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Guests on Campus

For Your Benefit
2005—2006 Schedule for Paid Holidays and Holy Days

Announcements
Orientation 2005 Information
University Libraries Appoints Assistant Manager
Diversity Training
Baseball Camp
Summer Opera Theatre Presents Rigoletto

Health and Safety
Walkway Clutter Can Lead to Dangerous Falls

Calendar

Sunday, July 10, to Sunday, July 17
The Summer Opera Theatre Company stages a performance of Rigoletto, by Giuseppe Verdi. Hartke Theatre. For more information, see "Announcements" below.

Thursday, July 14
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., all members of the university community are invited to a farewell ice cream reception for Belinda Keller, administrative assistant to the provost, in recognition of her service to CUA. McMahon Hall Foyer. For more information, contact Mabel McGlothlin, senior executive assistant, Office of the Provost, at 202-319-5252.


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Guests on Campus

The Religious Archives Institute
The Religious Archives Institute takes place on the CUA campus from July 11 to July 22. The institute, designed for keepers of religious records, manuscripts and objects, is open to beginner archivists as well as seasoned practitioners and records administrators. For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Science at 202-319-5085 or cua-slis@cua.edu.


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For Your Benefit

2005—2006 Schedule for Paid Holidays and Holy Days
Father O'Connell has approved the schedule for paid holidays and holy days in the 20052006 academic year. The schedule may be accessed on the human resources Web site at the following address:
http://humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/holidays.cfm. While this schedule has been approved for staff, please note the following: 1) Staff members who work under collective bargaining agreements or other contracts will conform to the provisions of their contracts with respect to paid holidays; 2) The university may require some staff employees to work on holidays. Staff employees required to work on holidays will be notified by their supervisors; 3) The paid holiday/holy day schedule does not apply to CUA faculty. Faculty employees may refer to the academic calendar to determine their holiday and holy day schedule; 4) Individual holiday reminders will not be sent out, so please refer to the holiday/holy day schedule on the human resources Web site throughout the year.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new holiday/holy day schedule, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (202) 319-5050.


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Announcements

Orientation 2005 Information
The Office of the Dean of Students announces that the orientation program for new freshman, transfer students and their families begins Thursday, Aug. 25, with parent sessions continuing through Saturday, Aug. 27, and student sessions concluding Sunday, Aug. 28. New students have the opportunity to meet with their faculty advisers and learn about university services, programs and academic requirements. The orientation program for parents provides an overview of campus life and university policies and addresses the changes and challenges they may experience as their children join the CUA community.

A brochure regarding orientation is sent to incoming students once they have deposited with the Office of Admissions. The brochure provides registration details, information concerning requirements for matriculating at the university and general information including an overview of the orientation schedule, available campus services and hotel accommodations.

The brochure also provides incoming freshman with details of the Reader’s Program, which is designed to encourage them to interact with faculty and develop a rapport with peers who share a common interest in reading. Staff and faculty can view the full text of the Reader's Program brochure on the orientation Web site, linked below.

In early August, a virtual brochure will be posted on the orientation Web site. This brochure, titled “Frequently Asked Questions for New Students and their Families” provides an overview of university services and policies and is intended to complement other university mailings new students receive over the summer, as well as university publications such as the Student Handbook and Announcements.

The final orientation publication, “Program Schedule,” is distributed to new students and parents upon their Aug. 25 arrival on campus. Copies of the program schedule will be distributed to university faculty and staff during the week of Aug. 22.

As in past years, orientation name tags are provided to university faculty and staff who traditionally participate in the orientation program. Information is sent to various offices in mid-August.
 
For more information, contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or visit the orientation Web site at http://orientation.cua.edu.

University Libraries Appoints Assistant Manager
University Libraries announces the appointment of Leslie Knoblauch as assistant records manager of CUA's American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives. Ms. Knoblauch holds a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College and a master's degree in information science with a specialization in archives and records management from The University of Michigan. Before her appointment, she was a graduate student processor at The University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library.

Diversity Training
The Office of Equal Opportunity announces that it is offering a seminar titled "EEO and Diversity Training," which will address questions such as "What is equal opportunity?" "What is discrimination?" and "How do I deal with a diverse workforce?" The training is available to all CUA employees and will be held on Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351.

Employees are advised to get approval from their supervisors before signing up for the seminar. To sign up, contact Janet Mudd, director, Office of Equal Opportunity, at 202-319-6594 or mudd@cua.edu.

The next seminar will be offered Sept. 13, 2005. The dates for other future seminars will be given soon.

Baseball Camp
CUA head baseball Coach Ross Natoli conducts his 18th annual instructional baseball camp Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp welcomes boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, of all abilities and experience levels. Cost is $250. Professional instruction and live games are supervised by college and high school coaches and Washington, D.C.-area college players. Emphasis is on fundamentals. Personal videotaping and supervised swimming are included. Free adult supervision available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the convenience of working parents. Group/team discounts available. Registration is limited. For more information or to request a brochure, contact Ross Natoli at 202-319-6092 or natoli@cua.edu. Brochures and applications also are available at http://athletics.cua.edu.


Summer Opera Theatre Presents Rigoletto
The Summer Opera Theatre Company, a professional, independent company in residence at CUA, stages Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at 2:30 p.m. on July 10; 7:30 p.m. on July 13; 7:30 p.m. on July 15; and 2:30 p.m. on July 17.

CUA alumna Stacey Mastrian performs the role of "Gilda," Rigoletto's daughter.

For ticket reservations, contact the Hartke Theatre Box Office at 202-319-4000. For more information, contact Deanne Giarraputo, Summer Opera Theatre general manager, at 202-526-1669.



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Health and Safety

Walkway Clutter Can Lead to Dangerous Falls
— Falls, slips and trips on the job cause more than 300,000 disabling injuries every year in the United States.
— Falls are the second-leading cause of accidental death in the home, taking the lives of 9,300 people in the United States in 2000.
— Falls account for about 20 percent of emergency room visits in the United States.

Safety Smarts:
— If you make a mess, clean it up. Never let safety be someone else's job.

— Keep passageways and stairs clean and clear.
— If you see a housekeeping hazard, remove, repair or report it.
— Put away tools and equipment promptly after using them.

 

For more information, contact Louis Alar at 202-319-5789

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