In September, alumni from all classes returned to The Catholic University of America campus to celebrate their alma mater with old and new friends. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
At CUA’s annual Freshman Convocation, held Sept. 11 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, first-year students were formally received into the academic community. Randall Ott, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, delivered the Convocation’s main address, titled “Many Small Disciplines – One Big Universe.”
Students enjoyed free food, giveaways, and games at the annual Fall Fiesta, an annual celebration held in conjunction with the Student Involvement Fair. Officers from every student organization were on hand to invite students to get involved in the campus community. The event was sponsored by the Program Board and the Office of Campus Activities. Fiesta-style food was donated by CUA’s Dining Services.
The University’s purpose “is to reconfirm for ourselves the conviction that we are truly capable of making a better world — of manifesting God’s kingdom of peace, truth, justice, kindness, understanding, compassion and love, here and now,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, in his homily at Catholic University’s Mass of the Holy Spirit Aug. 29. The Mass marked the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Faculty, students, and staff from Catholic University and George Washington University gathered for a send off event with sponsors to celebrate the completion of HARVEST HOME. Later this month, the house will be moved to Irvine, Calif., for the Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon competition. Before Rev. Jude deAngelo, University chaplain, blessed the house, Catholic University President John Garvey remarked on how the house fulfills two missions of the University and the Catholic church — stewardship and helping the less fortunate. After the competition, the house will be donated to a veteran through Wounded Warrior Homes.
The Cardinal men’s and women’s lacrosse teams faced a challenging year that included illness, disability, and tragedy. They learned that “team” translates to “family.” This photo gallery honors the memory of Brendan Englert (number 3), the 2013 Landmark Conference Player of the Year, and celebrates the triumphs of junior midfielder Tori Neill (number 8) and junior midfielder Chris Wellock and his dad Bill Wellock (B.A. 1981). Read the full story in the summer 2013 issue of The Catholic University of America Magazine.
The Mass is celebrated in different ways and places across campus. Essential to each liturgy is the involvement of students, who come to the table to share their faith, gifts, and talents. Read the cover story in the summer 2013 issue of The Catholic University of America Magazine. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
A new community garden on Catholic University’s campus fosters fellowship, service, and relaxation. For more on the garden, see the feature article in the summer 2013 issue of The Catholic University of America Magazine. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
The 2013 Alumni Awards ceremony and gala were held on April 12 in the Great Hall of Father O’Connell Hall. The CUA Alumni Association honored eight alumni with Alumni Achievement Awards and bestowed the association’s highest honor, the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, on internationally recognized homeless outreach advocate Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)
A dozen architecture students from The Catholic University of America constructed an architectural installation/cultural legacy marker in June titled The Tale of the Tongs on Inishturk in County Mayo, Ireland. Students from CUA designed the monument in a class during the fall semester as part of the Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design program.