The Catholic University of America

Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 2013


Monday, Aug. 26
Fall Semester begins

Tuesday, Aug. 27
CUA Rome: A Semester in the Eternal City
Noon to 12:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents “CUA Rome: A Semester in the Eternal City” by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, visit the website or contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or

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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website or contact Carolyn Bradford, assistant director of campus activities, at 202-319-6003 or

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.

Home Blessing, Send-Off Celebration, and Tours
3 to 5:30 p.m., Team Capitol D.C. presents HARVEST HOME — Washington D.C.’s first ever entry in the Department of Energy’s international Solar Decathlon competition. This team, assembled at the initiative of CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning, is made up of faculty and students of CUA, George Washington University, and American University. This event will celebrate the completion of HARVEST HOME before it is disassembled and shipped to Irvine, Calif., for the competition. The event includes opening remarks at 3 p.m. and a blessing of the home. Tours of the house will take place from 3:30 to 5:30. For more information, visit the website.

Education Abroad 101: First Steps
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents “Education Abroad 101: First Steps” by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, visit the website or contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or

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 noon and 2 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. 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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Campus Ministry 

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

House Mass
The first House Mass is at 8 p.m. in The House on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Praise and Worship Adoration
Praise and Worship Adoration begins at 9 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

No Class, Go to Mass
The only University Mass on Thursday, Aug. 29, will be the Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica at 12:10 p.m. Regular daily Masses in the Columbus School of Law, Caldwell Chapel, and St. Vincent’s Chapel are canceled for the day.

Sunday Mass Schedule
The regular Sunday Mass schedule begins Sunday, Sept. 1:

11 a.m. – St. Vincent’s Chapel
4 p.m. – Crypt Church of the Basilica
9 p.m. – St. Vincent’s Chapel

Daily Mass Schedule
The regular daily Mass schedule begins Monday, Aug. 26:
12:10 p.m. – Law School Chapel
12:30 p.m. – Caldwell Chapel
5:10 p.m.–  Caldwell Chapel
10:30 p.m. – St. Vincent’s Chapel

DC Reads
Looking for a work-study job (or volunteer opportunity) with flexible hours? Interested in getting off campus and involved with the greater D.C. community? Like working with kids? Interested in education? Want to live your faith in action? Consider becoming a DC Reads tutor, which is the highest paying job on campus ($12 an hour with the opportunity for a raise in subsequent years). DC Reads takes you off campus, puts you in the classroom, and gives you a chance to live your faith. No experience necessary. For more information, visit the website at and attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Pryzbyla Center, Room 351.

Friday Night at The House
Join The House on Friday, Aug. 30, for Metro Madness, an epic scavenger hunt in downtown D.C. Meet at The House at 5 p.m. Bring money for Metro fare.

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Friday, Aug. 30
7 p.m., the women’s field hockey team hosts Washington College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, Sept. 1
1 p.m., the men’s soccer team hosts Greensboro College at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day. University closed.

Thursday, Sept. 5
Education Abroad Fair

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CUAbroad presents the Education Abroad Fair to showcase overseas educational opportunities available to CUA students and to provide the chance for students to meet with program representatives. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website or contact Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser, at 202-319-6010 or

Professional Studies Information Session
5:30 to 7 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies presents an information session for prospective certificate, bachelor's, and master's students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, Sept. 6
What, then, is a Law-Giver?

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “What, then, is a Law-Giver” by Charles Butterworth, professor emeritus of political philosophy at the University of Maryland. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email

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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. Surplus furniture is free for reuse at CUA, but transportation is limited. The price for each piece of furniture sold is $50. Furniture for sale will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after its reuse at CUA has concluded. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602. Payment and pickup of furniture must be made at the time of sale at its current location.

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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 or contact Whitney Mitchell in the human resources office at 202-319-5598.

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