This Week at CUA
December 18 - December 25 View Archives




Mandated Power Outages
Pryzbyla Center Holiday Hours
Dining Services Holiday Hours

Library Holiday Hours
Heating Over the Holidays
Start the Year with Weight Watchers
Mitten Trees
Instructional Baseball Camps
Changes to MetroChek Benefit
Vehicles for Auction

Wednesday, Dec. 20

2:15 p.m., prior to the president's Christmas party, a "Mass for Advent and Christmas" will be celebrated in Caldwell Hall Chapel for all who would like to attend. This Mass will be offered for the intentions of CUA faculty and staff. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

3 p.m., Father O'Connell invites CUA faculty and staff to the President's Annual Christmas Party. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information call 202-319-5600.

Friday, Dec. 22, to Monday, Jan. 1
University closed for Christmas holiday.

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Monday, Dec. 18
7 p.m., men's basketball hosts Villa Julie. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Dec. 30
3 p.m., women's basketball hosts Susquehanna. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Wednesday, Jan. 3
7 p.m., men's basketball hosts Susquehanna. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Thursday, Jan. 4
6 p.m., women's basketball hosts Christopher Newport. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 7
2 p.m./4 p.m., men's basketball hosts the CUA Classic. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

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Mandated Power Outages
To comply with Pepco's high-voltage testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations is conducting mandated power outages between Dec. 18 and 29. For more information, call the office at 202-319-5121.

The outages have been scheduled as follows:

- Monday, Dec. 18, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Village
- Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feeder #10, Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's, Fitness Center and Grounds
- Friday, Dec. 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder #20, Gowan, Nursing Biology, McCort Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers
- Friday, Dec. 22, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. only, University Center, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman
- Tuesday, Dec. 26, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder #40, University Center, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding, Spellman and Gibbons
- Wednesday, Dec. 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder #30, Power Plant 2nd floor, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy 
- Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder #50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
- Friday, Dec. 29, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Life Cycle Institute, Law School and University Center

Pryzbyla Center Holiday Hours
University Center, Student Programs and Events has announced the following hours for the Pryzbyla Center for the end of the fall semester and begining of the spring semester:

Monday, Dec. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, to Monday, Jan. 1: Closed
Tuesday, Jan. 2, to Friday, Jan. 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7: 8 a.m. to midnight

For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director for operations, at

Dining Services Holiday Hours
CUA's dining services will operate on the following schedule during the holiday season:

Monday, Dec. 18 to Thursday, Dec. 21

Convenience store open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Court open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Law school open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22, to Monday, Jan. 1 — Christmas Break (University closed)

Tuesday, Jan. 2, to Friday, Jan. 5

Convenience store open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Court open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Law school open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6

Student Restaurant open from noon to midnight
Convenience store open from noon to midnight

Sunday, Jan. 7

Student Restaurant open from 7 a.m. to midnight
Convenience store open from noon to midnight

Monday, Jan. 8 — First day of spring semester

Student Restaurant open from 7 a.m. to midnight (2 a.m. on Friday/Saturday)
Convenience store open from 9 a.m. to midnight (noon to midnight on Saturday/Sunday)
Food Court open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday (5 p.m. on Friday)
Law School open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday)

Library Holiday Hours
Following are the operating hours for Mullen Library until the start of next semester:

Monday, Dec. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 21, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, to Monday, Jan. 1, closed
Tuesday, Jan. 2, to Friday, Jan. 5, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 7, closed

For more information, call the library at 202-319-5055

Heating Over the Holidays
Facilities Maintenance and Operations reminds you that over the Christmas Holidays, the campus will be officially closed to normal activity. All buildings not approved to be occupied will be put on energy saving conditions with reduced heat and lighting. Please close all windows to avoid freeze-ups and flooding from heating units. Please leave all heating units on with temperatures set back.  Remember the heat will be turned down very low over this break. Turn all radiator valves down.

Please remember, there will be limited FMO Services, including regular maintenance, custodial support or trash pick up, grounds support and snow removal. For more information, call FMO at 202-319-4497.

Start the New Year with Weight Watchers
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to register for the Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus during the spring semester for 14 weeks. The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee is $168 payable in two installments.  An information session will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, in Room 100 of Leahy Hall. A regular meeting time will be announced in January as Weight Watchers has been asked if it can provide a mid-day time on a day other than Friday.  For more information, call Laura Savard at 202-319-5606 or Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870.

Mitten Trees
Bring in a new pair of mittens or gloves and join CUA Dining Services in decorating the mitten trees. On Dec. 20 all donated mittens and gloves will be delivered to Children's National Medical Center. The trees are located in the Student Restaurant, Food Court and law school cafe. For more information, call Robin Bray, retail food services director, at 202-319-5295.

Instructional Baseball Camps
CUA Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct instructional baseball mini-camps this winter from Dec. 27 to 29, and on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings from Jan. 5 to Feb. 11. All camps will be held in the DuFour Center. Camps are open to players ages 8 to 18, of all ability and experience levels. Attendees will be instructed by members of the CUA baseball coaching staff, local college and high school coaches, and college and professional players. Emphasis will be placed on baseball fundamentals as well as exposing talented high school prospects to college recruiters. Individual videotaping included. Group and team discounts are available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Brochures and applications can be downloaded at For more information, contact Coach Natoli at 202-319-6092 or

Changes to Metrochek Benefit
Employees who receive the Metrochek transit benefit and use their Metrochek cards either as Metrorail farecards or exchange them for Metrobus tokens can now participate in a new program that is being offered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA):  SmartBenefits.

SmartBenefits is the "digital" way to receive a Metrochek transit benefit.  Instead of receiving paper Metrochek cards, you can electronically download the dollar value of your Metrochek benefit onto your WMATA registered SmarTrip card account on the first business day of the month.  More information on this new benefit is available at

For more information, call Renell Lewis at 202-319-6445.

Vehicles for Auction
The CUA Asset Inventory Office is auctioning three service vehicles that the university has recently replaced. They are a 1984 Chevy pickup, a 1989 Chevy Astro van and a 1990 Chevy 1500 pickup. The bidding for these vehicles will start at $500. The University provides no guarantee or warranty on service or conditions of these vehicles, which are available for viewing at the Grounds Maintenance Complex. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope to Andrew Wolf, by Jan. 5, in Leahy Hall, Room LL40.

For more information, call Wolf at 202-319-6402.

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