The Catholic University of America

Aug. 19 – Aug. 25, 2013

 


Calendar

Monday, Aug. 19
Classes begin at the Columbus School of Law.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Topaz Training – Beginner
10 to 11 a.m., Technology Services presents a beginner Topaz training workshop. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Blackboard Training – Basic
2 to 3 p.m., Technology Services presents a basic Blackboard training workshop. Leahy Hall, Room 50. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Blackboard Training – Basic
10 to 11 a.m., Technology Services presents a basic Blackboard training workshop. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Topaz Training – Advanced
11 to 11:30 a.m., Technology Services presents an advanced Topaz training session. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Blackboard Training – Intermediate
2 to 3 p.m., Technology Services presents an intermediate Blackboard training workshop. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Thursday, Aug. 22
Orientation begins.

Topaz Training – Beginner
3 to 4 p.m., Technology Services presents a beginner Topaz training session. Leahy Hall, Room 50. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Friday, Aug. 23
Blackboard Training – Basic
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Technology Services presents a basic Blackboard training session. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Blackboard Training – Intermediate
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Technology Services presents an intermediate Blackboard training session. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Topaz Training – Intermediate
2 to 3 p.m., Technology Services presents an intermediate Topaz training session. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, visit the website or contact Berkeley Collins, instructional designer, at 202-319-4378 or collinsb@cua.edu.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Residence Halls Open
Residence halls open for returning students. For more information about moving in, visit the website.

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Campus Ministry

Schedule for Masses
Following is the upcoming Mass schedule. All Masses will be held in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Sunday, Aug. 25: 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Freshman Retreat 2013
This year’s Freshman Retreat will be held Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 8, at Sandy Hill Camp in North East, Md. With the theme “Ignite the Fire,” the retreat will provide the opportunity for freshmen to enjoy fellowship, fun, and prayer as they enter their first year at CUA. The cost of the retreat is $60. Register online at ministry.cua.edu/retreat/freshman.cfm.

 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug. 26
Fall Semester Begins

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Martin Luther King’s Call to Today’s Young Catholics: The 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

5:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) present “Martin Luther King’s Call to Today’s Young Catholics: The 50th Anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’” by Stephen Schneck, director of IPR and associate professor of politics. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website or contact Carolyn Bradford, assistant director of campus activities, at 202-319-6003 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
Campus Employment Fair

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Campus Employment Fair. Campus offices will be on hand to meet with students about job openings. Students with a work-study award may pick up their paperwork at this event. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Aug. 29
Mass of the Holy Spirit

12:10 p.m., the University community celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Classes will be cancelled between 12:10 and 2:10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31
Kayak on the Potomac River

10 a.m., the Eugene I. Kane Fitness Center and the Office of the Dean of Students present Cardinal Adventure: Kayak on the Potomac River. Enjoy one of the best outdoor adventures available in Washington, D.C. The cost is $10, which includes transportation to a boathouse in Georgetown and two hours of kayaking. No experience necessary. For more information and to sign up, visit the website, call 202-319-5704, or stop by the fitness center.
 

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Announcements

Surplus Furniture
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the in-house availability and external sale of surplus furniture. This includes sofas, lounge chairs, coffee tables, desks, desk chairs, bookcases, and credenzas. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition of this furniture on its sale. These items are free for reuse at CUA, but transportation is limited. The University is asking $50 for each piece of furniture sold. These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis after their reuse at CUA is over. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602. Payment and pickup must be made at the time of sale at its current location.

New Help Desk Service Request System
Technology Services has launched a new Help Desk service request system. To submit a technology support request, send an email to the new address techsupport@cua.edu. This will create a ticket in the new system automatically. Please also search the Technology Services Knowledge Base website (techsupport.cua.edu) for quick solutions to common issues. For more information about the new system, visit computing.cua.edu/support/new-techsupport.cfm.

 

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For Your Benefit

CUA Tuition Exchange Program
The tuition exchange scholarship program is a CUA employee benefit for dependents, specifically for college-aged dependent children interested in attending other college or universities through the National Tuition Exchange Program. Guidelines limit the program to children of regular full-time employees of CUA who have worked full time for at least two continuous years prior to the commencement of the academic year for which the eligible student dependent would initiate his/her studies. The application is due one year before the academic year in which they will use the benefit. Awards, if granted, are made for one academic year at a time. A new application must be submitted for each academic year. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is Friday, Oct. 4. Applications must be received by the Office of Human Resources by this date. If you have any questions or would like to view a complete list of participating colleges and universities, visit www.tuitionexchange.org or contact Whitney Mitchell in the human resources office at 202-319-5598.

 

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