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Monday, Aug. 25
Opening of classes.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services holds its annual campus employment fair. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. This is an opportunity to meet and hire prospective work-study and non work-study students. For more information or to register your office, call the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Aug. 28
12:10 p.m., Mass of the Conversion of St. Paul. The university community is invited to celebrate Mass opening the new academic year. Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, will be the celebrant. Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will serve as homilist. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

The officers of the university and faculty in academic attire, as well as representatives of neighboring religious houses of study and of other religious communities, are requested to join in the academic procession, which will form in Memorial Hall on the ground level of the National Shrine at noon. Priests in attendance are invited to concelebrate and bring their alb and stole and assemble in the sacristy of the Upper Church by noon.

1:30 p.m., Third annual University Picnic. Lawn and West Patio, Pryzbyla Center. The student restaurant on the third floor of the Pryzbyla Center will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m.

No classes from 12:10 to 3 p.m.

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 Athletics

Saturday, Aug. 30
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts McDaniel College. Attendance is free. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Monday, Sept. 1
12 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Virginia Wesleyan. Attendance is free. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
The volleyball team hosts York College. Attendance is free. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

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 Campus Ministry

Music Ministry Information Session
All those interested in music ministry are invited to an opening information session on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel, followed by the first choir practice.  For more information, contact Jon Laird at 12laird@cua.edu.

Freshman Service Day
Come help serve the community and learn more about Washington, D.C. Participate in Freshman Service Day on Saturday, Aug. 30. You will have the opportunity to feed the homeless, visit with the
elderly, spend time with children and much more. Sign up at ministry@cua.edu.

Service And Justice Information Night
Learn about how to get involved with social justice issues in Washington, D.C. An information session, including free pizza, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact craine@cua.edu.

Break Away, The Freshman Retreat
The freshman retreat — the biggest of the year — takes place Sept. 5 to 7. Spend time away from campus getting to know your class. Don’t miss out on a great CUA tradition. Sign up at ministry@cua.edu. The cost is $40 and scholarships are available. For more information, call the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Renew: The Word on Campus
Each week small groups will meet and journey with Jesus through his life, ministry, death and resurrection by examining and reflecting on the Sunday gospel readings. Come and join us for friendship and prayer. If you are interested, contact the Office of Campus Ministry or e-mail Rev. Andy Santamauro, O.F.M., Conv., at santamauro@cua.edu.

Becoming a Catholic
Have you ever thought about being Catholic? Would you like to know more about the process of becoming a Catholic? The process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This is a group process that leads to the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation celebrated at the Easter Vigil. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Deepening One's Faith
Are you Catholic and do you want to learn more about your faith? Have you been baptized but never confirmed? The Office of Campus Ministry offers programs of religious education and catechesis aimed at deepening one’s faith. It also provides preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Liturgical Ministries
Come share your gifts and deepen your understanding of the Mass by being involved in the liturgy. Join us for information sessions and trainings as follows:

Music Ministry: Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel
Eucharistic Ministry: Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel
Lectors: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel
Altar Servers: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m. St. Vincent’s Chapel
Hospitality: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel

All those interested in these ministries must attend the respective meeting. Contact Jessica Deprizio at deprizio@cua.edu before the meeting if you have any conflicts or concerns. 

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day. Holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Student Involvement Fair. For more information, see Announcements.

Monday, Sept. 8

2:30 p.m., Mass and dedication of McGivney Hall, Crypt Church, National Shrine, and McGivney Hall.    

Tuesday, Sept. 9
5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents a lecture by Ginnie Cooper, director of the District of Columbia Public Library, titled "Achieving Relevance: Library Services for An Evolving Society." Marist Hall, Room 132.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
4 p.m., Freshman Convocation. Freshmen are excused from 4:10 p.m. classes and labs to attend Convocation. National Shrine, Upper Church.

Friday, Sept. 12
2 p.m. Gregory Doolan, assistant professor of philosophy at Catholic University, lectures on  “Aquinas on Substance as a Metaphysical Genus.” Aquinas Hall Auditorium.

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Announcements

2008 Cheerleading/Mascot Tryouts
Want to represent the university? Want to be the CUA Cardinal? Come to cheerleading and mascot tryouts. The tryouts take place Sept. 7, 5 p.m., at the DuFour Center Back Gym. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to perform. The mascot job will be a paid work study position possibly split between students. For more information, contact Jaime Walls, head cheerleading coach, at 202-319-6049 or wallsj@cua.edu.

Parking Permits 2008-2009
The Department of Public Safety announces that parking permit fees for the 2008-2009 academic year have been established. Faculty and staff may purchase their permits and are encouraged to use payroll deduction for their vehicle registration, which reduces the cost of administering the overall parking program. This year, all payroll deduction plans for parking will be based on a 12-month payment plan. Part-time benefit-eligible employees, who will be employed for a full academic semester, may be eligible for payroll deduction; eligibility will be determined at the time of registration. Employees choosing not to utilize payroll deduction or who are not eligible to participate may pay for their permits with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). 

Faculty and staff may purchase parking permits in Leahy Hall, Room 121. To purchase a permit you must appear in person and present a valid CUA Identification Card (Cardinal Card) and Vehicle Registration. 

Persons registering vehicles will be issued one permit (hangtag). Registrants who operate an alternate vehicle must transfer the permit between vehicles. Faculty permits are provided to full-time members of the faculty, as determined by the Office of the Provost. For more information, call the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111.

Student Involvement Fair
The annual Student Involvement Fair will be held in conjunction with Fall Fiesta on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Hannan Hall Patio. Any student organization, department or off-campus organization that provides involvement opportunities for CUA students is welcome to submit an application for space at the fair. Depending on the number of applicants, each group will be provided with either half of a table or a full table to promote its organization. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. To register for the Student Involvement Fair, visit http://universitycenter.cua.edu/i-fair//sifapp.cfm or http://leadership.cua.edu/sorc. For more information, contact Steve Kreider at kreider@cua.edu.

Join the 2008 Ireland Pub and Shopping Tour
They say in Ireland that there are no strangers — only friends you haven’t met yet! Make new friends in Ireland when you join CUA alumni and friends for the 2008 Ireland Pub and Shopping Tour. We fly to Dublin from Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, spend the next four days touring Dublin, Galway and the Connemara region, including a Celtic crystal factory, the Guinness Storehouse and the Jamison Distillery, and listening to Irish music. We’ll return on Dec. 8. The $1,290 fare includes round-trip airfare, guided tour via luxury motor coach for five days, hotel accommodations, four breakfasts and dinners and two pub crawls. Call the CUA Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or e-mail richarsj@cua.edu for details. A $200 deposit is due Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Don’t delay; this trip is filling up fast!

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For Your Benefit

Tuition Assistance Deadline
The application for tuition assistance for the fall 2008 semester is due in the Office of Human Resources by the add/drop date, Sept. 5, 2008. If you are applying to receive the tuition benefit for yourself or for your dependent child or spouse for the upcoming semester, or if you need to make any revisions, be sure that the Office of Human Resources receives your form by close of business on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Please also note that the tuition benefit may not be applied to the student’s account until that time, therefore the benefit will not be reflected in your billing statement until early September. Additional information regarding the tuition assistance policy is available at: http://policies.cua.edu/employment/tuition.cfm. For more information, contact human resources at 202-319-5050.

Tuition Exchange Deadline
Applications for participation in the Tuition Exchange Program for the 2009-2010 academic year are being accepted. Completed applications for fall 2009 must be received in the CUA Office of Human Resources no later than Monday, Oct. 3, 2008. All current Tuition Exchange participants must reapply for the program by the established deadline each year. For more information on the Tuition Exchange Program, go to http://humanresources.cua.edu/exchange.cfm, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5590.

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