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The Cardinal The Catholic University of America
march 2014 | Volume 9, Issue 3



A Few Spots Left for the 2014 Eternal Rome Tour
(Photo courtesy of Lisa Geis, B.A. 1988)


NEWEST INDUCTEES INTO THE CUA ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME




CUA Director of Athletics Sean Sullivan; CUA Vice President for University Relations Frank Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976; Kate M. Bader, B.S. 1975; Mary Elizabeth Michalski in honor of James "Red" Conlen, B.A. 1942; Mark Robinson, Class of 1976; Mark Travaglini, B.A. 1978; Martin Dowd, B.A. 1960; Jim Elworth, B.A. 1978 in honor of Michael Moriello, B.A. 1978; Father Frank Donio, S.A.C., B.A. 1989, M.A. 1993, D.Min. 2012, president of the CUA Alumni Association.

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REUNIONS 2014: FOURS AND NINES
If your class year ends in a 4 or 9, your reunion is in October! Volunteers are needed to help plan and promote your class reunion. If you are interested, please contact Mike Minetti at minetti@cua.edu. Homecoming and Reunions Weekend will take place Oct. 17-19, 2014.

Kickoff Conference Call -- All Reunion Classes is Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. The toll free number is 866-810-8834. When prompted, use passcode number: 3152358.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: PHILABUNDANCE -- FEB. 22
Join fellow Philadelphia area alumni to pack and sort food at Philabundance on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, click here.

GEORGIA O'KEEFE EXHIBITION IN SAN FRANCISCO -- MARCH 15
Join CUA alumni from Northern California for the Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keefe and Lake George Exhibition, on Saturday, March 15, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Calif. The tour begins at 2 p.m. For more information and to register, click here

SPRING 2014 CAREER FAIR -- MARCH 20
Join the CUA Office of Career Services for the Spring 2014 Career Fair on March 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. If you are looking to recruit recent graduates this is the perfect opportunity. For more information and to register, click here.

DON GIOVANNI PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION -- MARCH 23
On Sunday, March 23, join fellow CUA alumni for a pre-show reception at 12:30 p.m., in the upper lobby of Hartke Theatre, followed by a performance of Don Giovanni at 2 p.m. For more information and to register, click here

FAMILY EASTER EGG HUNT AND BRUNCH -- MARCH 29
Join the CUA Alumni Association on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the Pryzbyla Center West Lawn and Food Court. This event includes a yummy brunch, fun-for-all-ages Easter Egg Hunt that takes place rain or shine, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! For more information and to register, click here

CAPITOL HILL NETWORKING RECEPTION -- APRIL 2 
The Catholic University Alumni Association invites you to join fellow CUA graduates for a Capitol Hill Networking Reception on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception will be held in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center Congressional Atrium. Network and exchange business cards with fellow CUA alumni working in and around The Hill and for the federal government. For more information and to register, click here.  

PHILLY ALUMNI GET-TOGETHER -- APRIL 3
Join the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter for a spring get-together on Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Public House, owned by Puri Garzone III, B.A. 2002. Don't miss the opportunity to meet other alums in the area, and catch up on what's happening at CUA! For more information and to register, click here

CUA ALUMNI ON LINKEDIN
The CUA Alumni Linkedin group has 4909 members – we only need 91 more to hit 5000! Join today for informational articles, tips, job opportunities and networking with alumni across the U.S. and in all industries. Are you thinking of moving to another city or changing career fields? Alumni in those cities/fields can be great resources!

ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 
The Hall of Fame Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Governors has been formed, and is working to identify nominees for the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. Brendan Bohan, B.A. 1999, is chairperson. If you are interested in nominating a teammate or coach, please fill out the form by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or cua-alumni@cua.edu.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE COMES TO CUA
The Catholic University Department of Athletics hosted the 2014 Special Olympics District of Columbia Polar Bear Plunge from Thursday, Feb. 6, to Saturday, Feb. 8, with activities taking place in the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center and at Cardinal Stadium. To read more, click here.

NEWS

PHILIP RIVERS TO ADDRESS 2014 GRADUATES
Philip Rivers, Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the Class of 2014 at the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony of The Catholic University of America on May 17. To read more, click here

DEAN ABELA WRITES ON CONCRETE LOVE AND ECONOMICS
Andrew Abela, dean of the School of Business and Economics, wrote a commentary on why the idea of concrete love is useful to understanding Church teaching about the economy for the National Catholic Register on Jan. 30, 2014. To read more, click here.  

VSL PROCESS REPURPOSES OLD TECHNOLOGY
The Vitreous State Laboratory has developed a process to repurpose old televisions and computers into ceramic tiles. To learn more, click here.  

ALUMNI RECEIVE HELEN HAYES NOMINATIONS
A number of Catholic University students and alumni have received nominations for the 30th Helen Hayes Awards for their work in Washington, D.C., area productions. To read more, click here.

Upcoming Events View More Events
Service Opportunity: Philabundance, Philadelphia, Pa.
2/22/2014

Reception and Performance of "Godspell," Ward Hall, CUA Campus
2/28/2014

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers Game, Boston, Mass.
3/1/2014

Georgia O'Keefe Exhibition, de Young Museum, San Francisco, Calif.
3/15/2014

Reception and Performance of "Don Giovanni," Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus
3/23/2014

Family Easter Egg Hunt, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus
3/29/2014

Capitol Hill Networking Reception, Congressional Atrium, Washington, DC
4/2/2014

Philadelphia Alumni Get-Together at Public House, Philadelphia, Pa.
4/3/2014

2014 Eternal Rome Tour, Italy
5/19/2014

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Ruthanne Lodato
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Richard Sheehy
Richard Sheehy, B.Arch. 1955, a native W...

Kyle Ingels
Rev. Kyle T. Ingels, B.A. 1999, has rece...

Megan Smith
Megan Smith, B.A. 2006, is co-directing ...

Patrick Carfizzi
Patrick Carfizzi, B.M. 1996, recently ce...

Robyn De Wees
Robyn De Wees, B.S. 1987, received the C...

Nicole Busby
Nicole (Lamoureux) Busby, B.A. 1995, M.A...

J. Pressimone
J. Michael Pressimone, B.F.A. 1981, was ...

Mark Morozowich
Rev. Mark Morozowich, M.A. 1989, dean of...

Keith Cennamo
Keith Ann Stiverson, M.S.L.S. 1977, dire...

Kathleen Guglielmone
Kathleen and Jason Guglielmone are proud...

Richard Schaffer
Richard Schaffer, B.A. 1969, M.A. 1972, ...

Bernard Dennis
Bernard Dennis III, B.A. 2004, and his w...

Mar Soro
Bishop Mar Bawai Soro, M.A. 1996, was as...


Mary J. Feik Memorial Fund

To ensure that his mother's legacy 
continues in perpetuity, Jerry Feik 
bequeathed the remainder of his
estate to CUA to create the Mary J.
Feik Memorial Fund to be used
for general educational purposes.






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