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Weight Watchers at Work
Boys and Girls Basketball Camp
Summer Baseball Camp
Field Hockey Camp

Health and Safety
Driving in the Rain

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Wednesday, June 6
Noon, Weight Watchers at Work information session. See Announcements.

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Upcoming Events

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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Announcements

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 summer. 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 June 6 in Leahy Hall, Room 100, at noon. For more information contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu.

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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