The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and the Office of Human Resources announce the following classes will begin next week and are open to CUA students, faculty and staff:
Walk Fit, Monday through Thursday from 1:05 to 1:35 p.m., beginning at the Pryzbyla Center, east entrance. The class will be held at the fitness center if it's raining.
Tai Chi, Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Fitness Center. All levels are welcome.
Cardio Kick Boxing, Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center, Dance Studio.
Core plus Cardio, Tuesday and Thursday (begins Oct. 1), from 5:20 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center, Dance Studio.
Zumba, Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center Dance Studio.
For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705.
GSA's Annual Crabfest
CUA graduate and law students are invited to the Graduate Student Association's Annual Crabfest to be held on Friday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., on the Columbus School of Law, Lawn. This year's festivites include a performance by singer Mike Thomas. The cost for graduate and law students and their spouses is $10 each. The cost for guests is $25 per person. For more information, contact Teep Schlacter at email@example.com.
Student Health Services Offers Seasonal Flu Shots for Students
The Office of Student Health Services will offer seasonal flu shots for all students on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342/351.
The flu shot costs $25 and will be billed to student accounts. Short-sleeved shirts are recommended. Any student with an underlying medical condition is strongly advised to get vaccinated. All students are encouraged to receive the shot to help prevent seasonal flu. For more information, call 202-319-5744 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inaugural CUA Athletics Golf Classic
CUA faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Athletic Department Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 23. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2009 Homecoming and Reunions weekend. Faculty and staff can register online at the “young alumni” registration rate. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.cuatoday.com/s/817/internal.aspx?sid=817&pgid=786&cid=1643&gid=1&ecid=1643.
Office of Career Services Information Sessions
The Office of Career Services will host information sessions with representatives from various organizations over the next two weeks. All sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. To register for the events, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.
- Monday, Sept. 28, noon to 1 p.m., FOX News. CUA alumna Lauren Torlone, an associate producer for “America’s News Headquarters,” will speak about how she got her job, tips about breaking into the industry, and how to intern at FOX News.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon to 1 p.m., the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, an organization that presents a wide spectrum of the performing arts: music, dance, theater, opera and related education programs. Wolf Trap's internship program provides hands-on training and experience in arts administration, education, business administration and theater production.
Presidential Management Fellows Program
The Office of Career Services announces that graduate students completing their degrees between Sept. 1, 2009, and Aug. 31, 2010, are eligible to apply for the Presidential Management Fellows Program. These are two-year paid positions in various agencies of the federal government at the GS-9, 11 or 12 levels, with promotion potential up 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 more. For more information, visit https://www.pmf.opm.gov/. The deadline for the first stage of the application process is Oct. 15.
Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart Corps is an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3- to 5-year-old children. Employees read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children’s school readiness. They also earn a work-study wage and an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,250. Jumpstart members work eight to 12 hours a week in D.C. area early childhood centers, either partnered with a small group of children or paired one-on-one with a child. For more information, visit http://www.jstart.org/apply or contact Kristin Dusch at 202-319-6068 or Dusch@cua.edu.
Life After Study Abroad Conference
Registration is now taking place for the Washington, D.C., area Life After Study Abroad Conference to take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, at George Washington University. The conference offers information on opportunities for work, study and volunteer abroad; discussions with international practitioners in a variety of fields; and resume critiques by professionals. For more information and to register, visit http://wasan.studioabroad.com/.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: Funding for Education Abroad
CUA undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Boren Awards. This scholarship emphasizes the study of languages and studying in countries critical to national security located outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://www.borenawards.org/ and then contact CUA on-campus Boren representative Ella Sweigert at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 14.
Student Medical Insurance Information
It is the policy of the university that all full-time domestic students and all international students, both full and part time, have medical insurance coverage. Students will automatically be enrolled in the plan offered through the university unless they waive enrollment prior to the Oct. 1, 2009, deadline.
Students may waive the CUA Student Medical Insurance Plan as long as they have comparable health insurance coverage that provides benefits equal to or better than the university plan.
Part-time domestic students are not required to waive.
To waive enrollment, students must go to www.srstudentcenter.com by the deadline date for each semester. Students should select "find my school" or search by policy number 2009-482-1 to access information for The Catholic University of America. There is no option to submit a paper version of the waiver.
Medical insurance information provided to Student Health Services, Department of Athletics or any other department is not shared and does not constitute a waiver of medical insurance. The student medical plan charge is not refundable or transferable.
Reminders are sent to student CUA e-mail accounts prior to the deadlines so that students can avoid being automatically enrolled. It is the student's responsibility to waive each academic year. Failure to submit an online waiver application will result in default enrollment.
All students enrolling for the fall semester: Oct. 1, 2009
New students enrolling for the spring semester: Feb. 15, 2010
New students enrolling for the summer semester: May 31, 2010
For more information, visit http://studentinsurance.cua.edu/.