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Monday, Aug. 15
Feast of the Assumption. University closed. 

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Pryzbyla Hours
As the University prepares for the opening of the academic year, hours of operation will change at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center:

  • Through Tuesday, Aug. 23: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 25: 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Regular hours of operation resume Friday, Aug. 26: Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, contact the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management at 202-319-5200 or

9/11 Day of Service
Staff, faculty, and students are invited to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by joining in the National Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 10. Participants will gather in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, at 8 a.m. and then disperse across the city to volunteer until 3 p.m. in honor of the victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks. All volunteer hours for this event will be counted toward the Cardinal Service Commitment 125,000-hour goal commemorating the University’s 125th anniversary. Participants must register in order to take part. For more information and to sign up, visit

Non-retaliation Policy
The Catholic University of America is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in compliance with laws, regulations, and University policies.  To promote a culture of ethics and compliance, and to correct any instances of potential non-compliance, the University strongly encourages members of the University community to report their compliance concerns.

Retaliation against individuals for making good faith reports of potential non-compliance with laws, regulations, or University policies is strictly prohibited, and is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The Non-retaliation Policy can be found on the University’s policy website at

Blackboard Upgrades
CPIT will be upgrading to Blackboard version 9 on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12. Blackboard will be unavailable during this time. If the upgrade goes as planned, Blackboard will be available again at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12. All content in version 8 will be automatically upgraded to version 9. Online training modules are available at Group training sessions will be made available in upcoming weeks and throughout the fall semester. For more information or to request access to the test area, contact Assistant Director of Instructional Technology Saiid Ganjalizadeh at

Tuition Exchange
The 2012-2013 Tuition Exchange Application is now available at For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5598.

Acceptable Use Policy
Catholic University provides many computing facilities to help students, faculty, and staff complete their work and enjoy the benefits broad Internet access can provide. Guidelines are necessary to help ensure these benefits are equally available to the entire campus community.

The Acceptable Use Policy enumerates the rules that apply to all users of the CUA Campus Network and to computing equipment and devices issued and maintained by CUA. All members of the campus community and guests are expected to follow these rules, encourage others to do the same, and report willful violations.

The Acceptable Use Policy can be found at

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 For Your Benefit

Benefit Updates Available Online
Faculty and staff can find updates reflecting changes made in 2010 to the flexible spending account and medical plans on the Benefits Express website — Updates are found by clicking “library” and then “documents.”

Updates to the retirement plan can be found at

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

Required Employee Training
Beginning June 1, all CUA faculty and staff are required to complete training in two important areas: FERPA — protecting student academic privacy, and Harassment Prevention — fostering an environment of respect and fairness. Each training session is available online 24 hours a day and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Both can be completed in less than an hour. CUA employees must repeat each training program every two years. To take the training, click on the hyperlinks above or visit For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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

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