Disability Awareness Month
October is Disability Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Office of Disability Support Services will sponsor several activities in conjunction with various departments on campus, including a movie and discussion with the film's director, a weekly book club, and an American Sign Language interpreted play. All month, persons with disabilities will be included in all religious service liturgy and prayers, and disability related bulletin boards will be on display in all residence halls. More information on events this month can be found on Home@CUA.edu, at http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu/nes_CurrentEvents.cfm and in upcoming issues of ThisWeek@CUA. People in need of accommodations (including alternative formats and interpreters or transcribers) should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Lathe Machine Available
The Asset Inventory Office announces the auction of a Clausing Manufacturing model 111 metal lathe machine. The bidding starts at $500. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this lathe, which is available for viewing by appointment. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope to Andrew Wolf in Leahy Hall, Room LL40, by Oct. 9. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402.
Presidential Management Fellows Program
Graduate students completing their degrees between Sept. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2009, are eligible to apply for the federal government's Presidential Management Fellows Program. These are two-year paid positions at the GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12 levels, with potential for promotion to GS-13. Career fields include accounting, finance, human resources, engineering, statistics, environmental sciences, health/medical science, information technology, public policy, public administration, international affairs and others. For information, visit https://www.pmf.opm.gov/.
Rape Aggression Defense Systems
The Department of Public Safety offers free self-defense classes to faculty, staff and students.
Rape Aggression Defense Systems is nationally recognized as a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. For more information about the program, visit http://www.rad-systems.com/. To view public safety's class schedule and/or sign up, visit http://publicsafety.cua.edu/RADTraining.cfm.
Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education, which includes CUAbroad and International Students and Scholar Services, is now located in McMahon 111 and open for business Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center coordinates and facilitates university-wide global education by sponsoring international exchanges of students and faculty and serving as a resource for departments and schools on campus that undertake international initiatives. In coordinating these initiatives, the center advances the international character of the university by promoting, supporting and developing a wide range of international and intercultural educational opportunities for members of the CUA community. The center offers a variety of services to the university community including the issuance of the international student/teacher identification card, overseas emergency evacuation insurance coverage and a travel resource library. For more information, call the center at 202-319-5618 or e-mail email@example.com.
Education Abroad Advising for Students
CUAbroad, the education abroad unit of the Center for Global Education, offers Education Abroad 101 information sessions on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students interested in learning about CUA's education abroad programs. This session features information on semester and yearlong programs, including exchanges, language programs and internships, and CUA short-term study tours led by CUA faculty as well as non-CUA programs. Walk-in advising hours are also available on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-6010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUA Costa Rica Spring Break Tour
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education and the Office of Alumni Relations, the tour features opportunities to discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica while exploring national parks, ecotourism projects and rain-forest reserves. Participants will have a chance to see active volcanoes, relax on tropical beaches and experience rich Mesoamerican culture and cuisine. This program runs Feb. 28 to March 7, 2009, and is open to CUA students and non-CUA students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Space is limited, so apply today. Visit http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs//CostaRica.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19, 2008.
Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2008
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes back CUA students from the past 50 years as part of Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2008, Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Reconnect with old friends and classmates at each of the many events scheduled for this CUA tradition. Weekend highlights include a pre-game tent party, a Reunions Mass and an All-Class Homecoming Bash. For the complete schedule of events, or to R.s.v.p. online, visit www.CUAToday.com. For more information, contact the alumni relations office at 202-319-5608.
Free Practice Tests
The Office of Career Services and Kaplan Inc. are cosponsoring free practice tests for the GREs, LSATs, MCATs and GMATs. The practice tests take place Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. The entire CUA community is invited to attend, including students, alumni, faculty and staff. All tests will be held in Hannan Hall, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to sign up, go to http://careers.cua.edu and click on Upcoming Events.
The Office of University Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students on Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, contact Christine Mica at email@example.com or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/aed.html.
Visited the Photo Gallery Lately?
Visit http://galleries.cua.edu/ to view photos from CUA's 9/11 Memorial Service, Freshman Convocation on Sept. 10 and the Mass of the Conversion of St. Paul on Aug. 28. An archive of other past events can be found at http://galleries.cua.edu/archives.cfm.