The CUA Cardinal - Official Newsletter of the Catholic University of America Alumni Association
Volume II, Issue 2
February 2007

On Sunday, April 15, join us for a private, guided bicycle tour of the Washington, D.C., monuments and see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. For more information, click here.

Alumni Travel Program: "Chianti in a Tuscan Villa"
July 1-9, 2007

The early registration discount deadline is quickly approaching. Book by March to take advantage of this discounted price. Don't miss this exciting trip! Click here for more info.

Share your love of reading! Read-Across-America Day is also the birthday of everyone’s favorite author, Dr. Seuss. Join fellow alums and CUA students on March 2, at St. Anthony’s School, 12th and Monroe streets in Brookland (across from the Brookland-CUA Metro station and almost next door to Colonel Brooks’ Tavern). For complete details, click here.

In just a few short weeks, winter will be over and spring will be here. Come join the Easter Bunny for a hunt and brunch on Saturday, March 31, and don’t miss your keepsake photo with the Easter Bunny. This family event is open to all CUA alums and their children ages 12 and under. Click here for more info.

Catholic University President Appoints New Provost

Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of James Brennan, Ph.D., Towson University provost, as the next provost and chief academic officer of The Catholic University of America, effective June 18, 2007.

To read more of what Father O'Connell had to say about Dr. Brennan and for information on his career and academic experience, click here.

Due to inclement weather on February 15, this month's GOLD gathering at Hawk 'N' Dove was cancelled.

To make it up to you, we're buying the first round of drinks at next month's GOLD gathering on March 15 at The Irish Times (Red Line, Union Station). Join us next month at the Times starting at 5:30 p.m. to kickstart your St. Patrick's Day weekend. Say "top o' the mornin'" to some old friends, and have a drink on us. Don't forget to bring your business card for entry into a free drink and door prize raffle!

If you plan to attend, contact Brandon Romanchok in the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608. Click here for full details!

Celebrate Lent with CUA — Gospel Mass and Brunch

On Sunday, March 4, join your fellow Boston-area CUA alumni as the Church begins it Lenten season with a spiritual celebration at the leading Black Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Boston. Come for good music and good fellowship! Click here for complete details.

The Office of Alumni Relations needs energetic, connected alumni to serve as reunion class agents for the following class years celebrating a reunion at Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2007, October 19–20: 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967, 1962 and 1957. The Reunion Class Agent is the spark that brings together her or his class for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend. For more information, click here.

Were you a sister of Kappa Tau Gamma? You are invited to a High Tea at CUA to gather sisters from the past and present on Saturday, April 21. Click here for more info!

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend a huge "thank you" to the 400 alums, families and friends who attended the exclusive CUA screening of Disney's Bridge to Terabithia, held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md. on February 1. An additional thanks to the film's screenwriter David Paterson, B.A. '89, who offered his heartfelt insight and experiences, making this event a tremendous success. 

Don't forget, the film opens nationwide Friday, February 16! Click here to view the official Web site for the film. 

More than 1,139 alumni husband and wife couples found love at CUA. Many of these "CUA Sweethearts" can be found by visiting the CUA Online Community.

Click here to register today.

Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, Lucília Harrington currently serves as the sole librarian within the Cultural and Public Affairs Office at the Brazilian Embassy. In addition to serving as a contact for information about Brazil, Lucília classifies and catalogs books for the embassy. Prior to her current position, she was employed as head of reference within the Columbus Memorial Library at the Organization of American States, an international organization.

Click here to learn more about Lucília.

New job? Recently married? New baby? Submit an Alumni Class Note to keep your old friends and classmates up-to-date on the latest chapter in your life or professional career! Don't forget, new CUA babies will receive an "I'm a Little Cardinal" bib courtesy of the Office of Alumni Relations!

The Eighteenth Annual American Cardinals Dinner will be held on Friday, April 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Join the American cardinals, Most Rev. Joseph Pepe, bishop of Las Vegas; and Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, for this important scholarship fundraiser. To read the president's message about this event and for complete details, click here.

Thirty years after Tutankhamun’s treasures last visited the United States and more than 3,000 years after his death, they will come to Philadelphia, the final stop on the current U.S. tour — and CUA has your exclusive tickets! On Wednesday, March 7, the Catholic University Office of Alumni Relations visits The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to explore Tutankhamun And The Golden Age of The Pharaohs. Click here for complete details.


Boston Alumni Chapter: CUA Alumni Service Day

On Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., join your classmates and give back to the city! We will be meeting at St. James Church (1991 Massachusetts Avenue) outside of Boston in nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we will be voluteering with the non-profit agency Bread & Jams, Inc. to make meals for the homeless. 

To R.s.v.p. for this event, call 800-288-ALUM. To learn more about Bread & Jams, click here.

On Friday, March 16, sip cosmopolitans and snack on sumptuous hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the sounds of CUA student musicians performing a sampling of their work. Join us for the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music performance of Candide following the alumni reception! Click here for complete details.

Click here to nominate former CUA varsity athletes or coaches for next fall's Hall of Fame inductions. Male nominees must have graduated prior to 1992, female nominees prior to 1997. Please contact
Brandon Romanchok in the alumni office for details. The nomination deadline is March 15.

From November 29 to December 4, Frank Persico, CUA vice president for university relations and chief of staff and former director of alumni relations, will lead a CUA alumni tour through the shops, pubs and sights of Ireland. Kiss the world-famous Blarney Stone, see the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, feast at a Medieval dinner, and more! To download a brochure with the complete travel itinerary, pricing information and registration form, click here.

Come explore the teachings of the Catholic tradition found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the new United States Catechism for Adults with fellow alumnus Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C. The group meets 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Office of Campus Ministry (ground floor of Caldwell Hall). To learn more, contact Rev. John Koziol or call the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Also, CUA cordially invites all alumni living in the Washington, D.C., area to consider taking part in "RENEW," a weekly adult Bible study program that currently boasts more than 180 student members organized into 16 chapters on the CUA campus. Click here for more information, or contact John Meehan to register for an alumni RENEW chapter today!

Are you in this photo? If so, we'll send you a free CUA t-shirt! Simply click here to let us know if you are the male or female student in the picture above!

On Saturday, February 17, the CUA alumni office invites you to the last of this season's Game Break Gatherings as CUA Basketball hosts Mary Washington. Call your friends and bring the kids to the DuFour Center for a bird's eye view of the game!

Alumni admission for both the men's and women's games is $5 and can be purchased on game day. Alumni and friends are invited to gather immediately following the end of the 2 p.m. women's game for complimentary snacks and cold drinks before watching the men's game at 4 p.m. 

Contact Brandon Romanchok 
for details and to R.s.v.p.  

CUA Remembers Monsignor Mohan

On January 26, 2007, The Catholic University of America mourned the passing of one of the most prominent and beloved members of the university community, Monsignor Robert Paul Mohan. He was 86 years old.

To read more about Monsignor Mohan's six-decade tenure with CUA, click here. To post and share your memories of Monsignor Mohan with fellow alumni and friends, click here.

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