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November 25 to December 1, 2002

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Monday, Nov. 25
1 p.m., Associate Professor Diane Bunce presents "The Chemistry of Your Thanksgiving Dinner," a demonstration in which she addresses questions such as how a turkey timer operates, why muffins rise and how antacids work. The event is open to the public. The presentation will be available online at this site. Rice Auditorium, Maloney Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5385.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers directed by Professor Leo Nestor. The event is free and open to the public. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., The CUA Bookstore hosts an appreciation event for faculty and staff. Special discounts and complimentary refreshments will be provided. From noon to 2 p.m. John K. White, professor of politics, will sign copies of his new book, "The Values Divide," in the bookstore. For more information, contact Barbara Hoy at 202-319-5232.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Dec. 4
5:30 p.m., Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., professor of church history at St. Meinrad Seminary, will receive the Johannes Quasten Medal and deliver a lecture on "Opening the Doors of History: Black Catholics in America and a Forgotten Past." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Friday, Dec. 6
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette fall lecture series with "Realistically Speaking: How Science Fumbles, and Sometimes Forges, Ahead," presented by Susan Haack of the University of Miami. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

5:15 p.m., CUA holds the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings, prayers and a reflection by the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M. Cookies and cider will be provided. McMahon Circle. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations hosts its annual Alumni Christmas Reception. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or cua-alumni@cua.edu. R.s.v.p. by Nov. 26.

8 p.m., the annual Christmas concert will feature the Choir of the Basilica directed by Peter Latona, and the CUA Chorus and Symphony conducted by Professor Leo Nestor. Donations will be collected for the Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Dec. 8
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers, conducted by Leo Nestor. The event is free and open to the public. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Monday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., the Freshman Musical Theater Showcase will be directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend. The event is free and open to the public. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
7 p.m., the Sophomore and Junior Musical Theater Showcase will be directed by Ellwood Annaheim and Maureen Codelka. The event is free and open to the public. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Announcements
AIDS Awareness Week
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Dec. 2-8 is CUA's first AIDS Awareness Week. Members of the university community are invited to participate in the following events:

Dec. 2-6, AIDS ribbons will be offered during mealtimes for a donation of $2. All proceeds will benefit Camp Heartland, a camp for kids affected by HIV-AIDS. University Center East foyer.

Dec. 3, a Mass in remembrance of all those affected by AIDS will be held at 8 p.m. The House, Caldwell Hall.

Dec. 8, prayer cards for those affected by AIDS will be distributed at Sunday Mass.

For more information, contact Sasha Fles at 00fles@cua.edu or Carolyn Rosenberger at CJ181@aol.com.

Christmas Shoe Drive
The Guild of Catholic Lawyers, the CUA Student Bar Association and Delta Theta Phi sponsor their second annual Christmas Shoe Drive for the children at St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Last year's drive was a great success, raising $2,500. Send in your donation by Friday, Dec. 20, so that these children may have a pair of new shoes on Christmas morning.

Contributions (checks made payable to St. Ann's or gift certificates to local shoe stores such as PayLess, Sears, etc.) should be sent to the Columbus School of Law's Office of Student Life and Special Events, Room 341. For further information, contact Joan Vorrasi at 202-319-6126 or vorrasi@law.edu.

CRUX Submissions Call
CRUX, a CUA literary magazine, announces its first call for submissions. All genres are welcome. CRUX is open to the entire CUA community. Submissions can be dropped off at the University Center East Main Lounge information desk or e-mailed to cua-crux@cua.edu. Paper submissions should be in Times New Roman font and stapled. The submission deadline is Monday, Nov. 25.

Immigrant Registration
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has expanded its registration requirements to include nonimmigrant males aged 16 and older from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Libya. Men from these countries who entered the United States prior to Sept. 11, 2002, must report by Dec. 16 to the local INS office to register. Individuals subject to these requirements who fail to register by this date will be considered illegally present in the United States.

These requirements apply only to individuals from these five countries who are considered to be nonimmigrants in the United States, and do not apply to naturalized citizens, permanent residents, individuals granted asylum or those who have applied for asylum prior to Nov. 6, 2002.
For more information, call the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 202-319-5618, or visit this site.

Power Outages
The following power outages are scheduled between Nov. 25 and Jan. 3:

Monday, Nov. 25, 7-8 a.m., Campus wide (except C.V., Hannan, Law, LCI, North D.H., Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court and Millennium)

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7-8 a.m., Campus wide (except C.V., Hannan, Law, LCI, North D.H., Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court and Millennium)

Monday, Dec. 2, 8-8:45 a.m., Flather, Regan, St. Vincent's, Ryan, North D.H. and Grounds

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-9 a.m., LCI

Monday, Dec. 16, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Village

Thursday, Dec. 26, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Power Plant, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco and McCarthy.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 7-7:30 a.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke

Friday, Dec. 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke

Monday, Dec. 30, 7 a.m.-noon, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant.

Monday, Dec. 30, 7-7:30 a.m., University Center, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., University Center, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman

Thursday, Jan. 2, 7-11 a.m., Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's, North Dining Hall and Grounds

Thursday, Jan. 2, momentary outages throughout the day, LCI, Law, Millennium, C.V., Hannan, Power Plant, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Gowan, McCort Ward, Nursing-Biology, Crough, Maloney and Pangborn

Friday, Jan. 3, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Hannan, C.V., Millennium, LCI and Law

Health & Safety
Preparing for Winter Driving
The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving. Now is the time to have your mechanic inspect your vehicle and check the following important items: battery, antifreeze, wipers, lights, heater, brakes, defroster, oil level and tire treads. Keep a windshield scraper for ice and snow removal in your car and try to have at least a half tank of gas at all times. When taking long trips, listen to the radio to check on road conditions, try to drive during daylight hours, and travel with a companion. Finally, keep some type of winter car kit in your vehicle. It should include a flashlight, batteries, blanket, bag of sand and booster cables. For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865 or check the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site at www.fema.gov.



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