The View from the Top
CUA Cardinals Football falls to Bridgewater College
The Catholic University Cardinal’s Football Team closed the regular season with a tough loss to the Bridgewater College Eagles 37-26. However, quarterback, #12 Keith Ricca, had a terrific game being sacked only once and surpassing the 11,000 career passing yards mark early on in the game.
The Cardinals will play the John Hopkins University Blue Jays in the ECAC Southeast Bowl this coming Saturday (11/22/2008) at Noon in Baltimore, MD. (Read the CUA Press Release)
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CUA @ The Landmark Conference Finals
CUA’s Field Hockey and Women’s Soccer teams went into the Landmark Conference Finals on Saturday with top conference records; however despite valiant attempts, by both teams, the day proved to be a disappointing one for all, as both teams lost in overtime late Saturday afternoon. To read more about the games and both teams, visit the CUA Cardinals website.
CUA Women’s Soccer vs. Scranton last Wednesday
CUA Field Hockey vs. Juniata on Saturday at the Landmark Conference Final
Students perform a Rendition of Sweeney Todd
Throughout this weekend Students of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University will be performing a rendition of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece musical thriller tells the tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
To see all the pictures of the show, click here. Cast and Crew details are listed below.
Show Dates: October 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26
Director: Jane Pesci-Townsend
Music Director: Gabe Mangiante
Conductor: Tom Pedersen
Assistant Director: Walter Ware
Stage Manger: Mary Beth Luckenbaugh
Assistant Stage Managers: Anne Chriszt, Evan Cucciniello, Beth Rothschild and Lara Zinn
Scenic Design: Tom Donahue
Costume Design: Eleanor Dicks
Lighting Design: Ayun Fedorcha
Props Mistress: MaryLee Adams
Sweeney Todd: Phil Cooke
Mrs. Lovett: Danielle Kerlin
Anthony Hope: Gannon O’Brien
Johanna: Christine Menna
Beggar Woman: Danielle Larmett
Judge Turpin: Dan Essig
Beadle Bamford: Andrew Halpin
Tobias: PJ Schweizer
Pirelli: Patrick Guetti
Jonas Fogg: Danny Love
Ensemble: Montana Brown, Paige Felix, Marian Hensler, Kaitlin Hitchings, Elizabeth Markofski, Kaitlyn Patterson, Mark Chandler, Patrick Craigin, Mike Gigante, Matthew Wojtal, Chad Zimlich
The Arizona Cardinals Practice at CUA
Working out a deal with Catholic University, the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals football team have been practicing at CUA’s Cardinal Stadium since their game against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. The professional football team, using both the Athletic Center and the football field, are preparing for their game against the New York Jets this upcoming weekend.
Today, members of the CUA Cardinal’s Football Team were able to meet members of the Arizona team.
Pictures from the Sky – The Basilica
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to go take pictures from the top of the Knights of Columbus Tower, of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, for the CUA Yearbook. The Basilica rising up 32 floors or 329 feet is considered the tallest building and the 2nd tallest structure in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument is the tallest structure, but can not be considered a building, as it doesn’t have successive floors that can be occupied.
The pictures did not come out as good as I would have liked, especially the far away shots, such as the Capital and the Washington Monument. It was very hazy the day I went up, but you take what you can get. I’ll be going up again next week to take pictures at sunset/nighttime, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some good shots then. I’ve included some of the pictures I took from the top, as well as some from the trip up and back down the tower.
CUA Remembers 9/11
About 500 CUA students gathered on the front lawn of the Pryzbyla Center to honor the lives lost 7 years ago on 9/11/2001.
“After year 5, I thought interest would fade, obviously it didn’t. When we didn’t plan anything that year, they did it themselves, in the back of Spellman Hall on the Rugby practice field,. There is always a significant crowd.” — Rev. Bob Schlageter (Read More).
“‘It’s a day we try not to remember, but it’s a day we will never forget,’ said Joe St. George, chairman of the College Democrats.” — From The Tower Newspaper at CUA.
CUA Men’s Soccer takes down the Shenandoah Hornets
From CUA Athletics:
“WASHINGTON- The Catholic University of America’s men’s soccer team defeated Shenandoah Thursday afternoon by a score of 2-1, improving their record to 4-1 on the year. Junior Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) tallied his third goal and second assist of the season, while teammate Brian Pappas (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) added his first goal on the year…” Read the full story here.
Papal Visit: Pope Benedict XVI Speaks at CUA
On Thursday, April 17th, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI came to The Catholic University of America to speak to leaders in Catholic Education and representatives of the university. View the full album here.