[CUA Office of Public Affairs]   

                                                                                                Oct. 13, 2004


Catholic University Hosts its Annual Family Weekend

Events include Fitness Center Dedication and Celebration of Italian Cinema


On Oct. 15-17, Catholic University students and their families will be welcomed to campus with a variety of events organized for CUA’s annual Family Weekend.  To follow are some of the events to be held on campus: For a complete listing, visit: http://universitycenter.cua.edu/WEEKEND/index.cfm.


Wednesday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 17


The Department of Drama presents “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller.  Miller’s classic drama looks at questions of values, responsibilities and priorities in American society. The American capitalist dream is examined and dissected in this tale of love, family and the power of greed. The Oct. 13-16 performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Oct. 17 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for students. Callan Theatre.


Friday, Oct. 15


4 p.m. — Catholic University will dedicate the new Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, which opened Sept. 7, 2004, in the former north dining hall, and now the home of Student Health Services. The late Eugene Kane, for whom the center is named, was a longtime  member of Catholic University’s Board of Trustees. Members of his family will be on hand for the dedication, which is open to the public. Fitness Center.


4 p.m.Giancarlo Giannini, winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Milan Film Festival in 2002, will join participants in the 2004 Washington, Italia Film and Music Festival, for a conversation titled “Introducing Today’s Italian Cinema.” Giannini has won acclaim for a series of starring roles in movies by directors like Lina Wertmuller who cast him in “Swept Away” (1975) and “The Seduction of Mimi” (1974). The CUA event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.


Saturday, Oct. 16


8 a.m. — The university will host the Family Weekend Fitness 5K for CUA Women’s Lacrosse Coach Suzanne Mackay, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this year. The fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research and patient aid is open to all. Participants will walk/run around CUA athletic fields. DuFour Center.


5:15 p.m. — Family Weekend Liturgy, Dedication and Ring Blessing.  This annual Mass and ceremony will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Upper Church.



For additional information about Family Weekend, contact the Office of the University Center, Student Programs and Events at 202-319-5291 or e-mail: cua-campus-programs@cua.edu.







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