University Garage Cleaning
On April 20 and April 21, the first and second floors of the University Garage, located at the Columbus School of Law, will be cleaned by the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations. All garage permit holders will need to park on the lower-level southeast corner of the garage.
Printer/Typewriter Repair Service
The Office of Procurement Services announces a new service provider for printer and typewriter repairs, Gem Laser. The company has agreed to provide the University with same level of service as its previous vendor (which Gem Laser acquired) with no change in the current pricing structure. Expected response time during regular business hours is within eight hours, four hours for emergency calls. The preferred method of payment is the CUA Procurement Card, to be presented at the completion of each service call. Departments in need of repairs should contact Gem Laser directly at 703-709-7140. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, April 28, at noon, University Archives hosts an informational luncheon, at which staff will discuss archived materials and what services are provided by archivists. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (required), contact Jane Stoeffer at email@example.com.
Off-Campus Housing Week
The Office of Housing Services invites students, staff, and faculty to attend Off-Campus Housing Week events April 11 through 14. Housing services staff will demonstrate how to search for off-campus housing and present information on tenants' rights. Tours will be available in the Brookland neighborhood. For more information about the events, visit http://housing.cua.edu/.
Campus Master Plan: Community Open Forum
The Catholic University of America is embarking on the development of a campus master plan that will steer the University’s physical development for the next 10 years. The University has retained Ayers Saint Gross Architects & Planners to guide the process.
On April 13 and 14 Ayers Saint Gross will staff a table at the Pryzbyla Center to host office hours for inquiries and comments on the Campus Master Plan. This venue will enable Ayers Saint Gross to gain the campus community’s perspectives regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvements to grounds and facilities.
Office hours will be held on the ground floor of the Pryzbyla Center at the following times:
- April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- April 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to stop by. In the future, Ayers Saint Gross will give a series of presentations on observations of the campus, feedback from the campus community, conceptual ideas, and a summary of the final plan before it is adopted. Campus participation is important to the success of the plan.
For more information, contact Marc A. DeOcampo, campus planner in CUA's Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, at 202-319-4737 or Deocampo@cua.edu.
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, announces an electronic recyling day for personal items belonging to faculty, staff, and students, on Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon in McMahon Parking Lot.
Acceptable items include answering machines, all types of batteries, cables/wires, CDs and DVDs, cell phones, CD players, computer equipment and peripheral devices, copiers, DVD players, electronic typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, hard drives, household electronics, ink/toner, lab equipment, modems, monitors, pagers, PDAs, printers, remote controls, scanners, stereos, tape players, telephones, televisions, two-way radios, VCRs, word processors, and scrap metal.
For more information, call 202-319-5123.
Central Heating Plant Shutdown and Air Conditioning Start-up
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that, as warm weather approaches, it will begin shutting down the central heating plant. This operation is tied to our weather patterns, but normally occurs during mid-April.
The start-up of air conditioning on campus normally begins one to two weeks after the heating season ends, again depending on the weather patterns.
Once the cooling season has started, the University’s electrical consumption typically doubles. The campus community is encouraged to support conservation measures, especially during the summer.
Some hints to help conserve energy over the summer:
- Raise thermostat settings to 78 degrees.
- Turn off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and during vacations.
- Turn off all lights and computers when not in use.
- Do not leave outside doors propped open.
- Keep windows closed when air conditioner is in use.
For more information, contact the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121.
Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart is now hiring for both their summer and school year programs. Students can build their resumes while spending time with children. Jumpstart Corps members inspire children to develop a love of learning, provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and life, and receive professional training in child development and early childhood education. Corps members have the option to serve as AmeriCorps members and receive an education award of up to $1,135. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact Kristin Dusch at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://jumpstart.cua.edu.
The Office of Housing Services is accepting applications from CUA students for summer housing. Space is available in Opus Hall from May 15 to Aug. 7. The priority housing application deadline is April 15. For more information, visit http://housing.cua.edu.
Annual Auction by Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety will conduct the annual property auction of lost, found, and unclaimed property on Friday, April 29, in the Leahy Hall conference room. Items will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. The silent auction will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. (or earlier if all items are auctioned off). Bidders do not have to be present to win. All property winners will be notified no later than Monday, May 9.
Items for auction include Texas Instrument calculators, a Sony voice recorder, Canon and Sony digital cameras, a Michael Kors change purse, men's and women’s sunglasses, a Game Boy Advance, binoculars, an I-Pod 8 GB, men’s and women's watches, an UnderArmour book bag, and a woman’s leather purse.
For more information, call 202-319-5999.
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