This Week at CUA
June 27 - July 4 View Archives


Guests on Campus

Upcoming Events

For Your Benefit

Thank You
Seeking Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner
Summer Opera Theatre Presents Rigoletto
Interim Arrangements for Business Services Operations


Monday, June 27, to Friday, July 15
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Ward Center Summer Music Program presents its summer workshop "Church and Music," aimed at classroom music teachers, home-schoolers and beginners in Gregorian chant. Various locations in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. For more information, contact 202-319-5420 or

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Guests on Campus

College Board Upward Bound Program
The College Board Upward Bound Program takes place on CUA's campus from June 27 to July 28. The program offers academic support to 106 District of Columbia public school students who meet low-income guidelines and stand to be the first in their families to graduate from college. Courses offered include mathematics, English, science, study skills and computer applications. For more information, visit

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Upcoming Events

Monday, July 4
Independence Day. University closed.

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.

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For Your Benefit

Retirement Plan Consultation

CUA encourages employees to begin planning and saving for retirement early in their careers.  The university sponsors and contributes to a defined contribution retirement plan administered through TIAA-CREF, the largest private pension plan in the United States.  To facilitate early and continuous retirement planning on the part of employees, CUA has arranged with TIAA-CREF for a financial consultant to meet one-on-one with employees who would like to review their current retirement savings strategies or get expert assistance for developing a plan.


TIAA-CREF will be conducting one-on-one counseling sessions at the university on the following dates:


June 21

July 19

August 16

September 20 and 21

October 18 and 19

November 8 and 9

December 6


Counseling sessions will be held in the Leahy Hall first-floor conference room from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, please visit TIAA-CREF's Web site at or call Juanita Hill at 202-637-8917.


If you have questions or would like additional information, feel free to contact Maria Green-Hawkins or Sherill Sampson at 202-319-5050.

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Thank You
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to thank everyone from the CUA community who participated in the photo taking session in front of Cardinal Hall on Thursday, June 23. One of the photos that were taken will grace the cover of the summer issue of CUA Magazine, which will be available at the beginning of August. The office is grateful for the great turnout and for the patience of all who participated.

Seeking Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner
The Office of the Dean of Students seeks a member of the university community who is a certified/qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner to facilitate a training session in late August for student leaders. Interested parties may contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at or 202-319-5619.

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.

Interim Arrangements for Business Services Operation
Julie Englund, vice president for finance and administration, announces that, with Chuck Mann's departure, several changes have been made in the oversight of the Office of Business Services until a new associate vice president for business services is recruited. Effective Monday, June 20, 2005, the changes described below have taken place.

Laura J. Sweet, who is currently director of business systems and support at CUA, has agreed to serve as the interim associate vice president for business services. She will be responsible for overseeing purchasing, property management, risk management, business systems and food services. She will also provide project management services during the implementation of the new PeopleSoft human resources and payroll systems implementation.

Laura began her career at CUA in 1990. She has served in the positions of assistant controller, director of student accounts and assistant controller, and director of grants and contracts for 10 years, and in 1997 served as the interim controller for several months. In 2002, she became director of business systems and support, working on the installation of the PeopleSoft financial and student systems, and most recently, the new human resources and payroll system.

The Office of Human Resources, under the direction of Barbara Coughlin, will report directly to Julie Englund. The Office of Payroll, headed by Rochell Raymond, will report on an interim basis to the controller and assistant treasurer, Sheri Hardison.

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