Welcome class of 2012!

The signs are all here: students wandering around aimlessly, the crisp fall air infilitrating and registration lines a mile long.

But don't despair!

School promises a lot of fun activities, new friends and new experiences.

CUC wants to help make sure you are having the best school year experience possible. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, PLEASE e-mail us at enroll[at]cuc[dot]edu.

See ya at finals!

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The Screwtape Letters

See The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis on stage at the Shakespeare Theatre until May 18.

Showing times are as follows:

8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays
4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays
3 p.m. Sundays

Tickets start at $29.

Go here for more information.

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Attend the Annual Greek Festival held at the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Washington, DC.

If for no other reason, go for the delicious Greek food and delicacies.

The festival will be held May 16, 17 and 18 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. each day.

The Saint Sophia Cathedral is located about one block from the National Cathedral

For more information, click here.

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Joint Service Air Show

On May 17-18, the annual Joint Service Open House Air Show will take place at Andrews Air Force Base.

Admission and parking are free!

You must park for this event at FedEx Field (which will have shuttle service to the base) or at the Branch Avenue Metro Station.

Go here for more information.

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The 48 Hour Film Project is a competition where local filmmakers have 48 hours to complete a movie. The audience then judges for the best film.

Do you want to be a part of the Washington, D.C. audience?

Head to the American Film Institute Silver Theatre (in downtown Silver Spring, on Colesville Road) between until May 9. Screenings run at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.

For more information, go here.

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For only two more days, you can view "The Sartorialist" exhibit at the Adamson Gallery.

The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, has changed the face of fashion blogging, as he captures inspiring street style and places the photos on his blog.

Visit The Sartorialist blog here.

The gallery features about 45 of Schuman's color photographs directly from the blog.

Directions to the Adamson Gallery

1515 14 th Street NW Suite 202
Washington DC 20005

From Dupont Metro stop on the Red line, take P St. off the circle East to 14th. Near the corner of 14th & P NW.

gallery hours:
Tu-F, 11:30-5:00
Sa, 12:00-5:00

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Bored this Sunday before finals? Go to Eastern Market.

Eastern Market was built in 1873 and is one of the very few public markets left in the DC area. There is fresh produce and food, flowers, baked goods, meat, cheese and other products.

On Sundays, there is also a flea market in addition to the farmer's market products.
Here are the hours:

South Hall: Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Flea Market: Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Market: Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Farmers' Line: Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit easternmarket.net.

You can access Eastern Market directly from the MetroRail Green/Orange Line.

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The National Cherry Blossom Parade is a must-see event. Free to the public (or you can reserve $15 grandstand tickets), this is the "Rose Bowl" parade for D.C.

The parade is this Saturday, April 12, 2008.

Featured entertainers this year include:

  • Disney Channel star Keke Palmer
  • Ugly Betty star Mark Indelicato
  • American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson
  • Miss America 2008, Kristen Haglund
  • Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008, Caitlin Brunell
  • Local high school marching bands
  • Dancing and drumming teams from Japan and the United States
  • Cherry blossom queens from the U.S. and Japan
  • Giant balloons, floats, horses, antique cars, clowns and mascots
  • ...and more!
Click here for grandstand tickets or more information.

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See the Tamagawa University Dance Ensemble at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage this Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m.

It is a free event.

It is described as a, "colorful program of new and traditional Okinawan dances with extravagant costumes and sets. Part of the Cherry Blossom Festival."

Take the MetroRail's red line to the Foggy Bottom/GWU station to get to the Kennedy Center.

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8, see two notable vocal soloists on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in a free concert.

The concert starts at 6 p.m. in the Millennium Stage.

To get to the Kennedy Center via MetroRail, take the red line to Foggy Bottom/GWU. Once you are on the street, there is a free shuttle stop directly ahead that runs from the Foggy Bottom station to the Kennedy Center about every 15 minutes.


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Come to the Columbia Union College Commons on Sunday, April 13, 2008, for the annual Tastes of Takoma festival.

The festival features food, live music, children's entertainment and community vendors. Washington Adventist Hospital will be providing screenings and free information to the public. This year's event will also feature a rock-climbing wall and other exciting activities.

Per tradition, the CUC Acro-Airs gymnastics team will perform free shows for the public at various times throughout the day.

Tastes of Takoma runs from noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine, this Sunday.

Don't miss this free event! See you there!

Tastes of Takoma is organized by students of the CUC Communication and Journalism Department. Dr. Barry Casey is the faculty sponsor for the event.

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CUC Baseball Game Today

Don't miss the CUC Pioneer Baseball team play East Stroudsburg University today at 12:00 p.m., noon.

Directions to Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Park, where the team plays, are here.

Go Pioneers!

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The Department of Religion will be hosting the annual G. Arthur Keough Lecture Series April 11 at 6:30 p.m. and April 12 at 3:30 p.m.

The lectures will take place in the H. M. S. Richards Hall Chapel, in the basement of Richards Hall, next to Sligo Church on Flower Avenue.

This year's lectures feature the theme of “Understanding Other Faiths Among Monotheistic Religions Islam and Judaism."

Professors Dr. M. Imad Damaj and Dr. Jack Spiro from Virginia Commonwealth University will be presenting.

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Meet Jodi Picoult - Bestselling Author

Meet Jodi Picoult, a New York Times best-selling author, at the Falls Church Borders Bookstore on March 15, 2008.

She'll be there to discuss her new novel "Change of Heart."

Here's a Publisher's Weekly review of "Change of Heart."

Picoult bangs out another ripped-from-the-zeitgeist winner, this time examining a condemned inmate's desire to be an organ donor. Freelance carpenter Shay Bourne was sentenced to death for killing a little girl, Elizabeth Nealon, and her cop stepfather. Eleven years after the murders, Elizabeth's sister, Claire, needs a heart transplant, and Shay volunteers, which complicates the state's execution plans. Meanwhile, death row has been the scene of some odd events since Shay's arrival—an AIDS victim goes into remission, an inmate's pet bird dies and is brought back to life, wine flows from the water faucets. The author brings other compelling elements to an already complex plot line: the priest who serves as Shay's spiritual adviser was on the jury that sentenced him; Shay's ACLU representative, Maggie Bloom, balances her professional moxie with her negative self-image and difficult relationship with her mother. Picoult moves the story along with lively debates about prisoner rights and religion, while plumbing the depths of mother-daughter relationships and examining the literal and metaphorical meanings of having heart. The point-of-view switches are abrupt, but this is a small flaw in an impressive book. 1,000,000-million copy first printing.(Mar.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Check out the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, Md. through March 8 to see a collection of some of the finest photography in the area. There is nearby parking, and the Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Here are some of the other winning entries. The horse-featured photo at the top left won second place.

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Join the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance for a free concert this Saturday night, March 8, at 6 p.m.

The concert will be held in the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. For more information, click here or call 202-467-4600.

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