Aug. 9, 2005
Television crews seeking B-roll footage of new students on campus can get video prior to the first day of school by attending CUA’s new student orientation, to be held Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. About 96 percent of the freshmen and 50 percent of transfer students and their families will be attending educational sessions, mixers, skits, book discussion groups and other events designed to help them make the high school-to-college transition. Families also will help students move into their residence halls during this time.
CUA admissions, housing, student life and orientation staff are available to comment for back-to-school stories. To arrange interviews or other coverage, call Chris Harrison at 202-319-5600.
CUA New Student Orientation: Aug. 25 – Aug. 28, 2005
Students Move into Residence Halls: Aug. 25 (new students)
Aug. 27-28 (returning students)
CUA First Day of Classes: Aug. 29, 2005
Final enrollment numbers will be available inSeptember.
CUA’s 2,129 housing slots are filled, says Jonathan C. Sawyer, associate vice president for student life and dean of students.
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In the wake of student
fatalities in on- and off-campus fires at other universities in recent years, CUA
has focused on implementing new fire safety measures for the 2005-2006 school year. In September, which has
been designated as Campus Fire Safety Month, CUA will host Safety Awareness
19 to 23 with activities scheduled at Caldwell Auditorium and the
More Wireless Laptops at Mullen Library
The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library expects that wireless laptop usage there will continue to increase in 2005-2006. Mullen Library, which first provided laptops for students at the library in the fall of 2000, saw a 107-percent increase in laptop usage from 2003-2004 to 2004-2005. Mullen will add 10 PC laptops in the fall, bringing to 30 the total number available to students. CUA continues to expand its wireless network on campus with wireless capability now available in 10 residence halls, the modular student housing, the Columbus School of Law, the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies and the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
Computer Security Measures/File Sharing
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Franciscan friars from Campus Ministry help students settle in and set their intentions for the coming school year with a “Room Blessing” ritual that has grown in popularity over the past eight years. In recent years approximately three-quarters of students living on campus have taken part in the back-to-school ritual. Room blessings begin on Sept. 13 and continue through the end of September on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
MEDIA: For additional information or to arrange interviews with CUA staff, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
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