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October, 2019

"CUA On the Move"
With the holidays – and their associated food and festivities –  on the way, CUA's "fitness czar" is launching a new initiative to help the campus community get and stay in shape. Read about some of the ways CUA staff and faculty keep moving in the first of a three-part series about exercise opportunities on campus.
See story.

Training Theologians to Teach
With help from a new $70,000 grant, the School of Theology and Religious Studies is offering specialized training sessions for its graduate students, offering instruction and individual coaching on how to improve their teaching methods. The program benefits undergraduate students as well as graduate scholars headed for a career in the classroom. See story.

The Man Calling the Plays

for Cardinal Athletics

Michael Allen, CUA's new athletic director, earned his Ph.D. in the sociology of sports. He's made a study of how athletics can help foster scholastic achievement. Read about his goals for the Cardinals in coming months. See story.

Father O'Connell writes about October and November events on campus and calls attention to recent off-campus crimes. See the president's column.

Some New Faces and Some Familiar Ones:

Recent Changes in Key Positions
The university has hired or promoted 14 employees for key positions at CUA. More than half have joined the university within the last few months. Learn more about them and their roles. See story.

Christmas Concert for

Charity Set for Dec. 2

This year's
17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, will benefit SOAR (Save Our Aging Religious), a group dedicated to securing the future for elderly members of Catholic religious congregations in the United States. Details on the concert will be posted at in mid-November.

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