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Alumni Relations

The Cardinal The Catholic University of America
October 2011 | Volume 6, Issue 10

Homecoming and reunions Weekend
October 21 - 23
Homecoming and Reunions 2011 is right around the corner! Don't miss out on all the weekend has to offer. To view a full schedule of events click here.

To register, please visit Homecoming and Reunions.

Have you connected with the Alumni Association on Facebook? Make sure to "like" our page and friend the Cardinal to join your Class Reunion group, see event details, and receive up-to-date information.

Don't forget -- Cardinals don't just chirp, they tweet! Follow the Alumni Association on Twitter: @CUAalumni and @CUAyoungalumni.

golden cardinals cruise on the potomac
Between the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, 40 Golden Cardinals enjoyed a summer luncheon aboard the Spirit of Washington as they sailed on the Potomac. Future Golden Cardinals events: Theater trip to Oklahoma! on Sept. 30 and the Golden Cardinals Brunch on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23. Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 for details.

CUA Men's Basketball Takes on the Florida Gators
The Cardinals will take on the University of Florida in an exhibition game on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. This will be the first meeting between CUA and Florida. Check for details on the pre-game reception for alumni and friends, and for hotel information.

Family Weekend 2011
The Catholic University community looks forward to seeing alumni and their children studying at CUA on October 7 and 8! To register for Family Weekend, click here.

Fall Career Fair
Are you an employer looking for interns or to fill open positions in your company? The on-campus Fall Career Fair (Oct. 6) and Engineering Fair (Nov. 1) are excellent opportunities to recruit current CUA students and fellow alumni. Register at today.

Student-alumni networking event
If you graduated between 1970 and 2007, you can help students prepare for the working world and get in a little practice yourself. Register for the Student-Alumni Networking Event on Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Great Room of the Pryzbyla Center. E-mail or call 202-319-5623 to register.

Explore the Emerald Isle with cua!
Join CUA alumni and friends on our annual excursion to Ireland, Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2011.
  • Experienced, delightful Irish tour guides provided by CIE Tours International.
  • Tours include the Strokestown Park House and Museum of the Famine, Knock Shrine, Achill Island, and the Guinness Storehouse.
  • Included meals: four full breakfasts, four dinners
  • Fantastic accommodations at the Kilronan Castle Hotel in Ballyfarnon, the Hotel Westport in Westport, and the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.
  • Travel with a congenial group of fellow alums.
All of this for only $1,510, including airfare and departure taxes. For a complete itinerary and to make your deposit, click here. For more information, contact Sarah Richards Burton at 202-319-5301.

CUA Vineyard Vines Totes
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer Vineyard Vines totes, which come in light blue and pink. Each tote has the CUA crest on it and is $65, which includes tax and shipping. For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or order at

Alumni Collections from the Archives

CUA is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. To prepare for this momentous occasion, the CUA Archives is showcasing student life through its alumni collections. These collections contain photographs, scrapbooks, pennants, freshman drinks, fraternity and club materials, publications, and other memorabilia. The Archives has prepared search tools for several collections, adding to the list of processed alumni collections. They are available in the Archives for anyone to use and can be found here. The Archives is accepting new alumni collections to add to this list to enhance the record of student life at CUA. Please contact them for more information: or 202-319-5065.

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Alumni Spotlight

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lead in Rodgers and
Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
currently at Arena Stage
in Washington, D.C. We
were able to catch up with
her and ask her about her
CUA student and alumni
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Class Notes

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Class Ring Found

A men's Catholic University
class ring with blue stone
has been found: 1976 is
engraved on the side, the
masks of comedy and
tragedy stamped on the
stone. If this is your ring,
please call the alumni
office at 202-319-5608
(out of the D.C. metro
area call 800-288-ALUM).
We want you to have it

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Opportunities in
a City Near You

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in Boston, New York,
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As of today, Sept.
16, 2011, 30,264
Cardinal hours have
been reported. Visit
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