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Guests on Campus

Upcoming Events


Announcements
Donate Used Clothes and Shoes
2005 Summer Baseball Camp
Summer Opera Theatre Presents Cendrillon

From UCSPE

Seeking Emerging Leaders Participants
Seeking Family Weekend Steering Committee Members
Volunteer Advisers for Student Organizations Wanted


Health and Safety
National Safety Month

Calendar
Sunday, June 5, to Wednesday, June 8
The Program in Early Christian Studies sponsors a conference titled “Early Christian Studies and the Academic Disciplines." Registration is open for the conference but closed for on-campus housing and the opening dinner. Registration fees are waived for members of the CUA community. Caldwell Hall auditorium and the Life Cycle Institute auditorium. For more information, contact Catherine Peters at 202-319-5216 or
peters@cua.edu.

Sunday, June 12, to Sunday, June 19
The Summer Opera Theatre Company stages a performance of Cendrillon, by Jules Massenet, conducted by H. Teri Murai. Hartke Theatre. For more information, see "Announcements" below.

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Guests on Campus

Dominican Third Order Conference
In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the Dominican Third Order, a province of the Dominican order, holds a congress at CUA June 9-12. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Dominican House of Studies, located across the street from CUA. Approximately 400 congress attendees are expected. For more information, visit www.3op.org.

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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 15
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., all members of the university community are invited to a farewell reception in honor of Chuck Mann, associate vice president for business services, who is leaving CUA June 17 for St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn., where he has been appointed vice president for finance and treasurer. McMahon Foyer. For more information, contact Sue Weir, executive assistant, Office of the Vice President, Finance and Administration, Treasurer, at 202-319-5607.


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Announcements

Donate Used Clothes and Shoes
Summer cleaning? The Office of Campus Ministry announces that used clothes and shoes may be donated on campus. Yellow Planet Aid bins are located in front of Ryan Hall. All donations help those in developing countries. For more information,
 contact Emmjolee Mendoza, associate campus minister for community service, at 202-319-5575.

2005 Summer 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 Cendrillon
The Summer Opera Theatre Company, a professional, independent company in residence at CUA, stages Jules Massenet's  Cendrillon (a new and updated version) at 2:30 p.m. on June 12; 7:30 p.m. (with a free lecture at 6:30 p.m.) on June 15; 7:30 p.m. on June 17; and 2:30 p.m. on June 19.


CUA alumni Maureen Francis, B.M. 1992, and Rolando Sanz, B.M. 2000, make their Summer Opera debuts as Cinderella and The Prince. Other CUA alumni singing principal roles in Cendrillon include Jennifer Jellings, B.M. 1999, Brian Cali, B.M. 2005, and Kristin Green, B.M. 2003. Benjamin T. Rome School of Music voice instructor Eugene Galvin appears as Cinderella’s Father.


This production, suitable for children as well as adults, is conducted by H. Teri Murai of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Presented with full orchestra, the performance is in French with English surtitles.


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

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From UCSPE
The following announcements are from the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events.

Seeking Emerging Leaders Participants
Have you participated in CUA's Emerging Leaders (EL) program as a past presenter, facilitator or student?  Or maybe you recall a student who participated and can connect him or her with the UCSPE staff. If so, your feedback is valuable to us!


Initiatives to establish a future leadership development program are ongoing. One goal is to incorporate past EL participants and facilitators into the program. If you are interested in leading sessions, facilitating conversation or serving as a mentor to future EL participants, please get in touch.  We currently are developing a post-test data collection instrument to gather past information about the program. If you are willing to be involved in this program which may consist of surveys, correspondence with UCSPE and focus groups please contact us.

For more information, contact Kim Timpany, associate director for student programs, at 202-319-5291 or timpany@cua.edu.

Seeking Family Weekend Steering Committee Members
UCSPE currently is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in being involved as volunteers or committee members for Family Weekend 2005 scheduled Oct. 28-30.

If you have a talent related to event planning, decorating, graphic design, etc., or if your department/organization would like to contribute a program or service that will make family weekend more exciting and inviting for guests, contact Kim Timpany at 202-319-5291 or timpany@cua.edu.

Volunteer Advisers for Student Organizations Wanted
Attention CUA administration, faculty and staff: Are you looking for new ways to share your talents with CUA students? If you said 'yes,' UCSPE would like you to consider advising a student organization at CUA.
Each year a number of student organization adviser positions become vacant, and those organizations seek talented faculty or staff members to fill them. The UCSPE student programs staff hopes to connect students in the groups with qualified, interested and motivated advisers. 

The adviser serves as a resource for student organizations by giving advice, sharing ideas and showing support. Other major functions of an adviser include:


1. Promote the growth and development of students and the organization.

2. Facilitate the organization's continuity.

3. Be knowledgeable of pertinent university protocol and guidelines and keep the organization well-informed of them.

4. Encourage the organization to adhere to its mission and purpose.


The adviser serves as a resource for the organization, aids in the growth and development of the organization and its members by guiding them in their decision-making process, is a consistent and supportive presence for the student organization, challenges the group and motivates them in their endeavors, and serves as a liaison between the organization and the university. 

The role of the adviser may vary depending on the needs of the organization. Following are some advisory roles (adapted from The Leadership Center at Washington State University):  teacher/mentor, consultant, continuity, link, observer, resource, financial adviser/supervisor.

To learn more about the organizations in need of an adviser, visit http://universitycenter.cua.edu/students/. For more information, contact Kim Timpany at timpany@cua, or Regina Howell, program coordinator, at howell@cua.edu, or call 202-319-5291.

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Health and Safety

National Safety Month
June is “National Safety Month.” To help promote safety across the board this summer and throughout the year, this year's theme is “Safety Where We Live, Work and Play.”

Where We Live
With the  temperatures getting warmer, the desire to be outside and to cook outside increases. There are many safety tips to follow when cooking out.

When preparing food most important, meats and fish many precautions should be taken, varying from marinating to cooking.  Marinating should always be done in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. Always try to reduce the amount of air in contact with meat.  Never reuse marinade after it comes in contact with raw meat, and make sure all surfaces that come in contact with raw meat are cleaned thoroughly before putting cooked foods on them.  The United States Department of Agriculture recommends using a meat thermometer and cooking various meats at different temperatures.  Some common temperatures are 160 degrees Fahrenheit for hamburgers and all pork products; 145 F for steaks, chops and roasts; 165 F for ground poultry; 170 F for poultry breasts; and 180 F for whole poultry.

When grilling with a gas grill, inspect it for faulty or deteriorating parts and connections, and check the propane cylinder for leaky hoses and connections (following the manufacturer’s instructions). If those instructions are not available, a soapy water solution can be applied to the hoses and connections. (Look for larger bubbles being formed.)  Charcoal grills produce carbon monoxide, so proper ventilation should always be a concern. Always treat fire with respect!

Where We Work
During the summer, working outside increases. This can pose serious threats to human health caused by heat exhaustion or heatstroke. These are both forms of dehydration. Many factors including size, weight, health and age can affect the body’s hydration rate. Always drink plenty of water prior to doing any type of work outside in the heat. If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, irritability and muscle cramps, and you believe you are at risk of heat exhaustion, remove yourself from the heat and drink water.  By neglecting to remove yourself from the heat you risk going into hyperthermia, or heatstroke, which can be fatal.

Where We Play
Though an inviting place to visit during the summer months, the beach can be very dangerous as well.  Rip currents  columns of water moving away from the shore are responsible for about 100 deaths a year and each year account for the majority of lifeguard rescues.  Their intensity directly correlates with the size of the waves and conditions of the ocean. It is believed that the majority of rip current deaths occur when inexperienced ocean swimmers panic and succumb to physical exhaustion.  If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore to get out of the current, and then swim at an angle toward the shore using the waves to aid you. If unable to get out, don't panic, but float or tread water and try to draw attention to yourself. In many cases the current will spit you out and the waves will take you back toward shore. 

For more information, contact Will Wood at 202-319-5865.


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