On Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music returns to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall to present a full orchestral and choral program that includes current students as well as alumni, and features the world premiere of an orchestral fanfare by CUA undergraduate student Matthew Yost. The program also includes Carmina Burana and selections from West Side Story and Rodeo. The music school has a long history of performing at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, having been one of the first universities to perform there beginning in 1972 soon after the Center opened.
Catholic University's production of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's tragic masterpiece Rigoletto March 19 through 22 at Hartke Theatre promises "an intimacy and immediacy" not found at larger venues in the Washington, D.C., area.
Sang Wook Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was recently named a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award. Lee's award includes five years of financial support for his research, totaling $500,445 and beginning March 1.
Kelly Barry, a senior from Voorhees, N.J., loves Walt Disney World in Florida. She and her family have vacationed there every year for as long as she can remember. During one of those trips, Barry noticed the cast members' name tags. Most of them had where they were from, but some had the name of a college instead. And that's when she learned about the Disney College Program, and set her sights on one day participating in it.
Bishop Richard Moth visited Catholic University for the first time Feb. 24. The bishop, Chair of the Board of Governors for St. Mary's University in London, came to discuss the expansion of Catholic University's partnership with his institution. St. Mary's, a Catholic university, hosts CUA students for semester and yearlong stays. Bishop Moth visited with President John Garvey and Mario Ortiz, associate provost for international affairs, during his stay.
As March Madness begins, Catholic University's Department of Athletics has reason for celebration.
Catholic University students lined up outside the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Room more than a half hour early to get seats for speaker Mike Domitrz's Feb. 23 talk titled "Can I Kiss You?" One student wore her "Can I Kiss You?" T-shirt, coming for the second time to hear Domitrz speak about respectful dating practices.
Assistant Professor Martin Johnson in the Department of Media Studies is writing a book about movies of local people, created to draw people into small-town theaters.
Patrick Tuite, chair, drama, and Grayson Wagstaff, dean, music, were interviewed for a story on performing arts at CUA in the Arlington Catholic Herald.
Learn more about Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's time at Catholic University in a video featuring interviews with students, faculty, and staff.
Looking for something to read during the 40 days of Lent? Faculty and staff at The Catholic University of America share their favorite Lenten prose and even an audio tape for listening when you're on the go.
CUA ranked 14th in the nation, clinched the Landmark Conference regular-season crown with a 75-60 victory over Juniata College. It has won 15 in a row and not lost in 2015.
Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a Catholic University alumnus, will deliver the annual Cardinal Dearden Lecture on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. He will speak on the 50th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (one of four main constitutions of the Second Vatican Council).
The Catholic University of America is one of close to 400 universities participating in the annual RecycleMania competition. The eight-week competition runs through March 28. Competitors report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis.
Hundreds of students cheered as Mike Thorsen, a junior early childhood education major from Edison, N.J., successfully lifted his dance partner above his head during their recreation of the final routine from the movie Dirty Dancing. Thorsen was named this year's winner of Catholic University's all-male pageant, Mr. CUA, the evening of Feb. 13.
When it comes to music, CUA senior Matthew Yost had an early start. As a kid growing up in Salt Lake City, he attended the Madeleine Choir School, which specializes in music education and performance.
Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of Brownsville, Texas, will give a talk titled "Immigration as a Theological Paradigm for Faith and Social Justice" as part of the Third Annual Hispanic Innovators of the Faith Lecture at Catholic University.
A number of Catholic University students and alumni from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Department of Drama in the School of Arts and Sciences have received nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards for their performances and work in Washington, D.C.-area productions.
Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today's most well-known composers and lyricists this month as Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, makes its premiere at The Catholic University of America. Stephen Schwartz is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist best known for the Broadway hits Pippin, Godspell, and Wicked. He has also contributed lyrics to films including Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Enchanted.
After a successful summer internship, engineering major Kevin Hanula accepted a job offer with a construction firm.
The U.S. Green Building Council features CUA's Crough Center in promo video for LEED Lab, a course developed by CUA.
As part of its anniversary season, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music has numerous special performances planned for 2015.
When alumna Angela Chiappetta graduated with a bachelor's degree in religious and liturgical studies, she promised herself she would stay true to her passion for theology. And she is keeping her promise.
Vince Bantu, a current doctoral student in Catholic University's Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, has come to understand the role the Christianity can play in helping to improve race relations in the United States. Bantu is among 20 recent recipients of a 2014 Forum for Theological Exploration Fellowship for Doctoral Students of African Descent.