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Saturday, Dec. 15
8:30 a.m., the Alumni Association will take part in a wreath-laying project at Arlington National Cemetery. See Announcements.

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 Campus Ministry

Prepare for Christ’s Coming with Advent Adoration
The university community is invited to participate in Advent Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. The Blessed Sacrament is being exposed daily following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel through Friday, Dec. 14. Adoration will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays until 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays until 10 p.m., and Fridays until 5 p.m. 

CUA Giving Tree
Help children in the Brookland community have a wonderful Christmas. View the wish list at or pick an ornament on a Christmas tree in the Pryzbyla Center and buy the gift indicated. All gifts should be brought to the Campus Ministry office by Monday, Dec. 10.

Pray Advent – Daily Online Reflections
Prayer and reflection are an essential part of preparing hearts for the coming of Christ. Campus Ministry will post student-written reflections every day during the season of Advent. They are brief and prayerful. Visit daily. They will continue until Christmas, so even when you are home, you can continue your preparations.

Mass Schedule for Sunday, Jan. 13
On Sunday, Jan. 13, there will only be a 9 p.m. Campus Ministry Mass. The normal schedule of 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 9 p.m. will resume on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Be a Part of the Liturgical Planning Committee
On Monday, Jan. 14, Campus Ministry will have a liturgical planning committee meeting to begin preparations for Lent. For more information, go to

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec. 20
2 p.m., prior to the President's Annual Christmas party, the Second Annual Advent and Christmas Mass for university faculty and staff will be celebrated for all of the intentions of faculty and staff. Caldwell Chapel. 
For more information, call 202-319-5575.

3 p.m., Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, 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.

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Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty and staff how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA Web site at or to call the university’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on those days when weather conditions are poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio outlets, and they too report the information.

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to register for a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this winter. The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee for the 12 weeks is $168, payable in two installments. An information session will be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

Study Late at the Pryzbyla Center
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events announces that the Pryzbyla Center will extend its hours during the week of Dec. 10-14 and remain open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday mornings to accommodate students studying for final exams. For more information, go to or call 202-319-5291. 

Winter Baseball Camps
Catholic University Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct instructional baseball camps for players ages 7 to 18 of all ability and experience levels. Camps will take place Dec. 21-23 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 28, 2007, to Feb. 10, 2008. Quality professional instruction is provided by college coaches, high school coaches and Washington area college and professional players. Emphasis will be on fundamentals, skills development and college prospect exposure. Group and team discounts available. Registration is limited. For more information, call Natoli at 202-319-6092 or e-mail Brochure and application also available at

Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery
The Catholic University of America Alumni Association has been invited to assist in a wreath-laying project at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15. For the 16th consecutive year, Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, is donating Maine balsam fir wreaths to be placed on the graves of American service members.

CUA has been assigned to Section 33. Only limited parking will be available in the Employees and Administration Building parking lots off King Drive so travel via Metrorail is encouraged (Arlington Cemetery Station on the Blue Line). Section 33 is only a very short walk from the station.

A briefing of all volunteers will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the McClellan Gate Arch. For a complete schedule of events, visit, click locations, then click on Arlington Cemetery.

CUA alumni as well as students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register to take part, contact Brandon Romanchok in the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

Room Selection 2008
In Spring 2008, CUA students will have the opportunity to participate in the room selection lottery offered by the Office of Housing Services. Eligible participants will include current undergraduate and graduate students who reside on campus, undergraduates studying abroad during the spring semester, and rising seniors who participated in room selection last year but were not able to select a space during the lottery process.

The university requires all freshman and sophomore undergraduate students to live in campus housing. As is the case on most residential campuses, on-campus housing for junior and senior students is not automatically guaranteed and only a limited number of spaces is reserved for graduate students. Housing services also offers guidance to upper-class students and graduate students seeking off-campus residence. More information is available on the housing services Web site,, or by contacting housing services at or 202-319-5615.

Off-Campus Housing Listings Online
The Office of Housing Services and CPIT have worked together to create a Web-based listing of off-campus housing opportunities. This service not only enables our students, faculty and staff to conveniently search for off-campus housing online, but also provides neighborhood landlords and apartment managers a dedicated venue in which to market their properties to the CUA community.

At the online Off-Campus Housing Resource Center,, students can search listings, see listing locations depicted on Google maps and access the property basics including distance and travel time to CUA. By selecting a specific listing a student will receive detailed information regarding the property, as well as access to landlord information, directions to campus, and nearby Metrorail and bus stops. This resource is informative, visually appealing and easy to navigate. It is the first off-campus housing project at CUA enabling students to search online listings with this level of detail and convenience. Individual landlord listings and continued participation are subject to university approval. More information is available on the housing services Web site,, or by contacting housing services at or 202-319-5615.

T-Shirts for Tanzania
Associate Professor of Education Thomas Long continues to collect T-shirts for refugee children in Tanzania. This project, which began in August, will continue through the end of this calendar year. He is also accepting athletic equipment. Call Long at 202-319-5809 to have new or gently used items picked up and forwarded to the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania, or drop them off at O’Boyle Hall, Room 222.

Year-End Power Outages
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that, while complying with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures, it has made every effort to schedule the university's annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on daily operations. The schedule below was developed after careful review of the university calendars and the electrical needs for the construction of Opus Hall. Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Tuesday Dec. 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Village
  • Tuesday Dec. 17, at 7 a.m., to Thursday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m., Feeder #10, Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's and the Health and Fitness Center. Note: Feeder will be down in order to splice cables for Opus Hall.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Aquinas, Marist and Marist Annex
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #20, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers
    7-10 a.m. only, Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman
  • Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #30, Power Plant second floor, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy, Feeder #50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
  • Friday, Dec. 28, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center and Opus Hall construction site
  • Monday Dec. 31, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman

For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

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