Catholic University students celebrated at the Thanksgiving Cultural Potluck Dinner on Nov. 19 in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The potluck was organized as a collaboration between the Office of Campus Activities and the Center for Global Education. Approximately 350 students attended.
In preparation for Pope Francis’s upcoming visit, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Catholic University participated in “Serve with Francis Day” on Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Washington, D.C., area. Approximately 530 people spent the day serving at locations such as Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Catholic University’s community garden, Archbishop Carroll High School, and the Franciscan Monastery, where University President John Garvey helped with work in the garden.
CUA Athletics had one of its most successful years in the history of the program — six conference championships, two Elite Eight appearances, eight teams in the NCAA tournament (the most ever in CUA history), and one in the ECAC tournament. The program had five All-Americans and four Landmark Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, and was the winner of the Landmark Conference Presidents’ Trophy, which recognizes the conference’s best overall athletics program. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Department of Athletics staff)
America’s Catholic cardinals gathered in St. Louis on April 24, raising more than $1.1 million for college scholarships at the 26th American Cardinals Dinner. The dinner was preceded by Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Most Rev. Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, and John Garvey, President of Catholic University, served as co-hosts for the dinner. All proceeds from the annual event benefit Catholic University scholarship funds. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
The 26 manufactured houses that made up the Curley Court residences for the last decade were removed from campus in March 2015. The trailers were hauled away at a rate of about two a day beginning in the second week of March. The Curley Court site has been restored to its original condition as a gently sloping lawn. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
The Catholic University of America conferred approximately 1,850 degrees during its 126th Annual Commencement Ceremony, held May 16 on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author and suspense novelist, delivered the Commencement address. She received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University. Honorary degrees also were conferred at the main Commencement exercises on author-scholar Michael Novak as well as Francisco José Gómez de Argüello y Wirtz and Maria Carmen Hernández Barrera, co-initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way, a Catholic movement. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Matt Barrick)
Students and their families gathered May 15 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for annual Baccalaureate Mass, which is held the afternoon before Commencement. Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, delivered the homily. A picnic followed the Mass. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
Luaupalooza, Catholic University's annual event marking the end of the 2015 academic year and last day of classes was a celebration full of music, food, and fun. The Luaupalooza shirt, yellow this year, was a hot item among students, who started lining up long before t-shirts were to be given out. Students enjoyed live music, rides, a dunk tank, instant caricatures, and a fireworks show to top off the night. Luaupalooza is presented by Campus Ministry and the Student Fee Allocation Board. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
On April 15, Catholic University hosted a Holi festival, which is a Hindu celebration in the spring to celebrate love and new beginnings. Participants throw colored powders on one another during the celebration. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
Catholic University students, alumni, and faculty performed in one of Washington’s most notable venues on the night of April 12 during the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, a full orchestral and choral program held in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The gala concert marked the first time in 15 years that the music school has held a performance in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)