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Patricia Andrasik, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, and nursing student Maddie Buday were quoted in a Sept. 19 Infozine article about preparations for Pope Francis's visit.

Francis Frenzy Touches Students Regardless of Faith

From: Infozine
Date: Sept. 19, 2015
Author: Jessica Pereda

On the Catholic University of America’s campus, metal barricades and scaffolding clash with the gothic-style buildings and students studying on the lawn, enjoying a hot September day. Yet, students are buzzing with excitement about Pope Francis’ visit to campus Wednesday.

“The general feeling is excitement. So yeah, there are fences everywhere, and it kind of takes more time to get to class, but that doesn’t take away from what is happening Wednesday,” Maddie Buday, 21, of Kalamazoo, Mich., a nursing student and volunteer for the event, said.

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In addition, the university conducted what Patricia Andrasik, assistant professor in the school of architecture and planning, called a “charrette” — a collaborative session to quickly generate a design solution for the temporary altar and a chair the pope will use during the Mass. While the contest was open to all university students, three students from the architecture school won.

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