The Catholic University of America


First Year Students, Faculty, and Staff Gather For Annual Luncheon
to Celebrate a Connected and Supportive Community

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For the ninth year running, first-year law students gathered with faculty members and staff of the Columbus School of Law at an annual luncheon in the Keelty Atrium, a relaxed and informal occasion that provides an opportunity for everyone in the Law School community to get to know one another better.

The group was welcomed with brief remarks from CUA Law Dean Daniel F. Attridge, who reminded the audience that, “Today’s event illustrates our connective community. We are all connected to one another as students, as faculty, and staff with the goal of preparing you, our students, for your careers and for your lives.”

A blessing was provided by Rev. Raymond O'Brien.

Katherine G. Crowley, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, was host for the event. During lunch, trivia questionnaires were distributed among the ables, marking the start of the highlight of the yearly meal. Tables were also told to come up with a creative name.

Students, faculty, and staff were asked questions such as:

In what year did Washington, D.C. become the nation’s capital?  (1790)

As part of Black History Month, we remember Garrett Augustus Morgan, a Cleveland inventor and businessman best known for creating what two inventions? (Gas Mask and Traffic Light)

Which is the largest country in Central America? (Nicaragua)

In the summer of 1969, America stopped distributing $10,000, $5,000, $1,000, and $500 bills. If you still had a $10,000 bill, however, you would have seen a portrait of which Supreme Court Justice? (Salmon P. Chase)

Table 3 (bottom left) won the trivia competition and the winning team name was "The Lenten Lugers" (bottom right).