The Catholic University of America

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) E-Announcements (Vol. 7, No. 11)

 

In this e-mail you will find: 

(Please scroll down for complete announcements) 

 

1) Fall 2010 Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines

2) Senior Audits for Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students

3) Spring 2011 Registration Underway!

4) Announcing: Smarthinking  - Online Tutoring!

5) MSPS Federal Employment Seminar - Presentation Available Online!

6) Discovery Communications Internship Info Session 11/9/10

7) Veteran Appreciation Dessert and Coffee Hour 11/10/10

8) Veterans’ Day Program: Faith on the Front Lines 11/11/10

9) CUA Launching a Student Veterans Organization!

10) Job Search Crash Course 11/11/10

11) Academic Workshop: The Ins and Outs of Documenting and Citing Sources in Your Academic Writing 11/16/10

12) Academic Workshop: How to Write a Successful College Paper (Part 2)”  (Paper Writing) 11/18/10

13) MSPS Holiday Reception 11/19/10

14) Academic Workshop: “Keep your eyes on the Prize!”  (Preparing for Finals and The Final Sprint) 12/2/10

15) Fall 2010 Term Paper Clinic 12/7/10

16) Academic Workshop: “Keep your eyes on the Prize!”  (Encore) 12/9/10

17) Academic Workshop: “Be Successful, Thrive Under Pressure!”  (Stress and Test Anxiety) 12/12/10

18) Flu Vaccine Available at CUA Health Services

19) Diploma Application Deadline for Fall 2010 Graduates: 1/3/11

20) CUA Class Ring Information

21) Join the MSPS Group on “LinkedIn” and Get Connected! Job Opportunities Posted!

22) CUA Writing Center Announcements

23) CUA Center for Academic Success Announcements

24) CUA Career Services Announcements

25) Cardinal Mail Forwarding Information

26) Have You Been to MSPS’s ONLINE Student Development Resource Center?

27) Academic Announcements – Important Degree Requirement Information

28) Local Career Fairs/Open Houses/Career Opportunities

29) Free Computer Classes at DC’s MLK, Jr. Memorial Library

30) Scholarship Information

31) Federal/State/Local Financial Aid Information

32) Students Please Use CardinalPay – Paper bills not issued

33) Medical Insurance Enrollment and Waiver Information for CUA Students

34) Immunization Records Requirement for Students under the age of 26.

35) Graduation Information/Resources - SENIORS: PLEASE READ
36) CLEP and DSST Test Dates

 

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1) Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines for standard and accelerated Fall 2010 courses: http://metro.cua.edu/courses/index.cfm

 

Please note that the last day to withdraw from standard, full term Fall 2010 courses is Friday, November 12, 2010.

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2) Senior Audits – Degree-Seeking Undergraduate Students

Degree-seeking undergraduates students nearing senior academic status (i.e., 90 credits) are required to complete a senior audit. The senior audit encompasses a full review of your academic record (e.g., courses completed, grades earned, etc.) and presents an opportunity to discuss the remaining courses in your degree program and preparation for graduation. This brief, 30-minute meeting is required. To schedule your audit, please contact Graziella McCarron, MSPS Assistant Dean, via e-mail at pagliarulo-mccarron@cua.edu or phone -- (202) 319-6375 -- as soon as possible. Please note that students may be prohibited from enrolling in future terms until the audit is completed.

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3) Spring 2011 Registration Underway*!

Spring 2011 registration is now underway (and is dependent on your credit count); to confirm the date on which you can enroll based on credit count, please visit http://enrollmentservices.cua.edu/Registration-and-Records/EnrollmentAppointmentSchedule.cfm. The schedule of classes is available at http://metro.cua.edu/courses/schedule.cfm#spring. Please be sure to schedule an advising appointment with your Metropolitan academic advisor. Please call 202-319-5256 to speak with your advisor.

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4) CUA’s Center for Academic Success Announces Smarthinking  - Online Tutoring!

 

SMARTHINKING is a FREE online tutoring service that allows CUA students to address their tutoring needs in a 1-on-1 chat forum.  CUA students can access SMARTHINKING at any time, just by logging in with their Cardinal ID number. Tutors are available in a wide range of MSPS subject areas including Biology, Math, Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Statistics!

 

To get started, please visit: http://success.cua.edu/tutoring/smarthinking.cfm.

For assistance, please contact the CUA Center for Academic Success at http://success.cua.edu; 202-319-5655.

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5) Did you miss the MSPS Federal Employment Seminar on 11/4/10? The presentation is now available online!

On November 4, 2010, Kim Bauhs, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Diversity for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), presented a dynamic and informative session on the types of career options available with the federal government and the key resource for finding these career opportunities: The USAJOBS web portal. USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) is the federal government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information and is now redesigned to be more effective in helping you seek out a host of employment opportunities. 

Ms. Bauhs, a government executive with 26 years of experience in manpower and employment programs and human resource management, shared an “insider’s” perspective on the federal employment job search process while honing in on the tools that make for the most successful search. To view the full presentation, please visit http://metro.cua.edu/metrolink/federalseminar.cfm.

If you have questions about the presentation, please contact Melissa Stevenson (stevenson@cua.edu).

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6) Tuesday, November 9, 2010: Discovery Communications Internship Info Session

 

Are you ready to gain hands-on experience with the leading global real-world media entertainment company? If the answer is yes, consider Discovery Communications Spring 2010 Campus Connections Internship Program!

 

Discovery Communications is proud to offer a program that provides interns with a solid foundation of learning through training and work experience.

Opportunities are available at Discovery’s Silver Spring, MD corporate headquarters in a variety of fields including: Accounting/Finance, Advertising Sales, Communications, Information Technology, Legal, Marketing, Production, and Talent Relations.

 

Interested? Attend the campus Information Session!

 

Date: Tuesday, November 9

Time: 12-1 PM

Location: Pryzbyla Room 321

 

Please register at http://careers.cua.edu. For more information, please contact Career Services at 202-319-5623,

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7) Wednesday, November 10, 2010: Veteran Appreciation Dessert and Coffee Hour

 

CUA’s Metropolitan School of Professional Studies’ (MSPS) hosts a Veteran Appreciate Dessert and Coffee Hour, 5-6:00 p.m., Pangborn Hall 334. Drop by and enjoy coffee/hot cocoa and dessert – all are welcome.

 

For more information, contact MSPS: 202-319-5256.

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8) Thursday, November 11, 2010: Veterans’ Day Lecture: Faith on the Front Lines

Fr. Red Raux shares his experience serving in the Air Force as a Military Chaplain for over 12 years -- including one deployment to Afghanistan and two to Iraq. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch!

 

Location: Pryzbyla Great Room A

Time: 12pm

More info: http://activities.cua.edu/veterans/

 

For a calendar of Veterans’ Day events in Washington, DC, please visit: http://dc.about.com/od/hoildaysseasonalevents/a/VeteransDay.htm.

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9) CUA Launching a Student Veterans Organization!

 

For more information, or to join, please visit: http://activities.cua.edu/veterans.

 

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10) Thursday, November 11, 2010: Job Search Crash Course

 

When?

Thursday, November 11, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where?

Pryzbyla Great Room C

Who?

CUA Alums Lauren Torlone, Betsy Cerulo, and Bernadette Di Rita with Ross Herosian from Sirius XM Radio

 

       How to Find A Job

       Resumes and Cover Letters

       Effective Networking

       Ace the Interview

 

Register at http://careers.cua.edu. For more information, please contact Career Services at 202-319-5623,

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11) Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Academic Integrity at CUA: The Ins and Outs of Documenting and Citing Sources in Your Academic Writing

Presenter, Pr. Kenneth Killiany

5:00pm. – 6:00 p.m., Pangborn 303

The shift from professional to academic writing can sometimes be a challenge. As you prepare final papers, come to this session to learn about the specifics of documentation and citation in academic writing. Make sure your final papers are as terrific as they can be!

 

Questions? Please contact Melissa Stevenson at stevenson@cua.edu.

 

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12) Thursday, November 18, 2010: How to Write a Successful College Paper (Part 2)  (Paper Writing)

Presenter, CUA Center for Academic Success

7:00pm. – 8:00 p.m., Mullen Library

A major part of college will be spent writing papers and responses.  Start the year off on the right note by learning how to construct a university quality paper.  The Center for Academic Success and The Writing Center can help to explain the formats that will help you succeed whenever you research and write – you just need to attend!

 

For more information, please visit: http://success.cua.edu/Workshops.cfm  

 

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13) Friday, November 19, 2010 - MSPS Holiday Reception!

 

You are cordially invited to join MSPS staff, faculty, fellow students, and alumni for the MSPS Holiday Wine & Cheese Reception on Friday, November 19, 2010, 5:30-7:00pm.

 

Location:

The University Club of Washington, DC, University Hall

1135 16th Street, NW

 

Questions or to RSVP, please contact Ms. Toni Khianthalat – Khianthalat@cua.edu. Please join us in your holiday attire!

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14) Thursday, December 2, 2010: “Keep your eyes on the Prize!”  (Preparing for Finals and The Final Sprint)

Presenter, CUA Center for Academic Success

7:00pm. – 8:00 p.m., Pryzbyla 321

It is that time of year again… GO time!  The semester is drawing to a close, and you can see its time to kick it into overdrive for the sprint to the finish line!   You want to be as ready for the final sprint as you can be, and The Center for Academic Success can help you finish the semester strong and with ease.  All you need is to have your race gear ready and a little good coaching from The Center for Academic Success.

 

For more information, please visit: http://success.cua.edu/Workshops.cfm  

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15) Tuesday, December 7, 2010: Fall Term Paper Clinic

 

Get quick, convenient help with your essay. Come to the Fall Paper Clinic in Mullen Library on either day, anytime between 5:00-7:30pm. The Writing Center and Mullen Library will have a team of writing consultants and research experts ready to help. No appointment needed; just walk in. Free and open to all students.

 

More info at www.english.cua.edu/wc.

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16) Thursday, December 9, 2010: “Keep your eyes on the Prize!”  (Encore)

Presenter, CUA Center for Academic Success

7:00pm. – 8:00 p.m., Pryzbyla 327

It is that time of year again… GO time!  The semester is drawing to a close, and you can see its time to kick it into overdrive for the sprint to the finish line!   You want to be as ready for the final sprint as you can be, and The Center for Academic Success can help you finish the semester strong and with ease.  All you need is to have your race gear ready and a little good coaching from The Center for Academic Success.

 

For more information, please visit: http://success.cua.edu/Workshops.cfm  

 

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17) Sunday, December 12, 2010: “Be Successful, Thrive Under Pressure!”  (Stress and Test Anxiety)

Presenter, CUA Center for Academic Success

7:00pm. – 8:00 p.m., Pryzbyla 321

Do you worry about taking tests or feel that stress is overwhelming your life?  The best defense against stress and anxiety is learning how to prevent it when possible, and how to cope when necessary.  This workshop will explain how important it is to values your health and wellness and enjoy your college experience.  Come learn how you can avoid stress and test anxieties, and develop coping strategies for those stressful moments that pop up from time to time.

 

For more information, please visit: http://success.cua.edu/Workshops.cfm  

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18) Flu Vaccine Available at CUA Health Services

FLU VACCINE IS HERE!!!!  DON'T GET CAUGHT WITHOUT IT!!!
If you were not able to get vaccinated during the walk-in clinic, there is vaccine remaining.  Please call 202-319-5744 and make an appointment.  The cost is $25 and will be billed to your Student Account. For more information, please visit:
http://health.cua.edu/.

 

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