This Week at CUA
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Upcoming Events

Guests on Campus

Orientation Extended
Office and Scientific Equipment Available

For Your Benefit

CIGNA Wellness Workshop and One-on-One Meetings


Tuesday, July 25
11 a.m. to noon, as part of its upcoming series of brown bag lunch information sessions, Metropolitan College invites CUA employees to learn more about taking advantages of CUA’s education benefits for employees. Metropolitan College courses are conveniently offered in evening, weekend and online formats. Employees can:

* Take a course for personal interest
* Learn something new
* Brush up on skills
* Earn a certificate
* Finish their degree

The informational sessions will also be offered to employees on the following dates: 

Wednesday, July 26, noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday July 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All sessions will be held in Pangborn Hall, Room 303. Participants should Rsvp at 319-5256 in order to reserve a place and complimentary lunch.

Wednesday, July 26
5:30 p.m., as part of its summer lecture series titled "Material Matters: Re-Informing Our Material Imaginations," the School of Architecture and Planning sponsors a lecture by James Timberlake, principal and founding partner of Keiran Timberlake Associates, LLP. Reception to follow. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

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Guests on Campus

Saturday, July 22, to Friday, July 28
The George Mason University Institute for Humane Studies holds a seminar titled "Liberty and Current Issues" at CUA. Participants will reside and dine on campus.

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Orientation Extended
The Office of the Dean of Students announces a new university initiative for the fall semester titled "Orientation Extended." Higher education research suggests that the first six weeks of college are the most important in an undergraduate student’s career. Students who effectively integrate into the university community and experience a sense of belonging are more likely to remain enrolled through graduation.

Building on the foundation of the traditional CUA Orientation program, Orientation Extended will become a continuing forum for transitional education by providing a more intensive exploration of how to become a successful student at CUA.  The program will include the following new initiatives and activities:

  • Workshops and seminars related to study skills, time management, campus resources and writing skills
  • Freshman Service Day
  • Discussions and presentations about transitioning into college 

All CUA staff, offices, departments and student organizations are invited to submit programs, workshops and lectures for inclusion in Orientation Extended. Themes may include:

  • Building Relationships (developing skills in establishing healthy relationships)
  • Academic Success (establishing good academic habits suited to the rigors of college)
  • Getting Involved (opportunities for co-curricular activities, community service, academic enrichment)
  • Spirituality, Health, Wellness and Personal Safety
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Civic Responsibility and Involvement

Faculty and staff members should send submissions to Martha Krichbaum at  All appropriate programs will be included on the University Center, Student Programs and Events online calendar. For more information, contact Michael Andrews, assistant dean of students, at or Ellen Thorp, assistant dean of students, at Additional information will be available at the Orientation Extended Web site,, beginning Monday, July 24.

Office and Scientific Equipment Available
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science announces it has a metal table (approximately 72" long by 36" wide) and a combination of six metal desks available to any CUA office or department. Interested parties should contact Oriel Edwards at 202-319-5193 or 


The Department of Civil Engineering has a Lunaire environmental (isolation) chamber available for any CUA department. It is located in the basement hallway of Pangborn Hall. The chamber is approximately 12-years-old, needs the front door reattached, door gasket replaced and a rubber hose on the back on the chamber replaced. If you are interested, please contact Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at

No CUA office furniture or supplies may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

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CIGNA Wellness Workshop and One-on-One Meetings
The Office of Human Resources announces that on Tuesday, July 25, it will sponsor a wellness workshop and one-on-one meetings with a CIGNA representative. Wellness workshop participants can learn about CIGNA Healthy Rewards, Disease Management and other CIGNA programs. One-on-one meetings can help CIGNA members receive answers to questions about outstanding medical and dental claims, health care and dental HMO policies and the CIGNA Web site. The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m., and the one-on-one meetings will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop and meetings will be held in Room 342 of the Pryzbyla Center and require a reservation by noon on July 24. For more information or to make a reservation, call 202-319-5050.

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