The Catholic University of America

Alumni Relations

The Cardinal The Catholic University of America
may 2013 | Volume 8, Issue 5

Monroe Street Market at the intersection of
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NEWS

PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW DEAN OF SOCIAL WORK
Following an extensive national search, Catholic University President John Garvey has appointed Will C. Rainford as dean of the University's National Catholic School of Social Service, effective June 1, 2013. To read more, click here.

CROUGH CENTER TO BE LEED CERTIFIED BY STUDENTS
The Catholic University campus has become a living laboratory for students in a new course offered by the architecture and planning school this year. Students from CUA's LEED Lab met last week with University administrators and staff to review the final credits they need to earn LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB:O&M) certification for the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. The Crough Center will be the first building in the nation to be LEED EB:O&M certified by students. To read more, click here.

WALTER DIRECTS SCENES FROM BEAUMARCHAIS' "FIGARO" TRILOGY AS FAREWELL
On Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m., in Ward Recital Hall, the Opera Workshop class of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music performs 17 scenes from operas inspired by the three 18th-century plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Conceived and directed by Professor Elaine Walter, this is her last public Scenes program before retiring from the full-time faculty at the end of this academic year. Long associated with opera productions, she describes this program as her “final labor of love.”  Free and open to the public. No tickets required. For further information, contact Professor Walter.

DANA GIOIA TO ADDRESS 2013 GRADUATES AT COMMENCEMENT
Dana Gioia, acclaimed poet and successful champion of public funding for the arts and arts education, will address the Class of 2013 at the 124th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18. To read more, click here.

JOHANNES QUASTEN MEDAL PRESENTED TO REV. BRIAN E. DALY, S.J.
The School of Theology and Religious Studies is pleased to announce that this year's prestigious Johannes Quasten Medal of Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Theology and Religious Studies Award will go to Rev. Brian E. Daly, S.J. He is the J. Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The ceremony will be on May 2, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium in Caldwell Hall. Alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS WOMEN'S ATHLETICS
The spring issue of The Catholic University of America Magazine features a cover story on women's sports at CUA more than 40 years after the passage of Title IX. To read more, click here.

75TH DRAMA ANNIVERSARY -- APRIL 19-20
Join the Department of Drama to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theater with a special two-day event filled with performances and a gala reception! Contact your classmates and come to Hartke Theatre to reconnect with the cast and crew of CUAdrama. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
If you have questions, please call 202-319-5351 or email cua-drama@cua.edu.

EVENTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

ALUMNI STAFF AND FACULTY GET-TOGETHER -- APRIL 25
Are you an alumnus/a who is also a member of The Catholic University of America staff or faculty? Join the CUA Alumni Association for an alumni staff and faculty get-together in the Craves Family Alumni Center on Thursday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

BALTIMORE GET-TOGETHER -- MAY 9
Join local alumni in the Baltimore area at The Red Star Bar and Grill on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Appetizers and drink specials will be available. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

SENATORS CLUB LUNCHEON -- MAY 15
The spring Senators Club luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Great Room B (upper floor) of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at Catholic University. Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. The speaker for the luncheon will be the CUA Solar Decathlon team. For more information, click here or call the Alumni Office at 202-319-5608.

COMMENCEMENT RESERVED SEATING 2013 -- MAY 18
The Office of Alumni Relations has reserved seats exclusively for CUA alumni and their guests at this year's CUA Commencement Exercises on May 18. To reserve yours, contact Chelsey Rhine in the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or 800-288-ALUM (2586) by May 3.




Baseball season is right around the corner. Join fellow CUA alumni at our baseball outings nationwide this summer. The CUA Alumni Association has secured blocks of tickets exclusively for CUA alumni and their guests for the following games:

Washington, D.C., May 24, Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 p.m.
Chicago, June 8, Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 3:05 p.m.
Baltimore, June 13, Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox at 7:05 p.m.
New York, June 22, Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m.
Boston, June 28, Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia, July 11, Phillies vs. Washington Nationals at 7:05 p.m.
Washington, D.C., July 28, Family Outing: Nationals vs. New York Mets at 1:35 p.m.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT


Rev. Juan-Diego Brunetta is an ecclesiastical judge with the Archdiocese of New York. We were able to speak to him about his student and alumni experiences. To learn more about him, click here.


Class Notes

Mary Esseff
The Butterfly & The Snail is a newly...

William Commins
William D. Commins, Jr., B.A. 1952, rece...

M. Barnard
Sister M. Lucetta Barnard, C.S.C., M.S. ...

Laura Blasberg
Laura Blasberg, B.A. 1993, was recently ...

John Lenihan
Rev. John Lenihan, M.S.W. 1963, passed a...

Heather Shinn
Heather (Givey) Shinn, B.C.E. 1995 and H...

John Orr
Rev. John Orr, Ph.B. 1991, recently had ...

Shannon Hegarty
Shannon Franklin, B.A. 2008, recently ma...



Professor Duilia Fernandes de Mello
recently talked with the Office of
Institutional Advancement about her
experience at CUA. She shares with us
what she believes being part of the
Catholic University community is all
about.





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