The CUA Cardinal - Official Newsletter of the Catholic University of America Alumni Association
Volume IV, Issue 7
July 2009

As we count down the days until Homecoming and Reunions Weekend, Oct. 23–25, 2009, the CUA Alumni Association has made it an annual tradition to host online photo albums featuring pictures excerpted from each of our reunions classes' senior yearbooks. We're starting with the classes of 1994 and 1989. Click here to see this month's galleries, and check throughout the summer as we'll be posting photos dating all the way back to our newest Golden Cardinals, the Class of 1959! 

SEE THE RED SOX AT FENWAY WITH CUA

On Friday, July 24, the Boston Red Sox will take the field at Fenway Park and square off against the Baltimore Orioles. The Catholic University of America Alumni Association
has purchased a block of tickets exclusively for our CUA alumni living in the Boston area, and we can't wait to "C.U." there!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW:
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MEET THE CUA COACHES IN PHILADELPHIA

On Wednesday, July 29coaches and administrators from Catholic University's Department of Athletics will visit The Field House
(1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, Pa.) from 6 to 8 p.m. for an informal alumni happy hour to meet and greet our CUA sports fans in the City of Brotherly Love.

There is no door charge to attend this event, so stop by after work to share a drink and hear all sorts of exciting news about CUA's athletic teams! For complete details on this event,
click here.




EXPLORE THE EMERALD ISLE WITH THE CUA TRAVEL CLUB

On Dec. 3–7, the CUA Travel Club will return to the Emerald Isle for our third annual Ireland Pub and Shopping Tour. Featuring plenty of food, sight-seeing, shopping and more, this is truly "a vacation as only the Irish could live it," and a great way to explore new places with your old friends!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Guests registering before July 15 will save $100 for each traveler in their party. For complete details, pricing and travel itinerary for this year's trip, 
click here.





Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2009, is just a few short months away, and CUA alumni from all across the country will be returning to campus to "C.U. at home" this October. Among these alums are Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, B.A. 2001, and Jessica DePrizio Cole, B.A. 2002, who took a quick moment to showcase their alumni pride at the top of the famed steps to Caldwell Chapel.

We'd love to "C.U." holding one of these signs at a location near you! To print a copy of the "C.U. at home" sign, click here (link opens a new .pdf document). Then take a photo in front of your favorite off-campus backdrop (The Golden Gate Bridge? Times Square? Be creative!) and e-mail it to cua-alumni@cua.edu. Selected entries will be included in upcoming newsletters as we count down the days to Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2009, Oct. 23–25.




CALLING THE CLASSES OF 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, AND 1989!

Are you on Facebook? Your Reunions Class is!  Visit www.facebook.com/CUAalumni to log in and join your Reunion Class Facebook Group today. It is a great way to re-connect with classmates and keep up-to-date on all of your class reunion details!

 

Not a member of Facebook? Don’t worry. Visit our Reunions Central on www.cuatoday.com/Homecoming.

REUNIONS CLASSES: JOIN YOUR REUNION COMMITTEE TODAY!
Don’t let the Classes of ’54 and ’59 beat your class in attendance. Join your Reunions Committee today by contacting Meghan Comey at 202-319-6745 or
comey@cua.edu.






"Gimme a C!" "Gimme a U!" There's no question that these Catholic University coeds are brimming with pride for their alma mater. The question is — are you one of the CUA alumnae pictured in the photo above?

To let us know if you are one of the alums in the picture above, click here. If you can correctly identify yourself in this month's photo flashback, we'll send you a free CUA T-shirt!



HUNDREDS OF CUA GRADS GET "LinkedIn" WITH FELLOW ALUMNI

Don't let a slumping economy get you down! Get LinkedIn with fellow CUA alumni and start making those all-important business contacts.

New this month: In the past 30 days, an additional 105 CUA alumni have joined our tremendously popular LinkedIn alumni group.
 
Alumni are LinkedIn with CUA thanks to our online networking group. To join LinkedIn and start networking with fellow alumni today, click here.


CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY REMEMBERS ED McMAHON

This week, The Catholic University of America mourns the passing of Ed McMahon, B.A. 1949. In addition to being "The Voice of the Tonight Show" for more than a quarter of a century, this CUA alumnus was also tremendously involved with his alma mater throughout his long and storied career. McMahon served as president of the Catholic University alumni board of governors from 1967 to 1971.

To read the university's press release on his passing, click here.

 

June
6/29 - Summer Session II Classes Begin

July
7/15 - Ireland Early Bird Registration Deadline
7/24 - Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
7/29 - Meet the Coaches in Philadelphia




CUA Sweethearts Elizabeth Fette, B.A. 2006, and Ed Rogers, B.A. 2004, were married on May 30. More than one dozen fellow CUA alums were in attendance.

Rev. Peter M.P. Mongeon, M.A. 1983, has been appointed the Chaplain for the Warwick, Rhode Island Police and Fire Departments.

Anita Miller Summers, M.S.W. 1982, and her husband, William, welcomed their first granddaughter to the family in August 2008. They are delighted to finally be leaving the cold winters of the upper Midwest and moving to Tucson in June 2010.

The first novel by Morton M. Rumberg, Ed.D. 1987, a WW II story titled CodeName: Snake, won third place in the Xerox Aspiring Writer’s Contest, a national competition. Rumberg resides in Gold River, Calif.

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New this month:
The mascot's Twitter feed now syncs with the CUA Cardinal's Facebook status. Now you can catch these tweets in two handy locations.
 

CUA friends and fans are already following @CUAalumni on Twitter. To join them today, click here.


Hank Shields, B.A. 1999, spent his CUA days as a student of politics and his undergraduate nights as a bartender at some of the university's most beloved watering holes. Shortly after graduating, Hank decided to go into the bar and restaurant business for a living.

To read more about Hank, click here.


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REGISTER FOR CUATODAY FOR PRE-SALE UPDATES AND MORE!

Registered members of the CUAToday.com online community receive a number of exclusive benefits, including pre-sale notification e-mails to let them know when those hard-to-get tickets to select alumni events will go on sale (hint, hint). Beat the rush and be the first in line!

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CUA PRESIDENT HONORED IN TAIWAN

Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president of The Catholic University of America, delivered the 2009 commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in Taiwan on Saturday, June 13. Approximately 3,000 students — bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree recipients — graduated at ceremonies on the Taiwan campus. 

To read the full story, click here



CUA PRAYS FOR METRO COMMUTERS

The thoughts and prayers of the entire Catholic University community go out to the commuters of the Washington, D.C. Metro system. We pray in a special way for those travelers injured or killed in Monday's Red Line train collision near the Fort Totten station.

Alumni wishing to share their prayer intentions may do so by way of CUA's Office of Campus Ministry online PrayerNet. To post an intention, click here.

 

Your annual gifts to The Catholic University of America help to create a world of possibilities for CUA students. To learn how you can make a gift today, click here.



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