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Tuesday, Aug. 10
2 to 4 p.m., the Office of Career Services offers mandatory training for new work-study supervisors. See Announcements.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug. 16
1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources presents a stress management seminar. See For Your Benefit.

Thursday, Aug. 19
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Career Services offers mandatory training for new work-study supervisors. See Announcements.

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Summer Transition Hours at the Pryzbyla Center
The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center will be open as follows during the last weeks of summer operations:

  • Monday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 21, through Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, contact Amélie Brogden, director of conferences and Pryzbyla management, at 202-319-5291 or

Work-Study Supervisor Training
All work-study supervisors are required to attend training in order to hire work-study students.

New supervisor training will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Returning supervisor training will be offered online at beginning Aug. 5.

For more information or to sign up for a new supervisor training session, call the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

Fall Leadership Conference
The Office of Campus Activities is asking faculty, staff and student leaders to submit session proposals for the Fall Leadership Conference, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

The conference is designed to bring together students involved in the campus community and provide them opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and connections necessary to assist in making positive contributions to the university.

The conference include a keynote speaker as well as a variety of breakout sessions facilitated by staff, faculty and student leaders.

Program proposals should be submitted by Monday, Aug. 16, to Programs should be between 45 and 50 minutes in length. Visit for a list of topic suggestions. For more information, e-mail

New Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow Orientation
The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies will hold orientation for new teaching assistants and teaching fellows on Monday, Aug. 23, from noon to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 23.

Orientation will be held in Caldwell Auditorium. It will address teaching responsibilities, strategies for effective teaching, legal necessities, university teaching services and more.

The orientation is required for all new teaching assistants and teaching fellows. Lunch will be provided both days, and a continental breakfast will be provided on Tuesday.

For more information, contact B.J. Buracker in the dean's office at 202-319-5247 or

Coming Soon — ePay Employee Self Service
Over the next couple of months, the Office of Payroll will be rolling out ePay, which will enable employees to view their payroll information online through Cardinal Station.

New capabilities will include:

  • the ability to view and print paychecks and pay stubs.
  • the ability to view and print W-2 forms and settings.
  • the ability to view direct deposit account set-up.

For more information, contact the payroll office at 202-319-5512.

New Director of International Student and Scholar Services
The Center for Global Education announces the appointment of Roy Braine as the director of International Student and Scholar Services.

Born in Sri Lanka, Braine has dedicated his career to international education, specifically advising foreign students and scholars. He developed this interest as a result of his own experiences as an international student.

He has been working in the field of international education for the past 10 years. He has extensive experience with regulatory information as well as experience with short-term exchange programs.

Braine can be reached at 202-319-5618 or

New This Week @ CUA Submission Form
Offices and departments wishing to submit announcements for inclusion in This Week @ CUA should note the new link at the bottom of every issue. Online submission forms are now available at For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at

Cardinal Basketball Academy
Coach Steve Howes will present the 18th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at Catholic University. The camp is offered to children ages 7 through 15. Sessions will take place Monday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Aug. 20. Discounts are available for children of CUA faculty and staff. Registration forms are available at For more information, call 202-319-6046.

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 For Your Benefit

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the university community to visit to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

Modification to the 403(b) Plan
A Summary of Material Modifications has been posted to the 403(b) plan. It can be viewed at either:

In addition, new Summary Plan Descriptions and a Summary of Material Modifications have been posted for medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life insurance and disability plans. They can only be viewed by logging in to (click on Library, then Documents).

For more information, contact Laurie Borman at 202-319-4174.

Free Stress Management Series for Faculty and Staff
The Carebridge Corporation and Office of Human Resources offer "The Healthy Work Day," a free seminar on stress management for all faculty and staff. The seminar will be held at 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351, on Monday, Aug. 16. Brown bag lunches are welcome and no R.s.v.p.s are necessary. For more information, visit or call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

Important Updates for Tuition Exchange and Tuition Assistance

  • Tuition Exchange
    The 2011-2012 Tuition Exchange Application is now posted at
  • Tuition Assistance
    CUA faculty and staff who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for themselves or dependents for the fall 2010 semester must submit their Application for Tuition Assistance to the Office of Human Resources by Friday, Sept. 10.

    As a reminder, employees must submit an application for tuition assistance by the deadline for every semester that they wish to receive the benefit.

    For more information on the tuition assistance benefit, go to

    Applications for tuition assistance are available at

For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010.

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