John Paul Hall, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, as follows:
Monday, May 12, 12 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 12 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 15, 1 to 4 p.m., dress rehearsal, Great Upper Church of the National Shrine
Friday, May 16, 3 p.m., warm-up for Baccalaureate Mass, National Shrine Visitor Center
For more information, e-mail Kevin O’Brien at or sign up at Campus Ministry or in the music school.

Mission Belize
The Mission Belize team is collecting Communion dresses, veils and school supplies to bring to the children of Punta Gorda, Belize, during its two-week trip this summer. If you, your family or friends have any used white Communion dresses in good condition or any school supplies, you can drop them off in Campus Ministry until Friday, May 16. For more information, contact Erin Craine at  

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 20
4 to 6 p.m., the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library is holding a farewell reception to honor Mike McLane, director of libraries. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact 202-319-5070.

6 to 9 p.m., the Department of Biology presents a poster show and exhibit with the Chesapeake Society for Microscopy. McMahon Hall, Foyer. All are welcome, and a snack buffet will be offered. For more information and registration details, contact Pamela Tuma, assistant professor of biology, at 202-319-6681 or

Friday, May 23
2 p.m., Columbus School of Law annual commencement, Great Upper Church of the National Shrine. This year’s law school commencement speaker will be U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. He will receive the degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

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Coffee Demonstration
The Office of Procurement Services invites the CUA community to stop by and perk up their work week Tuesday, May 27. The Staples team will be on hand to demonstrate the Keurig coffee system’s brewing capabilities and benefits from 10 to 11 a.m. at Caldwell Hall Auditorium. Stop by and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast along with a wide variety of fresh coffees and teas. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or

Student Medical Insurance Information
The Office of the Vice President for Student Life and the Office of the Dean of Students announce that
waiver requests for student medical insurance can no longer be accepted. Notification reminders are also being sent to all CUA student e-mail accounts. Be sure to review all correspondence and see what action is required before deleting e-mails. Enrollment must be waived each academic year online at and at the CUA student medical insurance Web site

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this summer. The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee for the 12 weeks is $168, payable in two installments. Meetings will be held at noon each Wednesday in Leahy Hall, Room 100, starting May 7, however, one can join at any point in the 12 weeks and pay only for the remaining weeks. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

University Center Summer Hours and Dining Schedule
The Pryzbyla Center will begin summer hours of operation this Saturday, May 10, as follows: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday for the summer.

For the week of May 12 to May 18, the Pryzbyla Food Court will observe the following schedule:
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Monday through Sunday:
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.   
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Starbuck’s Coffee, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

The Loft C-store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Leahy Coffee Kiosk, Leahy Hall Lobby
Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

After May 18, the Office of Dining Services will follow a summer schedule:
The Pryzbyla Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Monday to Sunday:
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.   
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Starbuck’s Coffee, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Loft C-store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

For more information, visit

Basketball Camp at CUA
The 16th annual boys and girls basketball camp at CUA takes place June 16 to June 20 and June 23 to June 27 for those 7 to 15 years of age. A discount for family members of CUA employees and discounts for early registration are available. For more information, contact Steve Howes at 202-319-6046.

End-of-Year Library Reminders
The year is quickly coming to a close and the CUA Libraries are happy to have been a part of your successes. Please be sure you have returned all your library materials before the end of the semester. If you have any outstanding library fines or fees, pay them before you leave campus. Payments for library fees cannot be accepted through Cardinal Station. Graduating? Please make sure you have taken care of your library obligations. Outstanding library fines and fees must be paid at the library (cash, check or Cardinal Cash) by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. If you don’t pay your fees or fines, you will not be able to get your diploma or transcripts. We are happy to assist you so feel free to contact the circulation desk at the Mullen Library at 202-319-5060 or

Equipment Available
The Office of Asset Inventory announces the auction of four pieces of equipment that the university no longer needs: an industrial acoustics 402A sound isolation enclosure, a Wysong & Miles #284 milling machine, a 10-foot-by-3-foot wood library table and a Landa HBG-15D water treatment machine. The bidding for the booth and milling machine will start at $3,000 each, bidding for the table will start at $100 and bidding for the water treatment machine will start at $4,000. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this equipment, which is available for viewing by appointment. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope to Andrew Wolf in Leahy Hall, Room LL40, by Friday, May 16. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402.

Televisions and Hanging Brackets Available for Office Use
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events announces that it has two 27-inch color televisions and accompanying hanging wall mounts available to any CUA department or office. Two additional hanging wall mounts are also available. Interested parties should contact Brandon Pettit, coordinator for operations, at 202-319-5291 or, and are responsible for pick-up and transportation. No CUA equipment may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

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