For the latest news on "CUA Cares: A Novena of Prayer and Action for the People of Haiti" and to learn how to help the cause, visit http://cuacares.cua.edu.
Parking Fines Increase
The Department of Public Safety reminds the CUA community that parking permits are required to park on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department of Public Safety oversees traffic and parking regulations. Effective Monday, Feb. 1, the following parking violation fines will increase:
||Increased Fine Effective 2/1/2010|
|No Valid Permit
|Improper Display of Permit
|Other Violations (specified)
|Unattended Vehicle in a Yellow Zone
For more information, call public safety at 202-319-5111.
Writing Center Open
The Writing Center opens for the spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19. This semester the center has increased its availability so more students can be helped. To make an appointment, visit http://english.cua.edu/wc.
Let the Recycling Games Begin
For a 10-week period starting Sunday, Jan. 17, RecycleMania will pit colleges and universities against each other to compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling and waste prevention efforts.
This year's 501 participating schools, the most in the competition's history, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Catholic University finished 66th last year by collecting more than 78 tons of paper, glass, plastic and metals.
Each week, the standings are posted online at http://recyclemania.org/ for all participants to see, motivating campuses to work harder as they aim not only for the top rankings, but also to beat out their own rival schools, like Georgetown and George Washington universities. This year American University has joined the competition.
Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3- to 5-year-old children, is recruiting students to read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children’s school readiness. Employees can earn a work-study wage and an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,250. Jumpstart Corps members work eight to 12 hours a week in local early childhood centers, either partnered with a small group of children or paired one-on-one with a child. For more information, visit Jumpstart's table in the Pryzbyla Center Wednesday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 22. To apply, visit http://www.jstart.org/apply, or contact Kristin Dusch at 202-319-6068 or Dusch@cua.edu.
CUAbroad Information Sessions
Education Abroad 101 Information Sessions take place on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 111.
Oxford Honors Information Sessions will also be held in McMahon Hall, Room 111, on Mondays at noon and Fridays at 2 p.m. every week until Friday, March 12th.
For more information, contact the Center for Global Education at 202-319-6010.
Career Opportunity for Students with Disabilities: The Workforce Recruitment Program
An information session about the Workforce Recruitment Program will be held on Jan. 21 at 5:15 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. The program, which is sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment, gives all students with disabilities (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates) a direct way to connect with federal employment opportunities. All eligible students are invited to attend. To determine eligibility, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or visit the Pryzbyla Center, Room 207.
Disability Support Services Brown Bag Lunches
The Office of Disability Support Services will host a brown bag lunch series to provide faculty with an increased understanding of disability support at CUA. The first session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. The second brown bag lunch will be held on Wednesday, March 10.
Topics that will be covered in the presentations include:
• Responsibilities of the disability support services office, students and faculty
• The accommodation process
• Working with students with disabilities
• Reasonable accommodations versus over-accommodation
• Suggestions for making class content more accessible (i.e. videos, PowerPoints, Blackboard)
Those interested in learning more about these topics who are unable to attend the brown bag lunches should visit http://dss.cua.edu, which continues to be updated with resources for faculty and staff. For more information or to schedule disability training for an individual department, call 202-319-5211.
Summer Assistant Position with Pryzbyla Center
Information sessions will be held for a summer assistant position to assist with summer operations with the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management. Sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351 at the following times:
- Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 12:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 12:15 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:15 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m.
For more information, visit http://conferences.cua.edu or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need Maintenance? Use Online Form
To better serve the CUA community, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations asks that departments and offices enter all routine maintenance requests at http://qbic.cua.edu/QBICForms/QBICWWWForm.asp instead of calling the office.
Report facility emergencies by calling 202-319-5121 and/or the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Middle States Self-Study Town Hall Meetings
The draft of Catholic University’s Middle States Self-Study report, an online form to solicit feedback about it, and the schedule for a series of town hall meetings are posted on the CUA Web site at http://provost.cua.edu/msche. At the town hall meetings, all members of the CUA community will have a chance to share their thoughts about the 180-page draft of the report, which addresses how CUA meets the Middle States Commission’s 14 “Characteristics of Excellence” standards. The report also highlights how, since 2000, the university has progressed in five areas: improving undergraduate education, enhancing support for graduate students, introducing new professional graduate programs, enhancing extramural research support and designing a strategy for strengthening CUA’s financial base.
The town hall meetings are the final step in the research and documentation used to create the self-study report. It is expected that feedback from the town hall meetings will help to refine the report.
The remaining meetings, hosted by the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, will be held:
- Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5 to 6 p.m. (to accommodate evening students), Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A
- Monday, Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A