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Library Privileges to Be Automatically Updated
Pryzbyla Center Summer Operating Hours
Web Cam Installed Over Football Field Reconstruction
Cardinal Station Training for Staff
Office Furniture Available
Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
Spring Issue of CUA Libraries Online


Monday, May 8
6 p.m., the Department of English presents a reading by CUA alumus Keith Donohue from his new novel The Stolen Child. The CUA Bookstore will make copies of the novel available for sale after the reading. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Robert Mahony, professor, at 202-319-5488 or

Tuesday, May 9
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Equal Opportunity presents "EEO and Diversity Training," a seminar that will address discrimination, sexual harassment, diversity and other important topics.  Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. The seminar also will be offered on July 11, Sept. 12 and Nov. 14. The training is available to all employees, but employees must call or e-mail the Office of Equal Opportunity to register for the seminar in advance. For more information or to register, call 202-319-6594 or contact Janet Mudd, director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, at

Friday, May 12
4 p.m., Baccalaureate Mass. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

Saturday, May 13
10 a.m., Commencement. University Mall in front of the east entrance to the Basilica of the National Shrine. For more information, visit and

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Monday, May 15
Summer Sessions begin. 

Saturday, May 27
2 p.m., Columbus School of Law commencement, Great Upper Church, Basilica of the National Shrine.

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Sunday, May 14, to Friday, June 9
Politics students from Villanova University and Stonehill College will take part in a summer "mini-mester" on the CUA campus. Students take politics courses, meet with renowned policymakers and have opportunities to participate in city internships. For more information, contact John Kenneth White, professor of politics and coordinator of the mini-mester, at

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Library Privileges to Be Automatically Updated
CUA Libraries announces that, with the help of the Office of Business Services, it will begin automatically updating library privileges for all faculty and staff members using Cardinal Station data. Faculty and staff will no longer need to make annual visits to the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library to manually update their privileges. The first data transfer is scheduled for May 8.

For more information or to inquire about borrowing privileges, contact the Mullen Library Circulation Desk at 202-319-5060 or

Pryzbyla Center Summer Operating Hours
From May 7 to Aug. 23, the Pryzbyla Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Web Cam Installed Over Football Field Reconstruction
The Department of Athletics announces that a Web cam has been installed over the reconstruction of the Raymond A. DuFour Center Football Field. Those interested in viewing live footage of the reconstruction process should visit

Cardinal Station Training for Staff
The Office of Business Services is offering “Intro to Cardinal Station: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0” to university administrative staff. This course is designed to familiarize new users and refresh current users with the necessary navigational skills for Cardinal Station. It loosely follows the structure of the navigation training guide available at

Please note the following prerequisites for attendance:

  • A database username and password
  • Perusal of the training guide

Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. Training will be held in Leahy Hall, LL 40, on designated Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The dates for spring and summer training are:

  • May 9
  • May 23
  • June 6
  • June 20
  • July 11
  • July 25

For faculty administrators and members interested in learning how to use Cardinal Station, the Office of Business Services offers "Self-service Navigation Review: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0." To engage in this review, consult the faculty training guide after logging onto

Dates, locations and times for fall 2006 training will be announced in August.
For more information or to register, contact Rana Silver at

Office Furniture Available
The School of Engineering announces it has two blue credenzas (file cabinets), a bookshelf and a desk available to any CUA department or office. The cabinets are not available for personal purchase or use. Interested parties should contact Maria Carmela Perez at 202-319-5191.

Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Testing
In accordance with the Fire Code requirements adopted by the District of Columbia, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Chesapeake Protection Services Inc. will conduct the annual fire alarm and fire sprinkler equipment testing throughout campus during the weeks of May 8, May 16 and June 6. Testing will not be conducted on Friday, May 12, or Monday, May 15, due to Commencement exercises.

Spring Issue of CUA Libraries Online
The spring 2006 edition of CUA Libraries Online is now available at It includes the following features:

  • CUA Libraries Introduce Instant Messaging Reference Service
  • Celebrate GreenDC Week at Mullen Library
  • Introducing the Suggestion Box
  • Stump the Librarian
  • Checking in with...Reference and Instructional Services
  • Semitics/ICOR Library Becomes an APIS Partner

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