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Stories of Philanthropy
Wanted: Nominations for the Alumni Association Board of Governors
December 15, 2020
The Catholic University of America Alumni Association is seeking to fill at-large positions on our Board of Governors. We encourage nominations from all ethnicities, genders, graduation years, geographic regions, degrees, and industries.
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Giving Tuesday raises funds for Caldwell Chapel renovation, preservation
December 11, 2020
In 2020, thanks to a matching gift made by a donor parent couple, Giving Tuesday focused on only one thing: the restoration and preservation of Caldwell Chapel.
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Navigating this Moment: A Webcast for Catholic University
December 10, 2020
Welcome to 2020 at The Catholic University of America, a year of incredible challenges that have exposed our community's fortitude, resilience, and generosity. In this hour-long special, we shared how Catholic University was navigating this singular moment in its 133-year history.
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Advent: Reflecting on our faith in 2020 with Bishop Burbidge
December 10, 2020
On December 9, we were pleased to rejoice with our community as we looked forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, shared his thoughts on the Advent season.
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Meet the new dean: School of Arts and Sciences
December 09, 2020
We would like to introduce Thomas Smith, M.A. 1988, who returned to the University as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer. This interview was originally conducted for the 1887 Society's monthly newsletter.
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CatholicU Stories of Resiliency with Metro School Alumni
November 19, 2020
This year, resiliency has proven to be a must. During our CUOnline event on November 18, three alumni of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies shared how they overcame difficulties and persevered despite the challenges they faced.
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Thanksgiving Side Dish Cooking Class with Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975
November 16, 2020

Looking for something new to prepare this Thanksgiving? Want to get your family involved in the cooking? Watch as Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975, P ’19, the founder and owner of Busboys & Poets, prepares a vegan vegetable curry that he says “hugs you from

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Our most successful athletics challenge yet
November 13, 2020
In the past two weeks, the University's athletics programs and teams raised $236,475. But this year's challenge was the most successful yet, not because it raised the most money (even though it did) but because 2,327 members of our community rallied in support of our student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff during this difficult time.
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A smashing success for our first-ever virtual Cardinal Weekend
October 30, 2020
The weekend's festivities were a novel experience for all of us, and even though we were physically separated, we felt the strength of the Catholic University community.
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Facebook profile/camera frames and Zoom backgrounds: Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
Share your Cardinal pride with your friends, family, and colleagues! Take a minute to spruce up your Facebook profile, your Facebook camera photos, and your Zoom backgrounds.
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Schedule: Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
See everything the virtual event has to offer with this detailed schedule. Cardinal Weekend 2020 is a new homecoming and reunion experience for the entire Catholic University community.
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Activity Book: Print and Play for Cardinal Weekend 2020
October 21, 2020
Download and print our activity books for adults and children. While you reconnect with friends online, you can try your hand at some fun activities offline: coloring pages, Red's Rad Libs, mazes, crossword puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, and Sudoku.
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Then and Now: Photographs of changes at Catholic University
October 21, 2020
We've paired archival images from the 1970s and 1980s with photographs taken from similar vantage points in October 2020. Compare and contrast how Catholic University looked then with how it looks now!
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Meet the new dean: National Catholic School of Social Service
October 13, 2020
We would like to introduce Jo Ann Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer. This interview was originally conducted for the 1887 Society's monthly newsletter.
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Sica Family Bequeaths $5 million to Catholic University
October 08, 2020
For the past 37 years, Vinny, B.M.E. 1983, and Ellen Sica have been dedicated supporters of Catholic University, generously sharing their time, talent, and treasure. This August, they strengthened their legacy by bequeathing $5 million to the University in support of the School of Engineering and the Cardinal football program.
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CUOnline: The 2020 White House Race and the Impact of the Electoral College
October 07, 2020

On September 30, 2020, we partnered with the School of Arts and Sciences to host a panel discussion. Thomas Smith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, moderated a discussion among three expert faculty members on the role of the electoral college in this

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Meet Meghan Coyne, our Cardinal Weekend chef
October 05, 2020
After earning her B.A. in 2004, Megan Coyne received a certificate of culinary education from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2005, and worked briefly in the Good Housekeeping test kitchen. But then she landed her dream job on an Emmy-winning daytime TV show.
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Youniss Family Makes Transformative Gift to Lacrosse
October 02, 2020
The Cardinal men's and women's lacrosse teams will return to the field stronger than ever thanks to a generous gift from Andy, B.S. 1983, and Mariann Youniss. The Youniss Family Endowed Lacrosse Fund will be split evenly between the two teams.
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“Angels Unawares” – Journey to Catholic University
September 30, 2020
“Angels Unawares,” was intricately sculpted and cast in four tons of bronze by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz. An anonymous patron and Schmalz gifted the piece — based on Hebrews 13:2: “Be welcoming to strangers, many have entertained angels unawares.” — to The Catholic University of America.
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Livestream: Unveiling and Blessing of "Angels Unawares"
September 24, 2020
At 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 27, 2020, join us here for a livestream of the unveiling of Angels Unawares, a new four-ton bronze sculpture on the campus of The Catholic University of America.
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