The Catholic University of America


Summer Brown Bag Lunch Seminars by Carebridge

We have numerous brown bag lunch seminars taking place this summer brought to you by Carebridge Corporation, CUA’s Employee Assistance Program provider. All lunch seminars will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Please R.s.v.p. by emailing Terry Fletcher at

  • Teambuilding and Positive Communication
    May 27, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321
  • Optimizing Your Time
    June 9, Pryzbyla Center, Room 321
  • Communicating With Different Personalities
    June 17, Hannan Hall, Room 108
  • Stress in Today’s Society: How to Manage Your Thoughts and Optimize Your Time
    June 23, Hannan Hall, Room 108
  • Making Money Work in a Difficult Economy
    July 8, Pryzbyla Center, Room 321
  • Ten Essentials of Work-Life Balance
    July 14, Pryzbyla Center, Room 321
  • Enhancing Your Conflict Resolution Skills at Work
    July 22, Pryzbyla Center, Room 321
  • Organizing Your Workspace
    Aug. 4, Pryzbyla Center, Room 321

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions – A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement information sessions for employees. All sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. The sessions are free, however, an appointment is required. Please call the Meeting Request Center number at 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment for the dates below:

  • Thursday, May 14
  • Thursday, June 11

For sessions conducted in Spanish, please contact Conchy Perez at 214-626-8326 to schedule an appointment for the dates below. All sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331, from 9. a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 20
  • Wednesday, June 17

More information regarding the CUA 403(b) TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan(s) can be found here.

Review Your Paycheck – Please go into the Employee Self Service section of Cardinal Station and review your paycheck.

  1. Name and address – Please submit an Employee Date Form (EDF) to the human resources office if you have moved.
  2. Verify tax withholding – Check your marital status and exemptions for federal and state. You may need new tax forms if you moved. Submitting a change of address does not change your withholding for state taxes. Verify your before-tax and after-tax deductions.
  3. If there are any discrepancies, contact the payroll department for assistance.

Tips for Weathering the Summer Sun – Summer is right around the corner and while some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Overexposure to the sun can cause painful sunburn or heat stroke and lead to more serious health problems such as skin cancer. Most people are not aware that skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most common type of cancer in the United States.

Follow these steps to help you and your family be “sun wise” this summer:

  • Generously apply sunscreen to cover all exposed skin 15 minutes before going outside. Sunscreen should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 and provide broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Make sure to apply every two hours (even on cloudy days) and after swimming or sweating.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Make sure to wear lightweight, light-colored, and breathable clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. When possible, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Check the UV index and seek shade when possible. The UV index forecast is issued daily by the National Weather Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help you plan outdoor activities and prevent sun overexposure. Remember that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. When the sun or heat get unbearable, make sure to seek shade or head indoors.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. Make sure to carry water with you, especially if you are going outside for activities or exercise.
  • Make sure to protect your pets from the sun as well. If you think it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter for your pet. Never leave your dog in the car and keep them hydrated with access to water. Take walks when it’s cooler outside and try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws.