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Upcoming Events

Announcements
Weight Watchers to Start on June 20
Free Toner
Boys and Girls Basketball Camp
Summer Baseball Camp
Field Hockey Camp

Health and Safety
Driving in the Rain

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Wednesday, June 13
4-6 p.m., The CUA community is invited to a reception honoring Provost John J. Convey as he steps down from his position and returns to full-time faculty service in CUA’s Department of Education. Columbus School of Law, Atrium. For more information, contact the provost's office at 202-319-5244.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, June 18
6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "We Don't Ship: How Community Design Delivers More Than Architecture," by Cameron Sinclair, executive director and co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. The lecture is part of the series "Assuming Responsibility: Investigating the Architecture of Stewardship" sponsored by the school in June and July. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information contact Luis Eduardo Boza at 202-319-6861 or e-mail boza@cua.edu.

Wednesday, June 20
11:30 a.m., First session of Weight Watchers at Work. See Announcements.

6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "ecoMOD: Affordable, Sustainable and Prefab Housing," a lecture by John Quale, founder and project director of ecoMOD at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information contact Luis Eduardo Boza at 202-319-6861 or e-mail boza@cua.edu.

Thursday, June 21
3-4:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts "A Discussion on Geographic Information Librarianship," a presentation by the ALA Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT). MAGERT members will discuss the Geographic Information Librarianship job market, skill sets and professional development with interested students. Marist Hall, Information Commons, 132. For more information, visit http://slis.cua.edu/about/news//June21Presentation.pdf.

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Announcements

Weight Watchers to Start on June 20
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington D.C. branch of Weight Watchers International invite faculty, staff and students to register for a 12-week program to be held on campus this summer. The official start of the program will be on June 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Leahy 100. After that, meetings will be held weekly on Wednesdays at noon, with the exception of certain holidays. The fee is $168. For more information contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu.

Free Toner
The Center for Planning and Information Technology announces that it has HP5SI toner it no longer needs. Any office or department interested in acquiring the toner for free should contact Deborah Barrett at barrett@cua.edu or 202-319-5373.

Boys and Girls Basketball Camp
Sessions of the 15th Annual Catholic University Boys and Girls Basketball Camp will be held June 18 to 22 and June 25 to 29. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These programs are designed to meet the individual and team workout needs for players ages 8-16 of all ability and experience levels. For more information call Head Coach Steve Howes at 202-319-6046 or visit http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/mbkb/2006-07/camp_index.

Summer Baseball Camp
CUA Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct his 20th Annual Instructional Baseball Camp from July 9 to 13. The camp, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is 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 as well as supervised swimming. Extended day available at no additional charge. Cost is $275 per attendee. Group and team discounts are available. Registration is limited. Brochures and applications can be downloaded at http://www.cuacardinals.com/sports/bsb/index. For more information, contact Coach Natoli at 202-319-6092 or natoli@cua.edu.

Field Hockey Camp
CUA and Revolution Field Hockey have teamed up to offer a field hockey camp July 15-18. The camp is geared to girls ages 10 to 18 to improve their individual skills, develop a greater understanding of team play and have fun. The session is overnight or extended day. Group discounts are available. Camp features a brand new turf field and air-conditioned dorms. For more information, call Head Coach Gia Cillizza at 202-319-4744 or visit http://www.fhcamps.com/Keri/Catholic.htm.

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Health and Safety

Driving In the Rain
The Office of Environmental Healthy and Safety advises the university community that the summer season brings the potential for severe weather. Please keep these basic safety tips in mind when driving in the rain:

  • Prevent skids by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves. Steer and brake with a light touch. To stop or slow, do not brake hard or lock the wheels and risk a skid. Maintain mild pressure on the brake pedal.
  • If in a skid, remain calm, ease the foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction the front of the car should go. For cars without anti-lock brakes, avoid using the brakes. This procedure, known as "steering into the skid," will bring the back end of the car in line with the front. If a car has anti-lock brakes, brake firmly and "steer into the skid."
  • Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of tires builds up faster than a car's weight can push it out of the way. The water pressure causes the car to rise up and slide on a thin layer of water between the tires and the road. To avoid hydroplaning, keep tires properly inflated, maintain good tread on tires, replace them when necessary and stay away from puddles. Try to drive in the tire tracks left by the cars in front of you.
  • If hydroplaning, do not brake or turn suddenly. This could throw a car into a skid. Ease the foot off the gas until the car slows and you can feel the road again. If braking is necessary, do it gently with light pumping actions. If the car has anti-lock brakes, brake normally; the car's computer will mimic a pumping action, when necessary.

A defensive driver adjusts his or her speed to the wet road conditions in time to avoid having to use any of these measures.

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