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November 5, 2004
Helping Patients Die a ‘Good Death’
A previously combative deathbed patient was able to die in peace while being sung to.  A cancer victim who wouldn’t eat anything found restful sleep and then ordered a big meal after listening to a harpist play.  CUA artist- and clinician-in-residence Therese Schroeder-Sheker has pioneered the international profession of music-thanatology, the physical and spiritual care of the dying through “prescriptive music.” See story.

From the President's Desk


Father O'Connell reviews a busy October and previews significant upcoming events. See the president's column.

Their Reasons for the Season
Looking forward to Thanksgiving Day, four faculty and staff write from the heart about what they are thankful for. See story.
W. Michael Hendricks:
Boosting CUA Enrollment

While he was dean of admissions at Widener University in Chester, Pa., freshman applications to the school increased by 45 percent and freshman class enrollment rose by 30 percent — to the highest levels in Widener’s history. Now CUA’s vice president of enrollment management, Hendricks aims to boost admissions at Catholic University.
 See story.

CUA Purchases Historic Orange Bowl Football

Worn, cracked and seemingly gasping for its last breath of air, it has the look of an old punching bag with laces stitched on top.  But etched in black ink, just above the Spalding insignia, are the words “Catholic University — Orange Bowl Champions, 1936.” See story.

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