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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.

Wednesday, Sept. 3
5:15 to 6:15 p.m., CUA’s Securities Law Program and Securities Law Students Association host a discussion of “What are Municipal Securities? Why are they so important to our welfare? And why is this $2.6 million float market in such turmoil?” by Harold L. Johnson, deputy general counsel of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Columbus School of Law, Walter J. Slowinski Courtroom.

Thursday, Sept. 4
6:30 p.m.,
the University Center, Student Programs and Events hosts a Multicultural Welcome Back Barbecue and chance to talk with representatives from student clubs and organizations, Cardinal Hall, patio. For more information, contact Claire Bordelon at 20bordelon@cua.edu.

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 Athletics

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

Tuesday, Sept. 2
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts York College. Attendance is free. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Sept. 6
2:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Trinity College (Connecticut). Attendance is free.  CUA Soccer Field.

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 Campus Ministry

Graduate Student Retreat 
Are you a graduate student or law student? Do you want to deepen your faith, make new friends, and learn more about the intellectual vocation? Register for the Graduate/Law Student Retreat at https://www.seattletech.com/registrations/index.php?1335-221-i-t. The retreat will be held at Camp Maria from Friday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 20. The bus leaves at  5 p.m. on Friday and returns at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The theme of the retreat is "The Mystery of the Cross as Wisdom for the Mind." Led by Rev. John Martin Ruiz-Mayorga, O.P., and Rev. Thomas White, O.P.,  the retreat will consist of talks, quiet prayer, small-group discussions, Mass, adoration, confession and evening prayer. Open to all graduate and law students, this retreat has been organized entirely by CUA graduate and law students. For more information, e-mail Flor Salvador at 97salvador@cua.edu or Colleen Weir at 09weir@cua.edu.

RENEW Signups
RENEW is more than just a prayer group. It’s made up of small groups of students coming together once a week to share a time of prayer, the word of God, service, and friendship. Groups meet all over campus. The location depends on what time your group meets. Upperclassmen can sign up online at ministry@cua.edu. Signup Sunday will be Sept. 14 after all the Masses.

Tutor with DC Reads
Work-study or volunteer opportunities are available to help a child in Washington, D.C. Come to the mandatory DC Reads meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, visit http://dcreads.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.

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
One Body in Christ — be a part of liturgical ministries. You can learn more by attending information and training sessions. All sessions will be held in St. Vincent’s Chapel.
Contact Jessica in Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575 or Deprizio@cua.edu before the meeting if you have a conflict or any questions. The sessions are:
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Lectors, Tuesday, Sept. 2,, 7 p.m. Please be prepared to proclaim the word of God. You must be a fully initiated Catholic to serve in this capacity.
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Altar servers, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
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Hospitality, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m.

If you are interested in Music Ministry but missed the information session, contact Jon Laird at 12laird@cua.edu

Women's Discernment and Dessert
Interested in learning more about vocations to married, religious or single life?  Stop by Women’s Discernment and Dessert Night Monday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge, Caldwell Hall. For more information, contact Erin Crane at 202-319-5575.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 8
2:30 p.m., Mass and dedication of McGivney Hall, Crypt Church of the 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

Employer Information Sessions
Interested in exploring current or future internships and career opportunities? The Office of Career Services invites all students and alumni to attend an employer information session. From Sept. 3 to Sept. 12. The session will focus on the following organizations: XM Radio, U.S. Department of Treasury, the FBI, USA Today/Gannett and the American Enterprise Institute. Find out more about the sessions at http://careers.cua.edu.

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.

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.

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.

Weight Watchers
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this fall. 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. Meetings will most likely be held at noon each Wednesday in Leahy Hall, Room 100, starting Sept. 17. The information session and sign-up will be Sept. 10 at noon in 100 Leahy. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu.

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