The Catholic University of America

May 30, 2006

CUA Magazine Wins Three Catholic Press Association Awards

Publication Takes Top Award for General Excellence

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has named CUA Magazine the recipient of three 2006 Catholic Press Awards - two for first place and one for second place. The awards were announced on May 26 at the association's annual convention in Nashville, Tenn.

CUA Magazine received one of its First Place awards in the category General Excellence. The other First Place award was for Best Feature Article, for Anne Cassidy's "Playing Music to the Dying" (published in the summer 2005 edition). For Best Essay, the magazine earned Second Place with "A Fuzzy Major Brings Clarity," by Paula Quinn Smaldone, B.A. 1985 (also published in its summer 2005 edition).

Each of the awards was granted under the classification "Professional and special interest magazines." Published three times a year by The Catholic University of America's Office of Public Affairs, the magazine is sent to CUA alumni and other supporters of the university.

"This magazine obviously knows its target audience. It has a good visual look and a nice mix of short and longer articles. Easy to read, but not superficial, this mix of people, news and issues stories is a refreshing package," was how the awards judges characterized the magazine in the June edition of The Catholic Journalist, CPA's bi-monthly newspaper.

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,