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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next seminar will be offered Sept. 13, 2005. The dates for other future seminars will be given soon.
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 email@example.com. 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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