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Tuesday, July 29
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents, “Pedagogies: From Drawing to Making,” by Nader Tehrani, associate professor of architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, and principal, Office dA, Boston. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. For more information, contact Luis Boza, assistant professor for architecture and planning, at 202-319-6861 or

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Student Medical Insurance Waiver Information
Student medical insurance waiver forms for the 2008-2009 academic year must be completed and submitted online at Also be aware that coverage information submitted during the waiver process will be verified. If information provided is found to be invalid, students will automatically be enrolled in the CUA plan. Eligible CUA students may waive their CUA student medical insurance plan as long as they have alternative health insurance coverage that provides benefits equal to or better than the university plan. The deadline to waive enrollment for the 2008 fall term is Sept. 6, 2008.
Also note that:
*Part-time domestic students are not automatically enrolled and do not need to waive enrollment.
**Part-time international students will be automatically enrolled unless they complete the online waiver and review of coverage by the student medical administrator.
Students will be enrolled in and charged for the CUA student medical plan unless an online waiver is submitted. Students must be prepared to provide evidence of alternate coverage upon request by the administrator.
The student medical plan charge is not refundable or transferable. A student incorrectly billed for the student medical plan must provide notification before the end of late registration of the semester in which the incorrect billing occurred or remain responsible for the charges.

Insurance Policy Review for International Students with Alternative Health Insurance
Once international students complete their online waiver, they are instructed to bring a copy of their alternative health insurance policies to the CUA student medical insurance administrator. In order for international students to complete the waiver process, they must give a copy of the benefits provided by their alternative health insurance policy to the CUA student medical insurance plan administrator for review. The administrator will check to see that the alternative health insurance policy meets all federal government requirements and that both repatriation and evacuation are covered. A copy of the alternative health insurance policy benefits, written in English, and the corresponding insurance card are required for this review. If you do not have a copy of your benefits, you should request a copy from the agent who sold you the policy. Web site descriptions of benefits may be used for this review as long as you present your health insurance identification card.

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Adobe Products Available at a Discount
Catholic University has entered into a student licensing agreement with Adobe that allows students, faculty and staff to purchase certain Adobe products for their personal use at home at greatly discounted prices.  Products include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver and several editions of Adobe Creative Suite. For information about making purchases through this agreement, please visit

Campus Employment Fair
The Office of Career Services will hold its annual campus employment fair, Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Great Room, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and hire prospective work-study and non work-study students. Please call the career services office at 202-319-5623 to register your office or for more information.

Student Administration and Human Resource System Upgrade
CUA’s student administration and human resource system will be upgraded beginning on Monday, July 28, at 5 p.m. The new version will become available to the campus community on Monday Aug. 4. 
Cardinal Station will be taken offline on Friday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. as part of the upgrade. It will be back on-line on Monday, Aug. 4, with the new student administration and human resource system.
Between Tuesday, July 29, and Friday Aug. 1, the current version of our student administration system will still be accessible for viewing data via Cardinal Station. However, any data entered into the system during this time will be lost. Hold all data changes until the new upgraded system is available on Aug. 4. For additional project information, visit  

Summer Social

The Office of the President, Office of  Dining Services, University Center, Student Programs and Events, University Archives and the Columbus School of Law invite the CUA community to a summer social on Thursday, July 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keelty Atrium in the Columbus School of Law. Stop by for refreshments, camaraderie and a look at "Together in Faith: The Pope Visits Catholic University," an exhibit showcasing Pope Benedict XVI's visit to CUA, as it begins its 12-week tour of campus.

Work-Study Supervisor Training
The Office of Career Services will hold mandatory work-study training for new and returning supervisors. The schedule is as follows for new supervisors (select one):
Aug. 5 at 10 a.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C
Aug. 11 at 2 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C
Returning supervisor training will be held as follows (select one):
Aug. 6 at 10 a.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
Aug. 12 at 10 a.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C 
Call the career services office at 202-319-5623 to schedule your training or for more information.

Unclaimed Lost and Found Property for Auction
The Department of Public Safety will hold an auction for unclaimed lost and found property on Sept. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Leahy Hall first floor conference room. There will be a viewing of the property prior to the auction on Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for persons to claim lost property. In order to claim any property you must provide proper identification and proof of ownership.
For more information, contact Public Safety at 202-319-5111.

A list of the unclaimed lost and found property can be viewed on the Public Safety Web site at:

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