Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
The University Center Special Programs and Events invites you to the 61st annual Student Leadership Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. The celebration honors the student leaders who make student life at CUA an awesome and enjoyable experience.
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 at noon on April 30 in Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not going to be on campus for the entire summer you can still join as your membership will be recognized at any Weight Watchers branch in the country.
Effective June 1, 2008, all CUA employees who receive Metrochek and commute to work via Metrorail, Metrobus, county bus services in Maryland and Virginia, or a commercial van pool service, will be required to participate in the SmartBenefits program and use a SmarTrip card to pay for their commuting costs.
The SmartBenefits program provides an electronically-distributed transit benefit. Your monthly commuter benefit amount will be issued through the SmarTrip card. When you use your SmarTrip card, you no longer need or use paper Metrocheks.
SmarTrip cards are like credit cards and are embedded with special computer chips that keep track of the value of the card. They can be used to pay for travel on Metrorail, Metrobus, county bus services in Maryland and Virginia, and commercial van pool services.
You will download your monthly transit benefit onto your SmarTrip card at any Metro station, using the Passes/Farecards machine.You must claim your monthly benefit beginning the first day of the month through the last day of the month. You will have until the full-benefit month to claim your benefits. If you do not claim it by the end of the month, you will lose that month's benefit and it will be refunded to you as taxable income on one of your paychecks.
Employees who ride in a commercial van pool will also be required to use the SmartBenefits program. Each van pool passenger must have a SmarTrip card. Van pool passengers will allocate their Smart Benefit via the Internet to their online Smart Benefits Van Pool Operator account. This allocation needs to be done only one time. After the initial allocation, no further action by the van pool passenger is required. For additional information about this process log on to www.wmata.com/smartbenefits and click on Step 1 in the van pool passenger section.
Employees who ride the MARC, VRE and regional commuter bus services will continue to receive the paper Metrocheks until these systems start accepting the SmarTrip card for fare payment in late 2008.
To implement these changes, call 202-319-5050 and provide your SmarTrip nine-digit serial number from the back of the card, or bring it to the Office of Human Resources no later than April 30 to get your correct June passes. All cards must be registered with WMATA. If you do not currently have a SmarTrip card you can purchase one at sales outlets in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.wmata.com/smartbenefits for more information about SmarTrip cards and where to purchase them.
For more information, contact Human Resources at 202-319-5050.
The week of April 21, the Office of the Registrar will launch a new online transcript request service. Students and alumni who have/had Cardinal Station accounts will be able to request transcripts electronically through Cardinal Station, using their login ID and password as their signature. For more information, contact the registrar’s office at 202-319-5829.
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