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Upcoming Events

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.

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. He will receive the degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

 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  

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Announcing the new CUAbroad - CUA-wide Study Abroad Section
As of May 1, 2008, CUAbroad — the education abroad section of the newly formed Center for Global Education — officially takes on study abroad programs for the School of Arts and Sciences while working closely with other CUA schools involved in study abroad. CUAbroad aims to provide a wide array of education abroad opportunities including short-term faculty-led study tours, semester/year long programs, honors abroad programs, international internships and overseas intensive language programs. CUAbroad will also provide specialized services to CUA students such as education abroad advising, an education abroad resource library, the issuance of the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), and travel insurance information. For more information, visit or e-mail

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 John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial 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-three-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.

Papal Souvenirs Available
Did you love the gold shirts that volunteers for the pope’s visit wore on April 17?  Want one of your own?  Well, you are in luck!  There is a limited supply of the gold polo shirts with the “Christ Our Hope” logo on the front. Tote bags with the same logo are also available. These were given to the special guests who attended the pope’s April 17 address to Catholic educators. Starting Monday, May 5, you can purchase shirts for $3 each and tote bags for $1 each. Proceeds will help support CUA spring and summer mission trips.  Staff will be in the Pryzbyla Center main atrium from noon to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 5 and 6, or until supplies run out.

Study Late at the Student Center
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events announces that the Pryzbyla Center will extend its hours during the week of May 4 to May 10 and remain open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday mornings to accommodate students studying for final exams. For more information, go to or call 202-319-5291.

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.

Summer Housing for CUA Students
Summer housing is still available for CUA students in Millennium South, Caldwell and Seton halls; more information is on the Office of Housing Services Web site at  In order to be eligible for an on-campus summer assignment through Housing Services, individuals must be a current CUA student or a visiting college student enrolled in summer courses at CUA. Current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes in order to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area during the summer months. Information on summer internships is available in the Office of Career Services and on the Career Services Web site at

Weight Watchers
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 Wednesday, May 7. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

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