CUA Galleries http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/ Photo galleries for the Catholic University of America Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks on Family Values http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/263 U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) delivered a policy address on the nation’s values at The Catholic University of America on July 23. Titled “Strong Values for a Strong America,” the senator’s speech was delivered in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and was co-sponsored by Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Sen. Rubio’s address was followed by a panel discussion of analysts and scholars who analyzed the topic and the senator’s remarks from different perspectives. Moderated by Stephen Schneck, director of IPR, the panel included Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America; Richard V. Reeves, a fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution; Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project; and Sister Ann Patrick Conrad, associate professor of social work at CUA. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT 25th American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/262 Eight U.S. Catholic cardinals and 750 guests gathered in New York City on Friday, May 30, for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Approximately $2.1 million was raised at the dinner for scholarships for The Catholic University of America. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and John Garvey, President of Catholic University, served as co-hosts for the dinner, which was preceded by Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:00:00 GMT Philip Rivers Addresses Graduates at 125th Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/261 Speaking with a self-described "Alabama twang" before a crowd of thousands at the 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 17, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had two Latin words for The Catholic University of America Class of 2014: “Nunc Coepi,” or “Now I begin.” The University conferred approximately 1,550 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during the ceremony. Tue, 20 May 2014 04:00:00 GMT Baccalaureate Mass 2014 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/260 At the May 16 Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2014, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, urged the graduates to find the place Jesus has prepared for them in life. Addressing the crowd of more than 3,000 people who filled the pews and lined the walls of the Great Upper Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Cardinal Tagle assured the graduates that “each of you has a place God has prepared for you.” Tue, 20 May 2014 04:00:00 GMT Luaupalooza 2014 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/259 Catholic University celebrated the last day of classes with the annual Luaupalooza on Friday, May 2. Some students lined up the night before the event to be the first to get this year's Luaupalooza T-shirt. The celebration featured performances from student dance and singing groups, including CUA's own Backstreet Boys. Food, music, and games took place on lawn next to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The Virginia band The Last Bison closed out the evening before fireworks filled the sky. Wed, 07 May 2014 04:00:00 GMT Spring Fest http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/258 On Saturday, April 26, Catholic University's Program Board joined with student organizations CUA Sol, College Republicans, FOCUS, Habitat for Hamnity, Indus Valley Association, and International Affairs Association for Color Fest, which was based on Holi, a Hindu celebration of color and love. The event featured spring themed crafts and a color "fight" on the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Lawn. A bonfire with music and food followed on the Opus Lawn, rekindling a CUA tradition. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/257 Three faculty members were honored April 23 by The Catholic University of America for their achievements at the 2014 Research and Scholarship Awards. They represented academic backgrounds in psychology, architecture and planning, and social work. Receiving awards were Melissa D. Grady, assistant professor of social work, who received the Young Faculty Scholar’s Award for Achievement in Research; Eric J. Jenkins, associate professor of architecture and planning, who received the award for Scholarly Achievement in the Creative Arts; and David A. Jobes, professor of psychology, who received the award for Achievement in Research. Provost James Brennan served as the master of ceremonies at a reception in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Easter Vigil at CUA http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/256 The CUA community gathered for an Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 19, at St. Vincent Chapel to receive students entering fully the Catholic Church. The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation were performed during the candlelit ceremony. The ceremony started outside the chapel where a Paschal candle was blessed and lit from an Easter fire. This "Light of Christ" was then passed among those gathered to fill the sanctuary with light. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Odyssey Day 2014 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/255 Each spring, the Office of Admissions welcomes admitted undergraduate students and their families to campus for Odyssey Day. Admitted students had the opportunity to learn about the academic programs that fit their interests, sample some extracurricular activities, and tour the campus many of them will call home for the next four years. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT CUA Hosts Field Day for Brookland Families http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/254 On April 6, children and families from the Brookland neighborhood participated in a field day featuring games and activities focused on athletics at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center. All of the volunteers for the first-time event were Catholic University student athletes. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT Honor an Awesome Woman 2014 Reception http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/253 On March 27, members of The Catholic University of America community gathered in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center for the Honor an Awesome Woman 2014 reception. The event, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, is an annual celebration for Women’s History Month. This year’s theme was “Women in the World.” Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT IPR Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/252 The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) hosted its 40th Anniversary Celebration March 22 at the Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C. As part of the celebration, IPR awarded its highest honor, the Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion for lifetime service to Church, country, and university, to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington. Also in attendance at the event was Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, who gave the annual Dean Hoge Memorial Lecture. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT Cardinal Burke Delivers Provost Lecture http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/250 Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, delivered the 11th Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture at Catholic University on March 20. Cardinal Burke, an alumnus of CUA, spoke on “The Relation between the Apostolic Signatura and the Local Church.” His talk, sponsored by the School of Canon Law, drew a crowd of nearly 250, including Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio; John Garvey, University President; Monsignor Ronny Jenkins, general secretary, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Rev. Robert Kaslyn, dean of the School of Canon Law. <em>(Matt Barrick Photography)</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT <em>Tale of the Tongs</em> Documentary Celebrates Irish Culture http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/251 Celebrations of Irish culture extended a week after St. Patrick’s Day at Catholic University. The School of Architecture and Planning presented a premiere of a documentary, <em>Tale of the Tongs,</em> to a packed audience. The film is about the 2013 design-build project completed on the western shore of Ireland by participants in the school's Spirit of Place/Spirit of Design (SPSD) program. The documentary was produced by former dean of the school Stanley Hallet and his wife, Judy. <em>(Dana Rene Photography)</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas – 2014 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/245 Nearly 1,000 people gathered on the feast of University patron St. Thomas Aquinas in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the annual Mass officially inaugurating the spring semester. The Mass, cosponsored by the Dominican House of Studies and the National Catholic Education Association, also celebrated National Catholic Schools Week. The principal celebrant was Very Rev. John A. Langlois, O.P., president of pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies. The homilist was Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., vice president and academic dean at the Dominican House of Studies. Broadcast live on EWTN, this year's Mass was held for the first time in the Great Upper Church and included students from nearby Archbishop Carroll High School, St. Anthony Catholic School, and DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT March for Life 2014 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/244 Bundled in coats and scarves, more than 360 students gathered at Caldwell Hall Jan. 22 to attend a morning rally before traveling to the National Mall for the 41st Annual March for Life. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/243 On Jan. 20, more than 550 members of the CUA community volunteered in the D.C. area as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Freshmen members of the University's football team helped with a National Park Service project on the National Mall while other students organized and cleaned at Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT Favorite CUA Photos of 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/242 University photographer Ed Pfueller has compiled a selection of his best photos of 2013 to share with the CUA community. Happy New Year to all! Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT CUA Celebrates Advent and Christmas http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/240 A few snowy December days on campus helped set the tone for community celebrations of the season. In the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center President and Mrs. Garvey helped in a ceremonial lighting of the campus Christmas tree with caroling and a live nativity scene. Campus Ministry gathered toys and gifts for needy families with its CUA Giving Tree and the University faculty and staff gathered for a celebration of the Eucharist at St. Vincent de Paul Chapel followed by the President's annual Christmas party. <em>(Photos by Ed Pfueller)</em> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT 24th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/238 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music celebrated the 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity on Dec. 6 in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Sponsored jointly by the University and the Basilica, the concert raised funds for Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT 2013 Annual Service Awards Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/235 President John Garvey paid special tribute to Catholic University staff and faculty who have provided 10 or 20 years of full-time employment to CUA at the Annual 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner held Nov. 19 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Thirty-two honorees celebrated a decade of service; eight honorees celebrated two decades of service.(Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT Fresh Cut Trees <em>and More</em> http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/233 Michael Ryan, B.A. 1959, owns and operates the historic Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm in Frederick County, Md. In December 2012, he hosted staff from <em>The Catholic University of America Magazine</em> at his 250-acre farm. A feature article about that day appears in the fall 2013 issue of the magazine. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT Students Build a Sustainable Home for Wounded Warriors http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/232 Team Capitol DC, led by students from Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning, built a sustainable home on a parking lot on CUA’s campus for entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Once completed, the home was transported to the international competition in California, where the team placed seventh. Its house, HARVEST HOME, was designed as a place of solace and healing for wounded veterans. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT Commitment to Nursing & Blessing of the Hands Ceremony http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/231 At the annual Commitment to Nursing & Blessing of the Hands Ceremony on Oct. 19, Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, blessed the hands of 92 junior nursing majors. The blessing of hands — a symbol of the commitment the students have made to the nursing profession — celebrates the start of their clinical rotations. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT Alumnus Leads CUA Tour of Brookland http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/230 On an unseasonably warm afternoon, author John Feely led a group of several students, faculty, and staff on a tour of the Brookland neighborhood that surrounds Catholic University. Feely, a Brookland resident and CUA alumnus, kicked off the Oct. 3 walking tour in front of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library on campus before heading into Brookland. The event was part of the “Know Your Neighborhood” series sponsored by CUA Libraries. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT Homecoming and Reunions 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/234 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) Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:00:00 GMT Class of 2017 Convocation http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/229 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.” Tue, 17 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMT Fall Fiesta – 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/228 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. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:00:00 GMT Mass of the Holy Spirit http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/227 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. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMT Solar Decathlon Send Off and Blessing http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/226 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. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:00:00 GMT One Lacrosse Family http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/223 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. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMT Worshiping in Word and Music http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/225 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) Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMT Field of Greens http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/224 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) Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMT Alumni Awards Gala http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/222 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) Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 GMT Architecture Students Design and Build Cultural Legacy Marker in Ireland http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/218 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. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMT 2013 Baccalaureate Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/215 Graduating students and their families attended the annual Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 17, 2013, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist was University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv. Tue, 21 May 2013 04:00:00 GMT 2013 Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/214 At the 124th Annual Commencement of The Catholic University of America on Saturday, May 18, 2013, poet Dana Gioia delivered the address. The University conferred approximately 1,500 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during the ceremony. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Matthew Barrick) Tue, 21 May 2013 04:00:00 GMT 24th American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/212 Five U.S. Catholic cardinals and 650 guests gathered in Washington, D.C., Friday, May 10, for the 24th American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton. Nearly $1.7 million was raised at the dinner, a fundraising event for scholarships for The Catholic University of America. Mon, 13 May 2013 04:00:00 GMT Luaupalooza 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/211 Students celebrated the end of classes for the spring semester on May 3 with Luaupalooza, which featured food, games, rides, performances, and fireworks. Mon, 06 May 2013 04:00:00 GMT Dog Therapy for Students http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/210 On April 26, students had the opportunity to play with dogs on the lawn of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center to calm stress and anxiety before the final week of classes and final exams. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMT Department of Drama Celebrates 75th Anniversary http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/209 Several hundred alumni, students, and guests gathered April 26 and 27 at the Hartke Theatre for a gala weekend celebrating the 75th anniversary of Catholic University’s Department of Drama (CUADrama) and honoring the department’s contributions to theatre and screen. The department is among the earliest university drama programs in the nation, founded in 1937 under the guidance of Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P. Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Halo Wines and former CUADrama Chair William H. Graham Sr. served as honorary co-chairs, with CUADrama veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer serving as honorary chair. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMT Odyssey Day 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/208 On April 12, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcomed admitted students in the Class of 2017. The students and their families spent the day on campus learning about academic programs, sampling some of the extracurricular activities CUA has to offer, touring the campus, and socializing with future classmates. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:00:00 GMT Alumni Recall Devastation of Superstorm Sandy http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/205 In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, some students and alumni were hit hard. Others jumped in to lend a hand. “Storm Brings Out Good Samaritans,” a feature article in the spring 2013 issue of <em>The Catholic University of America Magazine</em>, tells their stories. For the story, University Photographer Ed Pfueller went on assignment to the hard-hit New York towns of The Rockaways, Breezy Point, and Long Beach. While in Long Beach, he photographed Karen Danca Smith (B.A. 1995) and her family, who are featured in the article. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT Women's Athletics at CUA http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/203 More than 40 years after the passage of Title IX, today's female student-athletes have grown up in an era where they could be a "beast" on the field while still wearing a bow in their hair. They are excelling, both on the field and off. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT Catholic University Reacts to the Election of Pope Francis http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/204 When the white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney and bells across campus started ringing, many CUA students converged on the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The first-floor food court took on a party atmosphere. A live feed from the Vatican was projected from a computer onto a big screen. Students responded with cheers and shouts when Pope Francis was introduced. The media also converged on the CUA campus, interviewing students, President John Garvey, Father Mark Morozowich, and others. At the end of the day, students gathered in Caldwell Chapel for a Mass of thanksgiving for the new pope, celebrated by Father Marek Stybor, O.F.M. Conv., associate chaplain for faith development. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:00:00 GMT International Week, 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/202 On Feb. 28, The Catholic University of America celebrated cultural diversity with Global Fest, held in the Edward J. Pryzbla University Center. The festival featured representatives from embassies in Washington, D.C., and campus cultural organizations, as well as performances, cultural displays, and foods from countries around the world. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education, the festival is a feature of International Week, which took place at Catholic University Feb. 25 through March 1. This year, more than 300 people attended the Global Fest, including about 175 students and representatives from 21 embassies. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT Team Capitol DC Begins Work on Solar Decathlon House http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/201 In a welcome break from D.C.’s climate of gridlock, students and faculty from Catholic, George Washington, and American universities worked Feb. 27 on a house for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, an international sustainable home competition. This collaborative team of 75 students began construction on a one-of-a-kind, energy-efficient home custom-designed to foster the healing of a U.S. military veteran. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT Basketball Teams Win Back-to-Back Championships http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/200 In a thrilling doubleheader, Catholic University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams captured Landmark Conference Championships Feb. 23 at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center. The women’s team finished the regular season 24-1 while the men finished 22-3. Both Cardinal teams have advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to Catholic University in 2008 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/199 On Feb. 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would step down. The University has a special connection to Pope Benedict XVI. Nearly five years ago, on April 17, 2008, the Holy Father visited the campus of The Catholic University of America, one day after he had visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The pope greeted a crowd of thousands that had gathered on the University Mall. He met with the bishops of the United States in the Basilica and presided over Solemn Vespers in the Crypt Church on April 16. The next day, he delivered a formal address on Catholic education at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT March for Life – 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/197 Despite temperatures in the low 20s, a joyous atmosphere was created by approximately 500 CUA students who gathered on Jan. 25 for the 40th Annual March for Life on the National Mall. Students gathered in Caldwell Auditorium to pray, focus, and build enthusiasm before heading downtown for the demonstration. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT University Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/198 The annual University Mass in Honor of St. Thomas Aquinas, sponsored by Catholic University and the Dominican House of Studies, was held at the Crypt Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 29. The Mass was celebrated for the first time in association with the National Catholic Educational Association’s National Catholic Schools Week. Very Rev. Brian Mulcahy, O.P., prior provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, was celebrant and homilist at the Mass. Students from Archbishop Carroll High School and St. Anthony Catholic School, both located near the CUA campus, participated, as well. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT Cardinal Spirit Challenge – 2013 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/196 On January 19, the CUA campus kicked off the second semester with the continuation of the Cardinal Spirit Challenge as the basketball teams hosted conference rival Scranton. The Cardinal Spirit Challenge is a new program designed to promote school spirit and attendance at University events. Over 500 students packed the DuFour Center to see a pair of Cardinal victories, and they were treated to free food, T-shirts and halftime entertainment. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT New School of Business and Economics Announced http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/195 Faculty, students, and staff celebrated the creation of the School of Business and Economics on Jan. 16. The celebration began with Mass in Caldwell Chapel celebrated by University Chaplain, Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., and was followed by a reception in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Students were able to ask questions and hear brief remarks from University President John Garvey, Provost James F. Brennan, and Dean Lawrence R. Poos. The celebration concluded with the announcement of the newly appointed Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Andrew Abela. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT Student-Athletes Answer MLK’s Call to Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/206 CUA’s women’s lacrosse and baseball teams volunteered at the D.C. Armory on Jan. 19, the National Day of Service held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The service event was organized by the Points of Light volunteer organization. The students helped make care packages for U.S. troops, first responders, and their families. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT 2012 Christmas Concert Raises Money to Support U.S. Troops http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/194 On Friday, Dec. 7, the music of the season filled the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during the 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity. Sponsored jointly by The Catholic University of America and the Basilica, the concert featured the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona, director of music, and performances by musicians from the University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor and director of CUA’s Institute of Sacred Music, conducted the Chamber Choir, University Singers, University Chorus, and the CUA Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the concert benefitted the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Frontline Faith Project. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT La Posada/Live Nativity – 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/193 The annual Posada Party was held on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, for local children. La Posada is a tradition originating in Latin America that dramatizes the search by Joseph and Mary for lodging. The procession began in McGivney Hall and ended in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Food Court for the party. Participating children were welcome to dress in costume for the procession, sing songs, and take part in activities. This was followed by a live nativity on the Pryzbyla lawn. The event was hosted by Campus Ministry, Students on the Mount, and Latin Alliance. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 05 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT Christmas Tree Lighting – 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/192 Christmas 2012 at Catholic University officially got under way Friday, Nov. 30, with a tree lighting ceremony and blessing in the atrium of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. About 250 people enjoyed seasonal music, dancing, carols, and refreshments while they waited for Santa to make his appearance. Performances were offered by the CUA Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, the CUA Gaels Irish Dancers, and Take Note A Capella. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 05 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT Student Athletes Combine Their Love of Sports and Their Faith During Fall Retreat http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/191 Athletes from many of the University’s sports teams took part in a spiritual retreat at Camp St. Charles in Southern Maryland during the weekend of Nov. 16, 17, and 18. The retreat, coming between seasons for many of the teams, allowed the athletes some down-time to reconnect with their own faith, enjoy the fall weather, and make new friends at the same time. The students participated in small group discussion and reflection, and prayed the Rosary and attended Mass together. They also enjoyed team-building exercises on a ropes challenge course and other activities on the grounds along the Wicomico River and Charleston Creek. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT Theological College Hosts Concert http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/190 On Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, Theological College presented an “Early Music Concert with Soprano and Lute.” Soprano Nola Richardson performed Baroque and Renaissance music accompanied by John Armato on the lute and theorbo. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Faculty and Staff Honored for Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/189 Catholic University honored 69 faculty and staff at the 2012 Annual Service Awards Dinner, held Nov. 13 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The event honored 22 CUA community members celebrating 20 years of service, and 47 celebrating 10 years of service. In his closing remarks at the dinner, President John Garvey described the honorees as “pillars of the community” and thanked them for their service. Garvey noted they are often role models of the Catholic faith for students. The CUA community “is built on the shoulders of people like you,” he added. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Cool Jobs on Campus http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/188 Catholic University’s faculty are tops in their fields. But they’re not the only ones with the cool jobs on campus. The fall 2012 issue of <em>The Catholic University of America Magazine</em> features photos and profiles on just a few of those “cool jobs.” Here are outtakes from the cover story. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Soccer Road Trip http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/187 CUA’s athletic teams will travel more than 20,000 miles to compete in nearly 170 off-campus events. On Oct. 10, Head Coach Travis Beauchamp and his men's soccer team headed to McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., to take on the Green Terror. Here’s a look at soccer-playing Cardinals on the road. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT O’Boyle Parking Lot Solar Panel Dedication http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/186 On Sept. 21, the last official day of summer, Catholic University celebrated the installation of 714 solar panels in the O’Boyle parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The addition makes CUA’s solar photovoltaic panel system the largest in the District of Columbia. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Homecoming and Reunions Weekend – 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/185 Catholic University alumni were back on campus Oct. 26 – 28 for the Annual Homecoming and Reunions Weekend. The newest group of Golden Cardinals from the Class of 1962 were on hand for their 50th Reunion, as were hundreds of alumni from all classes. The festivities included the pre-game tent party, the homecoming football game, the University Mass, and many other programs and celebrations as alumni remembered their college days. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT School of Music Celebrates Arrival of New Concert Grand Piano http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/184 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music held a dedication and blessing ceremony to mark the arrival of its new nine-foot, 990-pound concert grand piano that arrived from Steinway & Sons in New York City on Sept. 24. Students, faculty, and staff filled Ward Recital Hall to hear remarks from Dean Grayson Wagstaff, President John Garvey, and others. There were also performances by several of the school’s piano students. Also performing was Ivo Kaltchev, head of the school’s piano division, who said, “Finally we can proudly say we have one of the best concert grands in Washington, D.C. And we have an instrument that matches the incredible talent of our students and faculty…” (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:00:00 GMT Freshman Convocation Welcomes Class of 2016 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/183 Sarah Duggin, professor of law and director of the Law and Public Policy program, encouraged the Class of the 2016 to create their own “stories” at Catholic University in an address she delivered Sept. 12 at the Convocation held in the Great Upper Church of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:00:00 GMT Orientation Extended Gets Wet and Wild http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/182 Dozens of residents of Centennial Village competed in a water battle known as "Googa Mooga" outside their residence halls on a warm September night. The game, inspired by capture the flag, was part of Orientation Extended and sponsored by Residence Life. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 07 Sep 2012 04:00:00 GMT 2012 Mass of the Holy Spirit http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/181 In keeping with tradition, the Catholic University community filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as a new academic year begins. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of the University, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 30. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, was a special guest at the Mass. A picnic on the University Mall followed the Mass. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT Orientation 2012: University Welcomes Class of 2016 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/180 On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, 970 new students arrived to their new home at The Catholic University of America. Students and their families spent the morning moving into residence halls before attending other Orientation events, such as a welcome address by President John Garvey and the Playfair. Orientation runs the four days before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 24 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT Theater Education Students Enhance Directing Skills at Summer Camp http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/179 Master of Arts in Theater Education students Angela Ramacci, Jonneen Edwards, and Cathy Mays assisted Rosalind Flynn, head of the M.A.T.E program, with theater activities and scenes during this summer’s Program for Academic and Leadership Skills (PALS) held at St. Anthony’s Church in Brookland. Young campers learned a variety of acting techniques under the watchful eyes of the graduate students, who will take their enhanced directing skills back to their own classrooms in the fall. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 09 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT Safe Haven: Indraloka Animal Sanctuary http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/178 Nestled in the hills of Pennsylvania, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is a place where animals find refuge. It’s also a place that brought together two CUA alumnae for the sake of two very large pigs. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT Monroe Street Market Construction Tour http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/177 During the spring semester, students in architecture and engineering got a chance to tour the Monroe Street Market project on the southern edge of campus. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT Alumni Awards Gala http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/176 On April 14, the Board of Governors of the Catholic University Alumni Association honored a group of distinguished graduates at the Alumni Awards Gala. Hosted by the Alumni Association, the gala capped a weeklong celebration of the University’s Founders Week, and completed its yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT Education Majors Foster Literacy Beyond Campus http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/169 Catholic University education students in the Reading Methods course went off campus for the final exam of the spring semester. The culminating event of their final projects was a celebration of literacy at St. Anthony Catholic School in the Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C. Each of the CUA students created a six- to eight-week unit on a theme that aligns with D.C. core standards for a chosen grade level and each student then set up a center at St. Anthony on such topics as community, the solar system, World War II, immigration, music appreciation, nutrition, the ocean, and animals. Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT 2012 Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/168 At the 123rd Annual Commencement of The Catholic University of America on Saturday, May 12, 2012, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered an <a href="http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/dolan-commencement-speech.cfm">address</a> that focused on selflessness and the vigorous defense of Catholic values and teachings. The University conferred approximately 1,500 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during the ceremony. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Matthew Barrick) Tue, 15 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT 2012 Baccalaureate Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/167 Graduating students and their families attended the annual Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 11, 2012, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist was University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv. In his <a href="http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/baccalaureatte-mass-homily.cfm">homily</a>, Father Jude told the graduates that true happiness will not be found in isolation, autonomy, and "finding your passion," but rather in communion, self-giving love, and in the Passion of Jesus Christ. "Put an end to the lie of isolation, and we regain hope and life itself becomes an adventure to be shared and not a burden to be endured," he said. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Matthew Barrick) Tue, 15 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT 23rd American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/166 America’s Catholic cardinals gathered in Chicago on April 27 to raise money for college scholarships at the 23rd American Cardinals Dinner, which was held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT Mass for the American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/165 Prior to the 23rd American Cardinals Dinner on April 27, Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, served as the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Visiting cardinals, bishops, and clergy concelebrated the Mass, which was open to the public. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT Founders Ball Caps Off 125th Anniversary Celebration http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/163 Catholic University students in gowns and suits dined and danced at the 125th Anniversary Founders Ball on April 13, 2012. The ball, which was attended by 640 students, was held in a large tent in front of Mullen Library that was decorated with chandeliers and red, white, and black balloons. President John Garvey and his wife Jeanne attended the ball as special guests of the students. The event was jointly sponsored by the Program Board and the 125th Anniversary Committee. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 02 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT Luaupalooza 2012 – The Year of the Zip Line http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/164 Catholic University celebrated the last day of classes of the 2011-12 academic year with the annual Luaupalooza on Friday, April 27. The traditional Luaupalooza shirt – blue on blue this year – was in great demand as usual among students who started lining up four hours before t-shirts were given out. The line snaked past McMahon Hall, and down the sidewalk almost to Crough Hall. Food, games and music filled the west lawn of the Pryzbylla Center. Students had fun with caricatures, bumper cars, and a zip line. Luaupalooza is presented by Campus Ministry and the Student Fee Allocation Board. (Photos by Donna Hobson) Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT Sun Shines on Odyssey Day 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/162 Friday the 13th of April was a lucky day for the 654 admitted students who visited the Catholic University campus. The day was bathed in sunshine under a bright blue sky as prospective students and their parents toured the campus, interacted with current students, met with faculty members, heard talks by University administrators, and explored Washington, D.C. The annual event is sponsored by the Office of Admissions. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT Founders Day Festivities Mark University's 125th Anniversary http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/161 Catholic University celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding with a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of the University, was the principal celebrant and homilist. Later, the University community gathered at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center for a Founders Day celebration that included the <a href="http://www.cua.edu/125/news/founders-day.cfm">announcement</a> that the community had completed 352,627 hours of service, far surpassing the goal of 125,000 hours to mark the anniversary. <a href="http://www.cua.edu/125/news/award-winners.cfm">Awards</a> were presented; President John Garvey gave a <a href="http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/garvey-founders-day.cfm">speech</a>; the alma mater was sung; and the community enjoyed birthday cake and lemonade. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT Students Participate in Annual Way of the Cross http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/160 About 250 Catholic University students participated in the candlelit campus-wide Way of the Cross on Monday, April 2, 2012. This event has become a Holy Week tradition on campus, drawing students together before the University closes for the Easter Triduum. Student organizations took turns carrying the cross between the 14 stations. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT Architecture Students See Their Hermitage Design Built http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/159 About a dozen current and former members of the School of Architecture and Planning’s design collaborative (CUAdc) visited the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America on March 29 to witness the construction of a hermitage they designed. They signed a wooden beam that was then placed above the main entryway to the building. <a href="http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/franciscan-hermitage.cfm">See story.</a> (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT CUA on Wall Street Alumni Network Hosts Students http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/158 CUA on Wall Street is a network of some 250 alumni who work in finance. This active group provides career planning and networking opportunities for interested students and alumni. One of the most anticipated events sponsored by the network is an annual New York City field trip for selected students. During the 2011–2012 academic year, students were hosted on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange by CUA alumni Jonathan Corpina and Columb Lytle of Meridian Equity Partners. Later in the day they were hosted by alumni Courtney Campbell of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and by Jennifer Alesia of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. The network hosts other events throughout the year including career networking nights on campus. CUA on Wall Street was featured on the cover of the spring 2012 issue of <em>CUA Magazine</em>. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT Alumni Gather for 2012 Sweethearts Reception http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/157 The CUA Alumni Association hosted Cardinal couples for a fun-filled reception on Sunday, Feb. 12. The annual event, planned to coincide with Valentine’s Day, brings together alumni who married their college sweethearts. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT CUA President, Trustees Volunteer at SOME http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/156 President John Garvey and eight other members of Catholic University’s Board of Trustees spent part of March 19, 2012, serving food at So Others Might Eat, an interfaith, community-based organization that serves the poor and homeless of the city. Their volunteer work was part of the Cardinal Service Commitment, which celebrates the University’s 125th anniversary. <a href="http://www.cua.edu/125/news/trustees-service.cfm">See story</a> (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 19 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT CUA Students Enjoy the Unseasonably Warm February of 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/155 The average high temperature for Washington, D.C., for the month of February, as of Feb. 24, was 51.1 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures for February usually average 39 degrees. CUA students have enjoyed 14 days in February when the temperature hit 50 degrees or above. <a href="http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/february-weather.cfm">See story.</a> (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT CUA Enjoys Sights and Tastes of University’s Global Cultures http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/154 Members of the Catholic University community enjoyed the sights, sounds, and tastes of CUA’s many global cultures on Feb. 23, 2012, at the International Bazaar, part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for Global Education. Held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, the bazaar featured cultural displays and performances, and a sampling of foods from around the world. As part of the bazaar’s Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.-area embassies shared information about their respective cultures and traditions. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT Catholic University Marks Beginning of Lent With Mass and Ashes http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/152 The Catholic University of America marked the beginning of Lent with Mass and the distribution of ashes at Caldwell Chapel on Feb. 22, 2012. In his homily, Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S.S., Professor of Liturgical Studies, told the congregants that ashes — once strewn on snowy sidewalks to help passersby maintain their footing — serve as a reminder of the “balance” that Catholics seek in their spiritual lives as they pray, fast, and perform works of charity during the Lenten season. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT 'Songs of Old CUA' Brings History to Life through Music http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/150 On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, performers from Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented "Songs of Old CUA," a nostalgic revue of music from CUA's history. Songs not heard for decades were performed again as part of the event celebrating the University's 125th anniversary. The Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center was packed with an audience of about 400 people, many of whom were alumni who came back to hear the old songs they remember singing during their years as students. After the show, audience members enjoyed a reception and swing dancing to a live orchestra. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 13 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT CUA Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/149 On Feb. 8, 2012, members of the Catholic University community packed the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. The event — sponsored by the Chinese Club and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures — featured paper cutting, calligraphy, a chopstick competition, games, traditional Chinese costumes, a lion dance, Chinese music, and food. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT March for Life, 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/148 Nearly 500 Catholic University students, joined by John and Jeanne Garvey, participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT Martin Luther King Day of Service, 2012 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/147 Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne — served neighbors in need on Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some volunteers helped the Washington Hebrew Congregation prepare food, sort clothing, and make arts and crafts with children. Others assisted in beautification projects at local D.C. public schools alongside volunteers from City Year, a service organization that mentors students. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT Fall Colors on Campus - 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/145 University Photographer Ed Pfueller captured the beauty of Catholic University's campus in these photos taken in the fall of 2011. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT Music School Performs Bernstein's <em>On the Town</em> http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/144 For the first time in a decade, Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town was performed in the Washington, D.C., area with a full symphony orchestra. Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music staged the production on Oct. 28–30 in Hartke Theatre. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT 2011 – The Year in Photos http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/143 2011 was a landmark year at The Catholic University of America. John Garvey was inaugurated as the University’s 15th President in January. In the fall, CUA kicked off the celebration of its 125th anniversary with a commitment to complete 125,000 hours of service. To celebrate the end of 2011, University Photographer Ed Pfueller selected 15 photos as some of the year’s best. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT Reception for December 2011 Graduates http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/142 The Catholic University Alumni Association honored about 30 graduates who earned their CUA degrees this fall at a reception Dec. 9 in the Vincent P. Walter Room at Curley Hall. President John Garvey and Tom Zoeller, president of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, addressed the graduates at the reception. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT 23rd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/141 The Catholic University of America celebrated the music of Christmas on Friday, Dec. 2, with the 23rd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The evening concert — sponsored annually by Catholic University and the Basilica, which adjoins the University campus — drew an audience that filled the pews of the Basilica and raised money for A Simple House of Sts. Francis and Alphonsus, a lay missionary apostolate serving the poorest residents of Northwest and Southeast Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Mo. The co-directors of A Simple House in D.C. and two volunteers of the apostolate in Kansas City attended the concert. All four are Catholic University graduates. Before the concert, the University held its tree lighting celebration. <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/OCActivities/LightTheSeason2011">View 'Light the Season 2011' photos.</a> <em>Photos by Matthew Barrick</em> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT CUA Cultural Thanksgiving Potluck http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/140 Members of the Catholic University community enjoyed a variety of ethnic dishes and an early Thanksgiving on Nov. 17, 2011, when the offices of campus activities and campus ministry and the Center for Global Education hosted a CUA Cultural Thanksgiving Potluck in Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. Professional musician and songwriter Mark Rust provided entertainment at the event. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT Annual Service Awards Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/139 President John Garvey paid special tribute to Catholic University staff and faculty who have provided 10 or 20 years of full-time employment to CUA at the Annual 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner held Nov. 15 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Fifty-seven honorees celebrated a decade of service; 26 honorees celebrated two decades of service. Also present at the dinner were faculty and staff who have previously celebrated their 20 years of service and continue to serve the University community. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT Professor Bunce’s Halloween Chemistry Class http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/138 Award-winning chemistry Professor Diane Bunce invited undergraduate chemistry students to come to class on Oct. 31 disguised as their favorite chemical element or compound, like potassium or calcium carbonate. One by one, students displayed their costumes, and based on their knowledge of the periodic table, their classmates tried to identify the element in disguise. Begun by Bunce in 1985, the chemical masquerade takes place annually in conjunction with National Chemistry Week and Halloween. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 31 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Halloween on Campus, 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/137 Trick-or-treaters came early to Catholic University, where the Office of Campus Ministry hosted its annual Halloween on Campus Oct. 26 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Children disguised as ladybugs, princesses, and firemen from nearby schools and neighborhoods enjoyed cookie decorating, face painting, and filling their bags with candy. <em>(Photos by Ed Pfueller)</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Homecoming 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/136 CUA welcomed alumni and friends back to campus for Homecoming and Reunions 2011, October 21-23. More than 1,300 alumni and guests attended events throughout the weekend. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Family Weekend 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/135 More than 1,000 Catholic University students and family members attended Family Weekend, Oct. 7-8. Highlights included a fun-with-chemistry demonstration, a tailgate barbecue, a high-scoring Cardinals football game, service projects supporting the 125th anniversary service commitment, brunch with President John Garvey, D.C. tours, and a closing Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Symposium Reports on the Happiness of Priests http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/134 Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, the author of a groundbreaking study on the clergy, told a large audience at an Oct. 5, 2011, Symposium on the Priesthood that 90 percent of priests report they are happy. Monsignor Rossetti is author of <em>Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests </em> and clinical associate professor of pastoral studies and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs at Catholic University. The event, held in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, drew more than 320 priests and seminarians. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Catholic Identity of Catholic Schools http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/133 In an Oct. 2-4, 2011, invitational conference titled “The Catholic Identity of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools,” Catholic educators, school and university administrators, and educational researchers from around the nation met at Catholic University to find ways to keep Catholic schools Catholic. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Football Team Starts 2011 Season 3-0 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/132 The CUA football team opened its 2011 home schedule on Friday, Sept. 16, in front of a raucous crowd of over 2,600 that included a large number of students. Prior to the game, CUA Athletics hosted “Cardinal Kick-off” outside of Cardinal Stadium, which included free food and drinks, along with music and games for students. With the assistance of former CUA Athletic Director Bob Talbot, four military veterans from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center served as honorary captains for the Cardinals and participated in the coin toss. Two of the men, Evan Cole and Matt White, are currently students at Catholic University. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT Culture Picnic – Hispanic Heritage Month http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/131 Catholic University kicked off its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with the Culture Picnic, which was held Sept. 15 at the Pryzbyla Center. A University-wide celebration, the Hispanic Heritage Month programming is coordinated by Ryan-Allen McKinney, associate director of campus activities. For a list of all Hispanic Heritage Month events, visit <a href="http://multicultural.cua.edu/latinoculture/schedule.cfm">http://multicultural.cua.edu/latinoculture/schedule.cfm</a>. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT 2011 Freshman Day of Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/130 A cleanup crew that included freshmen from Catholic University as well as Brookland residents picked up trash, trimmed bushes, and cut back weeds along Taylor Street at the north end of campus this weekend. Students also volunteered at the Little Sisters of the Poor residence for seniors, and at Deitz Park in Hyattsville. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT Class of 2015 Convocation http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/129 First-year students were formally welcomed into the University during the Class of 2015 Convocation ceremony. President John Garvey, Provost James Brennan, and the deans of the schools greeted the newest members of the academic community and Dr. Daniel Gibbons delivered a well-received talk on Homer’s <em>Odyssey</em> and the value of liberal education. Students received University pins at the conclusion of the ceremony. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT 9/11 Day of Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/128 Catholic University observed the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by performing service around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2012. A group of 158 volunteers, including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne, fanned out across the city for the national 9/11 Day of Service. They cleaned up parks and school grounds, and worked at a food bank. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 12 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT 2011 Fall Fiesta and Student Involvement Fair http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/127 The Fall Fiesta and Student Involvement Fair kicked off the academic year with free food, giveaways and games. The student involvement fair allows students to meet the officers from every student organization on campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Program Board. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT 2011 Mass of the Holy Spirit and University Picnic http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/126 At a Mass invoking the Holy Spirit, The Catholic University of America launched a new academic year and a service campaign for its 125th anniversary with President John Garvey challenging students, faculty, and staff to “transform” acts of service into Christian charity. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 02 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT President Joins Students for a Game of Knockout http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/125 On the first day of fall semester classes, more than 50 CUA students gathered to compete with President John Garvey in a game of Knockout to inaugurate the University's new basketball court. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 30 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT Catholic University Welcomes the Class of 2015 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/124 Welcoming the Class of 2015 to The Catholic University of America, President John Garvey told this year’s new students that faith and virtue are key to academic success. “We believe that the work of a university, the search for truth and beauty, is done in the dark if it is not illuminated by the light of faith,” Garvey told new students and their parents who filled the Great Room at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Aug. 25, 2011. “There is no place like this in America,” he said of the nation’s flagship Catholic university which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 29 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT Ten Years Later, Faith Sustains 9/11 Families http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/122 Siblings and Catholic University graduates John and Tom Owens feel daily the loss of their brother, Pete, who died on 9/11 in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. But like many other University alumni who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks, they sustain themselves with their faith and the support of the CUA community. For pictures taken by University Photographer Ed Pfueller of the Owens brothers and other CUA alumni affected by the tragedy, click through the slideshow. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT Law School Commencement, 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/120 The Columbus School of Law Class of 2011 held its 122nd annual Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2011, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Commencement speaker Kevin “Seamus” Hasson, founder and president of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, exhorted the 272 members of the graduating class: "Remember where you came from: insist that human rights follow from the inherent dignity of the human person, which in turn follows from who we are.” Tue, 31 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT Commencement 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/119 Catholic University of America conferred more than 1,500 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during its 122nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011. John A. Boehner, the 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, addressed the Class of 2011. (Photos by Ed Pfueller and Jenna Isaacson) Sat, 14 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT Cardinals Dinner 2011 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/118 America’s Catholic cardinals gathered to raise scholarship funds for The Catholic University of America in Phoenix Friday, May 6, at the 22nd American Cardinals Dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, bishop of Phoenix, and John Garvey, President of CUA, served as co-hosts for the dinner, attended by approximately 400 guests. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 10 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT Students Celebrate Luaupalooza on Last Day of Classes http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/117 Catholic University celebrates the end of the year and last day of classes with the annual Luaupalooza. The infamous Luaupalooza shirt was a hot item among students, who started lining up an hour before t-shirts were planned to be given out. The line went past McMahon Hall, all the way to Shahan Hall. Sunglasses also were handed out. Food, games and music with a tropical twist filled the Pryzbylla Center. Students had fun with everything from caricatures, to bumper cars, to a mechanical bull, 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) Tue, 03 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT Rev. Ian Ker Speaks on 'Newman's Idea of a University' http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/115 Rev. Ian Ker, a leading expert on John Henry Newman and senior research fellow in theology at Oxford University, will spoke on "Newman's Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings." (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 28 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Catholic University Awards Cardinal Medal for Fortitude to Nine Honorees http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/113 The Catholic University of America awarded members of the CUA community — two posthumously — with the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude at the Cardinal Leadership Celebration on April 13, 2011. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Norwegian Political Scientist Addresses Politics and Faith http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/112 Janne Haaland Matlary, a professor of international politics at the University of Oslo and at the Norwegian Military Staff College, delivered a lecture at The Catholic University of America on April 19, 2011, titled "When Might Becomes Human Right." (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Odyssey Day http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/111 Students who have been admitted to The Catholic University of America and their families visited the campus in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 15, 2011, for the University's annual Odyssey Day to learn more about academic programs, extracurricular activities, and the school that may become their home for the next few years. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 18 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Inaugural Symposium: Day 2 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/110 President John Garvey hosted a symposium April 11–12, 2011, at The Catholic University of America on the topic of Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University. More than 350 people from 21 colleges and universities in five different countries participated in the symposium. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) <a href="http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/gallery/view/109" > More Inaugural Symposium Photos</a> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Inaugural Symposium: Day 1 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/109 President John Garvey hosted a symposium April 11–12, 2011, at The Catholic University of America on the topic of Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University. More than 350 people from 21 colleges and universities in five different countries participated in the symposium. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) <a href="http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/gallery/view/110">More Inaugural Symposium Photos</a> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT Mathematical Biologist Martin Nowak Speaks on Evolution and Christianity http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/107 Martin Nowak, director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University lectured on "Evolution and Christianity" on March 22, 2011, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:00:00 GMT Dana Gioia Delivers Lecture on Faith and the Arts http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/103 Dana Gioia, award-winning poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, delivered a lecture titled "The Catholic Writer Today" on Feb. 28, 2011, to an audience of more than 200 in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The lecture was part of President John Garvey's inaugural lecture series on the theme "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Tue, 01 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT 2010-2011 Annual Service Awards Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/101 Catholic University hosted its annual Service Awards Dinner Feb. 10, 2011, for employees who have worked at CUA for 10 and 20 years. Held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, the dinner honored 57 staff and faculty members. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 14 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT Demolition of Spellman Hall Makes Way for South Campus Development http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/100 A wrecking ball started chipping away at Spellman Hall on Feb. 11, 2011. Spellman is one of three Catholic University buildings slated for demolition in the coming weeks. The South Campus area is scheduled for redevelopment as a gateway to the University that will include residential units, retail space, art studios, and a community arts center. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 11 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev Lectures on Music and Faith http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/99 Russian Orthodox theologian and musical composer Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev delivered a lecture Feb. 9, 2011, at the invitation of CUA President John Garvey. The multimedia presentation on the intersection of music and faith was part of Garvey's inaugural lecture series on the theme "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: Student Inaugural Ball http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/95 John and Jeanne Garvey bonded with CUA students at the Student Inaugural Ball on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the end of a week that saw John Garvey inaugurated as the 15th president of Catholic University. The ball filled the Great Room at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: Faculty/Staff Reception http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/94 CUA's new president spent a couple of hours Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, greeting University faulty and staff members who came to a reception in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center to congratulate him on his inauguration. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT University Mass on Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/18 Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass in honor of Catholic University's patron St. Thomas Aquinas. CUA faculty attended the Mass in academic regalia and classes were canceled to allow the full university community to celebrate the beginning of the spring semester with prayer. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Thu, 27 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: The Inaugural Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/17 Among the more than 100 priests, bishops, and cardinals who concelebrated the inaugural Mass were Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; Cardinal Francis E. George, archbishop of Chicago; Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, archbishop of Boston; Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio; a dozen bishops; and two previous CUA presidents, Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., and Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., of Trenton, N.J. (Photos by Ed Pfueller, Jenna Isaacson, and Peter Lockley) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: The Inaugural Procession http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/16 Delegates from 80 colleges and universities, members of CUA’s Board of Trustees, faculty, administrators, and clergy processed into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the inauguration of John Garvey as president of Catholic University. (Photos by Ed Pfueller, Jenna Isaacson, and Peter Lockley) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: The Inaugural Ceremony http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/14 During a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Jan. 25, 2011, John Garvey was inaugurated as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America. (Photos by Ed Pfueller, Jenna Isaacson, and Peter Lockley) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Inauguration of John Garvey: Preparing for the Inaugural Ceremony http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/13 On the morning of Jan. 25, 2011, John Garvey made his way to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for Mass and his formal investiture as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America. There he was greeted by bishops, clergy, faculty, and other guests who came to witness the inauguration. (Photos by Ed Pfueller, Jenna Isaacson, and Peter Lockley) Tue, 25 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT CUA President Joins Students at March For Life http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/12 On the day before his inauguration as Catholic University’s 15th president, John Garvey addressed CUA students in Caldwell Hall Auditorium before they left campus to participate in the 38th Annual March for Life, calling on them to “be the kind, loving face of Catholic University, the Catholic Church, and the pro-life cause” when they come face to face with those on the opposite side of the cause. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Intellect and Virtue Faculty Roundtable http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/11 Six CUA faculty members kicked off a discussion of the inaugural theme of Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University with a panel addressing the question, “What does faith have to do with intellect?” (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Catholic University Inauguration History http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/97 On Jan. 25, President John Garvey will be inaugurated as the 15th president of The Catholic University of America. Here is a photo gallery of images dating back to 1897 from the inaugurations of some of CUA’s previous presidents. (Photos courtesy of CUA Archives) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Community Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/10 About 300 members of the CUA community — including President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne — participated in a day of community service on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Students, faculty, and staff, spent the holiday volunteering at sites throughout Washington, D.C., painting murals at Ketcham Elementary School and Browne Education Campus, and preparing food and sorting donated clothing at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT 2010 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/93 President John Garvey and other members of the Catholic University community "lit the season" with CUA's annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Dec. 3. Later that evening, the CUA Orchestra and University Chorus of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception presented the 22nd Annual Christmas Concert for Charity at the Basilica. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Sat, 04 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT Fall on Campus http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/92 As the largest campus in Washington, D.C. (193 acres), The Catholic University of America is home to more than 1,600 trees. Every fall, these trees turn brilliant shades of red, gold and orange. (Photos by Ed Pfueller) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMT 2010 Home Football Opener http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/91 President John Garvey and his wife Jeanne Walter Garvey attended the home football opener at CUA on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Cardinals beat the Builders of the Apprentice School (Newport News, Va.) 42-32. Sun, 12 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMT 100911 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/90 The Catholic University community marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 10, with the reading of the names of the 2,974 people who died that day. A collection of small U.S. flags on the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center lawn commemorated those who were killed. Students recited poems and readings and the ceremony closed with a candlelit vigil. Sat, 11 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMT Mass of the Holy Spirit 2010 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/89 More than 150 faculty and staff dressed in academic regalia and 90 concelebrating priests led the procession prior to Catholic University’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Sept. 2. The pews of the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception overflowed with about 2,500 CUA students, faculty and staff. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 04:00:00 GMT 2009 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/88 About 200 members of the Catholic University community rang in the 2009 holiday season with CUA's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, caroling and refreshments at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Dec. 4. Later that evening, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception presented the 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity for an audience that filled the Basilica. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMT Year of the Priest Symposium http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/87 Approximately 300 priests, seminarians and students of theology gathered at the Pryzybla Center Oct. 6 and 7 to celebrate the priesthood in a one-of-a kind academic and pastoral symposium. <br /><br /> The event, held during the Year for Priests as declared by Pope Benedict XVI, was opened by CUA's president, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., who said he hoped the lectures and discussions would "renew in our mind and hearts our truest identity as priests and Catholics and our deepest appreciation for the gift of the priesthood. Wed, 07 Oct 2009 04:00:00 GMT Class of 2013 arrives! http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/86 On Aug. 27, the Class of 2013 arrived on campus for Orientation and to move into residence halls. Students attended four days of educational sessions and social activities with their new classmates. Parents also spent a couple of days helping students settle in and learning more about the university. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMT Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/85 Murry Sidlin, dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, and 120 singers, including about 85 CUA students, faculty and alumni, performed June 30 in a hall in Terezin, a small town about 45 miles northeast of Prague in what is now the Czech Republic. Sidlin led a performance of his award-winning concert/drama "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín" on the final day of the international Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets, which was held in Prague. Mon, 03 Aug 2009 04:00:00 GMT 120th Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/84 Approximately 1,375 students received bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at the university's 120th annual Commencement, held May 16 on campus. New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly delivered the main address and received an honorary doctorate. Also receiving an honorary degree was Professor Karol Musiol, rector of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, which has had a longstanding academic partnership with CUA's Columbus School of Law. Ronan Tynan, world-renowned tenor and inspirational speaker, was awarded the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the Alumni Association's highest honor. Sat, 16 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT 090515 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/83 Fri, 15 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT Students doing Service for those in need http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/82 Student volunteers worked in the rain on May 4 for two hours to load more than 7,000 books and 20 computers that were collected, catalogued and packed by Catholic University students to be shipped in a 20-by-8-by-8-foot container to the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania, to build a university-level library. Mon, 04 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT Student Design Compeition for Shrine Art http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/81 On Feb. 25 at a ceremony at the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, leaders from The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America announced a student design competition for conceptual proposals for the mosaic art work in the great dome of the Basilica. Speakers included Archbishop Donald Wuerl, CUA chancellor; Provost James Brennan; Monsignor Walter Rossi; and Dean Randall Ott. Tue, 03 Mar 2009 05:00:00 GMT Honoring Franny Murray http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/80 Catholic University honored longtime athletic equipment manager Franny Murray on Jan. 31 with a ceremony naming the basketball court in the Raymond A. DuFour Center after him. At a dinner that evening, more than 300 guests paid tribute to Murray and watched him receive the university's highest honor – the President's Medal – from Father David M. O'Connell, university president. Sat, 31 Jan 2009 05:00:00 GMT 2009 March for Life http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/79 Nearly 400 Catholic University students joined the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, offered a prayer before the group set out amid frigid temperatures. Father O'Connell and Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.M.F. Conv., better known on campus as Father Bob, led the group on the walk from the Washington Monument to the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Some students sported homemade T-shirts and posters for the march. Thu, 22 Jan 2009 05:00:00 GMT 2008 Advent/Christmas Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/78 Faculty and staff of The Catholic University of America celebrated the upcoming Christmas holiday on Dec. 18, 2008, with the annual Advent/Christmas Mass in CUA's Caldwell Hall Chapel. Following the Mass, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, hosted a university-wide Christmas party in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:00:00 GMT The Blessing of Opus http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/77 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president, blessed and dedicated the newly constructed Opus Hall on Monday, Dec. 15. Father O'Connell was joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by members of CUA's Board of Trustees, including Most Rev. William E. Lori, bishop of Bridgeport, chairman of the board of trustees and alumnus of CUA; and Neil J. Rauenhorst, B.S. Arch. 1976, trustee and donor. The first residents will move into the hall after Christmas break. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 05:00:00 GMT Opus Hall welcoming new residents http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/76 Opus Hall will welcome its first residents in January 2009 as students move in for the spring semester. The energy-efficient seven-story building will house about 400 students.<br /> <br /> Students in Opus Hall will live in suites consisting of three single rooms and one double room, all joined to a shared living room and bathroom. Each floor boasts an expansive kitchen and common area. Tue, 02 Dec 2008 05:00:00 GMT 081120 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/75 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT Memorial Service: Seventh Anniversary of 9/11 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/74 On the seventh anniversary of 9/11, several hundred CUA students gathered on the front lawn of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center for a candlelight vigil and memorial service honoring victims of the terrorist attacks. Participants were invited to say the name of a loved one who was killed in the attack as they lit their candles. Earlier in the day, the names of all 2,974 victims were read aloud before a field of small American flags commemorating those who died. The memorial service was student-inspired and directed. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 04:00:00 GMT The Annual Freshman Convocation and "Why Read Shakespeare?" http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/73 On Sept. 10, approximately 1,000 people gathered in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Catholic University's annual Freshman Convocation. As part of the convocation, Michael Mack, director of the University Honors Program and associate professor of English, delivered an address titled "Why Read Shakespeare?" Wed, 10 Sep 2008 04:00:00 GMT Celebrating the new academic year http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/72 On Aug. 28, more than 2,000 people gathered in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate the opening of the new academic year with Mass celebrated by Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl. Father David O'Connell, university president, delivered the homily. Several CUA professors received the canonical mission from Archbishop Wuerl. Two longtime CUA administrators – Frank Persico and Craig Parker – received papal honors (the Benemerenti Medal). Thu, 28 Aug 2008 04:00:00 GMT CUA's largest incoming class ever http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/71 On Aug. 21, more than 900 freshmen, CUA's largest incoming class ever, arrived on campus for Orientation and to move into residence halls. Students attended four days of educational sessions and mixers with fellow newcomers. Parents also spent a couple of days helping students settle in and learning about their children's new home. Thu, 21 Aug 2008 04:00:00 GMT 45 Catholic University students go on mission trips http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/70 A record number of nearly 45 Catholic University students spent two weeks early this summer on mission trips to Belize, Honduras, Jamaica and Tanzania, where they tutored children, helped with construction projects and lived and prayed in community with those they served. Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain and Campus Ministry director who went with six students to Kigoma, Tanzania, says that "for many of our students the trips are indeed life-changing experiences." Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 GMT 119th Annual Commencement of the Columbus School of Law http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/69 More than 280 law school graduates received degrees at the 119th Annual Commencement of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law on May 23. The ceremony was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. delivered the commencement address. Alito received a Doctor of Laws honorary degree. Fri, 23 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT 119th Annual Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/68 More than 800 graduates received bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at the university's 119th Annual Commencement, held May 17 on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and his wife, Dorian, delivered the main commencement address. Each received a Doctor of Theology honorary degree. Sat, 17 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT The 19th American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/67 The 19th American Cardinals Dinner, an annual black-tie fundraiser to benefit CUA scholarships, was held April 25 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. Six of America's Catholic cardinals attended the gala, which raised approximately $1.5 million. Sun, 27 Apr 2008 04:00:00 GMT The Holy Father visits CUA http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/66 During his historic visit to the United States, the Holy Father was greeted on campus by thousands of CUA students, faculty, staff and alumni on April 16 and 17. They gathered on campus to welcome Pope Benedict XVI on April 16 as the Pontiff arrived at the adjacent Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and then again on April 17 when he delivered a speech to 400 Catholic educators in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Fri, 18 Apr 2008 04:00:00 GMT Catholic University celebrates the Easter Vigil Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/65 Catholic University celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 22, in St. Vincent’s Chapel. As has been the tradition of the Church for more than a millennium, at the Easter Vigil the CUA community welcomes new members into its Catholic family through baptism, confirmation and first communion, and fully initiates with first communion and confirmation those members who have already been baptized. This year, CUA baptized four new Catholic members and fully initiated 10 others. Sat, 22 Mar 2008 04:00:00 GMT Pope Benedict joins CUA via satellite http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/64 On Saturday, March 1, the first day of spring break, about 100 Catholic University students took part in the Sixth European Day for University Students with Pope Benedict XVI presiding via satellite from Vatican City. CUA was the only site in the United States chosen to take part in this event. Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 GMT 2008 March for Life http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/63 More than 350 Catholic University students joined the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 05:00:00 GMT 2008 MLK Day of Service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/62 Approximately 130 CUA students, faculty, staff and alumni took part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Groups from CUA worked at three Washington, D.C., public schools. Members of CUA’s football team painted sports-related murals at Roosevelt Senior High School. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 05:00:00 GMT 2007 Christmas Recess Mass in Caldwell Hall Chapel http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/61 Faculty and staff of The Catholic University of America gathered to initiate the university’s Christmas recess on Dec. 20, 2007, beginning with a special Advent/Christmas Mass held in CUA’s Caldwell Hall Chapel and followed by a celebration hosted by Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. At the Mass, Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., chaplain and director of the Office of Campus Ministry, was presented with the Benemerenti Medal, a papal honor bestowed to him by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Thu, 20 Dec 2007 05:00:00 GMT 2007 Annual Christmas Tree lighting http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/60 The Catholic University of America began the 2007 Christmas season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held for the first time in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Dec. 7. Later that evening, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented the 19th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fri, 07 Dec 2007 05:00:00 GMT Senators Club Alumni presents a scholarship to Alex Bautz http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/59 On Nov. 15, Philip A. Stevens (BCE '58), president of the Senators Club Alumni, presented a scholarship to Alex Bautz, a junior architecture and civil engineering major, at a lunch held at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. CUA president, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., spoke at the gathering, as did Julie Englund, vice president for finance and administration, treasurer. Fri, 16 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT Ingrid Merkel Retires http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/58 Ingrid Merkel, longtime director of the University Honors Program, was honored at a Nov. 15 dinner at the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. CUA Provost James Brennan presented Merkel with a book of tributes written by her former students, some of whom were in attendance. L.R. Poos, dean of the School of Art and Sciences, delivered a speech praising Merkel, who is retiring next year after working at the university for more than 40 years. Thu, 15 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT Students present $5,000 to the St. Anthony Catholic School http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/57 Nine Catholic University student ministers and CUA Provost James Brennan presented a check for more than $5,000 to the St. Anthony Catholic School in nearby Brookland on Nov. 14. The money, which will go toward the school's scholarship fund, was raised at the annual Red and Black HoCo Charity Ball organized by CUA's student ministers on Oct. 19 during Homecoming Weekend. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT The $1 million humanitarian Opus Prize http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/56 The $1 million humanitarian Opus Prize was awarded to Brother Constant Goetschalckx, F.C., founder and director of AHADI International Institute in Tanzania, at a dinner at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on Nov. 8. Half the 360 attendees were students. Rev. John Adams, president of SOME (So Others Might Eat) and the Homeless People's Federation Philippines, represented by its executive director, Rev. Norberto Carcellar, C.M., were each honored with $100,000 awards for their organizations. The dinner was preceded by a Mass at which the principal celebrant was Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president. To see photos of other Opus Prize-related events, <a href='opusa07.cfm'>click here</a>. Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT Events around the Opus Prize http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/55 CUA hosted several events leading up to the awarding of the $1 million Opus Prize on Nov. 8. On Nov. 6, the three Opus Prize finalists spoke about their humanitarian work to an audience of 300 during a panel discussion at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Opus Prize winner Brother Constant Goetschalckx, F.C., delivered a reflection to 125 students at a House Mass that night. Rev. Norberto Carcellar, C.M., executive director of the Homeless People's Federation Philippines (an Opus Prize finalist), and his colleagues met with members of the CUA Filipino student organization FOCUS for lunch on Nov. 7 and spoke at the Columbus School of Law on Nov. 8. Also on Nov. 8, the finalists joined CUA students in serving breakfast to the homeless at SOME (So Others Might Eat), where a press conference was subsequently held to introduce the winner. Wed, 07 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT President O'Connell welcomes Freshman at Convocation http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/54 Father David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, welcomed CUA's largest ever incoming class at the annual freshman convocation on Sept. 12 in the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Provost James Brennan delivered the main address. After the convocation, students were treated to dinner in the Edward J. Prybyla University Center and a viewing of the CUA production "In Our Own Voices." Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT President's annual fall faculty luncheon http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/53 The annual fall faculty luncheon was held Sept. 6 in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. University President Very Rev. David O'Connell and Provost James Brennan made introductory remarks and academic deans introduced more than 30 new faculty members. Thu, 06 Sep 2007 04:00:00 GMT Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Most Rev. Donald Wuerl http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/52 Students, faculty and staff attended the annual university Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Most Rev. Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of CUA, at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Aug. 30. Earlier that day, Archbishop Wuerl presented a lecture to theology students. Following the Mass the CUA community relaxed at a picnic on the lawn of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Thu, 30 Aug 2007 04:00:00 GMT 900 Freshman at CUA Orientation http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/51 On Aug. 23, nearly 900 freshmen from 38 states and 14 countries arrived at CUA for orientation and to move into residence halls. Students attended four days of educational sessions and mixers with fellow newcomers. Parents also spent a couple of days hauling move-in boxes and learning about their children's new home. Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:00:00 GMT 118th Annual Commencement http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/50 More than 900 graduates received bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at the university's 118th Annual Commencement, held May 12 on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow gave the commencement address, and honorary doctoral degrees were presented to both Snow and former Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams. To read more about the commencement ceremonies, visit: <a href='http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/Releases/2007/07DayofCommencement.cfm'>http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/Releases/2007//07DayofCommencement.cfm</a>. Sat, 12 May 2007 04:00:00 GMT The 18th American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/49 The 18th American Cardinals Dinner, an annual black-tie fundraiser to benefit CUA scholarships, was held April 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Five of America’s Catholic cardinals and about 500 guests attended the gala, which raised $1.2 million. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 04:00:00 GMT CUA Students and the Allman Brothers Band http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/48 Several dozen students enrolled in CUA's "Poetry and Rock" course attended an invitation-only performance by The Allman Brothers Band at New York City's Beacon Theatre on March 20. Following the concert, band members Warren Haynes and Butch Trucks answered questions about their song writing process with the students. The course professor, Ernest Suarez, presented the band with a certificate of appreciation, signed by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of the university, for the musicians' continued participation in the course over the last decade. Wed, 28 Mar 2007 04:00:00 GMT Groundbreaking for Opus Hall http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/47 Catholic University held a ceremonial groundbreaking March 12 for Opus Hall, a state-of-the-art residential facility that is slated for completion by 2009. The event was attended by university administrators, CUA trustees, D.C. government officials and other members of the CUA community. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 04:00:00 GMT Ash Wednesday at CUA http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/46 The Catholic University of America community marked Ash Wednesday on Feb. 21 with four Masses on campus. Shown here are images from two services in Caldwell Chapel as well as Lenten displays in McMahon Hall and the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT 2007 Winter at CUA http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/45 Winter was late in coming to CUA in 2007. But it made up for lost time in February with a long string of days when the mercury did not reach 32 degrees and a storm of sleet and snow that briefly closed the campus. Tue, 20 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT President O'Connell and the President of Lithuania http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/44 Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, accompanied Valdas Adamkus, president of Lithuania, and his wife, Alma Adamkiene, on a tour of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11. Father O’Connell presented Adamkus with an honorary degree in 1998. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT Ms. Mabel McGlothlin: Celebrating 27 years of service http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/43 Provost John Convey hosted a reception on Feb. 6 for Ms. Mabel McGlothlin in the atrium of the Columbus School of Law. Ms. McGlothlin retired from CUA after serving the university for more than 27 years, most recently as senior executive assistant to the provost. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:00:00 GMT 2006 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/42 The Catholic University community ushered in the 2006 Christmas season on Dec. 1 with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in front of McMahon Hall and the 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. A standing-room only crowd gathered in the Basilica for the concert, presented by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of the Basilica. The event raised $13,000 for the Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Community Services. Fri, 01 Dec 2006 05:00:00 GMT Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Handel’s opera “Julius http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/41 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented four performances of Handel’s opera “Julius Caesar” or “Giulio Cesare” Nov. 9 through 12 at Ward Recital Hall. The opera, presented in Italian with English supertitles, was directed by Jamie Roberts and conducted by Joel Lazar. Thu, 09 Nov 2006 05:00:00 GMT Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Grand Hotel” http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/40 Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented the musical “Grand Hotel” on Oct. 27-29, 2006. Set in an elegant Berlin hotel in 1928, the musical tells the story of five guests whose lives intersect over the course of a weekend. CUA faculty member Jane Pesci-Townsend directed. Sun, 29 Oct 2006 04:00:00 GMT CUAdc project unveiling — the redesign of the Stuart-Hobson Middle School library http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/39 On Oct. 23, students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning celebrated at the unveiling of the latest CUAdc project — the redesign of the Stuart-Hobson Middle School library in Northeast Washington. CUAdc — an award-winning design collaborative that provides services free of charge to nonprofit groups — transformed the antiquated room into a light-filled, inviting space. CUAdc and seven Washington, D.C., architectural firms, were selected to design new library spaces in several D.C. public schools on a pro bono basis for the School Libraries Project. Mon, 23 Oct 2006 04:00:00 GMT Homecoming Weekend and Reunions Weekend. http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/38 More than 500 Catholic University alumni and their loved ones returned to campus on Oct. 13 and 14 to celebrate a combined Homecoming Weekend and Reunions Weekend. Alumni Achievement Awards went to six remarkable individuals, classmates and friends reunited, and the crowd cheered on the CUA football team. The weekend included reunions for the classes of 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961 and 1956. Sun, 15 Oct 2006 04:00:00 GMT Memorial Service: Fifth Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/37 Hundreds of Catholic University students, faculty and staff packed the National Shrine's Crypt Church on Sept. 11, 2006, to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a Mass honoring those who perished. Worshipers filled out cards with the names of friends and relatives who died that day, so the names could be presented along with the Offertory gifts. During Mass a cross crafted from World Trade Center debris rested on the middle of the altar. Mon, 11 Sep 2006 04:00:00 GMT Catholic University’s Mass of the Holy Spirit http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/36 Catholic University’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, held annually in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to open the new academic year, attracted hundreds of university faculty, staff and students. The Aug. 31 Mass, at which Archbishop Donald Wuerl delivered the homily, was followed by a university-wide picnic to welcome him as the university’s new chancellor. Fri, 01 Sep 2006 04:00:00 GMT 2006 CUA Orientation http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/35 CUA welcomed approximately 2,500 new students and their families to its new student orientation, held Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, through Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006. Families attended educational sessions, mixers, skits, book discussion groups and other events designed to help them make the high school-to-college transition. Families also helped students move into their residence halls during this time. Tue, 29 Aug 2006 04:00:00 GMT CUA’s 117th Annual Commencement, Wolf Blitzer Commencement Address http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/34 More than 900 graduates, guests and members of the CUA faculty and administration gathered Saturday, May 13 on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to celebrate CUA’s 117th Annual Commencement. CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer delivered the commencement address. Sat, 13 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT CUA Alumni Cherry Blossom Reception http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/33 CUA alumni gathered on the rooftop of Washington Hay-Adams Hotel on Saturday, April 29 for the Cherry Blossom Reception, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations. Wed, 10 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT The 17th American Cardinals Dinner http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/32 The 17th American Cardinals Dinner, an annual black-tie fundraiser to benefit CUA scholarships, was held April 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Nine U.S. cardinals and more than 650 guests attended the dinner, which raised nearly a million dollars. Wed, 03 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT 17th American Cardinals Dinner Mass http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/31 Eight U.S. cardinals gathered in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the afternoon of April 28 to say Mass prior to the 17th American Cardinals Dinner fundraiser in support of Catholic University scholarship funds. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was the principal celebrant and Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., CUA president, delivered the homily. Tue, 02 May 2006 04:00:00 GMT "International Prayer for Peace: "Religions and Cultures: the Courage of Dialogue" http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/30 Catholic University hosted a luncheon on April 26 to mark the opening of the 2006 International Prayer for Peace: "Religions and Cultures: the Courage of Dialogue.," an annual interfaith gathering held for the first time in the United States. Approximately 100 guests, representing a variety of faith groups, attended the luncheon. Wed, 26 Apr 2006 04:00:00 GMT CUA's 2006 President's Festival of the Arts http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/29 Catholic University presented <em>Aaron Copland's America</em>, CUA's 2006 President's Festival of the Arts, from March 27 to April 8. This two-week-long celebration of the acclaimed American composer included presentations of Rogers & Hammerstein's <em>Oklahoma</em>, a concert of Copland's <em>Old American Songs</em>, and his opera <em>The Tender Land</em>. Fri, 07 Apr 2006 04:00:00 GMT "The Furies" premiers at Catholic University http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/28 "The Furies," the final installment of an operatic trilogy about the tragic house of Agamemnon by CUA husband-and-wife faculty members Andrew Earle Simpson (composer) and Sarah Brown Ferrario (librettist), premiered at Catholic University Feb. 9 through 12. The Washington Post praised the music, libretto, staging and individual performances, calling the opera "tragically good." Thu, 09 Feb 2006 05:00:00 GMT March for Life 2006 http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/27 Led by the Office of Campus Ministry, Catholic University played host to 1,600 pro-life marchers on Jan. 22-23, 2006. Most of them were housed on campus. Several hundred CUA students participated in the annual March for Life on Jan. 23. Mon, 23 Jan 2006 05:00:00 GMT 17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/26 Catholic University and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception sponsored the 17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity in the Basilica on Dec. 2, 2005, to benefit the organization Support Our Aging Religious. The concert was preceded by the lighting of CUA's Christmas tree. Fri, 02 Dec 2005 05:00:00 GMT CUA Homecoming Weekend and Hall of Fame Inductions http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/25 Catholic University's Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 14-16, featured awards presentations, induction of former athletes into the Hall of Fame and many opportunities for alumni to renew old friendships. Thu, 17 Nov 2005 05:00:00 GMT Conference on Catholic Elementary Education http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/24 Catholic University welcomes key Catholic Church officials and education experts to campus on Sept. 14, 2005, for a conference on the challenges facing Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Wed, 14 Sep 2005 04:00:00 GMT King Abdullah II of Jordan delivers an address http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/23 King Abdullah II of Jordan delivers an address, "Traditional Islam: The Path to Peace," on Sept. 13, 2005, at the Columbus School of Law. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 04:00:00 GMT Day of Communion and Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/22 Hundreds of CUA students participate in a prayer vigil sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry in the courtyard of the Columbus School of Law during the Sept. 7, 2005, Day of Communion and Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Wed, 07 Sep 2005 04:00:00 GMT Lt. Governor Michael Steele delivers Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/21 Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele visits the Columbus School of Law on Aug. 29, 2005, where he meets with administrators and student leaders before delivering the annual Pope John XXIII Lecture at CUA’s Columbus School of Law. Mon, 29 Aug 2005 04:00:00 GMT Mayor Anthony Williams visits School of Architecture http://go.cua.edu/galleries/index.cfm/view/20 Washington Mayor Anthony Williams visits the School of Architecture and Planning on Aug. 5, 2005, to view a studio project on revitalizing the Anacostia waterfront. Tue, 23 Aug 2005 04:00:00 GMT