The Catholic University of America

May 6 – May 12, 2013




Tuesday, May 7
Take a Stress Break
Noon to 4 p.m., the Counseling Center presents stress-busting tips, games, activities, snacks, and free yoga instruction. Make some time for fun and healthy ways to take care of stress during finals. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Mark LaSota at 202-319-5765.

Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 11
Final Exams

May 8
IEDM and IEDP Master's Programs Information Session

6 p.m., the School of Business and Economics Integral Economic Development Management and Integral Economic Development Policy programs host an information session. Food and drinks will be served. Registration preferred. To register, click here. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, visit the website or contact Jonathan Royden, 202-319-4289 or

Back to top

Campus Ministry

Friday, May 10; Saturday, May 11; Sunday, May 12
Give and Go Donation Drive
When moving out of residence halls, don't forget to recycle clean clothes, linens, microwaves, refrigerators, small furniture, books, and unopened food. Donations will be made to Goodwill, Community Recycling, and So Others Might Eat. Look for collection boxes in every residence hall.

Daily Masses
Daily Masses will be celebrated May 6 through 10. No daily Masses will be celebrated during the summer months.

Sunday Masses
Sunday, May 12
9 p.m., Mass will be celebrated in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel.

Sunday, May 19
6 p.m., Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. only. St. Vincent Chapel.

Back to top


Check possible playoffs at

Back to top

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 17
Honors Convocation

1 p.m., the Honors Convocation for Undergraduates recognizes those students who have been elected to membership in national honor societies, those who have completed the University’s honors curriculum, and those who have achieved individual honors in their specific disciplines. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

Baccalaureate Mass
4 p.m., the Baccalaureate Mass honors students receiving their bachelor's degrees from Catholic University. Basilica, Great Upper Church.

President's Reception
Immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass, reception hosted by President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne, to honor the Class of 2013 and their families. Pryzbyla Center, inside and on the patio.

Saturday, May 18
10 a.m., Basilica, East Steps.

Back to top


Post Summer Positions On Cardinal Connection
The Office of Career Services invites campus offices to list their summer positions on the University’s online student employment system, Cardinal Connection, which can be accessed by all undergraduate and graduate students. Simply fill out the form at Questions can be directed to the career services office, 202-319-5623 or

Boys and Girls Basketball Camp Sign-ups
Sign up now for Boys and Girls Basketball Camp for ages 7 to 15. Camps run in June, July, and August. For more information, click here.

Computers, Furniture, More — First Come, First Served
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has the following items for sale:
• Three Apple PowerMac G5 minitower computers
• One Dell laptop
• Oak desks, dressers, tables, chairs
• Extra-long twin beds
• Lounge chairs
• Bookcases of varying heights, widths, and depths
No guarantees or warranties. First come, first served. Payment and pickup must be made at the time of sale at item's current location. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602. To schedule an appointment or make an offer, email

Wednesday, May 8
On-Site Auto Detailing
9 a.m. to noon, the Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the McMahon Hall parking lot. Members of the CUA community are invited to have their cars cleaned while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; other services are additional. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation necessary. Secure or remove valuables from the vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. This service is provided to the campus as a convenience only; CUA does not have any contract or agreement in place and use of the service is entirely at the risk to the individual. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent.

Back to top

For Your Benefit

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.

Back to top

This Week @ CUA is published weekly.
To submit items for inclusion, visit
202-319-5600 • Fax 202-319-4440 • Email
Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, May 13, 2013.
The deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at
Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact
Please direct address corrections to: